Annavilasam Luxury Plantation House, Thekkedy (Kerala)
Annavilasam 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.
It is an ideal place for a plantation stay as well as to see how the spices are grown, harvested and processed. A small, friendly village, where one can see and visit typical Kerala-style homes, is within walking distance
Fifteen minutes away is the Periyar (Thekkady) Tiger Reserve. This is one of the oldest and most well known sanctuaries in Kerala. Boating in the lake offers a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife at close quarters. In addition to the boat ride, several community based eco-tourism programs are also in place in the reserve. Periyar is close to many local attractions including Elephant-riding Trails, Nature Walks (guided day treck), and Bamboo Rafting, among other interesting outings.
There are beautiful country drives to enjoy. Head up into charming towns of Cumbum and Lower Camp where you can enjoy Bullock cart safaris, or just enjoy the luscious landscape.
Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is the ideal stepping off point for a beautiful nature holiday retreat. The opportunities for relaxing or participating in all that the region has to offer are endless.
How to get there : 8 kms from Thekkady, 258 kms from Trivandrum, 188 km from Cochin, 110 km from Kottayam, 110 km from Munnar, 140 km from Kumarakom.