25 Best Resorts in Thekkady - 2020 (1200+ Reviews & Photos)
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In Kerala, Periyar is locally referred to as Thekkady, which is of high tourist interest due to its proximity of Forests, river and hills. Resorts in Thekkady are of high appeal due to its unmatched paradisical charm and untouched greens.  Resorts with specific themes, creative layout, unique architecture and environment make a stay at Thekkady a favourite amongst tourists almost throughout the year.

Thekkady resorts are much sought after due to the wide range of variety in terms of location, pricing and hospitality. Most of the resorts are placed in and around the Periyar tiger reserve making the safari within the forest accessible added to that is the various activities organised by the resort to help their guest explore the locality with ease. 

The resort has facilities like swimming pool, fitness club, spa, restaurants, coffee shop and kids’ play area to make the stay enjoyable and engaging. Food at most of the resorts is delectable with a variety of cuisine to offer.

Here are some of the best resorts in Thekkady:

01

Elephant Route Resort

Elephant Route Resort

This nature retreat is one of the best Thekkady resort placed exactly in the middle of Thekkady to give you a feel of the forest amidst wilderness. The resort is a fusion of Indian ethnic architecture and western living, thus the best of both the worlds.

The resort lobby greets you to a world of serenity and peace with traditional wooden ceiling and spacious interiors. The distant view of greenery from the balcony is a jaw-dropping one, enjoy the scenic beauty within the comfort of your cosy nook with your morning cuppa.

Amenities: 
An in-house curio shop selling local art and crafts, jewellery and clothes. Go for a Super Delux room to enjoy the majestic beauty of the place.

Location:
 698/321, Anavachal Road, Thekkady, Kumily.

Price: 
Starting from INR 2500

02

Kofiland Resort

Kofiland Resort

Out the many resorts in Thekkady, Kofiland resort has received high acclaim due to its service, comfort and uniqueness. This eco-friendly boutique resort adorned in lines with nature and built with a lot of passion amidst cardamom and pepper plantations is the best way to pamper yourself by the river watching awesome sceneries.

Amenities:
 Dining by the riverside is a must try when at Kofiland as the aroma of food mingles with nature to offer the best experience. The resort also arranges for fishing and angling by the river and the Chef will be more than happy to oblige you with your fresh catch of the day cooked and served the way you love.

Location:
NH 220, Kottayam-Kumily Rd, Springvalley, Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 14000

03

Cardamom County

Cardamom County

Hospitality at its finest with a stunning view of nature, easily an oasis amidst the desert. Cardamom County can be easily described as a haven for picturesque skylines, misty mornings, meandering roads and dramatic skyscapes. The rooms are tastefully done with every modern amenity on offer to their guests and you may surely call is amongst the popular resorts in Thekkady.

Amenities: Enjoy bamboo rafting across the Periyar Tiger reserve and making memories in your camera. A half day nature walk is the best way to explore the many flora and fauna and have a first-hand experience encountering butterflies and exotic birds.

Location:
Kumily Thekkady Road, Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 8000

04

The Mountain Courtyard Thekkady

The Mountain Courtyard Thekkady

Situated in Spring Valley, this resort in Thekkady is the ultimate destination when in search of uber-luxury, best amenities and world-class hospitality. 45 acres of sprawling verdant greens on the lap of mother nature with a magnificent view of the forest and beyond is an overwhelming experience. The delectable cuisine dished out by the chef adds up to the royalty.

Amenities: The rooms in this resort are themed as Forest flame rooms, tamarind rooms and Banyan cottage, select any one and indulge into a world of luxury with an unhindered view of myriad shades of green.

Location:
66th Mile, Spring Valley, Kottayam-Kumily Rd, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 4000

05

Shalimar Spice Garden

Shalimar Spice Garden

A perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts with a perfect blend of European and rich Indian living to spice up your holidays at one of the best resorts in Thekkady. The in-house ayurvedic spa offers the best traditional ayurvedic treatment to soothe your heart, soul and body.

Enjoy authentic Kerala cuisine at the traditionally done up dining area. Evening is to be reserved for some local traditional shows in the form of Kathakali, kalaripayattu and some local art forms.

Amenities:
 lush foliage of coffee, cardamom, pepper and clove plantation surround the resort and makes it exotically aromatic. Border hiking, cloud walking and tribal village walk add up to the excitement here.

Location:
Murukkady, Kerala.

