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Asian Elephants to be found at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

One of the very popular wildlife sanctuaries in the South Indian state of Kerala (God’s own country) is the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is an animal sanctuary and has an area of around 344 sq. km. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is divided into four principal ranges namely the Sulthan Bathery, Muthunga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty and among these four ranges one can get to see the various animals in the wild like the Indian Bison, Elephants, Deer, Bengal Tigers, etc. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Kerala and the place is bestowed with green forests and wildlife and some of the species to be found here are rare and endangered as well. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1973 and is an integral part of the diversity rich Nilgiri Biosphere and the Wildlife Sanctuary is bounded by the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka to its North East and the Mudumalai National Park of Tamil Nadu in the south east. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for bird lovers with many unique bird species recorded at the place including the Malabar Hornbill and a common bird to be spotted is the pea fowl. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary holds the highest population of tigers in the state of Kerala and out of the total 176 (2017-18) around 75 are to be found in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a Project Elephant and once you go for your wildlife safari inside the forest reserves there is a high possibility of being able to spot these mighty beasts roaming across the forests in herds. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was brought under the Project Elephant in 1991-92 and the sanctuary is divided into the Northern Wildlife Sanctuary and the Southern Wildlife Sanctuary and the area between these two parts was originally a forest but now is covered with the plantation of coffee and spices. The dominant flora of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary include Rosewood and bamboo and more of the dominant fauna of the place includes elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, deer, gaur, monitor lizards, sloth bears and variety of snakes as well. The bird species recorded at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are pea fowls, woodpeckers, babblers, cuckoos, owls, hornbills, etc. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Deccan Plateau and the vegetation to be found covering the forests is mostly that of South Indian moist deciduous teak forests and the place also has the presence of the west coast semi evergreen trees as well.

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Bengal Tigers are a pride of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. Photo by Alexas Fotos on Pexels.com

The climate of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary can be describes to be pleasant and lovely due to the abundance of forest reserves around the place and a pollution free environment and the sanctuary in Kerala receives an average annual rainfall of 2322mm. In certain areas of the place the annual rainfall is higher and it measures up to 3000 to 4000mm of rainfall. In the months of March and April, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary receives high velocity winds due to the South West Monsoons and during this time the high altitude region of the sanctuary experiences severe cold weather. During the monsoon, the humidity of the place is high and goes up to 95%. Across the year, the climate of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary can be classified into four season namely winter, summer, monsoon and spring. When it comes to one of the most endangered species to be found in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is the White Rumped Vulture and the Red-Headed vulture and the sanctuary is a safe haven for these threatened birds. The headquarters of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the Sulthan Battery town that is located at a distance of 98km from the nearest railhead at Kozhikode. The closest airport to access the forest reserves of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is at Mysore that is around 95km and this Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Ooty as well (around 110km) and you can have a beautiful vacation when you come to explore the Silicon Valley of India at Bengaluru and later you explore the heritage of Mysore city and explore the forests of Bandipur National Park and travel to Ooty that is a preferred hill station destination in Tamil Nadu and continue to visit the Mudumalai National Park and finally come to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and finish your exploration of God’s own country of Kerala and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is described as one of the blessed treasures of God’s own country and the place is located on the south area of the Western Ghats and the vast greenery across the place has earned it a tag to being 8th on the list of the World Biodiversity hotspots. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary can be described to be one of the very picturesque natural sites in the World and the place is characterised with hilly terrain that are separated by dense valleys. Being a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the confluence of the biologically distinct and dense regions around the Western Ghats Mountains, the Nilgiri Hills and the Deccan plateau. The plateau is location mostly in Kerala with some parts also in the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well.

Beautiful waterfalls at Ooty in Tamil Nadu near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Beautiful waterfalls at Ooty in Tamil Nadu near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

The forest authorities of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary conduct jeep safari rides for tourists who want to come to enjoy the vast and diverse flora, fauna and avifauna of the place and the jeep safari ride is an ideal way to explore the biodiversity of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The forest ranges of Muthya and Tholpetty are good for jeep safari rides and visitors have the opportunity to sight a variety of animal species like Elephants, Gaur, Deer, Monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears and also various bird species. The jeep safari rides are conducted every day in two safari slots one in the morning (7AM to 10AM) and the other in the afternoon (3PM to 5PM) and the ideal duration of a jeep safari ride is 1.5 hours (maximum). The best season to visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the jeep safari rides is across July to March and the sanctuary remains closed for visitors from mid-February to mid-April. A total of seven people are allowed to go for jeep safari rides into the interiors of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that includes the driver as well. Certain set of guidelines to be followed while entering the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary on jeep safari rides are that visitors are to abide by the Wildlife Sanctuary rules, entry to the forest reserves to be made only during the stipulated time, visitors need to obtain permission from the authorities of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary before safari.

Private vehicles are not allowed to go inside the premises of the park for safari and the maximum no of people are allowed as per the permissible limit on one jeep. The services of a driver cum guide are mandatory to be hired while going on safari inside the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Ensure not to carry any inflammable items in your jeep safari ride like weapons, explosives and candles and also banned are use of plastic bags, plastic cup, plates and pet bottles. Ensure that you do not take any eatables inside the park for your consumption and strictly do not feed the animals of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary for your own safety. It is to be noted that any form of pollution is to be created inside the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and do not play loud music, loudspeaker, campfires and cooking and entry in foot in not allowed. Avoid wearing bright coloured clothes inside the forest reserves of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary as this might distract the animals that will run away and you will miss out at the opportunity of sighting them. Ensure not to get down from your safari vehicles at any time during your safari as this is a criminal offence punishable by law and get down at designated points only as will be informed by the jeep driver and guide.

Elephant speices to be spotted at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala
Elephant speices to be spotted at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a success story in the conservation of the vulture species of India that had once roamed freely across the country and they were the best scavengers who fed on the carcass of the bovines. But due to the drug (diclofenac) that was given to the bovines, these vultures consumed it along with the dead meat and this led to the death of several hundreds of these birds and they have now become a threatened and endangered species almost going to the brink of extinction. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the last surviving vultures of the Indian state of Kerala. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is known for the rare sightings of the Eurasian Black vulture that is a large breed vulture and is often spotted in the Eurasian habitats with its range extending to North India. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home to five species of vultures mostly the White Rumped, Red Headed, Egyptian, Himalayan Griffon and the Gnereos vulture species. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is also known for the very rare sightings of the Four Horned Antelope that have been seen in camera traps and these are historic sightings that have been recorded here. The four horned antelope aka the Chousingha is a small antelope species that is known to be found in India and Nepal and this antelope species as the name suggests has four horns unlike the other antelope that have two. The four horned antelope has been characterized as vulnerable by the IUCN.

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is known to be one of the very biodiversity rich and the place is no. 7 in the World’s largest recorded population of the Asian Elephants and the Bengal Tigers. The Asian Elephants are one of the flagship species of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary along with the Tigers and the Vultures. The other mammals known to inhabit the sanctuary are leopards, jungle cat, leopard cat, spotted deer, Sambar deer, gaur, sloth bear, wild dogs, wild boar, pangolin, mongoose, etc. The presence of the Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park and the Mudumalai National Park allows a safe passage for the migration of these various animal species across the Nilgiri Hills and most of these areas being protected, so there are strict measures of conservation in place across all these places. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the only place in Kerala where there have been recorded sightings of the four horned antelope species and also the place is the only remaining habitat in Kerala for the vulture population. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a very important Tiger habitat in the country along with the Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park and the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. The forests of the place are rich in teak tree species and there are assets that are worth billions of rupees. Tree felling is banned however with strict conservation measures this is to provide employment to the locals around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Majestic Bird species to be spotted at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

Another very rare bird species that has been recorded in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the blue bearded bee-eater and it is said to be the largest bee-eater species in the World. This bird species of one among the 6 bee-eaters to be seen across India among the 24 species of bee-eaters to be found in the World and it plays a major role in controlling insects, pests, especially wasps that are poisonous. The bee-eater builds its nest on the ground along the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and it has a pale blue forehead and a beard. The long tail is yellow and square ended and it has short wings and a de-curved slender black bill. The call of the blue bearded bee-eater dwelling in the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is audible from a good distance as well. And before it feeds the young, the bird gives a special call perched atop a tree and the young ones come to the mouth of the nest to take the food. The nest of the blue bearded bee-eater is about two and half metres long and it is peculiar to this bird species. The flora of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a typical of the characteristic of the Western Ghats and the plantation crop of the place are grown in a cool climate. The plantations that are present at the centre of the northern and southern area of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is that of coffee mostly.

The various trees that provide shade to the coffee plantations are rose-wood, nullumurikkua nd certain species of Caussia. In a major of the coffee plantation across the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, a new tree species that is a quick growing is that of the Silver Oak is used to provide the shade to the plantations and the silver oak also provides excellent support to the pepper corns. The silver oak as it grows quite fast is also used for the plywood industry and turns out to be economical to the farmers. Another tree variety that is grown in abundance is the eucalyptus grandis that is a shorter variety of the eucalyptus plant and the fragrance of the leaves of the tree fills across the entire area of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from coffee, tea is also grown in larger estates and the soil of the Wayanad area is good for both tea and coffee plantations. It can be seen that the area around Wayanad is blessed with the biodiversity and wilderness of nature all around and this harbours a grand wildlife and bird species at the same time. Not only is the Malabar area home to wildlife reserves like the Silent Valley national Park and the Muthyala Wildlife Sanctuary it is also home to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary as well.

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The beautiful landscapes of Wayanad around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

The area across the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the highest indigenous population of the state of Kerala and few of the prominent tribes of the place are Paniyar, Urali, Adyar, Kurichiar, etc. The indigenous people of Kerala who inhabit the areas around the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are believed to be of the Dravidian ancestory and were earlier dependant on the forests for their livelihood and they are dependent on honey, spices, medicinal plants, roots and gooseberry as their way of business to earn a livelihood. The main non-tribal community living around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are the Wayanadan Chetty. Once the forest reserves of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a protected forest reserve these local people had to be rehabilitated and now they live across the fringe areas of the forests and not in the core areas. Since then, the forest department of Kerala have launched several initiatives to rehabilitate their population and foster the growth of these indigenous communities. The Paniyar people living around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are believed to be the single largest tribe of Kerala and their name literally translates to workers in the agricultural fields. Apart from Kerala, the Paniyar people are also known to live in the Nilgiri area in Tamil Nadu and Coorg in Karnataka.

The second tribe are the Kattunayakan who are an ancient tribal race who live in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as well. It is said that they are the descendants of the Pallavas and their name translates to the King of the Jungle. These people are considered to be the one of the earliest inhabitants of Wayanad and they were mostly dependant on the produce of the forests like honey and wax to earn their living and they were also engaged in agriculture. Another community is the Adiyan who are believed to be originally from Coorg in Karnataka and they were mostly brought in to work in the agricultural fields. Another community living around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Kurumar and they believe the land to be the main natural resource among the community. The earlier occupation that the people of this community were engaged in was hunting, gathering and cultivation. Today they also are a part of the various government offices and at the same time many members of the community are engaged in agriculture and the women help the men in agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing and pottery as well. Another community of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary who are known to be dependent on the agricultural based economy is the Kurichian who share a close bond with the environment.

The Wayanad area in Kerala is a very beautiful green paradise that is located in the mountains of the Western Ghats and the atmosphere here is clean and pristine that is enthralling and hypnotizing at the same time. The place is located 75km away from the city of Kozhikode and the entire area across the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is filled with abundance of forests and plantations that harbour a wide variety of wildlife and birds as well. The Wayanad area is located at a strategic location that leads to the prominent tourist centres across South India at Ooty, Mysore, Bengaluru, Coorg and Kannur. Wayanad area enjoys a pleasant climate around the year and the annual average rainfall of the place is 2322m. The pleasant weather and the beautiful landscapes around Wayanad offer ample opportunity for trekking, plantation visits and cultivation tours as well. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1973 and the place is contiguous to the protected area of the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bandipur National Park of Karnataka and also the Mudumalai National Park of Tamil Nadu. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in biodiversity and it is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve.

The Wayanad area in Kerala is a unique and picturesque plateau in the Western Ghats and the entire area comprises of vast stretches of mist capped mountains, clear water springs, wild forests and blue water lakes. A large tribal population inhabit the fringe areas of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and you can have the opportunity to visit their local villages and enjoy their fascinating lifestyle. At the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists can have the opportunity to stay atop tree houses and mud huts and enjoying the various thrills of the jungle life. Other places of interest that can be visited by the tourists around Wayanad are Chetalayanth waterfall, Edakul caves, Pookote Lake, Raja museum, Sri Mahaganapathy temple, etc. The other nearby tourist attractions near Wayanad are Mathunga Willdlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty, Jian temple, Tiger Valley, Meenmutty falls, Chambra hills, North Wayanad Bird Sanctuary, etc.

The area around Wayanad is a beautiful green paradise and it has an environment that is clean and pristine and the place is associated with a lot of history and mystery at the same time. Wayanad is located around 75km away from the sea shores of Calicut (now Kozhikode) and the place is full of forests and wildlife. The name Wayanad is believed to have been derived from ‘Vayad Nadu’ meaning the village of paddy fields and this is no surprise because even today one can see that a lot of local people of the place are engaged in activities related to paddy cultivation and vast stretches of paddy fields can be found around the area. The area of Wayanad was under the rule of several dynasties including the Kings of the Veda tribe, Hyder Ali and even Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan handed over the entire Malabar region to the British as a part of a peace treaty but even then the King of Malabar kept of the fight with the British and only after a few years would the British gain complete control of the Malabar region including Wayanad and they opened up the plateau with its fertile soil for cultivation of tea and other cash crops.

Roads were built to facilitate trade and easy transport of goods and this led to the region to flourish and also allowed people from outside of Wayanad to come and settle across the region. The Wayanad district in Kerala is mostly a mountain district and it is also one of the most picturesque in the state that has rolling hills and a tropical forest as well. Thanks to the plantation of tea, coffee and cocoa, the place contributes well to the GDP of the state of Kerala and has various wealthy businesses and traders who live across Wayanad. The best thing about the place is that is a part of the golden triangle of Southern India viz. Bengaluru, Mysore and Ooty. Apart from tea and coffee, pepper is also another cash crop that is grown across the area of Wayanad and others also include cardamom, cassava and ginger. The ginger variety that is grown across Wayanad is marketed as the green ginger.

Apart from enjoying your safari rides inside the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the entire Wayanad area is a paradise for tourists and adventure lovers and the place offers a plethora of tourism related activities here in Kerala. The activities that are organized for tourists can be classified into adventure tourism across Wayanad, historic tourism, pilgrimage tourist and the recreational tourism. The vast natural landscapes of Wayanad that is filled with mountains, plateaus and the tropical forests of Meghalaya offers adventure seekers a great thrill and the hilly rocks and valleys are in great demand for trekkers who come from all across the World to enjoy the bounties of Mother Nature at God’s own country. One adventure activity that is worth a try on your visit to Wayanad is the trekking to the Chembra peak that happens to be the highest peak in the Wayanad area having an altitude of 2100m. The trek to the top of the peak takes about a day and there are various temporary camps setup at the summit where visitors can halt for an evening and come back the following day.

Once you have reached the peak, the vast scenic beauty of the Wayanad area is simply breathtaking and the view of the blue natural lake is a worthwhile view as well. You have the opportunity of even sighting some of the wild animals on your trek and while at the summit, camping in tents in the chilly open surroundings and sleeping in a sleeping bag is also a rewarding experience. Another place to advent to in case you are looking out for a thrilling experience but after you seek requisite permissions from the Forest Department of DTPC is the Pakshipathalam that is located at the Brahma Giri hills in Thirunally. This place is located at an altitude of 1740m and to reach the summit you will need to trek across 17km across a thick forest. The deep caves that are present along the way is a safe haven for various birds and wild beasts and once you obtain the permission from the forest department, the DTPC can have all the arrangements made for your trek like vehicles, guides, camping gear, etc. at the fixed prices that are laid down.

One popular tourist spot in the Wayanad area that is located near the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is located near the Pookat Lake tourist resort at the lake is located 3km away from the Vythiri town and it is one of the most vibrant tourist places in the Wayanad area. It is a vast natural lake that is surrounded by mountains and thick forest cover and visitors can enjoy boating on this beautiful lake. There is a fresh water aquarium that has fishes a wide variety of fishes. Apart from this here is alos a children play area and handicraft and souvenir shopping area as well. Another very beautiful place is the Sentinel rock waterfall that is located at the Socchipara area near Kalpetta. This waterfall is a 3 tiered and is surrounded by the pristine forests of the Wayanad area and also you can get to have a view of the estates of Wayanad from this waterfall area as well. There are tree houses near the waterfall at Soochipara that offer picturesque views of the Western Ghats region here. Apart from this you can enjoy white water rafting, swimming, bathing, rock climbing, etc.

Another rvery interesting place to visit around the Wayanad area is the Kuruva Dweep that is a 950 acre protected river delta that is located on the Kabini River that flows across Wayanad in Kerala and this is the only place in Kerala that is surrounded by purified water source. At this Kuruva Dweep one can have the sightings of the various birds, orchids and herbs and the island can be accessed by rafts and fibre boats. Due to the presence of wild animals in the area you will need to seek permission from the forest department. Another popular place to be visited is the Banasura Dam that is located across a tributary of the Kabini River and this dame was built to support a hydroelectric power plant. The Dam is named as the Banasura who was the son of Mahabali who happened to be one of the great Kings of Kerala and the water reservoir of the dam has a set of island that hosts Asia’s largest earthen resort.

One popular tourist spot in the Wayanad area that is located near the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is located near the Pookat Lake tourist resort at the lake is located 3km away from the Vythiri town and it is one of the most vibrant tourist places in the Wayanad area. It is a vast natural lake that is surrounded by mountains and thick forest cover and visitors can enjoy boating on this beautiful lake. There is a fresh water aquarium that has fishes a wide variety of fishes. Apart from this here is alos a children play area and handicraft and souvenir shopping area as well. Another very beautiful place is the Sentinel rock waterfall that is located at the Socchipara area near Kalpetta. This waterfall is a 3 tiered and is surrounded by the pristine forests of the Wayanad area and also you can get to have a view of the estates of Wayanad from this waterfall area as well. There are tree houses near the waterfall at Soochipara that offer picturesque views of the Western Ghats region here. Apart from this you can enjoy white water rafting, swimming, bathing, rock climbing, etc.

Another rvery interesting place to visit around the Wayanad area is the Kuruva Dweep that is a 950 acre protected river delta that is located on the Kabini River that flows across Wayanad in Kerala and this is the only place in Kerala that is surrounded by purified water source. At this Kuruva Dweep one can have the sightings of the various birds, orchids and herbs and the island can be accessed by rafts and fibre boats. Due to the presence of wild animals in the area you will need to seek permission from the forest department. Another popular place to be visited is the Banasura Dam that is located across a tributary of the Kabini River and this dame was built to support a hydroelectric power plant. The Dam is named as the Banasura who was the son of Mahabali who happened to be one of the great Kings of Kerala and the water reservoir of the dam has a set of island that hosts Asia’s largest earthen resort.

When it comes to the experiences around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the two noteworthy names that come to mind are the Muthunga and Tholpetty that are the two premier ecotourism centres of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The two intentions of the place are to educate tourists and visitors about the importance of conservation of the flora, fauna and avifauna at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and it aims to promote responsible travel and taking steps to conserve the bounties of nature on this planet. Also these two ecotourism areas of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are great places for sightings of elephants, deer, gaur, tiger, monkeys, leopards, bears and many other species of reptiles, birds and fishes as well. Another unique thing about the place is the brand of honey that is collected and sold and this brand is the wild gold honey. The ecotourism development committee of the Sulthan Battery area is the wild gold brand of honey and this collection is mostly done by the Kattunayarka tribal people of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and they being endemic to the Wayanad district in Kerala are very well aware of the forest reserves across the place and they have an expertise in wild honey collection. The forest authority of Sulthan Battery collect the honey from the people and they store the honey in huge barrels that are later processed by a three layer net filtering process that allows the honey to retain the quality and the medicinal properties along with the taste of the wild honey that makes it to be very much in demand across the World.

Visitors to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary can come to the various eco stores and retail counters of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and purchase the bottled honey from the place. Certain of the shops where you will find this wild gold honey to the ecotourism initiative of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are Pankuzhi at the Muthunga Mysore road, Muthunga at the Muthings Forest outpost, Begur at the Kantikulam-Tholpetty road and Tholpetty at the Tholpetty forest outpost. Coming to the accommodations around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, there are various options that guests can choose from ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to budget guest houses, homestays and forest guest houses as well. Certain of the accommodation entities offered at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary by the forest department are Cerambi, Sulthan Battery Gaja IB, Chethalayan rest house, Adavi ecotourism centre and dormitory as well. A stay around the forest of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a truly rewarding experience not to be missed out on your visit to God’s own country of Kerala.

