We stayed in Bamboo Grove for 1 night in Feb 2010. The reason we chose this was it was right outside the Periyar forest reserve. Its promoted by the forest department and we made the booking from the forest department office after we reached there. The place is very basic, but its a variety experience. It is full of vegetation and the huts are cute. Your luggage will be carried in a cart they use in nurseries etc.
Rooms: Very basic. They were clean but mosquitoes were there. There is no AC in the rooms and its not even required in Feb. Infact it got very cold in the night and we had to use the blankets they provided.
Food: There is no restaurant inside. We did not have breakfast since we had to leave early. Its located at a place where there are restaurants closeby.
Service: Non-existent. We had to wait for quite sometime for someone to come and transfer our luggage to the room.
Activity: Forest department arranges for a night stay at Jungle Inn- one room acco inside the forest reserve. I don't see Jungle Inn being covered in Tripadvisor as one of the to-do activities. For someone who loves nature and would want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city life, its a must-do activity. You leave at around 3pm and come back next morning. The room is quite a walk from the main gate. One forest guide will accompany you and he will make basic dinner for you, stay downstairs in one room provided for him. However, I must warn that Jungle Inn has no electricity, no connection to the outside world, make do with candles and rain-harvested water :) but a thousand fire-flies will make your night merry though :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Bamboo grove Package Rs.4000/- •Package inclusions: Accommodation for 2 Pax, trekking, bird watching, complimentary boat ride at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Tribal Dance. •Lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day are included in the package. •Bamboo grove without package Rs.1500/-(accommodation only) for 2 pax. •Starting point: Anavachal •Check in time 12 O' Clock & Check out time 11 am •Bookings are confirmed against 100% payment. Ticket rates do not include Entrance fees. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bamboo Grove Thekkady, Kerala, India