Wayanad – where reserves and national parks converge
Wayanad is in many ways the best place for the adventure-seeking and nature-loving tourists to explore and enjoy. The expanse of the place itself, with its wooded mountains, verdant green valleys and overflowing rivers, abounds with flora and fauna of immense biodiversity. Add to this is its proximity to major national parks of India – Bandipur, Mudumalai and Nagarhole – and many other smaller reserve forests. The parks and reserves are home to many animals including the Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets. There are also the cave systems in the hills that date back to the Neolithic age.
All of this has made Wayanad a most sought after destination for all types of international and domestic tourists. Many high quality resorts dot the place. These come in all types and with varying facilities – from basic home-stay units to super luxury resorts with Ayurvedic treatment and rejuvenation spa facilities. These resorts in Wayanad, in addition to the host of in-house facilities, also arrange for trekking through nature and adventure trails and vehicle safaris through the reserves and national parks.
There are many specialist categories in which resorts in Wayanad can be segregated – wildlife resorts, Ayurvedic resorts, family-friendly resorts, plantation stays, city resorts, etc. The wildlife resorts are usually located in very remote places and in the middle of wooded forests and nature reserves. Access to these resorts is usually very difficult and possible only by all-terrain vehicles. However, once the adventure-seeking tourist reaches the resort, the place will offer an other-worldly experience and time. The tourist is totally cut off from the outside world and soaks in the pleasures of the place. These would typically include trekking and adventure expeditions, sighting of wild animals at close quarters, bird-watching, wading through the pristine running water of the streams and waterfalls, spending time in solitude and quiet with only the chirping of birds and gushing of the water to be heard to name a few. All this is usually accompanied with organic local cuisine and natural therapy sessions to rejuvenate the mind and body.
The best resorts in Wayanad offer top class hospitality experiences to the tourists. This is irrespective of the size of the resort or its in-house facilities. Many of the best resorts in Wayanad have excellent in-house facilities that cater to the enjoyment and well being of its guests. On the other hand, there are many boutique resorts, home-stays and plantation bungalows in Wayanad that may lack in facilities, but more than compensate for this by providing the best possible services to the guests and ensuring that their stay is an unforgettable experience.
Many of the resorts in Wayanad of all sizes fall into the broad category of Nature Resorts. These could be close places of interest like forests and reserves, mountain peaks, waterfalls, plantation estates. These nature resorts usually have extensive in-house facilities to keep the guests engaged and entertained. These include nature trails, estates with tea and other plantations, waterfalls and streams, colonial bungalows, organic farming, etc. Tasty and sumptuous local food is always part of the menu in the restaurants of these nature resorts. These resorts also offer Ayurvedic treatment and rejuvenation spa facilities.
All put together, deciding to have your next holiday in one of the best wildlife or nature resorts in Wayanad is the most obvious move you can make for you and your loved ones to relax, enjoy, get the thrill of adventure, eat the best food and get back in shape for life’s journey ahead.
If you are looking for an adventurous holiday amidst nature, then Lanternstay, a forest and wildlife resort at Meppadi is the perfect one for you. Its close proximity to the Chembra Peak offers numerous possibilities to enjoy your holiday from trekking, bird watching, hiking to wildlife photographing to name a few. Delicious food, friendly staff and great service makes your stay at Lanternstay a holiday worth remembering.
Come and stay at the Lanternstay and discover nature at its best. For more information contact us at www.lanternstay.com