Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 59 hotels in 41 locations across India with an additional 18 international hotels in Australia, Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.
Location of the Taj Garden Retreat, Thekkady
Taj Garden Retreat, Thekkady, perched on a hill top 2700 feet above sea level, nestles within a thickly wooded plantation of coffee, cardamom and pepper plants as well as teak and fruit trees. It is 1 km from Kumily, on the Kerala-Tamilnadu border; and 1 km from The Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the finest game sanctuaries of the world. The closest airports are Madurai 135 kms, 3.5 hours; Cochin 185 kms, 4.5 hours; and Thiruvanathapuram 250 kms, 5.5 hours away. The closest railway stations are Kottayam (near Kumarakom) 110 kms., 3.5 hours; and Madurai 135 kms, 3.5 hours.
32 Rooms. The charming resort is built on the lines of traditional Indian machan and exudes a rustic charm.
All rooms have a private balcony and are in cottages built on stilts. The rooms overlook hills, verdant foliage or landscaped gardens. Amenities include in-room tea and coffee makers, mini bar, hair dryer, direct dial telephones, colour TV and satellite programs. All bathrooms have bath tubs. Inter connecting rooms available on request.