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Price: Mid-range
Type: B & B
Rooms: 4
Location: Thekkady
Season: All year
Food: BF, Dinner incl.
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1st May 2014 - 30th Sep 2014

Off Season
1st Oct 2014 - 22nd Dec 2014
3rd Jan 2015 - 15th Apr 2015
Season
23rd Dec 2014 - 2nd Jan 2015

Peak Season
Suite
CP 7015 CP 14028 MAP 17265

MAP 8015 MAP 15028
Pool Villa
CP 8632 CP 17265 MAP 20503

MAP 9632 MAP 18265
Presidential Suite
CP 8632 CP 17265 MAP 20503
Extra Bed
CP 1619 CP 2698 MAP 3237
Cancellation Policy:
More than 15 days before arrival: 45% deduction of total charge
Less than 15 days before arrival: No refund
No show or early departure: No refund
Tax
All rates are inclusive of tax (7.416% Service Tax & 0.5% Luxury Tax)

Luxury Spice Estate, Thekkady

Acres of quiet luxury on a spice plantation with spacious suites and private pools. A luxury bed and breakfast in Thekkady close to Periyar.

INTRODUCTION

An oasis of quiet luxury in an unlikely place is an apt and oft repeated description of this Luxury Spice Estate by guests. About 15 minutes drive from Periyar Reserve in Thekkady, this estate is set in a 7 acre spice planation. Salim Pushpanath, a well-known photographer found this place while researching his book on Indian spices. Initially meant for his own use, he decided to share it with travelers who would appreciate the peace and calm. Salim often travels away on work but the superb hospitality of this oasis remains the same because of charming, twinkle-eyed Pirkko.  Of Finnish descent and British nationality, Pirkko and her husband, John came to Kerala on a holiday but ended up as long term residents. They live nearby and she manages it for Salim.

ROOMS

The first and lasting impression about this luxury bed and breakfast in Thekkady is the attention to detail and beauty in each room. It has been kept to four rooms to ensure space and privacy for guests. The spacious suite rooms are part of the main house and have a balcony each. At this luxury bed and breakfast in Thekkady, the two pool rooms are a minute’s walk away over a jungle style wooden walkway. Both have a private plunge pool overlooking the estate. The bathrooms are also spacious and modern with rain showers. One of them even has a tree growing through it. The rooms at this luxury bed and breakfast in Thekkady are provided with kettles for making tea/coffee. The four poster beds, luxurious linen and toiletries reinforce the feeling of understated luxury.

SERVICE

There is a small verandah followed by a lounge area with comfortable seating and a separate open dining area with tables overlooking the estate. The food is classic Kerala cuisine done very well. The homemade bread at breakfast, masala chai and banana fritters are great. Pirkko is at hand to tell you the local names of the dishes in her charming accent and the chef, Krishna is happy to do a private cooking lesson if arranged in advance.

Most guests tend to combine this luxury spice estate stay in Thekkady, Kerala with a visit to the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary, just 8 km away.  Muted luxury, good food with strong ethnic touch in a typical mixed farming environs is a wonderful combination. And the final pep to the cocktail is smiling, ever-helpful Pirkko presiding over it.

Destination Guide – Kerala – Hill Districts

Plantation visit
Bird watching
Cooking classes
Periyar Reserve


Eco fact
Solar heating panels, waste water recycling
Nearest Railway Station :
Kottayam 107 kms
Nearest Airport :
Kochi 135 kms
    Reviews ( 2 )
    Kate and Thomas Oldman

    2013-01-24 20:51:12

    We choose Aanavilasam through this website as part of our Kerala tour organized by seek&hide. I recommend the private pool villa as it was a true luxury experience. Wonderful hospitality and food. It is conveniently located though you need a car to get to Periyar Tiger Reserve. We took a walk through the estate, saw the spices farming and ended up buying some fresh aromatic cardamom.
    Reviews ( 2 2)
  • JR Thakur

    January 20, 2012

    Our son arranged a wonderful holiday for his parents through seek&hide website. We stayed at Old Courtyard in Fort Kochi for 2 days, Alleppey houseboat for 1 night and Aanavilasam for 2 nights. Really enjoyed ourselves as we come from Himachal Pradesh and love to see the sea and backwaters.

    Everything was very well arranged. Car was throughout with us from airport pickup to dropping off. Very polite and well mannered driver who knew all the places. Houseboat experience was beautiful since we were always surrounded by water. Both the hotels were also good and we did ayurvedic massage at Aanavilasam. We will definitely recommend seek&hide to all. Thank you.

  • Kate and Thomas Oldman

    January 24, 2013

    We choose Aanavilasam through this website as part of our Kerala tour organized by seek&hide. I recommend the private pool villa as it was a true luxury experience. Wonderful hospitality and food. It is conveniently located though you need a car to get to Periyar Tiger Reserve. We took a walk through the estate, saw the spices farming and ended up buying some fresh aromatic cardamom.

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