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Chrissie's Hotel

Area : Periyar (thekkady), , Kerala, India

Chrissies Hotel is a small, friendly hotel set amidst gardens and natural teak forests in a quiet part of Thekkady village, Kerala, South India. Its well-appointed rooms, pretty garden and the relaxing ambiance of its rooftop vegetarian restaurant provide the perfect, peaceful location from which to explore the Periyar Tiger Sanctuary and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Location : Chrissie's Hotel Thekkady, on the Kerala/Tamil Nadu border, is the main entry point to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. At an elevation of 900m, Thekkady enjoys a moderate climate with pleasantly cool evenings and early mornings.

Accomodation : Chrissie's Hotel Thekkady has fifteen tastefully decorated rooms, three double and twelve twin-bedded, all with their own private balcony and en-suite bathroom, plus a new addition for 2008, a family suite comprising of a bedroom, bathroom and sitting area which doubles as a bedroom for 2-3 children. Piping hot water is available 24 hours a day. Ground floor rooms overlook our pretty garden, whilst those on the first and third floors have stunning, far-reaching forest and mountain views.

The relaxed, friendly ambience together with high quality food has made our open air roof top restaurant very popular. We serve fresh homemade pasta, pizzas, ravioli, lasagne, cakes, desserts, sandwiches and much more all lovingly made by Eco and the kitchen crew. Guest recommendations ensured our entry in the 2005 Rough Guide to South India only ten months after opening.

Activities : Spot wildlife and exotic birds in the park or on one of the many local walks, go bamboo rafting or for a leisurely boat trip on the lake, visit a spice garden, tea plantation or the tribal village. Take a day trip to the amazing temple at Madurai or the waterfalls at Churali. Ride an elephant through cardamom plantations, watch Kathakali or Kalaripayattu, go for a ride in a bullock cart or relax with an Ayurvedic massage or with a good book on your balcony, listening to the sounds of the forests.