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Paradisa Plantation Retreat

Kumily, Kerala

Paradisa Plantation Resort is an absolute must when visiting Kerala. Only 90 minutes from Periyar National Park and set on terraces carved into the beautiful Cardamon Hills, it is a haven of wildlife and relaxation.

At a Glance

  • Some of the best Indian cuisine

  • Taste the home grown coffee with your breakfast on the sun drenched terrace.

  • Excellent service and expert knowledge from Simon, Maria and the rest of the staff

  • Magical location with spectacular views over the hills

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Paradisa Plantation Retreat or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka


Paradisa comprises of individual wooden villas each built in the traditional Kerala-style and embellished with handpicked antique columns. The retreat sits comfortably in its surroundings and allows the guest to enjoy not only the beautiful view of the Cardamon Hills, but also Paradisa’s very own organically grown coffee and spice plantations. Seeing where the spices grow and then tasting them in your dinner is its own sort of farm-to-table experience, of the most luxurious variety.

Each of the villas has its own private location and personal view of the hills. The locally sourced food is delicious and the service from your Mr Simon and his team is second to none. In 2011, Paradisa was the winner of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence!

For those people who simply want to "get away", everything you could possibly desire is provided at the Resort, including yoga, acupuncture, astrology and evening performances of Indian classical music and dance. For the more adventurous guests the resort offers plantation walks, golf and some great adventure trips, including a visit to Periyar Tiger Reserve which is only 37 kilometers away.


There are two room types the two bedroom Cardamom Cottage and the one bedroom Deluxe rooms. All are built in traditional Keralan style and furnished with hand-picked antiques to reflect the rich culture and peacefulness of the retreat.


The facilities at Paradisa include a swimming pool, yoga, astrology and a restaurant overlooking the coffee and spice plantations. The food served is excellent; typical Keralan cuisine which can be enjoyed whilst watching a performance of Indian music and dancing put on each night. There are also many explorations close by that can be organized by the manager Simon and the rest of the team as well as a spa only 6kms away where many Ayruvedic therapies are available.


Relax at the retreat enjoying the amazing views, learn to cook typical Kerlan dishes with the hotel chef or trek through a coffee and spice plantation and take a look at the factory. Visit the Periyar tiger reserve, fly a kite at Panchalimedu or play 9 holes at the Peermade Golf Club which dates back to the time of the British in India. For those looking to unwind, yoga and acupuncture are available at the retreat and an Ayurvedic spa is located only 6kms away where you can chose from a variety of treatments.

Location & Directions

Kumily, Kerala

Nestled in the at the foot of the Cardamom hills in Kerala, the retreat is surrounded by it's own coffee and spice plantation.

When to go

Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.

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