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♦ Approved by Ministry of Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism

Best Thekkady Hotels and Resorts

Resort Name Facilities
Spice Village Swimming Pool, Badminton, Tennis, Ayurveda Centre, Indoor Games
Shalimar Spice Garden Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Ayurveda And Yoga Centre
Tree Top Thekkady Room Service, Water Safari, Nature Treks, Internet Access, Money Changer
Oxigen Resorts Children’s Park, Library, Recreational Centre, Indoor Games
Green Woods Resort Swimming Pool With Jacuzzi, Mini Gym, Curio Shop, Library, Badminton Court.Nature Tours, Plant A Tree Program.
Muthoot Cardamom County Health Club, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium ,Library, Yoga Room, Souvenir Store
Anavilasam Jeep Safary, Elephant Ride, Trekking, Jungle Patrol, Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking
Blooming Paradise Ayurveda Spa, Coffee Shop, Handicraft Shop, Money Exchange, Indoor Games, Spacious Car Parking
Rangerwood Castle Boating, Nature Walk, The Periyar Tiger Trail, Border Hiking, Bamboo Rafting, Jungle Patrol,Jeep Safari, Elephant Ride, Spice Tour
Periyar Meadows Private Balconies, Doctor On Call, 24 Hours Room Service, Modern Amenities, Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Regional Dishes, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Jungle Safari
Elephant Court Ayurvedic Treatments, Poolside View, Coffee Shop
Mountain Courtyard Tv,Wi-Fi, Coffee/Tea Maker, Wellness Centre, Swimming Pool
Woodnote Wildlife Sanctuary, Panoramic Spice Plantations
Peppervine Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Conference Hall, Outdoor, Swimming Pool And Spa.
Abad Green Forest Ayurveda Centre, Swimming Pool
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Thekkady lush greenery and wildlife has attracted a plethora of niche resorts in the area. Kerala Tour Packages takes a look at some of the must visit places in Thekkady.

Spice Village - 4* Resort

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The Villa Romantica

Spice Village is a group of white washed bungalows with thick elephant grass thatched roofs and large verandahs all around. The bungalows are scattered around the Village's luxuriant spice gardens, many of which are used in the resort's kitchen. The resort has limited room service since it is spread out over eight acres. However, the buffet meals are lavish affairs with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The meals are laid out in the resort's dining room. All around are handmade tables and benches made from rubber wood. There is another restaurant, The Tiffin Room, with its more than a hundred year old antique rosewood furniture. In addition, there is a well-stocked bar. At the centre of the village is the swimming pool and there are facilities for badminton, table tennis and a host of indoor games. The hotel has a resident botanist to answer guest's queries about the wide variety of trees and spices around.


The following are some of the experiences that you can look forward to during your stay at the Spice Village resort.

  • Learn about different spices – The master chefs at the resort are happy to share some of the secrets of traditional Kerala cooking at the evening cookery classes. Here, you can learn about a variety of spices, how to use and combine them to savour the special magic they add to the ordinary of foods.
  • Try your hand at making paper – There’s a paper-making centre at the resort, which recycles waste papers to prepare notepads, luggage tags, menus, etc.
  • Walk in nature – If you love bird watching or a fishing enthusiast, a gentle walk around the resort in Thekkady will give you a memorable experience. The naturalists will guide and explain to you about the flora and fauna of the region.
  • Visit the neighbouring pepper plantation – Depending on the season, you can take a trip to the pepper plantation. You can pluck the peppercorns when they begin to redden. That’s the right time to pluck them, just before they are completely ripe. Also, make sure to wash up before touching our eyes or nose.
  • Trek at the Periyar Tiger Reserve – As the Periyar Wildlife Reserve is very close to the resort, you can plan many short and long treks through the reserve.

Rooms : 52 private cottages.
Cuisine : Multi cuisine, three dining areas, Tiffin Room and cookery classes.


Facilities:
• Swimming Pool

• Badminton
• Tennis

• Ayurveda Centre
• Indoor Games

• Regular Doctors on call

 

Distance:
190 Kms from Cochin Airport
145 Kms from Madurai Airport

Shalimar Spice Garden

Built on a verdant land unscathed by modernization, the Shalimar Spice Garden is a perfect blend of European and Indian living without diluting the rich heritage of Kerala. The resort merges with the spice gardens that encompass it, is the verdant landscape bordering the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The architecture of the cottages is a fusion of Indian concepts and Western comfort.

