Makayiram Retreat

Makayiram Retreat

20 Acre - Munnar Rd, Pallivasal, Munnar 685612 India
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Makayiram Retreat is the perfect getaway spot for bravehearts and weary at heart that offers the holiday of a lifetime. Located on the outskirts of Pothamedu – a quaint village dotted with breathtaking views of Munnar valley – Makayiram Retreat takes ‘harmony with nature’ to new heights; creating a unique and unparalleled sensory experience for travelling souls and hardcore trekkies alike.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycles available
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24-hour security
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Darts
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Walking tours
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BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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English, Hindi
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OnAir04976325102 wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful time in this hidden gem. The staff is extremly friendly and they are working hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are clean and spacious, with amazing views. And food was a highlight.
They have bikes, badminton, bonfire and they will take you hiking to the (almost organic) cardamon plantation.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 8, 2024
Thank you very much. We shall look foward to host you again!
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Aravind Unnikrishnan wrote a review Apr 2024
Kozhikode, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Makayiram Retreat Resort in Munnar was exceptional. Surrounded by a beautiful cardamom plantation, the retreat is new and well-maintained. The staff's service was outstanding, and they went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. The Taurus Cottage was spacious, clean, and well-furnished. The food was delicious, and we appreciated the complimentary barbecue. Although we missed the plantation trail walk, the nearby sunset viewpoint was stunning. Overall, a fantastic experience with great amenities and service. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 8, 2024
Thank you very much. We shall look foward to welcome you again!
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Adarsh Prakash wrote a review Jan 2024
Kochi (Cochin), India2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole property has a great ambiance for someone who's looking to spend some quality time in Munnar. I had a great time enjoying the quietness and the sounds of nature. Would highly recommend to someone who's coming with their family to Munnar.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Apr 8, 2024
Thank you very much. We shall look foward to welcome you again!
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Dr Krishna Kumar V wrote a review Dec 2023
Kayamkulam, India1 contribution3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m groping for an apt epithet to explain the paramount of hospitality we got at Makayiram retreat on our too short a stay there for two days. The rooms are cosy and built with an eye on syncing it with the serene ambience of undefiled streams, the cool mist blanketed canopy and the chorus of cute birds all day. On a cardamom farm trail, we could find flamboyance of butterflies which are Natural indicators of the purity of air and water. Mornings and evenings are lively by the chorus of numerous song birds all around that makes this a haven for bird enthusiasts.
Special mention is due for the excellent chef who made lip smacking delicacies with a homely feel as he comes direct to our dinner table for our feed back on food served. The energetic boys of the hospitality section is also keen to cater to even our simplest needs on the table
A must visit elysium, that lofts one to heights of ecstasy away from the dust and din of urban hurry.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Winter or Summer you can be cosy here.
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Divya Vinesh wrote a review Dec 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Makayiram Retreat ambience is wonderful 💚 Rooms are nice,neat & classy .. Staff attitude is awesome✌🏼 ... Good food🍲🍛
.. Best place for bird watching & a peaceful place to melt in with nature🌳🐦🌱🌄
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Guide60603116669 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bengaluru, India14 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shinrin-yoku. A Japanese term denoting immersion in the tranquility and peace of the forest, where one can absorb the sounds and sights that abound in nature- something city-weary souls are hankering for. It’s a universal experience that finds resonance in several cultures, be it the Nordic philosophy of hygge - a Danish word meaning “valiant, comfort, joy”- or the Advaitic concept of tat tvam asi – thou art that, to name just two. Each of these philosophical constructs points to the need of the human soul to connect with the natural environment and with one’s innermost self in pursuit of the all too elusive peace of mind.

Shinrin-yoku is the driving force behind the Makayiram retreat - a green oasis nestled in a cardamom plantation surrounded by a primeval forest close to Pallivasal village in Idukki district in Kerala. It’s truly a state of mind rather than a place, a sanctuary where one can bury one’s anxieties and soak in the sensory experiences that can fuel creativity and renewal. Encapsulating 14 living spaces named after the various star signs and a central circular structure that is the dining area, the whole complex is an aesthetic delight, painted in gentle shades of green and grey and brown and white that merge with the environment in which it is encased. The pleasant décor
of the cottages and buildings, the lovingly tended garden, the cardamom plantation, the bluish green hills that form a backdrop, and last but not least, the six acres of forest land that has been allowed to grow wild amid the 55 acre property, all feed into the feeling of well being and peace that engulfs the guest as soon he/she steps into the retreat. As also pleasant demeanour of the 17 staff who are anxious to pander to every wish of the guests. The longtime staff who tend to the plantation and the garden also exude a sense of contentment and ownership which is harmonious with the environment. A perfect example is Muniyamma, the septuagenarian gardener who insists on tending to her precious blooms long past her retirement.

The theme of sustainability that marks out Makayiram from other retreats is extended to the culinary creations offered to guests. Most of the vegetarian dishes are prepared using organic produce grown in the garden. A further example of the ecological consciousness is the concept of repurposing and recycling that has been integrated into the structure. The buildings themselves are erstwhile cattle sheds which have been converted into habitats for human beings. Stumps of trees form seats where guests can relax after a walk. The emphasis on sustainability is also discernible in the poster which describes visually and in words the varied species of birds and butterflies that can be found in the retreat. Dotting the walls of the dining room are also maps of India’s traditional water conservation techniques, rare rice varieties found in the country, handloom fabrics that span several states and centuries. Alongside are also maps depicting the various breads, biryanis, breakfasts and chutneys that contribute to the diversity that is India.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Apr 8, 2024
Thank you very much for your detailed review. We shall look foward to host you again!
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vinesh v wrote a review Dec 2023
Ernakulam, India24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Makayiram Retreat was nothing short of enchanting! Nestled in the midst of nature, it truly is a paradise for bird and butterfly enthusiasts. We enjoyed a wonderful time with our family and friends, surrounded by the serene ambiance that Makayiram Retreat offers. The service provided by the staff was exceptional, with the boys always ready to assist and ensure our comfort. The food was a highlight, prepared with a delightful homemade touch that left our taste buds thoroughly satisfied. Special commendation to the chef for the delicious culinary creations! Makayiram Retreat comes highly recommended for families seeking a fantastic getaway where the essence of nature is not just seen but truly felt.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ahamed A wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good atmosphere with good service's, but in cast wise it was little bit high , good quantity in food but want to improve in quality and taste and we want some kids playing items, kids are gets boring, for working persons it's a good place to take peaceful rest
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 8, 2024
Thank you very much for your feedback. We have worked on the suggestions for improvement. We shall look foward to welcome you again!
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Dr Krishna Kumar V wrote a tip Dec 2023
Kayamkulam, India1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Winter or Summer you can be cosy here. "
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vinesh v wrote a tip Dec 2023
Ernakulam, India24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unforgettable Heights: Embrace the Trekking Adventure at Makayiram Retreat for a Mesmerizing Butterfly Experience"
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,872 - ₱4,855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictMunnarPallivasal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makayiram Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Makayiram Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Munnar Trekking Adventure (5.4 km), Kalari Kshethra (4.0 km), and Tea Gardens (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makayiram Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Makayiram Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Makayiram Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makayiram Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saravana Bhavan, Rapsy Restaurant, and Tea Tales Cafe.
Is Makayiram Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Pallivasal.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makayiram Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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