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#37 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
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Indhrivanam is, probably, India's a smallest special place to stay with only one stone cottage suitable for a couple or small family. We are located 10km (6 miles) from Thekkady on 1.5 Acres on the mountain ridge between Kerala and Tamil Nadu; it is a quiet and peaceful location, but ideal for local walks and the traditional tourist activities in the Thekkady/Kumily area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Wifi
Special diet menus
Car hire
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bidet
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Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Danish, German, Norwegian and 1 more
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Emily S wrote a review Nov 2022
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom25 contributions18 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the eco cottage. It’s beautifully and thoughtfully designed to be sensitive to the environment yet still very stylish. Morten made us very welcome and was always available to help and answer our questions. Homemade bread and spreads for breakfast were delicious! Only wish we’d had more time there!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alirose66 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tiptree, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at Indhrivanam and were really pleased with our stay. The cottage was clean and comfortable with WiFi connection, and mosquito net if you want it. It was wonderful to got to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the jungle (birds and insects- nothing dangerous). The vegan breakfast was delicious and I now have a recipe for cashew cream cheese. The hosts, Morten and Sarah, can organise tickets for trips in Periyar national park, and I believe taxis and train tickets (we had our own driver though). There are also maps for local treks available in the cottage, and the hosts are happy to accompany you if you prefer. Had we stayed longer (which we would have liked) we would have availed ourselves of this service. All in all a wonderful break. Thank you Mort and Sarah for your hospitality, and give Teddy and Ashna (dogs) a stroke from us
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Indhrivanam Kerala, General Manager at Indhrivanam
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Alison and Jon, Thank you for the kind review. Even though it was only for a brief moment (2 nights at Indhrivanam is rarely enough), we enjoyed meeting you. And on Teddy's behalf in particular, we would like to express the greatest gratitude: in his 15 months he has been through so much unnecessary suffering (canine distemper, living on a busy road in Tamil Nadu, being hit by a car which resulted in a badly broken leg, and general malnutrition), that even a fleeting bit of love and affection, will make a world of difference. I will forward the video recipe for our peanut butter at the earliest. Best wishes Morten
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Voyage460693 wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I must say how much we enjoyed our visit to Indhrivanam and getting a more realistic idea of what India truly is, thanks to yourselves (rather than expensive hotels). Your contribution was huge, booking the super train journey, ensuring we were met and transport by a competent taxi and driver. We loved your stone home and cottage where you made us very welcome, all the eco measures that you have in place and the vegan food too. Memories of travelling to the temple in Tamil Nadir and back by local bus round the hair pin bends, the meal at the Lakshmi hotel and walking along the tracks near your home are some of the things that will remain with us. You smoothed our visit to the Tiger Trail which we throughly enjoyed and would recommend it highly to others. Thank you for our taste of India and we hope the monsoon provides you with the water you need for the coming year.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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behindtheglasswall wrote a review Mar 2019
Kochi (Cochin), India5 contributions
Located in Kumily, Thekkady, this Vegan Homestay is run by Morten and Sarah. The property offers only one stone cottage in a small private forest surrounded by hundreds of trees. Built on sound ecological principles, including relying only on rainwater to meet water requirements, usage of dry-toilets to conserve water, etc., staying at Indhrivanam will be a different experience. The path to the cottage was etched with rocks, with lovely plants and majestic trees on the sides. Morten and Sarah are the most wonderful hosts we’ve ever came across.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ideally suitable for a couple or small family
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 26 Mar 2019
Thank you for the kind review. After some detective work, we think we have found out who is hiding behind the glass wall! As we talked about, we are not great on marketing, so we really do appreciate when our guests take the time to write a good review. All the best to you and your family. Morten
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colleensaskia wrote a review Mar 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 3 nights at Indhrivanam and we absolutely loved it. Sarah and Morten are kind and generous hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our chats with them over the delicious vegan breakfasts. The cashew cream cheese and relish was a highlight for me. Morten provided us with plenty of information prior to, and during, our stay and also booked tickets for bamboo rafting in Periyar on our behalf. We were very comfortable in the accommodation too. The swing chair on the verandah was a wonderful spot to sit and watch the birds, the bed was comfy and we really appreciated all the efforts made to allow us to reduce our impacts including the composting toilets and access to harvested rain water. Highly recommend Indhrivanam and Sarah and Morten as hosts
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Hi Colleen, Thank you for the kind review. It was great meeting you and Gavin, and the fact that you were perfect guests made it even better. And yes, we do review our guests, but, unfortunately, we have nowhere to publish our reviews. Sincerely, Morten
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Michael Castle wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
A really beautiful dry stone cottage, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. The cottage was pristine and the little extra touches: tea and coffee; incense sticks; maps of the local area; even the loan of a mobile phone in case we got lost(!) meant that we could really relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings. Sarah and Morten were the most incredible hosts, from booking to departure. They are so knowledgeable about the local area and were always on hand to answer any questions we had and advise on places to eat and things to do. They really do go above and beyond and we were so spoilt by their hospitality. Our stay at Indhrivanam set the bar ridiculously high. Absolutely faultless.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose the room that is not occupied by the owners.
