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Kaivalyam Retreat
Ranked #2 of 180 Munnar B&B and Inns
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“Best Experience Ever”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Evrything from accommodation, location, food and attention to details was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit munnar not just to see it from a tourist's point of view. We spent two days at this place and given the kind of hospitality, would have loved to spend more. I am definitely going back to Kaivalyam.

Room Tip: We stayed one day each in both upper and lower rooms. I think any room is good. You can really trust...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Kaivalyam Retreat is around 5-7 kms and a normal Taxi cant reach the tough terrain we have to travel to this heaven. We were picked up by hotel's jeep from the highway(place close to Tata tea factory) and driven to this place... First look of Kaivalyam made us gasp with sheer pleasure and excitement. Far away from the crowd this property is right inside a spice plantation. the views are spectacular from wherever you see.
The room was huge and impeccably clean, also very tastefully done. The food served is pure vegetarian and super delicious. Dal, roti , sabzi.. all felt as if we were at home...
We opted for a package thing that included stay, breakfast, dinner and a day trip to to visit places in Munnar.
It was a great experience. Just a thought of it makes me nostalgic...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Kaivalyam embodies the spirit of Munnar in its down to earth hospitality, peaceful and contemplative atmosphere. The rooms are cozy and well kept, although for a person used to coir mattresses, the ultra soft ones might take a little getting used to. The food is homely and simple. The place is 6-7 km before the actual city of Munnar and roughly a kilometer down the slope from the main road. They provide a jeep service to and fro, but its a lovey walk as well. I think its a commendable effort by Harish and I wish him good luck.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Universe
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

A breathtaking place, wholesome nutritious food (the phulkas were so good), neat, lofty and spacious rooms, great ambience, in the heart of a dense plantation, and friendly people. We enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend this place for a relaxed peaceful holiday with kids. We wish Harish and his wife all the very best for continued success with this venture and with their aspirations for growth!

Room Tip: All the rooms are wonderful. We had two rooms on the top floor, just awesome!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The retreat is amazingly beautiful. The drive from the main road by jeep to the retreat is superb. There is nothing to complain about. The stay was just magical!! decided to extend by one more extra day :)
Never had i tasted such yummy veg foods.
A big thank you to the hosts, Mrs Anju & Mr Harish. A definite place to stay in Munnar in the future!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

if you wanna stay away frm the rush and spent time in a lovely clam place right in a cardamom plantation. beautiful place and excellent service. Food is excellent (only veg). must place to stay ... Cheers

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I meant to write this review in April after our stay but only got down to it now. Apologies Anju and Harish. Just wanted to thank you both for a wonderful stay and of course for some of the best vegetarian food that I have eaten in India (and I am not easy to please!). Right from the pickup at the airport (by Munisharan) to the drop off at the Taj Kumarakom, everything was managed efficiently and with a big smile. The property itself is very peaceful, the rooms are large and very clean and staff are very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I have already recommended this property to my friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Kaivalyam Retreat
Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kaivalyam Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst a calm and scenic surroundings, the retreat provides a destination for visitors to indulge in learning experience of holistic lifestyle with traditional Yoga and organic way of living and dining. The place is a fusion of rustic external with smooth internal space creating luxurious facilities and natural environment to enjoy and pamper. ... more   less 
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