Marvelous 4.6/5.0

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Marvelous 4.6/5.0

No. 1 Hotel in Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary This hotel is the 1 most popular choice for our hotels in Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. The popularity depends on how often a hotel is called, requested and booked via this website. Ideal for Solo Travelers. This destination is especially suitable for solo travelers. More than 70% of our guests have traveled here alone.

Duke's Forest Lodge

Ayurveda & yoga retreat in jungle paradise

Ecologically constructed resort surrounded by "Mother Nature“, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Professional Ayurveda treatments and authentic yoga reatreats overlooking the jungle and river. Ayurvedic oils made on site. Sister hotel of Nikki's Nest.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Wifi for free
  • Swimming pool
  • Countryside
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Yoga
  • Vegetarian Food

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Stay on fullboard

from 3 nights, double room, full-board


  • Fullboard
  • Use of outdoor pool and sunbeds

Telephone booking code: 720P2

Personalise your stay

Classic Ayurveda

from 7 nights, double room, full-board



  • Panchakarma (cleansing)
  • Rejuvenation

Contraindications: Acute inflammation, malignant tumors, infectious diseases, tuberculosis.

For Ayurveda Panchakarma we recommend a stay of 3, better 4 weeks.

  • Ayurvedic full board
  • Herbal teas and water
  • First / intermediate and final consultation with the Ayurveda doctor Determination of the doshas and preparation of the individual treatment plan
  • Ayurvedic treatments (daily approx. 2 hours), e.g. Herbal oil full body massage with head massage (partly synchronous), inhalations, panchakarma (Ayurveda detoxification with special herbal juices), Shirodhara oil forehead casting
  • Ayurvedic herbal medicines during the cure
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Transfer from / to Trivandrum Airport or Nikki's Nest

Recommended for the following conditions

Heart / Vessels / Circulation, High blood pressure, Locomotor system, Metabolism / Stomach / Intestines, Respiratory system / Asthma, Skin / Allergies, Stress / Exhaustion

We have already calculated the following discounts for you:

  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 13: 1 night free
  • Stay 14 nights - pay for just 12: 2 nights free
  • 5% Extended-stay Bonus

All available discounts

Telephone booking code: 720P1

Personalise your stay

Duke's Forest Lodge in detail

Your Hotel

☀ Duke's Forest Lodge is located on the edge of the Peppara Wildlife Park, in the foothills of the Ponmudi Mountains, on a 40 hectare property with rubber plantation, palm trees, cocoa and coffee plants.

Reception, safe, internet access, money exchange.

How You Reside

5 private villas built on pillars have a bathroom and bedroom, fan and a large terrace on the 1st floor, at ground level there is an open relaxation room with plunge pool. 4 standard rooms in the old manor house (approx. 10 minutes walk from the restaurant) with shower, fan and telephone. Single rooms are double rooms for single use.

DBL/ Pool Villa

5 built on pillars private villas with bathroom and bedroom and a large terrace on the 1st floor, at ground level there is an open relaxation room with a plunge pool.

Balcony or terrace

SGL/Pool Villa

5 private villas built on pillars with bathroom and bedroom and a large terrace on the 1st floor, at ground level there is an open relaxation room with a plunge pool. SGL= DBL are double rooms for single use.

Balcony or terrace

DBL/ Standard

4 standard rooms in the old manor house (about 10 minutes walk from the restaurant) are equipped with shower, fan and telephone.

SGL/ Standard

4 standard rooms in the old manor house (about 10 minutes walk from the restaurant) are equipped with shower, fan and telephone. SGL= DBL are double rooms for single use.

Dining & Leisure

The stylish, airy restaurant with view of the Kallar River and the adjoining jungle offers tasty ayurvedic and international dishes with ingredients mainly from own cultivation. Ayurveda programme guests get their food according to their individual dosha type.

Health & Treatments

Professional ayurvedic purification and regeneration treatments take place in the Ayurveda Center,which has already been awarded with the Green Leaf Certificate for authentic Ayurveda, under the direction of experienced Ayurveda teams, mostly "borrowed" from the main resort Nikkis Nest. If required, an Ayurveda doctor can stay for several days in Dukes Lodge. After consultion with the doctors, a combination of the two houses during the stay is possible. Yoga and meditation are available as well.

Free Time

The team of the Lodge is happy to help you with your free time activities. Recommended are trips in the beautiful surroundings, for example on an elephant, or a trip to the sister hotel Nikki's Nest located directly at the beach. Boat and trekking tours and Jeep Safaris are also offered.
Nice big swimming pool with sunbeds and umbrellas.
During peak season, cultural events take place on the terrace at the river.

Getting There

Return Airport Transfers: Included with Ayurveda programmes and accompanying persons.

Nearby Airports
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) : (approx. 40 km / 87 minutes)

Additional information

Are you looking for the perfect place for a yoga retreat with your yoga group? Away from the hustle and bustle, you can practice yoga and meditate privately in the yoga pavilion overlooking the river and jungle. The garden and pool between the yoga units invite you to relax, the ayurvedic meals (full board) gently fill your stomachs. Ayurvedic treatments and excursions can supplement the yoga program on request.

