25 Offbeat Places to Stay in Wayanad
Wayanad, the land of flush green paddy fields is one of the greenest tourist destinations in India. It is partly in Kerala, where the visitors get pleasantly spoilt with the choices of places to stay. Be it resorts, homestays, plantation stays, guest houses, farm stays or eco-lodges, Wayanad has them all.
This detailed list of the best places to stay in Wayanad will take you through some of the most sought after destinations that make for an ideal and blissful holiday experience:
Some of the best resorts to stay in Wayanad:
1) Banasura Island Retreat
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Standing graciously in a picturesque river island, the Banasura Island Retreat in Wayanad is a dream come true destination! Surrounded and nestled by mist clad mountains, verdant greenery, stunning streams and sparkling river, this resort is a serene holiday home for families, couples, solo travellers and corporates as well.
2) Cybele Hill Resort
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Delve deep into the picturesque charm of Wayanad while on vacation in the Cybele Hill Resort! Standing at a height of 2,000m above the sea level, this scenic resort is located only 81km from the Calicut city and is one of the best places to stay in Wayanad. An ideal getaway for domestic as well as international travellers, it is known for its warm hospitality, delicious cuisines and panoramic views.
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3) Marmalade Springs Plantation Resort
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The second highest peak in Wayanad is the abode of the Marmalade Springs Plantation. Situated amidst lush coffee plantations, this resort can be easily reached from Calicut city and is ideal for families accompanied by kids, couples, corporate teams and even solo travellers. Warm hospitality, adventure activities and delicious foods make Marmelede Springs an ideal accommodation in Wayanad.
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4) Serenity Wayanad
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With all its charm and appeal, the Serenity Wayanad is sure to add more fun and excitement to your holiday. Located in Meppadi Town; around 78km from Calicut city, this holiday retreats boasts of its tranquil ambience, warm hospitality and delicious offerings. During the stay, you can also undertake a fascinating trek to the Chembra Peak at an ease.
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5) Greenex Farms
Tucked away in the Nilgiri Ranges, Greenex Farms stands at a height of 2,600ft above the sea level in Wayanad. One of the nearest resorts to Kalpetta town and best places to stay in Wayanad, this wholesome retreat is ideal for domestic as well as international travellers.
Homely ambience, well equipped conference rooms, open meadows and an ample of options to explore Wayanad's natural beauty make Greenex Farms, a serene and tranquil holiday destination.
6) Wyldwater Retreat
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Showcasing the alluring beauty of Wayanad, Wyldwater Retreat entices domestic and international families, couples and backpackers. Surrounded by scenic tropical forests, mist clad mountains and exotic flora and fauna; it is also an excellent photography destination. Authentic and homemade Kerala dishes add more taste and flavour to the Wyldwater Retreat.
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7) Silent Creek Resorts
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An idyllic holiday resort to relax and get rejuvenated, Silent Creek Resorts is located in the Kalpetta region; around 29km from the main city. Nestled amidst verdant greeneries and gurgling streams, it is in this retreat, where the guests can discover the alluring beauty of Wayanad by undertaking a nature trek and plantation tour.
8) Treasure Trove Resort
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Visit Treasure Trove in Wayanad, witness a fascinating view of the Western Ghats, walk along rustic bamboo bridge and munch on traditional foods! An eco-friendly resort, it is located in Kalpetta and offers serene holiday experience to the families travelling with kids, couples and other classes of travellers.
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9) Seagot Banasura Resorts and Villas
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Offering adventure activities like jumaring, commando walks, mountain biking, river crossing and zorbing, Seagot Banasura Resort is one of the best adventure resorts and places to stay in Wayanad. Whether travelling with family members or alone, this retreat with the Banasura Dam as its backdrop, will always keep you amazed with its offerings.
10) Sharoy Resort
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A treasure trove for nature lovers and located only 72km from main Calicut City, Sharoy Resort is a picturesque holiday destination in Wayanad. Embraced by the beauty of lush greeneries, varieties of exotic birds and the serenity of God's Own Country, makes this retreat an ideal holiday resort for families, couple and backpackers.
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Some of the best homestays to stay in Wayanad:
11) Pranavam Retreat
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A perfect blend of simplicity and luxury, Pranavam Retreat in Wayanad brings in the true colour and hospitality of Kerala. Located around 65 km from Calicut, this homestay is pleasantly cuddled by captivating views of mountains, tea estates and delicious vegetarian cuisines. It even allows guests to try their hand in some of the authentic Kerala recipes.
12) Peter's Hill View Residency
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Taken care by one of oldest families in Wayanad, Peter's Hill View Residency is built keeping in mind about the various aspects of nature. Though luxury and comfort lies in every corner of this homestay, yet it reflects all the colours of nature in their truest form. Ideal for almost all the different classes of travellers from different corners of the world, it is one of the best places to stay in Wayanad.
