Sundara Mahal Homestay

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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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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
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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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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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maya P wrote a review 10 Feb
Pune, Maharashtra, India47 contributions54 helpful votes
Sundar, which means beautiful is perfect name for the home and the host. We were a family of four, elderly parents and two middle aged ladies, we stayed for four nights. The host cooked us tasty food, and paid attention to detail in making the stay comfortable to each individual's need. The guests and host share the space, yet the guests get all the privacy we need. There is a big garden and lots of trees in the compound. We had requested Prabha to arrange taxi for pick up and drop from airport and sightseeing. Harshad,our cab driver was a nice bloke and was mindful of the needs of my elderly parents. I strongly recommend this family for any vegetarian family
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Wanderer19457409620 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Excellent stay for 4 days. I went with my wife and were pampered by the hospitality. The hosts (Prabha and Murali) are great people and we could discuss several things of mutual interest. Food was typical Kerala style homemade and was very good. The building is old and lovely and the surroundings are extremely peaceful. The place is on the highway and about 200 meters inside and hence there is absolutely no noise or trace of the highway and vehicles. Pack your bags if you want to have a relaxed holiday in a homestay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Venketesh anna and Vanitha....Honestly, we had a great time conversing about almost everything under the sun. You were friends even before you landed at SM. And Thank you so much for your beautiful review.
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Tour816744 wrote a review Nov 2023
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
From the moment I made the booking, i got followup calls as if from my dear friend advising me about the itenary , good places to eat enroute etx. The quiet environment surrounded by the woods and sound of birds. The open doors which seem so welcoming. The smiling hosts Prabha and Murali are very well read and entertained us by narrating their experiences with different guests. The food also was very good. We truly loved the whole atmosphere. They even provided us with a puja room to perform our daily puja rituals . It was memorable.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Parimala and Ravi....It felt blessed to start ones day listening to the shlokas and watching pure bhakthi. It was a sacred reminder to our roots. Appreciate your preservation of our culture and your lovely review. Thank you.
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Kinnari Desai wrote a review Mar 2023
Mumbai, India1 contribution
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The more than perfect place for a family getaway Sundara Mahal fills your being & soul with an unexplainable happiness !!
Other than being the best homestay, this place gives us much more.....it's a beautiful 112 year old heritage home filled with antiques, collectibles of generations giving us a lovely peek of the rich, ancient history of this place.
Other than this, the natural surroundings are a treat to the sore eyes !! There are nearly 500 varieties of trees, plants & a home to nearly 70 varieties of birds. The early morning chirping of these birds in this quiet serene place are beautiful music to your ears.
The rooms are very very clean & neat with all the facilities in place. We were very happy with the clean bathrooms too !! The car parking space is very large, they have an amazing collection of innumerable books, board games for children & a large ground cum garden for health walks.
The hosts Mrs. Prabha & Mr.Murali are the best couple I have ever come across in my life. Prabha had made me comfortable & became like a lovely friend from the very 1st call when I booked the place. From surprising us with a birthday cake for my son, taking so much care & needs of my 82 year old Mom & my mother-in-law, making the most delicious,fresh ,healthy authentic dishes for breakfast & dinner to booking us cabs for our sightseeing trips, also guiding us in everything to do she has had our hearts 💕 Mr.Murali is a wonderful,warm person ,a pleasure to talk to with his vast knowledge about various topics & such a humorous nature. We were amazed at the garden he has created & tends to with so much love & enthusiasm!!
We had even befriended their cute dog Neo, she is such a gentle darling 🥰
Thanks to both of them our holiday trip at Waynad turned out to be the best ever. Do not miss going to Sundara Mahal....it's a lifetime experience. Beautiful memories to be collected ❤
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Prabha Narayanaswami, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Dear Dear Kinnari....This is such a beautiful feedback…so kind and generous….the warmth you feel is mutual…we are so happy that you found us and chose to stay with us….still glowing in the blessing showered by the elders. So glad that you found the peace you were looking for at SM. Stay blessed.
