Quiet by the river, Malayttoor, Kerala
Down the river into the wild Where the mountain meets the river Periyar Quiet by the River is located amidst the verdant canvas of the Malayattoor forest on an island in the Periyar river in Kerala. The name ‘Malayattoor’ is an amalgamation of three words – Mala (Mountain), Arr (River) and Oore (Place). So Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river and land. It is the perfect location to discover the myriad natural treasures that the Malayattoor forest and Periyar river have to offer.
From ₹18,000 per room per night
MALAYATTOOR – WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE RIVER PERIYAR. Downstream of the Bhoothathankettu Dam, the Periyar River splits forming 8 to 10 islands. Quiet by the River is located on one of the larger islands, surrounded by the verdant canvas of the Malayattoor forest range. The name ‘Malayattoor’ is an amalgamation of three words – Mala (Mountain), Arr (River) and Oore (Place). So Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river and land. With a wide variety of ora and fauna, the lodge offers the opportunity to spot rare species of birds and animals amidst the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests of the mountain reserve. OFF THE BEATEN TRACK. Quiet by the River is less than an hour’s drive from the Cochin International Airport. Your exploration begins at the last stretch, with a 30-minute ride in a 4×4 vehicle down a narrow, rugged road through the forest, to an embarkation point for a short ride across the river in a country canoe, to reach the lodge. However, do keep in mind that the forest reserve gates close at 5 PM and open at 6 AM in order to preserve the habitat of the animals and birds in the forest. A RIVERSIDE LODGE ON AN ISLAND OF CALM. With the gurgling waters of the Periyar River on both sides, life here oers opportunities to explore the surrounding wilderness and its ora and fauna, as well as time to relax and enjoy the river. Let our naturalist help you discover the secrets of the forest – from over 100 varieties of birds to dozens of other creatures big and small. In fact, if you’re lucky, you may even spot a herd of elephants. Settle into front-row seats to the spectacle of nature; with thrilling visuals, surrounded by the sounds of the forest – it is nature at its untamed best. Whether you are a river lover, a nature enthusiast or a serious birdwatcher, Quiet by the River is the ideal riverside setting for you. Quiet by the River has four lodges, right on the banks of the river, that oer exquisite views of the gushing streams and the lush forest. Quiet by the River also offers a unique dining experience FOREST TREKKING Join a naturalist-led trek that oers an intimate experience of the surrounding forest. While on the trek, you will be able to spot a wide variety of birds and other small creatures in the forest. NIGHT TREKKING Night treks oer an entirely unique experience of the forest and are especially mesmerising on full moon or new moon nights. Discover the nocturnal life of the forest, and take in the magnicence of the stars in the night sky, making it a stargazers paradise. BIRDWATCHING Engage with the winged wonders of this habitat by going birdwatching around the Malayatoor forest where over 100 birds have been sighted. The forest is an extension of the attekad Bird Sanctuary which Dr. Salim Ali, the best known ornithologist, described as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. EXPLORE IN A COUNTRY CANOE Quiet by the River oers spectacular views of the sun setting over the forest canopy. Experience this magic moment while exploring the Periyar River in our country boat. RIVER EXPERIENCES The natural pools in the streams near the lodge oer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the crisp, invigorating waters. Images and content credit CGH Earth Experiences
THE GRAND VIEW RIVERSIDE LODGE
The Grand View Riverside Lodge is the best Quiet by the River has to offer. It is a spacious stone cottage located right on the Periyar and offers a view of the wide river and the forest beyond.
RIVERSIDE LODGE 1
The Riverside Lodge 1 is a spacious stone cottage with a deep veranda and offers a view of the calm placid river.
RIVERSIDE LODGE 2
The Riverside Lodge 2 features traditional Kerala wooden cottages, with a view to the calm flowing river.
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