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“Huge tents in the forest-ish area, cozy stay”
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Grassroots Wayanad
Ranked #12 of 94 Kalpetta B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was my first ever visit to a resort, and i was not disappointed. The main host, Prajwal, is very hospitable, and the chefs preparing the food are pretty much local, so you get a really good local flavor in your food, which is amazing to say the least. This is right in between of a forest-like area, and these are tents you'll stay in, not concrete rooms etc. So expect bugs once in a while (not a huge issue). Early morning mist gives a 'buena vista' of the surrounding hills and tea plantations.

Overall, it was a really pleasant stay. Just don't travel alone like i did (my fault), because i was bored to death and survived on their TV most of the time when i was back to my tent after travelling.

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Duration of Stay – 3rd & 4th Sep 2016

Location – 10 KM from Kalpetta bus stop and 15 KM from Banasura Sagar Dam, this resort is located adjacent to a plantation surrounded by greeneries and in close proximity of river Kabini. The locality is residential, where one would come across more local villagers compared to tourists.

Ambience – It’s a small resort consisting of 5 tent rooms, a reception/restaurant area and a lot of trees. Despite the limitation of space, rooms are arranged well, giving sufficient privacy for each guest. Each tent is nestled amongst greeneries, which on the positive side gives you a feel of jungle and on negative side doesn’t allow a clear view of plantation opposite to the resort. As you first time walk into this resort, you will get a distinct feeling of being inside a forest and the same would only enhance further when you wake up to the sound of birds chirping.

Rooms – Rooms are basically Swiss tents with attached modern toilet and a sitting area. Rooms are average containing a bed, TV, AC and a few tables.

Food – food had been a bit of a disappointment for us since we were expecting authentic Kerala food and they had a strict north Indian food. But the food quality was as per expectation.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank UnfurledWings
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Rightfully so as the name suggests, if you are looking for an experience to literally take you to the GrassRoots, this is the place. A small 5 tent cottage resort deep in the interiors of north Kerala in the western ghats in Wayanad. 145 kms from Mysore and 90 kms from Calicut airport. The only place in South India to provide a luxurious tent. The tents are so well designed, maintained and furnished with all the luxuries you can think of and very very spacious. Even the bathroom within the tent is so much more spacious than most rooms of any other resort. The best part of the our stay here though was the staff and the hospitality we received. Prajwal the manager in-charge was an excellent host, very patient and ready to help us with very balanced recommendations on what we should do and not to enjoy Wayanad in the true sense. Since it's only 5 tents that they have you kind of get a personalised attention for all of your needs, right from the savoury food, to helping you out with planning the activities that you can do locally to giving you a nice walking tour within the area estate right adjacent to the resort.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank RJ_roadies
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

It was a wonderful stay here in Grass roots. The rooms were very clean and were build in a tent and few feets above the ground.
The staff is very nice and very helpful and the hospitality was great.
Overall the stay was awesome.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank ShashankPanchal
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to stay in wayanad if ur looking for a close to nature,blissful, serene experience in wayanad. ..the rooms are huge tents which bring in a simple luxury. ...the staff are really superb especially the cook and the helper boy ..forgot to ask his name. ...the whole experience was wowness

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited Grassroots in the first week of August 2016 and booked two tents (1and 2). Location,Tents, Hospitality and the food was very good. On the down side, lamp on the veranda was not working, Hot water was not coming in Tent 1 and the food are bit expensive.Visit this place if you want luxurious tent experience and to be in the middle of nature.

Stayed: August 2016
Thank nratheesh86
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to live amidst nature this could be the place for you. August rains completed that natural aura. Living in modern tents was a good unique experience. Food was good and as per our choice!! Staff was very friendly. Charges are reasonable. Its a small resort. We missed common areas and in-house facilities. Its worth a visit. To get the best out of it go in a group and carry some basic means of entertainment with you.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Address: Koilery Kunnu via Pinangode | Pozhuthana Post, Kalpetta 673575, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #12 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Kalpetta
Price Range: C$53 - C$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassroots Wayanad 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grassroots is at the foothills of the Vythiri ranges with the majestic Chembra peak to the left and the Banasura/Kuruchermala to the right. The property straddles a tea estate and has a swift flowing river with a Pannia (a tribe found in Kerala & Tamil Nadu) colony at the edge of the river. Set on a three acre slope of coffee, areca nut and pepper, Grassroots overlooks the tea plantations planted during the colonial era. A quaint stream below forms a general area of activity for the scattered population of tribals and other residents. The Banasura range of mountains beyond completes the picture, making it truly magical. Accommodation is in Luxury Swiss tents, spacious and plush with every amenity that the discerning traveler would want. ... more   less 
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