The Cerambi is a very unique place to stay on your visit to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and the place is integrated to the colonial culture of this region and visitors to the Cerambi stay at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are reminded of the colonial past during their visit here. The rooms here are famous for their scenic location and it leaves the guests mesmerized. Guests who are visiting this place at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are left enthralled with the overall décor of the place and as the area is surrounded by a forest cover it makes you feel in close touch with Mother Nature. The Suthan Battery Gaja IB at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful forest rest house that comprises of two double rooms and is located near the forest headquarters. Another place that is operated by the forest department of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary for the comfortable stay of guests on their visit is the Chethalayam Rest House that is a heritage British IB that was built in 1911 by the British forest officers solely for the purpose of protection and management purposes and today it is used as a forest IB and the place has two double bed rooms with double beds. Another popular place to stay at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Adavi that is a popular home with that is located at the Chethalayam area and the place has eight double rooms and one western suite as well.

If you are a budget traveller and you look out for low priced stays for longer duration then you can stay at the dormitories that are located both at the Muthunga and Tholpetty areas. The dormitory stays are very nominally priced and is ideal for school and college student groups who come on excursions to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from managing the stay options for the comfortable stay of guests at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the forest department of Kerala are engaged in various other activities for the overall development of the tourism infrastructure across the place and also the conservation of animals of the sanctuary. One very important thing is the conservation of elephants and for this they have setup the elephant squad and the rapid response team that is needed to the control the movement of stray wild elephants to the human habitats. The rapid response team of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are always on their toes to prevent the wild elephants from straying out of the forest reserves to the human habited areas. Apart from this, the various measures taken around the place are solar fence, trunks and anti-elephant well to avoid human animal conflicts.

When it comes to the pilgrimage tourism across Wayanad, there are various temples across the region that date back to the 12th and 16th century and the temple shrines are located at the Sulthan Battery, Panamaram, Manathovaly regions. These temples around Wayanad speak of the cultural heritage and glory of the Wayanad district in Kerala. One very famous temple shrine is the Thirunelly temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and this temple shrine is located at an altitude of 900m. The place where this temple shrine is located is also called as the Thekkau Kasi area of Kerala and as per the local belief; a dip in the waters of the river downhill at Papanasim washes you off your sins. There is also a holy temple pond that is a notable feature of this temple and this temple pond is called as the Panchatheertham. Another very important temple shrine at the Wayanad area is the Valliyoorkara temple that is located in the top of a hill area at Valliyoorkhara and this place is dedicated to Goddess Durga who is also referred to as Bhagyavathy. The idol of Goddess Durga present here is believed to be self-manifested and every year and during this festival thousands of devotees come to take part in it.

This is a very important festival to the tribal people living in the Wayanad area and they observe the traditional ritual of Kalamazhurtu Pattu during the time of this festival. Another prominent temple shrine is the Puliyar Male Jain temple that is also called as the Ananthanatu Swami temple and this is a Jain temple dedicated to Lord Anantanathu. The temple is having beautiful granite carvings and speaks of the glorious era of the Jain community living in the Wayanad area of Kerala. The temple follows a Dravidian architecture and the steps of the temple are colourfully painted and they rise in the shape of a pyramid. Another place that is famous for pilgrimage among the Christian community of Kerala is the Pallikunnur church that is located in northern Kerala and this is a Latin Catholic church that was built in 1908. The devotees and followers of this church come here to be showered with the blessings of Mother Mary and the attendance is at its peak in the month of February when the annual festival is celebrated here.

When it comes to the historical tourism in Wayanad then one place noteworthy to be mentioned is the Edakkal caves that are located at Ambukutty Mela and it is a pre-historic rock shelter that is formed naturally and has three huge boulders that are standing in between. This is a pre-historic cave site and was discovered by a British official who was a part of the Police force and it led to the discovery of the Edalkad rock shelter in 1894. The various rock engravings can be seen at this cave and also to be seen are the various ancient paintings and graphic signs on the cave and it is said that this is the World’s richest pictographic gallery of its kind. Another important historic site is the Pazhassi memorial where the body of Vera Pazhassi is buried. He is considered to be the Lion of Kerala who had put up a brave guerrilla resistance to the British and this memorial honours his name. This memorial is located along the banks of the Kabini River and the Pulpaty cave where the Pazhassi took shelter during the war houses memorabilia of this resistance again the British.

The other noteworthy site that is of interest to historic tourism and Wayand and the Jain temple at Panamaram that is located 5km north east of Panamaram. The first of the Jain people who had migrated to Wayanad area were the Jains who spoke Kannada and they had built the temple shrine along the banks of the River Kabini at Panamaram. The temple structure forms an integral history of the Wayanad area and even though these structures are damaged now but it speaks highly of the stone sculpting tactics of that time. The final site of historic tourism around Wayanad is the Suthan Battery Jain temple that is also known as the Tipu’s fort and is located at the Suthan Battery town. As per historical records, the Sulthan Battery Jain temple was built around 800 years ago and this was later used by Tipu Sultan as a battery for his army and hence the place came to be known as Sulthan Battery. This place was a temple shrine at first and later it became a centre of commercial trade and finally it was used as a storehouse of the ammunition and battery of the army of Tipu Sultan.

Coming to the luxury resorts around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary then one name that comes to mind at first is the Vythiri resort that is set alongside a slope of a forest clad hill and it is one of the finest resorts to halt on your visit to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort is spread across a sprawling campus of 150 acres of land and it has a mountain stream flowing alongside the proximity and this can be described as an ideal jungle stay experience and also a treasure house for naturalists and wildlife lovers. Comprising an area of 150 acres of land this is a small forest area in itself that overlooks the tall mountains of the Western Ghats and has a tropical rainforest cover. The cottages of the Vythiri resort are painted in brick colour and the cottages are linked with stone paved pathways. The accommodations at the Vythiri resort near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are spacious and equipped with the state of art amenities and a verandah overlook the tropical rainforests of the place. The place offers stay in lofty tree houses that are equipped with all the modern amenities and also cottages on stilts that overlook the stream and some of these cottages are also equipped with Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

At the Vythiri resort there is a rope bridge that connects one end of the stream to another and this leads to the restaurant and coffee shop located alongside and it also overlooks the swimming pool and the forests all around. This is a unique eco-friendly resort that is a perfect jungle hideaway that is set amidst a lush tropical rainforest. The cottages here are rustic and have an indigenous architecture located alongside a beautiful natural stream and you will spot the tranquil birds of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary at the place. The forest that is present across the sprawling campus of 150 acres at the Vythiti resort at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a dense mysteries and tranquil rainforest that is having the oldest thriving ecosystem. A vast range of amphibians, birds, fishes and mammals inhabit the Vythiti rain forest. The trees that are present across this place grow to almost 200 feet from the ground and these also harbour variety of vegetation underneath.

Another very nice place to stop and stay on your visit to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Wild Life Resort that is located across the forests of Wayanad and the place offers cozy cottages and warm hospitality to its guests. The Wild Life Resort at Wayanad is a home away from home and it is nestled across the vast forests of the Wayanad area in Kerala. The Wild life Resort at Wayanad is located at close proximity to prominent tourism destination of Wayanad and even the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka. Apart from enjoying your wildlife safari at the Tholpetty range of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary you can also go for trekking into the dense jungles, take a walk across the vast plantations of coffee or pepper or even take a dip on the holy waters of the Papanasini at Thirunally. It is an ideal place to take a break from the chaos of the busy city life and corporate culture and the place can be easily accessed from Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, etc. The various facilities offered at the Wild life Resort at Tholpetty are 10 independent cottages on twin sharing basis, room rent inclusion of complimentary breakfast, hot water facility available, in house restaurant that serves delicious North and South Indian cuisine both veg and non-veg cuisine, room service, play area for children, swimming pool, ample car parking space, Wi-Fi, wellness centre with Kerala Ayurvedic massage, camp fire with barbecue for corporate guests, etc.

Another nice place to stay across the forests of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Lantern Stay Resort that is considered to be one of the best resorts around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that overlooks the vast scenic area of Wayanad and its forests. The journey to the resort begins with an exciting jeep ride to the place and this is nestled away from the busy hustle and noise that allows you to spend time here in calm. The Lantern Stay Resort at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place for nature lovers and birdwatchers because the vast cover of forests across the place is good to attract the birds that come close to the cottages here. The Lantern Stay Resort offers a stay amidst nature and therefore you will not find a TV set in your room and nor will you find high rise malls across the place and you will enjoy a stay at leisure listening to the chirping of birds and insects.

Another very nice stay around Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Wildflower Resort and Spa that is a chain of resort that have operations across South India and this is one among the most sought after places to stay across Wayanad area in Kerala. The Windflower Resort and Spa is having a very scenic location as the resort is built atop a small hill and the place boasts of comfortable and well-appointed rooms for the comfortable and pleasant stay of guests here around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The cottages at the resort are built in traditional Kerala style architecture that have large windows that allow you to enjoy the scenic views across the place and one recommend room is the Villa with spa bath. The nearby attractions to the Windflower Resort and Spa apart from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are the Chembur peak and the Lakidi viewpoint. The staff at the Windflower resort and spa at Wayanad is very courteous and attentive at the same time and they provide prompt service and this adds to the great experience of guests. Another popular stay option at Wayanad near the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the Raviz resort and Spa at Kadavu and this is an ideal place to be in case you are looking for a resort across Wayanad with a Swimming pool.

The Raviz Resort and Spa has well-appointed rooms that have an elegant décor, a personal suite and the various luxury amenities that provide a comfortable stay experience. The resort has a wellness centre that provides a soothing Spa that offers the traditional Kerala style ayurvedic massage and also a yoga centre as well. The nearby attractions to this resort are the Hi-Lite Mall and the Beypore beach. The in-house restaurant serves delicious traditional Kerala style meals and also the bar ‘Zirhon’ that serves mock tails and cocktails. Another of the luxury resorts around Wayanad is the Woods Resort that is located at the Sulthan Battery area in Wayanad that is at close proximity to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The Woods Resort boasts of having a lush organic farm within its premise and the farm harbours around 300 species of bamboo that adds to the rustic charm of the place. The place lives up to its name and the place offers you a chance to enjoy the time with your family amidst the serenity of the resort. The cottages are built with teak wood and add to the charm of the luxurious resort. There is a splendid pool area and also a play area for children as well here at the Woods Resort at Wayanad.

Another very nice place to stay on your visit to Wayanad is the Pepper Train Resort that is located at the Mangalam Corp Estate along the Sulthan Battery – Chikiyole road and it is spread across a sprawling campus of 200 acres of prime land. The nearby attractions at the Pepper Trail resort at Wayanad are the Edukkal caves and the Wayanad Heritage museum and the campus of this resort is also having coffee and spice plantations and this is a very elegantly built boutique resort that also provides you a glimpse of the bygone colonial era of Kerala. The place boasts of luxurious tree houses that can be accessed via elevated walkways and these tree houses are luxurious and are perched atop jackfruit trees that provide you a unique plantation stay experience. Within the premises of the Pepper Trail Resort at Wayanad there is a very old 140 year old tastefully furnished Bungalow that adds to the appeal of the grand and elegant property. The staffs at the resort are well trained and they offer you best in class hospitality that is remembered and cherished for a lifetime.

Another luxury place to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Banasura Hill Resort that is a 4 Star property to halt and this is one of the rejuvenating resorts here around the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that is located at Vellamunda at Wayanad in Kerala. The place is spread across a campus of 15 acres of land and this is located near the Banasura Sagar at the Banasura Dam. The suggested room to halt at the Banasura Resort is the Nalukettu room that offers a traditional Kerala house experience to its guests and the view of each and every room is spectacular.

The Wayanad Silver Woods that is again located near the Banasura Lake and this place offers you a slice of heaven. The resort has a large balcony and spacious rooms that is an ideal place to hang about and admire the grand landscapes across the place. The Wayanad Silver Woods offers you guided birdwatching and tribal village tours and you can also visit the Banasura Hills and the Banasura Sagar Dam area from here. Once place recommended for your stay here is the premier Villa with a lake facing balcony and the pathway across the place provides you a chance to take long leisure walks and provide solace to your mind and body.

Another very nice 4 Star property to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Blue Ginger Spa resort that is located just about 7km from the Pokothu Lake and it is a very peaceful getaway located far away from the hustle and noise of a busy city life. The resort speaks of well-appointed and distinguished rooms that are categorized into tranquil rooms, ginger suite and chembur rooms and all these rooms provide you with an opportunity to unwind and relax and admire the vast natural landscapes from across the place itself. The place has a big play area within its premises and so you can get to enjoy some outdoor games here and enjoy a complete family vacation. There are various Ayurvedic Spa treatments and therapies available at the in-house spa centre at the Blue Ginger Spa Resort at Wayanad and the resort’s exact address is at Melapoonchola, Old Vythiri, Wayanad, Kerala. The nearby places of attraction at Wayanad from this resort are the Chembra Falls and the Thushavagiri waterfalls. Tariffs for stay at the Blue Ginger Spa Resort start at INR 10,300 per room per night and one recommended room is the Chembur Room.

Another place to stay on your visit to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary at Wayanad is the Upavan Resort that is located at Lakkidi at Kunnathidavaha in Kerala and this is not a very expensive and instead is a budget priced resort with room tariffs starting at INR 5000 per room per night and the place offers gorgeous views of the rolling meadows and lush forest surroundings present across the property. The nearby attractions to the Upavan resort at Wayanad are Soochipara waterfalls, Edakkal caves and Pokothu Lake and a stay here is considered to be a very soothing experience on your visit to Wayanad and a rewarding one as well. Apart from enjoying a luxury stay at the resort, you can choose to swim in the outdoor swimming pool area and also enjoy a spa treatment with your family that is a very rejuvenating experience that allows you to experience the traditional Ayurvedic massage therapies. The recommended room to stay is the Honeymoon suite AC rooms and the option to dine is grand a the Upavan resort and the restaurant here is named as Uootillan restaurant that allows you to taste various Indian and International cuisine.

Raindrops Resort – Wayanad

Another very deluxe resort located at the Sultan Battery area in Wayanad is the Raindrops Resort that is an amazing place for tourists who come to enjoy a cool and calm vacation at the hill station of Wayanad and at the same time get to explore the diverse flora, fauna and avifauna of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerela. This is an amazing resort to rejuvenate and relaxe and the place offers various facilities to its guests like Spa, swimming pool, bar, on-site restaurant, campfire, top notch service, etc. The Raindrop resort is one of the vary famous resorts in the Wayanad region and the place is a paradise for all the vacation lovers who would love to take time out from their busy schedules and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the Wayanad region of Kerala. This is indeed a resort that offers grand ambiance to its guests and the suggested room to halt at the Raindrop Resort at Wayanad is the Exotic luxury cottage. The prominent temples like the Jain temple and the Sree Mala temple are located nearby to the Raindrop Resort at Wayanad.

Mount Xanadu Resort – Wayand

The Mount Xanadu Resort at Wayanad is located atop a private hill top and this is a very beautifully landscaped property that provided amazing views of the sunrise and sunset from the place. The Mount Xanadu resort offers a wide range of rooms for its guests and this include river view rooms, lake view rooms and the cave view rooms. The Edakkal caves in Wayanad are located at close proximity to the resort and also the Wayanad Heritage museum as well. One thing not to be missed out on your stay at the Mount Xanadu resort at Wayanad is the sunrise and sunset view and the recommend room to halt is the Standard Double room. These rooms at the Mount Xanadu Resort at Wayanad are stylishly decorated and equipped the best in class amenities. The place has an in-house restaurant that churns out some of the very delicious dishes of the local cuisne of Kerala as well.

Green Gates Wayanad

Another of the very fascinating properties to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Green Gates that is a very renowned 3 Star property to halt on your visit here and the resort is located at a prime location and the place boasts of well-appointed rooms and excellent cottage that are located across a wide and green environment. The place even though is a 3 Star property offers rooms at budget prices and this makes it one of the most loved places to visit on your stay at Wayanad. This Green Gates resort at Wayanad offers a lovely pond area and the staff of the resort are very welcoming and attentive and they cater to all your requirements and needs on your visit to Wayanad. The top notch hospitality of the staff at the Green Gates resort at Wayanad is a memory to be remembered for a lifetime. The nearby places of attraction near the Green Gates resort are the Pazhassi Raja tomb and the Puliyarmala Jain temple and also the green oasis very close to the place. The recommended room to halt here is the standard double room.

Grass Roots Resort

Another of the 3 Star category resort where you can enjoy your vacation at Wayanad is the Grass Roots resort that provides accommodation in budget rooms that have all the modern facilities to make you enjoy your stay in the lap of nature here at Wayanad. The place is an eco-retreat and guests can get to enjoy their stay in luxury tents that have all the modern amenities and attached luxury bath as well. Watching the starry skies at night at the Grass Roots resort at Wayanad is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed out on you visit to Wayanad and the place also arranges for midnight jeep safaris at the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary. The owner of the place is a very jovial person who is also a gracious host and he ensures that all your needs for a comfortable stay is met at the Grass Roots Resort at Wayanad including the customized food requests as well. The scenic trail across the place leads to a stream and bamboo rafting experience and the nearby attractions are the Banasura Sagar Dam and Lakkidi View point. The recommended stay is the luxury tents that are prices INR 2300 onwards.

Lakkidi Ayurvedic Spa and Resort – Wayanad

Another of the 3 Star category resort where you can enjoy your vacation at Wayanad is the Lakkidi Ayurvedic Spa and Resort that provided accommodation in deluxe rooms that have all the modern facilities to make you enjoy your stay in the lap of nature here at Wayanad. The place is a luxurious retreat and guests can get to enjoy their stay in Villa rooms that have all the modern amenities and attached luxury bath as well. Watching the starry skies at night at the Lakkidi Ayurvedic Spa and Resort at Wayanad is a once in a lifetime experience and the place also has an indoor pool, a tennis court, in-house restaurant, free Wi-Fi, etc. The staff at the Lakkidi Ayurvedic Spa and Resort are very professional and they act as gracious hosts and they ensure that all your needs for a comfortable stay are met at the Lakkidi Ayurvedic Spa and Resort at Wayanad including the customized food requests as well. The scenic trail across the place leads to a steam and bamboo rafting experience and the nearby attraction are the Chebra Rock and the Thusharagiri waterfall. The recommended stay is the Superior Villa that are priced INR 4,500 onwards.

Thejas Resort – Wayanad

Another of the very fascinating properties to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Thejas Resort that is a very renowned 3 Star property to halt on your visit to Wayanad and this resort is located at a prime location and the place boasts of well-appointed rooms and Kerala style cottages that are located in a beautiful green environment. The place even though it is a 3 Star property, offers rooms at very budget prices starting at INR 2,800 and this makes it one of the most loved places to visit on your stay at Wayanad. The Thejas Resort at Wayanad offers a lovely pond area and the staff of this resort are very welcoming and attentive and they cater to all your requirements and needs on your visit to Wayanad. The top notch hospitality of the staff at the Thejas Resort at Wayanad is a memory to remember for a lifetime. The nearby places of attraction near the Thejas Resort are the Wayanad Heritage museum and the Wayanad Jain Temple and also the green oasis that is close by. The recommended room to halt here is the Illam room and the must try food is the banana and jackfruit curry.

Vintage Garden Resort – Wayanad

Another very deluxe resort located at the Sultan Battery area in Wayanad is along the Mysore road is the Vintage garden resort that is an amazing place for tourists who come to enjoy a cool and calm vacation at the hill station of Wayanad and at the same time get to explore the dense flora, fauna and avifauna of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. This is an amazing resort to rejuvenate and relax and the place offers various facilities to its guests like Spa, swimming pool, bar, on-site restaurant, campfire, top notch service, etc. The Vintage garden resort is one of the very famous resorts in the Wayanad area and the place is a paradise for all vacation lovers who would love to take time out from their busy schedule and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the Wayanad region of Kerala. This is indeed a resort that offers great ambiance to its guests and the suggested room to halt at the Vintage Garden resort at Wayanad is the Deluxe room that start at INR 1600. The prominent temple shrines of the Jain temple at Wayanad and the Sree Mala temple are located close by to the Vintage Garden resort at Wayanad.

Bamboo Creek Resort – Wayanad

If you are looking for an ideal place to halt at Wayanad that is away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life then the place to be is the Bamboo Creek resort at Wayanad. This is another of the famous 3 Start resorts in Wayanad and the resort boasts of comfortable amenities amidst a beautiful garden area that offers an on-site restaurant, travel desk, a nice car parking area and also the facility of a doctor on call. There is a large swimming pool within the premises of this resort at Wayanad where you can enjoy a swim and also enjoy various other outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching and plantation walks. The nearby places of tourist interest from the Bamboo Creek resort are the Edakkal caves and the Neelimala view point. The prices of the rooms at the Bamboo Creek resort at Wayanad start at INR 5500 onwards and the recommended room to halt is the Deluxe Family room. The Bamboo Creek Resort is located at Kadalmadu in Wayanad.

Agrahara Resort – Wayanad

Another very picturesque resort that is located at the Wayanad area near the Thirunnelli temple at Manhathavally area of Wayanad is the Agrahara resort. This resort in Wayanad is an ideal stay option for the families and couples who come to Wayanad and they want to stay in a very picturesque resort that has all the modern amenities. The cottages at the Agrahara Resort at Wayanad have a wonderful view of the lush green mountains of Wayanad and apart from the wonderful stay here there are a host of other facilities at the Agrahara Resort like conference halls, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, travel assistance, swimming pool, guided trekking, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, etc. During your stay at the Agrahara Resort you can enjoy your stay with top class facilities. The recommended room to stay is the deluxe family room and the nearby tourist attractions are the Panhazzi Raja tomb and the Kurumbadekotta. A stay at the Agrahara Resort on your visit to Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience.

