The 7th Heaven Villas is located on the banks of the river Periyar. On the opposite bank of the river are some of the finest lowland forests of Kerala. A kayaking trip amidst this great swathes of forests is an ideal sport for those inclined to be adventurous and explore the bio-diversity within these forests. You can also kayak to some of the upstream villages to get a first hand glimpse of life in a typical spice growing and agrarian village of Kerala.
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of approximately 25 kmē, and located about 10 km north-east of Kothamangalam(Kerala state, India), is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala.
The location of 7th Heaven is ideally suited for cycling to the countryside - spice growing villages, gentle mountain slopes, farms, forests at Thattekkad, the magnificent Bhoothathankettu barrage and the ever friendly local population. You can go on a full day expedition or wander around at leisure through the friendly countryside !
A progeny of India's ancient Vedic culture, Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest surviving holistic healing system in the World. The word Ayurveda is a conjugation of two Sanskrit words "ayu" meaning life and "Veda" meaning knowledge. Ayurveda posses a comprehensive outlook to a healthy life and is less about curing a specific ailment than restoring body and mind to their natural state of equilibrium.
Fishing with line rods on country boats or on the banks of the Periyar adjoining the villas is an exciting experience.
The programme is offered early morning and night. A maximum 5 persons can go for trekking at a time along each nature trail, accompanied by a trained tribal guide. The Nature walk is the right programme to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell her flowers.
Different nature trails traversing diverse habitats form the trekking routes, generally 4 to 5 km. in length. This is an interpretive programme offering excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands.