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Sundara Mahal Homestay

P.B. No. 64, Wayanad, Kalpetta India
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#3 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpetta
Sundara Mahal is situated at Kalpetta in Wayanad District of Kerala - India. Set in acres of a Progeny Orchard and Garden this private bungalow now extended the lifestyle and hospitality as a Kerala Govt approved home stay. Sundara Mahal is an exclusive getaway. Cuisine is pure vegetarian. We cook and serve some of the traditional dishes peculiar to Kerala as well as those specialties of Tamil Brahmins.Facilities include large car parks, indoor board games, cricket nets, shuttle badminton, football, air rifles for target shooting, dartboard, big screen TV with DTH, internet, workstation with music and video collection & library.Transport, experienced Guides & Masseurs and Doctors are on call.Sundara Mahal lives up to its name, in its splendid Garden. There is more to this Garden than the manicured Lawns and abundant greenery that meets the eyes on first sight. It is home to a lot more species that its human occupants. The garden is ideal for relaxing with hammocks, garden chairs and swings strategically sited.Sundara Mahal has retained its original architectural features, mostly in teak, mahogany, Malabar rosewood, antique furniture and ambience of a bygone era. Your family will share a gracious life style long forgotten. Through solar panels and energy efficient lighting the carbon footprints our guests leave behind will be minimal. Guests can enjoy the myriad attractions of Wayand. Trekking at Chembra peak or Brahmagiri hills, speed boating at Banasura Dam, picnics at Meenmutty, Soochipara or Kanthanpara water falls, rafting at Kuruva islands, or examine the New Stone Age pictorial scripts at Eddakkal and savour the wildlife at Tholpetty and Muthanga wildlife sanctuaries.You may also enjoy interactions with the owners on lifestyle, history, culture, cuisine, plantations and crafts in the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Family rooms
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English, Hindi
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Sangeetha wrote a review Jan 2021
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Beautifully nestled in the calm picturesque surroundings of Wayanad, is Sundara Mahal Home Stay, situated in Kalpetta,about 82 kms from Calicut Airport. Recommended by cousins who had stayed here earlier, I too had the good fortune of choosing this property for our family holidays . Sundara Mahal comes as an ideal choice of stay for those seeking a break from the hustle bustle of city life and for those who enjoy a grand tryst with nature! This place is a heritage home which has been preserved by the owners and treasured with many wonderful antiques and collectibles of several past generations , giving the visitors a quick glimpse into its rich history. The rooms are very bright, clean and beautifully done, providing an amazing garden view. The bathrooms are also very clean with cold and hot water supplies . They have a large car park, an amazing in-house library, board games for children and a large open ground for outdoor games. One can wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and enjoy the vista of lush green vegetation all around. Mornings can be a great time for nature walks and the sightings of exotic birds and animals would be a real treat for one’s eyes. The later part of the day can be spent in travel , sight -seeing and shopping. Cab services were made available to us upon request. Also while you are here, be ready to be pampered with exemplary hospitality, warmth and attention extended by the hosts.(Prabha Chechi and Murali Ettan). It is said, food is an important aspect of great vacations! Another highlight of this place is that one can enjoy the flavours of authentic Kerala vegetarian cuisines, specially cooked by our hosts with locally grown vegetables. Last but not the least, Sundara Mahal is a home away from home. This place is an ideal getaway for all seasons, for a comfort stay with family or for creative people seeking inspiration. For all the guests arriving at Sundara Mahal, it would be a real privilege to interact with the finest couple (hosts) , listen to their fascinating life experiences and return with renewed enthusiasm, gathering new insights about life and living. You will be awed by their humility , courtesy and outstanding customer service. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Sudheendra M wrote a review Jan 2021
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It was a last minute scheduling for a Christmas holiday from 25-12-2020. A long drive from Bangalore to Wayanad amidst the beauty of nature was soothing. The warm welcome we received on arrival from Prabha and Murali made us to feel that we came to our home from a long journey. The location of Sundara Mahal at Kalpetta is just right. The silent ambience and the chirping of birds at evening and morning hours rejuvenate your mind and body together. The location has got all the facilities one can ask for. Coming to hospitality, Prabha and Murali are so friendly and knowledgeable that it took us less than ten minutes to get adjusted to the new place. The vegetarian food that was served was tasty, healthy and sufficient for everyone in our family. The place is kept very clean and hygienic. Prabha and Murali arranged us a driver ( Kannan ) to go around and visit tourist attractions in Wayanad. Altogether the stay is worth remembering for a long time. Definitely we would visit this place many more times in the future. Special thanks to Prabha and Murali for their care and hospitality of highest order.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 21 Jan 2021
