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Nestled within a tranquil valley of jungle wilderness, Khaama Kethna is a one of a kind ecological retreat centre. Spread across 12 acres of sub-tropical forest, our traditionally hand crafted cabanas and tree houses are surrounded by untouched nature and green fields in every direction. Throughout the duration of your stay, become will be immersed into nature and live in harmony with the incredible native flora and fauna of the South Goan jungle. The aim at Khaama Kethna is to provide a uniquely nourishing and adventurous jungle experience that encourages withdrawal into the solitude and serenity of nature from this modern, hectic world. The centre is an example of a modern way to live as close to the earth as possible and wide open to the symphony of its inhabitants in a simple, comfortable and refreshing manner. From trees in the bedroom to frogs in the toilet, each room is designed to incorporate life throughout and we are guests in the jungle’s environment and not the other way around. This fresh, wild and unconfined environment inspires people to acknowledge and embrace the whole of life while reconnecting to the beautiful life force within and all around.
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Matt wrote a review Oct 2022
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One of the coolest places ever, great experience. Great relaxing experience, with really good cuisine. It's pretty cool waking up in the jungle. A really brilliant experience on my travels and one of my most enjoyable, can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shilpa wrote a review Dec 2019
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I came here 3 times in 2013 March-May when it was new, with friends. The founder Tiago was very hands-on, and the place was much smaller. But the management has shifted. The current management needs to get it together more, if they are running a hotel or retreat center in the jungle. They barely left the room at the main lodge that has a fan. The huts have expanded to 20+, and it’s a good 15-20 minute walk in the dark jungle to reach the last few huts. It is very easy to get lost coming back to the lodge, if you take a wrong turn. Stay to the right at any V in the road. I reached around 4:30pm. I understand Konkani, so I overheard the female staff saying the lock was broken - but I didn’t realize she was talking about my room. I was excited to be in the jungle, and back in Goa after so many years, anyway. When I reached the cabin, I realized it was allllll the way at the end along the jungle. Previously I have seen men making feni alcohol in the jungle. Also my own friends have been raped by hotel staff in India & the US. So coming back to India post-Nirbhaya & MeToo, I have taken my personal safety more seriously. So I called the front desk. They said they would send someone. I waited almost an hour and it was getting dark. So I called again. They said “the boys have gone to buy vegetables”. Ok, if you run a lodge, why not come check up yourself what’s the matter? So then I walked down to the main lodge, realizing how far it would be at night. And I saw that many new large structures have been built that are just full of old furniture and junk. It doesn’t look welcoming or safe. So then I got the lock for my room, went all the way back, and it wasn’t locking. I called again, and this time the woman was annoyed that I called again. So I went all the way back to the room with the fan, to request a room change to a closer room. The older Indian man who runs the place was very entitled, and asked me why I’m making a fuss. So I said, “Well, I’m a woman staying alone in the jungle, and I don’t want to take an unnecessary risk.” “What difference does it make if you are a woman?” “Well, I am more likely to get raped than a man.” “Oh, so they’re going to sniff you out, huh?” etc. This went on for a while ok some esoteric yoga b.s. about how the jungle is safe, and pissed me off. At this point some other men came to check in. So I let them check in, then told him off that he can’t be so condescending given all of the news stories. And I’m not worried about leopards, when I am talking about rape - it’s men - including possibly him - a man I just met five minutes earlier. So that finally shocked him, and he gave me a cabin in front, closer to the main lodge. At this point it was very dark and they had to clean out that cabin. So he sent one of the younger guys to help me with my bags. In the dark, we had a hard time figuring out which cabin was mine. But I had left the porch light on. It was really far in the dark. On the way back, we got lost on the dark and went down the wrong trail. It turned out he was there for the first time, and had never been to that side of the property. Turns out most of the staff was brand new. So he told me I had been to the place more than he had, and I figured out how to get back to the main lodge. I figured out where to turn right to go to the main lodge because there was a white tissue on the ground on the correct trail. At this point, they should put 1 sign at least. The next night I watched him give the same room to a French woman, and in the mornings he was complaining there was no water. The guy didn’t really seem to care. If you are going to overcharge foreigners, then at least have basic hospitality and consideration. The vegan food was great, but some meals repeated if you stay for all meals. Breakfast is overpriced for India at 400 rupees, when you can buy a week’s worth of vegetables for 150 rupees at the market. If you are a couple, you can easily share a breakfast plate. The Thali prices are not listed on the board - so Ask. The jungle itself was wonderful, full of monkeys and good energy. The yoga and other services were great. There was a man who fixed your alignment who charged 500 rupees just to look at you for five minutes, without a treatment. That seems also ridiculous to me, by Indian Standards, when a proper 90 minute at home Accupressure treatment can be 1000 rupees. Agonda is very close. Still I enjoyed my time in the jungle.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Iduna wrote a review Dec 2019
