Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Enjoy the Resplendent Monsoon in Kerala with Sterling Holidays

Enjoy the Resplendent Monsoon in Kerala with Sterling Holidays
Special Family Packages to celebrate the season and rejuvenate the soul in Munnar and Thekkady

Mumbai, June 2014:  Kerala takes on rich hues of green as the landfall of the South West Monsoon unleashes the life forces of nature across the state. The colours of nature burst forth and the different shades of green have a soul stirring effect. Recharged water bodies, cascading waterfalls, a roaring sea – all combine to create a captivating experience. According to Ayurveda, Monsoon is the best season for rejuvenation therapies. During the Monsoon season, the atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.

For just Rs 32,000/-, a family of 2 adults and 2 children can enjoy the Monsoon bliss of Kerala at the Sterling resorts in Munnar and Thekkady for 3 nights and 4 days. The package covers a two-night stay in Munnar followed by a one night stay in Thekkady. Sterling Holidays takes care of the travel from Munnar to Thekkady with sightseeing stops including a spice plantation visit. The package includes all meals for two adults and two children; plus the adults can enjoy a monsoon special Ayurveda treatment. The monsoon package is on offer till September 15, 2014.

Munnar is the quintessential “Tea Country” and an ideal destination for the real feel of a monsoon. Its abundant, vast green mountains take on a life of their own during the monsoons with vibrant flowers, rushing springs descending into spectacular waterfalls and a canopy of green covering the land. Located where the three rivers of Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly come together in Idduki district, Munnar hosts the famous Eravikulam National Park with its Nilgiri Tahr. This holiday town in the Western Ghats soars 6,000 feet above the languid backwaters of Kerala and is overwhelmingly green. All roads in Munnar either wind along high-altitude shola forests, rolling slopes of tea plantations or large stretches of spice plantations. Sterling Holiday’s Munnar Terrace Greens has drawn inspiration for its name from the beautiful and scenic landscape that is visible from the resort, something out of a dream world. Nestled within undulating hills in the quiet village of Chinnakanal, nearly 20 km from the hustle bustle of Munnar town, the resort merges with the vast mountainous terrain that forms the best backdrop.

Thekaddy is a nature lover's ecstasy with its unspoilt tropical forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life. The Periyar forest has great views and is the best place for photography with its picture perfect landscape. Set off on a memorable plantation tour, spice garden trek, walking through the cardamom, coffee, pepper and tea plantations or make the most of it by walking into tribal settlements and experiencing their culture up close. Thekkady with its elephants, hills and spice-scented plantations is a mesmerising experience during the monsoon. The Periyar National Park in Thekkady is one of the few national parks in India to remain open during the monsoon season. The sanctuary with over 35 species of mammals including the Asian elephant and over 1965 flowering plants is a treasure house to explore during the monsoons.

Sterling Holiday’s Woods n Spice resort in Thekkady is located near the perimeter of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is designed to blend into the natural beauty of Thekkady's famed evergreen forests and rolling grasslands and allows guests to truly experience living in the wilderness.

About Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited
Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited is a pioneer in Vacation Ownership and a leading Leisure Hospitality company in India. Sterling was incorporated in 1986 with the vision of delivering Great Holiday experiences to Indian Families. Currently, Sterling has an inventory of 1512 rooms spread across 19 resorts located in Corbett, Darjeeling, Dharamshala, Gangtok, Goa, Karwar, Kodaikanal, Lonavala, Manali, Munnar, Mussoorie, Ooty, Puri, Thekkady, Yelagiri and Yercaud. The company also has 15 additional sites where it plans to add new resorts in the coming years.

Sterling is in the process of merging with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL) - India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company. Thomas Cook (India) is a part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a $36.9 billion multinational giant, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Fairfax’s portfolio of companies includes several well-known global companies in the insurance, re-insurance and restaurant chains sectors. Some of the other brands which Fairfax has a significant stake in include Blackberry and Lombard. In India, Fairfax has a majority holding in Thomas Cook (India) Limited, and holds a stake in ICICI Lombard and India Infoline. In 2013, Fairfax began expanding their portfolio in India through Thomas Cook, acquiring Ikya Human Capital Solutions. Sterling will be the second such investment under the Thomas Cook (India) group.

For more information visit: www.sterlingholidays.com

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