Since Wayanad does not have an airport, your journey begins either in Calicut or Bangalore, both of which are connected to the outside world by trains and international flights and link to Wayanad by frequently plying buses and cars.
Get an assisted transfer to your homestay, which is located in the picturesque woods, amidst coffee plantations. You will reside with a local Wayanadi family, in a beautiful cottage, which is raised on stilts.
Enjoy first two days of your journey relaxing and relishing within the local ambience. Spend time knowing and understanding your host family and their ways of life, reveling in the local North Kerala cuisine flavors. Stroll about, exploring the lush greenery or volunteering in the rubber and coffee plantations that grows in your backyard. Savor the sweet songs of birds or spend some time reflecting in the quiet stillness of your balcony.
One of the most scenic districts of Kerala, Wayanad is a delight for nature enthusiasts and a haven for photographers with sights of raw nature and dense forests pervading all over. In these two days, you can also explore the mesmerizing hilly regions of Wayanad by car. Visit the enchanting historical caves of Edakkal or understand closely the tribal settlements of Chekadi, by spending a night in a forest camp. Either climb to the spectacular Chembra Peak, home to the beautiful heart shaped lake or enjoy the captivating early morning forest trek in the wildlife sanctuary zone or a deep jungle jeep safari, your stay in Wayanad would be one of the most remarkable times spent in your lifetime. Overnight stay in Wayanad.
These days are marked for a fascinating village homestay in Wayanad. Begin your day with a drive through the scenic terrain of Wayanad to the small, enchanting village of Thrikkaipetta. Being cradled within the majestic Western Ghats and enveloped in the beautiful rice paddies and coconut and banana plantations, the village is a place of wonderful charms.
Again, your residence will be with a local family, offering a great opportunity to understand the lifestyle of common village people of Wayanad and indulge in unique hospitality and flavors of local dishes.
Explore the wonderful village life of locals. Spend your time relaxing and strolling about the village plantations and hiking in the nearby hillocks. As the evening falls, entertain yourself with local music and dance performances. Bigger groups can also choose cultural folk performance by village artists and participate in the local traditions and exchange and understand each other’s cultural heritage.
For those who want to further embrace the enchanting experience of Wayanad can also opt for half day or full day cycling tour. Taking you through the trail of picturesque sights, wide fields, wonderful temples, expansive plains and lakes of South Wayanad, the trip proves to be a memorable excursion. Overnight stay at your residence in Wayanad.
The day is marked for the scenic journey to Kannur. Get ready in the morning, for an incredible bus ride to this sleepy town, passing though lush green tea plantations and thick teak forests. Also find, amazing views of backwaters, alternating between other sights through your course. Although the bus ride is your unique chance to get acquainted with more people belonging to the area and learn further, car transfers are also arranged for those opting for the same.
An enchanting homestay again awaits you at Kannur, inside a tiny village situated at the confluence of a little stretch of backwaters and the Arabian Sea. Get a warm welcome from your hosts in your home, which would be built in the traditional Keralan style, overlooking a warm sandy beach.
There are several options you can exercise during your stay in Kannur. Either spend your day relaxing and sunbathing at beach and bird-watching in backwaters or opt for an exquisite day trip to the mesmerizing Bekal fort. Also rejuvenate yourself with relaxing Ayurveda treatments and pay a visit to the art and craft village located by a peaceful lake to pick a memorable souvenir for yourself. Moreover, you can also spend a relaxing evening on a houseboat and if you happen to visit this exotic place in winters, can take part in Theyyam festivities, organized in the local household of the village.
The day starts with delicious breakfast. Thereafter, set out on an hour long bus ride to an incredible private island located by a wonderful stretch of backwaters in Kasaragod.
Your last two days are spent on this small haven of exoticness, where you live in an elegant, laterite stone cottage, fixed with an open rooftop shower and alluring Kerala styled, tiled roof. Your residence wonderfully overlooks a large expanse of backwaters which are fringed with beautiful palm trees.
Spend your time relaxing in the wonderful hospitality of your hosts, digging your fingers in the delicious home-made local cuisine or enjoying the wonderful views of the backwaters while lounging in your balcony. Moreover, you can also please your senses with the relaxing Ayurveda massage or get on a trip to see the exotic mussel farming in the waters surrounding the area.