With its natural environment and ambience, Shalimar is the perfect place to be, for you to get closer to nature. The pace of life here is so easy and peaceful that even the birds and the butterflies do not seem to be in a hurry. The gentle mountain stream meanders through the property and a wooden bridge built over the stream connects the resort to the outside world. The lush foliage of the coffee, cardamom and other spices plants surrounding the cottages provide privacy for each cottage.

At Shalimar Spice Garden, you can indulge yourselves in Shalimar plantation tour, Shalimar nature walk, Shalimar panorama walk, and many more. The Shalimar plantation tour lets you discover many spices and Ayurvedic plants. All the spices that are used in the dishes are freshly ground from the resorts own spice plantation.

The Shalimar nature walk takes you through narrow pathways and open vegetations, finally making your way to the outskirts of the Murikkadi village.

In the Shalimar panorama walk, you can expect to see many beautiful panoramas of the unpaved roads between spice fields and crops as well as a view into Tamil Nadu. Other activities you can participate in include community-based ecotourism programmes, nature walks, night patrolling in the eco-development zones of the tiger reserve, border hiking, bamboo rafting on Periyar lake, elephant rides in the spice plantations, etc.


Facilities:
• Swimming Pool

• Restaurant

• Ayurveda and yoga center


Distance:
From Trivandrum/ Kovalam (255 kms- 6 hours), Cochin (185 kms- 4 1/2 hrs) and Madurai (140 kms- 3 hrs). The nearest railway station is Kottayam (100 kms- 3 1/2 hrs).

Tree Top Thekkady - 3* Hotel

The resort is built in a typical Kerala hillside village style. It is a set of cute cottages nestling against the bacHotel Treetop is an escape into an idyllic world of peace and quiet. The hotel comprises neat little gabled cottages and rooms with tiled roofs reminiscent of the Raj bungalows. At down-to-earth prices, superb service and warm hospitality, Hotel Treetop has to be savoured at leisure. The hotel also has an independent bungalow with a self-contained kitchen, living area and bedrooms that can accommodate four families comfortably. Each cottage has its own private sit-out from where one can see birds, sambar or wild boars. The rooms have cable TV and direct-dial telephone facilities.The multi-cuisine restaurant of the hotel offers a range of delectable dishes. In addition, the hotel organizes water safaris on the nearby Periyar Lake, nature treks of adjacent spice plantations and Ayurvedic massages by trained masseurs.

The rooms at Hotel Treetop, Thekkady ensure that the occupants are not cut off from the natural environment and the lush greenery of the abundant trees. Besides, the hotel offers some of the best rooms in Thekkady that are spacious and have a peaceful and serene ambience about them. Even if you are not stepping out of the property, you have several options to spend your time. The recreation area, a children's play area, hammocks and a mini-library ensure that you have a great time at your stay in the hotel.

As Hotel Treetop is in close proximity to several tourist attractions in Thekkady, Kerala, you can plan and arrange for the best things to do in Thekkady depending on your interests.


Rooms : Independent bungalow, private cottages and rooms
Cuisine : Multi-cuisine restaurant
Facilities : Room service, water safari, nature treks, internet access, money changer
Access: From Cochin International Airport: 145 km; Thrivananthapuram: 230 km; and Madurai Airport: 148 km; Madurai Railway Station: 135 km; and, Bus Stand : 4 km.

Oxigen Resorts


Magical canopy of dense- thick- green forest, the Periyar wildlife sanctuary,is one of India's best tiger reserves. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Famous for its virgin greenery, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the reserve promises visitors a spectacular getaway.

Nestling amidst all this spectacle is Oxigen Resorts - a jungle resort that beautifully packages adventure with comfort. An ideal place to enjoy all that Thekkady has to offer, stay at Wild Corridor will awaken the adventurer in you. This exquisite resort transports you to a whole new world as you enter its lobby. The infamous Indian hospitality ensures that you feel at home the moment you walk in the door. Ideally furnished, the resort offers premium rooms and service to its guests. The secluded and eco-friendly resort can arrange nature tours around the wildlife sanctuary, spice plantations as well as visit to the nearby villages. In case you are staying back indoors, you can idly sip tea in comfy chairs while looking at the panoramic view of the mountains and forests.

