Cardamom County By Xandari

Periyar Tiger Reserve


Cardamom County is a natural retreat tucked away in Periyar’s cloud-hugging Cardamom Hills on the very borders of this reserve, part of the Xandari portfolio of lodgings. Its design reflects the lodge’s desire to encompassing its natural surroundings, with its spacious cottages constructed cleverly amongst the natural contours of the thickly wooded hill. Focused at it base, is an organic garden, an inviting sculptured swimming pool and its main reception area and open air restaurant. Radiant bird songs awake the traveller each morning before a cup of tea arrives and another exciting day in this verdant natural haven begins.
  • Jeep and boat safaris, paper bag making sessions, nature walks, bamboo rafting and border hiking are regularly organised by the lodge. You can choose to visit nearby spice plantations and tea factories or even watch elephants being pampered at the local elephant camp. The lodge also arranges trips to Gavi, a nearby reserve that provides ample opportunities for night safaris, trekking and camping. The lodge has a Green leaf certified Ayurveda spa that provides cosmetic and therapeutic treatments.
  • Cardamom County offers accommodations in elegant cottages built on various levels along the natural contours of the hillock it sits on. Each cottage comes with spacious bedrooms and a private verandah overlooking the verdant Cardamom Hills. Three categories of rooms are on offer – the Periyar Cottages that face bamboo forests, County Cottages with views of all-natural spice gardens, and Suites with breathtaking views from the bedroom and living room windows.
  • Complimentary multi-cuisine breakfasts are arranged for all resident guests. The lodge also has an all-day dining restaurant called Spice that provides delicious meals.
  • Nearest airports: Madurai (140 km), Kochi (180 km)
    Nearest Railhead: Kottayam (114 km)
    Nearest park gate - Periyar (500 meters)
  • From £231 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Swimming pool
  • Bikes
  • Spa
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi access

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Periyar Tiger Reserve

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in ‘God’s Own Country’ of Kerala is a spectacular expanse of greenery and seemingly unending chain of hills in the southern region of the Western Ghats, with some of the best wildlife activities for keen wildlife visitors to enjoy. The reserve along the river Periyar, which originates in the heart of these forests, spreads over an area of 925 sq km amidst Thekkady’s spice-scented Cardamom Hills. More than 60 species of mammals are found here; including the Asiat Read more>>

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