Vanya Tree House, Thekkadi
Live off the land and stay among massive trees and plantations at the Vanya Tree House. Tucked away on the edge of the lush forest of the Periyar National Park, this treehouse has nature-themed rooms and facilities, thus offering an off-the-grid experience to nature and outdoor lovers, all accessed by a Jeep ride from Greenwood Resorts to MannanKudi (a traditional mud hut), followed by a half-mile (1km) trek through the forest canopy. As you arrive, you’ll be served with a welcome drink—traditional coconut water—along with a traditional snack. There is a bed, traditional reclining chair and small balcony inside the tree house, and traditional vegetarian food is served in a beautiful setting amid lantern light below the house. Guests can relax on the balcony offering a magical view, or go for a stroll through the forest. It is the best hideaway for those who want to feel at one with nature.