Birding Locations in Wayanad

Birding Locations in Wayanad

Set high on the Western Ghats, Wayanad in Kerala possesses immense biodiversity, from the dense evergreen forests and mist-capped mountains to rich collection of flora and fauna. It is therefore a great place to retreat from a hectic lifestyle and enjoy its stunning natural beauty. It is also home to many amazing varieties of birds and hence also a bird watcher’s paradise.

Wayanad is an ideal destination for the avid bird watchers and for those who want to experience the thrill of going on a birding tour. This spectacular region is home to many great birding locations, providing a birding experience that is truly memorable. Here you can find around 350 varieties of birds which include the Asian Fairy Bluebird, the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Plum Headed Parakeets, the Chestnut Tailed Starlings, the Scarlet Minivet and the rare Wayanad Laughing Thrush. The best season to set out for birding in Wayanad is between December and May when you can see the birds in full flight.

Famous birding locations in Wayanad

Being a part of the Western Ghats, Wayanad offers avid bird watchers a chance to see a number of rare species of birds in various locations. Many of the resorts found in Wayanad offer birdwatchers birding  tours that provides opportunities to view birds in their natural habitat as well as explore the breathtaking beauty of Wayanad. The tours are provided by expert guides who are fully versed in bird watching and are of great help to those starting out on birding.

The ideal time to set out for birding will be in the early hours of the day when the birds are more active. But some species of birds can only be sighted during specific times of the day. Some of the famous birding locations in Wayanad include:

Kuruva Island

Lying on the banks of the Kabani River, this 950 acre expanse of uninhabited evergreen forests are home to rare species of birds, butterflies and orchids. Its tranquil beauty and its rich flora and fauna make it an ideal place for nature lovers and birdwatchers to visit. Entry to the island is restricted by the Forest department and monitored by the Vana Samrakshana Samiti.


Set deep in the forests of Brahmagiri Hills, Pakshipathalam is a paradise for bird watchers with its diverse varieties of exotic and migratory birds found here. An eight km trek brings you to this bird sanctuary which is also home to natural rock caves that have many legends attached to it.  Access to this bird sanctuary can be gained only upon permission from the forest department.



Situated only 10kms from Kalpetta in Wayanad, Meppadi charms its visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty and scenic vistas. Tea, coffee and cardamom plantations are the most common sights you can see here. As it falls in the Nilgiris Biosphere area, it is a paradise for bird lovers, botanists and nature lovers due to its amazing collection of plants, animals and birds found there. Its closeness to natural attractions like the Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls, etc. makes it an ideal destination for those wanting to enjoy nature at its best.
With the many birding locations in Wayanad, beginners as well as avid bird watchers are sure to have some unforgettable birding experiences during their visit here.


About LanternStay

Nestled amidst acres of dense evergreen forest, LanternStay provides the perfect haven for those looking to relax undisturbed in the midst of nature. With only the sounds of nature to break the silence, LanternStay a jungle and mountain resort located in Meppadi in Wayanad, offers an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and have an experience that will be truly cherished for years to come. There is no dearth of activities that you can indulge in while at Lanetrnstay, everything from nature walks, explorations, guided tours, bird watching, trekking, nature and wildlife photographing to having a dip in the stream can be done here.  Elegant and spacious cottages, beautiful tree houses, mesmerizing views, delicious food and great service all guarantee a stay that is pleasurable and keep you coming back for more.

Get in touch with us at LanternStay today for a holiday that is truly adventurous and enjoyable.

Night view of Laternstay Resort

Wayanad Jungle / Forest Resort

The clean fresh air, the verdant greenery and the serene sounds of nature welcomes you as you enter Wayanad, one of the picturesque districts in the state of Kerala.  Set high on the Western Ghats, Wayanad, with its scenic charm and its natural wonders, mesmerizes you the moment you set your eyes on it. It is home to a rich collection of flora and fauna that every nature enthusiast would love to discover. Wayanad is the perfect destination for all those wanting to enjoy the many marvels of nature and take a break from a busy lifestyle.  It is therefore home to many attractive resorts, well-suited for all types of vacationers, from jungle / forest resorts for adventure-seekers and nature lovers to luxurious honeymoon resorts for the romantic.

The resorts are set amidst beautiful surroundings offering spectacular views all around and are designed in such a way as to leave the natural surroundings undisturbed. With forests taking up most of the area in Wayanad, jungle or forest resorts are the most common type of resorts you will find here. These resorts offer a chance to explore and discover a diverse range of flora and wildlife, everything from a variety of exotic birds and animals to stunning orchids and plants.  The facilities offered in these resorts not only provide you with a chance to get in touch with nature but also helps to soothe your stressed senses and relax.

