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Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat

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Thodupuzha, Karimannoor 685581 India
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Dewalokam is a Homestay, a B&B, and a Specialty Lodging all merged into one, in an organic farm, in the deep interiors of Kerala. You are surrounded on all sides by the bountiful nature, and the atmosphere is filled with birdsongs and the sound of water rippling in the river. It is a unique place with no parallels. The river front property, enveloped by the rain forests of Kerala, produces milk and honey, fruits and vegetables, eggs and meat all in a truly organic way. The food, accommodation and the environment make it a true paradise.We offer Yoga, Ayurveda and Cooking Packages.
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Ashleigh7 wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town, South Africa25 contributions15 helpful votes
A truly magical stay with Jose and Sinta. My daughter and I spent 2 nights at soulful Dewalokam. Everything from the delicious food, calming yoga, the wonderful walks and scenery, the quiet clean room and warm people were all just incredible. We loved our school visit too which was so much fun. I've yet to rate anywhere 5 star and I would give Dewalokam 10 out of 5 if I could. Can't wait to go back and send everyone we can there for a memorable stay!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Thank you for the wonderful review. We are grateful to you for appreciating our room, food and the activities we offer. Most welcome back!!
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Rupert M wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions6 helpful votes
Wow ! This is an incredible place to stay in Kerala. Jose and Sinta are magnificent hosts making sure that your time here will stay in the memory for a long time. They are supported by a fabulous team, including Prince. Highlights of our trip include: time with Jose and Sinta and their family, the delicious food cooked by the resident chef - including the best biriani ever, personal cooking lessons, time with the yoga master in the morning doing both yoga and meditation, the guided walk to a local village and time spent talking to kids in the village school, Jose's informative farm tour where we were introduced to cardamom, ginger, chillies, cloves, nutmeg - oh so many exotic spices and vegetables growing organically, as well as being introduced to the farm animals. The farmstay abuts a national reserve which extends to the Western Ghat highlands so you truly are next door to an impenetrable jungle ! A stay here is highly recommended. Thanks a lot, and looking forward to coming back again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Zozotravels wrote a review Nov 2022
North Vancouver, Canada83 contributions54 helpful votes
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Outstanding in every way possible. My daughter and I had the most special time at Dewalokum. We felt and were treated like royalty by every one there. Staff genuinely looked joyful and happy to be working with this delightful family who have clearly poured their hearts and souls into creating such a beautiful space. The free Yoga and local guides village walk was fantastic; some other guests also raved about the cooking demonstration. We absolutely loved the food, they have a first class chef who served up authentic Indian meals with a fresh approach. All in all a superb stay for us.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you Camilla for your kind words! Thank you for appreciating our food and the free activities we offer. You and your daughter daughter brightened up our place for two days! We love guests who appreciate and enjoy Dewalokam. Thank you!
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Saf H wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 2 weeks travelling around Kerala and stayed at some amazing places but Dewalokam really stood out. Jose and Sinta are the most kind and welcoming people. The setting is peaceful and beautiful, the rooms are spotless and lovely (really enjoyed the outdoor showers), staff are super friendly and helpful and the food was the best we tasted during our holiday. This is not a basic homestay, to us it felt like luxury and we would go back in an instant (if only it wasn’t so far away!). Thanks again Jose and Sinta - we loved every minute.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear Safiya, we thank you for your helpful review. Thank you for considering Dewalokam " very special" and different. We don't ever claim that we offer luxury. we offer the luxury of experience, and the luxury of nature! Your review is very special for us. We hope that it will encourage more guests to come and enjoy what we offer! Thank you!
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dorothydalton wrote a review Nov 2022
Harrow, United Kingdom4 helpful votes
If you want to be looked after in a beautiful setting with wonderful food, excellent, friendly service and a range of various activities from learning to milk cows to walks to the village returning by local bus and tuc tuc, go to Dewalokam. You will receive a very warm welcome and personal attention from the hosts, Jose and Sinta. It was the highlight of our visit to Kerala
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Date of stay: October 2022
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We are immensely pleased to know that your experience at Dewalokam was the highlight of your visit to Kerala. All the family and staff at Dewalokam are grateful to you for this wonderful review. Hope it will encourage more guests to come. Thank you!
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עינת ס wrote a review Oct 2022
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The Dewalokam farmstay was an outstanding experience, feeling was that we were hosted by our own family, great knowledge about the plantation, personal cook lessons, meditation and yoga. Fully relaxing natural experience
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Date of stay: October 2022
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We are extremely happy that you felt at home among the family members! We want everyone of our guests to feel like that. We are grateful to you for your excellent review.
