Friday, May 22, 2009
ON THE SPICE TRAIL-
CARDAMOM COUNTY RESORT-THEKKADY
HOW TO GET THERE
The resort is in Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala. Thekkady is connected by a network of good roads from Madurai, Munnar and Theni. The nearest major railhead is Kottayam and the nearest airports are Madurai (140km), Cochin International Airport (190 km).
THINGS TO DO
Trek through the forests and enjoy the beauty of the flora and fauna. Or take a walk through the vast spice plantations and visit factories to know the intricacies of spice cultivation, processing and packaging.
Go on a boat safari on the Periyar lake for a close view of elephant herds, bisons, wild boar, sambar, deer and horn bills. Guided jungle treks and camps are also arranged on prior notice.
The adventurous can go on a bumpy elephant ride or sail on a bamboo raft.
The laid back can try fishing and angling.
There are three types of rooms available at three different rates. The varying tariff during mid-season (April to September), high (October, November, February and March) and peak season (December and January) are as follows: Periyar-Rs. 7,000/-, Rs. 9,500/- and Rs.11,875/-. County cottages at Rs. 8,500/-, Rs. 12,500/- and Rs. 15,625/-. Suites at Rs. 10,500/-, Rs. 15,500/- and Rs. 19,375/-.
For details, contact: 04869-224501/02/03