Set amidst an expansive cardamom plantation on a gentle sloped terrain is the Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, located in Thekkady, Kerala. The plantation stay is pure haven for escapists to enjoy the rhythm of tranquillity and nature. A mix of plantation-style cottages and wooden cabins raised on stilts, scattered across the plantation are designed to maximise the majestic mountain views. The rooms have cleverly positioned floor-to-ceiling windows, so guests can wake up to calming views of nature. A 15m infinity pool, set amidst a verdant forest canopy overlooks the valley and mountains beyond. The Niraamaya Spa draws from natural therapeutic traditions of Ayurveda to reinvigorate, rejuvenate and restore the body, mind and soul.
There’s plenty to do in and around the plantation stay. Short treks, picnics and cooking classes can be organised in-house. Activities offered by the Periyar Tiger Reserve include bamboo rafting on the Periyar Lake, Border hiking, and jeep safaris in the reserve.