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What You Should Know More About Homestays in Wayanad
The temperature at Wayanad is cool and inviting all round the year. However, it is during the months between November and May that Wayanad gets most of its crowd. The winter months are when the sky is clear and it is perfect to do all kinds of outdoor activities, whether you are looking to embark upon the spice trail or trek to the top of Chembra Peak.
In the monsoons, between July and October, Wayanad gets its annual rainfalls. Monsoons also bring in new-found greenery to the Wayanad forests and are a favorite haunt for photographers and outdoor lovers.
Wayanad is a hill district, north east of the Indian state of Kerala. The district headquarters are at Kalpetta, at about 300 kilometers from Bangalore City.
If you are a resident of Bangalore, Wayanad will feature on top of the list of weekend getaways. However, if you are looking to explore the mountains and all of its offerings fully, a weeklong vacation would be considerable.
Places like Kuruva Islands would take a complete day and so do the treks to the Chembra Peak or a day at the Meenmutty Waterfalls.
Wayanad is a hill station that experiences cool temperatures all round the year. Between July and September, the hills experience the annual rainfall.
The things you carry to Wayanad will consequently depend on the time of the visit and the activities that you have planned. Some of the necessary items to carry include:
The places you cannot miss out in Wayanad include:
Wayanad has got a variety of things to offer you here are the most enjoyed ones:
Wayanad has some of the loveliest homestays in which will make your stay a memorable one:
Most homestays in Wayanad are fully equipped with modern and comforting amenities. Depending on the property you book, you can enjoy:
There are separately rated properties catering to the needs of bachelors, families with kids, large groups, senior citizens, families with disabled visitors and pets. It is necessary that you check before booking a particular property.
Wayanad offers several easy and fairly difficult treks. All the treks are through lush green forests and can be enjoyed, regardless of you are traveling alone or are in a group. Some of the famous treks include:
There are also many small treks that start from Banasura Sagar Dam that you can be a part of.
Depending on the property you book, you do have the option to ask for a tent in the outdoor premises of homestays. It is also a muc h safer option than pitching a tent in the wilderness.
Most homestays are situated in lush green natural setting and you would always feel like being in the lap of the mountains. It is however necessary that you check in advance whether you have the option to stay in a tent and that they aren’t already booked.
Several resorts built in the middle of tea plantations offer you the opportunity to both stay and experience the laid back life around the green gardens. The top resorts in Wayanad serving the same include:
Complimentary meals in your homestay will depend on the property you choose to book. Most homestays offer the option of breakfast and dinners. Lunch is not usually included into the plan but you can always ask for it, depending on your itinerary and plans for the day.
Homestays like Vythiri Village Resorts do have the option for bonfire parties at night. In other cases, you might need to check if they can be arranged. If you are staying near the forests, bonfire in not allowed.
You do have the option to party and have a bonfire with song and dance. However, it is also necessary that you check with the owner beforehand. Bonfires are usually arranged if you are in a large group or all guests collectively come up with the idea.
In Wayanad, you do have the option of authentic meals from Kerala, which also consist of non vegetarian options. Some of the top foods you must try in Wayanad include:
As long as you are in your rooms, you can smoke and drink. While some private properties also allow for open bar and smoking spaces, it is necessary that you enquire before doing the same.
Wayanad is completely safe for couples and this also makes it one of the top destinations for young people. Several couples, married and unmarried visit Wayanad to have a good time and create some memories in the raw charm of nature.
The average cost of homestays in Wayanad during the peak tourists season (between October and March) is about INR 3000 for a night.
However, you can also seek cheaper options, depending on your budget. The locations may vary but you certainly would get to experience the beauty of the hills.
There are several waterfalls around Wayanad that call for a visit. The top ones include:
All of these waterfalls offer easy treks, the maximum lasting for two hours.
There are two reserve forests that offer wildlife safaris and tours, each lasting for about 1.5 hours. They include the:
You can also go on a safari across the Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary to experience a great variety in endemic and migratory birds. All of these safaris require permission from the forest department and you will have to pay a minimal entry fee for the same.
Traveller Tales from Wayanad
05 August 2015
Our group of 4 friends went here for our summer break, and it was a perfect choice for a short weekend to get away from the city and all its heat. The climate here is so soothing; you do not want to get up from your bed. The ambience was perfect, the tea tasted good and looked so beautiful and the trees and canopies around the stay gave the feeling of staying the English countryside.
03 July 2015
Beautiful tea plantation stays in Wayanad. We came here for our summer holidays and almost immediately fell in love with the perfect weather and lush plantations around us. The resort is scenic and has a very nice décor. In terms of the experience we had, the staff took care of everything we needed and were always available at our beck and call.
06 May 2015
I recommend this hotel for all those who wish to head out for a peaceful stay in Coorg with their family or their friends. Clean, hygienic and staff that adhere to all your needs, these guys are always available when you need them.
04 August 2015
The best place to go to if you are looking for some much needed peace and quiet. Everything was up to the mark. The service was good. Loved the environment around there. Would love to visit this place again.
25 August 2015
Surrounded by beautiful tea estates, this place is a hidden gem, very well maintained and the service was impeccable. The visit to the tea plantations was the icing on the cake. I will be coming back soon
14 December 2015
The best place to stay in Wayanad. Worth for money. Very well maintained and service was awesome. Good homemade food. We will visit for sure in another 2-3 months time.
19 May 2015
Hosted our family reunion party here and we all enjoyed every minute here. There were many games to keep us entertained and at the same time, we enjoyed the scenery around a lot. We took part in the tea plucking experience and embarked on a tea plantation walk as well, the very smell of the tea was so intoxicating.
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