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Jeep drive in the estate

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One of the activities that people expect to do while visiting a wildlife sanctuary or national park is to go on a game drive. Due to the strict control measures and limited activities on offer in the park this is not currently possible in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. For people visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve the only option is to go on boat trips on the lake or on foot with trackers. Both these activities are with other tourists who may not have the same interest in wildlife as you do! Our estate is located deep inside the jungle of Periyar and surrounded by Jungle. For our guests at the Lodge we offer this exclusive facility where we take you on jeeps for wildlife viewing that no one else can offer. You would get to spot all the animals that you are likely to see on the boat trip, on foot and more as our estate is a haven for wildlife who have made it their home due to high level of conservation and protection that we give them.This is the only place where you could experience the wildlife of Periyar Tiger Reserve in a jeep. There are 2 game drives possible from the Lodge. The morning game drive starts at about 6am with tea/coffee served at the Lodge before you start. You ... Read More...



The Plantation Experience

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Periyar Forest Bungalow is situated in one of the oldest cardamom plantations in the cardamom hills. Started in early 1920`s the plantation has thrived during the time it was with the colonial planters and still does with the families that own. Though the estate has been split amongst the family they still retain and run each part of the estate...some better than others. The plantation around the Bungalow is mainly cardamom and looked after lovingly. One of the good things about cardamom is that it needs shade hence the age-old trees of the forest are also looked after as they are essential for the good growth of the plant and a decent harvest. You will be taken on a tour of the estate by foot and be shown the way the farming is done. You can see the workers picking, processing and drying the cardamom. ... Read More...



Birding and Nature walk

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The estate you stay is located in the core zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and hence we do get a variety of birds and animals wandering in the property. We offer a nature walk with a naturalist who will walk you though the some varied terrains and the chances of spotting wildlife is good if you start early. The walk for a duration of about 2-3 hours is a rewarding experience as you will get to see the jungle walking up. The estate is home to some endangered species like the Lion tailed Macaque and the splendid Great pied Hornbill that often nests in the estate during breeding time. You oten get to see a lot right from the comforts of the bungalow either from the lawns or the deck.  ... Read More...


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Off The Beaten Track (OTBT) A-2, Mayfair Chackola Colony Perumanoor, Cochin 682015

+91 484 2664107 / 2664108