Wayanad Lux Inn is located at the Pulpally – Thanniteruvu Road at Pulpally in Wayanad. Spread over 1017.48 meter square, it is an ideal and relaxing holiday Kerala Resort. Wrapped in the lush embrace of a tropical rain-forest, the guests are sure to dwell in perfect harmony with nature – pristine and waiting to be explored. The striking variation in topography is reflected in the skies that shift from an azure blue to burnt yellow to indigo within hours. The romantic surroundings are gracefully coupled with comfort in this Eco-experience resort. As for the climate, the deluge in the hills stands in sharp contrast to the salutary climes of the meadows. This is a land that is as fascinating as it is mercurial. (more…)
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4 Days Wayanad Wonders helps to enjoy the unexplored pristine nature of Wayanad. Evergreen forests and wooded hills of Wayanad will mesmerize you. (more…)
Day 01: Cochin On arrival, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. After relaxation, afternoon we’ll take you to Fort Cochin. The important places to visit are Fort Cochin and Mattancherry. Sight seeing includes Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Jew street, St Francis Church and Chinese fishing nets. Evening is free for shopping. Cochin now has some of the best textile showrooms and jewelry shops which offers a wide range of dress materials/ornaments. Overnight at hotel. (more…)
Soochippara Waterfalls ( Sentinel Rock waterfall ),Wayanad
Edakkal Caves, the two natural caves situated around 1,200 feet above the sea level, are the richest pictographic gallery of pre historic stone carvings. The Edakkal Caves lie at Ambukuthi mountain ranges near Ambalavayal, about 12km from Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district of Kerala. “Edakkal” literally means “a stone in between”, and this describes formations of two natural rocks which were formed by splitting of an enormous rock. Light enters the cave through a big gap at the right-hand corner . The Edakkal cave site is on an ancient route connecting the high ranges of Mysore to the ports of Malabar. (more…)
The Wayanad Monsoon Festival, Splash 2011 is due again and its time to go splashing in the rain. Wayanad Tourism Organization ( WTO) annouced the third edition of the Wayanad Monsoon Festival from July 8-10,when clouds dance in the skies,monsoon winds blow from the seas,gentle woods start dancing to rainy tunes and columns of mist start to fly down from heavens to meadows. (more…)
Kerala Fascinating Facts:-
- Kerala located on the southern most end of India, covering a distance of 550km along with the southwest cost of India.
- Kerala is the only state in India, which is famous for its tranquil backwaters, which are lifeline of the state.
- Kerala is famous for Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine for treatment, which is well known across the globe.
- Kerala is the home of the well-known art forms like Kathakali, Koodiyattam etc
- Kerala has the highest literacy rate among all the Indian states (more…)
Kerala is truly God’s own country when it comes to the beauty of the land. Lush green paddy fields, pristine beaches, awe inspiring backwater vistas, loffy mist clad peaks, plantation views, emerald forests. The list is seemingly endless. Mother Nature has been bountiful with her largess when it came to Kerala. (more…)
Kerala Tourism has come up with an action plan to develop quality souvenirs for the promotion of the destination and to create a branded stream of souvenirs for the state. Despite emerging as a global tourist destination, Kerala has often come under flak by tourists and tour operators for the non – availability and the poor quality of souvenirs. Souvenirs should ideally be small, handy and easy for tourists to carry. (more…)
One of the highest locations in Wayanad, this hill station is situated 5 km south of Vythiri,Lakkidi, known as the gateway to Wayanad, lies around 700 m above sea level, at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat Pass. Lofty peaks, murmuring streams and luxuriant forests with its winding roads add magic to the journey up this hill station.
Vythiri tucked away amidst the mist-capped mountains and breathtaking scenery this quaint little hill station of Kerala is situated 1300 m above sea level. Vythiri beautiful hill station of Kerala is famous for its coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber plantations. Located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, Vythiri is a must visit hill station while you tour to Kerala.
Caressed by the sweet- scented breeze from exotic spice gardens, Haritagiri Hotel and Ayurvedic village in Kalpetta, Wayanad is the perfect place for the pristine beauty of the Western Ghats, the hotel is easily accessible by road and close to the region’s popular tourist spots. A venture of the Soorya Group headed by Mr.V.M Radhakrishnan, Chairman, assisted and supported by a strong team of highly experienced professionals, Haritagiri has made a name for itself as a resort providing extremely good and efficient quality of services. (more…)
Bekal Beach Resort and Spa – An architectural symphony
Conceived as the Heaven in the God’s own Country, Bekal Beach Resort and spa is located in Kasargod, the northern district of Kerala. It is a top end five star deluxe beach resort with 166 cottages, built in traditional Kerala architectural style.The first planned beach resort destination in the Country, it is developed by Government of Kerala.
Mr. U.V. Jose, the managing Director and CEO of the project elaborates the details of the project to Kerala Holidays 247
Can you please narrate the Bekal project and its stake holders?
It is developed in 55.43 acres of land with a theme ‘true celebration of Kerala heritage with focus on Malabar. The resort has a total built up area of about 3,00,000 sq.ft. It features different types of rooms including water villas, pool villas, beach villas, garden villas and spas and a state-of-the –art convention centre with a seating capacity of 2000.The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 107.85 crores.
The Bekal Beach Resort and Spa is developed by Government of Kerala through Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC)with private sector participation.
It is being set up by Green Gateway Leisure LTD(GGL), the hospitality arm of Air Travel Enterprises India Limited (ATE)Group, Trivandrum.
