Duke’s Forest Lodge – the place where we stayed during our Ponmudi visit, is an awesome and less-known place. This is a resort in the middle of 200 acre rubber plantation and on the shores of kallar river. This is rightly placed on the foot of Ponmudi hills. You can read more about this place here – A heavenly getaway in God’s Own Country.
The cottages are designed in authentic Kerala style and the furnishes, door and windows are all made of wood. There are 3 different types of cottages – Pool Villa, Pool side villa and Standard cottages. We lived in a pool villa.
In pool villa, the ground floor has a fairly sized pool with Jacuzzi. The pool area is lightly covered by bamboo made sheets. This place has enough privacy that anytime you can come down and relax in your own pool.
The first floor has a drawing room, a lavish bed room, bathroom and an open balcony.
We sat out in our balcony at night listening to the waves of kallar river. Our cottage’s balcony was facing the swimming pool.
We really enjoyed staying in Duke’s Forest Lodge. This place is the best for a weekend hangout if you have a love affair with nature.