Kadamakuzhy, Vallakadavu,Thekkady, Kerala, 685515

Nearest airport:

Domestic/International: Cochin, 132 kilometres

Hotel location:

Mayappott is in the heart of a 100-acre of cardamom and spice plantation in the spice village of Kattappana, between Kattappana and Kumily (Thekkady); 12 kilometres from Kattappana and 18 kilometres from Kumily.

Nearby attractions:

Fruit farm visit. Half-day drip to Mayapott’s own fruit farm and vineyard at Combai in Tamil Nadu. The 90 journey includes a scenic drive through villages and agricultural markets of small towns in the Cumbum valley.

Local spice garden visit. Visit a spice-garden and interact with the farmer, who will explain how the spices such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, cinnamon are grown and harvested and how best to use them.

Kumili spice-market visit. The town of Kumili - the major emporium of the spice trade for the region – is a half-hour drive from Mayapott. Combine this with a boat-ride on the Periyar lake, or other activity in the Periyar Wildlife Santuary;

Trekking. Kurisumala near Kumily; Pullumedu and Ottakathalamedu; Granby near Vandiperiyar. The Forest Department conducts daily treks from the boat landing station at Thekkady to the Nellikkampetty area, and Manakkavala.

Boat Cruise in the Periyar Lake. This is a two-hour cruise from which you can watch elephants and other wildlife along the shore of the lake.

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