About the resort
Located on the verdant Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Thekkady has one of the country’s most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries inhabited by elephants and tigers, and green landscapes, tall hills and expansive plantations. Amidst the hills you can observe tiny dwellings and meandering roads that make for a fantastic drive. In the middle of such environs, at an altitude of 2,700 feet above sea level, you shall find our Club Mahindra Thekkady resort, built in traditional Indian ‘machan’ style. The property is surrounded by dense plantations of coffee, cardamom, pepper and teak and fruit trees. This resort in Thekkady promises you a unique experience of nature and adventure as well as comfortable and luxurious accommodation.
Rooms & Amenities
The Thekkady resort is about 2 kilometres from Kumily, the nearest major town, and about a kilometer from the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. Settle down amidst these beautiful surroundings in a resort that effortlessly blends modern luxury with nature’s glory. To enjoy a pleasant and cool climate on your family vacation, visit Thekkady any time between September and March. The extensive property of Club Mahindra Thekkady is sprinkled with 49 cosy rooms comprising a mix of studio apartments and 1-bedroom units. The rooms in Thekkady have been built on stilts and all of them offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills, valleys and forests from private balconies.‘You shall find a TV, tea/coffee maker, mini refrigerator and hair dryer in every room'. If you wish to laze around, head to the pool side. You can either take a quick dip in the Thekkady resort’s swimming pool or just lie beneath the sun’s light on comfortable sunbeds. Give your body the relaxation it deserves and book a spa treatment or Ayurvedic massage of your choice at the Thekkady resort’s Svaastha Spa. If you’re a fitness lover, make your way to the gymnasium. And when the food cravings check in, rush to Periyar Room where you can relish meals from local as well as international kitchens. If you wish to reheat the fire of romance with your spouse, ask the reception to organise a warm bonfire trip for y’all.
Food in Thekkady
Kerala is known as the ‘land of spices’ which is why the food in Kerala is simple, yet rich with the flavour of aromatic spices, coconut and fresh produce. In picture perfect Thekkady, emphasis is on the abundance of natural produce ranging from fresh mulberries, red bananas, passion fruits, grapefruits and guavas. And when you holiday with us, there’s no way you’ll miss out on the famous food of Kerala. For lunch, head to Periyar Room and feast on dishes made from rice like puttu and palappam. But if you’re very hungry, choose nothing but a traditional Sadhya (meaning ‘banquet’ in Malayalam) served on a banana leaf. Sadhya is a tasty mixture of Aviyal (vegetables cooked in coconut paste), Thoran (a dry curry made with raw jackfruit and yam), stew (a mild and soothing creamy curry), Injipuli (a sour side dish made with ginger), sambhar, rasam and other assorted vegetables. Our chefs will ensure that you relish various local delicacies of Kerala during your family vacation at the Club Mahindra resort in Thekkady, Kerala. When needed, special food for your little ones will also be provided. However, the other option is to binge on a delicious plate of biryani and a wholesome bowl of fish curry. End your meal on a sweet note with the state favourite Payasam (a kind of kheer). It is one of the tastiest dishes of Thekkady, Kerala.
Festival in Thekkady
Keralites value their culture and traditions. Celebrating festivals with families and friends is imperative for them. Onam – the harvest festival of Kerala – is welcomed with much enthusiasm and grandeur in the midst of August and September. Vishu, the Malayalam New Year, is celebrated by seeing auspicious things like rice, vegetables, flowers, beetle leaves, coins, a mirror and the likes on waking up in the morning. Lastly, the annual festival of Murugan Koil is celebrated between October and November to honour the deity. All the festivals of Kerala include fireworks, flowers, colours and loads of splendour. And we assure you that at our Thekkady resort, you shall enjoy these events to the fullest.
Activities in Thekkady
Take a boat ride on the amazing Periyar lake, located inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Surrounded by thick forested hills, the lake is spectacular and a boat ride is ideal to savour its beauty. Making the scene more surreal are the tree stumps that rise haphazardly out of the water surface. If skimming the water surface in a boat seems a bit staid, then opt for a bamboo rafting which promises to be wild and exciting. Gently flowing or drifting along in serenity but with this ancient contraption provides an altogether different experience. If you are the kind that gets a high from trekking through wild forests, then sign up for a jungle trek. Choose your activity level and head into the untamed beauty for a session of gazing on thick foliage and the animals that abound the forests around. If you are keen to experience the jungle but are too lazy to make the effort for a trek, then ask for an elephant ride. Heading off into the wild greenery but situated many feet above the ground gives a unique perspective of the jungle. The best way to soak up the spectacular natural beauty of Thekkady is to go on long walks on the winding roads. Wind your way through the spice gardens growing cardamom, cinnamon, clove and black pepper.
Sightseeing in Thekkady
Located amidst hills, valleys and forests, Thekkady is the ideal destination for tourists of all ages. With a bounty of beauty, sightseeing in Thekkady will be a treat for your eyes. The following are tourist places in Kerala you must definitely visit. Travel to Peermede to observe the tall Peeru Hills. Standing atop the endless gorges sends chills down your spine. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Thekkady is Vandiperiyar. Here, you’ll be surrounded by river Periyar which flows between tea, coffee and spice plantations. Established high in the peaks of the Western Ghats, this reserve houses endangered species such as the tahr and lion-tailed macaque. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one the most important places to visit in Thekkady, Kerala. Located inside the Periyar reserve, the museum provides a glimpse into the history of tribals, their culture and lifestyle, depicted through artifacts such as fishing gear and hunting equipment, indigenous plants, costumes, household articles, vessels, bamboo furniture and musical instruments. A combination of nature and heritage, this is the location of sprawling cardamom plantations. But more importantly, it is the location of the one of the world’s largest auction centres for cardamom.
Get a detailed information about Kerala tourism such as best time to visit, places to visit and things to do to make the most of your family vacation in Kerala. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra to enjoy a memorable family holiday. Don’t believe us? Go check out the Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members.
Club Mahindra Thekkady Contact Details
Amalambika Road, Idukki Dist, Kerala.
Club Mahindra Holidays Review: Member Speak
The stay was excellent Service was excellent Staff were helpful Food was good Activities were entertaining Atmosphere was pleasant Hospitality was excellent Staff were polite with the conversations.