Periyar is located in the central Kerala amidst the cool hills of the western Ghatswhere the heartland luxuriate in matted coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom plantations.
The pride of Kerala and a testimony to nature's splendour and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar Lake - an artificial lake. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands.
The birdlife comprises of Darters, Cormorants, Kingfishers, the great Malabar Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongoes.
Spice Village truly complimenting its name and a tribute to the ancient way of life. The Resort is set around the former ranger’s home with fruit trees, rare herbs and abundance of flowering plants. The locally sourced materials contributing to its natural tribal village look.
It offers 52 individual tribal styled thatched roof standard and Deluxe Villas with a sit out verandah. Modern plumbing, conformable beds, and hot showers takes place but in setting striped down to its natural essence.
In cuisine don’t forget to try 50 Mile diet, sound like one has to win it over 50 miles walk but it just means that’all the ingredients used in cooking has been sourced within 50 mile radius.
The Woodhouse Bar was earlier the home of the forest ranger A.A Woods now a well-stocked library with a billiards table.
The facilities include swimming pool, Ayurveda and Yoga center, Basketball and Badminton court etc.
Niraamaya Retreat Cardamom Club
NIRAAMAYA perched amidst the acres of cardamom plantation carefully blends into this wild outpost. Wrapped in the cool embrace of a rainforest and hidden amongst majestic trees.
It offers cottages overlooking the deep valleys and a gurgling stream meandering through the property.
The All day dining restaurant is set against the forested valley that offers great sun set views. The cosy bar is a great place to unwind after an adventurous day.
There is an opportunity to try your hands on authentic traditional recipes with the chef.
The retreat also features a Spa.
A Luxury plantation house set in 7 acres of private estate close Periyar wildlife sanctuary. It is surrounded by a pristine Cardamom and Pepper plantation offering boutique accommodations suited to individuals, couples, or small families.
It has range of accommodation including Two Suites, Two Private Pool Villas, One Presidential Suite and Deluxe Room. All the suites are individually designed and have a country house feel.
Dining here is an experience as it is tailored to individual’s taste and choice.
A very good place to experience the plantation experience along with the wildlife around the region.