The state of Kerala (also known as ‘God’s Own Country’) is well known for its diverse nature with backwaters, mountains, beautiful beaches and the continuous developing eco-tourism. Situated in Southern India, this territory is a tropical wonder full of palm trees and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal land that stretches down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation and reaches to the Arabian sea.
From beautiful high altitude mountains to pristine rain forests and golden sand beaches, there are a lot of things to do in Kerala that will definitely make your journey here memorable.
However, few people know that Kerala has some of the world’s most inviting tree houses that travelers can inhabit temporarily. If you are the type of person who loves to be pampered by nature and experience a continuous connection with the natural surroundings, then this type of crazy accommodation is for you.
Most of the tree houses in Kerala are set in a rich tropical forests or encompassed by verdant tea and spices fields. Here are just a few examples of beautiful tree houses in southern India:
#Forest Tree Houses: Vanya Tree house Thekkady
Vanya Tree house in Thekkady is situated in the heart of a forest. One can reach this small suspended cottage by travelling in a Jeep. You need to get here before 5 PM, as there may be wild animals nearby.
This is a popular honeymoon experience and gives couples the real taste of a forest in Kerala. To get here, you need to walk for about 700 metres from the main road. The dwelling is situated 3000 feet above sea level and offers guests a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings.
#Tree Houses Overlooking Waterfalls: Rainforest Tree House Athirappilly
Kerala has one of the rarest tree houses from where you can watch a majestic waterfall, called “Niagara of India”. The tree house in Athirappilly was crafted by a Swiss design connoisseur and is a unique tree house which boasts of a blend of nature and fresh design. Looking out at the tree braches of the rainforest and hearing the thundering waterfall is an invigorating experience for sure.
This tree house can accommodate just 2 adults. Guests can relish lip smacking food served by the in-house restaurant at the resort. Staying here allows couple to hike to Athirappilly falls, interact with the tribes in Sholayar range and fall in love with the adorable tropical rainforest.
#Tree house above Tea Gardens: Nature Zone Tree House Munnar
The road to Nature Zone Treehouse in Munnar is through the middle of tea plantations. There are 5 beautiful tree houses here, spread throughout a thick plantation above tea gardens It is not a surprising thing to spot rare birds and butterflies here, where nature and peacefulness reign.
Not even a single nail was used in the construction of this tree houses, which take pride in being sustainable constructions. Light fittings based on bamboo and paper were used to give guests a complete feeling of the surrounding nature as well as a chance to embrace responsible tourism.