Carmelia Haven Resort Thekkady
Carmelia Haven Resort Thekkady, a stylish, eco-friendly resort set amidst a tea and cardamom plantation where guests will be in communion with many of nature’s many splendor charms.
It is situated close to the village of Vandanmedu, a half hour drive from Thekkady along the Thekkady – Munnar road, the area is the world’s largest producer of premium quality cardamom.
A mountain road travels through a series of stunningly beautiful landscapes, climbing gradually at first and then winding into tighter turns, moving forward, moving higher.
A gazebo sits on a manicured lawn in front with wrought iron furniture that guests can lounge in. Further on along the path is the resort’s multi cuisine restaurant with a verandah and banquets area both built with a stone facade and a thatch roof. Stone paved pathways branch out along a ridge towards two ends of the property.
Fringed on either edge by lush cardamom bushes, vines of pepper and clearings with fruit trees, guests are transported on electric carts to cottages set along the hill’s slope.
Accommodations at resort will leave you spell-bound. Tree houses that are built with wood on solid stilts and soar into the canopy of trees around them. Guests with an adventurous streak will find much to enjoy in the novelty of residing high above the ground, in the embrace of the foliage and the spectacular views of the plantation below from the wrap around balcony. The tree houses also offer elegant ethnic themed furnishings and the state of the art in amenities.
Jacuzzi Villas that are the very definition of luxury, exclusive, serene – equipped with a Jacuzzi, the best in amenities and tastefully furnished. Outside a private garden and verandah are surrounded by picturesque views of the surrounding plantation.
Deluxe Cottages surrounded by orange trees, cardamom and coffee bushes and set on a slope beside a ridge, the deluxe cottages are twin storied units with private balconies that look down at the swimming pool in the bowl of the valley below. Spacious, elegant and furnished with all requisite amenities, having an easy access to the restaurant, the leisure area and the pool.
Deluxe Room situated next to the reception and leisure areas, the Deluxe Room exude an old world charm. Each room offers warm, cozy interiors furnished with robust wood furniture and fabrics in muted colors. A living room leads to the bedroom and further inside.
Cave is for those who want to be all by themselves, stay in our Cave, an underground cellar where they can shut out the world and give free run to their imagination.
At the bottom of the valley is the resorts spacious swimming pool with loungers shaded by umbrellas. Birds sing their welcome, shy squirrels scamper into the underbrush.
Lay back: accompanied by the seductive scents of clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, succumb to the tender ministrations of branches bearing oranges, mangosteen, jack fruit, rambutan, butter fruit, papaya and rose apple.
Now add a tinge of variety to your days at here and enliven the moments. Play a game of tennis or take a swim in the swimming pool. Tread to the woods with our guide or warm up to the open-air barbecue with bonfire. Enjoy the culture shows, tribal dances or a gorgeous theme dinner. Just unleash your wildest fantasies and immerse yourself in the wilderness.
Purchase spice and other goodies from a shop inside the premises. Get a doctor’s medical assistance in case of an ailment and enjoy many more services.
Dine in the exquisite restaurant and have multi-cuisine delicacies. Read books from library in your leisure moments or hold conference in the most exciting way in our exquisite Conference Hall aptly named ”Nattukoottam” which can accommodate up to 300 people in theater style.
Here days do not end and one will not feel like going back. Become part of the plantation beauty and life. Get swept away!