Price:
 Starting from INR 7000

06

Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club

Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club

This resort in Thekkady is the place to wind up to amidst lush green spice plantation and nearby Periyar Bioreserve and forest. It is guaranteed to spend the best time of the holidays within the premises of the resort enjoying the myriad hues of nature spread across the forest with flora and fauna to give company. A plunge in the pool with unhindered view of the green hills and forests merging into dark blue sky is to die for.

Amenities: Niraamaya is renowned as the resort with the best ayurvedic therapies offering a solution to every physical ailment. A complete ayurvedic package assures full recovery from several major diseases.

Location:
 66th Mile, V&V Estates, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 9000

07

Citrus Thekkady Wild Corridor

Citrus Thekkady Wild Corridor

Strategically placed on a steep jungle mountain slope this Thekkady resort defines luxury and offers an uninterrupted view of the scenic locales. 37 luxury cottages dotted across sprawling greens with an awesome view from almost every cottage makes your stay blissful and in harmony with nature.

Paradise, the ayurvedic spa, the infinity pool, soft jungle walk, fishing and a few more activities can keep you engaged for days.

Amenities: go for the Citrus Thekkady Wild corridor premium romantic villa, which offers comfort and opulence to cherish for long. The staff pampers you with their service full of warmth and passion to serve their guests.

Location:
Murikkady PO, Kumily Anavilasam Road, Kumily Thekkady.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3000

08

Sterling Thekkady

Sterling Thekkady

Smartly situated in the Periyar region, this resort in Thekkady offers easy access to Periyar River and Periyar bio-reserve forest. The 51 rooms in Sterling Thekkady, offers an unhindered view of the nearby forest and green foliage that provides an enigmatic feel.

The rooms are warm and cosy and decked with every amenity to make their guests feel at home. The sight of the elephants walking across the mountain paths amidst huge trees is a sight to cherish for long.

Amenities: spend a day touring the tea gardens and spice plantation to watch the secret of brewing good tea directly from the gardens from close quarters. Jungle safari at the Periyar forest can be arranged on special request.

Location:
Mangaladevi Road, Thekkady, Idukki, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3500

09

Aranya Nivas

Aranya Nivas

This premium jungle lodge in Thekkady is set amidst thick forests of the Periyar forest reserve and makes for an ideal place to watch wilderness from close quarters. Located inside the reserve forest is very renowned and sought after lodge inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Plunge into the outdoor pool after a hectic walk in the jungle to soothe frayed nerves.

Amenities:
 A jungle safari armed with a camera to shoot wild animals such as the Bison, barking deer, leopard, tigers, elephants, wild boar, sambar and a host of native birds to give company through the trail.

Location:
Thekkady P.O., Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 5000

10

Carmelia Haven

Carmelia Haven

Carmelia Haven is a plantation resort in Thekkady which invites everybody to chuck the monotonous city life to spend a few days amongst wilderness to breathe a fresh lease of life. Enveloped with abundant bushes, cardamom trees, pepper wines and succulent tropical fruits, this is an ideal place to spend a few lavish days on the lap of mother nature. There are several rooms to match your taste like the Jacuzzi villa, tree house, circular house, deluxe cottages and many more.

Amenities:
 Book the room with a private pool to be soaked through out with your loved ones enjoying the aroma of spices and birds chirping on the trees.

Location:
Vandanmedu, Idukki, Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 5000

11

The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court

The Elephant court has made a mark in the travel industry of Thekkady due to its superior service and world-class amenities. Every little detail is managed with great care and passion to offer state of the art hospitality to its guests. A perfect blend of luxury and heritage customised in a contemporary fashion at affordable pricing.

Amenities: Ayurvedic massages done here are very exclusive and have therapeutic effects on the body and mind. Do try a massage daily for a complete de-stressing amidst the serenity of nature. Opt for the Pool studio to indulge in a cool dip in a private pool of the living room.

Location:
Thamarakandam Rd, Thekkady.

Price: 
Starting from INR 7500

12

Beaumont Plantation Retreat

Beaumont Plantation Retreat

This austere retreat atop the hill overlooking the valley of Cumban and Theni is the best part of the resort. The eight stunning rooms with the best views are the garden view rooms, valley view rooms and the standard cottage. The rustic décor of the rooms adds up to the charm of the resort.

Enjoy a bonfire at night with friends and family accompanying you for fun and do not forget to mention it as one of the best resorts in Thekkady in your Instagram profile.

Amenities: Avail the Cardamom tour where a detailed tour is organised to show the journey from plant to plate. Nature walk along the valleys treading the meandering paths is an experience to cherish for long.

