Thekkady, picturesquely located in Kerala's highlands, is naturalist's
paradise. The renowned Periyar Tiger Reserve with its unspoit tropical
forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life is located here.
At the very heart of the sanctuary is the serene Periyar Lake nurturing the
encircling jungles and providing an enchanting setting for its rich
But the spell really begins long before the destination. The journey to
Thekkady takes you though quaint little hill-towns and softly contoured hill
slopes surrounded by plantations of tea, coffee and spices likje cardamom
and pepper. The very air, fresh and rejuvenating, is fragrant with the
delicate aromas of this spice district.
The deep tranquility of the scenic vistas blends with the exhilaration of
adventure activities to make for a unique holiday experience.
SERENITY MARKS MUTHOOT CARDAMOM COUNTY
The resort's 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 modern living.
Home is not where you live, but where they understand you. The cottages are
built on various levels, following the natural contours of the hillock
within the resort. Each cottage with its spacious bedroom and private
verandah is equipped with all modern facilities.
Detailed Itinerary (Package One : 2 nights & 3 days)
Day 1 :
Arrival at Muthoot Cardmom County (MCC)-welcome drink-lunch-jeep safari to
the mountains-return-dinner-overnight stay at MCC.
Day 2 :
Start on the jungles trek at 7:30 am from the boat landing, for about one
and a half hours (approx 4 kms)-Packed breakfast from MCC-start off on the
bamboo raft (weather permitting) which takes you on a unique trip into the
core areas of the jungle and also the non-tourism zones, to see a variety of
wildlife including Elephants-Tiger-Leopard-Bison (Gaur)-Sambar deer
Otters-Bear-Wild dogs-A rich variety of bird life can also be observed.
Lunch will be served in the jungle (prepared by forest staff)-Continue
rafting and at about 3.30 pm the raft will drop you on the shore- Trek
further-reach the Forest Bunglow for an overnight stay in the middle of the
jungle-A guard will stay with you and also cook and serve dinner-Leave for
MCC at7:00 am the next morning, after a refreshing hot cup fo black
Day 3 :
Breakfast at 9:30 am at the resort-As a grand finale, relax with an
Ayurvedic massage ( can also be done on the first day after the Jeep
Package Two : (3 nights & 4 days)
Day 4 :
This is an extension of package One-Stay the night at MCC. Check out the
The forest Bunglow is owned and maintained by the Forest Department. This
trek is a complete rough-it-out experience, where you will get to commune
closely with Nature, manage with just the basic essentials andpay due
respect to the rules and regulations of the Forest.
PERIYAR MAGIC (2 nights / 3 days)
Get in touch with Nature and experience the magical effectgs of the lush
green tropical forests, the clean rejuvenating air and the splendid beauty
of the surroundings while you enjoy your holiday at Muthoot Cardamom County.
Terms and Conditions:
- Welcome drink, Complimentary fruit basket, Complementary soft drinks &
mineral water (limited)
- Accommodation in Periyar Cottage, Boating in Periyar lake, Guided
Spice Tour, Complimentary 1 hr snooker (15 yrs and above) or video
- All meals inclusive,
- All taxes inclusive,
- Attractive discounts on purchases from gift shop and Ayurvedic
- Package available only on APAI US$ 221 for a couple on twin sharing
- Exta person @ US$ 55 nett.
- Child below 12 without extra bed @ US$ 17 nett,
- Extra child with bed @ US$ 41 nett.,
- The package can be ungraded into Deluxe @ US$ 266 and Suite @ US$
- Check-in & check-out time is 12 noon.
- Meal Plan: Breakfast @ US$ 3 per head.
- Lunch & dinner @ US$ 5 per head.
- Children 5-12 years, 50% of adult meal charge
- Extra bed @ US$ 10 plus taxes
- One child (per room) below 5 years no charge.
- All major credit cards accepted
- Local taxes of 7.5% on non AC and 15% taxes on AC rooms.
Almost 280 bird species depend on this eco-region-Malabar hornbill, black
and white body with a large horn-shaped yellow bill, flight is noisy and
clumsy-Darter (snakebird), black with silver streaks, its long slender neck
resembles a snake especially while swimming Lesser Pied Kingfisher, black
and white, with a sharp bill- Dabchick (little grebe)- Grey heron
White-necked Stork- Brahmini Kite, are among the most commonly sighted.
The goal-antelope Nilgiri tahr is found nowhere else in the world also
endemic to the region- Malabar parakeet- Malabar grey hornbill Nilgiri
pipit-Nilgiri fly-catcher- Elephants, perhaps alone among land animals, who
use infra sound (low frequency) to communicate to each other-The tiger,
elusive and difficult to see, hiding itself in dense thickets most of the
time unless there has been a long dry spell- Flying lizard,Flying snake-King
cobra-malabar flying squirrel-Bear-Porcupine Wild Boar, are some of the
other wildlife attractions.
This is one of the world's most important eco-regions protecting near
endemic and wholly endemic species-The lunch forests, nourished by the long
and copious monsoon (over 99 inches annually) act as a giant filtration
plant and purifies the air, rejuvenating all life forms-Over a quarter of
India's plant species, including rare and endangered ones, are found here
Orchids-Fungi-Sandalwood- Teak Mahogany-Rosewood-medicinal plants the
layered vegetation includes evergreen 'sholas' typical to the Western
Ghats-The three protected sanctuaries of the Western Ghats region covers
less than 1% of the total area.