The drive from Alleppey to Thekkady continued through an enchanting landscape. As we left the flat lands and placid backwaters behind, we entered into another mood of Kerala. The distant waterfalls kept us company while the roadside trees swayed past us. We were gaining some altitude and the verdant vistas fascinated us. We were heading to Carmelia Haven, a luxury plantation resort in a sprawling area. The cardamom estate engulfed us as we entered the resort.
Perched atop a hillock, Carmelia Haven looked gorgeous. We were welcomed by their staff with a smile. A vast estate surrounded us and every corner of the resort was adorned by well maintained plantations. This beautiful resort was going to be our abode for the next 2 nights. The surrounding plantation estate was predominantly cardamom, along with tea. We were taken to our Villas where a blissful experience awaited us.
Right in front of our Villas, an azure swimming pool invited us for a swim. But, we had exciting activities planned for the day. I promised the pool to meet soon and freshened up in my room. I took some time to admire the surroundings and listen to various tunes being played by nature. There was no noise, of traffic or a bustling city. Only sounds, of different scales and notes, of the whistling wind and chirping birds. A slight humming of caddies driven by the staff was the closest representation of traffic, and I didn’t mind that.
The rooms at Carmelia Haven are gorgeous and spacious. The soft bed, brightly lit interiors and a balcony made the stay impressive. The interiors were plush and it didn’t feel like we were in middle of nowhere. Carmelia Haven offers a wide range of room categories to choose from. They have Deluxe rooms, Deluxe cottages and for a high degree of indulgence, you can opt for their Jacuzzi Villa also. In case you love an offbeat accommodation, you can consider staying in their tree house or a cave. Irrespective of the room category you choose, your stay at Carmelia Haven will be unforgettable!
The list of activities that Carmelia Haven offers is almost never ending. To unwind, you can also spent some time at their game room or indulge in outdoor sports. You can enjoy plantation walks, bird watching, fishing, Jeep Safari through Cardamom estates, trekking, bonfire and barbeque. Star gazing from Carmelia Haven would also be a great experience if the sky is clear. Once you have enjoyed these activities, you can rejuvenate at their Spa. Booking a stay with Carmelia is like getting a ticket to assured fun and a great indulgence!