Not only a boutique resort in the heart
This entire area has clear advantages when it comes to trekking. A trek from the resort to Bhoothankettu along the river through dense forest takes about 6 hours. A distance of around 20 km. Trekking across the river to Malayatoor is another exciting adventure. This trek requires the permission from the Forestry Department. Must take guides, as this area is a natural habitat of wild elephants. A trek along the river bank is highly recommended. You can certainly enjoy the never ending sights and sounds of nature at its best. There is a canopy of greenery all along this forest terrain.
Sankara’s Shrine at Kalady is run by the Sringeri Mutt. It is a large structure located on the bank of the river Periyar. There are 2 shrines in the temple. One is dedicated to Sri. Sankaracharya and the other one to Goddess Saradamba. Saradamba is the main deity of Sringeri. The Samadhi of Aryamba, Sri. Sankara’s mother is also located here. Evening prayers and chanting is conducted here at the smaller shrine to Ganapathi. There is also a museum here that is highly informative.
In Thaaliyola we have a fairly large compound. The area facing the river has a designated barbecue pit. Please give us prior notice if you like to enjoy an evening with barbecue.
A jeep drive through the hill roads has become one of the most adventurous entertainments. You can discover the deep mountain off paths to reach your destinations in the paradise through a jeep. Guiding through your drive, this jeep safari would take you down the road of adventure to absorb every inch of natural beauty
Our experienced chef conducts the cookery classes. The cookery classes are customized according to the needs of the tourists. The classes cover a variety of Kerala dishes and more. Bookings need to be made in advance
St. Thomas Shrine at Malayattoor is one among the most popular pilgrim centers in Kerala. It is said that while St. Thomas was travelling through Malayattoor as part of his Christian Gospel mission , he was forced to flee for safety to the hilltop by the hostile natives. He remained there in prayer for long periods of time. The small church constructed here on this hill top has been officially designated by the Vatican as one among the eight International Shrines with great historic relevance in the world.
At Thaaliyola tourists can indulge themselves in fishing. Yes, we take you to Periyar River that offer good possibilities for fresh water fishing. You can catch anything from fish to prawn. Isn't it amazing to indulge in cooking the fish you just caught?
The entire vicinity of Thaaliyola is apt for cycling. If you like challenges you have plenty of unpaved roads going uphill, downhill etc. You can also choose long or short routes based on the amount of time at your disposal as well as your energy level
These rides can give you some amazing moments during the dry season after the monsoons are over. We have experienced boat crew who can negotiate the Paniely Poru waters to take you through exciting areas of this river, picturesque and serene all the way.
Light river trail walks for photography, as well as other planned photography tours catering to the specific needs of serious photographers are offered.
Visit the plantations of Rubber, Pineapple and a variety of tropical spices and herbs like black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric, a variety of plantains etc. Keep your binoculars and ornithology reckoner handy, as you will spot more than a few dozen varieties of birds and butterflies
One of the most enchanting water falls in the country, Athirappilly waterfalls with its beauty and majesty is real feast for your eyes. The surrounding lush green nature with streams and rivulets passing through the rocks adds music to the serene atmosphere.
Kodanad, set on the Southern banks of the Periyar River is one of the largest elephant training centers in Kerala. The orphan, wounded and sick elephants in the forest are brought to Kodanad elephant training center and cared. They make this their permanent home. Since it is practically difficult for them to adapt back to the wild, they are kept here in the safety of this sanctuary
The word ‘Poru’ originated from the old custom of rafts men fighting with the unruly waves and deep vortex to sail out from the locality. The beautiful waterfall at Paniyeli Poru, would allure you and the beautiful river with eloquent streams of water will wash away the absence of the mind in you. The pebbles here will surpass the charm of precious stones. Those who want to have a cold bath can enjoy here