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Hi Michael, Thank you for the great review! Best, Morten
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Lingskov wrote a review Feb 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions2 helpful votes
A beautiful place, the ECO-cottage is stunning, clean and cosy and Sarah and Morten have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The breakfast and the dinner is delicious even the peanut butter is homemade. The place is a small paradise, TRY IT !!! before it is too late.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 11 Mar 2018
Hi Marianne and Tom, Thank you taking the time to review Indhrivanam. Every little bit helps! In case you are wondering: the plant I had never heard of, the frangipani, which we happened to have growing (it turns out it is also called plumeria), is suffering terribly without arms, and it is probably only a matter of time before it will be all but a distant memory. Good luck with your Airbnb in Copenhagen.
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Jamie S wrote a review Jan 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Indhrivanam was one of the best places we stayed at while in India. The hosts Mort and Sarah made us feel amazingly welcome. The accommodation was beautiful and so cosy at night. There was everything we needed to recover from the stress of the city. The food was a particular highlight and its all vegan. This stay has really inspired us and has left us with an amazing experience of Thekkady, my wife and I have become vegetarians from this stay. We hope to cross paths again on your travels :)
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is only one room but it is the best room.
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 16 Jan 2018
Thank you for the kind review, Jamie. Unfortunately, we don't have an option to review our guests (business idea for someone), but you were the perfect guests. Especially, thanks for taking the time (without encouragemenat!) to write our first review in almost 1 year. It should keep the deadly sump of Tripadvisor (the bottom 50%) at bay for another year. We will stay in touch!
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Barbara M wrote a review Jan 2017
Zurich, Switzerland63 contributions10 helpful votes
After some days in Madurai it was a wonderful break from city life. The Indhrivanam is in the middle of the jungle approx. 15min drive from Kumily town (which is quite busy as well). The cottage and the main house (where Sarah and Morten live) are very nice designed and built with local material. After Madurai it was little chilly in the night, but they had very warm blankets. Sarah and Morten (and of course her dog Ashna) welcomed us very warmly and were very helpful to find the right activities. We had very good and long conversations and loved their great sense of humor. With Morten’s map we explored the area and Sarah’s homemade vegan food was excellent! Thank you for the nice stay.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Philipp V wrote a review Jan 2017
Bonn, Germany12 contributions
We very much enjoyed our stay with Sarah, Morten and their friendly dog Ashna! Even though we arrived on a rainy day, inside the cottage it was very cozy. By the way: Indrivanam offers a full fledged movie library in case you get bored or stuck in the rain. Fortunately we were lucky and the next days the weather was beautiful. The breakfast with homemade bread, vegan cheese and pickles is super delicious. If you are lucky you might even get a freshly baked cookie. :) Sarah and Morten are super friendly and we enjoyed the talks over breakfast / dinner. I had a little cold and immediately got some ginger and lime tea - best service ever :) If you want to experience nature and comfort this is the place to be!
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Response from indhrivanam, Owner at Indhrivanam
Responded 9 Jan 2017
Thank you Philipp! And apologies for rejecting your Google Street Views request yesterday. I did some random clicking with the mouse because we have never before received an email from Google Street Views. If you need anything from India, recipes, kerala towels etc., you are always welcome to send us an email. All the best to you and Ute.
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$68 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indhrivanam
Which popular attractions are close to Indhrivanam?
Nearby attractions include Yodha Cultural Village Thekkady (4.2 km), Abraham's Spice Garden (5.9 km), and Green Park Spices Thekkady (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Indhrivanam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Indhrivanam?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Indhrivanam?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Indhrivanam?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Indhrivanam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar-B-Que, Grandma's Cafe, and Coffee Garden.
Does Indhrivanam have airport transportation?
Yes, Indhrivanam offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Indhrivanam?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Indhrivanam?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Indhrivanam?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (4.5 km).