With the majestic Chembra peak to the left, the Banasura/Kuruchermala to the right and just 8 km from Kalpetta, the small town of Pinangode lies at the foothills of the Vythiri ranges. Grassroots is ten minutes away from Pinangode, nestled amid a vast coffee, areca nut and pepper slope, overlooking colonial era tea plantations. A quaint stream flows by the hotel, with an indigenous tribal colony perched right on its edge. Stay in spacious luxury Swiss tents that offer comfortable and charming furnishings. Savor Continental and Indian cuisines prepared with the fresh local produce at the restaurant. Soak in picturesque views of the river and the mountains from the outdoor sitting area as you relax in complete tranquility.
This was a great experience and setting, the environmental /sustainable philosophy of this establishment suited us well. Communication with some staff was difficult at times but not a problem overall . The manager was very responsive to our requests and arranged interesting activities.
Feb 05, 2017
Dec 09, 2016
***SUBMITTED BY MARKETING***Else had been concerned about staying in a tent. As it turns out it was so much fun. Surrounded by spice plants, birds singing and nature walks. Another bonus was a visit to local villagers with naturalist Vinay Antony. Taught us about coffee, cardamon, passion fruit, rubber trees and much more. Took us for tea at his aunts home and later for banana leaf lunch in a beautiful home.***SUBMITTED BY MARKETING***...Read More
Mar 08, 2016
Heaven. However, again here there was far too much food prepared for us.
Nov 23, 2015
We didn't rsalize the tents wrre so difficult to reach, but the tents themselves were delightful.
Oct 27, 2015
loved this place. owner very interesting and accommodating; green establishment
Oct 26, 2015
very nice. the owner is so interesting
Sep 25, 2015
Shower was a bit temperamental
By:Gillian and Kenneth
Apr 10, 2015
We enjoyed our 3 days here although there were terrific tropical storms every afternnon. Staff were lovely and food was very good and plentiful. Only problems were the lighting in the tents (poor for reading) and the activities were a bit unpredictable. However the walk with the naturalist was one of the best days of the whole holiday....Read More