Just outside the Lake Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, this is not only Thekkady's finest resort, with top-notch service, it is also eco friendly, running on solar energy and recycling all its waste within the premises. Its well-maintained thatch-roof cottages are built into a hillside. Lush plantings, including a spice garden, add fragrance and privacy. Interiors have knotty pine furniture and trim, white walls, red-tile floors, and plaid upholstery and bedspreads. The restaurant
serves Indian and Continental set meals, prepared using the day's fresh produce grown at the resort. Jungle treks, paper-making lessons and Indian cooking classes are among the activities.