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  • An enchanting vacation in one of the opulent resorts in Kerala amidst a labyrinth of emerald backwater streams where float the traditional houseboats, interconnected canals, salubrious weather, and splendid natural grandeur, is one of the most pleasant experiences to have once in a lifetime.

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    From the scenic setting of swaying palm trees, stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and sunset viewing to picturesque hill stations, tea gardens and rich biodiversity, Kerala’s bounty has much more to offer visitors. Add a dash of luxury to this by staying in one of the multiple luxuries and affordable Kerala resorts that ensure the best of hospitality to its guests who come from far and wide for a memorable holiday.

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    You can choose from exotic beach resorts, accommodations that are perfect for a romantic escapade or for family vacations or even consider staying at one of the heritage properties converted into five-star resorts in Kerala. 

    While there are endless breathtaking resorts in this naturalistic paradise, we bring to you the best in Munnar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kochi, Thekkady, and Varkala, saving you from all the stress of listing down the prospective resorts. Make sure you explore these spectacular Kerala resorts to relax and rejuvenate in a short span of time. Without much ado, here you go! 

  • Best Resorts in Alleppey

  • 01Riverine Backwater Resort

    Riverine Backwater Resort

    Spend your vacation at the luxurious Riverine Backwater Resort, based in the midst of the tropical gardens and is encompassed by the backwaters of Alleppey. The Riverine Cruises runs a fleet of 5 houseboats and is among the most professionally operated deluxe Alleppey houseboats, ensuring that you have a memorable backwater holiday in God’s Own Country.

    The ambience and easy accessibility of the houseboat from prime tourist spots makes it a suitable option for family and couple. Healthy and delicious meals complete an ideal vacation, so savour upon the mouthwatering dishes at their restaurant which serves Indian, Chinese and Continental delights.

    Restaurant, airport shuttle, sightseeing, boat rides and village walk, free WiFi, room service.

    The resort is located in Kumarakom, 7 km from Vembanad Lake and 73 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    2100 onwards.

  • 02Punnamada Backwater Resort

    Punnamada Backwater Resort

    Embrace the wilderness of Alleppey and indulge in some exhilarating activities like trekking, bird watching, hiking, local sightseeing and special spa therapies when staying at this resort. Sitting gracefully on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the resort offers luxury villas with traditional Kerala architecture, garden views and terra cotta flooring.

    Each villa comes replete with a safety deposit box, tea/coffee making facilities and a sky-open bathroom. Show your skills at indoor games like table tennis and billiards arranged at the sea facing lounge. The resort also features an outdoor pool and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

    Restaurant, free breakfast, sightseeing, free WiFi, room service.

    The resort is located on the riverwalk in Alappuzha, 4 km from city center and 10 km from Alappuzha Beach.

    Price: INR 
    12100 onwards.

  • 03Deshadan Backwater Resort

    Deshadan Backwater Resort

    Get the excitement of a memorable backwaters experience and warm hospitality as you stay at the Deshadan Backwater Resort, nestled on the bank of Vembanad Lake amidst a sprawling 1.5 acre countryside landscape. The resort features an indoor swimming pool along with spacious rooms that are equipped with stylish furnishings.

    Guests can enjoy fishing, canoeing and boating activities, or enroll for a massage session at their in-house wellness and spa center. The restaurant at the property serves mouth-watering South Indian, Indian and Chinese dishes including delectable local cuisines of the land like Karimeen, Kappa and toddy.

    Multi-cuisine Restaurant, room service, swimming pool, spa and wellness center, sightseeing, free WiFi.

     The resort is located near the Alleppey beach, and is 4 km from Vembanad Lake and 58 km from the Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3400 onwards.

  • 04Palm Beach Resort

    Palm Beach Resort

    One of the best Kerala resorts for business and leisure guests, this 3-star property features a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, free parking, a steam and sauna center as well as a spa and massage center.

    A conference meeting and banquet space and business center are also present. The property is right next to the Alleppey backwaters and presents stunning views of the Arabian Sea. The restaurant at the property serves delicious Indian, Continental, Chinese and local cuisines.

    Restaurant, room service, airport shuttle, swimming pool, spa and wellness center, private beach area.

     The resort is located 1 km away from Alleppey Backwaters and 74 km from the Kochi International Airport.

    2150 onwards.

  • 05Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, Alappuzha

    Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, Alappuzha

    Spend your vacation at the Vasundhara Sarovar Resort, which is rightly defined as a  paradise on earth. This pristine and luxurious resort is based in the midst of the tropical gardens and is encompassed by the backwaters of Vayalar. It is located approximately 7 km from Karthyayani Devi Temple and around 8 km from Andhakaranazhi Beach.

    Pamper yourself at their Spa center and sense your nerves and muscles soothe. They very well understand that your health and fitness is a priority and hence you will find a fully equipped Gym and a swimming pool at the resort. Healthy and delicious meals complete an ideal vacation, so savor upon the mouthwatering cuisines.  

    Amenities: Restaurant, cafe, lake view bar, gym, spa, swimming pool.

    VP II/123F, Vayalar, Cherthala, Alappuzha, Kerala 688536

    INR 10500 onwards.

  • 06Alleppey Beach Garden

    Alleppey Beach Garden

    This beachfront resort offers luxurious facilities and is close to nature, making it the perfect getaway that offers a fine diffusion of beautiful weather, breath-taking views and warm hospitality. Guests at the resort can savor local cuisines at the on-site restaurant.

    Some rooms come with a terrace and balcony overlooking the golden beach where you can relax. You can also rent a bike or car to explore the nearby tourist places like Vazhichery market and Punnamada Lake.

    Restaurant, airport shuttle, sightseeing, free WiFi.

     The resort is located near the Alleppey beach, and is 75 km from the Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3900 INR onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Kovalam

  • 07Coconut Bay Beach Resort

    Coconut Bay Beach Resort

    Placed within the picturesque countryside of Vizhinjam, Coconut Bay Beach Resort offers cozy cottages and a wide range of facilities. There are 27 rooms at the resort, each equipped with all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

    The on-site dining options include a restaurant which stirs up some lip-smacking local dishes. The best part of this resort is the direct entry to the beach which is maintained excellently by the hotel staff. The rhythm of the gigantic waves thrashing the rocks can be heard throughout the night and are a delight to the soul.

