The resort's five acres are reached across a wooden suspension bridge, which leads into a world of landscaped gardens, palms and mango groves and fragrant spices and nutmeg trees.

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Situated in a valley in the low hills of the Southern Ghats and surrounded by tropical jungle, this rustic retreat is ideal for visiting the nearby Periyar Wildlife sanctuary.

Beautiful antiques, artefacts and woodwork dominate the premises which is softly lit and has a very spiritual air about it.

It comprises of a main lodge with dining room, serving Italian and Keralan cuisine, a sitting room and hall, with the simple but comfortable rooms and cottages sprawling up the hill behind. Most have private verandahs or a small garden sit out. At the top of the hill is a pretty swimming pool and a small Ayurvedic massage centre.

In the evenings, sit by a cosy log fire after a day out walking in the spice plantations or at Periyar National Park.

Why we love it

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Away from the heat and humidity of the plains, located in the mountains 2,400ft above sea level, the climate is relatively cool and refreshing.

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