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GrandTour58218115758 wrote a review Oct 2023
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A simple Google search for pure vegetarian homestay near wayanad led us to Sundar Mahal ... Sundar or Sundara means beauty and true to its name it's s beautiful place with two most beautiful people Prabha n Murali who makes everyone feel at home in their well maintained ancient home. Prabha has an enticing smile which never fades n her energy n way of treating d guests is commendable. Food is delicious, healthy n awesome. Rooms n everything is so well maintained n it was a lovely experience at Sundar Mahal. After visiting we felt one with family n would truly recommend to everyone who's looking for a Lovely place to unwind from routine, tranquil Atmosphere n of course delicious food.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Rashmi and Ramesh,....dinner conversations and your insights about your experiences in different parts of the world was truly enriching...same goes to your perspectives on the issues we face today in modern world....thank you for writing a great review....appreciate you generous words.
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Freedom50416408841 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Greenery around the homestay, the 1950s kind of beautiful house. Humble and smiling hosts. Everything placed tidy and hygiene. Host Murli uncle is abode of knowledge, Praba aunty servers healthy, so much variety of delicious vegetarian food (unlimited rotis and rice for dinner). Grandma will be seen chanting mantras most of the time. Definetly anyone can feel them as family as they are so caring and never let you bored by discussing and guiding in all subjects if we are open up. We definitely miss them all and the stay.💖
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jet34291410615 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Perfect location for a family. Great ambience, with lush greenery around. The food was great and so were the hosts who made sure that we felt comfortable during our stay. All places of interest were nearer to the stay. Ample parking space.Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Everything fine. Just Go!
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 12 Jan 2024
Heartfelt thanks for the gracious words. We do want family like yours visit us and enjoy what we have to offer. It was a pleasure having you home.
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Rohita S wrote a review Dec 2023
Chennai (Madras), India75 contributions32 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at Sundara Mahal! The home is beautiful, loaded with history, filled with art, photographs and other memorabilia, is a veritable library and sits on 6 acres of forest (just 3 km from the main town)! I enjoyed the fresh mountain air, waking up to sounds of the adjacent forest, the Mountain View and star gazing from the beautiful front porch. Prabha and Murali are great hosts. We enjoyed the accommodation, the delicious breakfasts and dinners, prepared to our tastes, the rich conversations, the logistical arrangements and all the patient suggestions on itinerary. Being with Prabha and Murali was like being with family.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Sundara Mahal, Owner at Sundara Mahal Homestay
Responded 25 Dec 2023
Ro....you brought home genuine warmth and affection....we loved the time we spent with you, and your parents Shankerji and Radha akka....your perspectives and insights were so relatable.....Murali and I are so happy that we met you...hope to have you in our lives for ever:)
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Answer from Prabha
Kalpetta, India1 contribution
Hello Sree......at the outset, let me apologise for not responding any earlier.... As for the response to your quiery, if you are travelling by bus from Bangalore, alight at KALPETTA town. Get I to an auto....call me up.....pass the phone to the driver.....will personally direct him to Sundara Mahal. We are hardly 10 mts. From Kalpetta bus stand on the National Highway 212.
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Answer from Prabha
Kalpetta, India1 contribution
If you are traveling by bus, Please get off the bus at Kalpetta town......you get autos at any time of the day and night..... Take the Calicut route.....in about 2.5 kms. You will find Sundara mahal written on a granite wall. The land mark is Wayanad Weigh Bridge.on the left.......we are 2 gates before Wayanad weigh bridge... Easier still, call me up...will guide you home.....😊
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Jet34291410615 wrote a tip Jan 2024
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"Everything fine. Just Go!"
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Akhi wrote a tip Dec 2023
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"If you guys are traveling to Waynad during any Festive season, please rember to pre-book for any tourist places."
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nisha m wrote a tip Nov 2023
Mumbai (Bombay), India2 contributions
"A great place for every age. "
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Phaneesh N wrote a tip Oct 2022
"They offer pure veg food and it can be customised."
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Datta wrote a tip May 2019
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India2 contributions2 helpful votes
"Both rooms are similar"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,240 - ₹2,488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaWayanad DistrictKalpetta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Sundara Mahal Homestay offers airport transportation 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).