Duke’s Forest Lodge is a riverside estate resort that is located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala, South India, bordering the Pepara Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located at the end of a vast sprawling rubber plantation. The resort is home to a wide variety of endangered species of flora and fauna. It is a perfect hideout in Kerala, to rest in the lap of Mother Nature.
The accommodation consists of traditionally designed independent pool villas with vast sit-outs that provide a wonderful glimpse of the untouched rainforests. Beautifully landscaped and tiled walkways lead to the villas. The bedrooms have ample room space and the bathrooms are arranged with all modern amenities. The interiors are daintily furnished. Among the nine rooms in the resort five are independent pool villas with large sit-outs. The rest four of them are standard rooms.
The swimming pool and conference hall are facilitated in the Duke’s Forest Lodge. The swimming pool is king-sized and it is perfectly located on the edge of the brook in a clearing that receives the maximum sunlight. If you are planning to combine business with leisure, then the conference hall is at your service. The conference hall overlooks the swimming pool and opens into a well-maintained lawn.
The main restaurant is elegantly furnished and it overlooks the swimming pool. Bewitching sceneries are there all around the resort just for your eyes to enjoy. The delicacies include finger-licking delicious Kerala food along with dishes from around the world. The veranda can be also used as a poolside dining area.
In the Ayurvedic center, all authentic Ayurvedic treatments are provided. Plunge yourself into the world of Ayurveda and rebirth with a lively mind, soul, and body. Duke’s Forest Lodge also provides a tranquil and serene atmosphere for the teaching and practice of Yoga. Yoga is a science that is associated with the spiritual well-being of the mind and soul. Learn the yoga here and rediscover your ‘self’.
An adventurous elephant ride is arranged at the request of the tourists. The adjacent forests make the area the best place for trekking, backwater cruises, rafting, and Jeep safaris. You can also swim in the nearby Kallada River.
How to reach Duke’s, Forest Lodge
Duke’s Forest Lodge is at a distance of 54 km from Trivandrum, the capital city. It is only a one-hour drive from the Trivandrum International Airport.