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Lake Palace

Area : Periyar (thekkady), , Kerala, India

Lake Palace Thekkady, a former summer palace of the King of Travancore, is situated on an island in the middle of the Periyar Lake - 20 minutes by boat from the mainland. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this is where the British Viceroys and Governor-Generals used to take time off from the world to listen to the call of the wild. This lakeside jungle resort with 6 rooms and antique interiors within the Periyar Tiger Reserve is ideal for guests to watch elephant herds playing by the lakeside or take a trek across the jungle in the trail of the majestic tiger. Life couldn’t get any more royal than this.

Lake Palace Hotel offers 6 splendid deluxe rooms. All the rooms are equipped with modern comforts for its guests. Accommodation at Lake Palace gives the opportunity to experience the charm of old times.

Amenities & Services : Restaurant, 24 hour room service, doctor on call, satellite channels, telephone, in-house movies, laundry, travel assistance, currency exchange, car hire, boat cruise on the Periyar Lake.

Tourist activities : All nature-based activities here are operated from the premises surrounding the property. Only KTDC properties in Thekkady have this unique advantage.

Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake : Boating on the Lake Palace Thekkady enables visitors to have a close look at the wildlife that inhabits the surrounding forests. Groups of elephant, wild boar, bison and sambar can be seen moving along the banks skirting the forest. And water birds, perched on tree stumps with their wings spread present a delightful sight while boating.

Nature walk and Green walk : This is a 3-hour daytime trekking in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Border hiking : A full-day trekking programme to the borders of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Elephant rides : Elephant rides inside the wildlife sanctuary

Jungle Patrol : A 3-hour night-time trekking programme inside the wildlife sanctuary

Windy walk : A predominantly open area, full-day trekking programme inside the sanctuary through grasslands and shola forests.

Cloud’s walk : A full-day trekking through the borders of the forest and plantations which offer panoramic views of the landscape.

Range scan :Trekking through inter-state forest boundary predominantly mountainous with higher probability of viewing wildlife.

Bullock cart discovery : A 3-hour ride in a bullock cart outside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Plantation tours : This tour covers visits to spice, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements etc. Visit to tea factories. Shopping at Kumily for spices and minor forest produce.