Kanam is a small place in Kerala’s Kottayam district. Revel in the abundance of ‘mother nature’ with engaging views over the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats. Situated in close proximity to the Periyar Wildlife Reserve near Thekkady, Kanam makes for an ideal stopover between Cochin and Thekkady. Engulfed by the mesmerizing Nilgiri Hills, dense rubber plantations, aromatic spice plantations, papaya trees and pepper vines, the ambience provides a thoroughly tropical feel – leaving little to disturb you except for the gentle sounds of nature.

Highlights

  • A Day With Elephants
  • Spice and Rubber Plantations
  • Western Ghats

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Highlights of Kanam

Kanam, a small place in Kerala’s Kottayam district, offers refreshing sights and sounds of ‘mother nature’, with scenic views of the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains in the Western Ghats. Kanam is ideal for a break-journey between Cochin and Thekkady. Surrounded by the beautiful Nilgiri Hills, dense rubber plantations, aromatic spice plantations, papaya trees and pepper vines, Kanam is perfect for enjoying village, and plantation visits.

A Day with Elephant (only if staying at Serenity)

Delight in spending a few hours with Laxmi, a tame 30yr-old elephant who took up residence at Serenity after a circus career. Revel in the opportunity to feed her bananas and maybe take a short jungle ride through one of the surrounding coffee/cocoa plantations with her mahout (caretaker). Watch Laxmi pull and carry large wooden logs; share in her bathing routine after her work is done as she gleefully sprays water. A most memorable and playful day awaits for children and adults alike!

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