Morickap Resort – Wayanad

One of the very spectacular stay options around the Wayanad area is the Monickap resort that is located at the Vythiri area and the place is simply divine. The Monickap Resort at Wayanad is located on a hill top that overlooks the scenic valleys of Wayanad region and the entire area of the resort is bounding a vast green forest area. At the Morickap resort you will have the opportunity to enjoy the vast bounties of nature where there is a jungle stream, wild grass, bushes and ancient trees and you will have the unique opportunity to participate in conversations with the birds and butterflies. The Morickap resort at Wayanad assures to pamper you with comfort and luxury and it is one of the most loved resorts by guests at the Vythiri area of Wayanad. There are 5 room types for your comfortable stay here at Wayanad and these are the Studio Room, Suite, Premium Villa, Jacuzzi Villa and the Pool Villa. The restaurant is called as the Clove Garden that serves delicious Kerala style cuisine apart from North Indian and Continental cuisine. There is also a live Grill and Mocktail Bar at the Morickap Resort at Wayanad.

Silver Green Resort – Wayanad

Located on a 2 acre land, the Silver Green Resort at Wayanad is a tourist spot that is par excellence and the place is located among a lush green surrounding and it is situated in the valley of Kuttiyamval overlooking the grand Banasura Lake. The beautiful resort offers 14 rooms for its guests under 6 categories for a comfortable stay and along with the stay, the other facilities are multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, conference hall, open stage, bamboo huts, travel assistance, Car parking, Ayurvedic Centre and Spa, trekking, birding, night safari, etc. And the various stay categories at the Silver Green Holiday enclave resort are AC suite, Deluxe Villa, Honeymoon villas, wood house, heaven villa, etc.

Vythiri Meadows – Wayanad

Another very nice place to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Vythiri meadow that provides guests a homely accommodation atmosphere is the Vythiri meadow that is a 2 Star resort at the Wayanad area in Kerala. The service of the staff offered at this resort is very friendly and top class and they emphasize on comfort, cleanliness, prices and security of the guests. The various facilities at the Vythiri meadows are mini fridge, flat screen TV with DTH, badminton court, basketball court, conference hall, CCTV camera and security at the gate, children’s play area and the various room categories are deluxe rooms, executive AC rooms, and independent villas for the comfortable stay of guests.

Thennal Jungle Camp Resort – Wayanad

When you are visiting Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and you want to experience stay in a jungle environment then there is no place better than the Thennal Jungle Camp Resort at Wayanad that are traditionally constructed houses that are renowned for its natural air-conditioning and calmness. These environmental friendly huts are the perfect place to rejuvenate and enjoy the true beauty of nature at the Wayanad area. The place is indeed a rejuvenating experience to enlighten and free souls of the people coming to Wayanad from a hectic city life. The various facilities offered at the place are wildlife safaris, eco-friendly environment, restaurant, children’s play area, room service, adventure trips and the various accommodation options that are present at this Thennal Jungle Camp at Wayanad are Huts, traditional cottages and deluxe cottages.

Adithya Nature Resort – Wayanad

One of the grand places to choose to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Adithya Nature Resort that is located few metres away from the Suganhagiri forest area and this is a sprawling campus that offers 55 cottages under four categories for the comfortable stay of guests at Wayanad. Apart from a nature stay you can get to enjoy various adventure activities at this grand resort. This beautiful property is a part of the Strides group of Hotels and it is indeed a complete 360 fun filled stay for guests to unwind and relax at Vythiri area near Wayanad. The various facilities to be enjoyed at the Adithya resort at Wayanad are restaurant, spa, trekking, jungle safari, swimming pool, play area for children, etc. The room categories at the Adithya resort at Wayand are Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Vaidooryam.

Wayanad Royal Stream

A cosy place to stay that offers only 6 rooms to its esteemed guests so that you can have a personalized attention is the Wayanad Royal Stream and this is located near the MCF public school area and the Wayanad Royal Stream is in fact a luxurious hotel and the place has a deluxe ambiance that is an ideal halt over place for families, friends and travellers to Wayanad region of Kerala. The Wayanad Royal Stream is known to offer its guests with a wide variety of facilities and it also involves friendly and hospitable service. There are spacious rooms at this hotel that have all the modern amenities and these rooms are a luxury attraction of this beautiful hotel in Wayanad. The rooms have TV, furniture, Wi-Fi access and attached luxury bathroom with all the modern amenities. Other facilities at the Wayanad Royal Stream are Barbecue, 24 hours room service, TV with DTH, 24 hours hot and cold water, bedroom, breakfast and it is an eco-friendly resort as well.

Contour Island Resort and Spa – Wayanad

One of the grand places to choose to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Contour Island Resort and Spa that is located a short distance away from the Banasura Lake and this is a sprawling campus that offers deluxe cottages under four categories for the comfortable stay of guests at Wayanad in Kerala. Apart from a nature stay you can get to enjoy various adventure activities across this grand resort and spa. The beautiful property is a part of the Contour group of Hotels and it is indeed a complete 360 fun filled stay for guests to unwind and relax at the Taiyodara area near Wayanad. The various facilities to be enjoyed at the Contour Island Resort and Spa at Wayanad are restaurant, spa, swimming pool, jungle safari, trekking, children play area, etc. The room categories at the Contour Island Resort and Spa at Wayanad are superior rooms, lake view cottages and pool villas. The swimming pool at this resort and spa ovrlooks the Banasura Lake and the vast natural beauty here leave any guest enthralled.

Serenity Resort – Wayanad

A quaint place to stay that offers just 16 rooms to its esteemed guests so that you can have a personalized attention is the Serenity Resort at Wayanad and this is located near the Banasura Sagar Dam area is the Serenity Resort that is in fact a luxurious hotel and the place has a deluxe ambiance that is an ideal halt over place for families, friends, honey moon couples and travellers to the Wayanad region of Kerala. The Serenity Resort is known to offer its guest with a wide variety of facilities and it also included friendly and hospitable service. There are spacious rooms at this hotel that have all the modern amenities and these rooms are a luxury attraction of this beautiful Resort in Wayanad. The rooms have a TV, fridge, Wi-Fi access and attached luxury bathrooms with all the modern amenities. Other facilities at the Serenity Resort are Barbecue, 24 hours room service. TV with DTH, 24 hours hot and cold water, bedroom, complimentary breakfast and it is an eco-friendly resort.

Vistara Resort – Wayanad

Located across a huge campus, the Vistara Resort at Wayanad is a tourist spot that is par excellence and the place is located amidst a lush green surrounding and it is situated in the valley of Kuttiyamval overlooking the grand Karapuzha Lake. The beautiful resort offers 14 rooms for ts guests under 5 categories for a comfortable stay and along with the stay, the other facilities are multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, conference hall, open stage, bamboo huts, travel assistance, Car parking, Ayurvedic Centre and Spa, trekking, birding, night safari, etc. And the various room categories at the Vistara Resort are Royal Villa, Family Suite, Deluxe Lake View, Sky Villa Lake View and Deluxe Lake View 4 Bedded.

Wayanad Fort Resort

Another very nice place to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Wayanad Fort Resort that provides guests a warm accommodation atmosphere at the Wayanad Fort Resort that is a luxury Resort at the Wayanad area in Kerala. The services of the staff offered at the Wayanad Fort Resort are very friendly and top class and they emphasize on comfort, cleanliness, privacy and security of the guests. The various facilities at the Wayanad Fort Resort are mini- Fridge, TV with DTH, Badminton Court, Basketball Court, Conference Hall, CCTV camera and security at Gate, Children’s play area and the various room categories are Presidential Suite, Planter’s Villa, Studio Apartment and also villas for the comfortable stay of guests.

Agraharam Resort – Wayanad

When you are visiting Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and you want to experience stay in a luxury environment then there is no place better than the Agraharam Resort at Wayanad that are traditionally constructed houses with eco-friendly materials that are renowned for its natural air-conditioning and coolness. These environmental friendly rooms at the Agraharam Resort are the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate and enjoy the true beauty of nature at the Wayanad area. The place is indeed a rejuvenating experience to enlighten and free the souls of the people. The various facilities offered at this place are wildlife safaris, eco-friendly environment, restaurant, children play area, room service, adventure treks and the various accommodation options that are present at this Agraharam resort at Wayanad are Suite cottages, AC deluxe cottages, Twin cottages, Non AC deluxe cottage, etc.

Tranquil Resort – Wayanad

If you are looking for an ideal place to halt at Wayanad that is away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life then the place to be is the Tranquil Resort at Wayanad. This is another of the famous 3 star resort in Wayanad and the resort boasts of comfortable accommodations amidst a beautiful plantation that is a 400 acre plantations and the place offers an on-site restaurant, travel desk, a nice car park area that is constantly monitored by CCTV cameras and also the facility of doctor on call. There is a large swimming pool area within the premises of this resort at Wayanad area where you can enjoy a swim and also enjoy various other outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching and plantation walks. The nearby places of tourist interest from the Tranquil resort area the Edakkal caves and the Neelimala Viewpoint. The prices of the rooms at the Tranquil resort at Wayanad start at INR 5500 onwards and the recommended room to halt are the deluxe cottages and the Tranquil Resort is located at the Kadalmadu area in Wayanad.

Petals Resort – Wayanad

Another free picturesque resort that is located at the Wayanad area near the Banasura Hills at Manhathavally area of Wayanad is the Petals Resort. This resort at Wayanad is an ideal stay option for the families and couples who come to Wayanad and they want to stay in a very picturesque resort that has all the modern amenities. The cottages and villas at the petals resort at Wayanad have wonderful views of the lush green mountains of Wayanad and apart from the wonderful stay here there are a host of other facilities at the Petals resort like conference halls, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, travel assistance, swimming pool, guided tours, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, etc. During your stay at the Petals resort you can enjoy with top class facilities. The recommended room to stay is the Contemporary Villa and Heritage Villa and the nearby tourist attractions are the Panhazi Raja tomb and the Kurumbadakotta. A stay at the Petals resort on your visit to Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience.

Coffee Acres Resort – Wayanad

Another very picturesque resort that is located at Wayanad area is the Coffee Acres Resort at Sulthan Battery area of Wayanad. This beautiful resort in Wayanad is an ideal stay option for the families and groups who come to Wayanad and they want to stay in a very picturesque resort that has all the modern amenities. The cottages a the Coffee Acres Resort at Wayanad have wonderful views of the lush green mountains of Wayanad and apart from wonderful stay there are a host of other facilities at the Coffee Acres Resort like conference hall, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, travel assistance, swimming pool, guided trekking, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, etc. During your stay at the Coffee Acres Resort you can enjoy your stay with top class facilities. The recommended rooms to stay are the tree hut, premier cottage and deluxe cottage and the nearby tourist attractions are the Panhassi Raja tomb and the Kurumbadekotta. A stay at the Coffee Acres Resort on your visit to Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience.

Meenmutty Height Resort – Wayanad

If you are looking for an ideal place to halt at Wayanad that is away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life then the place to be is the Meenmutty Height Resort at Wayanad. This is another of the famous 3 Star properties in Wayanad and the resort boasts of comfortable amenities amidst a beautiful garden that comprises of 200 acres of land and plantations that offers an on-site restaurant, travel desk, a nice car park area and also the facility of a doctor on call as well. There is a large swimming pool area within the premises of the resort and you can enjoy a swim and also enjoy various other outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching and plantation walks. The nearby places of tourist interest from the Meenmutty Height Resort are the Eddakal caves and the Neelimala view point. The prices of the rooms at the Meenmutty Height Resort at Wayanad start at INR 5000 onwards and the recommended room to halt is the deluxe family room and the Meenmutty Height Resort is located at Kadalmadu area in Wayanad.

Coffee Aroma Resort – Wayanad

The Coffee Aroma Resort at Wayanad is located atop a private hilltop and this is a very beautiful landscaped property that provides amazing views of the sunrise and sunset from the place. The Coffee Aroma Resort offers wide range of rooms for its guests and this includes honeymoon cottages, Wood house, Twin cottage and bamboo suite. The Edakkal caves in Wayanad are located near to the Coffee Aroma Resort and also the Wayanad Heritage Museum as well. One thing not be missed out on your stay at the Coffee Aroma Resort at Wayanad is the sunrise and sunset views and the recommended room to halt is the Bamboo suite. These rooms at the Coffee Aroma Resort are stylishly designed and equipped with the best in class amenities. The place has an in-house restaurant that churns out some of the very delicious dishes of the local cuisine of Kerala as well. The resort is located at the foothills of the Chembra peak and the entire area is filled with a 10 acres coffee plantation that provides a beautiful aroma on your stay.

Tea Terrace Resort – Wayanad

Another of the very fascinating properties to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Tea Terrace Resort that is a renowned 3 Star property to halt on your visit to Wayanad and the resort boasts of well-appointed rooms and Kerala styled cottages that are located amidst a beautiful green environment. The place even though it is a 3 Star property, offers rooms at very budget prices and this makes it one of the much loved places to visit on your stay at Wayanad. This Tea Terrace Resort at Wayanad offers a lovely pool area and the staff of the resort are very welcoming and attentive and they cater to all your requirements and needs on your visit to Wayanad. The top notch hospitality of the staff at the Tea Terrace Resort in Wayanad is a memory to be remembered for a lifetime. The nearby places of attraction near the Tea Terrace Resort are the Wayanad heritage museum and the Wayanad Jain temple and also the green oasis very close to the resort. The recommended room to halt here is the Premier Cottage. The must try food are the sea food recipes and the banana and jackfruit curry.

Orchard Holiday Resort – Wayanad

Another very deluxe resort located at the Lakkidi area in Wayanad is the Orchard Holiday Resort that is an amazing place for tourists who come to enjoy a cool and calm vacation at the hill station of Wayanad and at the same time get to explore the diverse flora, fauna and avifauna of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. This is an amazing resort to rejuvenate and relax and the place offers various facilities to its guests like Spa, swimming pool, bar, on-site restaurant, campfire, top notch service, etc. The Orchard Holiday Resort is one of the very famous resorts in the Wayanad region and the place is a paradise for all vacation lovers who would love to take time out from their busy schedules and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the Wayanad region of Kerala. This is indeed a resort that offer grand ambiance to its guests and the suggested room to halt at the Orchard Holiday Resort at Wayanad is the deluxe room that start at INR 2500. The prominent temples of the Jain temple of Wayanad and many other prominent temples are located close to the resort as well.

The Orchard Holiday resort at Wayanad is cuddled amidst the beautiful forest of the Western Ghats in Kerala and the entire place is covered with a lush green forest area as well. What makes the Orchard Holiday Resort a favoured destination among all tourists coming to Wayanad in Kerala is the beautiful blend of nature along with amazing service and this is an ideal place for all nature lovers. The resort is maintained very well and has on offering 14 cottages for the pleasant stay of guests and there is also a fish pond within the premises of the resort as well. Apart from a pleasant stay experience at this resort, one can also get to enjoy services like airport transfer, bonfire, conference hall, fitness hall and spa, laundry service, outdoor activities, on-site restaurant, trekking, fishing, plantation walks, etc. The various room categories at the Orchard Holiday Resort at Wayanad are Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Suite Rooms, 2 Bedroom cottages and 3 bedroom cottages. A stay at the Orchard Holiday Resort at Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience for all guests.

Greenex Farms – Wayanad

Another of the 3 Star category resort where you can enjoy your vacation at Wayanad is the Greenex Farms that provides accommodation in deluxe rooms that have all the modern facilities to make you enjoy your stay in the lap of nature here at Wayanad. The place is a luxurious retreat and guests can get to enjoy their stay in cottages and tree houses that have all the modern amenities and attached luxury bath as well. Watching the star lit skies at night at the Greenex Farms at Wayanad is a one in a lifetime experience and the place also has an indoor pool, a tennis court, in-house restaurant, free Wi-Fi access, etc. The staff of the Greenex Farms are very professional and they act as gracious hosts and they ensure that all your needs for a comfortable stay are met at the Greenex Farms resort at Wayanad including the customized food requests as well. The serene trail across the place leads to a stream and bamboo rafting experience and the nearby attractions are the Chembra rock and Thusaragiri waterfalls. The recommended stay is the Tree housed that are priced at attractive rates.

Wild Planet Resort – Wayanad

Coming to another of the luxury resorts at Wayanad then one name that comes to mind is the Wild Planet resort that is set alongside a slope of a forest clad hill and it is one of the very nice resorts to halt on your visit to Wayanad. The resort is spread across a sprawling campus of land and it as a mountain stream flowing alongside the property and this can be described as an ideal jungle stay experience and also a treasure house for naturalists and wildlife lovers. Comprising of 50 acres of land it is a small forest area in itself that overlooks the tall mountains of the Western Ghats and has a tropical rain forest area. The cottages of the Wild Planet Resort are painted in brick colour and these cottages are linked with stone paved pathway. The accommodations at the Wild Planet Resort at Wayanad are spacious and equipped with all the state of art amenities and a verandah that overlooks the tropical rainforests of the place. The place offers stay in lofty tree houses that are equipped with all the modern luxuries and also cottages on stilts that overlook the stream and some of these cottages are equipped with an indoor pool as well.

Another very nice place to stop and stay on your visit to Wayanad is the Robin Hills Resort that is located across the forests of Wayanad and the place offers cosy cottages and nice hospitality to its guests. The Robin Hills resort at Wayanad is a home away from home and it is nestled across the vast forests of the Wayanad area in Kerala. The Robin Hills Resort at Wayanad is located at the close proximity to prominent tourist destinations of Wayanad and also a National Park in Karnataka. Apart from the amazing wildlife safari at the forests of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, you can also go for trekking into the dense jungles, take a walk across the vast plantation of coffee or pepper or even take a dip on the holy waters of the Papanasini at Thirunavally. Robin Hills resort in ideal place to take a break from the chaos of a busy city life and corporate culture and the place can be accessed easily from the major metro cities in South India. The various facilities offered at the Robin Hills resort at Wayanad are 21 independent cottages on twin sharing basis, room rent inclusive of complimentary breakfast, hot water facility, in-house restaurant that serves delicious North and South Indian cuisine both veg and non-veg, room service, play area for children, swimming pool, ample car parking space, Wi-Fi access, camp fire with barbecue for corporate guests, etc.

Another nice place to stay across the forests of the Wayanad is the Little House resort that is considered to be one of the very nice resorts around Wayanad that overlooks the vast scenic area of Wayanad and its forests. The journey to the resort begins with a rejuvenating jeep ride to the place and this is nestled away from the busy hustle and bustle that allows you to spend your time in calm. The Little House Resort at Wayanad is an ideal place for nature lovers and bird watchers because the vast cover of forests across the place is good to attract the birds that come close to the cottages here. The Little Home Resort offers a stay in nature and therefore you will not find a TV at the place not the busy markets across the place and you will enjoy a stay at leisure listening to the chirping of birds and insects. The Little House Resort at Wayanad also serves yummy traditional cuisine of Kerala and personalized care to its guests.

Another very nice property to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the God’s Land Resort that is located just about 7km from the Pookoda Lake and it is a very peaceful getaway located away from the hustle and noise of a busy city life. The resort boasts of well-appointed and distinguished rooms that are categorized into bamboo hut, green mansion and hill view cottages and all of these rooms provide you with an opportunity to unwind and relax and admire the vast natural landscape views from across the place itself. The place has a big play area within the premises and so you can get to enjoy some outdoor games here and enjoy a complete family vacation on your visit to Wayanad. There are various Ayurvedic Spa treatment and therapies available at the in-house spa centre at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad. The nearby places of interest at Wayanad from this resort are the Chembra Falls and the Thusaragiri waterfall. Tariffs at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad start from INR 3000 per room and the recommend room to halt is the green mansion.

Another very nice place to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Wyndvalley Garden resort that is located at Lakkidi area and this is not a very expe3nsive and instead it is a budget priced resort with room tariffs starting at INR 3000 per room per night and the place offers gorgeous views of the rolling meadows and lush forest surroundings present across the property. The nearby attractions to the Wnydvalley Garden resort at Wayanad are Soochipara waterfalls, Edakkul Caves and Pokottu lake and a stay here is considered to be a very soothing experience on your visit to Wayanad and a rewarding one as well. Apart from enjoying a luxury stay at the resort, you can choose to swim in the outdoor swimming pool area or also enjoy a spa treatment with your family that is a very rejuvenating experience that allows you to experience the traditional Ayurvedic massage therapies. The recommended room to stay is the elegant room and the option to dine is grand at the Wyndvalley resort and the restaurant here is named as the Garden Restaurant that allows you to taste various Indian and International cuisine recipes.

Another popular resort to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Sharoy resort that provides one of the finest accommodation options at Wayanad and also provides its guests a unique opportunity to relax amidst the mountains of the hill station of Wayanad in Kerala. The Sharoy resort is situated amidst a territory of hills and deciduous forests where visitors can get to see many rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna. The Sharoy Wayanad is known as a resort that provides guests with a pleasant stay experience that comprises of relaxation, recreation and positive vibes. The various room categories at the Sharoy Resort at Wayanad are lake view classic, lake view suite, lake view premium and lake view romantic. The various facilities that guests can enjoy here are campfire, gym, swimming pool, etc.

