StarryEyedFrog (Guest review on TripAdvisor)
Go there if you want to come back with a heart full of warm memories and a refreshed mind, body and soul. Go there if you want to experience the country side of the verdant western ghats. Go there if you want to be pampered by loving, simple people. Don't go if you want to remain connected with the world-out-there 24x7. Don't go if you can't do without a commercial plush lifestyle. Don't go if you are looking for a "list of activities and shopping to be done". I visited this Homestay with my friend last week (both ladies in late 50s), in Aug 2015. Nestled in the laps of hills, overlooking lush paddy fields, we had a rejuvenating stay. Amenities : Simple, basic, clean and comfortable Food : Local, simple Malnad food, served with love and enthusiasm. My friend who is settled away from India, was visiting India after a gap of 18 years. She craved for tender coconuts, drumsticks, fresh water fish and more. All this was not immediately available, but our caretaker, Dileep made sure to arrange it for her. Network Connectivity : Away from the main town, you get limited mobile network. Airtel and BSNL works. I didn't have either. Dileep made sure to call up my family back home from his phone and keep them updated. Ever heard of such kindness? Local sight seeing : Dileep took us around to the local waterfalls, ancient temples atop hills, bird spotting, strolls through fields and coffee plantations, leisurely visits to the nearby river. We couldn't have asked for a better navigator. Highly recommended, especially during the rains!
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