Lavish. Natural. Serene. The name Thekkady Wild Corridor itself invites a sense of plush nature along with its native name. Located right in Idukki’s green heart of Periyar National Park, this hotel breathes right amidst thick evergreen forests which is home to a wild and meditative experience. This secluded, eco-friendly, and elevated boutique retreat offers an imperturbable episode of calmness, waves of laughter, and living that comes with its top-notch villas and private rooms. The Wild Corridor Resort & Spa by Oxygen Resorts gives you nothing but premium service and palatial rooms. With breathtaking views from the top rooms of the villas, one can sip tea in his comfy chairs inside the luxurious room while treating your eyes to the clouds touching the mountain top. This tangerine and wooden ochre dressed boutique houses a multi-cuisine restaurant giving you a global essence. It also has a poolside BBQ if you want to relish while you swim and dance. Apart from this, you can have your toll of fun in the game room which also has a ping pong table. Adding to the wonder of the cozy rooms is an Ayurvedic Spa facility. This sybaritic boutique gives you a double dose of coziness. It also has a spice plantation in one of its garden. The boutique welcomes people from any part of the globe as it has a multilingual staff who greets you warmly and offers a friendly hand.
Three renowned rivers the periyar, Thalayar, and Thodupuzhayar and more than 97% green cover make this place an ideal holiday destination whether it is families, couples or lone travelers.
Situated near the Tamilnadu-Kerala border, this reservation is renowned for its dense perennial, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and plains. Winter from October through February is the best time to visit Thekkady when the weather is pleasant, and sightseeing becomes fantastic, 15° C is the highest temperatures during winter. One can plan for wildlife safaris, enjoying one of the many festivals or explore the city. If the rains during June to September don’t faze you then a visit to enjoy its abundant green cover, several waterfalls and plenty of tea estates is a must.
The Periyar National Park is one of the best examples of natures’ creativity in Thekkady. The reserve is the most protected wildlife sanctuary and national park in India, with sightings of elephants, tigers, lion-tailed macaques, sambar, bison and langur heads. Of course, do not forget the wonderful river backwaters that warrant a shikara ride or houseboat stay when you visit. A mere 5 km from Thekkady is Murikkady, that boasts of coffee plantations and spice gardens. Pattumalay around 24 km from Thekkady, is a trekker’s dream destination with lofty peaks, small streams and the famous Velankani Mata Church. For the tea aficionados, check the Pattumalay Tea Factory at the Pattumalay Estate. One can plan for a jeep or elephant safari to explore everything the national park offers or cruise through the lake while you catch glimpse of the wild. Tigers can be spotted in the course the Periyar Tiger Trail. One can even camp out in the wilds in the park for a night.