Dear dear Sobha & Sudhindraji....You have been exceedingly kind in your review. We thank you for the same. We would like you to know that we had a good time interacting with you and Chaitra and Prajwal. You were very warm and very vocal in your compliments. Thankful that you choose Sundara Mahal. Do try and come back, as promised, to rest and relax and for Chaitra to do justice to our library.:)
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Tosh wrote a review Jan 2020
Pune, India3 contributions
Truly a best place to be if you are visiting Wayanad. Prabha and Murli has been truly remarkable in reading and understanding their guests. The good vibes and the homely feeling makes one forget all the travel stress and tiredness. We explored wayanad around the time with crowded attractions and nearby tourist points , however no matter how tired and exhausted you are, Sundarmahal has always been rejuvenating and the people around make you feel like home. One of the best feature is the natural environment and food, It's simple, soothing and yet the most unique thing you will miss while leaving this place. Everything showcases the hardwork and dedication laid down by Prabha and team to make their guests comfy and happy!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 11 Jun 2020
Hey Tosh, It was extremely sweet of you to write such a positive review the very next day of your departure. And I am truly sorry to be thanking you after all this while. But be assured you guys are so fondly remembered. You were such fun. Loved your youthful energy and your endearing spirit. Our pleasure totally to have had you all at Sundara Mahal. Thank you.
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Abhishek Purohit wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Best part of our waynad trip was Sunder mahal homestay , We stayed in many homestay before this but this one is best till now.Whenever we go on trip we find it difficult to find Jain food and good ginger tea but in this trip we were not worried for these 2 things as we got very tasty jain food and ginger tea at Sunder mahal and place was perfect for stay. Loved the way Prabha and family take care of our stay. If I visit waynad again the only reason would be to stay in this homestay. Kudos to Prabha and family!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raju Ananthanarayana wrote a review Dec 2019
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Staying in Sundara Mahal is something that cannot be described, it has to be experienced. Prabha and Murali were like family members. We connected with them from the time we saw them greeting us on arrival. We had an instant bonding and that is truly because of the warm nature of both of them to make us feel at home. Every single person in our group enjoyed their company and that just goes to show how good they are able to adjust. Someone coming into your house and making demands is not an easy thing to handle. Whenever we went outside to see any place, the thought on our minds was how soon can we return back to Sundara Mahal home (not homestay). Very unusual of our group since we are the kind who want to maximize any travel vacation. We are a difficult group to handle. In this trip, everyone was so happy and that is only because of our new friends. Food was so good, I was telling everyone there is now lot of pressure at home to keep up to that standard. Authentic home made food with too much of variety. We all were like a big family eating together. We will cherish the personal relationship that we were able to establish. Being with such good people is something that will remove all the stress that we may have. Prabha's mother was a calming influence on all of us. My goal is to get as many of my friends and relatives to experience the hospitality of Prabha and Murali.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from SundaraM30, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Rajuji, you are right....the connect was immediate... come to think of it...we were chatting and laughing all through your stay with us... credits to you and your family to accept whole heartedly all that Sundara Mahal could offer.... you have been vocal in your praises in person and in your review.... can't but feel deeply grateful.... Thank you.
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US$46 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaWayanad DistrictKalpetta
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sundara Mahal Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Chembra Peak (5.2 km), Lakkidi View Point (3.8 km), and Pookot Lake (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include 1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant, The Coffee Grove Restaurant & Resorts - CG - Ala, and Udupi Restaurant.
Does Sundara Mahal Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sundara Mahal Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sundara Mahal Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Sundara Mahal Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi (12.4 km).
Is Sundara Mahal Homestay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.