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I really enjoyed my time at Khaama Kethna. A place with a rustic flare in the midst of the jungle. The hut i stayed in was basic and clean, i loved the outdoor shower! If you are looking for a real nature experience, a place where you forget about the daily busy life and an opportunity, to spend some quiet time, thats the place to go to. It is rare to find places like that, where the 'back to nature'-experience has priority and where you are given an opportunity to put your electrical devices aside and just listen to the sounds of the jungle.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Albert m wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed for a week and was sorry that I couldn't stay longer. Khaama Kethna was my last port of call before returning to Europe. I am a life long meat eater but I found the vegetarian food delicious and satisfying fare. As a consequence I now eat vegetarian several days of each week. This was a real back to nature/back to basics experience. The hut I had as my room for the week was basic but clean. The outdoor toilet and shower served it's purpose. Showering in cold water is actually very refreshing and I started to really enjoy the experience after a few days. I was living in the jungle. Lot's of strange noises at night and you need to come prepared for the insects. Having said that I was quite happy in my mosquito net for sleeping and dozing. Yoga sessions were very well run but testing at times for me. You will meet a very mixed bag of people here, both guests and staff. This is not a hotel. This is an experience. The food, the eclectic mix of people, the jungle environment and the long periods of quiet combined to make me start to question the non-stop/materialistic life that I normally lead. My short stay made me realise that i can live quite happily without technology, television and busyness. For anyone thinking of going the "back to basics" nature of Khaama Kethna is an essential part of the experience. If you are looking for comfort and mod-cons this is not for you. If you have a spirit of curiosity and adventure go for it.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Caroline N wrote a review Apr 2019
Didim, Türkiye16 contributions3 helpful votes
Whilst in a jungle environment you expect bugs and critters in your room but not an infestation of fleas in the restaurant and bed which we can only presume are from the cats and dogs that roam around the site. Water for showering etc was intermittent, on one occasion we were without water for 36 hours which was unacceptable in the extreme heat during April. Electricity was also intermittent, with regular powercuts. Rooms are not cleaned daily as specified,but every four days. The toiletries which are supposed to be complimentary consistent of a mini guest bar of soap. Ours was actually used complete with pubic hair but you can ask for a new bar!! We anticipated a variety of toiletries which were Eco friendly as we were in the jungle but this was not available. Drinking water was also supposed to be available in the rooms but again we had to wait 2 days before it arrived! Basic cleanliness and upkeep is greatly lacking, the walks overgrown and an uncomfortable atmosphere in the restaurant area. Food acceptable but I did find a hair in my breakfast! Plan B's need to be implemented ie a generator or solar energy for the frequent power cuts and water brought in prior to guests arriving. Poor management and all in all a poor show all round.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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GowriNK wrote a review Nov 2018
Bengaluru, India141 contributions99 helpful votes
Lots of places say that they offer intrepid travelers rustic, offbeat, eco-friendly nature stays but in our experience, most of them come equipped with all the amenities to make sure you don't miss any of the trappings of urban city life. Khaama Khetna is completely different. When they say they are an offbeat stay that offers a one-with-nature living experience and simple, home-cooked vegetarian meals, they mean it. The place is hidden away from the main street and beach of Agonda, a good 10-12 minute scooter ride away. If you choose to walk, it will be an uphill one through forest-lined paths. The amenities are basic and clean as is the food - simple, delicious fare. There's no network availability and even the WiFi at the reception area is patchy. We stayed for one night here before moving to beach huts.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Paolo B wrote a review Nov 2018
Westchester, New York, United States18 contributions13 helpful votes
