Cassells periyar tiger reserve homestay is sorrounded with misty hills and plantations in the idukki district which captures the essence of all that is wild and wonderful. The most prestigious region on the high ranges of the Western Ghats, the Periyar Tiger Reserve is located on the Cardamom Hills of Thekkady. Sprawled majestically across 777 sq km, Periyar Sanctuary, declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978 under the Project Tiger Scheme, attracts travellers from all over. A drive from Kumily, the road leading to the picturesque Gavi is blanketed by tea plantations. The ride will take you past hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations.