Wayanad is your natural mountainous paradise where you can experience an earthy hospitality. Located within the incredibly biodiverse Western Ghats, Wayanad offers tropical fresh air, rolling hills of lush green coffee and spice plantations, and vibrant paddy fields. With the reassuring murmur of birdsong and monkeys, this is your chance to experience a glorious tranquil retreat away from the crowds, and within the heart of traditional tribal settlements. As you explore this delightfully remote region, it is not unusual to come across a wild Indian elephant!
With the majestic Chembra peak to the left, the Banasura/Kuruchermala to the right and 8kms from Kalpetta, the small town of Pinangode lies at the foothills of the Vythiri ranges. See Hotel
Hotel Style: Resort
The Vythiri Resort is at complete harmony with nature and has eco friendly cottages that might require you to share your room with a tree or a slab of rock. See Hotel
Things to do
City Highlights of Wayanad
Commune with nature; go on jungle walks; enjoy short and exciting day treks across the many trails that criss-cross this land; go on tea, cocoa, spice and vanilla plantation visits; relax in invigorating environs.
Included activities at Grassroots
When staying two nights at Grassroots, you can benefit from some unique complimentary activities. Set out with your guide early morning through paddy fields and plantations and visit Trikepetta Village, or Bamboo Village. This is where you will discover Uravu, an NGO involved in bamboo where, if requested in advance, you can a few hands-on bamboo skills or purchase beautiful bamboo products. While at the bamboo plantation, visit the 100 year old Trikepetta Shiva temple. Plant a bamboo sapling that will be nurtured by the villagers in your honor, and take a leisurely walk through the forest. Enjoy a Kerala style water boat cruise where you can observe rural Wayanad. Walk along the river or even have a swim in it!