Categorized as an eco-retreat, but more like a low budget nature camp. The main gathering space seems to be given the most attention, regarding cleanliness and physical upkeep. It acts as the center of operation where check-in happens and where guest gather for healthy drinks and good vegan meals. There are several sleeping "camps" that are distributed on the site, some better maintained than others. The structures are simply constructed with woven mat walls. Beds are bad. Some camps are built as tree houses and very rudimentary. Bathrooms are open-air, furnished with squat toilets and basic flush toilets. Several of the encampments on site are derelict and the nature trail is overgrown. Staff were friendly. Yoga was good. A general feeling of aloofness permeated throughout. Upkeep is desperately needed and the compound severely lacks attention to detail. This retreat center is inattentive and offers a drop-out experience rather than a tuning in. Overall, lazy operation with mediocre management. They need to step up their offering.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Maria M wrote a review Sep 2018
Paris, Ile-de-France, France11 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent two weeks in Khaama Kethna during monsoon. One can go there as a hotel guest, stay for a few nights: the place is beautiful, nature is magnificent, staff is kind and helpful and food is really nice (organic veg). High season retreats seems also great, but for me, monsoon experience it’s been just MAGIC. If you’re ready to go with the flow, listen to what the place (people and nature) have to offer, you will enjoy a very very special time. Surrounded by the exhuberant force of nature and life, in my beautiful tree-house or in the spacious restaurant area I could feel life in me and around, relax, read, draw, write or just do nothing staring around with a close to empty mind. Rain was fine and it never lasted forever, I can say that I brought my poncho for nothing. Once you’ve seen how the place shines with glowing life after a good rain shower, when a dry day comes, you find yourself missing it. I was glad that there weren’t workshops, I was in quite a loner and quiet mood. Yet, we had some yoga and meditation, I could go on a group trip with other guests and I had some very good ayurveda massages. You can go for walks around and to the amazing beach (where the sea was rough for swimming deep, but I could enjoy it staying in the shore), or rent a scooter and enjoy places around. If you’re going to South of Goa for a long period and you’re not sure about it, as in August there’s no need to worry about finding a nice place for a decent price, book a place elsewhere to start with and go there for a meal or a drink ( you need to book two or three hours before). When booking I’d suggest to visit the website and write an email to get accurate information about the booking possibilities. I hesitated about this review, I pictured the place packed with people next moonsoon season, but I guess we can share a bit of paradise! If you really hate pets around this is not the place to go, Diva and Wanda (dogs) are often oaround, they’re quiet and lovely, but they’re still dogs. Remember insects or mice are at home, it can be disturbing but when you get used, either you get caught in long moments of insect observation, or you just forget they’re there and do what you have to do.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kermincolaco wrote a review Jul 2018
Mumbai, India52 contributions26 helpful votes
Situated in the deep south of Goa in the middle of a tropical jungle is the eco habitat of Khaama Kethna. The accommodation is basic but it has its own magical charm. There is no wi-fi and very poor network signal, so be prepared to be completely cut-off from the rest of the world! The food is Vegan... The coconut milk tea was quite delicious but the rest of the food was very average for the price you pay for it. I'm sure it would have tasted much better had they served the food hot! During the day one can explore the surrounding areas, go for a walk to the beach etc but in the evenings there is not much to do, so do come with a good book. Tip: Request the hotel to send a taxi for you to be picked up as it is off the regular tar road and the car will have to travel the last 200mts on mud tracks. (Not recommended for a low sedan) It's over 1.30 hours from the airport.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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savina c wrote a review Jun 2018
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It's a pleasant place to stay specially for nature lovers. Just that one must be fully equipped against insects. Also please check the cleanliness of the rooms before you check in. For those who like organic food they must try their juices.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$16 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaGoaSouth Goa DistrictAgonda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Khaama Kethna
Which popular attractions are close to Khaama Kethna?
Nearby attractions include Conco Island (0.9 km), Dinesh Ayurvedic Massage Centre (0.9 km), and Wild Adventure Park (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Khaama Kethna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Khaama Kethna?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khaama Kethna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Planet Cafe, Silent Waves, and Green Valley.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Khaama Kethna have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Khaama Kethna offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Khaama Kethna have airport transportation?
Yes, Khaama Kethna offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Khaama Kethna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Khaama Kethna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Khaama Kethna?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cabo de Rama Fort (10.4 km).