Mayapott is situated at the edge of the 105-acre Pottamkulam Cardamom Estate, at Kadamakkuzhy thavalam (hamlet). It is on one of the major roads connecting the small commercial hub, Kattappana, with Kumili, a town on the national highway near Thekkady, the entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is a boutique plantation villa nestled among the Cardamom Hills near Kattappana, and close to the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary. It is an ideal nature hide-out for discerning travellers who look for a serene and nature friendly environment to refresh, rejuvenate and relax with family, loved ones and friends.
Mayapott takes its name from that of the huge rock around which it was built. This rock was used as a resting point for hunters; legend has it that the bonfire around which they rested was the only safe refuge from the herd of wild elephants that roamed the vicinity. The rainforest canopy, the floor of which houses the cardamom plantation, provides the verdant setting for Mayapott. A stream flows under the bridge that connects the two portions of the house; quite a delightful sight during the rains! There is a huge pond, used as a water-source for irrigating the plantation.