Further information on request.


Please note that Duke's Forest Lodge will be closed from 1.4.-14.4.19 due to renovation work.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

Customer reviews

Marvelous 4.6 / 5.0
100% would recommend
Wellness area
5 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Katrin L.

    ‘Green retreat away from the hustle and bustle’ Original review

    If you are tired of the sea and love the rainforest, then this is the place for you. For everyone else, it could be too lonely, especially in off-season times. If that does not bother you, you will experience a wonderful nature. show more

    • Hotel in general
      A total of 6 houses with sufficient distance to the "neighbors" and thus first-class private atmosphere. Thanks to the ceiling fan, you can even sit outside on the large terrace in the evening. Large rooms, huge bed with neat mosquito net.
    • Service and hospitality
      Both the reception and the daily service were very friendly and helpful, from the management of the restaurant staff to the security and cleaning service.
    • Cuisine
      The food was quite good, you could do it a little lovingly.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Rated here is the "Ayurveda clinic", which can be reached on foot. Clean bright rooms, you feel good.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Professional Ayurveda applications

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    • May 2018
    • 4 - 8 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Kerstin H.
    from Germany

    ‘very good and relaxing’ Original review

    Here you will find peace and relaxation in the countryside. show more

    • Hotel in general
      Beautiful location in the countryside, surrounded by tropical vegetation and a rubber plantation and a good bit away from any distraction. Ideal to unwind.
    • Service and hospitality
      Each of the staff is friendly and attentive and endeavored to the absolute satisfaction of the guests. Here you are really a king as a guest.
    • Cuisine
      Varied, always freshly cooked, of course dosh related and always delicious. Even small special requests are met.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Small Ayurveda clinic in the countryside, a bit away from the hotel, which guarantees a small daily walk. There is a star deduction for the pool, which is cleaned every day meticulously, but has its best days already behind.
    • Treatments and programmes
      Attentive Ayurvedic doctor who is present daily. Very good staff. The two hours daily treatment are incredibly soothing.

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    • January 2018
    • 17 - 23 days
    • solo
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Irène S.
    from Switzerland

    ‘I had a fantastic holiday’ Original review

    Relaxing ayurveda in beautiful nature for guests who appreciate peace and can take good care of themselves. The resort offers little activity. show more

    • Hotel in general
      I stayed at Duke's for 14 days before switching to Nikki's nest for two more days. My rating therefore refers to Duke's: Spacious, beautiful bungalow with private paddling pool, mooring, and large terrace. Nature is wild and beautiful. Every evening a beguiling concert of birds, wild animals, crickets and the rushing river.
    • Service and hospitality
      I experienced a motivated and friendly crew, who made every effort to make my stay as pleasant as possible. However, the English skills of most of the staff are very limited. I would imagine that with small activities (cooking class, hike, bird watching, etc.) a more varied program could be offered.
    • Cuisine
      The kitchen was excellent, the food lovingly prepared and presented.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      I appreciated the pool for a daily dip. The Ayurveda clinic was very clean. As I said, did not do much on their own, which is easily tolerated with an Ayurveda programme.
    • Treatments and programmes
      I get daily 2-2.5 hours of use with almost daily medical consultation and had the impression that I was in competent hands. Daily yoga class. At the end, I felt relaxed, cleansed and amazed what 16 treatment days can do.

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    • December 2017
    • 12 - 16 days
    • 60 to 69 years
  • Uta S.
    from Germany

    ‘very relaxing’ Original review

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    • Treatments and programmes
      nicely laid out at wonderful place in nature

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    • January 2016
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 40 to 49 years
  • Irène S.
    from Switzerland

    ‘It was a little paradise’ Translated by Google

    An Ayurveda cure in this nature under experienced guidance and supervised by a helpful, motivated crew is an experience. show more

    • Hotel in general
      The complex is beautifully built in the traditional architectural style of Kerala with a pool and spacious bungalows. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The crowd always manageable. But you have to love nature. Once a swarming termite people took my bungalow into hiding. Once, during the flowering of coffee beans, many honeybees moved into the attic.
    • Service and hospitality
      The atmosphere is very good, the staff helpful and attentive. Dukes is a small resort. There are never many guests there. The company is therefore family and personal.
    • Cuisine
      The kitchen was excellent. I have to comply because of food intolerances a diet that was followed without problems from the kitchen.
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      The pool is maintained and cleaned daily. One of the staff provides fresh flower mandalas in the clinic and at the front desk. She also put little bouquets in my bungalow. Everything is lovingly maintained. Valuable were also the daily yoga classes with a signed yoga master.
    • Treatments and programmes
      As you know, the full effect of an Ayurvedic treatment does not appear until after your return home. I felt already at the end of the cure recovered and cleaned, have the impression that the purification worked and the medical care differentiated responded to the individual needs.

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    • February 2019
    • 12 - 16 days
    • solo
    • 60 to 69 years

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