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K.K .Road, Kumily, Thekkady 685509 India
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Vanya, means `Wild' and the name in itself portrays the location of our standalone Tree house. This is dedicated to those who are adventurous and would love to be up, close and personal with Mother Nature. It is located in a 10 acre hillside filled with organic plantation and gigantic trees ,adjacent to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, in Thekkady, and is the best place from where you can get a glimpse of the variety of wild animals roaming in their natural habitat. Accessible only by an uphill trek for the last kilometer, guests are taken on a 4 X 4 vehicle till the base camp. From the base camp you need to trek uphill for a kilometer to reach the drawbridge which takes you to the Tree House base. Every evening this drawbridge is folded back and then you are safe there.There are places for rest and refreshments en route for those who find the Trek tiresome. Further uphill from the tree house, you arrive at the top of the hill, which provides you a panoramic view of forests, ridges and mountains which are part of the expansive 777 sq.km. Periyar Tiger Reserve.The Tree House has a bedroom, a wash and toilet and a sit out to look out for animals that pass by. A simple, back to basics experience but with a location that rests alongside the forest cover, in a terrain about 2000 feet height from sea level. Two house staff that stays at base camp, accessible by intercom, who make and deliver your food. Please do note food served is Kerala cuisine and in home cooked style.Bookings for Vanya need to be done in advance due to the high demand from niche travelers.
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Vishnu Polachira wrote a review Feb 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions5 helpful votes
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Thank you vanya from green woods About vanya there is no more complimentary words to tell..it’s a dream who loves the nature and to being a human. Ok ,let me introduce 4 superstars 1.prasad ettan-all in all of vanya 2.Ajin—super master chef 👩‍🍳 3.unni chettan 4.Robin I don’t have any word to describe these personalities..if anyone who is looking for a stay in THEKKADY -it’s greenwood ..we both recommend these with ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Sure we will be back Regards Vishnu ❤️ Ragi
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Namaskaram!!! Thank you so much for your review.we are really happy to know that you love the stay in vanya.Thank you so much for sharing your experience very beautifully.your love will be shared with our staff.It will be our pleasure to welcome you again. Thanks and Regards,
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VeluNayar wrote a review Jan 2019
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India76 contributions28 helpful votes
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At the Greenwoods resort at Kumily, which is where you check in, you are accorded a warm welcome and invited for a sumptuous lunch. Post-lunch you make your way to the resort jeep, with as little luggage as possible and get all set for a real bumpy ride to Vanya, which takes less than fifteen minutes. The jeep drops you off at what they call the waiting station, where you are met by the Vanya staff, who lead you up the hillock; a steep climb up through thick vegetation, and after a demanding trek that leaves you slightly exhausted, you are served a glass of cold lime juice and finally get to see what Vanya is all about. Nestled amidst a cardamom plantation, Vanya at the moment has a single tree house that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Mr. Prasad is the person who is in charge, and a two-minute conversation with him makes you feel absolutely at home. He is such a warm host, and gets us acquainted with the eco-sustainable living that Vanya promotes, even as you look around the quaintly furnished tree house in amusement. The food that they serve at Vanya is purely vegetarian, and I should admit that I have very rarely found vegetarian food taste any better. Mr. Ajin, the chef, looks quite young, but has magic on his fingers and bowls us over in no time with his snacks during teatime. The dinner is served on an open-air dinner table with lanterns lit all around, and the ambience is purely ephemeral. They light up an excellent bonfire, and you warm yourselves up after dinner, before getting ready for sleep. The next day we set out on a short trek with Mr. Prasad, who explains to us that Vanya is right on the border lines of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. I get to click a few shots with some new camera equipment and as I zoom in on the hills afar, we get to watch two red mongoose engaged in a friendly tussle. We are told that there are sightings of bison and elephants often, but it turns out that we aren't lucky that day. It also turns out that Prasad Ettan is a great conservationist and being from Kunily himself, knows everything and anything about the place. The nights get cold, and you lie under the blankets with nothing but the rustle of the wind all around, and the occasional squeaks and feet thuds on the roof of some giants squirrels that had decided to pay a visit. Its pure heaven, and if you are looking for a perfect two day get away from the chaos of it all, Vanya is the place where you should be. Prasad Ettan tells me that they have plans of expanding soon, and that more tree houses are on the way. We leave, thanking him, Ajin and Unni ettan, the local help, for the two nights that we had blissfully spent at Vanya. We promise them that we will be back for more. NB: The one suggestion that I do have, is that they could continue to offer vegetarian food, but should probably work on their menu a bit further, and include more dishes. As delicious as the food is, its only fair that the menu matches up with the tariff that is paid.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from greenwoodstkdy, General Manager at Vanya Treehouse
