Traditional hotel accommodation is so two-thousand-and-late. Now, it’s all about totally unique stays that have been customised to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in whichever country they’re visiting.
Cardamom Club is the epitome of a nature getaway – tucked away high in the misty Indian mountains. It sits amidst a sea of green cardamom plants in Kerala’s tropical rainforest.
The 500-square-metre establishment is comprised of five stunning treetop cabins, each finished with floor-to-ceiling wood-framed windows that flood the space with natural light. Each are kitted-out with luxe bedding, the most comfortable linens and chic furnishings.
“The setting is discrete and features spectacular views of the hilly landscape around,” Bhavana Kumar, Principal Architect at Kumar La Noce told Lonely Planet News. “The property is close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and it is not uncommon to spot a herd of Asian elephants or bison and various other exotic flora and fauna.”
Soak up the incredible natural surrounds in the Cardamom Club’s infinity pool, but be sure to venture outside of your cabin – there’s loads to see and do. You can try your hand at bamboo rafting, go on nature treks or spend the day exploring local elephant reserves.
Rates begin at $130 (INR6800 per night, and stays can be booked via the retreat’s website.
How To Get There
- Fly Qantas to Cochin International Airport via Singapore
- Drive 143km via via the NH185
- Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, 66th Mile, V&V Estates, Kumily, Kerala, India
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(All image: Kumar La Noce)