Kalarickal Heritage Resort

State Highway 19 Puliyanmala, Idukki 685515 India
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The Bungalow is almost a 100 years old and is situated off Thekkady-Munnar State highway-19, 30 kms from Thekkady and 70 kms from Munnar, Kerala. Surrounded by cardamom plantations, this homestay is a perfect getaway to get closer to nature. A walk in the cardamom plantation with the host,fishing at a nearby pond and bonfire are activities that can be arranged on request.Idukki Dam, Periyar Wildlife reserve, Munnar are some of the tourist attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Game room
Fishing
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Karaoke
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Conference facilities
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Dilip Kurian wrote a review Dec 2020
Kottayam, India17 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sam’s Kalarickal Heritage is a 70 acres property at a fantastic location a few km from the Puliyanmala town near thekkady. The weather was pleasant when we reached in Mid November around noon time. Sam had assured us that enough hygiene safeguards were in place for our stay. The property has a caretaker who took care of our needs.

The lunch was the traditional Kerala meals with an excellent fish fry and curry on the side. After our lunch, the caretaker showed us around the property which has been primarily growing cardamom spices for decades. He showed us around the old bungalow and the adjoining buildings and the history behind it. (The bungalow was built in 1929 by Sam’s great grandfather). He showed us the inside of the vast cardamom store where the cardamom seeds were dried with hot air dryer and stored.

The rooms were quite spacious especially the bathrooms with hot water( Usually the bathrooms of hotel/resort are very small) and were quite well furnished. WiFi is also available.

The cook mentioned that we can have a barbecue grill setup in the night. They have a decent portable music system on which we could play songs and barbeque the chicken in the open grill. The weather in the night is quite pleasant maybe a bit cold but nothing a nice sweater can’t fix. We also played table tennis, Jenga and chess. Cycles are available for kids.

The caretaker took us around the estate and showed us the cardamom plants with their enormous leaves which are more than 6ft tall. We also saw ripe cardamom growing at the bottom of the plants. While walking around, the caretaker mentioned to us to look at the wild boar diggings all around the property. While we didn’t see any wild boars, we could imagine that the estate must be full of them just by looking at the number of diggings we saw around the property.

Breakfast was delicious with tasty dosas and chutney. We left the property after our lunch which was also exceptional.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from sam mathew, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 7 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an extensive review. It was indeed a pleasure to host you and your family. We certainly hope you will be back soon to enjoy the Kalarickal hospitality!!
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knc nair wrote a review Mar 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay is inside a well maintained cardamom plantation off Munnar Kumily road. The host is a wonderful person who takes extra care of all the needs of the guests to make the stay an unforgettable experience. The rooms are large, very clean and well maintained. The factory and plantation visits are highly enjoyable. Food is prepared inhouse in very heigenic conditions. Ideally a couple of days would need to see around and relax but one day also okay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Room Tip: Go for the villa deep inside the plantation if one enjoys solitude in the midst of nature.
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, We are happy to hear about your stay at the property.Thank you for writing back ! Looking forward to host you soon.
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Anuranj M R wrote a review Dec 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally a professional tourist home . Everything was perfectly and neatly arranged whether it is lawn in front of the rooms or the dustbins they provided for putting our food waste, everything has its own discipline. The hospitality of the staff was commendable . We need only 6 rooms and they have got total 8rooms but valuing our privacy they didn't let the 2 rooms to others, so more than money they prioritised the happiness of the customer . If you are about to book this resort don't get hesitated ,go forward and reserve .You will have an overwhelming experience here.

