You will be lying if you claim that you haven’t wanted to have a vacation amidst the backwaters. Kerala is renowned for its unadulterated natural beauty, and it’s only appropriate if you visit a property that has been a flag-bearer in keeping it so.
The Vythiri Village Resorts is a well-kept secret in the forests of Wayanad. Set along the slope of a hill beside a natural mountain stream, the 150-acre resort is a mini world of its own once you discover it. You actually have to cross a rope bridge to get inside this exquisite jungle hideaway which has painfully kept nature in its purest form.
Young couples and groups. Although Vythiri Resorts is relevant for every type of traveller, but it’s the youth that will extract the most pleasure out of this sublime resort because of its quirky design and modern features.
Vythiri Village Resort promises dreamy views of the famed Wayanad hills in the Malabar region of Kerala owing to its location 793m above sea level. The gorgeous property boasts of a 20-acre verdant stretch all around. The 5-star hotel is self-sustaining with eco-friendly features such as an ozone-treated outdoor pool and indoor spa. Think of a quaint developed village, and you will probably be able to imagine it.
Once you look beyond the gorgeous facade, you will be welcomed by impeccable hospitality. Vythiri offers three types of rooms – Deluxe Room, Suite, and the Pool Villa. All of these are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar, personal safe, and attached bathtub/shower.
Depending on the size of your group and the depth of your pocket, you can choose one of the options mentioned above. All of them are designed with the utmost care and affection keeping in mind absolute comfort for the guests.
Cost: ₹6,300 for two per night for a Deluxe Room. Breakfast is included.
You can book this room right away or check out other booking options. You will not be charged anything in advance, so your money is safe in case there’s a change in plan.
Culinary connoisseurs will have a field day at Vythiri’s restaurants serving international cuisine. The property has a coffee shop as well as a multi-cuisine restaurant to cater to everyone’s tastebuds and whims. Ask for the chef’s specialty of the day if you’re in the mood for a delightful surprise. Apart from that, barbecue nights can also be arranged on request. For alcohol lovers, their vineyard is sufficiently stocked even for an apocalypse.
Best time to go
Monsoon season between June and August is the best time to visit Kerala. The wet and cold climate in monsoon weather is ideal for Ayurveda treatments and rejuvenation programmes, if you are interested.
What to do here and around the property
Indoor/outdoor activities: For families, there are facilities such as the games room for indoor activities such as carrom, foosball, chess, and others. Outdoors, there is a natural pool, a swimming pool, and a kids park with swings.
Spa: Vythiri’s spa treatment is also highly recommended with Swedish and Ayurvedic body massages ready to heal your mind, body and soul.
Fitness centre & more: There is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre which doesn’t let you skip your leg day, and a conference centre to hold official meetings. You can also ask the hotel desk if you want day trips to be arranged.
Wildlife sanctuaries: Wayanad has some fantastic wildlife sanctuaries, such as the Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai National Park. Both are known for their tiger reserves.
Edakkal Caves: Edakkal Caves are for the adventurous lot. You can only hike till these remote caves. They feature petroglyphs from the stone age.
By air: Calicut International Airport is the nearest at 70km away. The airport receives flights from almost all the major and minor airports across India. You could hire a private taxi from the airport till the property.
By road: If travelling from major nearby cities such as Bengaluru, Kozhikode, Chennai, Kochi, Mysore, Trivandrum, you can get KSRTC buses directly till the Wayanad Bus Stand. It’s a smooth road with several places to halt for reinforcements.
By train: The nearest railway station is in Kozhikode, which is connected by trains from down south and west. The station is 110km away from the property.
If you are still wondering whether to visit this fairyland or not, check out these divine pictures of the Vythiri Resort. It will help you make up your mind more easily.