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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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swallows2016 wrote a review Nov 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom81 contributions31 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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Anjnee wrote a review Apr 2020
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My mum and I had the most incredible stay in this beautiful place. The hosts and all helpers are friendly welcoming and couldn't do more to make you're stay perfect. The food is perfect. We met so many lovely new people at the lovely open terrace dinners. This place is inspiring and peaceful with all the incredible home grown produce and measures of self sustainability. We cannot wait to come back. Anjnee and Usha
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Dewalokam, Owner at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
Responded 13 Apr 2020
You are most welcome back Anjnee and Usha! We are happy we could inspire you with our sustainable way of life, which is becoming more and relevant today. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay, the food and the atmosphere. We, all the family and staff at Dewalokam, are grateful to you for the kind review. Thank you!
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Patricia S wrote a review Mar 2020
Newent, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed three nights at Dewalokum and loved it. Jose and Sinta were perfect hosts and organised spice, village and farm walks which were all very enjoyable. Our room was good and the facilities excellent including a pool and hammocks by the river. The food was delicious and the evening meal was outside under the stars. Thank you to all the lovely smiley staff for a perfect stay. Trish and Dan.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Dewalokam, Owner at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Dear Trish and Dan, we thank you for the great review! We are happy that you spent three days with us and enjoyed the Spice Walk, Village Walk and the Forest Walk. We are grateful to you for appreciating the food and stay. Thank you!
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Bill_Pomeroy wrote a review Mar 2020
Bromley, United Kingdom47 contributions60 helpful votes
This farmstay is superbly run by Jose and Cinta - and their wonderful team of 21. Everything is of the highest standard, our room was superb and spotlessly clean. The food was amazing and plenty of it! Do attend the cooking class at 6pm. There are activities and a very clean swimming pool - soo good considering the temperature in March in Kerala! There is a warmth and family atmosphere about this place. Most activities and dining are communal- about 14 people when we visited, so you do need to be sociable to maximise your enjoyment. Having said that, during the day, guests can do their own thing if they want. The river is clean enough to swim in. Wifi is good but patchy at times. You will not regret your stay here- it is simply amazing and one of the best we have experienced
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dewalokam, Owner at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you, Dear Bill and Keyna, for finding out our place and including it in your Kerala Tour. We are happy that we could meet some of your expectations, and we thank you for expecting less. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the food and the Cooking Demo. We are grateful to you for the kind review. Thank you!
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Patrick M wrote a review Feb 2020
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom224 contributions192 helpful votes
Jose, the owner of this homestay, tells us this was our fifth visit. It only has ten or eleven rooms and is extremely popular, so – even booking 10 months ahead – there was a limited number of slots where we book ourselves in for three nights! Indeed we juggled pretty much everything else around Dewalokam’s availability. That’s all the more remarkable, given that it’s rather the odd man out on our itineraries. Most of our other favourite haunts are distinctly more luxurious, but this address offers something rarer than luxury. What exactly that is, is hard to define… The rooms are simple, though large, well air-conditioned and well-equipped with all you need including fridges and tea-making equipment. The food is superb and served communally, which means you take the rough with the smooth in terms of company, but we’ve made several friends here. The gardens are lovely, with a nice pool and even more important a lovely, tranquil river to swim in. The tour of the “farm” and spice garden is fascinating (the best of its kind that we’ve known) and the other local escorted walks (all included free of charge) are also a nice low-key way to spend some relaxing days. Borrowing bikes to cycle round the nearby villages was also fun. The staff are all local “amateurs” (no hotel management degrees here!) but everyone – not least the lovely army of smiling ladies who service the rooms – contributes greatly to the sense of gentle well-being. But ultimately, I suppose it’s the warmth and sincerity of the owners’ welcome (even that of their children!) that draws us back more than anything. Over the years we’ve come to see Jose and Sinta as genuine friends, but the care and attentiveness that they show to every new arrival is very special. Go there, if you can get in!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Dewalokam, Owner at Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you, Dear Patrick, for your long, poetic, and honest review. We are grateful to you for including Dewalokam in your Kerala and India Visit in the last 5 years! We keep wondering why guests, like you, keep coming back! There is something “hard to define”. However, we are happy and proud of it. We cannot offer luxury, and we never dream to do it! It is out of reach for us. But we can offer some “warmth and sincerity” and having ‘no hotel management degrees’ help us in that. All our family and the staff are waiting for your visit next year! Thank you!
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PRICE RANGE
US$170 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictKarimannoor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat?
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dewalokam Farmstay Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.