If you love to wake up to a mist filled mornings, the sound of a rooster’s alarm or singing birds, or the warmth of sunbeams filtering through an orchard, just pack your bags and head for Glenora Homestay in Vaduvanchal, a small village nestled in Wayanad, the land and tea and coffee plantations, spices, legends and folklore’s.
An approved homestay and farm tourism provider, Glenora Homestay has a lot to offer to the weary city dweller. The Homestay’s cool and calm atmosphere, fabulous sunrise and sunset views, distant waterfalls, mist-clad mountains, orchards, avian companions like peacocks, parrots, pigeons and sparrows- are all sights and sounds rare to the city dweller.
Hosts Mr. Rajagopal and Ms.Jayarani Rajagopal are known for their hospitality and consider it a privilege to share their residence with their visitors. Facilities include bedrooms with all modern facilities, houseboat facility on prior request, stay in the watch tower atop bamboo trees and several other amenities. Of the two double rooms with modern amenities, one is inside the house and the other is in the outhouse. The place can accommodate four adults and four kids. The cottage has two large bedrooms with attached bathroom and two balconies, one facing the front and one towards the back. There is a common pathway from the main resort to connect these cottages, which make it easier and safer for large families and groups. The spot has more than 20 different varieties of fruit trees which attract many birds. Ayurveda treatments and messages packages under the supervision of a qualified Ayurveda doctor are available on request. Enjoy traditional Kerala food at Glenora but with a difference –all the vegetables are farm fresh and organically cultivated.
Glenora Homestay also provides the visitor a wonderful rural Kerala feel with first-hand experiences of coffee, pepper and vanilla farming. Oranges, sweet lime, areca nut, leechi, avocado trees abound in the estate. The best time to visit Glenora is between December and April- the harvest season for vanilla, coffee and pepper. Those who want a taste of Kerala’s famous monsoon could visit this exotic homestay during July-August
With its hills, rocks, jungle trails and waterfalls, Wayanad is a great spot for both adventure and leisure travel. Sunrise Valley, Chembra Peak, the Wildlife Sanctuary at Muthanga, Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal caves, Phantom Rock, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Pookote Lake, Kanthanpara Falls, etc., are nearby attractions.
Getting there: Glenora Homestay is on the Calicut-Ooty Road and is accessible from Kalpetta Bus Station (21km), Calicut Railway Station (94 km) and Calicut International Airport (120km).
Glenora Home Stay,
Padivayal, Vaduvanchal P.O.
Phones: +91 4936 217550, 217450
Mobile: +91 9447145448