Bordering the Kurushumala Ashram estate, this five acres of a private and remote rain forest in Vagamon, Kerala is definitely a travellers paradise.
The property owners Alex and Sunitha have definitely created this place with nature and simplicity in mind. All the guests will be accompanied by some local beings like exotic birds, beetles, fireflies and a sky full of stars which is apt for a stargazing night.
What will you get there?
1. No Electricity.
Well, this place is not for all. Be prepared if you plan to visit this place as there is no electricity and almost no mobile tower and yes, no television so you will be spending all your precious time with nature and nature only. With the sounds of insects and fireflies, one will not need external noises and lights. You will find yourself in the silence so be ready to give up luxury and settle for the essentials here. The nights are spent with stars and the mornings fill you with exotic views of the ‘India’s Little Scotland’.
This property is powered by solar energy, so you should be careful in not wasting power and being mindful.
2. Jeep Off-roading.
Adventure seekers will love this experience. The 45 minutes Jeep trek in the hilly mountain with beautiful greens around will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, bikers and adrenaline seekers. Photographers will find their lens and interest well fed. The jeep ride is a big plus and the reviews from the guests are proof for the exhilarating experience.
Four wheel drive vehicles like SUVs are highly recommended. Also the property manager will arrange a Jeep for you if you can book in advance.
3. Traditional Kerala Food.
The food here cooked by Mohan, the local guy who also is your caretaker with 5-Star rating feather (customer testimonials) on his cap. He cooks authentic Kerala cuisine with all locally grown spices and vegetables, you will know the aroma when you reach this place. The food and place will remind you of your grandmother’s house and her food. He will be staying inside the premises for any quick help.
4. Stone and Bamboo Cottages
There are 3 different stays available in here. English stone cottages is one among. This structure is completely built in hand with the locally available materials by the local people.
Watch this candid video.
Get ready to co-exist with nature’s native dwellers of the place which may include birds, insects, and other flora and fauna. You have to pack your allergy creams and other repellants if needed.
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