Location:
Chellarcovil, Anakkara, Periyar.

Price:
Starting from INR 3000

13

Forest Canopy

Forest Canopy

This beautiful resort looks less like a hotel and more like a canopy amidst the lush green forest, thus the name Forest canopy. A plunge in the swimming pool with a never-ending and unhindered view of the dark green forests merging into the light blue sky is a wonder by itself. It has won several accolades as the best family hotel for families.

Amenities: Tiger trail, border walk, Spice tour, Jeep safari, Elephant ride and bamboo rafting are just a few activities done here under supervision to help their guests explore the locale and to keep adventurously engaged.

Location:
NH 220, Kottayam - Kumily Road, Near Chalimada Junction, Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 5000

14

ABAD Green Forest Resort

ABAD Green Forest Resort

Just a kilometre from the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this resort in Thekkady is a must stay for nature enthusiasts, adventure sports lover or just couch potatoes. The 30 jungle room and the 20 jungle cottage are neatly tucked amidst looming trees and foliage. The traditional ayurvedic massage does justice to the sore legs and body post a hectic trekking or nature trail.

Amenities: Nature trail, trekking, Jeep safari, boating and elephant rides are a few of the activities in line for the nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Location:
Opposite RC Church, Thekkady Junction, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3500

15

Greenwoods Resort

Greenwoods Resort

Amidst the best resorts in Thekkady, this resort is literally nestled amongst greens offering a splendid view of Kumily with the river, forest and hills around for company. This Thekkady resort is built in line with nature and believes in opulence and comfort as a priority for their guests.

Wake up to the chirping of birds making merry while you have your favourite cuppa enjoying the surroundings covered in myriad hues of green.

Amenities: A traditional Kerala culinary class by the Sous Chef is an enlightening experience. Ambara, the tree top coffee shop defines Cafés at another level. Spice garden and plantation tours are organised by the management on request.

Location:
 K.K .Road, Kumily, Thekkady, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 12000

16

Woods N Spice

Woods N Spice

Just half a kilometre from the Periyar Tiger Reserve is a marvellous place for a stay which is lined with rustic looking studio apartments with wooden reclining chairs in cosy verandahs. The resort is eco-friendly and is majorly made out of things sourced naturally. The swimming pool in the middle of the resort gives respite to a tired body.

Amenities:
 There are several activities within and outside the resort to keep their guests engaged productively and to explore and learn more about the precious place. Tree Houses, Mannan Kooras made out of bamboo and mud flooring, Cottages and Tents await your stay at this jungle village.

Location:
Mangaladevi Road, Idukki District, Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3000

17

Springdale Heritage

Springdale Heritage

This amazing resort in Thekkady is a go-to place for your next holiday due to its perfect location amongst sprawling greens, chirping of birds, elephants striding towards the waterbody and bamboo rafting on misty mornings.

The beautifully done chalets with subtle colours and modern amenities are cosy and comfortable for short and long stays. One may choose from cottages, suites or heritage rooms as per their taste.

Amenities: Enjoy every corner of the resort at any point of the day. Morning, evening or night, there is a swimming pool, a lazy lounge, a ghetto or a verdant garden to provide you with space.

Location:
Vandiperiyar - Thengakal Rd, Vandiperiyar, Kerala.

Price
: Starting from INR 3500

18

Amaana Plantation resort

Amaana Plantation resort

This piece of land in God’s own country is blessed with the bounty of mother nature with her myriad shades of green and abundant flora and fauna for a company. Amaana offers that little pause, relief and serenity that is needed for a traveller spending a hectic city life. Start your day at the glass-walled dining area, enjoy your breakfast with breathtaking views of the magnificent surroundings.

Amenities: Cosy rooms, sunny balconies, lush foliage and uninterrupted view of looming greens along with activities organised by the management for their guests.

Location:
Amaana Plantation Resort NH 220 Kottayam-Kumily Rd Periyar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 8000

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Spice Village

Spice Village

This resort in Thekkady is a cent per cent eco-friendly resort where every minute detail is taken care of to make the hotel environment-friendly and make their guests comfortable and cosy the natural way.

Fancy hotel rooms have been substituted by modest huts with basic amenities, Aircons are replaced by a fresh and cool breeze from the nearby greens and everything synthetic has given way to natural products like coir mattresses and wooden coasters.