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13) Melvin's Homestay
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Though not so old, Melvin's Homestay has gained immense popularity due to its warm hospitality and treatment. Offering spectacular views of the hills and tea plantations, it is located in the heart of Wayanad. Whether a domestic or an international traveller, its homely feel and authentic Malabar cuisine never allows a dull moment!
14) Summer Villa Homestay
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Offering the best quality service to its patrons, this is one of the best budget accommodations in Wayanad. Located around 70km from the Calicut city, it is surrounded by captivating hills, lush greeneries and exotic flora and fauna. Visitors from different corners of the globe can experience and feel the homely vibe of this holiday home and make it for a blissful vacation with their family members, friends, colleagues or even solo.
15) Sundar Mahal
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Offering the glimpses of 5 generations, Sundar Mahal is located around 68km from Kozhikode. On a visit to this homestay, you can easily witness as well as experience the alluring charm of a bygone era and cater to a pleasant holiday experience.
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16) Meenmutty Heights
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A quaint homestay beside the picturesque Meenmutty Waterfalls in Wayanad, Meenmutty Heights is a rustic holiday home for families, couples and solo travellers. Warm hospitality, activities like bird watching, cycling and trek to Neelimala View Point are the main attractions of Meenmutty Heights.
17) Vythiri Village
Visit this homestay in Wayanad and you will be exposed to a world never heard before! The scenic and appealing beauty around the Vythiri Village has earned it the title of being one of the most picturesque holiday homes in Kerala. In addition to the alluring nature, on a visit to this retreat, you can enjoy ziplining, spa therapies and ayurvedic massages.
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18) Misty Meadows Homestay
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Explore and discover the opulent beauty of Kerala while holidaying in the Misty Meadows, one of the ideal places to stay in Wayanad! Nestled amidst picturesque lakes, scenic meadows and lush plantations, this homestay keeps its visitors engaged in fun and excitement. In addition, its warm hospitality and delicious range of vegetarian foods add more colour and flavour to the vacation.
19) Annapara Homestay
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A perfect homestay to escape the humdrums of city-life and get rejuvenated amidst the soaring peaks, lofty clouds and alluring plantations, one should visit the Annapara Homestay in Wayanad. Located only 22km from the Calicut city, this holiday retreat serves authentic Kerala foods and is ideal for families, couples, adventure seekers and nature lovers.
20) The Wayanad Gate
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Adding more to the luxury and comfort of the visitors, the Wayanad Gate offers a plethora of modern amenities and facilities. Be it a swimming pool to dive into, a board room to kill the boredom or a health club to shed off extra calories, this homestay has them all. Offering a multitude of cuisines, it is ideal for families, couples, backpackers and adventure seekers.
Some of the best offbeat stays in Wayanad:
21) My Garden of Eden
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Relax in the hammock, sip in the cup of coffee while enjoying the misty hills or simply laze around My Garden of Eden and you will never be bored! Also a homestay, this place overlooks the fascinating Western Ghats and is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations, colourful gardens, lush forests that are home to several exotic avifauna species.
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22) Chateau Woods
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Ideal for domestic as well as international travellers, Chateau Woods spreads across a scenic 7 acre plot. Adding to its unique charm and appeal are the misty mountains, dewy forests and the scenic tea plantations. Visit this plantation stay with family members, corporate, friends or alone and you will be overwhelmed with its pristine beauty and warm hospitality.
23) Bloom Green Farm
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An eco-friendly farm in Wayanad, the Bloom Green Farm opened its doors to the world in 2007. Since its incorporation, it has served almost all the types of travellers including families, corporate groups, couples and backpackers with utmost devotion and warm hospitality. Located in the heart of Wayanad, Bloom Green is also the home to 12 cows, 80 goats, 12 dogs, more than 50 rabbits and poultries.
24) Chandragiri Bungalow
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Tucked away from all the noises and chaos of the city, Chandragiri Bungalow is an exquisite plantation stay in Wayanad. Located only 22km from the main city centre, it offers a stunning view of the evergreen mountain peaks and the ambience is filled with the aroma of spices like black pepper, clove and cardamom. Ideal for families, backpackers and adventure seekers, it offers homemade foods to its visitors.
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25) Jungle Retreat
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A treasure trove for nature and wildlife lovers, Jungle Retreat in Kalpetta is located around 120km from the Calicut. Standing close to the Nagarhole National Park and Tholpetty Sanctuary, it is an ideal destination for wildlife spotting and relish on authentic Kerala foods. Families travelling with kids, corporate groups, couples and backpackers can also visit this eco-lodge.