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Harvest Fresh Farms
Gūdalūr, India

Lower Camp, Melagudalur, Near Thekkady
Gūdalūr
Tamil Nādu (State of Tamil Nādu), India 
625518

Set in the heart of the serene Cumbum Valley, Harvest Fresh Farms is flanked by mountains that kiss the clouds with streams gushing down its slopes and lush farmlands. A short 15 minute drive down the windward side of Kumily.

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Property type: Homestay     3 guest rooms/units
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Overview

Take a walking tour of the farm with a guide or staff member
Take a tour of the herbal garden & learn about the special plants
Climb atop the Watch Tower 1 and enjoy commanding views of the valley
Trek to the farthest end of the farm to the Watch tower 1 carrying a picnic basket laden with goodies. Spend an hour or two taking in the 360˚ view of the mountains, the green valley and the cool breezes

Have a meal set for you privately on the top end of the farm, surrounded by pomegranate trees laden with fruit, with only the mountains as witness
Cycle around the valley or even up to Kumily town enjoying the adrenaline rush

Eed the ducks & hens in their pens
Visit the cows in their manger
Spend a lazy afternoon playing the board games available in house

Relax with a book from the farm’s well stocked library

Location & Transportation

Farmers market at Cumbum – 15 mins - visit Cumbum market between 5:30am and 11 am. Watch farmers bring in their freshly harvested produce and sell them at government regulated prices
Suruli falls – ½ hour – trek up a steep but short climb to the Suruli falls, a stream that passes through 9 kms of herbal forest to cascade gently over rocks.
Valley drive – 45mins – take a drive around the Cumbum valley to see farms growing a variety of produce from vegetables, tomatoes and onions to pomegranates, grapes and mangoes.
Temple visit – There are a few temples in the area that are over a thousand years old and still operational. Some hewn out of rock and other built with carved rocks.
Wholesale farmers market – 15 mins – A market where loads of produce are loaded on trucks and sold off to markets across the state borders in Kerala & other neighbouring states. There is no goevernmental supervision and hectic bargaining activity can be seen
Lord Pennycuick Memorial – 10 mins – a memorial dedicated to Lord Pennycuick who was instrumental in providing water to irrigated the otherwise dry & barren lands of the Cumbum valley. He occupys the status of a hero in these parts. Read the story here
Periyar Tiger Reserve – 20 mins – visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the best maintained reserve forests in the world. Go on a boat cruise to the calm interiors of the dam catchment area, sight wildlife in their natural habitat, elephant herds, bison, foxes, wild dogs, hornbill and a variety of birds and animals.
Kumily Town – 20 mins- indulge in retail therapy at the quaint Kumily town, buy spices, essential oils, tea and other local produce

  DirectionsCochin International Airport: 190 Kms.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport: 267 Kms.
Madurai: 140 Kms.
The airports are well-connected with all major cities in India and abroad. The best way to get to Thekkady from any airport is by hiring a cab.
  TransportationCar
Bus
Train
  AirportCochin International Airport: 190 Kms.

Amenities & Attractions

Set in the heart of the serene Cumbum Valley, at Lower Camp, Harvest Fresh Farms Thekkady is a Certified organic farm, flanked by mountains that kiss the clouds with streams gushing down its slopes and lush farmlands.
A charming bullock cart ride takes the visitor to the organic farm that grows organic pomegranates as it chief harvest along with Organic papaya, grapes, mango, passion fruit, sapota, coconut, tender coconut, jackfruit and an apiary that produces the finest honey.
A walk that heals. Harvest Fresh Farms reinforces what the Sages of ancient times have prescribed, that a taking deep breaths while walking through a herbal garden can bring healing & good health. An aesthetically laid out herbal garden with more than 150 herbs planted with care provides guests a rejuvenating experience.

  Local Attractions
Temple visit – There are a few temples in the area that are over a thousand
Lord Pennycuick Memorial – 10 mins – a memorial dedicated to Lord Pennycuic
  Amenities
24-hr front deskBBQ area
Breakfast includedCar rental
Children permittedGardens
Luggage carriersOpen 24 Hours
Parking (free)Pets allowed
Room serviceSmoking permitted
Taxi serviceTour/sightseeing assistance
WIFI (free)

Guest Room Amenities

Air Condition 24 hrs hot water Generator back up Rates are inclusive of all meals TV, living room, kitchenette, dining room, fridge, board games, library shelf, magazine, doctor on call, housekeeping

  Room Types
Double
  Room Amenities
A/C climate controlEnsuite
KitchenettesMicrowave
Mountain view roomsPrivate bathroom
ToiletriesWIFI

Payment Information

Additional charges: A charge may be incurred for extra persons in a room.
Credit cards: Not accepted on location
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
For Off season up to November 30th 2016

If cancelled or modified up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

For Peak season up to December 1st 2016 to 30th January 2017

If cancelled or modified within 48hours of booking, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

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