Well, Niraamaya Retreats is not only a place for relaxation, it also helps you work up a sweat. A walk around the whole property will take off a few hours from your morning schedule. We were able to find some bison and a plethora of birds specially the Malabar Whistling Thrush. A visit to the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve is also warranted. But beware of the falsified trips that are run there. We took the Bamboo Raft trip and it was a completely bogus trip.
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All of this exercise would have worked up an appetite by now. We tried out an authentic thaali by the Chef which had some specialties like Aviral,, and Pork Curry. We washed it all off with some sweet, fluffy appams. Some vegetable stew also goes well with the Appams.