Pathumury - Aanavilasam Road, Thekkady, Kerala, India.Tel: 00 91 4869 263777
Reservations: 00 91 99954 63608, 00 91 94470 43259,,
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Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is a new (2009) plantation house on 7 acres of private estate. (Just 8 km from Thekkady (Periyar wildlife sanctuary) It is surrounded by a pristine Cardamom and Pepper plantation.Owned by Salim Pushpanath a photographer and publisher in Tourism.

As a vacation retreat, this property gives the sensation of an exotic far away destination without the hassle of traffic. Luxuriously appointed yet casual and welcoming, this is a boutique accommodation suited for individuals, couples, or small families in search of a personalized country retreat.

We offer a range of accommodation options to meet the needs of all our guests. Choose from Luxury suite rooms, Luxury Pool villas and Presidencial Suite. The contemporary classic design includes Three suites, Two Private Pool Villas and a Presidential Suite, all appointed with a luxurious bed and linens. Suites are individually styled and have an elegant country-house feel where comfort is paramount.  Natural fabrics, like Indian linens, cottons, wools and silks add to the feeling of understated luxury. A stylish fireplace and book shelves in the main living room and the dining area connect the two suites.

The spacious suites offer 600 square feet of indoor space. French doors open onto an oversized private living room with views of the surrounding hillsides and cardamom plants. The suites feature a king sized bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area, work desk, dining table, and pantry with refrigerator. Both suites feature a veranda and spacious bathrooms with separate showers, double vanities, large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.

The Private Pool Villas is set to ignite the comfort of stay in the 900 square feet spaces featuring a private swimming pool and all necessary home comforts surrounded by lush tropical garden and natural landscape. A open verandacaptures the essence of the Aanavilasam outdoors with sunlight and caress of tropical breeze. This design functions to offer the advantage of the plantation view from all rooms,. enjoy the breathtaking view from the pool deck of your luxury Pool villa, or take a romantic walk through the spice plantation.


The Presidential Suite, 100% private place connected with a private bridge. The spacious suite offer 1000 square feet of indoor space. Door opens onto an oversized private living room with views of the surrounding trees and cardamom plants.  The Suite feature a king sized bedroom and separate living room with a generous seating area with televisions, work desk and pantry with refrigerator. Feature a spacious veranda  and spacious bathrooms with separate showers,  large garden bath with romantic touches such as bath oils and candles.  Suitable for honeymooners and long stay guests.


Refreshingly cool, neutral walls provide a calming backdrop for the eclectic mix of international styles that have been featured within the homestead.  A general Plantation Theme is featured throughout the estate, and is subtly echoed in the interior décor. 
The rooms open onto stunning wrap-around stone tiled verandas with sweeping views of the estate.  Hospitality is generous and abundant, and our staff is willing and able to be flexible in order to meet everyone’s needs and desires.

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is ideal place for a plantation stay as well as to see how the spices are grown, harvested and processed.  A small, friendly village, where one can see and visit typical Kerala-style homes, is within walking distance.

Fifteen minutes away is the Periyar (Thekkady) Tiger Reserve.  This is one of the oldest and most well known sanctuaries in Kerala. Boating in the lake offers a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife at close quarters. In addition to the boat ride, several community based eco-tourism programs are also in place in the reserve. Periyar is close to many local attractions including Elephant-riding Trails, Nature Walks (guided day treck), and Bamboo Rafting, among other interesting outings.

There are beautiful country drives to enjoy.  Head up into charming towns of Cumbum and Lower Camp where you can enjoy Bullock cart safaris, or just enjoy the luscious landscape. 

Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House is the ideal stepping off point for a beautiful nature holiday retreat. The opportunities for relaxing or participating in all that the region has to offer are endless.

Please note: we don't serve any alcohol at Aanavilasam due to Government regulations.

We have no objection to guests enjoying their own drinks in the privacy of their rooms.

Birds at anavilasam identified and commonly seen

White – Throated Kingfisher

Heart Spotted Woodpecker

Frame Backed Woodpecker

Golden Oriole

Parakeet Malabar

Grey Hornbillr

Racket Tailed Drongo

Indian Treepie

White Bellied Treepie

Whistling Thrush

Jungle Babbler

Red Cheeked Bulbul

Hill Mynah


Nilgiri Wood Pidgeon

Emerald Dove

White Eye

Scarlet Minivet

Jungle Fowl

Barbet (White Cheeked)

Black Drongo

Yellow Bulbul

Tailor Bird

Sun Bird (Purple)

Whistling Thrush

Indian Crow


Winner - Kerala Tourism Award : Receiving the award from the chief minister of Kerala

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Pathumury - Aanavilasam Road, Thekkady, Kerala, India.Tel: 00 91 4869 263777,
Reservations: 00 91 94470 43259,,
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