Mayapott...It was a most amazing holiday . The location just off the main road but in the midst of nature and in a Cardamom plantation,the beautifully designed bungalow that blends into the landscape,the spring that provides soothing music , the birds....Then theres the staff who spare no effort to ensure your holiday is the best possible..be it Johnson the ever smiling and resourceful manager who even took me bird watching early one morning or the wonderful Chef who provided one great meal after another ...with a smile ,a word and was satisfied only when we had really enjoyed the meal.Beenu, his beautiful shy wife and Sunil never tired of ensuring that the rooms were clean, well decorated and welcoming, serving meals with smiles and cheerful conversations. It made one feel cherished and sad when it was time to leave. A holiday, a destination a group of wonderful people ...and wonderful enduring memories of fun relaxation, trekking,tasty food, enchanting sights........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- … a stream, which meanders through the property, appears at one point and mysteriously vanishes at another point. No wonder the place is called “Mayapott” meaning ‘ the mystical point’ in Tamil language. Mayapott Plantation villa is a boutique home stay, built on a rock in the natural ambiance of 130 acres of cardamom estate; the greenery, birds & breeze, natural stream and excellent amenities invite travelers who seek peace and privacy along with rich activities such as trekking, plantation walks, honey bee farming, hiking, biking, bird watching, peaceful reading of their favorite book by the brook, learning and participating in the ethnic cooking. Apart from these activities one can enjoy the outdoor activities promoted and organized by the Kerala tourism such as, river rafting & trekking, boating, jungle safari.Mayapott is built around a huge rock, which was used as a resting point for hunters. Legend has it that the bonfire around which they rested was a safe refuge from the herd of wild elephants that raged the area. The rainforest canopy, the floor of which houses the cardamom plantation, provides the serene setting for Mayapott. A stream flows under the bridge that connects the two portions of the house, which is quite a delightful sight during the rains. The area also houses the huge pond that has been used as a storage tank for irrigating the plantation.A short while from Thekkady, the seat of the Periyar wildlife, yet far from anything that can disturb you….. So cut off that even a newspaper rarely reaches it; this home frees you to rejuvenate yourself in the deepest possible ways. This unique plantation hide-out features two fully furnished studio rooms(bed rooms) and one villa suite, a two bed spa, common dining area and fire place, a tea launch over the covered bridge ; and 130 acres of lush green cardamom plantation where privacy will be the password for nature lovers to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. And for honeymoon couples to get lost in their world of dreams, romance and playful mischief. Attached bath rooms have a natural ambience too. All the rooms have view of the plantation and the stream, complimented with music of the birds, aroma of cardamom, wild flowers and the list goes on… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayapott Plantation Villa Thekkady, Kerala