A new property opened by the wonderful CGH Earth group of hotels. It is a four room riverside lodge located on one of the larger islands in the Periyar River within the Malayattoor forest.
Malayatoor is downstream from the Bhoothathankettu Dam, the Periyar River splits forming approximately 10 islands. The name Malayatoor is a combination of three words: Mala (Mountain), Arr (River) and Oore (Place) – the meeting place of mountain, river and land. The evergreen and semi-evergreen forests house a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The properties remote location is ideal to relax, enjoy the river and explore the surrounding wilderness and its flora and fauna. Over 100 varieties of birds and many other small creatures can be spotted in the area.
Activities include bird watching, canoe rides, night treks, nature walks, stargazing, rubber plantation and organic farm visits.
We would recommend the Grand View Riverside Lodge - the best Quiet by the River has to offer. It is a spacious stone cottage located right on the Periyar River and offers panoramic views of the river.