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Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow
Ranked #1 of 14 Idukki B&B and Inns
Wheeling, Illinois
1 review
“Beautiful Escape”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our family of 5 recently visited Munnar and stayed for one night at Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow. It was such a restful, beautiful, and peaceful stay. They place was immaculate, spacious, and well maintained. The grounds were stunning, with breathtaking gardens, lawns and colorful flowers lining every property. The food was really good and the staff was incredible. The staff was on top of everything, serving us with a smile and even anticipating our needs before we mentioned anything ourselves. Our children still say it was the highlight of their trip to India. We only wish our stay was longer!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.Glad that the whole family had a great time at the Bungalow.
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We absolutely loved this place. The grounds were breathtaking, the rooms were nicely appointed and clean, but probably the best part was the service. The meals were all excellently prepared by a very friendly and thoughtful staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the area and looking for a wonderful resort experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We recently stayed here for a family reunion and this place was beyond our expectations. We were visiting India from the U.S. and traveled to many places in Kerala, but this was definitely the best place we stayed. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly, accommodating, and helpful. The food was terrific and the entire property is absolutely beautiful. We had a very large group with several children constantly running around, and the staff handled our demanding requests with great ease and smiles on their faces! We truly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet, restful, and beautiful place to stay while visiting the Munnar area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank You so much for your feedback.We are glad that you had a wonderful experience at the bungalow with your family.
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Chennai
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

A beautiful and homely location with a rich heritage written all over the place. Very pleasent and helpful staff will ensure your comfort. Really tasty ethnic Kerala food. Enjoyed the family getogether we had there and this place is the perfect pick for spending quality time with your family !!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We spent 3 days in May 2013 and what a wonderful 3 days we had. A great getaway if you are looking for peace and quiet. .

The bungalow is steeped in old world charm and well maintained. Clean large rooms and spotless bathrooms.

The caretakers Das and his wife took care of us really well. Food served is simple home cooked, yet very tasty. So if you are travelling with small kids, food is definitely not a problem.

A great place to stay if you are into nature and some old world charm.

Monisha & Suresh G Chari

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow, responded to this review, 25 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank You so much for your valuable feedback.Looking forward to your stay with your family again at the Bungalow.
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Of all the hill stations I have visited in Kerala and Tamilnadu, I had the best time at Kalarickal heritage bungalow. The place is maintained extremely well. You have lots of places to trek in the pristinely maintained cardamom estates. There is a huge pond with humongous fish for some fishing fun.(the fish were extremely smart though :( ) The food at the bungalow was very delicious!!. My friends and I also had a wonderful time barbecuing at the estate.
If you are planing a trip to Munnar, this place is only 70 km's away and you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. I will definitely visit Kalarickal heritage bungalow again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

I was looking for a night stay on my way to Munnar and was interested in typical homestay experience. I saw the Kalarickal heritage details in TA and decided to stay. Thanks to TA and also the Kalarickal Experience. Me and my wife really enjoyed the stay.

The Estate is really beautiful and been managed by Mr. Thankachan and his team. The estate is indeed real close to nature and a testimony of Kerala being a ´Gods own Country´.

I recommend this place for family visits and for those who love being close to nature. There are no points or locations that can be of Tourist interest, but staying here itself help you absorb Munnar-Thekkady in a certain way. The spice plantation tours are also worth experiencing.

My sincere thanks and best wishes to Kalarickal Family and not to forget Mr. Thankachan and Mr. Das who take great care of the guests.

I plan to visit again with my child and entire family again.

Room Tip: The entire set up is great.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Dear Sir,

It was indeed a pleasure for us to host you and your spouse.Thank you for the response and looking forward to hosting you again.
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Property: Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow
Address: off State Highway 19 | Puliyanmala town, Kattapana village, Idukki 685515, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Idukki
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Idukki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bungalow is almost a 100 years old and is situated off Thekkady-Munnar State highway-19, 30 kms from Thekkady and 70 kms from Munnar, Kerala. Surrounded by cardamom plantations, this homestay is a perfect getaway to get closer to nature. A walk in the cardamom plantation with the host,fishing at a nearby pond and bonfire are activities that can be arranged on request.Idukki Dam, Periyar Wildlife reserve, Munnar are some of the tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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