Plantation Highlands in Kerala
Kerala is home to Plantation highlands that are a definitive experience for travelers. The experiences are a mixed of the location and what the specific stays here offer.
Activity / Soft adventure Centric - Less than 100 kms from Cochin Airport up the plantation highlands is where there are number of activity centric homestays. Here guests may enjoy Culinery lessons in Kerala Cuisine, walk to a waterfall, do Bamboo rafting, visit a vanilla or spice plantation, enjoy an ayurveda massage or do some soft trekking. Dewalokam is one good small resort option here. If idea is to stay in a getaway resort then Greenberg is an option.
Plantation Bungalows – Pala, Teekoy and Kanjirapally are home to a number of plantation bungalows having a sense of history and a distinct charm. Here one can explore a Rubber, tea and Spice plantations, do a bit of planation walk, interact with owners enjoy ethnic cuisine and enjoy a plantation bungalow stay and hospitality.
Munnar has plantation bungalows within a 5000 hectre plantation estate where one enjoys exclusivity and experience priviledged lifestyle of a planter.
Adventure - Camps and adventure oriented stays are where guests do Nature Walk, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Mountain Biking, Jeep Safaris. Munnar has couple of stays that offer best of adventure and nature centric experience.
Periyar Reserve Experience - Periyar is where guests arrive for activities around the Periyar Lake. For those who are not activities oriented enjoy a nature centric stay at one of the resorts or plantation retreats around the area. Activities comprise Boating, Bamboo Rafting, Jungle Patrol, Nature Walk, Tiger Trail, Tribal Visit, Jungle Jeep Safari, Elephant Ride, Spice Plantation Visit, Tea Factory Visit.
Rainforests / Tree Houses - Highlands ex-Calicut in North Kerala are where one can find tropical rainforests. There are resorts such as Vythiri Resort that give guests an experience of Rainforest while providing best of the amenities. Vythiri and some other resorts also offer Tree House accommodations. The area offers nature centric experience with a rainforest / plantation backdrop. Accommodations here range from Luxury Resorts to Homestays that offer variety of authentic Kerala craft, culture, and cuisine experiences.