Surrounded by an enormous plantation of cardamom, pepper, tea and coffee, Kailasapara is a hamlet in Vandanmedu located at the upper ranges of the Western Ghat mountains. The setting is serene and secluded with the persistent chatter of cicadas and tweets of birds throughout the day.
This villa at Kailasappara is surrounded by green carpeted tea & cardamom plantations, calm water body running along the border of the villa and majestic view of the green mountain ranges. The wooden benches in the balcony overlooking the green lawn gives a 24 x 7 relaxation. The villa has a well equipped Kitchen with microwave, toast maker, refrigerator etc. You have a resident chef at the house. An expert in The Syrian Christian cuisine. A very distinctive cuisine using spices grown in the region. Meats and vegetables cooked in recipes which are handed down through many generations. You can also cook by yourself on prior intimation, so that the the staff can stock the pantry with specific food and raw materials.
Accommodation in Planters villa comes included with welcome drink on arrival day, half-board meal plan, guided Tea factory & cardamom curing center visit at Kailasam, jeep safari to the top most part of misty valley at Kailasam, boating & fishing in your very own 4 Acres Lake at Kailasam.
You will have the opportunity to walk viewing at close quarters, the planting and plucking of the crops. The path will take you past cardamom bushes and pepper vines, the air rich with the scents of
clove and cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, past trees abundant in season with mango and banana, and further on branches bearing oranges, mangostene, jackfruit, rambuttan, butterfruit,
papaya and rose apple. There will be an assistance of a naturalist, introducing botanical terms for the flora and fauna endemic to the area.
A large pond stocked with fish affords guests the opportunity to indulge in a spot of fishing. The chef in the restaurant will cook the days catch.
Peddle boats are provided at this the small lake beside a rivulet, formed behind a check dam near the entrance to the plantation is a serene and scenic spot.
Numerous trails in the area offer interesting trekking possibilities and a variety of challenges. Bird watchers will also find a fascinating range endemic and migratory species in the area.
Cardamom processing unit
You will also be taken on a tour of the factory where they will get to view how cardamom is processed and packed. One can also sample some of the finest quality cardamom pods and perhaps take samples back home.