At the heart of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady offers a truly wild experience in all its intensity. Here herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs roam freely. The only tiger reserve in Kerala, the sanctuary is known for its breathtaking trekking and wildlife-spotting safaris.
The Lake Palace- an exclusive jungle heritage resort - the erstwhile summer palace of the Maharajah of Travancore is located on a peninsula in the middle of the Periyar Lake, surrounded by the sanctuary. This is where the British Viceroys and the Governor Generals used to take off from the world to listen to the call of the wild. On quiet evenings, you too can trek across the jungle in the trail of the wild
For wildlife enthusiasts, nothing could be more exciting than Aranya Nivas, the only premium resort other than Lake Palace which is actually located inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Age Halt @ Lake Palace& Aranya Nivas: Unique refreshing programs to keep you young, special weight loss packages, therapy to improve eye sight and more. Lush greenery surrounding the resort will enhance the healing power of Ayurveda.