In the list of Indian Wildlife Travelogue, Periyar Wildlife reserve demands special mention due to its picturesque setting and for the excellent job done at preserving the ecological balance of the wildlife sanctuary. Taking a queue from the many tourists, environmentalists, and commoners who throng this place during the peak season, a number of hotels and resorts have cropped up.
Paradisa Plantation Retreat is a great place to put up with panoramic view and with some element of privacy. Located at a strategic position at close proximity from both the Cardamom hills and the Periyar wildlife park, this retreat has been converted to a Heritage hotel. Previously it was the domain of the Maharaja of Travencore who used this erstwhile palace as a summer resort.
It is surrounded by rubber plantations. Higher up in the valley you can see the vast stretch of tea plantation. About an hours' drive from the Paradisa Plantation Retreat, will transfer you in the magical land of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The accommodation in the Retreat tells of the royal lineage of the hotel Paradisa Plantation Retreat. Traditional Kerala style décor are interfused with modern elements of comfort and luxury and the resultant effect was simply amazing.
If you care to take a leisurely stroll from the Paradisa Plantation Retreat Resort and move on to higher ground, you will be enthralled at the detailing of the spice plantation and the aroma coming out from the assortment of all these spice is simply mind blowing.
Akshaypatnam or the in house restaurant of the hotel, offers a wide variety of cuisine on their tableau. From authentic Kerala style food to lip smacking Chinese, they have it all.