Thekkady in Kerala, offers a great opportunity to find animal sightings in the deciduous forests along with some interesting luxury resorts…
Around 185 kms from the Kochi airport, a traveler itinerary to Kerala cannot be complete without visiting Thekkady – the popular destination for visiting the Periyar National Park. Only around a distance of 2 hours from Munnar, Thekkady has an array of luxurious resorts located in the small town. Carmelia Haven, is one of them. With its tea plantations, spice plantations, luxurious independent cottages overlooking the swimming pool in the centre of the resort as you go down from your cottage, the resort is an ideal destination to experience comfort, luxury and calm in the wild.
Periyar National Park is situated at an hour’s distance from the resort and one needs to report atleast an hour before to catch the boat cruise on the Periyar lake. It is highly recommended to take the KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation) boat on the top floor or the Forest department boat again on the top floor, so that you can have a great view of the forests on either side with its flora and fauna during the monsoon.
Full report here Times of India