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ParisCake wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia4 contributions9 helpful votes
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! After 2 weeks hard travel in north India we finished off our holiday with four days at Dewalokam. Our only regret is we didn’t allow a week. If you are a yoga buff, nature lover, photographer, sustainable traveller, burnout, tired or just want to stay somewhere truly authentic and peaceful in India this place is for you. Jose and Sinta are the most interesting and welcoming hosts, who regularly have returning guests and I can understand why. The staff are the best we encountered in India and were delighted to assist and serve you in any way they could and always with a friendly smile. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the facilities have everything you need including aircon, awesome hot shower pressure and FAST Internet WIFI. Activities are on offer but after the first day we spent all our time gazing at the breathtaking beauty and listening to the forest, I relaxed into a puddle for the first time in years. Two standouts for me was 1) the FOOD, all organic, homegrown and delicious, a set menu but every dietary concern catered for and so plentiful. I wanted to kidnap the Chef and felt fantastic after 3 days of eating such wholesome delicious food. 2) the Ayurveda massages, I have an Ayurvedic doctor in Australia and these were very authentic and wonderfully effective. (Be aware for those unfamiliar with Ayurveda that you will be completely naked for a full body). HIGHLY RECOMMEND for yoga groups and conferences. If you are looking for something authentic, beautiful, nurturing and values driven, expertly managed then this is the place. WE WILL BE BACK!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: This is a place to relax and reconnect. For those seeking thrills and shopping you may find it...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
We are overwhelmed by your review! We are happy that you found Dewalokam quite relaxing. We were a little confused whether you liked our place, because you were not doing much during the four nights stay! Thank you for appreciating our food! All at Dewalokam thank you from the heart of our heart!
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2022
Sennen Cove, United Kingdom36 contributions5 helpful votes
This location turned out to be the gem we had been led to believe. What a facility!! The property is beautiful, and our room was perfect for our 3 night stay. Sinta and Jose have established a wonderful ethos and attitude with their staff that leaves the guests able to personalise their stay to a dream experience. From trips with their knowledgeable team, morning yoga in beautiful gardens, excellent cookery demonstrations and lovely rooms to a fabulous menu - nothing appears too much trouble.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dear Steve and Janet, we all at Dewalokam thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and the activities we offered. Thank you!
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the_yuval wrote a review Oct 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel
The visit in Dewalokam was the highlight of our 1 month India tour. The property is super maintained and reside near a lovely river and endless fields of pineapples, rubber trees, fruits, spices and wild vegetation. The rooms spacious and clean so are the rest of the public areas. The meals the staff cooked (also the cooking lessons) were the best that we experienced in our tour We were exceptionally impressed from the lovely staff and what they did so that we feel good, they did not spare any effort. Jose and Sinta - Thanks for having us in your private paradise. This is something we will never forget.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Yuval, for calling Dewalokam the 'highlight' of your one month tour of India. We re-opened Dewalokam with a lot of apprehensions after 30 months (thanks to COVID), and you were among the first few guests we had after the reopening. You have given us a lot of energy to carry on. We thank you from our heart. Thank You!
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swallows2016 wrote a review Nov 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom83 contributions33 helpful votes
This time last year we were in the final stages of preparations for our visit to Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Most of this trip was to be spent in Tamil Nadu but we had to divert to Kerala so we could stay in our much loved Dewalokam. As ever we had a wonderful five days- the most comfortable and well equipped room with the addition of a Welcome Back runner on the bed, superb and generous food, beautifully served in the open air with candles and lights in the trees. Amazing, included visits out that we have done before but they are always fresh thanks to the staff who lead, Ajil, Prince and Manu. A new one this time as we attended an evening religious festival in a nearby village. So many people all smiling and welcoming and a wonderful atmosphere not to mention the joy of a tuktuk drive, fortunately before and not after dinner. Our lovely always smiling women who look after the rooms and assist us gently through the massage. Fabulous cookery sessions as Sudeesh the chef demonstrates with elegance and charm and makes it all look so so easy. Paul leading early morning magical yoga and of course Jose and Sinta who work tirelessly to make a perfect experience. Writing this really hurts as we were starting to plan a visit that would have begun tomorrow when the pandemic struck. We worry for all the people of Kerala, the Homestay owners, people they employ, the wonderful drivers and the many folk who stop to talk to us and welcome us in Gods own country. Please God that we can visit you again in happier times, love to you all, Jan and Julie
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nearby attractions include Thommankuthu Waterfalls (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.