Kiva Lending Team: Wild Elephant Resort , Munnar
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We like doing so and bringing people close to Nature
Are you looking for a peaceful holiday?! If yes, then let me introduce you to an Eco-friendly Resort situated at Munnar, Kerala, India on Kallar – Mankulam Road, surrounded by scenic hills on one side, Tea Gardens on the other side, Cardamom and Coffee plantations within the estate and Rain forest on the opposite side.
For more details please visit the website i e www.wildelephant.net .
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The Flora and Fauna of the place is amazing and nature lovers will be thrilled by the ambience and the beauty of the place. The resort is situated 5500 feet above sea level and is perched on the top of a hillock from where a perennial waterfall, from where the resort gets its water, is visible. The deluxe rooms are situated beside the swimming pool and the Mud Cottage and Bamboo Cottage are made to mix with enchanting beauty of Nature. The Leaf cottage is carefully designed with the background of Bamboo Leaf and has an excellent view of the waterfalls, the tea gardens and the imposing mountains.
The rain forests are safe and ideal for trekking expeditions where lovers of Nature can gain valuable knowledge about the amazing flora and fauna. To give a few examples there are several varieties of parasitic plants such as orchids which give beautiful flowers. Different kinds of birds which can be watched from the Resort itself add beauty to the existing greenery. There is a Magic tree in the vicinity of the resort the bark of which changes its colours every season, especially in the months of January to March one can see hues of orange and blue which is a very rare sight. The villagers of the area worship this tree as a symbol of Progeny and newly wedded couples come and pray here for a happy married life.
The special importance of the place lies in the fact that within a span of hardly 12 kms one can find different kinds of vegetation ranging from Tea, Coffee, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Vanilla, Strawberry, Turmeric and Ginger at the higher levels and Rubber, Plantains, Coconuts, Aracanut and Palm trees at the lower levels. This wide variety of plantations cannot be found in such a small radius anywhere in the World.
There is a Fishpond in the vicinity of the Resort where you can feed the fish with Bread pieces. There are so many of them that you can watch them competing with each other to get the piece of bread which you throw.
For those of you who are interested in fishing, a fishing line awaits you with which you can try your luck and the staff will only be glad enough to cook the catch for you with yummy masalas.
Not very far from the Resort is a place called Anakulam where if you are lucky enough, you would be able to see hordes of wild elephants coming to a stream to drink water from a certain place where the water is a bit salty. It is believed that Elephants like the salty taste.
For those of you who are interested in peace and tranquility in the laps of Mother Nature, the address and contact details of the resort are as given below:
Wild Elephant Eco-Friendly Resort
Viripara, Kallar Mankulam Road
Tel: +91 4864 218232
Mobile: +91 94471 59171
Location: Munnar Kerala India Team website
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