    Restaurant, room service, swimming pool, spa and wellness center, private beach area.

    The resort is located in Kovalam and is 6 km from Kovalam beach and 12 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3200 onwards.

  • 08Isola Di Cocco

    Isola Di Cocco

    This opulent resort boasts a year-round outdoor pool, free WiFi, a spa centre and a private beach area. The artistically decorated rooms include views of the lake or garden, and come with a private bathroom equipped with a shower.

    Guests can also approach the travel desk to plan a day trip or for car rental arrangement. The on-site restaurant serves vegetarian Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine and special diet menus and barbecue facilities can be arranged on request. Sport buffs can indulge in a game of table tennis, badminton, cricket or billiards at the resort.

    Restaurant, swimming pool, spa and wellness center, cycle rental, currency exchange, kids play area, beauty parlor, jacuzzi.

     The resort is located in Poovar, and is 29 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    5530 onwards.

  • 09Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam

    Niraamaya Retreats, Kovalam

    Niraamaya Retreats is a collection of luxury resorts in Kerala with three resorts namely Kovalam, Thekkady, and the Mediterranean. One of the unmistakable qualities of each resort is that it is surrounded by lush greenery. The Surya Samudra resort at Kovalam overlooks the Arabian Sea making it a place that one should definitely visit. These heritage homes are styled as traditional Kerala homes. 

    The majestic trees that flank the resort are home to an impressive variety of birds of all colors and creed. Wake up in the mornings to the unique calls of these rare birds. Hear their songs throughout the day. Feel the bliss of nature descend on you. 
    The Niraamaya – Kanaloa is the third resort in this impressive array of 5-star resorts in Kerala. Kanaloa is the name of a god.

    The resort is a floating paradise. When you get here, it could be a water world experience. For water lovers, this is an idyllic location to play water sports. You can relax on the yacht. On the boat enjoy the Mediterranean sunset with your near and dear ones. 
    At two of the resorts, globally acclaimed spa facilities are available.

    Amenities: Outdoor activities, private beach area, terrace, garden, bbq, yoga, spa.

    Po, Pulinkudi Rd, Mullur, Kerala 695521

    Price: INR 13300 onwards.

  • 10The Leela Kovalam

    The Leela Kovalam

    A beach hotel is often expected to provide a surreal experience. This is one of those resorts, spas, and hotels that fulfill such expectations. The resort is set on a cliff-top. The location is ideal for beautiful views overlooking the beaches. Leela Kovalam is known for its fine dining experience and luxurious accommodation.

    This place is within driving distance from the Trivandrum International Airport. The rooms have soothing interiors. The aesthetics exude warmth and comfort. Natural salubrious environment confluences seamlessly in these rooms given that there is a plenitude of air, water, and light. In such Indian opulent interiors, you can’t help but be pampered to the extent of being spoilt. Visit the Club to laze around in the lounge as you enjoy a drink.

    The tastefully crafted interiors accentuate the experience of being in one of the best luxury resorts in Kerala. For children and adults alike, there is a game room. A tennis court serves the need to serve and volley enthusiasts. The resort provides all facilities for sightseeing. Be it car rental services or traveling to multiple locations from this resort, the administration provides all support. 

    Amenities: Terrace, garden, beachfront, yoga classes, outdoor activities, private beach area.

    Beach Rd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527

    Price: INR 15500 onwards.

  • 11Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort

    Ocean Bay Ayurvedic Beach Resort

    This resort brings you a royal experience to ravish and is an ideal destination to relax and spend some quality time with your family. Take a walk with your loved one in the multihued gardens here or enjoy the mesmeric vistas showcasing enchanting panoramas of the nearby mountains, streams, tea plantations and waterfalls.

    The property also provides guests with a restaurant and a continental breakfast is served every morning for patrons staying at the property.

    Restaurant, airport shuttle, room service, breakfast, free WiFi.

     The resort is located in Kovalam, and is 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    2,930 onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Varkala

  • 12Blue Water Beach Resort

    Blue Water Beach Resort

    Located within the vicinity of paradisiacal sights of swaying palm trees on the popular Varkala Beach, Blue Water Beach Resort offers wonderful hospitality and excellent services to give the best experience to its guests. Featuring panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, the standalone spacious cottages come with wooden interiors and state of the art amenities like an air conditioner, LCD TV, tea/coffee maker, an electronic safe and minibar.

    Guests can sample delicious North Indian and continental dishes at the on-site restaurant. You can also approach their tour desk to arrange day trips, houseboat cruises, bicycle tours and other travel arrangements.

    Beachfront, free WiFi, restaurant, free parking, room service, airport shuttle.

    The resort is located in the heart of Varkala, and is 55 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3100 onwards.

  • 13Palm Tree Nature Bungalow

    Palm Tree Nature Bungalow

    To have a pleasant Ayurvedic vacation in one of the prime resorts in of Kerala, you can consider a stay at Palm Tree Nature Bungalow in Varkala. Slightly off the main city, as soon as you enter into this oasis of calmness, this resort features lush green garden, tastefully furnished rooms offering a gorgeous view of the Arabian Sea and several healing treatments and body detox therapies.

    Their on-site restaurant serves the best and healthy Indian and Continental delights with rich coconut flavour and very light spices. You can explore the celestial beauty of Kerala and enjoy, relax, and visit the different aspects of the neighboring backwaters.

    Sea facing, free WiFi, restaurant, free parking, room service, airport transfer, garden.

    Location: The resort is located in Odayam Beach, and is 55 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    Price: INR 5100 onwards.

  • 14 Varkala Marine Palace

     Varkala Marine Palace

    The Varkala Marine Palace boasts a private beach area and oozes refreshing scent of wet sandy beaches, staggered palm trees and an ultimate feel of Kerala. The resort offers cottages that can be categorized into deluxe rooms that also come with a kitchenette and a fridge, modern comforts and heart-melting view of the surroundings. The resort also provides a beautiful on-site restaurant that serves authentic Indian and Continental dishes.

    Guests can enjoy a continental or full English/Irish breakfast at the property. There is also a seating area where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of the Varkala backwaters and the ensuing scenic beaches, tropical climate, and exotic culture and food.

