Stay for a night or two at Kappukad to see how rapturous an experience is to let yourself get woken up by the birds of a jungle. You have never been pampered by nature before, you’d think. But if you’re of the adventurous kind, the woods don’t stop at the elephant centre, but they grow wilder beyond the river offering long and arduous trekking trails inside where you might get across elephants who are not as friendly with humans like those you watch now.
There are six cottages available here – Barbler, Peacock, Barbet, Robin, Koel and Hornbill. The accommodation doesn’t include food, but the place has a good canteen which offers homely food for the guests.