In resort activities
- Morning sessions of Yoga and Meditation.
- Guests may trek to the tropical rainforests surrounding the resort: This two hour guided trek is conducted by our in house naturalist. Guests could possibly spot Nilagiri Langur, the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Yellow Browed Bulbul besides a wide range of other species endemic to the Western Ghats and a fabulous array of butterflies.
- Guests may take a leisurely walk to a water fall near the property, anytime during the day.
- Cycling - trails wind through the resort and the surrounding forest as well.
- Culinary demonstration.
The distinctive environs of Wayanad offer a host of options that make the area ideal for trekking, to visit a village of indigenous tribals who still follow an ancient way of life, to go on plantation tours nearby, take part in Yoga and Meditation sessions or visit the many other attractions in Wayanad.
- Wayanad's unique geographical features lend a peculiar charm and a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks.
- Its fascinating scenery and wonderful climate creates an unforgettable experience.
- Apart from the breathtaking scenery, its long history offers visitors the opportunity to explore a range of interesting spots:
Places of interest in Wayanad
Set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by evergreen forests and wooded hills, Pookote is one of Wayanad's top visitor draws. This natural lake near Lakkidi is just a short distance off the National Highway 212. (4 Kms from Vythiri Resort)
It is a thundering three-tiered waterfall. These falls capture nature at her best. This place is also famous for rock climbing. Best season is from June till January. Distance-38 Kms.
Kuruva Islands (60km from Vythiri Resort)
Part of a group of tiny islets in the river Kabini, Kuruva Island with 950 acres of evergreen forest is home to various species of rare birds, orchids and herbs. An ideal picnic spot for guests to relax amidst the pristine serenity of nature.
At 2100 meters, the spectacular Chembra Peak located towards the southern part of Wayanad is the tallest summit in the region. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavor and would take a full day.
The surrounding areas offer exceptional photo opportunities. Camping on the peak is a unforgettable experience. (26 Kms from Vythiri Resort)
The temple is on the banks of the beautiful Papanasini River. It is believed that people can wash out their sins by immersing themselves here in the water. (80kms - 3hr drive)
Wayanad abounds in wildlife sanctuaries. Elephants, spotted deer, sloth bear, samba and gaur are just some of the species you can spot. The distances of the various sanctuaries from the resort are as follows: Muthanga - 55kms, Nagarhole - 70kms, Bandipur - 75kms, Muthumala - 100kms, Tholpatti - 70kms.
Even today, a chain still hangs from a Banyan tree to mark the spot where a British Colonialist murdered an Adivasi tribesman (and thus, the name). (9kms - 20mins drive) Edakkal Caves 1000mts above sea level, this ancient natural cave exhibits ancient carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating back to the stone ages. (53 kms - 1½ hr drive)
Tholpetty reserve is situated along the northern ridge of the district bordering Coorg in Karnataka. In terms of flora and fauna, Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga.( 68 Kms from Vythiri Resort) The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is from November to May.
Spread over a vast area Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Located 18 kms East of Sultan Bathery, it is a rain forest reserve connected to two other major sanctuaries: Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. (55 Kms from Vythiri Resort)
Banasura Sagar Dam
Considered to be the second largest earth dam in Asia, the Banasura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura Peak. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. Speed boating facility is available in this place.
(30 Kms from Vythiri Resort)
Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of more than 1700 mtrs, Pakshipathalam is a formation of large boulders, some as tall as two storey buildings. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants. The journey involves an arduous 7 km. trek through thick forest commencing at Thirunelli. (Special permission required from DFO- North Wayanad at Mananthavady). (85 Kms from Vythiri Resort)