Pathumury - Aanavilasam Road, Thekkady, Kerala, India.Tel: 00 91 4869 263777
Reservations: 00 91 99954 63608, 00 91 94470 43259,,

The PERIYAR WILD LIFE SANCTUARY at Thekkady is a preserved stretch of dense, evergreen rainforests that straddles the tiny state of Kerala on the southwestern tip of the Indian peninsula. Sandwiched between the mighty Western Ghat mountain ranges and the shimmering Arabian sea, at over 2800 feet above MSL, here is an idyllic retreat that offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the thrill of close encounters with the wilderness.

Pleasantly cool, with the invigorating chill of unpolluted mountain air, here is a sublime escape from the cloister of concrete! The stimulating aroma of spices, the mating call of a bull-elephant, the unceasing tempo of trilling crickets, the honey-dewed perfection of vivid wild flowers, the noisy frolic of babbling baboons and fairy lights of millions of fireflies lighting up the night. Get mesmerized! Abounding in evergreen flora, trees entwined with pepper vines graciously reaching up towards the sky, a veritable orchestra of birdcalls and animal cries. A wholly back-to-the-basics experience. Offering you an opportunity to refresh rejuvenate, re-discover yourself . Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.



Aanavilasam is a seven acre cardamom and pepper plantation. A popular feature offered to our guests is a guided tour around the plantation with informative comments on the cultivation and harvesting of these important spices.


(House of Cows)

Guests are welcome to visit our new cow byre.
This purpose-built building, apart from its stylish design, is intended to be a hygienic and cow-friendly structure,  with bright internal fittings and an efficient waste processing unit.More


Learn to cook one authentic Keralam dish in the cooking demonstration class organized by the Chef. The classes are designed to suit the guest.More


For lovers of our feathered friends, Aanavilasam is blessed with some of the most exotic and colourful birds to be found in the region. Many of the rarer species are regularly spotted around the plantation. More


Ditch the drugs. They might promise you miracles, but the effects, most times, would only be temporary. There are no quick-fix methods to getting fit. You have heard it before, but Ayurveda is a long-lasting solution to mental and physical fitness.More


At Aanavilasam we are committed to the support and protection of all nature.
Our trees and foliage are carefully nurtured, providing birds and other fauna with a safe and natural environment. More