We believe in responsible tourism that is a transformative force which has the power to revitalize local communities, create jobs and safeguard destinations for generations to come
The property houses a small stone cottage with 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 bamboo sourced from the tribal people and with the help of local artisans, we have built a cottage which resembles a tree house. This also has an attached bathroom with a bathtub
We recently restored an old dilapidated cottage which was more than 60 years old with the charm and spirit of an estate bungalow with plush interiors
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 valleys. The serenity here will help relax your mind, body and soul. We have created this haven of peace and tranquillity to resonate with the harmony of the earth, the trees, birds, stars and the blue sky.
We are completely "Off-Grid" - No TV and only a very weak mobile telephone network. However due to requests arising out of #workfromanywhere, #newnormal we have now managed to get broadband to the property and hence you will have access to internet through Wi-Fi. We harness green energy through solar to power lights and uses filtered water siphoned from the mountain springs and hence request that these be judiciously used. 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, 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.
Directions & Guest Access: 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
Please inform our Property Manager Abel Thomas in advance your expected arrival time at Vagamon and food preferences. He will greet you near the Kurushumala Ashram and personally escort you to the property. We would advise you to reach the property before sunset for getting familiarized with the terrain before it’s too dark.
Enjoy the traditional local Kerala cuisine prepared by our talented private cook or if you are in a mood to cook, you could test your culinary skills at our moderately equipped kitchen. 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. Our staff who are from the nearby village is always available to help with any questions or concerns.
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 equipment and needs.
Pets are very welcome but keep an eye on them at all times because the property is vast. However we will charge a small fee to cover the cost involved in additional 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 energy. We source water from the mountain springs. 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 in either of villas, 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
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