Monogram Resort

One very picturesque resort at Wayanad is the Monogram Resort that is nestled amidst a coffee grove in a lofty corner of the Sultan Battery area in Wayanad. The place is renowned for the service of its staff who are friendly and fun and professional at the same time. Even though the place is a resort, yet the staff like to keep the place simple and the best thing about the place is the presence of a lot of open space and area that is great for recreation and outdoor activities. The Monochrome resort at Wayanad is more than a holiday retreat and it is an ideal place to host a family get together, corporate meetings and get together and the place offers you the opportunity to relive the missing part of your life. Monochrome resort at Wayanad is known to showcase many facilities under one roof and it is having a beautiful location, best facilities and splendid cuisine to make you enjoy your vacation.

Coffee Acres Resort – Wayanad

Another very picturesque resort that is located at Wayanad area is the Coffee Acres Resort at the Mamhathavaly area of Wayanad. This resort in Wayanad is an ideal stay option for the families and couples who come to Wayanad and they want to stay in a very picturesque resort that has all the modern amenities. The cottages at the Coffee Acres Resort at Wayanad have a wonderful view of the lush green mountains of Wayanad and apart from the wonderful stay here there are a host of other facilities at the Coffee Acres Resort like conference hall, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, travel assistance, swimming pool, guided trekking, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, etc. During your stay at the Coffee Acres Resort you can enjoy your stay with top class facilities. The recommended room to stay is the tree hut, premium cottages and deluxe cottages and the nearby tourist attractions are the Panhazi Raja tomb and the Kurumbadekotta. A stay at the Coffee Acres Resort on your visit to Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience.

Meenmutty Height Resort – Wayanad

If you are looking for an ideal place to stay at Wayanad that is away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life then the place to be is the Meenmutty Height Resort at Wayanad. This is another of the famous 3 Star resorts in Wayanad and the resort boasts of comfortable accommodations amidst a beautiful garden that has an on-site restaurant, travel desk, a nice car park area and also the facility of a doctor on call. There is a large swimming pool present within the premises of this resort at Wayanad where you can enjoy a swim and also enjoy various outdoor activities like hiking, birdwatching and plantation walks. The nearby places of tourist interest from the Meenmutty Height Resort are the Eddakal caves and the Neelimala view point. The prices of the rooms at the Meenmutty Height Resort at Wayanad start at INR 4000 onwards and the recommended room to halt is the deluxe family room.

Another very nice place to stop and stay on your visit to Wayanad is the Chateau Woods Resort that is located across the fort of Wayanad and the place offers cosy cottages and warm hospitality to its guests. The Chateau Woods Resort at Wayanad is a home away from home and it is nestled across the vast forests of the Wayanad area in Kerala. The Chateau Woods Resort at Wayanad is located at close proximity to prominent tourist destinations of Wayanad and also the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka. Apart from enjoying your wildlife safaris at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, you can also go for trekking into the dense jungles, take a walk across the vast plantations of coffee or pepper or even take a dip on the holy waters of the Papanasinni at Thirunally. Chateau Woods Resort is an ideal place to take a break from the chaos of a busy city life and corporate culture and the place can be easily accessed from Bangalore, Mysore, Coorg, Chennai, Coimbatore, etc. The various facilities offered at the Chateau Woods Resort at Tholpetty are suites, rooms and villas on twin sharing basis and the room tariffs here include complimentary breakfast.

Another popular resort to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Pugmark Jungle resort that provides one of the finest accommodation options at Wayanad and also provides its guests a unique opportunity to relax amidst the mountains of the hill station of Wayanad in Kerala. The Pugmark Jungle resort is situated amidst a territory of hills and deciduous forests where visitors can get to see many rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna. The Pugmark Jungle resort is known as a resort that provides guests with a pleasant stay experience that comprises of relaxation, recreation and positive vibes. The various room categories at the Pugmark Jungle resort at Wayanad are Wind Word suite, Cedar Camp, Resort Tent, Cedar Suite. The various facilities that guests can enjoy here are camp fire, gym, swimming pool, wildlife safaris, ayurvedic massage, trekking, etc.

Sunrise Valley Resort – Wayanad

One of the very picturesque resorts at Wayanad is the Sunrise Valley Resort – Wayanad that is nestled amidst a coffee grove in a lofty corner of Northern Kerala area in Wayanad. The place is renowned for the service of its staff who are friendly, fun and hardworking at the same time and even though they call the place as a resort they like to keep the place simple and the best thing about the place is the presence of a lot of open space that is great for recreation and outdoor activities. The Sunrise Valley Resort – Wayanad is more than just a holiday retreat and it is an ideal place to host family get together, corporate meetings and get together and the place offers you an opportunity to reminiscence the missing part of your life. Sunrise Valley Resort – Wayanad in Wayanad is known to showcase many facilities under one roof and it is having a beautiful location, best facilities and splendid cuisine to make you enjoy your vacation.

Karapuzha Village Resort – Wayanad

This village resort is located at a waterfront area that is near to the Karapuzha reservoir and this place offers a luxurious retreat and this is having amazing greenery all around. The various facilities that are offered at this village resort are restaurant, fitness centre, swimming pool, children play area, camp fire, etc. The various stay options at the resort in Wayanad are waterfront independent cottages, waterfront luxury room, waterfront premium room, waterfront three bedroom villa and waterfront six bedroom villa.

Verdure Plantation Resort – Wayanad

This beautiful resort is located across a place that was once a Cadbury estate and the entire place is filled with the lovely coffee and cocoa plantations. The Verdure Plantation resort at Wayanad is a vintages style resort that offers lush views of the green landscapes of Wayanad region and the place is having all the modern comforts to make your stay luxurious here at Wayanad. The various rooms on offering at the Verdure plantation resort at Wayanad are suite rooms and standard rooms and you can enjoy a host of service at this beautiful resort. The various facilities that are offered to guests at this resort in Wayanad are camp fire, nature walks, night safari, laundry service, parking, gymnasium, birdwatching, etc.

My Garden of Eden – Wayanad

This is one of the premier plantation retreats at the Wayanad area of Kerela and this is located at the Meppaly area of Southern Wayanad and the place overlooks the Western Ghats that makes the place special is that though this luxurious retreat is spread across a total area of 23 acres of land but there are only seven cottages present here that makes your stay amidst nature. The cottages are spacious and airy and they have huge bathrooms and verandas that offer a spectacular view of the mountains of the place. The various rooms offered here are hill top cottages, old manager’s house, cottages on stilts, deluxe cottage, etc. The various facilities are barbecue, campfire, library, badminton court, swimming pool, tea/coffee maker, refrigerator, in-house restaurant, etc.

Pepper Green Village Resort -Wayanad

Another very nice place to stay on your visit to Wayanad is the Pepper Green Village that is located at Manathavaly in Kerala and this is not a very expensive and instead a heritage resort with room tariffs starting at INR 4000 per room per night and the place offers grand views of the rolling meadows and lush forest surroundings present across the property. The nearby attractions to the Pepper Green Village at Wayanad are Soochipara waterfalls, Edakkal caves and Pokothu lake and a stay here is considered to be a very soothing experience on your visit to Wayanad and a rewarding one as well. It is also extending to the banks of the Kabini River as well. Apart from enjoying a luxury stay at the resort, you can choose to swim in the outdoor swimming pool area or also enjoy a spa treatment with your family in a very rejuvenating experience that allows you to experience the traditional Ayurvedic massage treatment therapies. The recommended room to stay is the Steria room and the option to dine is grand at the Pepper Green Village at Wayanad and the restaurant here is named as Garlic restaurant that allows you to taste various Indian and International cuisines along with the local cuisine of Kerala as well.

Rippon Mounts Resort – Wayanad

If you are looking for an ideal place to halt at Wayanad that is away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life then the place to be is the Rippon Mounts Resort at Wayanad. This is another of the famous 3 Star resorts in Wayanad and the resort boasts of comfortable accommodations amidst a beautiful garden that is spread across 200 acres of land and the resort offers an on-site restaurant, travel desk, a nice car parking area and also the facility of a doctor on call as well. There is a large swimming pool within the premises of this resort at Wayanad where you can enjoy a swim and also enjoy various other outdoor activities like hiking, birding and plantation walks. The nearby places of interest to be visited from the Rippon Mounts Resort are the caves and the Soochipara waterfalls. The prices of the rooms at the Rippon Mounts Resort at Wayanad start at INR 5000 onwards and the recommended room to halt is the deluxe cottage. The Rippon Mounts Resort is located at Kodalmadu in Wayanad and the other stay options are premium cottages, Rippon Suite, Premium Valley view cottage, etc.

Rain Country Resort – Wayanad

Another very picturesque resort that is located at Wayanad near the Mamnathavaly area of Wayanad is the Rain Country Resort. This resort at Wayanad is an ideal stay option for the families and couples who come to Wayanad and they want to stay in a very picturesque resort that has all the modern amenities. The cottages at the Rain Country Resort at Wayanad have wonderful views of the lush green mountains of Wayanad and apart from the wonderful stay experience here there are a host of other facilities at the Rain Country Resort like conference halls, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, travel assistance, swimming pool, guided trekking, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, etc. During your stay at the Rain Country Resort you can enjoy your stay with top class facilities. The recommended rooms to halt are the premier cottages and deluxe cottages and the nearby tourist attractions are the Panhazzi Raja tomb and the Kurumbadekotta. A stay at the Rain Country Resort on your visit to Wayanad is indeed a very rewarding experience. The resort is spread across 20 acres of land and the rooms here are the cottage deluxe, independent cottage, cottage room, wooden cottages and Honeymoon cottages.

Chembra Peak Resort – Wayanad

This antique bungalow is located at a waterfront area that is near to the Chembra Peak near Wayanad and the place offers a luxurious retreat and the place is having amazing greenery all around. The various facilities that are offered at this beautiful bungalow area are in-house restaurant, fitness centre, swimming pool; children play area, camp fire, garden, trekking, etc. The various stay options at this resort in Wayanad area are Bungalow (1 No), Diamond Room (1 No), Golden Room (2 No), Silver Room (1 No). This Chembra Peak resort is actually an ancient British Bungalow that was built in 1870 at the time of the British East India Company and it is surrounded by a beautiful tea garden and estate.

Wynberg Resort – Wayanad

This beautiful resort is located across a place that was once a plantation area and the entire place is filled with the lofty coffee and cocoa plantations. The Wynberg Resort at the Thrikkaipatta area in Wayanad is a vintage style resort that offers a lush view of the beautiful landscapes of the Wayanad region and the place is having all the modern comforts to make your stay luxurious here at Wayanad. The various rooms on offering at the Wynberg Resort at Wayanad area are deluxe tree houses, tents, villa, cottages, family cottages and you can enjoy a host of services at this beautiful resort. The various facilities that are offered to guests at this resort are camp fire, nature walks, night safari, laundry service, parking, gym, birding, etc.

Royal Park Residency – Wayanad

This is one of the premier plantation retreats at the Wayanad area of Kerala and this is located at the Kalpetta area of Southern Wayanad and the place overlooks the Western Ghats. What makes the place special is that even though this place is spread across a huge campus there are only a few rooms at the Royal park residency that makes you stay amidst nature and full of privacy as well. The rooms are quite spacious and airy and they have huge bathrooms and verandah that offer a spectacular view of the mountains of the place. The various room categories offered here are royal suite, executive triple room, twin room, executive double room, and executive single room. The various facilities are barbecue, camp fire, badminton court, swimming pool, tea/coffee maker, in-house restaurant, mini fridge, etc.

Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas – Wayanad

Serenity meets luxury at the Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas that is a very unique resort in Wayanad that has 3 Star facilities. It is narrated that the water, air and earth along with the wave of love come together at the Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas at Wayanad. This beautiful resort is located in the lap of Mother Nature and it offers you an ideal retreat on both land and adventure on water. At the Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas, all you can get to witness is the true essence of life that provides you a soul of total silence and peace. The availability of all the modern luxuries along with the beauty of nature all around is what makes this resort a very unique one in Wayanad. The various facilities offered at the Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas at Wayanad are multi cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, ayurvedic spa, children play area, 24 hours hot water, fishing, trekking, travel desk, bonfire, cultural performances, car parking, etc. The various room categories on offering at the Seagot Banasura Resort and Villas at Wayanad are the suite room, deluxe cottages and villas that are all equipped with all modern luxuries and comforts to make your stay here worthwhile.

Emerald Western Ghats Resort – Wayanad

Another very fine 3 Star property to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Emerald Western Ghats Resort that is a place that offers the heavenly high barriers of Kerala and the pride crown of greenery. The Emerald Western Ghats Resort is known to cater to the needs of guests keeping customer requirements to be of utmost importance. It is said that the Western Ghats is the heavenly high barriers of Kerala and it is also the pride of greenery that sits in the shape of a crown and the landscapes across the place is synonymous of beauty and nature. The Emerald Western Ghats Resort aims to provide this satisfaction of comfort in the hearts of all the guests who come to visit Wayanad area in Kerala. The Emerald Western Ghats Resort is Wayanad is located at Muthunga area and it is covered with the dense forest cover of the region of Wayanad and this resort has been awarded with numerous accolades that is accredited to it by the ideas and imagination of the guests who come to stay here and they recommend this place to other guests coming to Wayanad as well.

Another nice place to stay on your visit to your visit to Wayanad is the Cybele Hill Resort that is located across the fort of Wayanad and the place offers cosy cottages and rooms and warm hospitality to its guests. The Cybele Hill Resort at Wayanad is a home away from home and it is nestled across the vast forests of the Wayanad area in Kerala. The Cybele Hill Resort at Wayanad is located at close proximity to prominent tourist destinations of Wayanad and it is recommended by the National geographic society as well. Apart from enjoying your wildlife safari at the forest range of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, you can also go for trekking into the dense forests accompanied by a local guide, take a walk across the vast plantation of coffee or pepper or even take a swim on the lake across the place. The Cybele Hill Resort is an ideal place to take a break from the chaos of the busy city life and corporate life and the place can be accessed from the major metro cities of South India. The various facilities offered at the Cybele Hill Resort are tree house, deluxe cottage and classic cottage on twin sharing basis. Room rent inclusive of complimentary breakfast.

Another popular resort to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Edakkul Hermitage resort that provides one of the finest accommodation option at Wayanad and also provides its guests a unique opportunity to relax amidst the mountains of the hill station of Wayanad in Kerala. The Edakkul Hermitage resort is situated amidst a territory of hills and deciduous forests where visitors can get to see many rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna. The Edakkul Hermitage resort is known as a resort that provides guests with a pleasant stay experience that comprises of relaxation, recreation and positive vibes. The various room categories at the Edakkul Hermitage resort at Wayanad are cottages Non (AC) and tree house. The various facilities that guests can enjoy here are camp fire, gym, swimming pool, wildlife safari, ayurvedic massage, trekking, etc.

A very nice and modern Business Class Resort to stay on your visit to Wayanad is the Kallat Heritage Resort. At this resort, the promoters cater to the guests who are concerned about the environment and they want to experience a harmonious existence with nature. The Kallat Heritage Resort at Wayanad is surrounded by rolling hills and densely forested valleys and it is truly a naturalist’s paradise to be enjoyed on their visit to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The Kallat Heritage Resort at Wayanad is situated at a height of 1300m above the sea level and it is set amidst a stunning landscape overlooking a vast and serene lake. This heritage resort at Wayanad stands tall with its quaint little cottages and the view of the waterfront offerings grand views to guests. The rooms present at this resort are green meadow, lake facing hut, lake view cottage, lake view suite, imported tent and the various facilities to be availed are camp fire, bird watching, trekking, plantation tour, fishing, swimming, etc.

Wayanad Royal Stream Resort

This is a 2 Star category hotel present at Wayanad and this is a luxurious hotel with a gracious ambiance and it is an ideal place to spend a vacation here at Wayanad for family, friends and travellers at the same time. This Wayanad Royal Stream Resort is located near the MCF Public School at Wayanad and it surely offers a solacing and comforting experience to guests coming to Wayanad and the place provides a wide range of facilities to its guests and hospitable service as well. What makes the hotel very desirable is the spacious rooms present here that allows plenty of room to guests unlike in certain hotels where it is cramped and very less place for movement. The rooms here are modern and distinguished and at the same time they are lovely and aesthetically appealing as well. All the rooms at the Wayanad Royal Stream Resort have TV, modern furniture, Wi-Fi access and bathroom with all the modern amenities. The other facilities to guests are barbecue, 24 hour room service, TV, 24 hours hot and cold water, bedroom, breakfast and eco-friendly resort. There are a total of 6 deluxe rooms at the Wayanad Royal Stream Resort.

Blooms Green Farm – Wayanad

Situated at the Kaniyambetta area in Wayanad, the Blooms Green Farm is a huge 15 acres organic farm that has 2 and 3 bedroom villas for the luxury stay of guests coming to Wayanad. The various cash crops that are grown in this farm are coffee, pepper, cardamom, coconut, cocoa, etc. and this is a perfect way to enjoy your vacation at Wayanad if you are interested to stay amidst a natural environment and not in a modern day fancy hotel. Not only vegetables but even the milk, eggs and several other non-vegetarain products are derived from the farm itself and so you can be rest assured that the meals that you savour here on your stay is one of the best organic food that you will have here. The place is located around 70km away from the Kozhikode airport and the drive from the airport to the property is across the lush green valleys of Wayanad. The Blooms Green Farm is surrounded by a canopy of beautiful forest cover and it is an ideal nature stay experience here at Wayanad. The place offers spacious and spotless clean rooms and these are perfectly designed and crafted as per the taste of the guests to make their stay relaxed and comforting and the rooms have attached bathroom that provide hot and cold water to guests. The various room categories at the Bloom Green Farms at Wayanad are 3 bedroom villa, 2 bedroom villa and standard double room as well. The facilities offered to guests at the Bloom Green Farms at Wayanad are free parking, restaurant, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Fitness centre, room service, etc.

Another nice stay homestay property at Wayanad is Free Bird Homestay that is a fully furnished villa property. The Free Bird Homestay is a great experience to stay and the rooms are aesthetically designed that are needed to make your stay here enjoyable. The stylish interiors of this homestay at Wayanad offers to guests an aroma of peace and serenity that can be truly described as a setting for romance, bonding time for family and friends and a soothing holiday in itself. The room categories are executive rooms and deluxe rooms and the various facilities are 24 hours hot water, badminton court, Ayurveda retreat, Breakfast, campfire, etc.

Himadri Retreat Homestay

Another of the deluxe homestay properties to be stayed and enjoyed on your visit to Wayanad is the Himadri retreat Homestay that is located at the heart of Wayanad and visitors coming here can have the opportunity to explore the pristine beauty of nature all around here. The Himadri Homestay at Wayanad offers its guests a vast panorama of hills, beautiful streams and lush green vegetation and the vast cardamom plantations of Kerala as well. The place provides very good hospitality and top notch serve to its guests and guests can have the complete homestay experience here at the Himadri homestay at Wayanad. The homestay is known to blend both nature and service and this allows guests to witness the beauty of nature here and one can have the best memories that last for a lifetime here at the Himadri Homestay retreat homestay. The two room categories at this homestay are deluxe rooms and independent cottages and the various facilities offered to guests coming here are 24 hour hot water, cable TV, doctor on call, guided tours, pick up and drop, car parking, playground, etc.

Fringe Ford Homestay – Wayanad

Another beautiful homestay property that is present across a large spice plantation farm is the Fringe Ford homestay at Wayanad. The Fringe Ford Homestay in Wayanad is one place where guests can get fabulous and authentic experience of living in the middle of a remote plantation that is surrounded by a lush green cover of forests and this forest area allows guests to enjoy a great trek inside the place. The room categories at the Fringe Ford Homestay are 8 nos Bungalows and these are elegantly designed and furnished with all the modern amenities that is kept in place to ensure a complete luxury stay experience here at Wayanad. While you enjoy your calm and peaceful stay at the Fringe Ford Homestay at Wayanad, you will not get to hear the hustle and bustle of a busy city life and instead you will wake up to the chirping of birds and monkeys and the occasional roar of a wild beast that inhabit the forests across the place. The various facilities offered at the Fringe Ford Homestay at Wayanad are complimentary breakfast; free Wi-Fi, free parking, Ayurveda treatment and spa, bonfire, nature tails, birding, etc.

Sarang Homestay – Wayanad

Another of the homestay properties at Wayanad that is known to have facilities of a 2 Star property is the Sarang Homestay that is located at Wayanad in Kerala viz. the land of the widl beauty. Wayanad can be truly described as a World of vast natural symphony, chilly weather, snowy mornings, mysteries valleys, rich forest areas and Peak Mountains that makes Wayanad one of the most sought after hill station destinations in South India after Ooty. Located in God’s own country of Kerala, Wayanad is set in the Western Ghats and the place has attitudes ranging from 700-1200m above MSL. Sarang Homestay at Wayanad provides guests a warm hospitality with a wild beauty that is away from the busy city life. The room categories at this homestay in Wayanad area the 2 bedded rooms and the various facility that are offered to guests at the Sarang Homestay are 24 hours hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, parking, pick up and drop, travel arrangements, traditional games, Kerala style cuisine, etc.

 Misty Meadows Homestay – Wayanad

Another beautiful homestay property that is present across a large spice plantation farm is the Misty meadows homestay at Wayanad. The Misty Meadows Homestay in Wayanad is one place where guests can get fabulous and authentic experience of living in the middle of a remote plantation that is surrounded by a lush green cover of forests near the Karapuza reservoir and this forest area allows guests to enjoy a great trek inside the place. The room categories at the Misty Meadows are 4 rooms Executive rooms and these are elegantly designed and furnished with all the modern accommodation that is kept in place to ensure a complete luxury stay experience here at Wayanad. While you enjoy your calm and peaceful stay at the Misty Meadows homestay at Wayanad, you will not get to hear the hustle and bustle of a busy city life and instead you will wake up to the chirping of the birds and monkeys and the occasional roar of a wild animal that inhabit the forests across the place. The various facilities offered to guests at the Misty meadows Homestay at Wayanad are complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, Ayurveda treatment and Spa, bonfire, nature travels, laundry, library, birding, etc.

Spice County Homestay – Wayanad

Another of the homestay properties at Wayanad that is known to have facilities of a 2 Star property is the Wayanad Spice County Homestay that is located at Wayanad in Kerala viz. the land of wild beauty. Wayanad can be truly described as a World of vast natural symphony, chilly weather, snowy mornings, mysteries valleys, rich forest areas and peak mountains that makes Wayanad one of the most sought-after hill station destinations in South India after Ooty. Located in God’s own country of Kerala, Wayanad is set in the Western Ghats and the place has altitudes ranging from 700-2100m above MSL. Wayanad Spice County homestay at Wayanad provides guests a warm stay with wild beauty that is away from the rushing pace of life. The room categories at this homestay in Wayanad are 2 bedded rooms (AC and non-AC) and the various facilities that are offered to guests at the Wayanad Spice County homestay are 24 hour hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, parking, pick up and drop, travel arrangements, traditional games, Kerala style cuisine, etc. The property is spread across 4 acres of land, and it is a perfect place away from home. The place is designed in a traditional Kerala architecture as well.

Olive’s Homestay – Wayanad

The Olive Homestay at Wayanad is a Silver Category homestay that has a theme of heritage and traditional values. The aim of the management of the Olive Homestay in Wayanad is to promote plantation tourism among the guests coming to Wayanad and they also instead to provide guests with a unique home away from home experience. The suites and wooden cottage at the Olive Homestay at Wayanad are airy, spacious, modern furnishings and they provide plantation views from all directions of the lush green mountains of the Wayanad region. The various room categories at the Olive homestay at Wayanad are Olive’s deluxe, Regular and Olive’s Suite. The various facilities that are provided to guests coming to stay at the Olive’s Homestay at Wayanad are 24 hours hot water, sightseeing, trekking, nature walks, plantation walks, cultural performances and pick up and drop facilities.

Sundara Mahal Homestay – Wayanad

Another silver class homestay property at Wayanad is the Sundara Mahal homestay that is located at the Kalpetta area in Wayanad district of Kerala and this Sundara Mahal homestay has been the home of five generations of the family that has converted the place to a homestay to host tourist who come to Wayanad from all the World. The Sundara Mahal homestay at Wayanad stands as an elegant testament to the blessing and the hard work the family has endured across their life, and they take pride in hosting guests who come to Wayanad. The room categories at the Sundara mahal homestay at Wayanad are deluxe rooms that are double bedded, and the various facilities are hiking, Wi-Fi, music room. Badminton court, car parking, multicuisine restaurant, etc.

Tropical ForRest Homestay – Wayanad

The Tropical ForRest homestay is situated atop a height of 2700 feet above MSL and this homestay is located on a land that is spread across 22 acres that in itself is a forest area and this is one of the very fine eco-stay properties in the Lakkidi area of Wayanad district of Kerala. The Tropical ForRest homestay is a wild haven for all nature lovers coming to visit Wayanad and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and the calm and peaceful surroundings of this homestay is a perfect ambiance to unwind and relax from a busy city life. At the Tropical ForRest Homestay in Wayanad, all you will see around is the lush greens, silent valley, and the beautiful songs of the birds here and at this homestay you will find that time has come to a standstill. The various accommodation options for guests at the Tropical ForRest Homestay at Wayanad are Silver Deluxe, King’s Deluxe and Queen Deluxe rooms. At the Tropical ForRest homestay at Wayanad, you can leave the World behind you and enjoy yourself in the lap of Mother Nature nestled in tranquility and overlooking the magnificent valleys of Wayanad in Kerala.

Kudajadri Drizzle Homestay – Wayanad

This is a 2 Star property at Wayanad that is a reminder of the colonial era charm of Wayanad and the rooms at this homestay are lined up with olden antiques that serve as amenities to the guests. At the Kudajadri Drizzle Homestay at Wayanad, come and feel Kerala’s olden living, even memorable and nostalgic room. The 3 categories of rooms present here are premier, deluxe and classic rooms and the forests are 24 hours hot water, Ayurvedic massage, car parking, dining room, laundry service and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Marmalade Springs Homestay – Wayanad

Another of the very beautiful homestay properties at Wayanad is the Marmalade Springs Homestay that is a unique boutique plantation retreat and the homestay is spread across a sprawling 30 acres of plantation retreat. This place is known to have one of the very beautiful ambiance for guests coming to stay at Wayanad and enjoy a perfect vacation and the property has 2 double rooms and a large room that can accommodate four guests and five cottages as well. Apart from the rooms and cottages there is also a conference hall that can accommodate 20 people and the place serves as an ideal retreat for guests who want to enjoy a leisure vacation here at Wayanad and for corporate guests who would like to hold a small conference as well. The various facilities offered to guests here at the Marmalade Springs Homestay are indoor sports, tribal dance, trekking, badminton court, cycling, fishing, Ayurvedic massage, birding, etc. The homestay has cottages that are built of wood, and it aims to promote eco-friendly stay here at Wayanad in Kerala.

Angel Homestay – Wayanad

Another of the nice homestay properties in Wayanad is the Angel Homestay that is located at the Vythiri area in Wayanad, and it is an eco-friendly property that is spread across a sprawling 3 acre land and the entire area of his homestay is filled with the spice plantations, fruit trees and coffee plantations here at Wayanad. This homestay property in Wayanad offers well-furnished accommodation to guests across 3 nos of deluxe rooms and the homestay provides a beautiful nature stay and tranquillity as well.

Techno Green Homestay – Wayanad

Located at the Sultan Battery area in Wayanad, the Techno Green Homestay is a beautiful homestay property that has a cosy environment and guests can enjoy the fresh air and green ambiance at the Techno Green homestay at Wayanad. This beautiful homestay property is set amidst a grand green tea garden property that is having silver oaks and pepper vibes and also the coffee plantation and the areca nut trees as well. Enjoy campfire, barbecue, nature walks, trekking, satellite TV and 24 hours hot water at the Techno Green Homestay at Wayanad.

Green Leaves habitat – Wayanad

One of the very renowned gold class homestay properties in Wayanad is the Green Leaves habitat that is known as an eco-friendly stay that promotes responsible tourism. It is described as a place in Wayanad that is dedicated to responsible travelers who care about the environment, and they encourage the promotion of responsible tourism. There are the option of deluxe rooms for the guests who come to Wayanad and choose to halt at the Green leaves habitat. The various facilities offered to guests who come to visit the Green Leaves habitat at Wayanad are guided tours, car rental, car parking, birdwatching, playground, travel assistance, night safari, Wi-fi, etc.

Sweet Home Homestay – Wayanad

Located about 200m away from the Kalpetta town in the Wayanad district of Kerala another gold class homestay that offers a home like atmosphere to guests coming to Wayanad is the Sweet Home homestay. Just as the name suggests, this homestay is a home away from home and the family members of this homestay treat the guests like their family members and they cater to all the needs of the guests for a warm and comfortable stay experience. This is a 2 bedroom apartment property and the owners have leased out the place for the guests who want to experience a home away from home experience at Wayanad. The various facilities offered to guests who come to stay at the Sweet Home homestay at Wayanad are 24 hours hot water, guide services, ayurvedic treatment, doctor on call, Internet, etc.

Ente Veedu Homestay – Wayanad

A traditional stay experience at Wayanad is the Ente Veedu homestay that translates to my home in Malayam. Located at a nice plantation area, the Ente Veedu homestay overlooks the grand plantations of tea and coffee at the Wayanad region in Kerala. Ente Veedu is a pleasure stay where you can enjoy a perfect experience of stay and indulge in the beauty of nature all around you. Room categories are superior room, bamboo cottage and AC superior rooms. The various facilities are well furnished rooms, hot and cold water, attached bath, kitchen, home cooked traditional meals of Kerala served on banana leaf, clean and hygienic rooms, parking area, etc.

Pranavam Homestay – Wayanad

The Pranavam Homestay is located in the Kalpeta area in Wayanad, and it is a classical traditional homestay property in Wayanad, and the place offers a quiet refuge to guests in abundant nature, secluded luxury and the modern amenities. The Pranavam homestay is a classic example of a hosting experience where a slower pace of life is encouraged to beat the fast pace of a city life. It is an ideal place for all nature lovers coming to Wayanad and the owners of the place prefer the adventure to be a norm here. At the Pranavam homestay in Wayanad you will get to enjoy your stay in luxury rooms that are built on Kerala style architecture and the place is located in a pristine environment that is surrounded by the lush green plantations so that you can enjoy your stay at Wayanad in Kerala to its fullest. There are 6 rooms at the Pranavam homestay in Kerala and the place offers various facilities to guests like 24 hours hot water, double bedrooms, attached bath with modern furnishings, plantation walks, cool and serene ambiance, car parking, complimentary breakfast, etc..

Varnam Homestay – Wayanad

If you are looking out for a economical stay at Wayanad and you place to still enjoy the culture and cuisine of Kerala without any compromise then one recommended homestay property here at Wayanad is the Varnam Homestay. A cozy property that comprises of 2 nos. of double rooms and with the utmost demand a pre-booking is necessary at the place, the Varnam homestay in Wayanad is an ancestral abode that was built almost 60 years ago and the place offers you a unique life experience in the traditional Kerala style architecture that are homes built to blend with nature and it utilizes the raw materials that are derived from nature and this allows the homestay to stay warm in winters and cool in summers and the slant roofing of the place is designed to drain the monsoon rains. The various facilities offered to guests who come to stay at the Varnam homestay in Wayanad apart from the traditional Kerala style living and cuisine are laundry service, 24 hours hot water, car rental, fishing, trekking, sightseeing, plantation tours, car parking, etc.

Royal Spice Retreat – Wayanad

Coming to another few homestay properties in Wayanad another of the deluxe category homestay located in Wayanad is the Royal Spice retreat that offers comfortable stay to guests coming to Wayanad in deluxe rooms and there are three rooms at this homestay that offer a warm stay experience to guests coming to Wayanad. This is a unique traditional Kerala architecture house that is a home of a local family and they have rented out 3 of the rooms of their place on the first floor to guests who can come to enjoy their stay in a unique Kerala style environment at Wayanad. This Royal spice retreat in Wayanad is a perfect hide out from the rush and roar of a city life and guests can come here and enjoy their stay in peace and tranquility and they can enjoy their experience in the beautiful surroundings of Wayanad and they can go back with full vigor back to their native place. Guests can have the experience of the traditional hospitality of Kerala and at the same time they can enjoy delicious home cooked Kerala style meals at this homestay property. The various facilities offered to guests at the Royal Spice Homestay are birdwatching, trekking, tree house, parking area and travel assistance.

Karapuza Lake Shore Resort – Wayanad

Another very popular stay option especially for foreign tourists coming to visit Wayanad is the Karapuza Lake Shore Resort that is a unique combination of traditional and modern stay experience in the God’s own country of Kerala. This is a unique concept where guests coming from various countries of the World to Kerala can have the opportunity of staying in very articulately designed stays that comprise of tribal cottages, bamboo cottage, heritage cottage, pepper cottage, apartment rooms and suite cottages as well. The traditional architecture of Kerala is kept in mind while designing the houses at this place and the Karapuza Lake Shore Resort offers a complete range of new age amenities for the luxurious and comfortable stay of guests coming to Wayanad. The various cottages at the place include the various traditional design of Kerala when it comes to building the cottage and tribal cottage at the Karapuza Lake Shore Resort at Wayanad. The various facilities offered to guests are fishing, restaurant, camping, wildlife safari and also there is a big lake across the area of the resort and guests can enjoy birding and fishing on this lake as well.

Mazus Inn – Wayanad

Now that we have explored the resorts and homestays at Wayanad let us look at some of the hotel properties that you can choose on your visit to Wayanad to enjoy a luxurious and deluxe stay. Wayanad being a very popular hill station in God’s own country of Kerala, it attracts lakhs of tourists every year and to keep up to the requirements new properties are added every year to accommodate the tourists and as the hill station has a pleasant climate all around the year, therefore tourists come to visit Wayanad all across the year and so the properties are always having guests to be accommodated. One of the popular luxury class hotels in Wayanad is the Mazus Inn that is located at the heart of Wayanad, and the hotel is located close to the major historic sies and tourist attractions. The Mazus Inn at Wayanad is the perfect business or leisure destination that offers guests a wonderful experience of comfort, luxury and enjoyable stay and the hotel offers wide range of facilities to make the stay of guests comfortable at Wayanad. The various room categories at the Mazus Inn at Wayanad are suite rooms, studio rooms and deluxe twin rooms. Other facilities offered as free Wi-Fi, Banquet hall, doctor on call, restaurant, Ayurvedic spa, indoor sports, etc.

Wayanad Club – Wayanad

Another luxury class hotel at Wayanad is the Wayanad club that is a place where guests can discover the joy of being with nature as the place is located on a hill area that overlooks the vast green mountains of Wayanad and it is also located in the heart of the Wayanad district in Kerala. The Wayanad club offers fine hospitality to their guests and this is an ideal place for relaxing, romantic escapes, group celebrations, rejuvenating body, mind and soul at the same time. The various room offerings at the Wayanad club are suite, premium suite and deluxe rooms and the host of facilities to choose from are gym, club house, conference hall, roof top restaurant, variety of cuisine, local Kerala style cuisine, Free Wi-Fi, pick up and drop facility, etc. A stay at this unique Wayanad Club is a once in a lifetime experience to witness the Kerala style hospitality for all guests.

The Kallat Hotel – Wayanad

A deluxe category business class hotel to be visited on your stay at Wayanad is the Kallat Hotel that is the only Hotel chain that is operating in Wayanad district with many years of expertise in the hospitality sector. The management at the Kallat Hotel in Wayanad take pride in being the pioneers of the hospitality industry of Wayanad in Kerala and they believe it to be their responsibility to set standards and quality that provides warm hospitality to guests and personalized services. The proximity of the place considers guest satisfaction to be their ultimate motto. The room categories at the Kallat hotel in Wayanad are mountain view deluxe suite and mountain view royal suite. The various facilities that guests can avail during their luxury stay experience at the Kallat Hotel in Wayanad are health club, Ayurvedic Spa, laundry service, 24 hours room service, swimming pool, shopping arcade, kitchen, banquet hall, travel assistance, living room, doctor on call, etc. A stay at the Kallat hotel in Wayanad is a truly rewarding experience for guests coming to Wayanad.

The Wayanad Gate – Wayanad

A 3 star hotel that speaks of all the modern luxuries is the Wayanad Gate that is located at the Lakkidi area in Wayanad and it is a leisure Inn that is present along the Kozhikode Mysore highway. At the Wayanad Gate hotel for the utmost comfort and luxury of guests, there are 30 well-appointed deluxe rooms, 8 AC deluxe rooms and 6 AC suites as well. Apart from these deluxe stay rooms, there is a board room, banquet hall, a multi-cuisine restaurant, roof top restaurant, roof top swimming pool and also a health club as well. Enjoy some of the very fine cuisine along with the traditional cuisine of Kerala at the multi-cuisine restaurant at the Wayanad gate Hotel. At the hotel you get to experience the best hospitality that is offered, and you will not forget your holiday experience here. The other facilities at the Wayanad Gate hotel are mini bar, conference hall, laundry service, room service, tea-coffee maker, swimming pool, restaurant, Ayurvedic Spa and treatment, etc.

Mint Flower Hotel – Wayanad

The Mint Flower Hotel is a popular 3 Star category hotel that is located at the Sulthan Battery area in Wayanad and this is a fairly new property that speaks of modern amenities and comforts. Being located at the central point of Wayanad at the Sulthan Battery area, this 3 Star category hotel offers best facilities to vacation lovers as well as business executives who come to Wayanad in Kerala. The management of the Mint Flower Hotel at Wayanad aims to redefine the service culture of the hospitality industry of Wayanad and this will provide the utmost satisfaction to customers travelling to Wayanad. The various room categories at the Mint Flower Hotel in Wayanad are Soorge suites, mint flower special suite, executive double room, dormitory, executive single room, Tipu Sultan suite, Pazhassi Raja suite, executive tripe room, etc. The restaurant at the Mint flower hotel in Wayanad is a family restaurant that has a capacity to host 52 people and the place is a multi-cuisine restaurant and it also specializes in the special Kerala traditional thali as well.

Hotel Green Gates – Wayanad

The hotel Green Gates is another 3 Star category hotel in Wayanad that is located atop a small hillock and the hotel is located in the main town of Kalpetta. This is an exquisite property that is furnished with all the essential requirements needed for a pleasant stay experience here. The various room categories at this hotel Green Gates at Wayanad in Kerala are aesthetically designed and have all the modern facilities apart from being very spacious as well. The rooms are also elegantly decorated and designed, and the balcony provides a pristine view of the landscapes of Kerala as well. The various facilities offered to guests at the hotel Green Gates at Wayanad are Swimming Pool, 24 hours room service, conference hall, travel desk, laundry service, doctor on call, Wi-Fi, etc. The various room categories for guests are double cottage, AC luxury room, standard room, deluxe room, bamboo tree house, AC cottage, deluxe double room, standard double room, etc. A stay at the Hotel Green Gates at Wayanad is simple and a very rewarding experience for all guests.

Green’s Residency – Wayanad

This is one of the deluxe category hotels in Wayanad and the Green’s Residency is located in the heart of the Wayanad district at Mananthavady and the place speaks of the astonishing hospitality that is known to be present at Wayanad. This beautiful hotel is located just 5km away from the Pazhassi Raza tomb and this is one among the very beautiful tourist spots in Wayanad. The aim of the management of this Greens Residency Hotel at Wayanad is to provide guests with an accommodation option that is not very expensive and yet not to compromise on the luxuries that are made available to the guests. The personalized services that are provided to guests at the Greens Residency is said to be one of the best experience guests coming to Wayanad can enjoy. The various room categories at this hotel in Wayanad are balcony room, double AC, Double Non AC, Superior Non AC, Double Room and the various facilities are conference hall, parking, 24 hours hot water, tour guide, doctor on call, Wi-Fi, etc.

Alakkal Residency – Wayanad

Another deluxe category hotel that is present in Wayanad is the Alakkal Residency that is a very elegantly designed property and this hotel offers to guests grand interiors that is blended with technology as well. Apart from offering all the modern amenities to the guests, this Alakkal Residency has also ensured to keep a touch of traditional charm of Kerala to the hotel that allows guests to enjoy a greenish village style environment as well. The hotel is located in a very scenic location, and it offers all the modern amenities and facilities. The Alakkal residency has 28 well-appointed AC and Non-AC rooms that provide round the clock room service, multi cuisine restaurant, ample car parking space, Ayurvedic treatment, Free Wi-Fi, etc. and the various room categories at the place are Standard Room, Deluxe Room and AC suite. This is one of the very exquisite stay options for guests coming to Wayanad and who would want to experience all the modern luxuries and at the same time keep in touch with nature as well and this place allows guests to unwind from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life.

Pepper Grove Hotel – Wayanad

Falling under the category of a 3 Star hotel, the Pepper Grove Hotel is a very beautiful property to halt on your visit to Wayanad. Spread across a sprawling campus, the pepper groove hotel is built in a traditional Kerala style architecture and the place offers cottages that are fitted with all the modern luxurious and amenities to make your stay at Wayanad a very delightful one. This place is known to offer its guests a very relaxed and rejuvenated stay amidst nature and far away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life. Apart from enjoying your stay in calm, you can also visit the spa area at this pepper grove hotel in Wayanad to enjoy a relaxed and peaceful Ayurvedic therapy that is a signature of the Kerala style hospitality. The various room categories at the pepper grove hotel in Wayanad are deluxe AC rooms (16 nos) and Premium AC rooms (4 nos). Apart from a relaxed and rejuvenated stay, the pepper grove hotel at Wayanad also offers various facilities to its guests like conference hall, multi cuisine restaurant, breakfast and ayurvedic treatment.

