on a hill, Taj Garden Retreat impart an excellent view of the neighbouring
hills, the entire property is nestled within thick woods strewn with
flowering shrubs and coffee plants. The hotel comprises of 32 rustic,
thatched roof villas located on the periphery of the famous Periyar Wildlife
Sanctuary. This charming resort, 2,700 feet above sea level boasts of
spacious rooms replete with fine wood décor and adorned by beautiful
natural fabrics. The resort allows you to live in the midst of nature in
The rooms are in cottages built on stilts, with private balconies. All
rooms are well furnished with kettles, mini-bar, international direct dial
facility, colour television with satellite programmes. All rooms overlook
the misty hills or the surrounding lush green foliage.
This beautiful resort have 32 centrally air-conditioned rooms in cottages
built on stilts. All rooms are elegantly appointed and have private
balconies. Guest amenities include international direct dial facility,
mini-bar, channel music and colour television with satellite programs.
The restaurant serves Continental and Indian cuisine,
including authentic Keralite delicacies.
A well stocked bar, serving a wide range of spirits and
An open-air bar with chairs and tables laid out around
a bonfire. The bar serves cocktails, drinks and cocktail snacks to the
accompaniment of recorded music every evening from 7.30 p.m onwards.
The resort provides 24-hour facsimile/copier facilities, car rental,
currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, and doctor-on-call. Laundry service
: The recreation facilities include a pond shaped
swimming pool, a floodlit badminton court, boat rides on lake Periyar for
game viewing, jungle treks, visits to spice plantations, Ayurvedic oil
massage, nature library, activity centre with a selection of indoor games
and services of an in-house wildlife expert. We also have bicycles for guest
use and a model tree house for children.
The drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as
the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations and thick
jungles. The Thekkady sanctuary is centered around the large artificial lake
formed by the dam across the Periyar river. The main attraction is a boat
trip over an area of 26 sq. kms. in the man-made lake of Thekkady.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve:
It is named after the Periyar river is
one of the most prestigous wild life tracts on the Western Ghats. The
Periyar Lake which runs through the middle of the sanctuary was created in
1895 by building a dam across the Periyar River to divert the water for