Aranyakam Homestay

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₹6,149
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#5 of 30 hotels in Kalpetta
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Aranyakam is a vintage house with 4 deluxe rooms and 2 suites. .From each room one could enjoy the view of our coffee plantation and Chembra mountain . On a walk inside our plantation ,one may spot various bird& butterflies and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains as aranyakam lies amid the rain forests of the western ghats. if interested one even has an option of going fishing in the lakes within the plantation. Some of the neighborhood interests are the Rippon tea factory, a small tribal village . , Kanthanpara water falls is at a walk-able distance of just 5 kms and miles and miles of tea plantations We serve only home cooked Keralan food using vegetables and spices grown organically at Aranyakam
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Breakfast available
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Samshritha wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is set in a sprawling 30 acres area. Magnificently designed, each and every corner of the homestay is a sight to behold. Very spacious and very very well maintained. Excellent service and assistance by people in charge of the place. It felt like home away from home with all the on-demand beverages, juices and food.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All rooms are great. Choice doesn't matter as you won't spend much time in the room.
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Krishi Pandya wrote a review Mar 2023
Mumbai, India2 contributions
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sorry for the Delayed Review! This place is pure & untouched. It’s like one of those places where you go to Unwind & recharge . The space has two people who make your life so very comfortable & easy Mr Jafar & the Chef. Jafar is a very humble kind soul helpful and always ready to take up your requests. We stayed in the wooden House which had one of the most breathtaking view when you wake up . Wanted to meet the owner of this hidden Gem but sadly had to leave the same day they came . Do try the Food by Michel I don’t know if he would be there Working still but had magic in his hands to give the best tastes. They organically grow spices & coffee in-house! Before it gets boring reading such a big review I would recommend you visit this place
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The Restaurant has Timings and don’t operate late night hence do keep packed food like chips n...
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Shashi N wrote a review Mar 2024
Hyderabad District, India20 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had an opportunity to stay at this homestay from 22- 26 Feb. A beautifully restored old "tharavad" (the ancestral home of aristocratic families in Kerala), whose exteriors look untouched but with all modern facilities. The owner Rajesh was available whenever we needed him and had terrific ever smiling staff especially Jaffar, who took care of all our needs. Never heard a no/ not possible, from him. Every meal which we took there, including the complimentary breakfast, was exceptional. Especially the nadan(traditional)cuisine. Rajesh even accompanied us on some of our trips and I had my first off- roading experience in his jeep. Backbreaking, yes, but thoroughly enjoyable. The huge plantation on which the Aranyakam is located had many walking trails, a couple of tree houses, view points etc. And other than the sounds of birds, total silence.

Just the effort put in to make our stay comfortable makes me want to plan for another trip to this homestay sometime down the line.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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LoneStar1710 wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
From past reviews it appears this place might’ve been bustling and lively at one time, but we were very disappointed when we visited in Feb this year. First of all, the sales person who takes your booking is not on the property, and did not coordinate well with the hosts about our arrival or meal requirements etc. We arrived at lunch time, only to be told there was no lunch available! Rajesh was kind enough to drive us into town for a meal, or we might’ve had to wait until dinner time.

The main building looked dusty and unkempt. The rooms smelt musty and the towels were dirty. Bed linen had not been changed. For 4000/- rupees a night, it clearly did not meet expectations! It appears they were short staffed at the time, but then better to shut the place for a few months, rather than let it out in sub-standard conditions. We are not the sort of travellers who are looking for luxury, just basic but clean accommodation, and experiences close to nature. No activities were offered or arranged, like a morning trek or Visit to a tribal village or nature walk or bonfire, nothing.

The hosts are friendly and good people, and the dinner and breakfast were very tasty, but overall the place was unkempt, dusty and not up to standard for the price. Another suggestion would be to let guests serve how much they need (buffet style) rather than serve food on each table, to avoid wastage.

A beautiful location and property, but not well maintained.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Max E wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Aranyakam Homestay is nothing less than a magic place in a beautiful setting with the best and friendliest hosts we have ever met! Rajesh and Jaffar went out of their way to make our stay special. The meals were excellent, freshly prepared at the time of our liking. Our stay a the Hornbill tree hut was truly unforgettable. We look forward to coming back one day!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vikram Chandra wrote a review Nov 2022
Hyderabad, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been here for a day and this was the best stay of our whole trip. The view from our tree house was spectacular. The entrance of the house faces the valley and the sunrise here is worth it. The whole property is green and clean. It also has many scenic spots. It’s the perfect place for anyone who’s looking for mindfulness. A special mention to the host Rajesh, who’s been a wonderful host. He’s very kind and friendly. The food tastes really good. Had a great time here.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rahiman wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I had a day visit Aranyakam two days ago.
‘ In resonance with nature’ is the best narrative for our experience.
Two boys - Jaffer & Peter - are the best ‘combination duo’ to make the guests happy.
Enjoyed every bit walk between the coffee plants; noisy crikets and the cool breeze.

