Set amidst a lush tropical plantation of cocoa, rubber and spice, Planters Retreat is a treasure trove for nature lovers, adventure seekers or for those simply looking for a quiet relaxing holiday.
Located near the hamlet of Kanhirapuzha, 40 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, the home stay is set in an exclusive locale, yet is easily accessible by road and rail from the cities of Kochi, Calicut and Coimbatore.
We, are a Syrian Christian family, our ancestors having settled here since the early 1940s, and have traditionally been farmers for several generations. We would love to have you come over, stay with us, experience our culture, traditions and cuisine and take back with you memories that you would cherish.
The three spacious air-conditioned bedrooms overlook the lush plantation with a view of the mountains in the background and the dam through the trees.
The library on the first floor has a rich collection of books to keep you company, especially if you plan to holiday during the monsoon.
Our Full Board meal plan is traditional home-cooked Kerala Syrian Christian cuisine and a bit of fusion continental cuisine to ensure that you can sample our cooking but at the same time still fall back on food that you are comfortable with.
There is free high-speed Wifi connectivity provided to the guests so that they can remain connected with their family back home, or quickly catch up on some work.
Veranda and Garden
The long veranda overlooking the garden and lawn provides you with ample space, privacy and comfort to simply chill out for an afternoon siesta, a quiet read or simply laze around bird watching.
Housekeeping & Laundry
The guests can request for Daily Housekeeping services. We also provide Laundry Service at the request of guests.
THINGS TO DO
The home stay has quite a few activities to offer visiting travelers. A guided tour of the plantation will familiarize you with tropical spices, rubber, cocoa production and their primary processing. The 100 acre plantation has quite a few trails for you to explore by foot or bicycle.
Coconut Oil Plant
Coconut Oil is overwhelmingly the favorite oil used for cooking in Kerala. Take a trip to a local coconut oil extraction plant, where you get to see the different stages that go into producing traditional coconut oil, as well as virgin coconut oil from raw coconut.
For those interested in the outdoors, we can arrange a mild trek to our plantation up in the hills close by with a packed picnic lunch. You can enjoy the stunning view of the Kanhirapuzha Dam and reservoir while you settle down for some delicious home cooked lunch.
An hour’s drive from the Planters Retreat, nestled amongst the pristine tropical forests of the Western Ghats is the breathtakingly beautiful Siruvani Dam.
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Silent Valley National Park
The world famous Silent Valley National Park is located just 55 km from Planters Retreat. A day trip for those interested in visiting one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet.
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A fabulous location and superb hospitality which has created a truly authentic and memorable experience of our trip to Kerala. A pleasure to have the opportunity to meet a genuinely lovely family :). God Bless.
Paula and Scott, UK