Anuranj M R
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 4 Jan 2023
Thank you dear guest for your valuable feedback and comments. Glad you and your group enjoyed the stay! Looking forward to hosting you again
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Suresh George wrote a review Oct 2022
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a place to hide from the hizz and buzz of the plastic world. Felt like as if I, as a human being, was born again, reviving my natural and basic instincts of shaking hands with my spiritual being after a very long time. What a serene atmosphere! Amidst the fragnance of spices and wild flowers, a haven of living space with elegant aminities and a feel-at-home hospitality. Savored food with such great contentment to my senses, highly hygenic was so comforting. I stumbled across this facility on the net when I was looking for a place to be alone and work on my pulp. Im so greatful that I found this place. I believe it was the divine leading. So very content. The inhouse hosts and the property heads are just fantastically friendly. I will surely plan for a trip to Kalarickal Heritage Bungalow again with my family sometime in the nearest future. Thank you KHB for everything. I would say that KHB is haven of love and taste. I would rate 4.9 1/2 *****
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 30 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback! We are so happy to hear about your experience at the property. Looking forward to host you and your family soon.
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Peter L wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bungalows are lovely and finished to a high standard, the location and plantation are beautiful and peaceful. The food is freshly prepared, delicious and plentiful. The cardamom tour and gift of free spices were a very nice touch The staff are helpful and friendly, in particular Sudhir who made us feel instantly at home.
Thank you for a lovely stay
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback about the property and your stay.Hope to host you again soon
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Robert F wrote a review Feb 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sudhir our host, was superb, nothing was too much for him to ensure we had a great time. Sudhir took us on a tour of the plantation & processing facility & presented us with samples of both black pepper & cardamom seeds. Accommodation was excellent as were the meals on our two night stay, would highly recommend as example of the region & it’s culture. ... excellent location which we wouldn’t hesitate to visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from MerinSam, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time out to write about your experience at the property.We are glad you were looked after well and you enjoyed your stay at the property. Looking forward to hosting again soon.
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Arnaaz I wrote a review May 2022
Mumbai, India15 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband had traveled to kalarickal way back in 2015 with owner sam mathews.
After persistent nagging he made sure i too went. I am very travel sick so was hesitant to make the trek from mumbai to kalarickal..
But but but, for the first time in my life my husband proved right...this place is magical. Absolutely awesome.. nestled among thriving cardamom and pepper plants..i was transported to a diff world. My first outing since covid and leaving the hustle bustle of mumbai city behind..this is exactly what i needed..
Mist rain fog sometimes sunny, we were greeted with a myriad of weather cycles. Just so serene and calm.
We were a grp of 12 girls age 45 yo 60..
The property is so comfortable..huge rooms and super clean bathrooms..the caretaker mr baby.( yes u read it right😀).. mr baby. Every smiling ever helpful. The food so wholesome, not oily, and prepared fresh...
I leave tomo, and i can honestly say..its a sad day for all of us..
Pls promote this place, we have such beauty in our country.. am surprised this hidden gem called kalarickal heritage bunglow isnt booked every day of the year

Arnaaz irani
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 31 May 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful experience at the property! We are so glad that you planned a trip with your besties to our plantation. Looking forward to hosting you'll again.
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YGV wrote a review Feb 2020
Kidlington, United Kingdom71 contributions52 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing 2 night stay here during our tour of Kerala.
Really enjoyed our tour of the plantation on our 1st day and enjoyed a fun BBQ on our 2nd night.
Were made to feel very welcome and taken care of by a fabulous host who really did everything to make our visit a very memorable one.
Were even given a gift of Cardamom and pepper grown on the plantation which we have enjoyed since retiring home.
Totally recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback about your stay at the property.Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday.We look forward to host you again
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Steve W wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real memory. As others have said, Sudhir is the perfect host, such an amusing man. Really puts himself out, if you have a problem he’s the man to help. We left our coats at a previous hotel, Sudhir organised everything and arranged for our coats to be collected and delivered to us. Bungalows were perfect, spacious, well equipped with a very comfortable bed. food was delicious. Sudhir gave us a tour of the plantation in his jeep which was brilliant. We learned a lot.
Thanks for looking after us.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to write back to us.We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay at the property.Looking forward to hosting you soon
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Raghunandan R wrote a review May 2022
Kottayam, India87 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would go with a 5 on 5 rating for our stay experience at Kalarickal Heritage Plantation. This is a cardamom plantation with well appointed cottage type rooms.
The staff were courteous and showed us the plantation and paths that could be easily explored.
We had requested for simple vegetarian food. However, we were in for a big surprise... as we were treated to delicious homely food
Our Children were delighted to find cycles and a play area with carrom board, table tennis...
We intend to come again during holidays....to Kalarickal Plantations.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Merin George, Owner at Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Responded 9 May 2022
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback! We are really pleased to know about your experience at the property. Looking forward to hosting you and your family again.
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davmc50 asked a question Jan 2019
Southport, United Kingdom27 contributions18 helpful votes
Is there any wine or beer available
Answer from Kavita Kadakia
Mumbai, India2 contributions
Hey u can carry ur own booze They all are very helpful people Lovely place
Parul Shah wrote a tip Feb 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep two to three days stay to enjoy the property. "
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Jitendra A wrote a tip Jun 2021
Mumbai, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ample parking"
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knc nair wrote a tip Mar 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the villa deep inside the plantation if one enjoys solitude in the midst of nature."
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Hazel Hayward wrote a tip Dec 2019
Beccles, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There all bungalows"
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jim n wrote a tip Nov 2019
Ecclefechan, United Kingdom50 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"every room is good"
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,503 - ₹4,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictIdukki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalarickal Heritage Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Nearby attractions include Anchuruli Waterfalls (8.0 km), Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam (3.4 km), and Jjk Spices (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kalarickal Heritage Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
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