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Pugmarks Jungle Lodge

Ammani Vayal Karthikulam, Mananthavady 670646 India
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#2 of 25 Speciality lodging in Mananthavady
The Lodge: Nothing could best explain the philosophy at Pugmarks than Byron's lines. Neatly tucked away in a five acre coffee plantation are charming wooden cottage tents and wooden suites; an inviting place to be miles away from anywhere of consequence. Hemmed by the elephant corridor on one side and the thick foliage of the forest on the other, Pugmarks Jungle Lodge is Wayanad’s very own nature retreat, where being amidst nature is just a way of living. Trying to recreate the essence of being close to nature, the five acres of landscaped coffee plantation is adorned with quaint wooden and tented cottages. The lodges have been built utilizing ethnic material and the skill of local craftsmen. Classic hand carved wooden furniture, and custom made beddings, which took our seven craftsmen more than twenty days and modern bath facilities, sum up the accommodation facilities at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge.
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Ammani Vayal Karthikulam, Mananthavady 670646 India
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Prasanth Vasudev wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Pugmark is having such an excellent ambience covered by deep forest on one side and paddy fields on the other side. Trench on the forest boarder ensures high safety.The coffee plantation and the watch tower provide a totally different experience. The food is mostly prepared by a lady at her house adjacent to the resort.A responsible tourism effort by the resort and we get homely Kerala food. The interior of the cottages are extremely good.And finally the lovely hospitality by the staff.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Gopa Varma, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Many thanks for your encouraging feedback. Yes, we try our best to uphold our responsible tourism policy....sharing responsibility with the neighbourhood and growing up together!
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sudr wrote a review Jan 2020
34 contributions16 helpful votes
This cluster of cottages are just right accommodation for a day or two after Mananthawady town enroute to Nagerhole or even Thirunelli temple . Situated right at the edge of the forest this accommodation just fit between a lodge and a resort.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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sanjayvora45 wrote a review Nov 2019
Ahmedabad, India617 contributions89 helpful votes
It's spellbound. My 3 day stay in 1st week of November 2019 with family and friends were amazing. Not a single complaint whatsoever i have faced. Location : On border of Begur Wildlife Sanctuary and Tholpetty wildlife Sanctuary this nice cozy 7-8 cottages hotel is best suited for wildlife lover. From hotel Kuruva Dweep is quite near. Management : Mr. Gopa the owner is based in Bangkok handled my booking, whereas Mr. Shinoj is in charge of the resort. Thanks both of you for your cooperation and making my stay a memorable. Property : Hotel/Jungle Resort having 6-7 cottages and 2 family room on 1st floor near kitchen. It spread over 10 acres in coffee and spice plantation on slope. Watch tower little away from property near elephant corridor is a added charm. However during our stay we didn't seen any elephant nearby. Food : We had a B/F and dinner in their restaurant and food is delicious and widely spread. Rooms : We booked 1st floor family room/Cedar Suites which is large and having sitting balcony outside. Rooms are cosy and nice. Bathroom are neat and clean. Summary : Entire team of resort were supportive and prompt. Thanks Mr. Shinoj for your kindest service and many thanks for your night safari. I will surely recommand those who wish to stay little far from city area and close to nature. Being a frequent traveller I would say Pugmarks really exceeds my expectation in every aspects. I will definately visit once again when time permits.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Cedar Suites on 1st floor is great if you are with family, otherwise every cottages are same and...
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Response from gopavarma, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Excited to see your positive review Sanjay. It is awesome to see that you have already close to 350 reviews under your belt. It is our team's pleasure to make guests happy. Sad to see that you missed the big elephants around...Perhaps, they want you to come back ..! Looking forward to your kind patronage
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Madhavi Menon wrote a review Nov 2019
Mysore District, India18 contributions
Jungle Pugmarks Resort....an idyllic setting nestled in Wayanad is a must do on everyone's list.....away from civilization...amongst the thick canopy of trees ....with an abundance of birds,the Malabar squirrel.The staff is extremely kind and warm...very helpful....along with my friend Margaret ...i had one of the most rejuvenating experiences .... please keep it high on your bucket list....thank you Jungle Pugmarks ...I'll be back
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from gopavarma, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Many thanks for your lovely feedback Ms. Madhavi Menon. Glad to see that you loved the tribal village visit. Hope to see you more often
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balu wrote a review Nov 2019
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A holiday with entirely different experience from all that I had before. Pugmark Jungle lodge @ Wayanad is recommended by my Tour Operator, when I approached him for a holiday requirement. It's is set on the fringes on Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in more than ten acres of wooded land. Mr. Gopa Varna, owner of the property and Mr. Shinoj the manager welcomed us warmly and led us into the spacious and well furnished rooms. Courteous staff, ready to serve without delay was indeed something that delights you on a holiday. We were lucky to watch a herd of Asiatic Wild Elephants from the watch tower in the property. Colorful and pretty Malabar Giant Squirrels can be seen everywhere in the woods. Mr. Varma took us to the Kabini river where we enjoyed an exciting Coracle Ride. Food that was served on the dinner table was so delicious. Altogether this was an exciting and refreshing experience to us. Professional and friendly approach of the staff, personal involvement of Mr. Varma and the serene atmosphere of the property makes it "the place to stay" In Wayand.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from gopavarma, Owner at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Many thanks for your encouraging feedback Balu. Kabini river close by is perhaps, the most envigorating experience you can get. It is the best natural pool one can ever hope for..!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pugmarks Jungle Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kuruvadweep (2.8 km) and Korome Mosque (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Pugmarks Jungle Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pugmarks Jungle Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pugmarks Jungle Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.