About Cardamon County Resort
Welcome to nature's treasure trove at Cardamom County Plantation Theme Resort, nestled amidst the forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve - one of the best-managed Tiger Reserves in India - any naturalist's dream. To partake in this nature's bounty, Cardamom County invites you for a wilderness and nature holiday like you have never experienced before!
We at Cardamom County go further than the rest in letting you explore the virgin beauty of the rain forests, trekking through the depth of a tropical jungle for a view Periyar's magnificent wildlife at close quarters or visiting one of the myriad spice plantations nearby. We believe in a mix of old-fashioned hospitality and contemporary amenities to make your stay with us truly memorable.
The Periyar Tiger Reserve situated within the confines of the Western Ghats in the Southern Indian state of Kerala, is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. The picturesque lake in the heart of the sanctuary spans an area of 55 sq km. This lake, which initially led to the submersion of large tracts of forestland, however became an excellent sanctuary for wildlife, which includes Asiatic elephants, gaur (bison), tigers, leopards and bears among others. In 1975 Periyar forests were declared as a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger. Thekkady, the tourist zone of Periyar Tiger Reserve, is the embarkation point for visits to various parts of the park on boats for wildlife viewing. The terrain ranges from hilly to flat grassland areas at the edges of the lakes. The vegetation is of moist evergreen type.
Comprises 29 deluxe cottages and 1 suite cottage set amidst lush tropical gardens and overlooking the natural bounty of the forests that surround Cardamom County. The deluxe cottages feature spacious interiors, with modern architecture & ambience. All the cottages are elevated with private balconies with a panoramic view of the Kumily hills and the forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve. The rooms include European bathrooms with bathtubs and the rooms have a private sit-out attached to each. Additional beds are available on request.
The Suite Cottage is generously proportioned and luxurious, elevated 75 feet from the ground and overlooking the swimming pool. It has a well-furnished sitting room and a bedroom with a splendid view designed to capture spectacular sights & sounds of the forests.
Special Features in the cottages at Cardamom County include STD/ISD dialing facility, Cable TV, Mini refrigerator, Complimentary mineral water, Geysers and Twin beds.
Indulge yourself among friends. We at Cardamom County consider ourselves as one of the best hosts at Thekkady and the staff at the Cardamom County will extend to you, along with genuinely friendly and efficient service - the kind of warmth and pride in hospitality synonymous with Kerala and her rich culture.
The resort boasts of a Multi-cuisine restaurant dedicated to give you the delicacies of Keralan Cuisine.
Conference and Banquet facilities
The resort has a Conference hall with state-of-the-art facilities
Recreation & Health:
Cardamom County Management and Staff are dedicated to your total relaxation, enjoyment and service. There is never a dull day at Cardamom County Resort. In the midst of the majesty of the forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, we offer you activities that will enhance the thrill of your holidays spent with us. The many activities available at Cardamom County on the island include Wildlife watching, Boating, Trekking, Plantation visits, Cycling and Swimming.
Our wildlife viewing trips can be taken aboard the boats in the Periyar Lake or by the treks we organize into the forests.
For those interested in the spice trail, we organize visits to the spice gardens that dot the countryside. Our conducted plantation tour covers the plantations here including tea, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon etc. Indeed a trip which you will cherish long after you have left the serenity of the Cardamom County Resort.
If you want to see the life at Periyar, we invite you to take a ride on our bicycles around the countryside - a truly earth side view of the life and times of the people of the mountains.
At Cardamom County we provide you with the best that Ayurveda can provide. An in-house Ayurvedic vaidyan (physician) is available for consultation.
International Airport is approx. 200 kms away,
Trivandrum International Airport is 275 kms,
Madurai is 130 kms away in Tamil Nadu and
Kottayam (112 kms) is the nearest railhead
Thekkady beckons are the adventure seekers, nature lovers and the animal watchers alike. Thekkady is renowned for the Thekkady/Periyar National Park. At the Thekkady National Park you may spot the wild elephants, leopard, wild dog, barking deer, mouse deer, Nilgiri langur (a primate), bonnet macaque, sambhar, porcupines, squirrels, gaur (Indian bison), wild boar and sloth bear besides the tigers and the Nilgiri tahrs. Along with animals Thekkady is home to monitor lizards, pythons, king cobras and flying lizards. Birds like darters, cormorants, ibises, gray herons, mynas, flycatchers, orioles, wood pigeons, kingfishers, kites, ospreys, thrushes, and parakeets add to the attraction of Thekkady. You may watch the animals on the move from the motorboats on the lake or from watchtowers only after prior permission. Else you may enjoy a walking tour of the Thekkady National Park with the local guides.