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ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay

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399, Coonoor Road Nilgiris, Coonoor 643217 India
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#2 of 46 Speciality lodging in Coonoor
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A Family Run Homestay with 2 well appointed cottages. We will take care of all your needs and also be happy to show you around our area and give you an insight into South Indian Culture and Lifestyle. Hiking,Trekking, Visits to the Biosphere Reserve as well lots of other off the beaten track activities are on offer.
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Callumandk8 wrote a review Feb 2019
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From the moment we arrived, we felt the genuine warmth and friendship of the absolutely wonderful Kumars. Little did I know, that our 3 day visit was going to change us - we now make tea correctly, can cook Indian food that brings nourishment to both the body and the soul and the calm and profound understanding we felt being with our new friends will last us forever. If you are contemplating a visit - don't hesitate, you will be educated, entertained and pampered. What more could one expect from a holiday ?
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Deb wrote a review Feb 2019
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My sister and I arrived in Coonoor on an adventure to research our family history. Where else to stay but at Aakriti, and who else to help in our search, but the Kumar family! They are the most hospitable and kind people you could ever meet. Their characterful house and cottages are so comfortable, charming and cosy. It was our home for three days. The family welcomed us as their own - we could not have been in a better place. Our research became a personal interest for our family too, and as our excitement grew so did theirs when we found what we were looking for. Renu is a fantastic cook. She is inspirational with her use of ingredients, and all so beautifully presented. We were excited at every mealtime, and were welcomed into her kitchen to watch her at work! We have every intention of returning, not only for continued family research, but The Nilgiris are so beautiful that we know there is much much more to see and experience - quite apart from spending more quality time with the Kumar family whose conversation and knowledge is so broad that we know we will continue to enjoy their company for a long time to come.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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DH500 wrote a review Dec 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom23 contributions
We arrived with great anticipation. We were warmly welcomed by the Kumar family and very soon we felt like part of the family. The room was beautifully furnished with bright saris, art work and an impressive reclaimed door. It had everything we needed. We were surrounded by woodland and tea plants. Monkeys and beautiful deer visited us. The food was delicious. Mealtimes soon extended as we found more and more to talk about. We leant so much about India. Our cookery lesson with Ranu was fun and informative. Results were delicious. Now we must try to recreate that meal without Ranu’s guidance! We visited the market, tea plantations and went on the toy train. Three days flew by. We could have stayed longer. I could also write more. This was an amazing place with a warm friendly family. We hope to meet again sometime.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Resovoir wrote a review Nov 2018
Hants England137 contributions118 helpful votes
The Kumar family are warm , helpful and genuine, willing to help in any way possible. We normally visit India each or every other year and a stay at Aakriti for us is mandatory. Through this medium we would just like to say thanks for all our stays and see you in 2019 or 2020 Warmth and love to you all
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Kathy H wrote a review Jul 2018
Amersham, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
A beautiful place with beautiful people. Very welcoming homestay. Fantastic food and company. Visited the colourful villages scattered amongst the tea plantations. We loved our cookery lessons. Great conversations and so much to learn from this incredibly warm family. The cottage we stayed in was beautiful and you could see the wildlife up close out of your bedroom window .. giant squirrels, sun birds and monkeys. This was the highlight of a month spent in India.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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IndiaTamil NaduThe Nilgiris DistrictCoonoor
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Frequently Asked Questions about ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay
Which popular attractions are close to ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay?
Nearby attractions include Highfield Tea Factory (6.1 km), Sim`s Park (6.9 km), and Dolphin's Nose (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ExplorIndya with Aakriti - A FamilyStay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Open Kitchen, Café Diem, and Tea Nest.