    Beachfront, free WiFi, restaurant, bike and cycle rental, free parking, room service, airport shuttle.

    The resort is located in Janardhanapuram, Varkala, and is 48 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3600 onwards.

  • 15Woodhouse Beach Resort

    Woodhouse Beach Resort

    One of the best affordable beachfront resorts in Kerala, Woodhouse Beach Resort located in the midst of the peaceful coconut grove in Varkala, features excellently furnished offering comfort and modern facilities so that you can have a calm and soothing stay. The resort is conveniently located and offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. While lodging here, you can take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities including 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk and a relaxing spa and massage.

    Apart from pampering sessions, the resort also offers recreational areas to learn one of Kerala’s ancient martial art forms, Kalari. There is an in-house restaurant and bar that serves delicious South Indian cuisine.

    Beachfront, restaurant, coffee shop, spa and wellness center, steamroom, airport transfer.

    The resort is located in Northcliff, Black Beach, and is 49 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    INR 3200 onwards.

  • 16Clafouti Beach Resort

    Clafouti Beach Resort

    One of the rarest resorts in Varkala, the Clafouti Beach Resort is not merely an antidote to stress but it is a way to set yourself free and enjoy the relaxation. Situated in the heart of Varkala, this resort offers bamboo and wooden cottages overlooking the coconut groves and the sea along with a spacious balcony. While stationed here, you can enjoy dental spa, traditional Ayurvedic treatments and 24-hour room service.

    You can also partake in cooking classes, Yoga sessions and enjoy beauty treatments at the salon. The resort also provides bicycle and car rentals and a small gift shop. The resort's beachfront restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes.

    Beachfront, restaurant, free breakfast, spa and wellness center, airport shuttle.

    The resort is located near Varkala North Cliff, and is 37 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    4600 onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Kumarakom

  • 17Aveda Resort and Spa

    Aveda Resort and Spa

    One of the newly opened luxury resorts in Kumarakom, this quaint and salubrious accommodation offers everything to ensure your happiness and comfort. Patrons can also relish exotic local seafood, enjoy the picturesque views of the misty hills from the balcony of your room or bask in the spectacular sunrise and sunsets while relaxing in their 150 meter infinity pool.

    Take pleasure in the amazing beauty of Kerala, with perfect background staring a stunning blend of greenery and blue water and revel in the natural exquisiteness by indulging in their exhilarating spa and wellness services.

    Restaurant, garden, spa and wellness center, room service, swimming pool, free WiFi.

     The resort is located in Kottayam district, Kumarakom, and is 90 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    9750 onwards.

  • 18Manor Backwater Resort

    Manor Backwater Resort

    This is one of the affordable resorts in Kerala offering 40 tastefully well-appointed rooms equipped with a kitchenette, mini refrigerator, fruit basket and a balcony. The backwater resort is built as separate cottage blocks with connecting bridges, and all the rooms offer soothing view of the turquoise blue pool from the comfort of your bed.

    There is an in-house wellness cum rejuvenation centre, which is a haven of for those seeking to wind down and renovate their mind and body. A natural treasure house, visually delightful with the blue of the lake and the green of the palms and vegetation, the resort enthralls tourists with its remarkable service.

    Multi-cuisine Restaurant, swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, recreation Area, boat rides and village walk.

     The resort is located in Kumarakom, and is 73 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    3400 onwards.

  • 19Coconut Lagoon

    Coconut Lagoon

    This eco-resort built on a coconut grove with intertwining water channels is one of the most amazing resorts in Kerala. Flanked by the palm trees and embraced in luxuries and comforts, this resort lies on the eastern shore of Lake Vembanad and is in close proximity to the Kavanar River whose glistening waters proffer an awesome backdrop to this property.

    To explore the local culture, witness the everyday life of the farmers and fishermen and see the various regions that specialize in the manufacturing of certain products like toddy, coir and unique handicrafts. Have an exhilarating experience at the traditional music and Kathakali dance performances held here.

    Restaurant, swimming pool, spa and yoga centre, gymnasium, free WiFi.

     The resort is located in Kumarakom Kottayam, 58 km from Kochi International Airport.

    INR 13000 onwards.

  • 20Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond Resort

    Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond Resort

    Niraamaya can be defined as the ultimate getaway in Kerala for a soulful and relaxed holiday. This Kumarakom resort regales you with luxury on the banks of Lake Vembanad with a  breathtaking view of the backwaters.

    The sprawling property has 27 luxury villa each an abode of opulence, cheer and warmth with an outdoor swimming pool to plunge into deep relaxation. Indulge your taste buds to mind-blowing gourmet cuisine dished to the finest local and global cuisine.

    The luxury private pools, the interior of the bathrooms and the bedrooms have been designed keeping minute details of comfort and luxury in mind.

    Amenities: Business center, restaurant, spa, outdoor pool, yoga.

    Location: Pallichira Road, Vayitharamattom, Kumarakom.

     INR 16000 onwards.

  • 21Kumarakom Lake Resort

    Kumarakom Lake Resort

    Any visitor to Kerala would love to see the backwaters here. These regions are the most beautiful and romantic in the world. The Kumarakom Lake Resort is located on the backwaters of Kumarakom. The 5-star luxury resort is also one of the heritage resorts in India acclaimed for providing luxury in its finest manifestation.

    Overlooking Lake Vembanad, the resort is a perch-point to view the vast lake. The emerald green waters beckon you to explore it. 
    The resort is spread on a 25-acre lush green area. The ambiance is soul-stirring, to say the least.

    The resort is an ode to Kerala’s legacy of being a hospitable region with all the ingredients to support a pleasurable stay. The resort is located 15 km from the Kottayam Railway Station. If you are coming from the Cochin International Airport, then you have to travel a distance of 72 km to get here. 

    Amenities: Outdoor activities, bbq, garden, spa, suana.

    Location: North Post, Vayitharamattom, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563

    Price: INR 17600 onwards.

  • 22The Zuri Kumarakom

    The Zuri Kumarakom

    This resort is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. The Zuri Kumarakom Resort is set amidst 18 acres of verdant greenery. As the resort is situated directly adjoining the lake, staying here is a unique experience. Inside the resort, you cannot ask for more. There are also private plunge pools to add to the luxury. Even this resort has won plenty of awards for service and quality of facilities offered and is one of the best luxury resorts in Kerala.

