From where do I start?? :-)
This was long pending one and yes Gautam would acknowledge that fact. We stayed here for 2 days and would have wished to continue forever:-)
WowSome place!! All rounder Shaji you rock!! PraDIP you're awesome (far far better than these so called City one's) and legendary Muthu!! And team fringe ford.
We spent good 2 days at this place and they went off in a JIFFY. Be it the rain walk or the hike up to the watch tower. All will be etched in our memories forever. And not to forget the leaches:-) above all Shaji's snakes:-) Shaji will be back for more of those dinner with elephants:-) cheers!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snuggled into a cosy valley, high up in the hills, with the grand old forest peaks towering paternally around it. Fringe Ford is as cut off from the world as you can get. It probably doesn't feature on a map, has no traffic fumes, no traffic, not even a road, and is thankfully ignored by the cell phone towers. What is does have however, is a fabulous, authentic experience of living in the middle of a remote plantation surrounded by forest, some great treks, silver silence punctuated only by the occasional warning calls of birds or monkeys when a carnivore comes visiting. And it offers you the best peace you've had on vacation anywhere anytime. There is a 360 view of the remote plantation surrounded by forest; all looking identical, but each with its own tale. The balding Namboodri peaks, named after the estate's ex-accountant, the range of hills that rises almost perpendicular at the back of the house, which once climbed, leads one on to Coorg, the peak out there, with the watch tower, which was built one day, and demolished that night by wild elephants. Fringe Ford was named by the Englishman who had first bought the land and built it into a plantation. It changed hands since then, and was finally acquired by its present landlord, Ahmed, who being a naturalist, let the land remain as plantation but adhering to strict eco friendly practices. In fact, the 520-acre property shares its boundaries, not fences with the wildlife sanctuaries of Wyanad and Tholpaty reserve forest, making this entire stretch, one of the last remaining bastions of the Malabar rain forests around, with shelter for its fauna and flora. ... more less