The Parambikulam tiger reserve is undoubtedly one of the true gems of nature which lure lovers of pristine woods and wildlife to Kerala. Since it is the most protected forest area in the Western Ghats, Parambikulam is known for its serene lakes, beautiful nature and many more interesting sights. The tourists can even stay at beautiful cottages and bamboo huts here, enjoying the charm of the nature in all its might. These are some of the accommodation facilities that are arranged at Parambikulam, which was declared as a tiger reserve in 2009.
The tourists can stay in a safe cottage at the dreamy Veettikunnu, which is an amazing island in the lake at Parambikulam. One can spend a day and a night in an enchanting cottage at Veetikunnu where bamboos and sandalwood trees line the boundaries. These cottages are strong and ensure the safety and security of the visitors. Herds of elephants would swim to this island offering rare sights to the tourists staying here. One has to row a bamboo raft for one and a half hours to reach Veettikunnu. A group of five can spend a day and a night at the cottages here for Rs 9100.
The tents are erected on lush green meadows, close to the office of the wild life department. You can spend an amazing time in the company of deer and beautiful peacocks. It would cost Rs 6100 to hire a tent for two persons.
The tent package includes food and jungle safari as well. This is the perfect place for a family to enjoy the beauty of the woods in a safe environment. These packages offer an incredible opportunity for the kids to observe wildlife in a safe environment. Meanwhile the adults can spend some peaceful moments, in the lap of the serene nature, immersing themselves in a book.
If you are looking for privacy, then opt for the tree houses in Machan which is secluded amidst the thick jungle. Beautiful huts are built on top of huge teak trees near the lake, on the way to the Thoonakadavu dam. The enchanting beauty of the lake could be enjoyed from the balcony of the tree top huts. These huts are closer to the human settlements, so the visitors need not worry about safety. It would cost Rs 4800 to spend a night at one of these huts. Food and other facilities too are included in this package. Machan is already a popular destination for honeymooners and newly-weds where they can enjoy some romantic moments, closer to the nature.
The Peruvari island nest too is known for its incredible natural charm. It would take half an hour to row to the island. A group of four can enjoy the stay for just Rs 6000. The visitors can experience the scintillating beauty of the lake, with the reflection of the glistening evening sun dancing in it, from the bamboo walkway which begins from the island.
Many other beautiful huts and honeycomb buildings await tourists at Parambikulam.
Some may wonder whether these packages aren’t a bit expensive. But those who have been to the beautiful Parambikulam vouch for the incredible sights and experience that awaits you there. They have no doubt when they say that a trip to Parambikulam is totally worth it.
Ernakulam-Thrissur-Vadakkancherry-Kollankode-Chemmanampathy- Sethumadai-Parambikulam-178 kilometres.
Phone: +91 9442201690 / +91 9442201691
For booking visit: http://www.parambikulam.org/