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WILD CANOPY RESERVE
RE-OPENING at KALLIKUDAR...
CATEGORY: Unusual, Unique, and Offbeat
CLASSIFICATION: Up-market Hideaway
EXCLUSIVITY: Private Reserve
LOCATION: Kunjapanai, Nilgiris, S.India
TARGET PROFILE: Ideal for families, Honeymooners, Nature lovers and those seeking peace and quiet.
WELCOME …to our world of seclusion and tranquility in the WILDERNESS WILD CANOPY RESERVE at KALLIKUDAR which is located in a truly pristine, tranquil and tucked-away private property… where-in one can experience the WILDERNESS … in an environment richly bio-diverse, and ‘blessed’ with year-round good climate…a low trace, low-impact tourism venture with non-formal, un-typical and un-hotel/resort character and characteristics.
ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE GOVERNED BY OUR OWN RESPONSIBLE TOURISM NORMS.
AT KALLIKUDAR OUR FIRST MAJOR STEP was in PRIVATELY EFFECTING a “continual” eco-restoration chain of ‘interventions’ and an “on-going” habitat management ‘programme’, which transformed a fully-established rubber plantation and an elaborately-supported cattle farm… into endearing and enduring Restored Natural Capital.
Passively Organic plantation activity happens in the Estate… and we have converted our acreage above The Yerracudahalla, which perennially snakes and cascades through the property; into a low-trace, low-impact, differentially- WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE.
Get to know the exciting location…..
Kunjapanai, the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.
Elevation: 900 to 1200 MSL (3000 - 4000 FSL).
Temperature range: Min 130 C to Max 300 C (55 – 85°F).
Mettupalayam Railway Station
Bangalore 320 kms
Chennai 490 kms
Kochi 240 kms
Mysore 170 kms
WILD CANOPY RESERVE... at KALLIKUDAR
A un-hotel. For people who’ve seen it all. And experienced the regular-best.
At WILD CANOPY RESERVE the most striking feature is the absence of typical hotel or resort trappings.
No sign boards. No security men at the gate. No reception or front office. No managers. No paved pathways.
No manicured lawns. No flower beds. No garden lights. No television. No newspapers. No room telephones.
No built-up restaurant. And, if we may… no non-sense!
Yet… the peaceful and quiet ambience, the comfort and size of the accommodation units, the personal yet
Unobtrusive service, the delectable food spread, the bouquet of activities, the lack of hordes of tourists, the
Embargo on walk-ins... All make for a wholesome holiday experience in the wilderness. It’s the concept
Of a un-hotel or un-resort - for people who’ve seen it all and are fatigued with the regular best.
Family Tree Lodge
This Tree lodge has 7 levels and comprises of two Tree Suites with penthouses, one Senior Citizen friendly room with an easy ramp-access which will facilitate even elder family members to experience and enjoy staying in a tree house AND the tree lodge can be re-configured to accommodate groups of minimum 10 persons. All the bedrooms have En-suite Bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
WILD CANOPY RESERVE- TREE LODGE is made with Casuarinas, Areca, rope and other locally traditional building materials, done manually by local labor. The USP of our project is that it is handcrafted using local traditional knowledge and expertise.
Also coming soon:
The Lanai-Cliff cum Tree Suite
Spanning across two trees and rocky cliffs comprising 4 levels; the ‘Lanai tree suite’. Proposed features include a king-sized bed, two ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water, a soak pool, a star-gazing platform and plenty of casual, relaxing space… all on the rocks and inter-linked trees!
The Lanai is designed to be part of a unique and unusual HONEYMOON PACKAGE, which we plan to offer.
Adventure Tree Camping
Pitching a tent on a tree! With only a rope ladder access, it is being worked for small adventurous groups.
Culinary Odysseys, BBQs & outdoor cooking, Traditional Dining and traditional feasting experience to select groups of people combined with activity such as picnics by the river, trekking etc.
