The Elephant Court

The Elephant Court is an understated, elegant hospitality experience, both, for business and recreation. A pair of impassive, miniature elephants watch, as demure sari clad hostesses greet guests with jasmine garlands. The hotel is situated on four acres, over a landscaped hillock. The architecture establishes the cultural identity of the property and is a marriage of traditional design and responses to contemporary demands. It explores the relationship between the environment and individuals. The extensive use of teak all around keeps the spaces cool and one’s senses are calmed by the connection with nature that wood provides.

Rooms and Accommodation

The dominant color theme in all the living spaces at the Elephant Court is composed of earthy hues of brown and pale green set off by crisp cotton sheets and pillows. The furnishing in cane and wood and jute subtly emphasize the connection with nature prevalent all over the property.The roof top of the main building overlooks the Thekkadi forest and is a space that may be used for parties, or to simply view the forest on a clear day. Moonlit nights are special.

  • Patio Rooms-The Patio Rooms are comfortably appointed with twin beds, a bath and toilet. Every room has a roofed patio, extending outwards at one end of the room, bound by a Charupaddy, an extended, carved wooden bench, representative of traditional Kerala architecture. The Patio rooms preserve a sense of privacy and yet offer a hint of the outdoors. All rooms have a coffee machine and a small refrigerator.
  • Executive Enclaves– Enclaves are distinctive spaces within spaces. The executive enclaves at the Elephant Court enable business travelers to luxuriate in the comfort of a resort and conduct business as well.
  • Garden Suites– The suites are all provided with a secluded garden. Step out of the suite, into a verandah and a charming garden with a fish- pond lies ahead. It can be a magical experience, watching the rain come down during the monsoon. All the garden suites are equipped with a Jacuzzi.
  • Pool Studio– Your own private pool in your living room, this accurately defines the concept of a pool studio. Through the day soft diffused light filters into the room casting dappled shadows on the walls.
  • Honeymoon Suites-The suite brings to life associations with unrestrained passion. Here, discover the joys and solace of intimacy. A glass walled Jacuzzi, lit from above during the day with a frosted skylight, looks into the bedroom.
  • Family Enclave-Here, are spaces where families, large and small can spend time together and find privacy should they so desire. There’s space for the kids to play as well.

Facilities and Activities

  • Room Amenities– Provide neat and tidy rooms along with breakfast, Ac / Non Ac rooms available, 24 Hours room service, International and STD facilities, Broadband internet facility, Broadband internet facility, Express laundry, Standard bathrooms with modern fittings.
  • Facilities– Multi cuisine restaurant, Currency exchange counter, Internet, Cab Services, Travel Assistance, well-equipped business centre, laundry and dry cleaning services, a doctor on call, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, mail service, housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, chemist and druggist and car rental services, Indoor game area and Health club,
  • Recreational– games area, a library bay, a health club, a tribal gallery and a meditation and yoga centre
  • Dining-The cuisine of Kerala is the highlight of dining at the Elephant Court. Flavored largely by the essences of coconut and spices, it is both subtle and provocative. Open on two sides, with a view of the swimming pool, the restaurant and the coffee shop offer a unique dining experience, surrounded by nature. The restaurant also has on offer, cuisine from different parts of the world as well as from other regions of India.
  • Conference Facilities- The Conference and Banqueting facilities are an extension of hospitality offered to the business traveler. A hall with a capacity to seat 150 people provides cutting edge equipment and the space to host a conference or an occasion. We also possess a smaller 30 seat mini – conference hall to host smaller gatherings.
  • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi-A kidney shaped swimming pool with an attached paddle pool for kids, separates the lobby, dining and recreational spaces from the residences. The area around the pool, with deck chairs, is a great place to soak in the sun during the day.
  • Library lounge– The Elephant Court has a library with the latest publications for guests. The lounge also has a charupady, overlooking a garden, a lounge feature influenced by the native architecture of Kerala.
  • Boutique / Curio Shops – Guests will find tribal art and craft at reasonable prices. The boutique also stocks an extensive range of high quality organic spices that are grown in the area around Thekkadi.


The Elephant Court is located close to the Thekkady forests, about a kilometer from Kumily in the Southern Indian state of Kerala. The Thekkady forests are home, both, to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and to the Asiatic Elephant.It is just 180 kms from Cochin International Airport, 265 kms from Trivandrum International Airport, and 165 kms from Madurai Airport. The nearest railhead is at Kottayam, just 110 kms away.

The Thekkady forests are home, both, to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and to the Asiatic Elephant. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best tropical wildlife sanctuaries in the world and is the repository of rare endemic flora and fauna. You can go for wildlife , lake and trekking too.

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