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Mundackal Plantation Home Stay
Ranked #45 of 190 Munnar B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The 'Munnar' address seems to be used to describe almost half the highlands of Kerala. This home stay is nowhere near Munnar but is located around half way between Kochi and the town of Munnar itself, a couple of hours drive from Fort Kochi.

The bedroom was rather basic but clean and air conditioned. This was more than made up however by the geniality of the hosts and the food. Entering the home stay via a large verandah, there is a small room with seats and table followed by a larger room where meals are eaten. Meals are generally eaten with the other guests, so there were usually 6 of us dining together when we stayed.

A wide range of dishes is offered, with vegetables and spices predominantly grown on the plantation. The dishes are both veggie and non-veggie. You will not go hungry as dishes will be replenished if anyone dares to finish one. A couple of sweet dishes is also offered along with water. Tea and coffee are also readily available. 2 bottles of water are provided daily in the bedrooms. If breakfast is not taken due to an early start, then you will be provided with a packed breakfast, but this is no substitute for the real thing.

In the early evening before sunset the host takes guests on a short tour of the plantation, identifying different vegetables and spices. After this the process of producing raw rubber is demonstrated in a small workshop. The rubber is then sold onto suppliers who apparently regard the rubber from here very highly.

Take a torch, as Kerala has 2 daily 30 minute power cuts to save energy, and there is little background lighting. However, this makes for an atmospheric half hour sat on the verandah in darkness trying to spot fireflies.

During the day if staying on site there are a couple of hammocks and use of the verandah. There is no traffic noise to disturb. Altogether a very relaxing experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We spent 2 days and nights at Mundackal with Jose and Daisy and had a fantastic time.
It is such a peaceful place you can't help but relax.
We enjoyed walking around the plantation and found Jose's tour really interesting explaining how rubber is created.
Daisy is a fabulous cook. There was always a great variety of dishes at every meal and each one delicious - the majority of it grown in the plantation.
Wonderful place that I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Lovely house set amongst spices and a rubber plantation. Made very welcome and enjoyed good lunch and dinner. I have to say, it would have been nice if the hosts had eaten with us tho.
The room was a little more basic than I was expecting but fine for a single night.
Overall not quite the cosy guesthouse I’d anticipated but still a comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights with our 2 little children. They felt really at home there. Food is excellent and the (rubber) plantation tour is great. We had a very spacious room, clean and a nice shower room.

The Kodanad Elephant Kraal is nearby and Daisy was so friendly to provide a packed breakfast for us, also the great Bird sanctuary is very close by.

It's remotely located, you need to take the car to visit town.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had three nights at Mundackal Home stay in mid December. Our hosts Jose and Daisy couldn't have made us more welcome or looked after us better. Daisy is, according to our guide in the bird sanctuary, the best cook in India and I can't disagree with him! Jose made sure we visited everything of interest in the area including the bird sanctuary, the local tribal village, a cardamon factory, his own plantation where we learnt about rubber production, and we could have gone to an elephant sanctuary. We also had cooking lesson with Daisy who made sure the recipes she used had ingredients available in the UK. Plantation home stays are a way of seeing India on a personal level that you would never get in a hotel and you leave knowing much more about the people and the way they live their lives.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

A group of 8 fellow travellers visited this rubber plantation, which also offers home stays and cooking classes, in November. We were extremely warmly welcomed and hosted on a tour of the grounds, a cooking class, and served Kerala-style cuisine for lunch by the hosts, Jose and Daisy Mundackal. There aren't too many places on earth which can prepare a robust selection of superb food, literally from their backyard. Their working plantation is located in Kothamangalam, Kerala, about an hour outside Cochin. I highly recommend a visit, for a delightful glimpse into India, present and past. It surely was a highlight of our 14-day tour. Reservations are required.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Martha200
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Really enjoyed our two nights here and can only endorse the glowing comments of other reviewers. Jose and Daisy made us feel really welcome, food was excellent and wonderfully varied - not had banana-flower curry before - and there was lots to do. The bird sanctuary at Thattekkad was very interesting and well worth getting up at first light for, especially since we had the support (and keen eyesight!) of a local guide, but just going around Jose's plantation was also full of little surprises and not to be missed. Home stays are so much better than hotels, and this is one home stay not to be missed!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Althea H
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Additional Information about Mundackal Plantation Home Stay

Address: Munnar | Kathamangalam, Munnar 686698, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #45 of 190 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range: $140 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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