-A Cook out experience in a restaurant designed by Nature
- Slow food
- Alfresco Dining
- cooked on wood or coal fires.
- Hand-pounded spices and Masalas.
- Fresh home grown herbs and vegetables
Day time activities like KARAMBOLA Barbecue lunches and Cook Outs, BIRD WATCHING, Butterfly spotting, Riverside picnics, and much more are available.
R E S P O N S I B L E T O U R I S M P R A C T I C E S…
Creek n Crag’s Wild Canopy Reserve is totally staffed by indigenous tribes and locals; some of whom might not speak Queen’s English. Nevertheless… the quality of service has been well received and appreciated. The service is driven towards you relishing your stay with us, with plenty of peace and quiet.
The operations and management is governed by a high quotient of ecological sensitivity, continuance and furtherance.
A part of the profits is used for local Socially & Culturally-relevant support and a 20% Surcharge on all Activity Billing is directly utilized for the conservation of wildlife ~ the protection and management of the habitat, water sources and other Natural Capital; as a consequence of which, this private wildlife reserve has become a safe haven for breeding of wild animals and birds in their adopted natural habitat.
Needless-to-say… this responsible effort of ours will not be diminished, should you observe Responsible Tourist Norms.
G E N E R A L D R E S S C O D E S
S T R I C T L Y T A B O O
AVOID ‘whites’ and ‘brights’ - red, yellow, copper blue, pink, orange and the like. Bring a lot of greens, browns and khakis.
Do not use ‘strong perfumes’ – they ‘pre-announce’ your presence to wild animals. And in a virtually pollution-free environment, you could be smelt a mile away!!!
Dark shades like black, deep blue, purple, maroon are perfect.
Smoking is banned – during treks, walks and drives
Pack in more of jeans, shorts, T-shirts, swim wear (for a river picnic).
AVOID excessive and compulsive use of powerful search lights.
Avoid jazzy designs.
Do not bring stereo music players. Additionally… instruct your driver not to play his car audio system, while he is on wait.
You can dress as casually as you please. But, that doesn’t mean revealing clothes… our panthers might turn ‘pink’!!!
Do not indulge in noisy outdoor group games like football or cricket. Kindly remember Canopy is a Private Nature Reserve and enough Nature -based activities are offered. And other guests might not like their peace and tranquility disturbed.
Entry into Canopy is strictly only by prior confirmed reservations. And even in the case of confirmed guests;
They will need to be escorted into the property.
GUESTS WILL BE SUITABLY INTIMATED ABOUT PRE-ARRIVAL LOGISTICS & ADVICE.
WILD CANOPY RESERVE... at KALLIKUDAR
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & PREVAILING TARIFF ON THE TREE LODGE
1. MEGA DELUXE TREE SUITE with PENTHOUSE Ideal for a FAMILY
RATE: Double occupancy - Rs.25, 000 per room night. Extra person: FREE.
THERE ARE 2 TREE SUITES …Split-level double bed accommodation for a family or friends or parents + kids.
2. SENIOR CITIZEN /WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY ROOM ON TREE WITH RAMP.
3. RATE: Double occupancy – Rs.15, 000 per room night.
ONE Extra person: FREE. .
4. TREE LODGE Ideal for GROUP OF 10 PERSONS (Min) 25 persons (Max)
RATE: Rs. 5000 per head per day.
· Taxes extra. (Taxes including Luxury Tax, Service tax, VAT, local Cess /taxes are applicable).
· The above mentioned Rates include Estate entry fee and Habitat Management fee.
FOOD: Rs. 3000 per person per day
ADMISSION is only by prior confirmed reservations, with 100% advance payment of rates above mentioned for intended duration of stay.
Phone: + 91 9442526034. And +91 94432 80658
WhatsApp: + 91 9442526034.
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KUNJAPANAI, NILGIRIS, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Photo credits M.A.Rauf and N.Dharman
Location: Kallikudar, Nilgiris.