Facilities : Children's park, Library, Recreational centre, Indoor games

Green Woods Resort

Lush green forests, cool breeze and abundant wildlife beckon you to the Green Woods Resort, Thekkady. Treat your aesthetic senses with the breathtaking beauty of Thekkady, while your mind takes a break from the mundane.
Green Woods is located on a quaint hill, surrounded by spice plantation, besides being just a stone’s throw away from the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Drive up the winding road, straight into the heart of Green Woods, and remember to leave your watch behind-because time simply stops here.

 

Facilities:
Apart from ensuring that your holidays are the best ever at Thekkady, Green Woods is also your best choice when it comes to mixing work with play. The expansive Conference Hall at Green Woods ensures that your official meetings and discussions are conducted in style, with the latest technical back up.
Additionally, if you love to take a dip, Green Woods has a refreshing swimming pool with a Jacuzzi that will invigorate your mind, body and soul. Alternatively, you could also visit the Recreation Centre, Mini-gym, Curio Shop, Library or the Badminton Court. If you have kids, head to the Children’s Play Area. Green Woods also has other essential facilities such as Doctor on Call, Travel Desk, Safe Deposit Locker and Internet Cafe.

Green Woods, Thekkady also offers many recreational activities for its guests that are on-site or close by making it one of the most preferred hotels in Thekkady.

  • Nature tours – The nature tours at Green Woods are guided by the resident naturalists, who educate the guests on the fascinating ways in which nature functions. The tour begins at the resort and is a great addition to your Thekkady tourism package. As a part of an environmental conservation awareness initiative, the guests are guided through nature, where a variety of flowers, fruits, spice plants thrive. During the tour, the guests are also encouraged to plant a tree.
  • Plant a Tree program – Participate in the Plant a Tree program at Green Woods and contribute to the mission of protecting and sustaining the environment.
  • Learn to wear a Sari or a Dhoti – The Sari is a traditional garment worn by women and is regarded as a symbol of grace and culture. On the other hand, the Dhoti is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth that men wrap around the waist and knot it. The staff at Green Wood show a demonstration of how the garments are worn so that the guests may learn to do them on their own.
  • Enjoy the evening cultural programmes – Kerala is the home to many classical and folk performing art forms. Many talented artists are invited to showcase their talents at the resort.
  • Ethnic cuisine demonstration – Daily demonstrations and explanations of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Kerala’s cuisine are done by the chefs at Green Woods resorts, Thekkady. Guests can also take lessons from them to learn to cook these dishes.

Green Woods have come up with plunge pool villas, a unique tree house accommodation the VANYA.

The specialties of Vanya are

• A tree house nestled in 8 acres of thick vegetation, next to the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
• Pure Nature- as it is and as it should be.
• Breathtaking view of Mountains and Valleys.
• Let the adventurer in you take over-Tree house can be accessed only through trekking.
• Be ready to welcome Indian Bisons, Boars, Deers and Elephants who might give you a surprise walk-in, accompanied by the musical cacophony of crickets and nightingales.
• Let your lungs feast on the oxygen and your olfactory nerves enjoy the exhilarating aroma of nature.
• Quench your thirst with sweet natural spring water.
• Being eco-conscious, the only energy sources are Solar and Wind generated.
• Get close to nature and enjoy the sumptuous local cuisines consisting of sweet potatoes, Tapiocas and yams.
• A person at your beck and call, all through your stay.

 

The new inventory status will be

Aranya - 06 rooms
Kanana - 18 rooms
Plunge pool villas - 02 nos.
Vanya - the tree house - 01 no.

 

Muthoot Cardamom County - 4* Resort

The Resort dream location, unhurried style, and the attentive concern to hospitality never fail to leave lasting memories. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens against green-clad mountains, each of the simple yet stylish cottages present the finest in the modern living Cardamom County Plantation Theme Resort is set amidst lush forests surrounding the area known as Cardamom County. The resort provides a variety of accommodation ranging from deluxe cottages to a suite cottage. The deluxe cottages are well-appointed and are modern in look and features. The cottages are all on a height and the private balconies have some of the best views of the Kumily Hills and the forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The Resort believes in service and old-fashioned hospitality. Each of the rooms has large bathrooms with bathtubs.

Rooms : 32 villas with thatched roofs, built on stilts.

Cuisine: Multi cuisine restaurant.

Facilities :

• Health Club • Swimming pool
• Gymnasium • Library
• Yoga Room • Souvenir store
• Billiards Room • Recreation room
• Ayurvedic Centre • Multi-Cuisine restaurant
• Cultural entertainment

Anavilasam

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is a new (2009) plantation house on 7 acres of private estate. (Just 8 km from Thekkady (Periyar wildlife sanctuary) It is surrounded by a pristine Cardamom and Pepper plantation.Owned by Salim Pushpanath a photographer and publisher in Tourism.

