The Wildernest

The Wildernest

Periyar Tiger Reserve
, Kerala
, India

The Wildernest is a ten-room bed & breakfast lodge located in the small town of Kumily close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Run by a team of eight, it is ideal for people seeking to spot wildlife in and around the sanctuary. The Wildernest also has deep connections with the local spice industry. Besides the tastefully done- rooms and hearty breakfast, the team here can also guide you to shopping in the local market and nature treks.

Traditional Kerala handicrafts, a range of organic food products and spice shops are all in the local market. There are several spice plantations and indigenous villages nearby; the incredibly diverse Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is within walking distance.

Our Rating: Mid-Range
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Lodge


Rooms are of two types: Terraced rooms (with an open sit-out upstairs) and Secret Gardens (with a private garden area). No two rooms are the same, but all are equally roomy. Stone and brick facades add a rustic feel to the place. Natural materials have been used wherever possible


Breakfast is served on site. For lunch and dinner, a short walk down the road to the market brings you to restaurants offering Kerala, North Indian, Chinese and continental dishes


Visits to Periyar Tiger Reserve, trips to the local market, tribal villages or spice plantations; nature walks; trips to vegetable farms, vineyards; tribal dance, kathakali and kalaripayattu demonstrations in nearby cultural centres.

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