Situated on the lush green banks of the river Periyar, adjoining Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary also known as Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala,, the Periyar River Lodge is an ideal getaway for nature lovers, bird watchers or just about anyone who needs a break from the humdrum of urban life.
Designed to synchronize with the ethnicity and traditional style of Kerala architecture, this serene retreat, built largely of teak wood, offers spacious guestrooms with a large comfortable lounge as well as sunlit verandahs that present an unhindered view of the river and the forest beyond on the opposite bank. Shown below is the view of the Periyar River in front of the Lodge.
As Kerala's largest and longest river, the Periyar is the state's source for not just drinking water and hydroelectric power, but an inspiration for many a poet and writer.
The Thattekad or Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, named after the world-renowned ornithologist, the late Dr. Salim Ali (1896-1987), is just over one and a half hours drive from the port city of Cochin(60 Kms). Dr Ali, often called the "Birdman of India," described Thattekad as the “birders paradise” with its teak, mahogany and fruit-bearing trees that are home to nearly 270 species of birds.
Located in the midst of such tranquillity, we at the Periyar River Lodge hope to impart to our guests an unforgettable experience with this impressive connection with nature and untainted vision of rural Kerala with our personalized and high standards of service.
Thanks so much for the hospitality, the amazing food, advice and for arranging everything perfectly! This place is very special, feels so relaxing and so much in time with nature. Looking forward to the guided tour to the bird sanctuary tomorrow ! When I come back to Kerala I want to visit Periyar River Lodge again. All the best!
Martin Florian - Germany - May, 2014
Fab experience - nice hospitality. Delicious food. Overall a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend to other friends.
Rajesh, Nishita & Aman - Dubai - April 2016
Thank you very much for giving us such wonderful days. Service - excellent; food - fantastic and plentiful. The surroundings are ideal to have a very close contact with true nature. Thanks again for everything to Luigi, Eldhose and Lissy.
Jose` and Carme - Spain - April 2016
What a wonderful idyllic time we had! A beautiful, peaceful place with a great river view and lots of birds. We felt at home with the wonderful, warm hospitality, we felt part of your family. We were all given special care by Mr. Luigi, and the food was tasty beyond words. Grateful to Mrs. & Mr. Eldhose for that. An unforgettable break we had. Thank you so much. It was perfect.
Dr. George & Family - Kerala, India - May 2016
31/1027 A, Friends Avenue
Vyttila P.O., Cochin, Kerala, India
Contact Person : Eldho Kuruvilla
Mobile : +91-9447707173
The Periyar River Lodge, Anakkayam
Kuttampuzha P.O., Kothamangalam,
Contact Person : Mr Luige
Mobile : +91-9526100118