The Wildernest - Thekkady - Kerala
Frankly, there’s not too much fuss at The Wildernest. Comfortable beds, clean sheets and a king sized breakfast each morning. The rest of the experience is, naturally, Periyar itself.Can you ask for anything more? You can? Well, that’s where The Team comes in…A word about people.
Need an extra pillow? Want an early breakfast because you’re out trekking tomorrow? What about a packed snack? Leave it to us. Looking after your needs at The Wildernest is a small but efficient eight-person team.
They will tell you the history of the land. Or where to get a dinner that’s exactly to your taste.Want to go shopping for souvenirs? One of them will walk you down, if he’s not too busy that is.You see, The Wildernest is a family. And we run it like one.
Did we say we’ll make Periyar simple? That’s what we’ve done, from the ground up. We took 10 of the most spacious rooms around and filled them with all the comforts of home.
Then, we took it all and placed it in a simple stone and exposed brick structure that uses natural materials everywhere.
No two rooms at The Wildernest are the same.
And you can choose from two types:
With spacious, open sit-outs upstairs.
With an intimate little garden that offers total privacy and seclusion.
Periyar is 925 sq. km of rugged wilderness. The forests are tropical, a mixture of deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen, relieved by patches of grassland. This breathtaking variety is echoed in the fauna too.
You’ll find spectacular herds of wild elephant roaming free, along with astonishingly diverse species of primates, birds and tropical woodland animals. By the way, there’s a reason why your guides know the wildlife so well. They used to poach it. Until the government convinced them to go straight, that is. So rest assured, you’re in the hands of experts!
THE BIRDS OF PERIYAR
There are 16 species of birds that are endemic to the Western Ghats. Of which 13 can be spotted in Periyar. Keep your eyes and ears open for these birds:
Address: Thekkedy Road, Idukki District,Kerala
Hotel Type: Hotel
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