Isaac’s Hotel Regency – Wayanad

A beautiful retreat located at Wayanad in God’s own country of Kerala is the Isaac’s Hotel regency that is present at the heart of Wayanad in the Sulthan Battery area. The place overlooks the misty mountains and beautiful forests of Wayanad region in Kerala and also the various plantations of coffee, tea and spices at the same time. At this beautiful property in Wayanad, you can experience nature’s bounty in a pleasant environment here at Wayanad. There are a varied category of rooms at the Isaac’s Hotel regency At Wayanad and these are AC exec room, regency suite, exec double room, standard double and triple room and also the executive twin rooms as well. The various facilities offered to guests at the Isaac’s Hotel Regency at Wayanad are multi cuisine restaurant, Ayurvedic spa and treatment, conference hall, hot and cold-water supply 24 hours, swimming pool, car parking area, etc. A stay at the Isaac’s Hotel regency in the Sulthan Battery area of Wayanad in Kerala is a very rewarding experience be it for vacation lovers or also for business travelers at the same time.

Best Western Plus Ekobarn – Wayanad

A luxury class hotel owned and operated by the glorious luxury chain hotels viz. the Best Western that has operation across Phoenix and Arizona in USA, this chain has opened a luxury hotel in God’s Own Country of Kerala here in Wayanad. The Best Western property in Wayanad is called as the Best Western Plus Ekobarn that is located at a serene location and the place offers its guests the best-in-class luxury stay that is sure to make the holiday experience of their guests a memorable one. The Best Western Plus Ekobarn at Wayanad in Kerala is a place that offers its guests a relaxing stay and along with it the hotel offers facilities of a business centre, car rental, multi-cuisine restaurant, etc. There are two room categories at the Best Western Plus Ekobarn viz. the Suite rooms and the Premium Rooms. Other facilities offered to guests to make their stay memorable are coffee shop, Ayurveda and wellness spa, business centre, currency exchange, car rental, travel desk, etc. A stay at the Best Western Plus Ekobarn at Wayanad is a must for any traveller.

Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites – Wayanad

Another amazing 3 Star property to halt on your visit to Wayanad is the Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites that is located among the drawing mist and intriguing caves at Katikulam in Wayanad. This is a anew age luxury hotel that provides best in class modern amenities to its guests and the rejuvenating hills and jungles provide the perfect blend of tranquillity to guests to enjoy a modern luxury living here at Wayanad in Kerala. This hotel has well-appointed and maintained rooms that offer various amenities like AC, Cable TV, Internet, Ironing board, hot and cold water, etc. The guests who come to stay at the Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites are sure to carry with them a bouquet full of memories that will stay with them forever. The various room categories that are present here are Kuruva room, Muthung Room, Chembra room, Tholpetty suite, Kabini studio, Banasura suite, Wayanad suite, etc. The various facilities are conference halls, Ayurvedic centre, coffee shop, dining hall, etc.

The Shola Shack – Wayanad

Another traditional category stay at Wayanad is the Shola Shack that is located in a calm and serene location that is surrounded by the mountains, forests and plains in the Northeastern Part of Kerala at Wayanad. The Shola Shack at Wayanad is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate and enjoy the vast nature of the Wayanad area of Kerala where guests get to enjoy their stay in traditional mud houses, tents and even modern styled cottages that have all the modern amenities. The interiors of the cottages and mud houses are made up of bamboo and this has helped the local artisans earn a livelihood and this traditional build is what offers a unique charm to the stay of guests at this beautiful place. The Shola Shack at Wayanad offers accommodation to guests in three types of stay options viz. tents to cater to the adventurous side in you, mud houses – that are secluded from the main building and Kaveri that provides views of the brooks and the patch of forests as well. The various facilities offered to guests are 24/7 customer service, bedroom, adventure trips, etc.

Bamboo Groves Hotel – Wayanad

When you are visiting Wayanad and you are looking out for a stay that is economical that look out no further and come to check into the Bamboo Groves Hotel that is located towards the eastern side of Wayanad and it is just about 10km away from the main town area of Sulthan Battery. The Bamboo Groves hotel provides to its guests the exotic view of the Nilgiri hills and guests to the place can not only enjoy their stay in a nice and clean environment, but they can enjoy a leisurely walk on the country paths to the village. The Bamboo grove hotel in Wayanad is surrounded by the serene and pastoral views of the landscapes and also the lush greenery across the place and it is a truly undulating experience during the monsoon rains in the summer season of Wayanad as well. The Bamboo Groves hotel in Wayanad offers guests with nice accommodations that have a distinct décor and accommodations are offered to guests in Dormitory, Suites and luxury suites. The various facilities offered are wildlife safaris, restaurant, travel desk, campfire, library, parking, hot and cold water, Ayurvedic treatment, conference hall, etc.

Hotel Haritagiri – Wayanad

The Hotel Haritagiri is located at the Kalpetta area in Wayanad, and this is a beautiful economy class hotel in Wayanad that is also an Ayurvedic village as well. Although this is classified as an economical stay, yet it has all the luxuries that can be offered to guests who are on vacation and this hotel is located amidst the pristine beauty of the Western Ghats and is far away from the hustle and pollution environment of a city. This Hotel at Wayanad is easily accessible by road and the place is surrounded by bamboo plantations and the exotic spice plants that are surrounding the hotel. The various points of tourist interest at Wayanad are located close to the hotel and so you do not need to travel far off distances to see them. The Hotel Haritagiri at Wayanad offers its guests luxurious accommodation wherein guests can relax and unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature from the proximity of their room itself and the Hotel also offers an Ayurvedic Spa that provides relaxation and recreation with very affordable tariffs and rates.

The traditional Ayurvedic treatments offered at the Hotel Haritagiri are unique, authentic, and traditional and per the management, the rates and quality they provide here are provided by no other hotel property in Wayanad. There is also a parlour here that has as separate entrance so that guests from outside can also come and enjoy the services here without causing disturbance to the in-house guests. Also, to cater to the taste buds of their guests, the Hotel Haritagiri in Wayanad has three separate restaurants that provides guests with a wide variety of cuisine including the traditional cuisine of Kerala that is known to be a very elaborate presentation served on banana leaves. There is also a swimming pool and a children’s park within the hotel and also a large conference hall that can accommodate 100 people and also a 40-seater board room as well. The various room categories are Soorya Deluxe, Soorya Duplex, Soorya Suite, Soorya Kutir, Executive AC, Executive Non-AC, etc. The facilities are Multi-Cuisine restaurant, Roof Top Garden, Health Club, Bar, Garden Restaurant, Swimming Pool, etc.

La Villagio Holiday Apartment – Wayanad

This beautiful scenic apartment at Wayanad is located at the Sulthan Battery in Wayanad that is home to the place that was once ruled by the legendary ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sulthan. This La Villagio Holiday Apartment is said to be one of the best service and holiday apartments in Wayanad located in Kerala. The La Villagio Holiday Apartment at Wayanad in Kerala is known to be a place that provides its guests with unmatched comfort and luxury and at the same time the place feels like a home away from home. There are a total of around 12 rooms at this service apartment in Wayanad and these are classified as luxury one-bedroom apartment, luxury one-bedroom apartment with balcony, luxury two-bedroom apartment and luxury two-bedroom apartment with balcony. The various facilities offered to guests at the La Villagio Holiday Apartment in Wayanad are 24/7 customer service, complimentary breakfast, LED HD Tv, Free Wi-Fi, Children’s play area, ample car parking space, beautiful garden views, etc.

God’s Land Resort – Wayanad

The final class of stay at Wayanad that we will talk about is the God’s Land Resort that is a 3 Star category resort hat speaks of the serene and cool atmosphere all around the place that is sure to enchant any guest coming to stay here at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad in Kerala. The management of the resort claim that the whole experience in itself is so magical that you feel light at heart and each and every moment that you spend at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad is magical. Also as life is all about living every moment to its fullest, the stay at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad is surely a thing that guests coming here would get to enjoy for a lifetime. The various room categories at the God’s Land resort at Wayanad are Bamboo Hut, Green mansion and Hill View cottage. The various facilities offered to guests at the God’s Land Resort at Wayanad are Nature walks, trekking, home cooked traditional cuisine, campfire, shuttle courts, doctor on call, lawn, children’s play area, barbecue, bonfire, etc.

The district of Wayanad is inhabited by the people of various indigenous communities of Kerala who observe many traditional festivals that are based on their agricultural practices. Also people of all faith inhabit the Wayanad area be it Hindus, Muslims or Christians and they all live in peace and harmony and they celebrate each other’s festivals with equal vigor and passion. Some of the popular festivals that are celebrated in Wayanad are Karthigiri that is a festival of lights that is celebrated across the various homes of the Wayanad area and usually in this festival, the village temple arranges for a bonfire of discarded materials and the families across the village in Wayanad carry a burning torch made out of palm leaves to their home and later oil lamps are lit across all households that allows the entire area of the Wayanad look like a tinkering haven because of these burning lamps and this is a spectacular sight to behold on your visit to Wayanad. So in case you plan on visiting Wayanad and at the same time enjoy the vast natural beauty along with the flora and fauna then make sure you plan this festival as well.

One of the very prominent festivals of the Hindu people that is dedicated to Lord Shiva is that of the Mahashivratri and the same is celebrated by the Hindu people of Wayanad as well.  In the Mahashivratri festival that is celebrated in the month of March, people who are devotees of Lord Shiva visit the prominent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva to offer their prayers and seek blessings of the God. It is believed that as per Hindu mythology that the Mahashivratri festival commemorates the day on which Lord Shiva had consumed the deadly poison to save the World from destruction. Another very prominent festival celebrated in the Wayanad region in Kerala is the Thirunelli festival that is a 2 day festival that is celebrated on the Vishnu day and it generally falls in the month of April. This festival is the annual festival at the Sree Thirunelli Devasthala at Thirunelli in Wayanad. There is a holy mountain spring called as the Papnasini that is believed to have three divine powers to absolve the sins of the soul and this spring flows across the shrine. There is a small rock that is considered to be sacred and ritual offerings are made here.

The birth of Lord Krishna is a special occasion in the Wayanad region and this festival called as the Asthami Rohini is celebrated with great pomp and vigor across the state. Across the other parts of the country this festival is celebrated as the Janmashtami and it is celebrated mostly in the month of August. In this festival, the various devotees visit the temple shrines dedicated to Lord Krishna to offer their prayers and at certain places, various cultural programs are held to mark this festival in Wayanad as well.

A good population of the people of Wayanad have adopted Christianity as their faith and they make mark the major festivals of the faith namely Easter and Christmas. The festival of Easter is one among the oldest Christian festivals that can be said to be as old as Christianity itself. It is believed that the central tenet of Christianity is not the birth of Jesus but it is his resurrection and Easter as a festival is derived from this sacrifice and also from the event of the God’s family as well. The festival of Christmas is no doubt the most important festival of the Christian community and the same is celebrated with great pomp and vigor across the Wayanad region as well. The festival of Christmas in Wayanad is celebrated on the 25th of December every year and in this festival, holy masses are held across the all the churches in the Wayanad area in Kerala. Singing of Christmas Carols, setting up of the Christmas tree and exchange of gifts and cards, feasting, etc. forms a part of the festivities of the Christmas festival in Wayanad in Kerala.

Bakri ID is a very important festival of the Muslim community of Wayanad and it is marked as a day that was the sacrifice of Ibrahim in obedience to the command of God. Muslims enjoy hearty feasts on this day and the rich people sacrifice goats and they distribute the meat among friends, relatives and poor to mark the occasion.

Various other festivals that are observed across Wayanad are Bhagavathy temple festival, Thirunelly temple festival, Pallikuttam Church festival, etc.

Coming to certain short tour plans to visit Wayanad, you can choose as an ideal time to visit Wayanad as 3N and 4D where at first you arrive at Kozhikode, and you are picked up at the Kozhikode airport or railway station and you will be picked up in deluxe and comfortable vehicles and you begin on your journey to Wayanad from Kozhikode that takes about an hour and half (distance of approx. 80km) and you will be taken to one of the very comfortable hotels/resorts in Wayanad as per your package requirement and you will get time to spend in calm and a serene environment at Wayanad. Enjoy the vast mountains of the Western Ghats here at Wayanad on your stay and in the evening, you can relax by the bonfire and enjoy your drinks and snacks and later enjoy a sumptuous Kerala cuisine dinner that is served on plantain leaves with an assorted aroma of flavors. You can return to your living room at the hotel/resort and spend the night in the comfort of your bed breathing in the fresh air here at Wayanad.

The next morning you can freshen up and enjoy an elaborate breakfast at the hotel/resort and later you can go out on your sightseeing’s at Wayanad area where you will be taken in your luxury vehicles, and you will go for a full day sightseeing of Wayanad, and you will visit the various places of intertest in Wayanad like the Pookode Lake, Edakkal caves, the Phantom rocks, Chembra peak, Thussagiri falls, Sulthan Batter Fort, the various spices, tea and coffee plantations, etc. and you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a nice ethnic restaurant at Wayanad and get to admire the green beauty of the Wayanad region in Kerala. Come back to your hotel/resort and enjoy another evening of calm and peace and the next day you will be taken to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary at the Mathunga area in Wayanad and you can enjoy a wildlife safari here at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and get to sight the various species of flora, fauna and avifauna and later come back to check out the other places of interest at Wayanad followed by drop at the hotel/resort. The next morning you will be dropped at the Kozhikode airport/railway station for your onward destination.

Another way to explore Wayanad is to club your visit along with the most loved hill station in South India of Ooty in Tamil Nadu and later come to explore Mysore from Ooty and travel to the Silicon Valley of India at Bengaluru and leave back to your onward destination and by doing this you will cover the three states of South India viz. Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and all can be planned within a weeks’ time as well. Start by planning your arrival at the Kozhikode airport/railway station and here you will be picked up in luxury cars and you will travel across the beautiful landscapes to come to the land of Wayanad in God’s own country of Kerala. Check into your luxury hotel/resort and evening you can chill and relax at your hotel itself and you will enjoy bonfire and get to savour your mocktails, drinks and starters followed by a lavish Kerala style dinner. Retire to bed in the beauty of nature surrounding you and you will breathe in the fresh and pure air that surrounds the atmosphere at Wayanad.

The next day you will be picked up in your comfortable vehicles and you will set out to explore the beauty of Wayanad after breakfast and enjoy a full day sightseeing of the prominent tourist destination of Wayanad at the Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruvadeep, Pookodu lake, Soochipara waterfalls, Chembur Peak, etc. Come back to your hotel/resort in the evening to enjoy ayour night stay and prepare for your travel to Ooty in Tamil Nadu. After breakfast, travel to Ooty and the drive will take you about 3 hours and at Ooty you will check into the hotel/resort and enjoy a nice lunch and later in the afternoon you will go to enjoy boating on the Ooty lake and later come back to check into your place of stay. The next morning you will enjoy a full day sightseeing of Ooty and you will get to witness the Botanical garden, SIMs Park, Doddabetta, the Dolphin’s Nose waterfall, etc and also enjoy shopping in the evening where you can get to buy the very famous home made chocolates of Ooty and later return to your hotel/resort for night halt. The next day you will leave Ooty to travel to Mysore in Karnataka that is known as the lad of the beautiful Palace (Mysore Palace) and the backwaters of the KRS and also the famous Shakti Peetha of the Chamundeshwari temple.

Along the way you will cross the Bandipur National Park that is a very prominent National Park in Karnataka that borders the Periyar National Park in Kerala and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and this is a bio-diversity rich National Park that is home to Tigers, Elephants, Nilgais and various other animals and birds as well. Arrive at Mysore by late afternoon and check into your hotel and in the evening, you will get to enjoy the light and sound show at the Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore. Come back to your hotel for night halt and the next morning after breakfast you will go on your sightseeing tour of Mysore where you will go to visit the Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo and the Chamundeshwari temple and return to your hotel for night halt. The next day you will travel to Bengaluru that is the capital of the state of Karnataka and you will get to enjoy the various sightseeing places in Bangalore as well. Enjoy the night life of Bangalore where it is said that the city has the highest number of pubs in the country and with this you can wind up this tour of visiting the three states of South India and the prominent hill station of Ooty and Wayanad.

When you are visiting Wayanad and at the same time you are exploring across the state of Kerala, then one thing you cannot miss out for sure is the lovely backwaters of Kerala and one fantastic place to sight this is at the Kalathi Lake Resort that is located at Kumarakom in Kerala. And apart from enjoying the back waters of Kerala on a houseboat that is a once in a lifetime experience, another thing not to be missed out is the Ayurvedic Spa that is known to be a highlight at the Kalathi lake Resort at Kumarakom. The Kalathi Lake resort is surrounded by the very beautiful Vembanadu Lake on its three fronts and there is also a lagoon present on the fourth side as well that makes the place one of the most sought-after destinations at Northern Kumarakom in Kerala and makes it a dream destination for all tourists coming to Kerala as well. The cottages at this place are all with lake views or lagoon views and there is also a beautiful swimming pool as well. The beautiful lake resort is located to the North of Kumarakom bird sanctuary and just 25 km away from the fast-growing city of Cochin in Kerala.

The Ayurveda Spa treatment offered at the Kalathi lake resort in Wayanad is a state of art modern facility that is located alongside the pool area of the place and visitors coming here can choose from a variety of spa treatments as well. Coupled with the Ayurvedic treatment that can be enjoyed across the various treatment spas located at the many resorts in Kerala, one can also get to rejuvenate by adopting the various practices of Yoga that can be enjoyed at the place. Yoga is a practice that is based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture, and it is a perfect way to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle that ultimately leads to a continued life in human beings. Yoga as a regular practice is sure to rejuvenate a person’s body, mind and soul and bring in all positive vibes to a person and this method of training your body and mind is what has helped the various great sages to help in the self-realization. Yoga is best practice to integrate principles to be used for personal and social benefits.

Coming to more of exploration options around Wayanad an Kerala, the houseboat option is a sure thing that must be experienced on your visit to the God’s own country of Kerala and a stay in one of the various houseboats of Kerala not only in Wayanad but across the places like Alleppy, Kollam, Kumarakom, etc. is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The story of the houseboats of Kerala in nothing short of any wonder and it is a rather delightful journey from being a route used to becoming one of the most sought-after tourist attractions of the state. The history of the houseboat service of Kerala dates back to a long time much prior to the roadway coming to existence and the railways and it was a time when the waterways served as a unique way to transport people and goods across the various continents and countries. The houseboat service serves as a backbone of the tourist industry in Kerala and once you travel across the places like Alleppy and Kumarakom you are bound to see a greater number of houseboat than rickshaws and these are required to cater to the demand of the ever growing tourists who come to Kerala and they want to have an experience in the houseboats of Kerala.

The present-day houseboats that ply across the backwaters of Kerala are no less than floating star hotels that boast of ultimate luxury for all the travellers who come to have the houseboat experience and you are sure to find all types of modern and luxurious amenities on these houseboats. The houseboats of Kerala offer a unique experience of being out in the open and yet have the private space for yourself at the same time. The stay and exploration on these house boats allow guests to catch a glimpse of the stunning landscapes of Kerala and also enjoy the timed rippled of the backwaters as well. The houseboat service at Alleppy is a truly rewarding experience and Alleppy is a place that is a haven for all people interested in waterways and the place is having interlinked canals, stunning green paddy fields, swaying coconut trees and a houseboat experience here is like no other where guests can enjoy the cool breeze, spot the beautiful migratory birds and witness the seasonal flowers as well.

The houseboat experience on the backwaters of Kerala is a perfect romantic getaway and major of the honeymoon goers prefer to enjoy their journey on one such houseboat in Kerala. Wayanad in itself is a perfect honeymoon destination, and the couples can get to enjoy the beautiful weather of the place and apart from this, the houseboat experience at Alleppy or Kumarakom is a very great opportunity as well. When it comes to honeymoon packages, then Kerala is one of the very best honeymoon destinations in the country and it is a perfect place that offers space to the people to enjoy their honeymoon especially on the backwaters of Kerala. Visitors coming to Wayanad, and Kerala can have the option of exploring the houseboats on their honeymoon across the places like Alleppy, Kollam, Kochi, etc. The land of Kerala is a magical place that boasts of high mountain peaks, the backwaters, beautiful forest cover, giant lakes that are all located within the short distance of travel from each other.

Though there are many houseboat services that are present across Kerala but one place that is sure to be on the mind of any person visiting is that of Alleppy that is renowned as the houseboat service, and this is a great place for all the honeymoon planners who come to Kerala. The houseboat experience at the Vembanad Lake is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any tourist coming to Kerala and this is the largest freshwater lake in the country that has the great flora and fauna. The deluxe houseboats at Alleppy are one of the best cruise experiences that visitors can get to enjoy in the state of Kerala and these deluxe houseboats are large cruises that have around 2 to 5 rooms for the comfortable stay of guests and the houseboat serve the best wine and drinks and also a multicuisine dinner along with the traditional cuisine of Kerala. But what is best about the houseboat experience is the catching of fresh fish from the backwaters and it is cooked right in front of your eyes that makes it absolutely fresh and delicious at the same time. The houseboat service at Kerala in Kollam is one of the most mesmerizing experiences here in Kerala.