    The spa here is the largest in South India. Called the Maya Spa, this facility offers western, oriental, and ayurvedic treatment options. 
    You can try some authentic yoga here as well. Body Temple is the place to go to. This facility is in the middle of the lagoon and on an island. It would be a surreal experience practicing yoga with water surrounding you. A great place to sit and be absorbed in self-contemplation. 

    A wide variety of international spirits are offered here. 
    To experiment with exotic cocktails and have your favorite drink there is the Trunk Call Bar. Eat, wine, sleep, travel, and relax. There is no better place to experience this than at the Zuri Kumarakom resort during your trip to Kerala which includes a stay at this resort.

    Amenities: Restaurant, spa, yoga and meditation, fitness center and fishing at the lagoon.

    V 235 A1 to A54, Karottukayal, Kumarakom.

     INR 40000 onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Kochi

  • 23Sea Lagoon Health Resort

    Sea Lagoon Health Resort

    This health resort bounded by the vast stretches of Arabian Sea on one side, and beautiful backwaters on the other, boasts of some amazing views and flawless amenities. Featuring Kerala’s vibrant culture and traditional styles of architecture, the resort also retains the comforts of home, ensuring an unmatched stay experience.

    The resort offers the healing touch of Ayurveda, which can be a soothing remedy at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Comprising of 35 extensively furnished rooms, each boasts of a private balcony overlooking the sprawling beauty that envelops the location.

    Poolside restaurant, infinity pool, room service, mini bar, free WiFi.

    The resort is located in Vypeen Island, Kochi and is 23 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    6100 onwards.

  • 24Le Meridien

    Le Meridien

    Spread over a vast expanse of land, and nestled between the banks of tranquil backwaters, Le Meridien is one of the most iconic 5-star resorts in Kochi. The sprawling estate encompasses 223 well-appointed rooms and suites overlooking the peaceful backwaters.

    If you are planning a vacation to Kochi and are seeking touches of nature coupled with luxury, Le Meridien is the place to choose.

    Pool side Restaurant, swimming pool, room service, fitness center, spa and wellness center, mini bar, free WiFi.

     The resort is located in Ernakulam, and is 26 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 7
    200 onwards.

  • 25Sealine Beach Resort

    Sealine Beach Resort

    The Sealine Beach Resort overlooks the coast of Cherai Beach and is one of the top beach resorts in Kerala. Bordered by the Arabian Sea, the resort promises you a tropical stay amidst the pristine natural beauty of Kerala. The resort boasts impeccable modern amenities, top-class hospitality, Ayurvedic spa treatment, and a multi-cuisine restaurant while offering you a memorable beach stay.

    The picturesque sunset and sunrise from the resort is also an experience to look forward to. Choose from an array of an executive, air-conditioned deluxe, luxury suite rooms, each catering to a different budget type.

    Amenities: R
    ooftop Restaurant, swimming pool, currency exchange, spa and wellness center, beach view.

     The resort is located in Cherai Beach, and is 23 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    2400 onwards.

  • 26The Poovath Heritage - An Amritara Resort

    The Poovath Heritage - An Amritara Resort

    Steeped in reflections of the Dutch, British and Portuguese colonial era, the Poovath Heritage is a quiet, hidden gem of Kochi, flanked by the magnificent shores of Arabian Sea and the southwestern coast of India.

    The resort is perched on the white sands of Fort Kochi, a sleepy colonial town, and features an outdoor pool and multi-cuisine restaurant that serves a variety of cuisine, including Indian, Thai, Chinese or European dishes overlooking the sea. All the air-conditioned rooms are fitted with wooden flooring, large windows with sea or garden views, private bathroom and a minibar.

    Multi-cuisine Restaurant, swimming pool, library, airport shuttle, sea view, free WiFi.

     The resort is located on Dutch Cemetery Road, and is 27 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    5100 onwards.

  • 27Vedic Village Resorts

    Vedic Village Resorts

    One of the finest Kerala resorts, Vedic Village Resorts is shrouded in lush greenery and picturesque surroundings and offers a line of elegant cottages and warm hospitality to ensure a homely stay. Backed with modern amenities and beautiful interiors, the resort is perfect for those looking for a peaceful getaway coupled with quintessential tropical experience.

    Soak in the beauty of the early morning sun as it rises to blend in with the colourful hues of Kochi or enjoy an equally enchanting sun as it goes down the horizon, leaving stellar reflections in the waters of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy relaxing boat rides on the backwaters nearby, jump into the pool at the end of a tiring day, exploring or pamper yourself over an Ayurvedic Spa to cleanse of your fatigue.

    Swimming pool, airport transfer, ayurvedic spa, free WiFi, backwater cruise.

     The resort is located near Moothakunnam, and is 21.7 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    5750 onwards.

  • 28Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Kochi

    Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Kochi

    The resort is a theme based on one blending old-world Victorian charm with a modern architectural ambiance. Offering 5 Star facilities, the Vivanta by Taj Malabar resort is a favored place of stay for anyone looking for a luxurious stay in Cochin. The spa facilities here are world-class. The landscaped pool is a revelation. Each room overlooks the Cochin Harbour.

    All rooms are furnished with the best of amenities. These are contemporary rooms. Each room features a 32-inch flat screen television. 
    The interiors of the resort are classically styled befitting its stature amongst the best 5-star Kerala resorts. The Jiva Spa here is an acclaimed one. Various treatments are offered and some are unique to this spa. The Vivanta by Taj resort also has special facilities for the differently abled to enjoy a good vacation here. 

    The concierge service here is outstanding, making it amongst the top luxury resorts in Kerala. It is suited to reflect the culture of the state known for its hospitality and generosity. 
    There is no dearth of facilities. You get an excess of everything. In the end, you’d be just excessively happy, to say the least. Conveniently located close to the city’s business and leisure centres, you can explore the city during the day. 

    Amenities: Garden, swimming pool, bbq, restaurant, bar, free wifi.

    Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala 682009

    Price: INR 6400 onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Munnar

  • 29The Leaf Resort

    The Leaf Resort

    Nestled amidst lush green landscapes of Kerala, The Leaf Resort provides you with a relaxing stay in Munnar. Revitalize and pamper yourself over an Ayurvedic spa treatment at their in-house wellness center or sip on some wine with your partner at their pool side bar followed by a romantic dinner at their multi-cuisine restaurant.

