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!


  • Landscape
  • Relaxation


  • Plantations
  • Nature Trails
  • Jungle Walks
  • Trekking
  • Treehouses

Places to Stay


Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Amaryllis in Wayanad, Kerala provides serenity, as it sits on the backwaters of a reservoir, with the mighty mist-shrouded Western Ghats as your backdrop.

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Hotel Grassroots, Wayanad, Kerala, South India

Style: Lodge

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.

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Tranquil Resort, Wayanad

Style: Homestay

Hidden among a burst of white coffee blooms, undulating hills, cardamom and tea plantations and the scenic rainforest of the Western Ghats is one of the best home stays in India, the Tranquil Resort.

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Tree House, Vythiri Resort, Wayanad, Kerala, South India
Vythiri Resort

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.

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Hotel Wayanad Wild, Kerala, South India
Wayanad Wild

Style: Boutique

Wayanad Wild, located an hour from the Calicut International Airport, offers you a cosy stay among the forested hills of the Western Ghats.

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Activities in Wayanad

City Highlights of Wayanad

Meander by the verdant hills of Kerala and breathe in the fresh, air. Commune with nature, walk through the remote jungle and enjoy a short and exciting trek through the many trails that criss-cross beautiful Wayanad. Your visit will take you through tea, cocoa, vanilla and spice plantations, where you will learn more about the different plants and their cultivation. Stop to admire the landscape from various picturesque spots and enjoy your time soaking in the invigorating environs, which are unspoiled and strikingly remote.

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!


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