Another place to experience the houseboat service in Kerala is that of Kochi that is a major port city of the state. Kochi was referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and this is because the place was a very important spice trading center of the state and even today it is a major trade center and this is what makes Kochi the most densely populated city in Kerala and as per details Kochi is also the financial, industrial and commercial capital of Kerala. Kochi is also host to an International Exhibition of contemporary art and this is the largest art exhibition in the country and this exhibition draws many international artists and tourists who provide the houseboat service at Kerala a good business and the houseboats at Kochi are considered to be one of the most luxurious ones in Kerala and the houseboats at Kochi in Kerala are sure to provide the guests one of the best moments of their life. Across Kochi there are several islands present that are considered to be the highly important and legendary at the same time and the houseboats at Kochi cover most of these islands including the gorgeous Vypin Island and the Vallarpadom Basilica.

These houseboats in Kochi are well known as affordable options for all the guests including domestic and foreigners and guests coming here to Kochi can have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the cool breeze that blows across the region. Visitors coming to Kochi can witness the age old colonial charm of the Portuguese who had set up their colony here and old buildings like the old harbor house and to witness this, various travelers from all around the World come to Kochi and today Kochi ranks as first in the total number of domestic and International travelers coming to Kerala. The shipyard at Kochi is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing facility in India and guests who come here to Kochi in Kerala can have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse at the manufacturing process at one of the shipyards and get to witness how the houseboats and also the large vessels are being built here. A trip across the Vembanad lake on your houseboat is also a very rewarding experience.

The houseboat that ply across the backwaters of Kerala are magnificent constructions that have all the modern amenities and it is a once in a lifetime experience to visit these houseboats and experience the luxury on them. The structure of these houseboats are of high quality and these houseboats are of high quality and these houseboats cabins are equipped with all the modern amenities that make it a floating palace or a star hotel in itself and visitors can get to experience the modern luxury and at the same time you get to witness the traditional culture and customs of Kerala as well. A typical houseboat is about 80 feet long and the build of these houseboats consists of wooden planks along with coir ropes that are tied together. It is hard to believe that no nail, nuts or bolts are used in the construction of a traditional houseboat that speaks a lot about the architectural finesse of the artists who build these houseboats in Kerala. In order to last long, the boat covering is made with a layer of resin that is made with boiled cashew nutshell is used.

The houseboats are a perfect example of eco-friendly constructions because even the partitions inside the boats are made with wood and the roofing is done with either coconut leaves or bamboo slices. In the present day, the Kerala houseboats are floating star hotels that speak of all the modern luxury and amenities that are present inside these houseboats. The Kollam Houseboat is another good option to explore the backwaters of Kerala and you get to explore a World of luxury on these houseboats on your visit here at God’s own country. The Kollam Houseboat service is one of the many great experiences to explore the backwaters of Kerala and this is a longer cruise as well and you can get to spot some of the very scenic places on this ride that are very soothing to your eyes. The view of the Ashtamoli lake that you will get to view on this Kollam Cruise is a grand one and the ride lasts for almost 5 days where you get to witness the grand waters and taste some of the finest traditional cuisine of Kerala.

The houseboats of Kerala are huge and slow moving that allows visitors to have the perfect opportunity to explore the backwaters of Kerala on leisure trips and these houseboats are basically reworked version of the Kettuvalams in the olden days and the term translates to Kettu that are basically ‘dwelling structures’ and Vallam means a boat in the local language. The houseboats that ply on the backwaters of Kerala today are known as the reworked versions of the Kettuvalams that were sued in the olden days to carry tons of rice and spices up to 30 tons that were once ferried across the World from Kuttonad to the Kochi port. These houseboats have a thatched roof cover that also have wooden hulls and the boat is made of planks of jackwood that are joined together with coir. This structure is then coated with a black resin that is obtained from boiled cashew kernels and with careful maintenance these houseboats of Kerala can last for several generations.

The portion of these houseboats that are covered with bamboo and coir is used to serve as a restroom and kitchen for the crew where the meals are cooked onboard the houseboat and the most important and interesting thing to witness is the freshly cooked fish that are caught freshly from the backwaters here. It was a time when with the introduction of the roadways and railways the owners of these big boats came in a fix as to how to earn a livelihood with the trucks and trains now starting to transport the cargo and then they came up with the unique idea to convert these cargo boats into passenger boats and they built special rooms with amenities to accommodate travelers and thus was the birth of the idea of the houseboats and these Kettuvalams came out from being on the verge of extinction to one of the most popular tourist attractions of Kerala – the God’s own country. The noteworthy thing to be kept in mind is that while converting the Kettuvalams to houseboats, relative attention is paid to use only natural material and the various things that are used are bamboo mats, wood of the areca nut trees that are used for roofing, coir mat and wooden planks for flooring and wood of the coconut tree and coir for the beds. To power the needs of the electricity of the houseboats, solar panels are used to allow guests to have light in their rooms and charging their electronic gadgets. In the modern times, these houseboats of Kerala are no less in comfort and luxury in star hotels that include furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, beautiful living rooms, kitchen and even a balcony as well for angling on the backwaters. To provide uninterrupted views to the tourists who come to explore on these houseboats, roofs are built on the outside that is made with palm leaves and this is truly a form of eco-friendly construction. Most of the boats are maneuvered by local oarsmen while some are powered by 40HP engine. To accommodate a larger group of guests on the houseboats, two or more houseboats are joined together to form a boat train and this way a larger group is accommodated together.

The houseboat service is one of the natural beauties of Kerala and the houseboat is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed on your visit to Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala is a blend of saline and fresh water and here a unique form of energetic events and the houseboats of Kerala are a perfect place to enjoy the vast natural beauty of the place from close distance. Alleppy in Kerala is one perfect place to go and enjoy the backwaters of Kerala and Alleppy is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. An experience on the boathouse of Kerala is a truly lasting experience for all guests coming here and you can enjoy the beautiful lagoons and lakes of the region as well. At Alleppy, that is surrounded by the beautiful backwaters of Kerala have a unique ecosystem and maritime climate and also the place has a good number of beaches as well that make the place an ideal tourist destination in Kerala and an experience to explore he backwaters is also a lifetime opportunity here at Alleppy.

The boathouses of Alleppy are a combination of the modern houseboats and also the ancient Kettuvedams that were mostly cargo boats that have now been converted to houseboats to ferry guests and these Kettuvedams as mentioned earlier have all the eco-friendly products used in their making. At the Alleppy houseboat you will have the opportunity to experience natural beauty blended with the traditional as well as the modern luxury at surprisingly affordable rates. At Alleppy there are various types of houseboats to cater to the needs to the guests and these are affordable ones as well and the houseboats are classified into categories like heritage houseboat, luxury houseboats, deluxe houseboats, premium houseboats and honeymoon houseboats. One name that come to mind when you visit Alleppy is the boathouse Kerala that is known as a very renowned houseboat that provides stay options to families, group of friends and honeymoon couples as well. One thing very good about the place is the cuisine that is authentic and noteworthy at the same time.

Come to Kerala to enjoy a vacation that will last in your minds forever. Kerala is called as God’s own country because it is truly a natural paradise blessed with greenery all around and the shoreline of the Arabian Sea that has allowed the place to have very beautiful beaches that is every beach lover’s paradise, and you can unwind and relax by these beaches to enjoy your vacation. The breath-taking mountains of Munnar and Wayanad in Kerala is a landscape view that is a treat for every nature lover coupled with the beautiful plantations of tea, coffee and spices that are to be found all across the place. Come south of Kerala and get to witness the beautiful beachaes and backwaters of Kerala on the various houseboat options that are present across Alleppy and get to experience the lifetime of joy exploring the backwaters and savouring delicious local cuisine in the houseboats. Kerala is a food lover’s paradise as well and the various mouth-watering recipes can be found across the various parts of the state. Kerala is known as state where there is a mix of population of various ethnicities and faith, and they all blend together when it comes to the eating habits and it also beings out the exquisite culinary delight of the place to its guests.

Meat and fish are an integral part of the diet and various meat roast recipes coupled with the special Kerala Paratha is indeed a delight. Being close to the sea, the sea food options across Kerala is a delight to witness as well. For the vegetarian lovers as well one thing not to be missed out at Kerala is the Sadhya that is a very elaborate preparation of vegetarian delights that are served on banana leaf, and it is a very delicious offering with various times offered in place to the guests. The cuisine of Kerala is so diverse that you will not be tired of eating one particular cuisine and you can go on trying something new every day and the food all cooked with fresh ingredients and this s what makes it very flavourful. Being the land of fresh spices you can be rest assured that the use of freshly pounded species like turmeric, mustard seeds, cinnamon, tamarind is used in abundance in the use of Kerala.

One of the best things to try out in Kerala across the many traditional restaurants is that of the Sadhya that is found all across the state be it in Munnar, Wayanad, Alleppy, Kochi Trivandrum or even Mysore as well and this is a truly vegetarian delight that is an elaborate presentation done mostly for festivals and ceremonies and the most important festival of Onam in Kerala. A full course Sadhya comprises of 20 different accompaniments and also deserts and this is a ceremonial meal of Kerala that is celebrated on occasions that include Onam, Vishu and marriages and the enter meal is served on plantain leaves. Over the times, the traditional dishes of Kerala have been blended with modern day cuisines to adapt to the local taste. Coconut is found in abundance across the state and so the ingredients derived from coconut like coconut milk is commonly used for thickening and flavoring as well.

The coastline of Kerala is quite long and this has led to growth of a strong fishing industry across the place and this has allowed seafood to be a common part of the meals and this is again served with rice and rice is grown in abundance along with tapioca and this is the main ingredients in the meals. Apart from the full course meal, Kerala also has a variety of dishes for breakfast, and these include idli, dosa, appam, puttu, pathiri, etc. Another very important cuisine that is a part of the Kerala cuisine is the called as the Mappila cuisine and this is basically a blend of the traditional cuisine of Kerala, Persia, Yemen and the Arab food culture and the important meals of this cuisine are Ghee rice, mussels curry, Malabar Biryani, etc. The Kerala cuisine is one of the most diverse cuisines that guests can get to savor and visitors coming to Kerala are left mesmerized with the cuisine of the state and they ensure that they try out several of the cuisine and soothe their taste buds.

Kerala is the southern most state in India and apart from tourism the various other sources of revenue generation in the state are agriculture, fisheries, industries, minerals, mining, etc. When it comes to agriculture in Kerala, it is clearly known that the farmers of Kerala region are known to grow ample amount of rice as their crop along with tapioca and also the tea, coffee, pepper and rubber plantations as well. Other cash crops that are grown across the state are coconut, cashew and spices that include the varieties like cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. The key cash crop of Kerala still remains to be that of coconut and Kerala remains first in the coconut cultivation in the country. The cardamom production is also the highest in Kerala and along with it 20% of the coffee produced in India is from Kerala. One thing very good about the agricultural practices across Kerala is the use of organic products and home farming as opposed to the pesticides and synthetic fertilizers that make the food derived to be organic and hence it is in great demand not only in the markets across Kerala but the various neighboring states as well.

Fishery is also a very important occupation of the people of Kerala and this is evident from the shoreline of the state and Kerala has about 600km of coastal belts and Kerala is one of the leading producers of fish in India. It is estimated that around 11 lakh people earn their livelihood from fishing related activities that include drying, processing, packaging, export and transport of fish related products. Apart from agriculture and fisheries, the other activities of Kerala are classified into micro, small and medium enterprises that engage almost around 50 lakh people of the state both directly and indirectly. The small industries include that of coir, handlooms and handicrafts that employ around 1 million people. The various sectors that fall under the industries are mining that include mining of bauxite, silica, quartz, etc. The other principal sectors that add to the GDP of the stare are tourism, medical sector, education sector, oil refinery, manufacturing, animal husbandry, IT, BPO, etc. Various MNCs have setup their offices across Kerala and Thiruvananthapuram Tech Park is the largest IT park in the state.

When it comes to tourism in Kerala, these the drivers of tourism in the state has been that of Kerala’s culture and traditions and this coupled with the demographics and it has made Kerala one of the most loved tourism destinations in the country and it has been often awarded with accolades like being the 50 must see destinations of all time, ten paradises in the World and also one of the 100 great trips for the 21st century. Kerala is the land of beaches, backwaters, lakes. Mountains, waterfalls, palaces, religious institutions, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks that are home to diverse flora, fauna and avifauna and this is what makes Kerala a top tourist destination among the domestic as well as the international tourists alike. The city of Kochi in Kerala is the top tourist destination in Kerala and the place draws both domestic and international tourists. It was an aggressive marketing campaign that was launched by the Dept of tourism (Govt. of Kerala) that made the state one of the top destinations in the country and in 2012, Kerala overtook Taj Mahal as the number one travel destination on India as per the google search listings.

The tourism industry in Kerala employs around 1.5 lakh people and it is a top revenue earner for the state bringing in money to the state coffers and it is very good when it comes to the overall development of a state. Ayurveda tourism is a very popular activity of the state and the various private agencies in tandem with the initiatives of the tourism department have worked hard to build this aspect of the tourism industry of Kerala to a great extent. The various popular tourism destinations are the Muzhappilangad that is a drive-in beach, the Idukki Dam that is the World’s second arch dam, the major beaches in the state of Kerala are Kovalam, Varnala, Fort Kochi, Pomanani, Kappad, Bekal, etc. The popular hill stations of Kerala are Wayanad, Punmudi, Munnar, Kannur, etc. Munnar in Kerala is located at 4500 feet above MSL and the place is known for its tea plantations and varied flora, fauna and avifauna. Kerala is also home to 12 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 2 National Parks that are very popular tourist destinations of the state. The backwaters and houseboats of Kerala are also a very important tourist destination of the state as well.

Kerala is truly a land of festivals and during the festival season across this beautiful South India state, the pride and joy of Kerala is demonstrated with the beating of the drums locally called as the Chenda and the elephants are all dressed up in vibrant attires and they walk across the place and the long 100 feet boats are used to display the traditional and culture of the state. The festive season in Kerala is celebrated with lights and merriment and be it the festival of Onam, Eid or Christmas, the state surely has something to offer to any traveler coming to the state. The state festival of Kerala is that of Onam and this festival is celebrated by each and every household of the state and it is believed that this festival was celebrated as a harvest festival and the King Mahabali used to check on his loyal subjects at the time of this festival and he is known to have brought peace and prosperity to this land. In this festival of Onam that is widely celebrated across each household of Kerala, the people of the state welcome the King to their homes and to celebrate this homecoming, a grand vegetarian feast is served to all to celebrate this festival.

Not only Onam but there are various festivals celebrated across the state wherein, the festival are celebrated to mark religious occasions and also to pay tribute to specific deities as well. These festivals of the state of Kerala are known to personify the very spirit and essence of the hospitality of the people of Kerala. Coming to the prominent festival of the state then we start with the Thirunakkara Arattu that is a prominent festival celebrated at Kottayam and this is celebrated at the Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple in the month of March. This is an annual 10 day festival and this is hosted at the temple shrine. On the end of the festival day, 9 elephants are paraded in a procession of this festival and people celebrate in this festival. The major attraction of this festival is the all night Kathakali performance that is held on the third and fourth day of this festival and this makes the atmosphere across the place very jovial.

Another important festival that is celebrated at the Attukal Bhagwata temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala is that of Attukal Pongal that is believed to be the largest congregation of women that happens in any major festival across the World, and this is one thing to look out for on your visit to Kerala. A very unique ritual is followed in this festival wherein the Pongal that means to boil over is where the women folks prepare a sweet payasam with rice, jaggery and coconut all mixed together, and they offer it to the Goddess of the temple. The number of devotees coming to witness this festival has been even recorded in the Guinness Book of World records and the city of Thiruvananthapuram is said to be packed with devotees during the festival days. Vaishalu Mahotsav that is celebrated in the month of June at the Kottiyoor temple in the Kannur district in Kerala and this is a 28-day long festival that is celebrated in the midst of the dense forest cover that has the presence of a roaring river Banveli.

This festival is where the devotees worship a self-created idol of Lord Shiva and this temple in itself is known for its absence of any formal structure. The deity worshipped at this temple shrine is placed on a platform that is made of River stones and various rituals are conducted to celebrate this festival in Kerala. A special sword that will be used in the celebration is brought in from Wayanad and this festival ends on the 28th day wherein tender coconut is offered to the deity. Another prominent festival celebrated across Kerala is that of Athachamayam that is celebrated at Thripunithura that is a cultural festival that can be witnessed as a folk art of Kerala. This is a very grand festival of Kerala and it meals the start of the annual Onam festival. This festival is hosted with great pomp and vigour across Kerala and it is accompanied by elephants, musical ensembles and folk art displays.

Another popular festival that is celebrated by the Muslim community of Kerala in the Pettambi Neuha that is celebrated and hosted at the Pattambi mosque that is located at the Pallakad district in Kerela. This is the annual festival of the Pattambi mosque, and it is a grand event that sees a spectacular display of colours and sounds. This festival is hosted in the memory of a Muslim Saint from the Malabar region. The entire town comes alive and it is lit up and various colours are to be seen. Another very prominent festival of Kerala that is celebrated at the famed Sabarimala temple shrine in Kerala is that of Mandala pragya and the venue of the place is that of the Lord Ayyappa temple and the presiding deity of this temple is Lord Ayyappa. The annual pilgrim season to this temple begins in the Mandalaka season that starts in November.

Another grand festival celebrated by the people of Kerala is that of Pulikali that is also called as the Tiger Dance and this is one of the folk art forms of Kerala. Generally, on the fourth day of Onam festival, the artists of the place paint their bodies like that of the stripes of a Tiger and this comprises of the colours like yellow, red and black and the people dance to the rhythm of the traditional percussion instrument such as Chenda. This festival is generally hosted at the Swaraj ground in Thrissur and various people show up to this festival. In this Pulikali festival, the main theme of the festival is that of tiger hunting that was prevalent in the olden days and the participants of the festival play the role of Tiger and hunter and this festival draws a lot of crowds at Thrissur at the time of the Onam festival of Kerala. Another prominent festival celebrated at Fort Kochi is that of the Cochin carnival that is a huge extravaganza that is celebrated every year in the month of December and the aim of this festival is to illustrate the glorious past and history of the Fort Kochi.

This festival in Kerala is organized by the District tourism Promotional council and the district where this festival is hosted is that of Ernakulam and various activities like flea markets, cultural shows, food fests, bikes and cycle races are held at this festival. The festival ends with the bidding of the past year and welcoming of the New Year wherein a giant statue of an old man in suit is burnt. Another prominent festival celebrated across Kerala is that of the Puthari Thiruvappana that is celebrated at the Sri Muthappan temple in the Kannur district of Kerala and the uniqueness of this festival is that the offering that is made to the deity of this temple in Kerala is that of fish toppings. This is an annual festival hosted across Kerala and the deity is also accompanied by a dog and hence the dog is considered to be sacred as well and the offerings are also made to the dog as well. This temple has a brilliant architecture that makes it a must visit in Kerala.

Yoga is a popular practice of exercise that is practiced across numerous centers of Kerala and this form is an ancient practice in the Hindu civilization that teaches discipline. Yoga has been practiced by the various Hindu sages since time immemorial and this exercise form is a wholistic way of experiencing life. Kerala tourism has taken up Yoga as a practice to attract the various domestic and international tourists to the state and the numerous centers is association with the tourism department of Kerala has embraced Yoga and the various forms associated with this practice like the traditional customs, artforms and lifestyles at the same time. Yoga has gained much popularity in the Western World in this time where people have adopted this practice as a way to keep their body and mind in calm and to learn about the more deeper inner meaning of this ancient practice and many tourists come to Kerala to learn yoga from the expert practitioners. At Kerala, visitors who come to practice Yoga get to experience it in a true classical sense.

In the practice of Yoga adopted by the centers across Kerala, emphasis is not just laid on the physical well being but also on spiritual well being as well. In this practice of Yoga, the complete cleansing of physical illness as well as mental turmoil as well. Yoga centers across Kerala provide a unique experience of complete emphasis where the Asanas are taught to strengthen the spine, and these are taught in details to the enthusiastic tourists who come to learn yoga at the various centers across Kerala. The unique concept of Yoga has been an ancient practice that dates to the Vedic period and these practices were also adopted by Buddhism and Jainism as well. Certain of the practices of Yoga that are taught across the various centers of Kerala are Asanas, Surya Namaskar, Meditation and Pranayama. The philosophy of Yoga in Kerala in the way visitors can reach to the path of enlightment. Yoga is used as a treatment to treat various ailments like diabetes, arthritis, etc.

Another very prominent festival celebrated across Kerala is that of Adoer Gajanela that is celebrated in the month of February at the Sree Parthasarthy temple in Kerala. This temple is located at the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala and the people who are in awe of the mighty Asiatic Elephants get to witness the festival where nine mighty tuskers are paraded amidst busy crowds and these tuskers are ornately decorated. This temple shrine in Kerala is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the place demonstrates various cultural events at the time of this festival. Another prominent festival celebrated in Kerala is called as the Thaipooyam Mahotsavam that is celebrated in the Thrissur district of Kerala. In this festival that is celebrated with great pomp and vigour, and the beat of the drums and the cymbals can be always heard of in this festival and the devotees dance to the tunes of the music that creates a roaring atmosphere at the place.

