Cardamom County

Cardamom County

Periyar Tiger Reserve
, Kerala
, India

Cardamom County is a nature retreat tucked away in Periyar’s cloud-hugging Cardamom Hills on the very borders of this reserve, part of the Xandari portfolio of lodgings. Its design reflects the desire to conserve its natural surroundings, with spacious cottages constructed cleverly along the natural contours of the thickly- wooded hill. Focused at it base, is an organic garden, an inviting sculptured swimming pool and its main reception area and open air restaurant. Radiant bird songs awake the traveller each morning before a cup of tea arrives and another exciting day in this verdant natural haven begins.

Our Rating: Premium
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Lodge


Cardamom County offers accommodations in elegant cottages built on various levels along the natural contours of the hillock it sits on. Three categories of rooms are available – the Periyar cottages that face bamboo forests, County Cottages with views of all- natural spice gardens, and Suites with breathtaking views from the bedroom and living room windows.


Multi-cuisine breakfasts are available. The lodge also has an all-day dining restaurant called ‘All Spice’ that provides delicious lunche and dinner.


Safaris; paper bag making sessions; nature walks; bamboo rafting; border hiking; visits to spice plantation, elephant camp and tea factories; day-trips to Gavi; spa and wellness.

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