Nestled in five acres of private virgin forest on a remote mountain top, the property borders Kurushumala Ashram estate on one side and overlooks the lush green valley with a beautiful bird's eye view of 5 districts of Kerala. The serenity here will help relax your mind, body and soul. We have created this haven of peace and tranquility to resonate with the harmony of the earth, the trees, birds, stars and the blue sky.
We pride ourselves as an ecologically conscious, carbon neutral vacation home, away from the human hustle. We believe in responsible & sustainable tourism that is a transformative force which has the power to revitalize local communities, create jobs and safeguard destinations for generations to come. Few of our initiatives include employment of locals, 100% generation of renewable energy through Solar and Wind power, Organic farming, local sourcing, avoidance of concrete structures and single use plastic and being respectful to the surrounding flora & fauna through preservation of biodiversity.
The property is completely "Off-Grid" - No TV and only a very weak mobile telephone network. However due to requests arising out of #workfromanywhere, we now have access to internet through broadband Wi-Fi in all our cottages and common areas.
We use filtered water siphoned from the mountain springs and grow vegetables and fruits organically and use farm fresh produces for cooking whenever available. Care has been taken to build only the basic necessities in an eco-friendly manner without disturbing the flora and fauna around. You may spot insects, lizards, leeches, spiders, bees, toads etc. around the property and hope you’re cool about it. Treat the Natural environment and surroundings with utmost respect because you are a guest at her home and not the other way around.
We manage all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs are fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes and biological diversity.
The property houses a Stone cottage with an old-world charm. While continuing to preserve its heritage, this fifty plus year old labour shed has been renovated in the theme and décor of a quaint English Cottage with a small living room and attached bath.
With bamboo sourced from the tribal people and with the help of local artisans, we have built this studio cottage which resembles a tree house overlooking the lush valley. This cottage has an attached bathroom with a bathtub and also a small pergola in front of the cottage for those intimate conversations.
We recently restored an sixty year old dilapidated cottage with the charm and spirit of an estate bungalow with plush interiors. This cottage is 300 meters away from the common areas and provide maximum privacy for those soulful moments. Also has an attached bathroom with a bathtub
Enjoy the traditional local Kerala cuisine prepared by our talented private cook and also savor the barbeque along with a campfire . We mostly uses organically grown vegetables from our farm. Our Menu card can be shared on request
We can only offer minimal amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Care has been taken to build only the basic necessities in an eco-friendly manner without disturbing the flora and fauna around the five acres of virgin private forest
Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent and memorable each time. Our team who are from the nearby village are there to offer your superior service and help with any of your requests.
This is a family oriented and child friendly home, however children and infants must be under active supervision by a parent or guardian, at all times. All responsibility and duty of care for them must be provided by you, including their personal safety and needs.
Pets are very welcome but keep an eye on them at all times because the property is vast. We will charge a small fee to cover the cost involved in additional deep cleaning.
Due to safety reasons, Please do not venture into the forests without taking guidance of our caretakers
Please treat the caretakers with respect & be patient when they give an overview of the property. They are fluent in Malayalam and can manage Tamil and little bit of English
This property is completely self-sustaining with no help from the outside power grid and is powered by solar & wind energy and source water from the mountain springs which is filtered and used. So please utilize its benefits at a moderate amount. We also try to maintain the property as a “Plastic Free” zone. Please cooperate
Treat the Natural environment and surroundings with utmost respect because you are a guest at her home and not the other way around.
Please do not harm the animals/ living things or inflict damage on the biodiversity and refrain from making loud noises or playing music at a high volume. Although acoustic music is welcome anytime and anywhere in our property and we promote all such art forms.
Do not smoke inside the cottages, utilize the outdoor areas for such and make sure you stamp out the fire - any small spark could trigger a forest fire in summer months.
No EXTRA ADULT or children without prior intimation. NO parties or events, no illegal activity or inappropriate anti-social behavior. - Authorities will be contacted for your removal.
GUESTS WILL BE ASKED TO VACATE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY: - If guests are suspected of carrying and/or using illegal drugs of any kind, the authorities will be engaged, and Lastly,
Because this is a home not a hotel, and is also our pad when we stay in Vagamon, please be respectful of the property and keep it clean before you leave.
If you have read it this far, THANK YOU for being a SUPER GUEST! “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Please navigate to "Kurushumala Ashram, Vagamon". Mountain Villa is around 2.5 KM drive from the Ashram area. The last 2.5 Km to the property is hard terrain suitable for a beautiful 45 minutes trek through the mountain road or one needs to use a SUV with a four-wheel drive. We offer complementary jeep transfers from Kurushumala ashram area, be prepared for a real bumpy adventurous ride.