It was definitely a nice retreat to stay in Kerala for a few days. It was extremely cool, quiet, and fresh. We had great meals everyday, and had a very leisurely time. We played games, ate food, walked around and basically felt like we were taken care of. The quietness can be shocking after being in the city for a time. I was used to the city traffic and constant hum. However, once you refocus your senses to listen to the natural settings of the babbling brook, the bird calls, the monkey knocking at your door (really, they did), you then begin to feel like yourself again.