Anantya, Tamil Nadu

The silhouette of a dream,
Elusive, shrouded in misty white,
Fragment of a thought serene,
Nestled in my oblivious night,
Floating and gliding, rolling and sliding,
Like a weightless dew-drop in formless flight,
I touched the mist, and it softly kissed,
My scattered being, my frayed sight,
It whispered a fable to my unconscious,
And parted a wee to let me through,
I go there often now, I know the way,
To catch the beam, and follow the light.

When a little constellation of sparkles catches the corner of your eye and you turn to cast your gaze upon the lake, myriad musings and epiphanies emotions may wash over your being in that instant. An elemental feeling of an all pervading sense of goodness envelops you tenderly. It is right there and then that you realise that you have been truly welcomed and embraced by  the experience that is Anantya Travancore. After all, you are in Vaikundum, the divine abode.

With a history brimming with culture and heritage, this place is in the vicinity of the founding stone of the famous Travancore dynasty. After passing under the ownership of local chieftains and, in the last century, through the hands of British rubber planters, these pristine lands have been under the nurture of a single family. Earlier a part of the erstwhile Travancore (now Kerala) kingdom, and once only for the private musings of a chosen few, this hidden gem is now open to you as one of the finest nature and wellness resorts in India.

Setting the bar of hospitality very high, your hosts at Anantya is commited to convert your stay with them into a tapestry of unforgettable memories. Boutique luxury, renowned and customised wellness and rejuvenation programs, exquisite culinary and dining options and micro-management of details to enhance your comfort are only the beginning. When you spend a starry night at the Base Camp living nose to nose with nature, pretend to be a rubber farmer rubbing shoulders with the actual ones, test your mettle by cycling up the slopes, let the divinity of the temple route touch you, get hugged by gentle pachyderms, hone your skills at some traditional games, share a meal and some remarkable stories with delightful tribal folk, do a bit of birding on your way to a siesta under an idyllic waterfall, you will willingly and readily set the Anantya experience as the cover page of your travel diary.

‘The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience” – Emily Dickinson.

Red Coral welcomes you to the infinite experiences of Anantya, Travancore.

Location

  • Nearest Railway Stn
    Kuzhutarai/Kulitturai , 18 Kms, 40 min drive
    > Nagercoil and Trivandrum , 45 Kms, 1 hr drive
  • Nearest Airports -Trivandrum, 47 Kms, 1 hrs drive
  • Kanyakumari- 60 Kms, 1.5 hrs
  • Kovalam- 40 Kms, 1 hrs drive
  • Allepy- 195 Kms, 4.5 hrs
  • Madurai- 272 Kms, 4.5 hrs

Experiences

Resort Activities

Cultural Performances

Bathe in a Waterfalls

Nightime Walk

Bird Watching

Hiking Kalimalai Kurushumalai

Temple Jewelery

Gallery


Wonderful setting and friendly staff, with a marvellous excursion available

Our bungalow was spacious, well equipped and clean. The resort is on a beautiful site by the side of a lake with plenty of open spaces for activities. Lovely open air dining room and infinity pool overlooking the lake. We took the whole day excursion by jeep which started by taking us up a nearby mountain. The last section was done on foot and was reasonably demanding but well worthwhile for the marvellous views from the two temples.at the top. We were then taken to a forest area where we visited two villages seeing initial rubber processing, walking and scrambling up a river to a lovely twin waterfall and spending time in a tribal village with the locals. The trip was completed by a visit to the local rubber plantation and.processing factory which was very interesting, and not a selling opportunity!