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Luxury Hotel in Wayanad on top of a hill

by travelmynation
Luxury Hotel in Wayanad

We often head to Wayanad, a quaint hill station in Kerala located 300kms from Bangalore. It makes for a perfect getaway due to its proximity to home, it’s wildlife and breathtaking landscape.

It’s yet another weekend today and we are headed to Kalpetta. Our objective is to see some wildlife and enjoy Kerala cuisine.
Luxury Hotel in Wayanad

The Drive to Wayanad

We take the route that crossed Muthanga wildlife sanctuary. Located next to Bandipur, Muthanga is known for its elephant and deer population with the occasion tiger/leopard sighting. As we reach Muthanga, we slow down hoping to spot something. The landscape looks barren; brown bald trees and dried out shrubs. The sun is shining hard on us and we are feeling a little hot even with the AC on. We wonder how animals survive this without any shade of water.

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Our car nudges on slowly and the landscape has turned green. Signs of water nearby. High chances of spotting some elephants maybe. We linger on but looks like we’re out of luck. We lose hope and move on looking for lunch options.

Location – Muthanga forest. The location of our first stop. Tucked away in the forest is a small guest house with a small rocky stream flowing nearby. Plenty of Elephant and deer sightings and unfortunately we weren’t carrying our camera at the time.
Luxury Hotel in WayanadOur stay at the first guesthouse was pleasant. Food and service were top notch and now its time to move to the next homestay.
Luxury Hotel in WayanadLuxury Hotel in WayanadSome sort of green tea served upon arrival. Couldn’t figure out what it was but it sure tasted really good!
Luxury Hotel in WayanadAfter a long scenic uphill drive, we arrive at our homestay/hotel. We had seen pictures of it earlier but the place is just so much more beautiful in real. Pictured above is a view of the Karapuzha Dam from our property. The rooms are comfy, equipped with all amenities and a view like that. Lunch is served to us on the portico. Food, cooked by a local villager, smells of herbs and spices and tastes heavenly.

After a big meal, we decide to take a stroll around the property. The estate manager tell us that they have a cave room and a small natural pond, so we decided to check these out as well.
Luxury Hotel in WayanadThe stay was memorable; staff was friendly telling us stories about how this property came about, they cooked us some great dishes and the view in the morning was just so pretty. We had a good experience and even though we didn’t see any wildlife apart from the stay deer/wild boar, we are surely going to come back to this place! Kudos to the owners and staff for being so hospitable!

You can read more about them here and here!

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9 comments

Akash Banerjee April 25, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Excellent guys.So proud of you. You underpin the point that we may not get to heaven in the afterlife but we sure need to experience what God has created for humans on his canvas called the earth. No corner in his creation is too little or too grand, it is just his way to ensure no 2 places are the same and hence accord respect where it is due. And we are absolutely pleased that you are our eyes to these beautiful creations of God.

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travelmynation April 25, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Thank you for the kind words😀😀😀😀😀

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Nitumoni Bora April 26, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Very nice . Good reading. Definitely calls us..

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travelmynation April 26, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Thank you for the encouragement😀😀

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Raakesh May 5, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Oh! To be young again

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Bramma October 23, 2017 - 3:11 PM

what is the name of the property you had put photos of?

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travelmynation October 23, 2017 - 3:26 PM

This is mount Xanadu in Wayanad.

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BrammA October 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Hey Thanks a ton for your quick reply!

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travelmynation October 23, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Cool!!

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