    Bring along your friends and family and partake in outdoor activities like swimming, jogging or mini Golf. The place also features an open garden space where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself. Guests have access to a 24-hour tour desk to help chart out their sightseeing plan.

    Multi-cuisine restaurant, spa and wellness center, room service, kids’ clubhouse, swimming pool, golf (miniature).

    The resort is located in Chithirapuram, Idukki, and is 12 km away from the Munnar town.

    INR 4855 onwards.

  • 30Ragamaya Resort & Spa

    Ragamaya Resort & Spa

    Being among one of the best resorts in Kerala, Ragamaya Resort & Spa is a perfect bet for discerning travelers who want to revive their zeal towards life. It offers an outdoor pool and restaurant overlooking the majestic mountains.

    The resort is equipped with all the facilities including well furnished and air-conditioned rooms that are splendidly decorated and are replete with all the modern amenities for your comfortable and convenient stay. It is in close proximity to famous tourist spots like Mattupetty Dam, Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Tea Museum and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Restaurant, bicycle and car rental, airport shuttle, free WiFi, swimming pool.

    Location: The resort is located in Kallimaly, Rajakkad, and is 110 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 6500 onwards.

  • 31Aranyaka Resorts

    Aranyaka Resorts

    This resort is one of the most preferred accommodations for travelers owing to its spacious rooms, private balcony, elegant bathroom along with a calm and peaceful aura and mesmerizing views. You can choose to stay in one of the snug cottages or classy rooms of this resort and get away from the mad rush of the city.

    Overlooking the magical Athukkad waterfalls amidst the sun-kissed peaks, the resort stands out in its supreme glory and the healing aroma of eucalyptus trees dotting the property relaxes and rekindles your mind.

    Restaurant, garden, camp fire, room service, swimming pool.

    The resort is situated in Pullivasal Estate, 6 km from Munnar.

    Price: INR 
    3400 onwards.

  • 32Spicetree


    Take a break and escape to Kerala. Benefit from the luxurious stay at SpiceTree Resort. This resort is located on the Muttukadu-Periakanal Road in Nadukkurissu at Munnar. This is an ideal destination for adrenaline junkies from all across the world, as the resort offers exhilarating activities like trekking and hiking.

    If you are an admirer of nature then a plantation walk is highly advisable.  Meditate and swim to feel all energized on this vacation. Also, if reading gives you peace then find the book of your choice from the book bar at the resort. 

    Outdoor activities, spa, swimming pool, book bar, meditation, and yoga center.

    Muttukad-Periakanal Road, Nadukkurissu, Chinnakkanal P.O, Idukki, Munnar.

     INR 11000 onwards.

  • 33Club Mahindra

    Club Mahindra

    Escape the dinginess of the city life and embrace the wilds. Live amidst the mesmeric vistas at Club Mahindra, Munnar.  Showcasing an enticing panorama it comprises mountains, streams, tea plantations and waterfalls, this resort allures innumerable tourists.

    Lose yourself and move your body to the rhythm at the discotheque. Opt for the safari and go exploring the wilds. Also, purchase goodies from the souvenir shop and cherish these awesome moments and lovely experiences forever.

    Spa and gym, bar and tea room, discotheque and fun zone, souvenir shop, safari.

    Kochi - Madurai - Dhanushkodi Rd, Silent Valley, Munnar.

    INR 8200 onwards.

  • Best Resorts in Thekkady

  • 34ABAD Green Forest Resort

    ABAD Green Forest Resort

    If you are planning for a peaceful holiday in a pristine environment, ABAD Green Forest resort is the right pick for you. Lapped in bucolic surroundings in Kumily, this relaxing jungle resort offers all imperative amenities that you need for an impeccable holiday. The resort also organizes a live Keralite traditional musical performance for its guests every evening at the restaurant.

    Tailored to embrace nature in its true form, the resort also adds touches of homely comfort and luxury to offer you a memorable stay. Incorporating private balconies and orientation, each cottage beautifully combines wilderness with luxury.

    Swimming pool, spa and wellness center, free WiFi, restaurant, 24-hour front desk.

    The resort is located in Thekkady Jn. Kumaly, and is 190 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    4450 onwards.

  • 35Carmelia Haven

    Carmelia Haven

    The Carmelia Haven Resort is spread over 55 acres of spice and cashew plantations in Kerala’s Idukki, and boasts an Ayurvedic centre, outdoor pool, fitness centre and Yoga sessions for its guests. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating and the rooms are spacious and luxurious. The trip around the property, where the guide will show you various home grown spices, coffees, and cashews will add on to your experience.

    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place will surely make you feel like you are in haven. A good selection of freshly cooked Indian, Chinese and European dishes are served in their in-house Kolumban Restaurant and Mannakkudi Coffee Shop.

    Swimming pool, free breakfast, bike and cycle rental, free WiFi, restaurant, room service.

    Location: The resort is located in Idukki district, Thekkady and is 95 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    4300 onwards.

  • 36The Mountain Courtyard

    The Mountain Courtyard

    One of the affordable yet chic Kerala resort, blending nature and regalia, best décor and world-class amenities, this resort offers a perfect nirvana in the lap of nature and is acclaimed for its style and service.

    The courteous staff and cordial hospitality, poolside bar and barbecue, Ayurvedic spa therapies and a 24-hour travel desk, combine to form a comfortable stay for patrons. You can also try your hands at a game of table tennis, carom and chess at this resort, and bike and car hire are available.

    Swimming pool, spa, and wellness center, bike and car rental, free WiFi, restaurant, airport shuttle.

     The resort is located on Kottayam-Kumily Road, Thekkady, and is 103 km from Kochi International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    4250 onwards.

  • 37Greenwoods Resort

    Greenwoods Resort

    Popular for being one of the most amazing luxurious resorts in Kerala, the Greenwoods Resort offers lavish accommodation and also a plethora of amenities and activities. It is situated in Kumily, a small town that is enveloped by dense forests and spice-laden mountain slopes. Get awestruck by the exquisite beauty of Kerala and enjoy the sightseeing session, organized by the resort.