‘Tree houses’ are an Experience!
Promised to return with family 🙂
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Very quiet, serene, oxygen factory!
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Irfan Hussain wrote a review Feb 2021
Mangalore, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed with my wife for two days at Tree house overlooking to valley. Stay was very comfortable. Mr. Rajesh & Zaffer was friendly and welcoming. Property was managed very well & breakfast was awesome. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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keep_r0lling wrote a review Jan 2013
Bengaluru, India13 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were 3 couples with kids (16mo, 2yo and 4mo). We typically prefer home-stays because you get a homely feel, and importantly having a kitchen around helps when traveling with kids.

I had a mixed experience at this place.

First the positives:
The place is really good: it's a 30 acre property, with lots of coffee and spice plantations, and on top of a hill. The tree house is awesome, sadly we were too late to book it.
Just a walk in the property gets you rejuvenated.
The rooms are big and are well equipped. Beds are comfortable.
Moreover, Rajesh was kind enough to take us on a cracking ride in his 4x4 through a narrow, bumpy, steep and very winding trail in the hills. This was arguably the highlight of the stay.

But you cannot really enjoy a holiday when you're constrained by a list of rules! You feel uncomfortable and are under pressure worrying whether you broke any !

Here is an incomprehensive list:
- Dinner needs to be had at 7 pm sharp, and at the dining area only.
- Bathroom linen may not be changed everyday
- You may not take food to your room or to the front porch of the rooms. The only thing you may take along is a cup of tea and some biscuits
- You must eat only what is available, and may not bring anything from other restaurants or sources
- If you do get food from outside (with a prior permission of course), you cannot have it in the rooms, or in the backyard, or in the front porch, or in the dining area! You need to finish it off in the parking area!
- You are expected to go to bed by 10pm
- If you need to use the kitchen to heat milk for your toddler/baby, you got to find a sweet spot when the kitchen is not in use. Dinner time is out of question. Can't use it few hours before dinner because that's when they are cooking dinner, nor for an hour after dinner cuz then they are cleaning up! So finding that sweet spot was very difficult.

Our experience in other home stays were very much in contrary, where the hosts were very accommodating. I mean, what does it take to heat a glass of milk? 2 mins on the gas stove? Unfortunately, they don't have a microwave.

The place is great, the 4x4 ride was awesome, but sadly I won't visit or recommend this place to anyone. What I mentioned above is arguably the most inoffensive way I could have explained our experience.

They have been running this since 2005, which makes me feel, they are not inexperienced folks and have knowingly behaved this way.
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Date of stay: December 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gangapriya wrote a review Jan 2015
Chennai (Madras), India113 contributions50 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Aranyakam for 4 nights and it was an experience that we will cherish forever. The hosts, Neema and Rajesh, make the homestay what it is, with their warmth, hospitality and service. You are in the lap of nature, far from madding crowds and the experience can be rejuvenating to say the least. Amidst coffee bushes and lush forests, you can find the energy to recharge you. Telephone signals are hard to come by, adding to the experience. Food is another highlight of the place - made using home grown ingredients, home cooked and served by the hosts themselves, every meal was a delight. The tree house is an experience in itself - perched at the edge of a gorge and surrounded by lush vegetation, it has all the comforts for modern day living (minus the disturbances). If you are looking to recharge your batteries and connect with nature, head straight to Aranyakam!
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Living in a tree house is quite an experience!
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Krishi Pandya wrote a tip Mar 2023
Mumbai, India2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Restaurant has Timings and don’t operate late night hence do keep packed food like chips n all for those mid night cravings ."
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dileepputhuvattil wrote a tip Nov 2022
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you plan to have dinner or lunch, you need to specify from the limited set of options they give, as they are all prepared after you order"
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Samshritha wrote a tip Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great. Choice doesn't matter as you won't spend much time in the room."
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Rahiman wrote a tip Aug 2021
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very quiet, serene, oxygen factory!"
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sigalreshef wrote a tip Dec 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel19 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in the second floor the big rooms are nicer"
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,833 - ₹6,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aranyakam hotel kalpetta
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaWayanad DistrictKalpetta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aranyakam Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Aranyakam Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) (2.1 km), Kanthanpara Waterfall (2.7 km), and Neelimala View Point (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aranyakam Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aranyakam Homestay?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Aranyakam Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Aranyakam Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aranyakam Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Riders Lounge, Cafe Riders Lounge, and Tharavadu Restaurant 1947.
Are there any historical sites close to Aranyakam Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi (15.0 km).
Does Aranyakam Homestay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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