Forest Canopy

Forests are the ideal location to escape into when the world gets to you. Forest Canopy is a luxury resort that brings together modern luxury with the warmth of the forest. Located in Thekkady, a picturesque location famous for its rainforests, spice plantations, and wildlife, it is easily accessible and located near Chalimada junction on Kottayam-Kumily road. Set atop a hill and built to disrupt little of its surroundings, it fits its name as a canopy within a canopy.

Forest Canopy is located in Thekkady, near one of the most renowned wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves in India, the Periyar Tiger Reserve. While it opens as early as six in the morning, it closes at six in the evening to ensure safety from wild animals. There are numerous activities for the nature lover here!

Urban life, filled with tiresome repetitions, hurry, dust and noise tire the body and soul. One ages before time and tires to the point of exhaustion. Children are born disconnected from the earth. Taking a break at Forest Canopy ensures that you go back rejuvenated and refreshed. One needs a little break in today’s busy schedule and Forest canopy is the ideal location for this. The place also has a cool, relaxing climate different from other parts of Kerala which have a sultry climate. Following a customer-centric model, they are unassailable in their hospitality.

Rooms at Forest Canopy

Forest canopy brings together numerous modern comforts and facilities under its roof. All the rooms have a balcony that helps you engage with the beautiful surroundings. Four types of rooms are available namely:

  • The Tulip: It is a deluxe cottage.
  • The Tule: It is a premium cottage.
  • Blue Eyes Jacuzzi Villa: It even has a steam room.
  • The Royal Oak: Itis a 4-bedroom cottage. 

Forest Canopy has been awarded ‘2018 Traveller’s Choice Award’ by Trip Advisor. The award is the highest recognition offered by Trip Advisor and is given away to a select 1% of businesses across categories. This is the third consecutive year they have been chosen as Travellers’ Choice winner. They also have to their name a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for the great many positive feedbacks it receives from its customers.They have received other accolades like ‘The Best Holiday Award 2017’ by HolidayIQ and a fond nickname, ‘The Gateway to Thekkady’. Make reservations via their website or through Green Routes Hospitality!

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    What We Love

    • Because at Forest Canopy, you don’t get away from home; you are home.
    • The hotel offers 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, full-service travel desk, conference hall, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and a library. The various facilities are set at four different levels across which conveyance is available. One may also take a walk if they wish. Satisfied customers suggest that the higher you choose a room, the better is the view.
    • Forest Canopy houses a 24-hour coffee shop on the reception floor, which offers over fifty varieties of coffee. They also serve delicious desserts and sorbets. For the fitness freak, there is the gymnasium and the swimming pool which looks out at the endless Thekkady forests. Badminton court and other indoor, outdoor games are also available. The spa, called ‘Ayurkshethra’ provides facilities like steam, sauna, and massage.
    • Blooming cherry, the multi-cuisine restaurant, is worth mentioning. Whether you want to taste traditional Kerala cuisine or other Indian dishes, the chefs serve it all. Or do you want to dine in style? They offer a wide variety of table top décor ranging from cutlery to linen. The tables could be arranged to befit the mood and theme of the customers. From flowers to candles, they set your table the way you want.

    What To Know

    • Explore on a bamboo raft! Bamboo rafting is arranged as part of the nature walk of the eco-tourism project of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. You shall go trekking to the thicker parts of the forest and then be lead through the catchment areas on a bamboo raft.
    • For the pious, Thekkady has the Kurisumala which when translated means ‘the mountain with a cross’ or a holy mountain. Merely a two-kilometre drive from Kumily, pilgrims climbs the mountain on Good Friday in remembrance of the crucifixion of Christ. Located en way to Kurisumala, Kollampattada offers a scenic panorama view of the Periyar valley. One may take a jeep ride until Kollampattada and trek the remaining way up to Kurisumala.
    • One cannot talk about Thekkady without a mention of the scent of spice carried by the very breeze there. One may get a just of it walking the streets or the plantations. Cloves, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom are a few of the spices cultivated in the region due to its cool climate and altitude.
    • Go boating on the Periyar! It is organised by the Kerala Tourism Department and the Forest Department. Calm and serene, float in bliss as you boat on the endless river. The best time for a boating expedition would be early in the morning when mist lies low over the water. Coupled with branches protruding from the waters, it truly is an experience.
    • One can also go for elephant rides or jeep safaris or nature walks within the reserve. Ride on them friendly animals and enjoy the serenity of the space. Overcome your fear which would soon be replaced by wonder or access the deeper regions of the forest inaccessible by foot on a jeep and feel like a panther moving amidst thick undergrowth, waterfalls and spice plantations. Or simply take a walk. A visit to canopy shall be incomplete without a walk through the grounds. Walk amongst the woods, revel in its silences and noises, its smooth and rough textures.
    • One may also go visiting live performances of traditional art forms like Kathakali, which is a performance that combines story-telling, dance, poetry and colourful costumes. Kalaripayattu, a martial art that originated in Kerala is yet another attraction.

    Amenities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Spa & Wellness Centre
    • Swimming Pool with View

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