    Trigger your adrenaline rush, as you indulge in outdoor activities like Hiking and Rafting. You can also relax within the premises of the resort and sip onto a hot coffee, take a dip into the pool and later try your hand on some indoor games. These resorts are also famous amongst the couples for spending their romantic honeymoon in Kerala.

    Mini gym, swimming pool with kid's pool, recreation center, outdoor activities, indoor games.

    K.K.Road, Kumily, Thekkady, Kumily, 685509

    INR 4300 onwards.

  • 38Spices Lap Plantation Resort

    Spices Lap Plantation Resort

    This 4-star property is an idyllic destination for adventure freaks, travel enthusiasts, and eco-tourists. The sprawling property encircled with luxuriant woods, spice plantations, rich biodiversity, and tranquil environment is just 15 minutes’ drive from Periyar Lake and is one of the most sought after resorts in Kerala. Breakfast is provided every morning and includes continental and buffet options.

    The resort offers an outdoor pool, and there is also an on-site restaurant, which serves a variety of American, Australian and Argentinean dishes. The service offers a host of travel and accommodation services in Kerala including backwater cruises and local sightseeing as per your requirements as well as visits to ancient temples in the region.

    Swimming pool, spa and wellness center, free WiFi, restaurant, free parking, room service.

    The resort is located on Kottayam-Kumily road, and is 99 km from Kochi International Airport.

    INR 3900 onwards.

  • Other Resorts in Kerala

  • 39The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort

    The Travancore Heritage Beach Resort

    This sea side resort features accommodations in a traditional architecture with smooth interior lighting, wooden flooring, spacious sky-open bathrooms and a minibar. Guests can pamper themselves over relaxing traditional Indian Ayurveda treatments and massages or enjoy swimming at one of the 2 outdoor pools.

    And if you enjoy wandering through the mountains, soft trekking, campfires and occasional rendezvous with wild animals then this place is the best retreat for you. The property also offers a small library, card games and a small shop that sells cosmetics and beachwear. On-site restaurant, Open House overlooks the pool, and churns out tasty seafood and local ethnic cuisines.

    Swimming pool, private beach area, restaurant, free WiFi, spa and wellness center.

    Location: The resort is located in Adimalathura, Kottukal, and is 19 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    6800 onwards.

  • 40Neeleshwar Hermitage

    Neeleshwar Hermitage

    This calm and blissful retreat is one of the best resorts in Kerala known for its scenic beauty, excellent service and great food and services. The resort is cradled between wide sweeping beaches and has a panoramic view of the beach and specializes in traditional Ayurvedic treatments of Kerala as well.

    The luxurious resort also features a multi cuisine a-la-carté restaurant, free bike and cycle for traversing the area, a shared lounge and a small shop selling local knick knacks. Amongst these finest havens to stay in, there are also a bunch of luxe pavilion rooms that serve you with top-class modern facilities.

    Swimming pool, beachfront, bar, restaurant, free WiFi, spa and wellness center.

     The resort is located in Kasaragod district, near Nileswaram, and is 95 km from Mangalore International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    13200 onwards.

  • 41Turtle On the Beach

    Turtle On the Beach

    This beachfront resort offers rooms overlooking the quiet and spectacular Kovalam beach where you can relax and unwind completely. The lovely ambiance coupled with the service by passionate staff makes for a comfortable stay here.

    Stylish modern rooms feature wooden accents with traditional Indian touches and are fitted with an outdoor seating area, a DVD player and flat-screen TV. Patrons can pamper themselves over a traditional Indian beauty treatment or approach the tour desk to assist you with sightseeing arrangements. Four eateries await guests of the resort.

    Swimming pool, spa, and wellness center, bar, restaurant, free WiFi, airport shuttle.

     The resort is located in Kovalam, and is 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    7600 onwards.

  • 42Mascot Beach Resort

    Mascot Beach Resort

    The cliff-top Mascot Beach Resort overlooks the beautiful Arabian Sea and rock offers the most panoramic view of the famed Kannur shoreline. The resort has an Ayurvedic spa, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi with poolside umbrellas and long reclining poolside cots.

    Guests can arrange day trips at the tour desk, or book a conference hall at one of the heritage-styled meeting rooms with swanky wooden pillars and large windows that provide fascinating views of pristine nature. Soak in the traditional living and warmth of Kerala and allow gentle currents of culture to immense you in the true essence of the Kerala backwaters.

    Swimming pool, beachfront, free WiFi, airport shuttle.

     The resort is located in Kannur, and is 21 km from Kannur International Airport.

    3450  onwards.

  • 43Vythiri Village Resort

    Vythiri Village Resort

    One of the best places to spend your holiday in Kerala amid the tranquil settings of swinging palm trees, balmy air emitting from the Arabian Sea and amazing views of the Wayanad Hills in Malabar, is to book a stay in Vythiri Village Resort. The resort is spread over 20 acres of land and offers well-appointed rooms, ozone-treated outdoor pool and pampering spa treatments.

    Guests can exercise at the fully-equipped fitness centre, arrange day trips and cultural shows at the tour desk or avail the equipment at the business centre. The in-house restaurant serves international cuisine and barbecue nights can be arranged upon request.

    Swimming pool, spa and wellness center, beachfront, free WiFi, free breakfast.

     The resort is located in Vythiri town, and is 70 km from Calicut International Airport.  

    Price: INR 
    7600 onwards.

  • 44Poovar Island Resort

    Poovar Island Resort

    Get the thrill of a long lasting backwaters experience and cordial hospitality as you stay at one of the popular Kerala resorts, situated amidst the picturesque countryside landscape. The resort features an indoor swimming pool along with 86 cottages, out of which 48 rooms feature hammocks in each balcony.

    Guests can enjoy trout fishing and boating, or request for massage services at their in-house wellness and spa center. The restaurant at the property serves South Indian, Indian and Chinese cuisines including delectable local cuisines of the land like Karimeen, Tapioca, fish curry, Kappa and toddy.

    Swimming pool, spa and wellness center, free WiFi, bar, airport shuttle.

    The resort is located in Pozhiyoor, and is 26 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    7300 onwards.

