Special Places to Stay in Murinjapuzha
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Paradisa Plantation Retreat ($$$)
Paradisa Plantation Retreat is a small boutique hotel, in a fantastic hillside location, an hour's drive from Thekkady. Each guest room is a transplanted old Kerala wooden house, painstakingly relocated so as to enjoy the best of the panoramic views.
Things to see and do in Murinjapuzha
Paradisa Plantation Retreat is a corporate member of the Peermade Club, an old planters' club dating back to the time of the British in India. The quaint club has a nine-hole course where guests may play a round of golf. Clubs are available for hire.
'Ayurveda' means the 'science of life'. It is an ancient system of preventive medicine, which provides remedies for illnesses and prescribes ideal lifestyles to prevent the onset of sickness and disease. Excellent treatments are available at "Sahyadri Ayurvedic Hospital".
There is plenty to do besides basking in the lp of nature and enjoying the peace and quiet. A trek through the plantation is an education. See the cultivation and harvesting of coffee, cardamom, cloves and pepper. The tea plantations, factory and the cardamom-processing unit are well worth a visit.
If you would rather just relax in beautiful surroundings, then Paradisa's swimming pool will draw you. With its deck looking over deep valleys, this is one of the most spectacular pools in Kerala.
Periyar National Park
Using the Retreat as your base, you could visit Periyar Tiger Reserve which is only 37 kilometers away.