About Us

Thekkady’s first heritage hotel, designed by British-born, Indian architect Laurie Baker, Hotel Ambadi is swaddled in the breathtaking greenery of the Periyar wildlife Sanctuary. It is just a short walk away, and visitors have immense number of ways to entertain themselves. Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Architecture and Organic Interiors are what stands out in the design by this Padma Shri-awardee.


Conceived and established in 1978

Construction started on an earnest level, led by visionary and social entrepreneur, late Mr Raju Varghese. At the very start, there were four rooms and dorms, and a 30-cover restaurant.

Thekkady’s first heritage hotel

Ambadi is built in the likes of a traditional Kerala village. The resplendent architecture and buildings blend with the stunning background of the wildlife sanctuary.

Get in touch with your inner self

Go for a walk in a nature trail, visit Spice Plantations, Trek in the hills, or Watch Wildlife on a Jungle Safari.