I have contacted Anil(The owner) before planning my trip and the first thing he pointed is that it is not a resort and the place is for nature lovers. So that is the only thing I have to tell about the very few negative reviews you can see about this place.
We traveled as a group of 6 people and the place was just the right one for us to relax. In fact we had to regret that we didn't have enough time to spend there. I am sure I will come back again with a longer holiday plan.
The way I see this place is the best place to relax as you are surrounded by forest and all the real bells and whistle's of nature. The night safari, the jungle awareness trek and even just passing time waiting for any possible sighting of wild animals in the watch tower - you will feel extremely pleased with your choice.
We had the chance to spot many elephants(of which, one group chased us on provocation of the guide), a big owl, a rabbit and I think that was it as we were not on the really lucky side. But the sheer calmness of the location will make you more than happy.
The food was really tasty, served hot though we had to wait a little longer. I don't know the availability of any cuisine other than keralite, but the ones they served were simply delicious. So if you love kerala style foods, you would love this place for that too.
The only hiccup was that the electricity and then the back up they are using failed in the night leaving us with a candle light dinner. The whole night the power stayed out and caused a little trouble in an otherwise excellent trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jungle Retreat Wayanad is an ideal escape for the wildlife lovers who wish to enjoy nature in complete privacy from your own comfortable villa or cottage set in the middle of the Jungle. Your Indian wilderness adventure awaits you here. The Retreat is a well kept secret in the wild heart of Wayanad, Kerala offering guests unmatched wildlife sightings right from your room's balcony itself; the retreat has a setting that makes you feel that you are camping out in the jungle but in comfort & security. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jungle Retreat Wayanad Kalpetta, Kerala, India