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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Carmelia Haven Thekkady
Travel Blogs from Thekkady
... on the ground. Hills and mountains of cardamom plantations underneath tall canopy of trees. As we arrived to the villa, our driver mentioned that it's my birthday so they organised the cake cutting and blowing candles. It was a simple fruit cake and three floating candles in the glasses of water, but that was very sweet to have a special celebration. There was an imposing fireplace in one of the sitting rooms, so ...
... From what we could see the operation here seemed like a fair deal and the staff seemed genuinely happy at work. The tea leaf pickers have a real early start as tea picking needs to be done at sunrise and on average, each employee is expected to pick twenty kilograms of tea leaves. Tea leaves must be picked within seven to ten days max of their growth. Tea plants grow up to fifteen metres high ...
... not too hot. In the afternoon 4 of us decided to go for an elephant ride. I've done it before but the main attraction for me was that you got to bathe the elephants at the end. I thought it'd be fun to be squirted by an elephant - and it was! We washed the elephants first, then sat on their backs and were squirted. It was so refreshing in the heat and a fun experience. Hope you like the ...
“You silly monkeys! What are you doing out of the trees, don’t you know there is a hungry tiger around!”
The fisherman pointed to the dirt at the monkey’s feet with his fishing pole and the monkeys were startled to see: Tiger tracks!
... rule, with much of he original buildings and machinery still in place. I loved the place, but then any place with big, dangerous looking machinery beyond my understanding, coupled with a strong scent of fresh tea, gets my vote. We were't allowed to take photos inside sadly, so you'll have to use your imagination (those of you around my age who remember a kid's TV show called 'Bertha' will have an idea of the type of machines ...