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Fabulous 4.3/5.0

7 Ratings from our customers

Fabulous 4.3/5.0

Duke's Forest Lodge Standard

Ayurveda & yoga retreat in a jungle paradise

Ecologically designed resort in the midst of Mother Nature, far from hustle and bustle and stress. Switch off with a view of the jungle and the river. Ayurvedic oils from own production, sister hotel of Nikki's Nest.

Most Popular Hotel Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • In nature
  • Ayurveda doctor
  • Yoga
  • Vegetarian meals

Packages and Programmes with Best Price Guarantee

Jungle Retreat

from 3 nights, double room, Breakfast



  • Use of outdoor pool and sunbeds

Additionally included for SpaDreams guests

  • 5% regular customer bonus 1.11.23/24 -31.3.24/25 from 3rd repeat visit with SpaDreams 
  • Rebook and cancel free of charge up to 14 days before arrival with the Flex Upgrade
  • For all details see Flex Upgrade

Telephone booking code: 720P2

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Duke's Forest Lodge in Detail

Your Ayurveda Resort

☀ Duke's Forest Lodge is located on the edge of the Peppara Wildlife Conservation Park, at the foothills of the Ponmudi mountains, on approx. 40 hectares of land with rubber plantation, palm trees, cocoa and coffee plants. Reception, safe, internet access, currency exchange.

How You Reside

5 private villas built on pillars have 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 DBL for single use.

DBL/Pool Villa

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

Room code for telephone bookings: 720D1

SGL/Pool Villa

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

Room code for telephone bookings: 720E1


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

Room code for telephone bookings: 720D2


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

Room code for telephone bookings: 720E2

Dining & Leisure

The airy restaurant overlooks the clear Kallar River and the adjacent jungle and serves tasty Ayurvedic dishes with ingredients mostly grown on site.

Ayurveda Center

In the Ayurveda Center (currently healing therapies only on request), under the direction of an experienced Ayurveda team, which is predominantly "borrowed" from the well-known sister resort Nikki's Nest, Ayurvedic regeneration and purification therapies are carried out. The complementary Ayurvedic medicine used consists exclusively of herbal products. In consultation with the doctors, a combination of the two houses is possible during the stay. The oils for both resorts are produced in-house on the plantation at Duke's. Yoga and meditation in the in-house "Prakarthi" Yoga Shala round off the offer.

Free Time

Large outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas. Walks over the plantation. The team will be happy to help organize excursions to the surrounding area, boat and trekking tours or jeep safaris.

Getting There

Transfer airport. TRV for Ayurveda retreat and accompanying person included (there & back). 

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

Yoga Retreat

Are you looking for the perfect place for a yoga retreat with your yoga group? Secluded from all the hustle and bustle, you can practice yoga and meditate in complete privacy in the yoga pavilion overlooking the river and jungle. The garden and pool invite you to relax between yoga sessions, and the Ayurvedic meals (full board) gently fill your stomachs. Ayurvedic treatments and excursions can be added to the yoga program upon request. More information on request.

Hotel Amenities at a Glance

Customer Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5.0
86% would recommend
Wellness area
7 Ratings from real clients At SpaDreams, only clients who have travelled with us can submit a review.
  • Martine D.
    from France

    ‘Warm welcome, soothing and very peaceful place. Very professional care’ Original review (automatically translated)

    Very nice to start the cure appeared Duke’s forest place so conducive to rest and rejuvenation. And the staff so lovely and very caring! We really liked it Thank you show more

    • Hotel in general
      Very spacious room, comfortable bed and linen changed daily. Delicious restaurant and surrounding forest of Hévéas very pleasant.
    • Service and hospitality
      We felt in a cocoon.
    • Cuisine
      Varied and delicious cuisine
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Nothing to complain about all good
    • Treatments and programmes
      Excellent doctor and caring and professional therapists

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    • January 2020
    • 12 - 16 days
    • as a couple
  • Anonymous Guest

    ‘Can do a lot better’ Original review (automatically translated)

    Hotel very clean, hotel staff very attentive, BUT:    1 - Transfer back to the airport much too early (starting at 5:30 am, and then we waited 4 hours at the airport with no exit outside the terminal because the security at the entrance of the terminal prohibits it.)    2 - Return to airport transfer poorly executed: the taxi left us at the wrong terminal, so we had to take another taxi at our expense     3 - There was only one male masseur, who "smeared" more than he massaged. The massages was very repetitive. I am used to SPA & massage, it is the worst I have done.     4 - In addition, with my 2 boys care was obligatorily spread from 10:30 am to 15:30. So impossible to make an excursion all together in the vicinity, and impossible to lunch together at noon (my first gacon ended his care around 12:30, so the time to take a shower and recovered he was at the restaurant around 13h qd I started at 13:30 my care) .... Too bad not to be able to eat with his 2 children during the week of stay ... It's not really the goal of a week together show more

    • Hotel in general
      Hotel very clean, restauartion varied and symathetic even if it is vegetarian, we enjoy
    • Service and hospitality
      The waiters are very friendly, always ready to help
    • Spa, treatment and pool area
      Null masseur, he drowns you under a ton of oil then daubs .....
    • Treatments and programmes
      Organization and planning of care were more than nil. As there was only one masseur, impossible to change anything, and impossible to release a half day with my 2 children (boys) to visit all together the area. Yoga is nice, but meditation was incomprehensible. A Dutch couple was traveling with us, they gave up after 3 days.

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    • July 2019
    • 4 - 8 days
    • 50 to 59 years
  • Irène S.
    from Switzerland

    ‘It was a little paradise’ Original review (automatically translated)

    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
  • 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
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