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Greetings from Vanya !!! It is wonderful to read that you had a truly wonderful experience and this fills us with immense pride when we read that that your stay here was unforgettable. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share a wonderful review about your memorable experience at vanya. It is feedback such as yours that inspire us to strive for greater heights of excellence in our services.your love will be shared with our staff. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the not too distant future. For Team Greenwoods General Manager
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Ytene L wrote a review Apr 2018
Christchurch, United Kingdom53 contributions31 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience! If you love being close to the sound and sight of nature, and don’t mind being without a few modern day accessories for a night, do this! You won’t regret it but recommend you read the Info on the website as you will need to be fit to get there. It’s so worth it! We were well looked after and cared for. Food was great and we loved sitting outside around the fire pit. We slept well and the found the sounds mesmerising. Would do this again. It was a one off and unique experience.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Namaskaram!!! We are extremely happy to know your feedback about vanya.Our team is proud to know that you had an amazing stay.we feel pleasure to welcome you again with same happiness. Thanks and Regards,
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Matt S wrote a review Feb 2018
Doha, Qatar469 contributions114 helpful votes
Our stay here was beyond our expectations. We were greeted at Greenwood Resort (an excellent hotel). We were then taken in a jeep to the remote location of the treehouse. To reach the treehouse itself, we had to trek up a hill through the forest with help from Robin and staff. This took around 15-20 mins. When we got to the top it was entirely worth it. The treehouse is clean and we weren’t bothered by insects. It was so peaceful. Robin cooked an outstanding meal for us. We slept very well. It was the most interesting place we’ve ever stayed. I’d highly recommend it to others. Be prepared for there being no running shower. The toilet in the treehouse is a squatting one. We only stayed one night which is definitely enough, before staying at Greenwoods itself. Definitely stay here if you like the outdoors. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from greenwoodstkdy, General Manager at Vanya Treehouse
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Namaskaram!!! We feel pleasure to know your feedback about Green Woods and Vanya.Thank you so much for sharing your experience in detail.It is an immense pride to welcome you again . Thanks and Regards,
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Yajnaseni R wrote a review Jan 2018
Mumbai, India58 contributions11 helpful votes
Vanya Treehouse is a one of a kind experience offered by Greenwoods Resort. The treehouse is located a little away from the city, and the hotel provides a jeep to make the trip. We have to trek about 1 k.m. uphill to reach the treehouse. The location is absolutely wonderful, and there happened to be only one Treehouse, giving the feel of exclusivity to our stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Their guidance during the trek to the treehouse and their presence nearby throughout the stay made everything very comfortable. The treehouse itself is a cozy place for two persons, with a brilliant view of the surroundings from the verandah. There is an old world charm to the place and the experience is that of traditional living, complete with charcoal and powdered soap and clay utensils. There is a brilliant viewpoint about 2 minutes hike away. The food deserves special mention, the green gram thoran, and the boiled tapioca tasted delicious. The candle light dinners and the entire ambience made everything very pleasant. I would recommend this place highly for people looking for a different and unique experience and willing to forego a couple of luxuries. I have not been disappointed for the two days that I have spent here.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Responded 2 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Greetings from Vanya !!! It is wonderful to read that you had a truly wonderful experience and this fills us with immense pride when we read that that your stay here was unforgettable. We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share a wonderful review about your memorable experience at vanya. It is feedback such as yours that inspire us to strive for greater heights of excellence in our services. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the not too distant future. For Team Greenwoods General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vanya Treehouse
Which popular attractions are close to Vanya Treehouse?
Nearby attractions include Yodha Cultural Village Thekkady (2.3 km), Abraham's Spice Garden (1.7 km), and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vanya Treehouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include car hire, 24 hour security, and parking.
Is parking available at Vanya Treehouse?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vanya Treehouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar-B-Que, Grandma's Cafe, and Coffee Garden.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vanya Treehouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Vanya Treehouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (2.5 km).