As a vacation retreat, this property gives the sensation of an exotic far away destination without the hassle of traffic. Luxuriously appointed yet casual and welcoming, this is a boutique accommodation suited for individuals, couples, or small families in search of a personalized country retreat.

The contemporary classic design includes two suites, both appointed with a luxurious bed and linens. Both suites are individually styled and have an elegant country-house feel where comfort is paramount. Natural fabrics, like Indian linens, cottons, wools and silks add to the feeling of understated luxury. A stylish fireplace and book shelves in the main living room and the dining area connect the two suites.

The spacious suites offer 600 square feet of indoor space. French doors open onto an oversized private living room with views of the surrounding hillsides and cardamom plants. The suites feature a king sized bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area, work desk, dining table, and pantry with refrigerator. Both suites feature a veranda and spacious bathrooms with separate showers, double vanities, large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.

Refreshingly cool, neutral walls provide a calming backdrop for the eclectic mix of international styles that have been featured within the homestead. A general Plantation Theme is featured throughout the estate, and is subtly echoed in the interior décor.

The rooms open onto stunning wrap-around stone tiled verandas with sweeping views of the estate. Hospitality is generous and abundant, and our staff is willing and able to be flexible in order to meet everyone’s needs and desires.

The Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is just eight kilometres away from the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is surrounded by an exquisite cardamom and pepper plantation. It is an ideal place to see how spices are grown, harvested and processed. You can also visit the nearby village, where you can find typical Kerala-style homes. During your stay at the Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House, you can check out the following experiences as well.

  • Ayurvedic therapies and treatments – Ayurveda is the way to long-lasting mental and physical well-being. The centuries-old science of Ayurveda can help you get rid of many ailments as well as rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
  • Take a tour of the plantations – The Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House arranges a guided tour around the spice plantations for its guests. The tour lasts for about thirty minutes, where one can get much information about these spices.
  • Learn to cook one authentic dish of Kerala from the chef at the resort.
  • Spend some time watching exotic and colourful birds found in the region. Some of the species you can find there are hornbills, mynahs, treepies, racket-tailed drongos, Indian kingfishers, etc.


Facilitiers:
• Jeep Safary • Elephant Ride • Trekking • Jungle Patrol • Bamboo Rafting • Boarder Hiking

Distance:
8km from Thekkady, 258km from Trivandrum, 188 km from Cochin, 110 km from Kottayam, 110 km from Munnar, 140 km from Kumarakom

Blooming Paradise

Hotel Blooming Paradise invites you to stay where the emerald green forest wearing the Diamond Water Garland, and fill their morning cup of tea with the most cherishing experiences and entertainments. Blooming Paradise, a much awaited delightful get away theme based hotel, is on the bank rocks of Periyar lake, Thekkadi.

Facilities:
• Ayurveda Spa
• Coffee Shop
• Handicraft Shop
• Money Exchange
• Indoor Games
• Spacious Car parking

Rangerwood Castle

Rangerwood Nature Castle is a true window to the wild. In the resort, each window opens to the wild life. Away from the urban rushes, Rangerwood offers you a true holiday. The cottages are spacious and well furnished with all the modern amenities. Located close to the entrance of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady. Rangerwood Nature Castle have over 40 years experience in tourism industry.

The Rangerwood Nature Castle is quite popular as the best Thekkady resorts among tourists looking for a stay in a natural environment. A major highlight of the resort is its treehouses with modern facilities that are on par with star rated resorts and hotels. A tall and strong net fencing separates the treehouses from Periyar Tiger Reserve and keeps the wild animals from entering the property. The treehouses offer a wide balcony which will allow you to see and enjoy a variety of flora and fauna.

The resort also offers a team of well-trained therapists to provide traditional Ayurvedic treatments for spine care, stress management, psoriasis, arthritis, rejuvenation and body purification therapy.


