Wayanad Wild

Location:
Lakkidi, Wayanad,
Kerala

Get up-close with nature within 3 hours of the nearest airport Wayanad Wild is a quaint spot amidst the rainforests of Lakkidi in the Western Ghats of Wayanad in Kerala. Majestic landscapes, lush greenery, gurgling streams and the occasional wild encounter surrounds the property located in the heart of the woods. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad and is situated 700m above mean sea level. It experiences chilly climate almost all months of the year with mist and fog. Lakkidi experiences warm climate from February-June and cool climate from October-January. During most months of the year, one can experience rainfall in Lakkidi, making this region lush with nature’s bounty. High rains are during the months of July and August. The dry season is from January to May.

From ₹9,450 per room per night

UP CLOSE WITH THE WILDERNESS

Nestled in the lush foliage of Lakkidi’s rainforests, amidst the sprawling hills of the Western Ghats, is Wayanad Wild. Into the heart of the woods, you will encounter a canvas of majestic, green landscapes, shot through with the dreamy blues of gurgling streams. Settle into front-row seats to the spectacles of nature; with thrilling visuals and surround sounds of the rainforest. This is nature at its untamed best.

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Wayanad Wild abounds in delightful discoveries, with pleasant surprises awaiting you at every turn. Voyage into the woods, and if you are very quiet, you will spy its most unseen wonders, such as the ants building nests for the rufous woodpecker, or the dainty butterflies indulging in an act called mud-puddling. Venture into the forest after dark, on a night expedition with our naturalist, and watch the landscapes ransform with nocturnal life. Wayanad is a photographer’s delight, and can be captured with treks to the nearby hillocks, accompanied by the naturalist.

A MEAL GARNISHED WITH TALES

Wayanad is known for the many varieties of rice cultivated in the region, with over 43 kinds grown here. In fact, the name Wayanad comes from ‘Wayal Nadu’, meaning the ‘Land of Paddy’. Not surprisingly, rice is an integral ingredient of the Wayanadan cuisine. Relish its unique taste at Wayanad Wild, where native flavours combine with the enchanting presence of the woods, to offer an unforgettable dining experience.

Our kitchen uses fresh spices that are grown in this region, such as Wayanadan pepper, turmeric and clove. Fruits like the wild jackfruit also finds their way into the recipes, adding local flavour to the cuisine. Savour the fresh catch cooked the authentic way, with dried gooseberries, spices and Paalthondi rice. Our chefs give the local cuisine a healthy twist with dishes such as wheat bran puttu, ragi pazhampori, millet upma and bamboo rice payasam.

FEEL THE RUSH OF NATURE

For those who seek adventure, Wayanad offers the perfect adrenaline rush. Home to the longest zip-line in South India, you can take in the indescribably wondrous sight of the hills blurring past you, and the vast expanses of tea plantations, as you go zip-lining through the skies. Be it biking up the slopes, or bamboo rafting on the crystal clear waters of Anoothupuzha, thrills are just around the corner. After a long day out, you can relax with refreshing dips in the swimming pool at the edge of the forest, and sink in the breath-taking view.

A TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY

The forests of Wayanad have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. The land has also been the battleground over which many wars have been fought, and is home to a number of warrior tribes. During your stay at Wayanad Wild, you can witness archers keeping the warrior spirit alive by taking a trip to Nellarachal village, and trying your hand at archery under the guidance of the locals. Visit the Banasura Sagar dam at the foothills of Banasura, and the Chembra peak, which holds the ‘Hridhayathadakam’ – a heart-shaped lake which is said to have never gone dry. Head to Kuruva Island, a cluster of small islands rich with flora and fauna in the middle of the stunning Kabini river. Explore the Edakkal caves, the only known place in India with Stone Age carvings.

Things to Remember:

Please avoid bright colours, strong perfumes and loud noise inside and outside the resort.

We request you to respect the natural habitat of animals big and small, and avoid flash photography.

We recommend that you carry walking/trekking shoes, a windcheater, a light jacket, sunglasses, insect repellent, a hat and a camera.

The nearest hospital and pharmacy are located half hour away from resort.

Images and content credit CGH Earth Experiences

Amenities and Services:

The spacious rooms at Wayanad Wild are well equipped with modern facilities and amenities. As a thoughtful bonus from nature, you have a jungle to peep out at from your window for inspiration and wonder. The balconies give you a stunning view of the tree lines further down the slope. Salvaged wood and bamboo accessories lend a warm and earthy counterpoint to the light steel structures that are built without removing the trees on the sloped terrain; together defining the living experience here! Wayanad Wild is close to the edge of a forest reserve where the greens appear unbounded. No television screen can match this natural spectacle and as such you will not find a TV in your room. We would prefer that you got all your shows from nature; live, wild and for free, while here. The evenings are marked by birdsong before a campfire is lit and gentle gaiety fills the air.

  • Check-in at 2 pm & Check-out at 11 am (We request you to reach our parking facility at Lakkidi no later than 18.30 hrs. Transfers post 18:30 hrs shall not be available, as there are wild animal movements in the area)

  • Mini Bar (Chargeable)

  • Dental Kit

  • Shaving Kit

  • Comb

  • Bathrobe

  • Hairdryer

  • Footwear

  • Tea / Coffee Maker

  • Glass Bottled Packaged Drinking Water

  • Sewing Kit

  • Electric Iron on Request

  • Safe Deposit Locker

  • Hot & Cold Water

  • WiFi

 

YOUR ABODE IN THE WILD

All our rooms are spacious, stylish and come with comfy beds and cozy bed linen. The rooms have an attached bathroom with hot/cold water and all the necessary bathroom toiletries.