  • 45Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam

    Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam

    Located approximately at a distance of 3 Km from the Mararikulam railway station, the Marari Beach Resort holds a very prominent position. It is easier and convenient for travelers to reach this resort and take pleasure in everything it proffers.  A swim in the outdoor swimming pool is even more exhilarating as the lush green vistas are hypnotic and a treat for the eyes.

    There are open grounds where you along with your family and friends can indulge in joyful activities. Considering your comfort level, they also provide diet meals on request. You could enjoy the multi-cuisine delicacies at their restaurant.  

    Outdoors activities, s
    wimming pool, bar, restaurant, beach front.

    Marari Beach, S.L. Puram, Mararikulam P.O., Alappuzha, Kerala 688549

    Price: INR 14300 onwards.

  • 46Bansura Hill Resort

    Bansura Hill Resort

    Experience living at one of the most luxurious resorts in India. The Bansura Hill resort is located approximately 10 km from Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram temple and about 11 km from Banasura Meenmutty Waterfalls. Encompassing approximately 14 hectares of land and being covered by the tropical forest the Bansura Hill Resort invites you all to encounter a mesmerizing experience.

    The entire area is bestowed with a variety of flora and fauna that makes it look heavenly. The resort arranges adventure activities like Wildlife and Nature trails and trekking to serve you thrill seekers. Also, take part in the history and tribal tours to know more about the culture.

    Outdoor activities, swimming pool, yoga, garden, games room.

    Vellamunda, Wayanad, Kerala 670731

    INR 6100 onwards.

  • 47The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort

    The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort

    Breathe in the fresh air and let the ayurvedic treatments at Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort rejuvenate all your senses and brighten up your mood. It is a luxurious Kerala resort situated on the shores of the exquisite Nattika Beach in Thrissur, Kerala. Show your skills at the indoor games arranged at the sea facing lounge.

    Have friendly matches with your dear ones at the tennis court. After a revitalizing ayurvedic massage, explore a large number of books at the resort's library. Also, a  jacuzzi always plays its charm, when it comes to relieving stress. Plan an epic vacation in Kerala and let the Nattika Beach Resort provide comfortable services of your choice and interests.

    Sea facing lounge with indoor games, tennis court, swimming pool and jacuzzi, souvenir shop, resort library, cultural programs, Ayurveda centers.

    Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala 680566

    Price: INR 7200 onwards.

  • 48Havelia Island Resort

    Havelia Island Resort

    One of the best Kerala resorts to stay during your Kerala holidays, Havelia Island Resort’s world-class hospitality is perhaps the driving factor that makes guests want to visit time and again. The resort features spacious rooms with a panoramic view of the wide blue waters of the Arabian Sea, unmatched Ayurvedic treatments, yoga and meditation sessions and a terrace.

    You can also enjoy the distinct seafood treat in the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant. The resort is in close proximity to Poovar Estuary and Bird Watching Centre.

    Swimming pool, free WiFi, restaurant, airport shuttle, free parking, garden.

     The resort is located in Pozhiyoor, Trivandrum, and is 28 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.  

    Price: INR 
    4950 onwards.

  • 49Green Palm Ayurveda Resort

    Green Palm Ayurveda Resort

    This resort is in close proximity to major tourist attractions of Kovalam including Kovalam Beach, Villani Lake, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and Napier Museum. The resort is a great option for families and offers several facilities such as children's play area, travel desk, fitness center, and airport transfer.

    The property features air-conditioned rooms with amenities like a small kitchen, fridge, minibar and attached bathroom with essential toiletries. You can relish authentic and flavorful dishes in the serene ambiance of the in-house swanky restaurant serving traditional Kerala cuisine and some exotic international dishes.

    Swimming pool, wake-up call, free WiFi, restaurant, car rental, library.

     The resort is located 13 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    2250 onwards.

  • 50Estuary Island Resort

    Estuary Island Resort

    This charming retreat situated adjacent to Poovar Island is flanked by copious shades of coconut and palm trees and is one of the famous resorts in Kerala. The rooms are all styled in a traditional Kerala architecture infused with contemporary luxury and classic wood furnishings and flooring.

    The resort also offers soothing Ayurvedic massages and you can indulge in rejuvenation programs, body purification and detoxification as well as a stress buster and joint care programs. Local and Asian dishes and seafood specialties can be sampled in one of the four multi-cuisine restaurants. Alternatively, you can also explore Trivandrum with assistance from the tour desk.

    Swimming pool, free WiFi, restaurant, airport shuttle.

    ocation: The resort is located in Poovar, and is 25 km from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

    Price: INR 
    5250 onwards.

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Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Wayanad, Banasura Sagar Dam is a picturesque tourist hotspot. Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, it boasts of extensive natural beauty with beautiful flora and fauna, majestic hills and mesmerising waterfalls. The Banasura Sagar is a photographer’s delight and offers the most beautiful views from the top of the hill.

It is also famous among adventure enthusiasts who look forward to thrilling activities like boating, trekking, horse racing and camel rides. For the avid trekkers, Banasura hill peak is hailed as one of the most challenging treks. Along with that Banasura Hill Resort adds to the charm of this place that is known as the only ‘earthen’ resort in the country.

Location: Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara, Kerala

Best Time to visit: November to May offers the most ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

Timings: The opening timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is just 2.3 kilometres away from the bus station.


Kuruva Island

Located in the middle of Kabini river, Kuruva Island is a natural paradise that is replete with diverse flora and fauna in the most beautiful surroundings. It is blessed with evergreen forests all around that makes it a mesmerising picnic spot away from all pollution and noise of the city.

One of the most exciting things about Kuruva Island for tourists is their famous boat rides on bamboo rafts. Trekkers also visit Kuruva Island to explore the pristine environment and witness the most exotic species of plants, animals and birds here.  

The enthralling beauty of this island attracts many people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and surround themselves in the serenity of nature.

Location: Kuruvadweep, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Kuruva Island could be visited from October to May

Entry fee: INR 80/ USD 1.23 for Indians and INR 150/USD 2.3 for foreigners

Timings: The visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mondays are holiday

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 36 kilometres away.


The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.


Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

One of the most beautiful heritage sightseeing places in Wayanad, Jain Temple is known for its interesting history. It was built in 13th century A.D. and largely came to prominence when this ancient temple was used by Tipu Sultan to store ammunition. 

The ruins of Jain Temple in Sulthan Battery resonate the vital presence and influence of Jain community in the state of Kerala.

Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jain Temple boasts of Vijayanagara style of architecture and has preserved beautiful and intricate carvings on its granite pillars. It is revered as one of the holiest places for the Jains and a festival is celebrated during Mahavir Jayanthi. 

This historically important temple in Kerala is a great visit to appreciate the art and culture of this place.

Location: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala

Best Time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit the temple.

Entry fee: None

Timings: The temple is open for visitors during the day.

Distance from Wayanad: It is around 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad


Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places to visit in Wayanad. 

It is famous for harbouring a diverse number of flora and fauna. Taking a wildlife safari is the most thrilling activity that one should undertake at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary to make their Wayanad vacation memorable.

This natural habitat is a great sightseeing place to spot elephant herds, deer, langurs, panthers, tigers, Indian bison and the rare Slender Loris. Moreover, this wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful experience for tourists with their tree huts which are open for stay. 

This beautiful attraction allows the tourists to seek some natural solace and take delight in the company of the wonderful wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

Location: It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road.

Best Time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 115/ USD 1.77 for Indians. For foreigners, the entry fees is INR 300/ USD 4.62

Timings: The timings are 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the mornings. For the evenings, the timings are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 45 kilometres.


Edakkal Caves

Travel back in time to the Stone Age with a visit to Edakkal Caves that are located on the Ambukuthi Hills. Edakkal literally translates to ‘a stone in between’ and this cave and showcases a natural masterpiece. 

It is associated with many myths and considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal caves are not actually considered to be caves in a scientific sense yet remain a great piece of archaeological curiosity for tourists. 

These caves are identified as a Neolithic settlement and present the evidence of a pre-historic society of highly civilised people. These caves draw in a number of history buffs and students of archaeology who wish to explore these mysterious caves.

Height: It is located at a height of 1200 metres above sea level on the Ambukuthi Hills.

Location: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala

Entry Fee: INR 15/USD 0.23 per person

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Edakkal Caves is during the months of December to May.

Timings: The visiting time to Edakkal caves is from morning 9:30 to evening 4:30.

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 48 kilometres from here.


Lakkidi View Point

Famous for its mesmerising scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad. 

Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. 

Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.

Height: It is located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level.

Location:  Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Lakkidi View Point at the time of early morning or early evening to get the best views.

Timings: The visiting hours are from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance to reach here is approximately 32 kilometres.


Meenmutty Waterfalls

One of the delightful of Wayanad tourist places, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall that will take your breath away. A scenic trek through the lush green forest from the Wayanad-Ooty Road leads up to this picturesque natural wonder. 

There are separate decks which can be accessed in different ways to view the different tiers of this spectacular waterfall. The roaring waters of Meenmutty Falls are situated in the lush forests that makes it a delight for photographers. 

Tourists can exalt in a magnificent view of Banasura Sagar Dam from the peak of the third tier of this waterfall. With thundering visuals of the scenery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is hailed as one of the most thrilling places for adventure lovers in Wayanad.

Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from October to May.

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The waterfall is located just 2 kilometres from the bus station.


Neelimala View Point

Promising one of the most enthralling trekking experiences in Wayanad tourist places, Neelimala View Point is a must visit for adventure aficionados. 

It presents some amazing trails that cross the most picturesque landscape of Western Ghats. Tourists are in for a charming surprise as Neelimala View Point offers gushing streams and verdant valleys on the way up to the hill.

This place is a splendid tourist spot where you can appreciate the company of nature with the misty clouds and its pristine ambience. 

This beauty of this popular trekking and camping site is accentuated by the Meenmutti waterfall that brings out the most wonderful view of the place.

Location: Neelimala Viewpoint, Vaduvanchal, Kerala

Best Time to visit: January to May and September to December is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: The entry fees here is INR 500/ USD 7.7 for a jeep that could carry 6-7 people

Timings: Tourists could visit Neelimala Viewpoint any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.


Attukal Waterfalls

It is one of the four main waterfalls of Munnar and is very popular among adventure seekers, as the dirt mountain path through the forest gives chills on every step towards Attukal Waterfalls. Take your swimwear as the pool at the bottom of the fall has enough water to dip and bath. 

It is highly recommended that you visit Munnar during Monsoon season if waterfalls top the list of ‘places to visit in Munnar.’ Attukal waterfall is located between Munnar and Pallivasal and can be reached by crossing a wooden bridge. 
The waterfalls in Munnar witness hordes of tourist every year and Attukal is one of those famous waterfalls which is mystically beautiful.

2nd Floor, Mermaid Complex, Nadaiyar road, Munnar 685612

Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM

One can pay INR 100 per person to a guide who can lead the trek through the narrow mountain path.

Suggested Read: Things to Do in Munnar for a lovely vacation!


Irupu Falls

Escape into the allure of nature and its magnificence with a visit to Irupu Falls. One of the most enchanting places to visit in Wayanad, Irupu Falls is one of the most legendary sightseeing places in Wayanad. 

This spectacular waterfall derives its roots from the legends of Ramayana and also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This place is known for its serene ambience that showcases the captivating beauty of this glorious cascade from a height of 60 feet. 

Irupu Falls draws in a number of devotees who believe that a dip in its waters cleanses one’s sins and pay respect to the Shiva temple located along the banks of the river.

Location: Irupu Falls, Irupu Falls Rd, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months of monsoons are the best time to witness the Irupu Falls at its maximum beauty.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The timings at Irupu Falls is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 56 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:


Pothamedu View Point

Drenched in the mist and greenery, Pothamedu viewpoint is a spot worth trekking to. This viewpoint enables a panoramic vista of the valley and if the day is clear, you can also see Muthirapuzha River and Idukki Arch Dam from quite a height. The view is made of a series of emerald hill slopes where tea, coffee, cardamom, and pepper make a blanket of green all over the hills.

While you are enjoying the mesmerizing view of the valley, take a sip of ginger tea from the only tea shop nearby and you would love spending your evening at Pothamedu. Watching the sun slide down the horizon in the vast expanse of the Sahyadri ranges is one perfect way of spending your vacation in this quaint town. 
Pothamedu is one of the many places to visit in Munnar which have a refreshing environ.

Pothamedu, Munnar.

Timings: 9 AM to 7:30 PM

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