Are we on the right tracks in terms meeting the milestone?
Land development and piling are going on as we speak. The cloakroom construction has started and expected to complete in 3 months. By august 2011, a pilot project will be commissioned with more than 100 rooms.
What are specialty and the significance of the resort?
It’s a first of its kind, a model resort incorporating all aspect of responsible tourism-economic, social and environment. For economic side-when we develop we include local community so that the benefits circulate down. When we started this project the place was like an isolated village with 300 plus families and with no roads. Because of our resort a road has been constructed in a shared land and the local community is now connected with other parts of the area by road. With 156 rooms and all facilities, a resort of this kind can be helpful to local community. We are motivating local people to cultivate vegetable, fish and other things and we can procure these things for the resorts instead of buying from outside states. This way we are making this resort a truly model resort to enhance social, economic and environment standards.
The site has unique feature of both beach and backwater frontage. It has 400 meters of beach and 700 meters of backwater frontage with a scenic lush green of coconut palms. The accommodation units are mostly single storied cottages.
What are the other facilities planned in the resort?
The resort will be equipped with Library, Money Exchange/ ATM, Travel Desk, Internet Centre with WiFi access, Health club and Beauty salon, Handicraft Village, kids club, Facilities for differently abled, amphitheatre and Open air auditoriums, Water Sports Activities, Canal Boating and Walking & jogging trails.
What are the future plans of GGL?
GGL is special purpose vehicle set up only for Bakel resort project. A series of many projects have initially envisaged being the Bakel as the first one. Plans for other phases are yet to be finalized. These projects will cover areas from south to north of Kerala including Trivandrum, Kumarakom, cochin, Wayanad, Kasargod etc.
Vythiri Resort – Casting a natural Spell
Vythiri Resort, situated in the secluded green forest of Wayanad, discloses to you multitudes of rare experiences. No doubt, they are awesome and rejuvenating. Tread in to the wilderness of the forests of this land. It holds endless mysteries like prehistoric caves, peaks natural lakes, ancient temples and fragrant spice plantations. Within these forests you’ll come across several tropical animals and birds. Secluded from the bawl of the cities, in this different world, you can hum along with the sweet symphony rendered by forest cuckoos and watch the rhythm of the streams and waterfalls that dot the forest. You can contemplate for long, beside the streams that gurgle past your cottage. Just lie still and listen to the waterfalls. Let the waters sweep away your cares. Encounter rare birds on tour balcony,drift away to sleep while the rain forest ensemble plays live, breathe in the fragrances of cardamom, Coffee, tea and vanilla. (more…)
Elappully Panchayat came out as the winner of the social reality show, Green Kerala Express, first of its kind in the country. This panchayat was the favourite among the 140-odd grama panchayats and bagged first prize of Rs 1 crore. (more…)
Like a shining diamond in the centre of a bejeweled crown, Thrissur is situated right in the middle of Kerala. This “Cultural Capital” is a city whose heart is so stuffed with tradition and its warm inhabitants so very content with its past that it defies the cultural progress of this sylvan city. Covering an area of about 3032 sq. km, Thrissur is the fourth largest city in Kerala and has a rich cultural heritage and an interesting history. The name Thrissur originates from the word “Thriu shiva perur” which in the local language means “the abode of Lord Shiva”. The influential king Shakthan Thampuran is the architect of this beautiful city that is bedecked with ancient palaces, historic buildings, quaint temples and sprawling mansions. Built on elevated land around a 65 acre hillock on which the well known Vadakkumnathan temple elegantly stands, Thrissur attracts a flurry of tourists from the world over. Around 3.6 hectares of land called the Thekkinkadu surrounding the temple is bordered by a spacious circular road called the Swaraj Round. This Thrissur Round is the central reference point and is one of the largest roundabouts in India. (more…)
Wayanad known as the ‘Land of the paddy fields’ and situated in the north-eastern part of the state. Wayanad is undoubtedly the greenest district in Kerala. Occupying a total area of around 2126 sq. kms, this little dreamland is safely cradled by Mother Nature in the lanky mountains of the Western Ghats. This idyllic destination shies away from the nearest sea shore of Kozhikode which is about 76 kms away. Close proximity to leading tourist centers of South India like Ooty, Bangalore, Mysore, Kannur and Coorg provides this paradise with tremendous tourism potential. (more…)
Meenmutty Heights is perched on the picturesque hills of Wayanad near the meenmutty waterfalls. Set in a two hundred acre estate of tea and coffee gardens, accommodation comprises seven studio suites including three individual cottages. The spacious suit furnished in ethnic style, inclusive of modern amenities and with breathtaking views of the tea estates and Meenmutty River. The cottages are surrounded on all four sides by serene green tea gardens and orchards with spice and fruit trees, including pepper, cardamom, vanilla, asafetida, cloves, avocado, mangostin, areca nut, sweet lime, orange trees, jack fruit trees, plantain, etc. The Kerala resort also has its own vegetable farm. (more…)
Pranavam Homestays is one of Wayanad’s oldest Kerala homestays and is unparalleled as a retreat from the stress and strains of the outside world. Set in 150 acres of coffee and spice plantations, it offers guests a great mix of luxurious rooms set amidst nature and fantastic hospitality from Muddy Boosts and the owners who live nearby. The reviews on trip advisor attest to the service quality at Pranavam. Little wonder that it was chosen by Outlook Traveler as one of the best three homestays in Wayanad. (more…)