This temple shrine is dedicated to Lord Subramanya (the son of Lord Shiva) and it showcases the rich vibrancy of the place and the thing that is used to carry the idol of the God on top of the shoulders is ornately decorated. The end of this festival is marked with a large display of firecrackers and the visitors who come to witness this festival carry with them a bouquetful of memories. Another prominent festival is that of Vaikathashtami that is celebrated in the month of November at the Mahadeva temple that is located at the Kottayam district in Kerala. This temple shrine is situated by the banks of the Vembanal lake at Vaikhon and this temple has a unique Kerala style architecture, and this beautiful temple is considered as the Dakshinakasi of the South. The Vaikathashtami festival is celebrated in the temple across 12 days and this is a complete experience of feasting, merry making and a way to offer the praise of God.

Coming to one particular art form of Kerala that is popular across Northern Kerala is that of the Theyyam and this particular art form aims to narrate the old stories with the vibrant movements of colors. Certain temples of Northern Kerala take pride in hosting such regular performances and these festivals draw crowd in huge numbers to Kerala who come to witness this art form. One of this is the Kanathoor Nalvan Bhoothasthanam that is celebrated in Kasargod district of Kerala and this is one thing to be witnessed for all the people who love the grandeur and opulence of Theyyam. This festival is an ultimate experience that provided a platform for the Theyyams to perform together and display the unique art form to their guests. The artists adorn themselves in bright colored costumes and paint their body that is a sheer outburst of colors. Another 10 day long festival that is celebrated in Kasargod is that of the Perumitta Thavandra that is another of the prominent Theyyam festival of Kerala.

This Theyyam festival shows the various forms of Theyyams like Elayoor Theyyam, Chamundi Theyyam and Muthor Theyyam and the artists who perform this adorn the role of the heroes and ancestral spirits at the same time. One thing in Kerala that is no less than a grand festival celebration is the Nehru boat race that is organized on the Punnamade lake in Alappuzha and this is a classic snake boat trophy in Kerala that is organized on the second Saturday of August every year. Another art from that is used in a festive environment across Kerala is that of Patayani and it says that to appease a Goddess one must ensure perfection at all costs. In the temple shrines across Central Kerala that are mostly the Bhadrakali temple a special traditional folk art in demonstrated in order to appease the Goddess. The festival time across Kerala is a great thing to witness and the beats of the drums and the marching elephants are a grand thing to be witnessed here.

Another boat race that is no less than a festive celebration in Kerala is that of the Champakkulam boat race that is hosted at the Alappuzha district of Kerala. Champakkulam is one name that associated itself with he grand boat races and this is synonymous with Kerala’s identity and this one is the oldest snake boat race in Kerala and this boat race in itself kick starts the snake boat season and this race is hosted on the Pampa river during the month of either June of July. Huge crowds gather at the Alappuzha district to witness the snake boat race that in an exhilarating experience in itself. The event kicks off the future boat races scheduled in the calendar that happens across the coming months. Another popular boat race in the calendar is the Marine drive boat race that is scheduled at the Ernakulam district and it is held in the month of October at one of the most happening places in Kochi that is the Marine drive and this is another of the enthralling boat experiences in Kerala.

During the time of this boat race, a temporary pavilion is setup and guests come all the away to Kochi to witness this grand boating carnival and be a part of the gallant festivities of the place. Another boat race event that is celebrated in the Kollam district of Kerala is that of the Reesident’s boat race and this is one of the most famous, spectacular and celebrated boat races in Kerala that is held every year in the month of November. This boating event is scheduled on the Ashtamudi lake and this is a very unique thing to view the oarsmen striking their oars in union to the high pitched noise of their encouraging each other and they draw their boats tot eh end of the finish line trying to win this celebrated race in Kerala. Thousands of spectators gather to view this boat race and enjoy the frenzy and the track of the race is spread across 1250m starting from the Thevally Palace and the finish point is the houseboat terminal.

Another prominent festival that is celebrated across Kerala mostly in the Palakkad district is that of the Nenmara Vallangi Vela that is celebrated in grand style at the Nellikulangava Bhagavathy temple. The visual colors and light along with night fireworks, art forms and the Vela festival is famous for its grandeur of rituals. This festival is generally celebrated after the paddy harvest and it is believed to be the day of birth of the presiding deity of this temple shrine. Any visitor coming to the temple to celebrate this festival gets to witness the wonderful art forms like Karivela and Kumalli and it is on the 20th day of this festival that guests can get to witness the decorated elephants being taken out of the two nearby villages to the temple. The devotees also adorn themselves with certain bright colored clothes and they used to play the traditional percussion instruments to celebrate this major festival of Kerala as well.

When it comes to exploring the history of this beautiful South Indian state of Kerala, then the rich history of the state is a pride for all the local people and the heritage of the state is preserved across the various ancient museums and monuments that preserve and protect these traditions. One of the heritage structure of Kerala that can be witnessed by travelers coming here is the Anchuvilakka that is a stone lamp post in Kottayam. This historic lamp post is a standing testament of finesse of the architecture of Kerala and this lamp post was built by the legendary freedom fighter and it is located at the Changanacherry boat junction. The five lamps present at this lamp post are functional even today and it is still lit with kerosene. The area across this lamp post is a renowned business hub of Kerala and it is located at the Kottayam district in Kerala. Another part of the history of Kerala is the Jew street and this place is nostalgic to any person who is a local person of Kerala and a walk down the streets of the place is a walk down the memory lane.

Visitors coming here can choose to explore the various antiques and pieces of crockery along with hand carved wooden furniture, bronze and brass sculptures along with the traditional jewelry of Kerala as well. As the name suggests this place was inhabited by the Jewish community who live on to narrate the history and origin of the items that are showcased across the place. Another piece of history that speaks about the grand architecture of Kerala is the Bekal fort that is present at the Kasargod area in Kerala and the place is also home to the Bekal fort that was built in the 17th century and this historic monument in Kerala provides a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea from across the watch tower. The gigantic canons can be seen standing tall at the Bekal Fort in Kerala and near to the fort is an old mosque that was built by Tipu Sultan and the fort had changed hands across several dynasties of Kings. Today the Bekal fort in Kerala is a unique international tourist destination as well.

Another very important and historic monument site of Kerala is that of the East Fort that is located at Thiruvananthapuram and apart from this fort area the place is also renowned for being home to the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple. This is an important business hub that also has various commercial centers all around and the entire area of the place is a heritage site declared by the government. Visitors who come to explore the place in Kerala are greeted by a tall white gateway that is located on the eastern sider and it faces the renowned Chalai Bazar and this place was built by the famous King Marthanda Varna. The place resembles the traditional Kerala and Dravidian style architecture and there is a seven storied temple tower at the place. The place hosts the annual 10 day Navaratri celebrations that attracts a lot of footfalls to the place and a prominent music festival is held at the place as well.

Coming to feasts in Kerala, as we know a significant population of the people of Kerala practice Christianity as their faith and so there are various churches to be found across the state and the feasts that are held across the churches across Kerala are all symbolized by processions, fireworks, cultural programs and elaborate feasts that continue for days. These feats and festivals of Kerala are practiced with the traditional rituals coupled with the modern-day practices that have been adopted by the Christians from across the World. One noteworthy feast that is celebrated is that of Parumalla Perumal that that is hosted at the Parumala Church generally in the month of November and this is located at the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. Visitors to this festival have the unique opportunity to take part in many festivities that are celebrated, and this feast is celebrated to mark the death anniversary of the Bishop of the church whose mortal remains are present at the church itself.

The devotees from all across Kerala come to take part in the festivities of this festival and special prayers are offered at the church. Another feast is a popular one celebrated in Kerala is the Malayatoor Perumal that is celebrated at the Malayattor church, and the devotees immerse in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes climbing up a hill and atop the hill a whole village is decked up and it welcomes the pilgrims. The St. Thomas Church hosts the festival, and it is celebrated in the month of April. Another feast that is celebrated is that of the fest of the Holy Cross Shrine that is celebrated in the state, and it is hosted at the Holy Cross shrine that is a prominent pilgrim centre located in Central Kerala. The annual feast and festival that is celebrated is called as the Exaltation of the cross that is celebrated with much fan fare and it is generally celebrated in the month of September, and it is celebrated across the entire World on the same day and huge gatherings of people are seen lighting candles and hosting a vibrant procession.

Another prominent festival that is held is that of the Vettukallu feast that is hosted at the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram and the church that hosts this feast is the Madre-De-Dew church in Kerala. This is an over 500-year-old church and devotees at the time of this feast in Kerala are known to come in huge numbers to offer their prayers at this church in Southern Kerala. Special prayers are held and the vibrant events brighten up the entire area of the place. Another very important feast that is held across Kerala is that of Koratty Muthy feast that is hosted at the St. Mary’s Forance church located at the Thrissur district in Kerala. This feast is dedicated to Virgin Mary and it is locally called as the Koratty Muthy and it is celebrated with vibrant rituals and pageantry. The place where this feast is hosted is a very scenic village in the Thrissur district of Kerala and the main offerings that is offered in this feast is that of Poovam Kurla.

Another popular festival that is hosted across Kerala is that of Edatha Perumal that is hosted at the St. George’s church at the Alappuzha district in Kerala and the beautiful landscapes of the place is what makes the site of this feast very grand and the Pamba River flows across the place as well. This church is known for its architectural finesse and it was built in 1810 dedicated to St. George and the church draws crowds in huge numbers during the time of this festival. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and fare and the unique thing that is showcased in this festival is the statue of the saint that is decked in gold. Prayers are offered on the day of this feast that is followed by a grand feast. Another popular feast that is hosted in the Thrissur area of Kerala is that of the feast of the Holy Cross shrine. This Holy Cross shrine is a very famous pilgrim center in Central Kerala. Another very important feast of Kerala is that of the feast of Valarpada Thamma that is hosted in the month of September in the Ernakulam district in Kerala.

The church where this feast is held is the Basilica of our lady of Ransom in Kerala and this was built in 1524 and it was setup by the Portuguese missionaries who came to Kerala and they had placed the painting of the Lady of Ransom here and soon after the painting was placed, the local folks started to see many miracles happening. The feast is celebrated from the 16th the 24th September each year and large number of people gather to celebrate this festival and the week long celebrations are grand and a treat to view to any visitor coming to witness this festival here in Kerala. Another nice feast celebration that is held in Kerala is that of Niranam Valiyapally Perunnal and this feast is celebrated in one of the oldest churches across Kerala viz. the St. Mary’s church and this church is believed to have been established by St. Thomas in 54AD. The annual feast that is hosted at this church is celebrated on the 21st of December every year and it draws huge number of people who come to witness the feast and they partake in the celebrations that are hosted in this church in Kerala.

Another prominent festival that is celebrated across Kerala is the Vaishaka Mahotsavam that is celebrated at the Kannur district in Kerala at the Kottiyor temple and this is a 28 day long festival. The festival is a grand attraction to the people of Kerala who come in large numbers to worship the principal deity of present at this temple shrine. Another prominent Hindu festival that is celebrated in Kerala is that of Malanda Ketlukacha that is hosted a the Poruvazhi Malanda temple in the Kovallam district in Kerala. The unique thing that is seen in this festival that in this temple, the villain of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata, viz. Duryodhana is worshipped at this temple shrine and there is an absence of the idol that is generally worshipped. The temple comes to life in the month of March and the highlight of the festival is the spectacular Malanda Kettukazacha event. The massive structures are created and these are led as processions with various traditional percussion instruments being played and large crowds gather to celebrate this event and enjoy the cultural events that happen across the night.

Coming to another boat race event in Kerala then one popular event is that of the Champion’s Boat league that is scheduled in the month of August at the backwaters of Kerala and this boat race is scheduled every year wherein a person or a tourist coming to Kerala can get to witness the incredible sights of how people row in Union and they participate in the Champion’s boat league here in Kerala. The snake boats that are a unique culture of the traditions of Kerala are a usual treat to the eyes of the visitors and mostly these snake boats cruise across the backwaters of Kerala is a truly rewarding experience to all. The Champions boat league is celebrated across the different areas across Kerala and the main aim of the boat race is to popularize this sport among the visitors who come to explore Kerala and understand about the traditions of the people of the state as well. Another popular boat race that is scheduled in Kerala is the Ponnai Boat race that is hosted in the month of October at the Biyam Kayyal in the Malappuram district in Kerala and this was hosted as a part of the Champions boat league.

To witness this Ponnai Boat race, thousands of people had gathered to celebrate this boat race that is a tradition of Kerala and the place is known to have hosted the boat race occasionally. A permanent pavilion was built here for the spectators coming to witness this festival and witness the enthralling performance of the participants to this boat race event. Another boating event in Kerala that is hosted as a part of the Champions boat league that is on of the most awaited boat races in the Thrissur district of Kerala and as the record this boat race has been scheduled for almost the past 26 years by the Department of Tourism in Kerala. This unique boat race event in Kerala is a part of the Onam celebrations of the state and another special attraction is the winter carnival that is celebrated in the premises of the Muziris Heritage project here in Kerala.

Another unique opportunity to witness that is a must on your visit to Kerala is the Guruvajur Aanayottam that is hosted at the Guruvajur Shree Krishna temple in Kerala that is located at the Thrissur district in Kerala. This is unique because in this festival in Kerala, guests have the opportunity to witness the largest mammal on planet Earth viz. the Asiatic Elephants participate in a race among a small group of mammals and in this has been an ancient tradition that had started in the times of the ancient Zamorin and the King of Cochin. This is a very popular event that draws huge number of people who come to witness this unique race in Kerala. These elephants are ornately decorated and they race head to head to mark the beginning of the annual Guruvayam festival that is celebrated in the month of Kumbham. This s a unique festival that is known to be witnessed only here in Kerala and no where else in the World.

Another very popular festival that is celebrated in Kerala is that of the Andalur Kavu Theyyam that is celebrated in the month of February at the Kannur district in Kerala. This festival is hosted at the Lord Rama temple that is believed to have been built by the great sage Parushuraman and the annual Theyyam festival that is celebrated here is called as the Kaliyattam and the performances that are hosted here are based on the Hindu Epic of Ramayana. This festival takes places in the month of February-March. Another popular festival to be witnessed in Kerala is that of the Chinakkatoor Pooram that is hosted at the temple shrine in the Palakkad district in Kerala and this festival draws thousands of devotees and visitors who come to witness this festival.

Kerala truly can be described as the Queen of the Malabar coast in India and this state is truly one of the most enticing holiday destinations in the World and Kerala even finds mention in the top 50 places to be visited in the World. Every year over a million tourists come to Kerala to spend their time at the grand backwaters, witness the various festivals, be a part of the culture and traditions, witness the boat races, take a stroll across the beautiful beaches and dine on the sumptuous cuisine of this South Indian state and this is what makes Kerala as one of the most favored tourism destinations in the country. Kerala is often referred to as the Gods own country and the state is guarded by the Western Ghats and bounded by the waters of the Arabian sea and across the state one can find the numerous lagoons and channels along with the backwaters that are an ideal haven for all tourists who want to come to Kerala and enjoy a cruise on a houseboat across the various places in Kerala. Kerala enjoys a pleasant climate across the year and therefore it is an all year destination.

However the best time to plan your visit to Kerala is across the months from September to March when the weather remains cool and dry at the same time and it is not only a destination to be explored by families and friends but Kerala is an equally popular destination among the honeymoon couples who come to Kerala and plan their honeymoon on one of the luxury houseboats that ply on the backwaters of Kerala. Not only the backwaters and the beaches, but Kerala is a place that also speaks of cascading waterfalls, evergreen plantations of tea, coffee and spices, towering mountain peaks, rich culture, historical wonders, diverse wildlife, various species of birds, etc. Kerala as a tourism destination is no wonder one of the most joyous destinations and the place is a perfect holiday destination be it for friends, families or honeymoon couples. A visit to the various tea, coffee and spice plantations at Wayanad and Coonor across Kerala is a must experience for any guest.

Apart from witnessing the various places of interest in Kerala, the state also offers a host of other activities that are a must try for any tourist and these include fishing with the Chinese nets, admiring the rich craftsmanship of the people of the Beypore area in Kerala, visit the vast beauty of the Ahtripally waterfalls, witness the beauty of the Thenmala Dam, enjoy the silence at the Silence Valley National Park, savor the rich and varied cuisine of Kerala and while you are at it forget the normal beer and instead enjoy a sip of the toddy that is freshly brewed everyday, enjoy paragliding at Munnar, try to enjoy the balanced countryside life at Thekkakadu, enjoy the cool breeze of Kolamachal, you can also enjoy the pleasing beauty of the Kuruvadeep in Kerala. While you are exploring Kerala and you reach the Southernmost part of the State, the backwaters in Kerala is a sure thing to be enjoyed. Kerala is truly one of the finest backwater destinations across the globe and all you can enjoy are the swaying coconut groves, the network of water canals, etc.

Few more of the sightseeing destinations across Kerala are the Dutch Cemetery that is present in Ernakulam in Kerala and this is a major historical site near Fort Kochi. This Dutch cemetery is a historical site in Kerala that is the resting grounds of more than 1000 brave Dutch soldiers who had left their homes in a quest to expand the Dutch empire across the World and they had come to establish their empire here in Kerala. On your visit to Ernakulam in Kerala you can ensure to make a visit at this place and this also has the various cenotaphs of the British soldiers as well. Another popular tourist attraction at Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala is that of the Vizhinjam rock cut cave that is a historical site dating back to the 18th century and this rock cut cave in an ultimate display of faith and belief. These rock cut caves are located within the city limits of the capital city of Kerala and this is an amazing thing that was literally hid from the World for a long time.

The visitors who come to Kerala and they visit the Vihinjam rock cut inscriptions can get to witness various detailed carvings of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses on the outer walls of the temple and also there is a temple that is cut out from a granite rock that is dedicated to Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. Another of the popular tourist destination in Kerala is that of the Anjengo fort that is located at Varkala and this fort overlooks the charm of the Varkala beach. The Anjengo fort is located around 36km from towards the north of the capital city of Kerala, and this historic monument in Kerala had served as the first trade base of the East India Company in Kerala. This fort is also called as the Anchuthngu fort and this name translates to five coconut trees. The Anjengo fort in Kerala is a very popular tourist attraction that was once ruled by the Portuguese and the Dutch until it came under the control of the British army and the fort displays many architectural and historic marvels.

Another popular tourist attraction in Kerala is the Bestion Bungalow at Fort Kochi that is situated along the River road and it is a very unique architecture that was built in 1667 and it is one of the most popularly visited tourist Bungalow in Kerala. This Bestion Bungalow has its name from the adjacent Stromberg Betion that belongs to an old Dutch fort. This bungalow serves as the official residence of the District Collector and the architecture of this Bungalow is quite unique one that reminds you of the ancient architecture of the Dutch people. Another popular tourist attraction in Kerala is the Chandgiri fort that is present at Kasargod and this fort is the confluence point of the Payaswini River and the Arabian Sea. This fort in Kerala is believed to be one of the most stunning tourist attractions in Kerala and this historic fort dates back to the 17th century. This Chandragiri Fort at Kasargod in Kerala was built by Sivappa Naik of Bedanore who is said to have built many other forts across Kerala as well.

Another popular tourist attraction in Kerala is the Hosdurg Fort that is located at Kanhangad and this historic fort was built by Somashekhara Nayak of Ikkeri and this speaks about the glorious and rich history of the God’s own country. The Hosdurg Fort is built in a unique Malabar style architecture and the fort also has a network of around 45 ancient caves. This is a less visited fort among tourists when compared to the other forts of Kerala and this has made the place to fall into ruins but still it is a must visit place as the network of caves is still a great experience to witness. The Fort at the Kasargod district in Kerala also has a Lord Krishna temple that is called as the ‘Poonkavanam Karpooreshwara’ temple and this temple has a striking architecture as well. When it comes to exploration around Kerala, you will not be limited to one kind of thing only and you can have the opportunity to explore the beaches, the backwaters, the vast plantations of tea, coffee, spices and also explore the ancient and historic forts and temples as well.

Another very interesting and popular tourist attraction in Kerala is the Kilimanoor palace that is present at the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram (known as Trivandrum earlier) and this palace was built in an era of Kerala when the art and culture of the place was at its peak. The palace in Kerala dates back to almost 300 years and this was the birthplace of Raja Ravi Varma who was one of the most famous painters in the country. This Kilimanoor palace dates back to the 18th century and it was built in a typical Kerala style architecture and this is located in the town of Kilimanoor in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. This palace is spread across 6 acres of land and it resembles the Nadukattu and this building was commissioned by Raja Ravi Varma himself. The glorious architecture of the palace that is adorned with elegant paintings makes the palace a must visit on your itinerary across Kerala and today being a tourist attraction this palace is also home to the erstwhile rulers of the Travancore Royal family.

Another very popular tourist attraction in Kerala is the Koyikkal palace that is again located in the capita city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. This beautiful and historic palace site was built in the 16th century and the present location of this palace is at the Nedumangadu area in the capital city of Kerala. This Koyyikal Palace is said to be one of the best and very well preserved tourist attractions in Kerala, and this Royal Palace was built by the Vernad Royal family for Umayanna Rani. At present this palace has been converted into a heritage museum and this palace in Kerala houses numerous artefacts and belongings of the past era and the various folk culture and traditions of the God’s own country. Owing to its rich and diverse historic significance of the artefacts housed at this museum in Kerala, this is said to be one of the most visited tourist attractions in the capital city of Kerala. The palace is located at Nedumangadu suburb of Thiruvananthapuram and can be accessed easily from the airport, railway station and bus stand.