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Forest Reserve Experience

Hill Plantation - Wildlife Encounter - Wholesome Food - Curious - Creatures - Friendly Faces - Periyar Tiger Reserve

A Sanctuary in the heart of Kerala's Forest Reservoir.


“A beautiful collection of cottages set against the gently sloping side of a hill near the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkedy, Cardamom County is an oasis of calmness and healing.”
Cardamom County is situated right next to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the oldest tiger reserve in India..

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Set in one of the most beautiful places in Kerala, Cardamom County by Xandari aims at providing an authentic and holistic experience to our guests. The perfect place to pamper your mind and body, the mountain air will refresh you inside out.

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Indigenous trees and plants have been allowed to flourish, thus ensuring visits by monkeys and a variety of birds from the adjacent tiger reserve. They coexist beautifully with the resort, and add to the natural ambience of the place.


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Individual cottages facing the bamboo forest, and equipped with all modern amenities. A compact room for two.


Surrounded by spice gardens, these large rooms have a window side day bed and a cosy writing desk. A perfect choice for families. Extra beds can be arranged for the kids.


Our suites have two rooms. The spacious bedrooms are outfitted keeping your itineries in mind - be it hiking in the wild, unwinding at our spa or soaking in the cultural offerings.

Cardamom County is a Quality Pug certified member and is listed in TOFTigers website as a nature focused accommodation provider.

Come away to the hills for a breath of fresh air!

When you open your doors in the morning, you hear the call of the wild! Birds from the neighbouring wildlife sanctuary, curious monkeys who love the trees and sometimes even your breakfast, and the best part of it is the aroma of the dense forest and spice plantations that make Thekkady a very unique experience.

Cardamom County has been in the forefront of eco-friendly practices and efforts to protect the environment.

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Ayura, the ayurvedic spa at the resort is a gateway to a world of wellness and also therapeutic treatments.

Ayura is Green Leaf certified by the Government of Kerala and offers authentic treatments and rejuvenation packages within our 4 spacious treatment rooms.

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Key Awards

Tripadvisor 2022
Holiday Check
Hotels Combined
Quality Austria
Travellers Choice

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Near Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, 
Thekkady Road, Kumily,
Kerala - 685509 India. 
Ph: +91 484 4344666

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