An idyllic destination for the vacationing and business traveler, Wayanad is a quaint hill District in north western Kerala, in a region of immense beauty and a dazzling variety of wildlife and fauna. The majestic landscape is strewn with lofty ridges, dense tropical forests, spectacular waterfalls and gurgling mountain streams. Numerous trekking trails snake through the forests, with numerous spots ideal for adventure sports.
Wayanad is ideal for travelers with a passion for the outdoors. The landscape is majestic, composed of rugged, lofty ridges interspersed with dense forests, deep valleys, spectacular waterfalls and mountain streams. Numerous outback trails and trekking routes snake through the forests with many spots ideal for adventure sports. Visitors will also find delight in the dazzling profusion of flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats. Wayanad is home to many ancient, indigenous nomadic tribes who still practice their age-old customs and rituals. The forests also contain the fascinating Edakkal Caves, a Neolithic cave dwelling with Petroglyphs, the only known example in South India and a protected UNESCO Heritage Site.
Kerala Tour package with Wayanad
Fly Emirates via Dubai.
Upon arrival in Cochin you’ll be met and transferred to the lush and green area of Alleppey. Here stay two nights at Olavipe, a charming family home near the calm backwaters where authentic Keralan life can be experienced at close quarters.
Enjoy a relaxed day exploring the surrounding villages, coir works, temples and life around the backwaters.
Board a private riceboat this morning for a cruise along the palm-fringed backwaters of Vembanad Lake. Traditional local dishes are served on board by your private crew.
Disembark after breakfast for a short drive to Kanam Estate. Stay in the midst of a rubber plantation at Serenity for two nights. Once the plantation manager’s residence, this property has been tastefully restored whilst retaining the local charm and character of the area.
Enjoy a leisurely day visiting the surrounding spice plantations which comprise pepper, areca nut, nutmeg and cardamom. There’s also the opportunity to spend some time bathing the resident elephant!
Drive to the picturesque tea growing country of Munnar and check-in to the colonial Talliar Estate Tea Bungalow.
Visit the Eravikulam Sanctuary, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. There is also time for one of the following options, a visit to a nearby tea factory, a walk in the tea estate or a picnic by the waterfalls.
Drive through reserve forests to Sethumada, in the midst of coconut groves, for two nights.
Visit the Parambikulam Sanctuary, home to wild elephants, gaur, langur, chital, leopard, lion-tailed macaque and an abundance of birdlife. Later on today enjoy a bullock cart ride through the estate.
Sethumada, Sultan’s Battery
Drive to Sultan’s Battery in the hill country of Wyanad. Your two night stay is at Tranquil, a family run property in the heart of coffee and spice plantations. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or enjoy some of the interesting nature trails in the area.
A visit to the nearby Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary can be arranged (for a supplement). Tranquil has an attractive pool and a well stocked bar should you want to put your feet up and relax.
Sultan’s Battery, Tellicherry
Setting off early, today’s scenic drive heads down through the lush hills to the coastal town of Tellicherry. Stay at Ayisa Mansil, a colonial home overlooking the Arabian Sea, for the night. Visit the local Mopilah homes and enjoy the celebrated North Keralan cuisine of your hostess. You could even join her for a cookery lesson.
A daytime classic Indian train journey to Cochin awaits this morning. Your stay in Fort Cochin is at the elegant Malabar House for two nights. Enjoy a sunset cruise this evening around the harbour.
The day is set aside for a relaxed wander through the streets of Fort Cochin (a car is on hand should this be necessary). You’ll visit the Jewish Synagogue, St Francis’ Church and the Dutch Palace, followed by an exciting auto-rickshaw ride through the spice bazaars of the old town. Round off the day viewing Kerala’s famous and colourful Kathakali dance performance.
Fly back in the morning via Dubai.