Amenities: Guests are greeted with a traditional piping hot herbal tea to start feeling at home. The resort organises spice plantation tour along with bullock cart rides on narrow muddy tracks. Indulge in an evening of traditional Kerala culinary class organised by an in house Chef.

Location:
Thekkady-Kumily Road Thekkady, Idukki.

Price:
 Starting from INR 9000

20

Spices Lap Plantation Resort

Spices Lap Plantation Resort

The 4.5acres of verdant greenery on the lap of mother nature, surrounded by spice plantation with alluring and dense foliage with chirping birds and aromatic breeze on misty mornings is how one would define Spices Lap plantation resort. The Heritage premium cottage, tree house, Garden Villa and Jacuzzi Villa are a different kind of stay options here.

Amenities: Spice garden visit, Jeep safari, Kalaripayattu, Campfire, Bamboo rafting and Elephant rides are a few activities organised by the resort management. Spend some time cycling on the cycling track listening to the rustling of leaves and watching birds of different species.

Location: Thekkady, Vandanmedu, Kerala.

Price: Starting from INR 3000

21

Wind Valley Hill Resort

Wind Valley Hill Resort

Set at an altitude of 3500 ft above the sea, it is a place for tranquil peace with a gentle breeze blowing away all the stress and worries. Placed at the foot of Sahya hill, it gives an alluring view of Cardamom and coffee plantation.

With pleasant weather round the year, it is an ideal place to spend a few romantic days. Having close proximity to Pine Valley and Thrissangu hills, it offers a mindblowing view of the locality.

Amenities: Few rooms have a kitchenette for the convenience of infants and sr. citizens to be comfortable having food of their choice.

Location:
Kuttikkanam - Thrisangu Heaven Rd, Thrissanghu Hills, Near Thekkady, Kuttikkanam.

Price:
 Starting from INR 6000

22

Crown Valley Thekkady

Crown Valley Thekkady

It is a delight to the guests who surrender themselves to a few days of world-class hospitality at this resort. Done up in traditional Kerala architecture, the resort lights up in the evening and resembles a bejewelled crown placed over the valley. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to food, Food Point offers multi-cuisine food and cloud’s inn offers a variety of delectable dishes.

Amenities: A fitness centre to keep the calories at bay even when you are holidaying. Try out soulful ayurvedic massages at the spa done using exotic spices and oils sourced locally.

Location:
2nd Mile, NH185, Thekkady, Munnar.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3000

23

Tigerland Cottages

Tigerland Cottages

Humble cottages built on multiple levels following the contours of the hillock gives a natural look to this habitat. A few days spent at this resort in Thekkady will transport you to a world of genuine peace, serenity and a feeling of well being.

One can actually smell the mild aroma of cardamom and pepper in the breeze blowing softly across the hills. One may also opt for a jungle camp, spice plantation tour and several other activities organised by the resort.

Amenities:
 Aroma Spices is an in-house spice shop with more than 12 spices available that is grown locally with love and care.

Location:
 Vazhayil, Kumily.

Price:
 Starting from INR 3000

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Wood Palace Heritage Resort

Wood Palace Heritage Resort

This humble abode on the neatly built on a hillock is eco-friendly and offers a stunning view of the surroundings with hills softly covered with myriad shades of green and occasional clouds covering the entire landscape. The rooms are done up mostly in wood and have basic amenities to suffice your stay with a modest approach.

Amenities:
a walk down the resort during misty mornings will keep you enamoured with the natural surroundings and it’s the magical effect on your mind and body. Pet lovers will be glad to know that their pets can accompany them during their stay at this resort.

Location:
Kuttikanam, Peermade, Idukki, Kerala.

Price:
 Starting from INR 4500

25

Poetree Sarovar Portico

Poetree Sarovar Portico

Appreciate a sumptuous involvement in a lovely setting! This magnificent lodging is arranged 4km from the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is celebrated for its superb views. With an awesome pool and an extensive diversion room, you can unwind and rejuvenate completely here.

They offer an exquisite occasion space, sailing, trekking, and other essential offices as well. What settles on this property the first choice among voyagers is its outstanding setting and amazing services.

Amenities: The cutting edge property has a review deck to enjoy sunrises, offers guided garden walks and can orchestrate wedding trips. The Kadathanadan Kalari and Kathakali Center is 3 km from here and go for a walk around Abraham s Spice Garden which is 4km from the resort.

Location:
Ottakathalamedu View Point Road Amaravathy, P.O, Thekkady 685509

Price:
Starting from INR 10300

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