Facilities:

Boating
Nature Walk
The Periyar Tiger Trail
Border Hiking
Bamboo Rafting
6ungle Patrol
Jeep Safari
Elephant ride
Spice Tour

Periyar Meadows

Feel utmost comfort and luxury amid an enriching setting where nature, in its pristine beauty, soothes. Of 18 well furnished, superbly spacious rooms, 2 Executive Rooms provide an awesome, wide lens view of the wildlife sanctuary. And also a good number of zoom lens snapshots. Other elite choices include 3 Deluxe and 13 Standard Rooms, each facilitated with a private balcony that takes you to the
widespread greenery and animal world around. Not only the sights but a crisp and clean air tones up even thoughts and bring forth a renewed body, mind and soul.

Hotel Periyar Meadows, Thekkady lies in a resplendent location to delight and thrill even the ardent nature lovers and travellers. Its proximity to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary brings you closer to tiger trails, elephant herds, gaurs and wild boars. As the resort is also close to other tourist sites such as Gavi, Pandikuzhy, Chellarkovi, etc., planning a visit to these places is easy.


Facilities:

Private Balconies
Doctor on Call
24 hours room service
Modern Amenities
Multi-cuisine Restaurant
Regional Dishes
Trekking
Boat cruise
Jungle safari
Distance:
Madurai International Airport (155kms)
Cochin International Airport (165kms)
Kottayam Railhead (100kms)

Elephant court

The Elephant Court is a luxury resort at Thekkady that is located near the peaceful and scenic Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is close to all other major tourist attractions as well. Spread over four acres of landscaped hills, the resort offers an outdoor pool, spa treatments, gym and well-designed rooms with teak furnishings. The resort is quite popular for its exquisitely carved antique-finished furniture and majestic chandeliers and interiors.

Guests can relax by the poolside, enjoy the traditional Ayurvedic treatments, meditate in the yoga/meditation area, walk around the nearby spice plantations or admire the views of the Wildlife Sanctuary from the roof. The Elephant Court has a restaurant and coffee shop as well that serves delectable Kerala cuisine as well as delights from the other regions of the country.

 

Mountain Courtyard

The Mountain Courtyard, Thekkady sets a new benchmark in hospitality. Situated at about 3kms from Thekkady, the resort offers warm hospitality and ambience between 4.5 acres of pristine nature. Popular tourist attractions like the Periyar Lake, Mangala Devi Temple, Abraham spice garden, and Periyar National Park fall within a 5km radius from the place.

Every room at The Mountain Courtyard are spacious and equipped with facilities such as TV, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker, safe and attached bathrooms with hot/cold water supply. During the stay, guests can pamper themselves at the wellness centre and spa or enjoy the swimming pool. The resort also offers a splendid view of the valley in addition to its comforts and modern facilities.

 

Woodnote

Situated among verdant greenery, dense wildlife sanctuary and panoramic spice plantations, Woodnote, Thekkady is the perfect place to be to experience the irresistible tourist attractions around Thekkady. Woodnote is one of the best resorts in Thekkady that can make your stay memorable with its luxurious accommodations, contemporary architecture, warm hospitality and delectable dishes.

Guests can choose from two different suites, i.e. The Den and The Cavern. Both the suites extend quality comforts as well as place you closer to nature. All the accommodations come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, a kettle, a hairdryer and a desk. The attached bathrooms are provided with a shower and free toiletries. Woodnote has ensured that its guests receive the best amenities and services to make their stay a pleasant one.

 

Peppervine

Peppervine is a leisure-cum-business resort in Thekkady lying in the lap of nature and spice plantations. This is the place to be if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, job targets and traffic jams. With misty mornings, calming sounds of birds, walk into nature and other leisurely activities, Peppervine promises a peaceful stay to its guests. It offers many facilities, such as a multi-cuisine restaurant, conference hall, outdoor swimming pool and spa.

In case you need to catch up on some work, there’s a business centre with modern amenities and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. Peppervine is conveniently located to access all the major attractions in the area like the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, spice markets, elephant safaris, Mullaperiyar Dam, etc.

 

Abad Green Forest

ABAD Green Forest, resorts in Kumily, Thekkady is a heaven for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers. If you are looking for jungle rooms and cottages in Thekkady, ABAD Green Forest can offer them to you and make you feel close to nature. Moreover, it has an Ayurveda centre and a swimming pool to pamper yourself after an exhausting day in nature. It takes around four hours to reach the resort from Kochi. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Spice Plantations are at a walkable distance from the site. One can also check out the scenic views of the surrounding from the balcony given at every room.

 

Something for everyone

Solo or family, couple or group - there'’ no doubt that Thekkady’ resorts offer something special for everyone. We hope you have an enjoyable stay during your next trip to Thekkady.

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