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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2010

We spent three nights at Jungle View as a base for exploring Periyar and Kumily. It is tucked away at the very end of a long winding residential road that ends at the border with Tamil Nadu, and the jungle beyond. We had a room upstairs with a comfortable terrace overlooking the amazing jungle garden. Our host Rama was wonderful,...

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1Thank FinsburySian
Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2010

This homestay was one of the highlights of our trip to Kerala. We both wished we had changed our plans to stay longer. We were only here two nights. There are a number of things that make this stop special; its location- it backs onto the jungle, it is very peaceful, and there is a proliferation of wildlife that you...

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1Thank travalur
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2010

With so many places to choose from in Kumily it was very hard to know where best to stay. However we were very pleased with our decision. Jungle View is based on the outskirts of the town, with all the rooms looking out on to the Periyar Forrest. We stayed on the first floor. In the mornings whilst eating our...

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1Thank Westy73
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 23 October 2010

Literally located at the end of any man made-road. The backyard is a part of the jungle. Highly recommended as a home away from home. Mr. Ram and family play a perfect host.

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2Thank Vijay_Naik
London
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Excellent location facing the national park with plenty of wildlife to watch. Friendly host who looks after his guests and helps to organize trips and activities. Room was very clean and quiet with no traffic passing by.

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Mill Bank
Reviewed 2 June 2010

Stayed here for only 2 nights in March as part of a longer trip to kerala. Ramachandran is a great host and will take you into the edge of the jungle on a short walk. Naughty monkeys are frequent visitors and part of the experience. Did not see the giant squirrels but know they are there sometimes - when the...

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Thank pinchon
UK
Reviewed 29 April 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here 3 nights and it was just brilliant! Mr Rama the host is the friendliest person and incredibly genuine. He was so keen to show us around the jungle (yes, right in front of the balcony) and took us to an amazing festival. He was so attentive and ever so happy! The rooms are huge...

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1Thank teepeeuu2010
South Wales
Reviewed 3 April 2010

We enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, for example they organised transport for us around the area, The location was right next to the jungle so you could experience interesting wildlife noises in the evening! Our room was large and clean and had a nice verandah. Breakfast was good and our hosts also provided us with...

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Thank CoedC
Stockport
Reviewed 4 March 2010

We stayed in one of the first floor rooms - which was spacious, immaculate, perfectly cool and bug free. The balcony is superb - facing onto the jungle. We initially booked for 2 nights but stayed for 4, the room rate is excellant value. It is blissfully quiet, except of course for all the sounds of the jungle. As some...

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LONDON, UK
Reviewed 30 January 2010

It's not often that descriptions of accommodation match the reality but on this occasion it's the truth. The Homestay is at the end of a track from the town of Kumily. Walk to the back of the Homestay's extensive garden, and there's the Jungle. It's also the border with Tamil Nadu. One isn't meant to cross this border without permission......

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we are situated just at the border of the periyar national park,you can watch animals and birds from our balcony ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sumilayam Jungle View Homestay

Address: Rosapookandam, Thekkady 685509, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $41 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We had the huge upstairs room with an enormous terrace. Up two flights of stairs.”
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“The upper floor has a larger room.”
 of 5 bubbles HelenH184, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The top floor room on the terrace has added privacy and jungle ambience!”
 of 5 bubbles Roger-Sarah, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The top room provides the best jungle view and the terrace is the exclusive to use of the occupants”
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