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“A very calm ,peaceful and enjoyable stay”
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Kaivalyam Retreat
Ranked #1 of 197 Munnar B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

It is located near pallivasal tea factory. location wise the place is excellent, but be aware if you are going by your own car please seek the advice of Mr.Harish,so that they would take care of your car and they would accommodate in a jeep. Rooms are awesome, neat ,tidy. Lot of activities can be planned staying over there. Morning we can go around the cardamon plantations around the resort, same can be guided by proper people and also can be extended hiking till the water falls.

second most and important thing the food they serve is really excellent and awesome. Even though they serve only vegetarian food ,but they have a lot of variety and very tasty. overall a very enjoyable experience and value for money.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The resort is situated at Pallivasal about 7 kms from Munnar. You have travel 1 km away from main road to reach the resort. The road is a concrete road with steep descent. They have a jeep which will take to resort.
We stayed after Tree house which is placed few meters away from the main building. Room was very neat and comfortable and son enjoyed very much. The food provided by them were very delicious and they serve only vegetarian dishes (South Indian and North Indian). The place has a free guided walk through the spice plantation with a guide and he took us all the way down to the fall below (water was less as there was not enough rain in Munnar) .The staff helped arrange transportation for a hike through the tea plantations and even picked up again later and taken back to the hotel.

Overall, experience was very nice and enjoyable.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Kaivalyam Retreat is situated about 8 km out of Munnar town. They have a jeep that meets you on the main road and then takes you on a steep descent into a beautiful setting of gardens and spice plantations away from the bustle and noise. The room we stayed in was clean and the beds were very comfortable. I was not feeling too well when I got there and for a minimal charge, the kitchen prepared kanji (rice porridge) and steamed vegetables. (Thank you Manesh). Having said that, the vegetarian meals I had after my appetite returned were really delicious. There were local dishes as well as dishes from West and North India, all cooked really well. Book early as they can get very busy. We wanted to extend our two night stay but they were fully booked but Mr Harith was nice enough to recommend us alternative accommodation. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is the perfect place for couples who want to spend some time with each other. Its nestled amid the spice plantataion and you are with nature alone. Its a perfectly calm atmosphere with no hustle -bustle of Munnar town . It's on the way to Munaar near pallivasal. From the main road you have to take a diversion of about 1 km steep road which the drivers at the retreat will help you out. There are two tree houses and 8 other rooms. We two couples stayed at the tree house and it was simply superb. The views from the room, the cleaniness, the vegeterian food , the ever helping staff and not to forget Mr. Harish (owner) all made the stay beautiful.I would recommend it to any one who is is going to Munnar with family.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sreeniketh
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Kaivalyam Retreat was the absolute highlight of our trip. A peaceful, quiet place with the best homegrown food, friendly and helpful staff, clean and luxurious rooms and the amazing spice plantation. We stayed for two nights but we wish we could have stayed longer. The place has a free guided walk through the spice plantation with a great guy. He took us all the way down to the lake and we tasted and smelled all the spices on the way. There is also free morning yoga class, which is a great way to really experience the peacefulness of the surroundings. The staff helped arrange transportation to the tea museum one day and another day we were dropped off for a hike through the tea plantations and even picked up again later and taken back to the hotel. Kaivalyam is definitely a place that we will come back to in the future!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We have traveled Munnar for first time and had really great experience with Kaivalyam. I like morning bird songs with yoga session, delicious breakfast till dinner, cleanness of room and offcourse hospitality which we received from every staff. I would like to thank Mr. Harish for making us to experience yoga and find our inner peace. The people who have really tired of traveling and wanted to rest, this is your destination.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is place is Zen, literally. It was the best place we stayed in all of Kerala and we stayed at Taj in Kovalam. The service at Kaivalyam rivaled Taj. Everything about this place is pure perfection. The staff, the locaion on a hill slope, the cleanliness, the serene environment, the spice garden, the food, oh the food, was the best part. The place is built with lots of planning, care and love. Attention to minute detail can be felt and seen as you walk around the resort. The owner Mr. Harish is very knowledgable and down to earth and shared his story on how he decided to build this resort. As soon as you walk in your stress and tiredness are bound to melt away and you get engulfed with peace, calm and serenity. The food is wholesome, healthy and oh so delicious. Best food in all of Kerala, hands down. We will have to stay here for a week next time. I would say though that due to a lot of tall trees, the views are kind of blocked and since this is a yoga retreat, if you have young kids, there is not much to do for them except watch TV. In the future, they might want to think of adding a game room or such for kids as there is nothing outdoors to keep them entertained.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Opposite Workers Recreation Center | Moolakada, Pallivasal Estate, Munnar 685612, India
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Region: 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 #1 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Munnar
Price Range: £63 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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