Activities you can indulge in while staying at jungle resorts in Wayanad

A jungle resort is the ideal place for those who enjoy the outdoors and want to get up and close with nature and its wonders. With the many outdoor activities provided by the resorts, your days during your stay will be filled with exciting things to do.  Some of the activities you can look forward to indulging includes, trekking, guided plantation tours, safaris, bird watching, forest walks,  explorations, swimming in  fresh water streams, etc. In addition, most resorts also offer tailor-made, guided trips for the avid bird and wildlife watchers. The less adventurous can indulge in some indoor games, relax with a good book or have campfire and barbeque parties with family and friends. Many resorts also offer special all inclusive packages for honeymooners including ayurvedic massages carried out by trained massage therapists.

So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed by work or in need of some exciting adventures or simply need to breathe in some fresh air, plan a trip to Wayanad and indulge in some exciting jungle and nature adventures in one of the many beautiful resorts there.

About LanternStay

If you have been looking for a beautiful place to stay in Wayanad and enjoy the best of nature, then LanternStay is the right place for you. An eco-friendly jungle resort nestled amidst the dense rainforest in Meppadi, LanternStay provides the much needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Tranquil surroundings intermingling with the sounds of nature, comfortable cottage and tree houses, good food and great service, all promises to make your stay at LanternStay a memorable one. Here you can enjoy a bonfire with friends and family, go for long treks, indulge in some bird watching, take a tour through the cardamom plantation or splash around in the stream that flows through the property. The myriad activities one can indulge in combined with excellent hospitality makes for a memorable experience for families, honeymooners and backpackers and help create many memories that are worth treasuring.

Get in touch with us at LanternStay today for a holiday that leaves you feeling invigorated. You must plan your visit to Lantern Stay now before it’s too late and monsoon seasons sets off. This is the best forest resort in Wayanad which is an ideal destination for honeymooners and nature lovers. You can book your resort online.

best forest resort in wayanad

5 Reasons to Visit LanternStay Forest Resort in Monsoon Season

Kerala is the only Indian state where monsoon hit twice i.e. southwest and northeast monsoon. What is the best thing you can do when it rains in Kerala? Kerala is more beautiful and pleasing to eyes during rainy season. Even during the rain the tourism season here is alive. But during the monsoon season we have to choose the right destinations to make it worthy. Many choose the months of June and July to visit Kerala with an extra intension to experience the rain here. During these seasons hills tour, resort stay, plantation tours, nature tour, all are excellent choices. LanternStay is the no.1 forest resort in Wayanad offering these options for you. If you love stay in the forest or want a nature tour in the purest form, LanternStay is the best choice.

1. Resort Turns Romantic during Monsoon

What is more romantic than the sound of rain? The green ambience of Wayanad and constant downpours makes it a romantic spot. LanternStay is located and nestled by mist clad mountains and verdant greenery, this resort is a serene holiday resort for couples. The resort offers various activities for the couples that could bring some memorable time together.

2. Marvelous Stay in Wayanad Forest during Rain

Whats better than to enjoy rain outside with a cup of coffee in your hand. The feeling could become awesome if you do the same in a forest resort with your dear ones. LanternStay can fulfil this dream for you. You can listen the music of birds, witness morning downpour, and observe forest’s most distinctive inhabitant at this resort.

3. Trekking and Monsoon Festival

The off road drive to the resort in 4WD jeep through the wading waters and the lush green cardamom plantation is a highlight of the resort. We also guide you on a short morning trek to spots where you could sight different kinds of animals and birds. ‘SPLASH’ monsoon carnival organised every year in July by Wayanad’s tourism department at Kalpetta. For those interested can do attend this as we are few kms away from Kalpetta.

4. Best Rates for Resorts during Monsoon

LanternStay offers huge discounts during monsoon season, which stays from June to August and October to November. This is because during these season the no. of international tourists are comparatively less than rest of the season. So we usually lower our tariff rates to attract more domestic travellers.

5. No.1 Bird Watching Destination in Wayanad

Bird watching is the another attraction of LanternStay. We are recognised as one of the leading bird watching locations in Wayanad. Approximately 350 types of birds adds a total new dimension to the environment of the forest. The twittering and chirping of these creatures forms the mysterious backdrop of the forest.

You must plan your visit to LanternStay now before it’s too late and monsoon seasons sets off. This is the best forest resort in Wayanad which is an ideal destination for honeymooners and nature lovers. You can book your resort online.

Enjoy the eternal vibes of Wayanad


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