Carmelia Haven - Thekkady - Kerala
Carmelia Haven is a stylish, eco friendly resort set amidst a tea and cardamom plantation where guests will be in communion with many of nature's many splendored charms. Situated close to the village of Vandanmedu, a half hour drive from Thekkady along the Thekkady - Munnar road, the area is the world's largest producer of premium quality cardamom.
A mountain road travels through a series of stunningly beautiful landscapes, climbing gradually at first and then winding into tighter turns, moving forward, moving higher. Turn into Carmelia Haven, onto a drive way, past the building housing the reception, a handicrafts store, the leisure area and a couple of suites. A gazebo sits on a manicured lawn in front with wrought iron furniture that guests can lounge in. Further on along the path is the resort's multi cuisine restaurant with a verandah and banquets area both built with a stone fa?ade and a thatch roof. Stone paved pathways branch out along a ridge towards two ends of the property. Fringed on either edge by lush cardamom bushes, vines of pepper and clearings with fruit trees, guests are transported on electric carts to cottages set along the hill's slope. The deluxe cottages lie along one arm of the spur, the path ending below the tree houses. The trail extending in the opposite direction leads to the honeymoon cottages and the Jacuzzi villas. At the bottom of the valley is the resorts spacious swimming pool with loungers shaded by umbrellas.
Set amidst the lush plantation - exquisitely furnished cottages, villas and suites with thatch roofs along the rim of a ridge. Tree houses set high above a lush canopy of trees and honeymoon suites with beautiful views that extend welcome to cupid's designs.
Tree houses that are built with wood on solid stilts and soar into the canopy of trees around them. Guests with an adventurous streak will find much to enjoy in the novelty of residing high above the ground, in the embrace of the foliage and the spectacular views ...
Villas that are the very definition of luxury, exclusive, serene - equipped with a Jacuzzi, the best in amenities and tastefully furnished. Outside a private garden and verandah are surrounded by picturesque views of the surrounding plantation.
Surrounded by orange trees, cardamom and coffee bushes and set on a slope beside a ridge, the planters villa are twin storied units with private balconies that look down at the swimming pool in the bowl of the valley below.
Situated next to the reception and leisure areas, the suites exude an old world charm. Each suite offers warm, cozy interiors furnished with robust wood furniture and fabrics in muted colors ...
Cave Those who want to be all by themselves, stay in our Cave, an underground cellar where they can shut out the world and give free run to their imagination.
Now add a tinge of variety to your days at Carmelia Haven and enliven the moments. Play a game of tennis or take a swim in the swimming pool. Tread to the woods with our guide or warm upto the open air barbecue with bonfire. Enjoy the culture shows, tribal dances or a gorgeous theme dinner. Or just unleash your wildest fantasies and immerse yourself in the wilderness.
Purchase spice and other goodies from a shop inside the premises. Get a doctor's medical assistance in case of an ailment and enjoy many more services as you please at Carmelia Haven. Here days don't end. And you won't feel like going back. You become part of the plantation beauty and life. Get swept away!
Dine in our exquisite restaurant and have multi-cuisine delicacies. Read books in our library in your leisure moments or hold conference in the most exciting way in our exquisite Conference Hall aptly named ''Nattukoottam" which can accommodate upto 300 people in theatre style.
Kolumban - elegantly furnished multi cuisine restaurant. The restaurant is named after a chieftain of the Malaya Araya tribe Kolumban who first showed a couple of British officials on a hunting trip the site of the present arch dam in 1922.
The Syrian Christians (also called 'nasranis') of Kerala have a very distinctive cuisine using spices grown in the region, meats and vegetables all cooked in recipes that are have been handed down through many generations. The restaurant serves both buffets and an 'a la carte' menu of Indian dishes and culinary delicacies fro Address:
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