From the shaded seclusion of this property, designed with minimalist and aesthetic principles, guests can relax in luxury and admire unforgettable views over the Periyar forest and across expansive mountain ranges, with the distant backdrops of waterfalls and the ever-providing Periyar River. From elephants that you could try your hand at giving a bath to, to the tiger, Periyar is home to some of the most conservated wildlife populations in the country. From each room, guests can soak in a calm and serene vibe, a feeling of being one with the land, distinct to Periyar and Thekkady.
Thekkady is famous for its wildlife reserve and is considered a haven for natural spices. The splendid artificial lake formed by Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River is the greatest attraction where herds of wild elephants come down to quench their thirst. The sanctuary can be accessed by boating, trekking or jeep safari. There are picturesque plantations and hill towns spread across the area that holds great opportunities for treks and mountain walks. Kumily is the main town situated 4 kms from the Periyar boat landing point and is at a distance of 160 kms from Kochi, 108 kms from Kottayam, 106 kms from Munnar and 140 kms from Madurai.
Thekkady is unique. This is the India of honeymoons, spa retreats and endless days of calm.
Poetree was built with strong principles of natural conservation and sustainability, a sense of spirit that we refer to as ‘The earth and soul’. The resort structure and foundation is built from rock and rubble from the barren land that this once was. The exterior walls, plastered with sand and mud, own to Thekkady. The thatched roofs, built from local elephant grass, with the hands of the unique Mannan tribe from hardly kilometres away. Not more that 32 trees were felled during construction but yet, made up by 435 fruit trees planted back to the earth. The location gives us advantages of minimal air-conditioning and glazed walls that let in maximum light, thus with a low reliance on electrical power.