Jungle Palace – Thekkady Homestay
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Jungle Palace Homestay is a complete homestay, very close to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This Homestay, the cozy little house of Rajesh, is a welcome place for those wanting to explore the mysteries of the tropical rain forests and the animal kingdom. Set in the heart of Thekkady, it is a convenient and affordable option, while offering the very best of hospitality.
The location of this home-stay is right outside the Periyar boating entrance and the rooms overlook the forest in the back side.
It offers car parking, 24 hours running hot and cold water, private balcony, and laundry services.
There are 6 double rooms with price ranging between Rs.1500 to Rs.2000 per night.
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Rooms 6 rooms
The rooms are clean and spacious with balconies facing the jungle, television, 24 hour hot and cold water
Food Local cuisine
Tea and coffee is provided on request. As Kumily, Thekkady is a thriving Indian town, there are plenty of restaurants nearby for having meals
Rajesh is a friendly, caring and a helpful host. He is the best person to lend you advice and help you with almost anything related to the Thekkady area
Suggested Activity #1 Nature Walk
Different nature trails traversing diverse habitats form the trekking routes, generally 4 to 5 kilometers in length. This programme offers an excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. The programme is offered between 7.00 am. to 10.30 am and between 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. and lasts for about 3 hours. A maximum of 5 persons can go for trekking at a time along each nature trail, accompanied by a trained tribal guide. The Nature walk is the right programme to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers
Suggested Activity #2 Bamboo Rafting
This is a dawn to dusk hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Starting at 8 am from the boat landing, a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before one gets into rafts made of bamboos. The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri languor. The rafting is for about three hours and one gets a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. The team hitchhikes back to the boat landing by about 5 pm. An armed guard and 4 guides will accompany a maximum of 10 tourists. Tea, snacks and packed lunch will be served during the journey
Suggested Activity #3 Elephant Ride
This ride would be through countryside villages with stop over at intermediary places. At a time only two tourists can take the ride while the others in a group could trek along and change over accordingly. An experienced elephant master will guide & accompany the tourists during the ride. Elephant Safaris are equipped with a howdah, a large seat on which they and the visitors sit.
Suggested Activity #3 Periyar Jungle Safari
The program starts at 5.30am in the morning with a Jeep safari. The journey will be to a place called Gavi (Green mansion) where one can stop for breakfast and then start the jungle trekking with specially trained guides. After 3 hours of trek, one will reach the Green mansion and have Lunch. After that one can canoe in the Gavi Lake, then have tea and snacks before proceeding back to the cottage.