If you are a wildlife enthusiast and plan to spend your vacations around the enchanting Periyar Lake, you are offered a wide array of accommodation units, categorized in several classes. Accommodation in Periyar is unique in terms of 'individual thatched cottages' that resemble a tribal village. The scenic beauty and lifestyle similar to a tribal village is an unforgettable experience for the nature lovers.
Five Star Hotel
This beautiful hotel, built in traditional Keralite architecture, is surrounded by cardamom hills and is adjacent to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in Kumily, 3 km. from Thekkady. Hotel spice village lies 180 km. from Cochin airport and 100 km. from Kottayam railway station. It comprises of 52 private cottages (AC & non AC) and provides guests with Ayurveda centre, swimming pool, and tennis & badminton courts. Its prime location, near the waterways, cardamom hills and wildlife sanctuary, helps tourists in exploring the exotic flora & fauna here.
The rooms are well furnished and have wooden floors, wooden beds, attached washrooms, telephones, internet etc. It offers facilities like conference hall, games room, multi cuisine, three dining areas, tiffin room and cookery classes as well. The hotel owns a landscaped spice garden, due to which the air is always filled with a fresh and pleasant aroma. The hotel's restaurant offers good Indian & intercontinental cuisine. You can experience adventurous water safaris and forest treks here, accompanied by a local or tribal guide. Visiting the nearby cardamom, coffee and other spice plantations is also a great fun.
Located in the natural greens, Hotel Muthoot Cardamom County is 200 km. from Cochin airport and 2 km. from Kumily bus stand. Situated on the Thekkady main road, the hotel lies 130 km. from Madurai and 112 km. from the Kottayam Railway Station. The hotel provides 29 luxury cottages and 1 suite cottage for its guests. Amidst the lush tropical greens, it has all the basic and modern facilities like doctor, attached bathroom, conference room, telephone, gym, swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant etc.
The hotel has an Ayurvedic massage centre, which helps guests in de-stressing and rejuvenating, healing them physically and psychologically. Cardamom County Hotel organizes cultural programmes every evening in the garden area. You can avail bicycles on rent and explore the nearby areas. Hotel Cardamom County organizes trekking, forest tours, wildlife safaris, elephant rides, bird watching, trips to tea & spice plantations and factories, camps, boating etc.
Three Star Hotel
Tree Top, located at Thekkedy, is a hotel cum paradise for bird lovers. The nearest airports from Tree Top are Madurai (140 km.) and Cochin (190 km.) and railheads are Teni (60 km.) and Kottayam (114km.). The surrounding area is a habitat for more than 60 different birds, including local and migratory. The accommodation here is very pocket friendly.
The hotel cum resort provides all basic facilities to its guests. Its outer walls are made of granite stones that remind of the erstwhile Colonial Bungalows. It owns a multi-cuisine restaurant that delivers awesome food. Its specialty lies in traditional Kerala cuisine. There is a separate small kitchen for vegetarian food. It offers water safaris, forest trekking spice plantation tours, boating on Periyar lake and Ayurvedic massage too. The hotel provides proper facilities for valet parking, baby sitting on request, TV, safe deposit and 24-hour money changer, laundry, internet access etc. A small area is devoted to library.