Which is the best place to stay in Wayanad?

#1 May 11th, 2010, 19:00
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I am considering visiting Wayanad in middle of June with family. Which is a good place to stay, Kalpetta or sulthan Bathery if you wish to relax in the place mist of the time? Please suggest the place with good scenery. We are also looking for good accommodation for 3 withing Rs 2000 per night. Any suggestions?

We plan to travel Bangalore - Mysore - Wayanad (2 days) - OOty (2 days) - Bangalore
How much time does it take to get to wayanad from Mysore? Are the roads in Wayand and to Ooty good during the monsoons?
Thanks.
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My Suggestion is :-

Try to Avoid Visiting Wayanad in Monsoon months. Nothing much you can do as Rains in wayanad during monsoon will be continuos for hours !

And Many of the "Tourist Spots" at wayanad will not be approachable or sometimes be closed down [ Read Kuruwadweep island].


Same holds good For Ooty also , But for Ooty the rains might be delayed but Wayanad / coorg Mostly it will rain from June 1st !

If you are particular about the Date(s), Please Post so that I can share the related info.

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What if we are not going fo any trekking or other activity?

Thank you for the prompt reply. We are looking for a place where we can stay and enjoy the rains/ nature / hills in addition to Mysore and Ooty. Since we will be accompanied by my elderly mother-in-law we are not looking for trekking or other activities. I thought that Western ghats would look pretty in the rain, but we would change our plans if the roads are likely to be bad.
Thnaks again.
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Roads as such may not be bad for Kalpetta ! . It's just on the National Highway connecting Mysore to Calicut / Kozhikode.

If you are ok for remaining indoor and do occassional sightseeing then wayanad is "sort of" ok.

For Budget, try out ppstourist home [ They have website] but it's just on the town and hence no Scenery / views possible. As you might already found out ,there are several homestays in wayanad but I don't have any personal experience.

Just to add, Wayanad is Mini hill-station and we cannot expect the chillness or "Too Much Mist" etc and Ooty will be perfect on those fronts.

Hope this is of some help
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I recommend http://www.peppergreenresorts.com/..We liked it very much and would have no seconds thoughts to stay there again..friendly staff,great cooked to order food etc,personalized local tours..
See if you talk to them and get lower rates..But again with you visiting at the height to Moonsoon..Not sure if thats a good idea,but its worth a call to them..
I would also suggest a homestay to enjoy rain/nature etc..Hotels would not work..next best option would be resorts..
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I was considering staying in Lakkidi, but the response from Greeshmam was delayed, so I booked with Haritagiri at Kalpetta. Anyone has any experience? Is there any good view from Kalpetta.

The best route to Kalpetta seems to be through Gundulpet. Can anyone tell me which is the most scenic route to Kalpetta. can we consider the route through Nagarhole and via Kutta? Will that road be more scenic? What about its condition during the monsoon?

Thanks everyone
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I found Kalpetta nice, if rainy in October. It's a quiet place with great views if the clouds permit and a large hill or mountain nearby. We stayed a few minutes away from haritagirl (walk up to the road and turn right,opposite the mosque) in a large hotel on the main road with a brightly lit restaurant at the front - nice food there.
From memory the drive from Mysore took 2-3 hours on wet roads - not really much to say about it. The susequent drive, down the Ghats to Kozhikode, was a memorable one. There is a large lake on this drive which is a tourist attraction and so might be a way to experience this road and have a day out.
Enjoy the trip.
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When driving down the Ghats to Kozhikode, be sure to stop and enjoy the view, and feed the wild monkeys.
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mysore homestay?

Hi I will be visiting Mysore in late Jan/Feb 2011. Does anyone know any good /very clean/safe places to stay/rent a one bedroom apartment for 6-8 weeks. Please send phone/websites..I;ve already scoured the web for existing places and found none which were below Rs30,000 a month!Thanks
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Such an open ended question

Which is the best place to stay in Wayanad?
Well, that is such an open-ended question and it is purely down to what you are looking for.

Being a regular visitor to Wayanad, I can tell you, there are dime a dozen options out there. If you are looking for a cheap accommodation, you can go to any of the bigger towns such as Kalpetta or Bathery and you will get umpteen "homestays" to choose from, the price ranging from Rs 500 to 800/-. Keep in mind, what you pay is what you get.

If you are looking for luxury, then you may want to try Vythiri resorts (which is incredibly over priced and over hyped - yes I have stayed there) or try the newly opened Bhrahmagiri Hotel in Mananthavady with attached Bar and Restaurant. I have stayed here as well. But you are not going to Wayanad for that, are you?

If you are going for nature and wildlife head to Jungle Retreat Wayanad - this is one of the few places where you actually have this feeling that you are staying close to nature - really close, if you are to believe some of the reviews. I have again stayed here and found the service on par with any of the other places and the lack of ultra luxury was not much of a deterrent to me as I was there for wildlife and yes I got enough of it.

Now, you may also be thinking of exploring Wayanad - to basically do the "been there done that" tour. If that is the case, choose any hotels in Mananthavady or Kalpetta. These 2 cities are centrally located and you can cover most of the "attractions" in Wayanad from there. If you don't mind having a lot of people around where you stay, then contact Jhonny from Wayanad Blooms. Blooms have this time share concept and they have lots of rooms in Pulpalli area.

So my answer to this question you have posted is: Ask yourself what you are really looking for and then decide on where you want to stay as Wayanad has much to offer.
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Consider the below points before visiting Wayanad

Wayanad is truly a Heaven on Earth because of its Natural beauty and climate. Its one of the most visited place in South India. Most of the travelers are from Karnataka and north india.

Some of the points to be noted before travelling Wayanad are:

1. Point of Stay:
Wayanad is not a city, its a region and there are many small cities inside wayanad. People normally confused with the name Wayanad, they think its a city - but not.
The best place to stay in wayanad somewhere middle of the region (Sulthan Bathery / Kalpetta). Unlike the other tourist places in Kerala, wayanad tourism is scattered everywhere, not in any particular city/town. So choosing the right place to stay will save your money and time.

If you are coming from Bangalore side, choose your stay somewhere in Sulthan Bathery. Its the first main city when entering Wayanad from Karnataka. Its kind of central area to all tourist destination in wayanad

If you coming from Calicut side, you can choose either Kalpetta, or Sulthan Bathery. Bathery is more in to Natural sceneries, comparing to Kalpetta

2. Accommodation Type
There are plenty of accommodation options / types available in Wayanad. This is one of the cheapest place on earth where you can have luxury stay with very economical prices (That's the reason wayanad got top ranked on trivago destination award).

Resorts: : Resorts are popular in wayanad specially for Honeymooners or foreigners. Resorts give complete leisure including accommodation and activities (like restaurant, swimming pool, park, gym, sceneries etc). But resorts are expensive comparing to other mode of accommodation. If you spend all your time within the resort itself, then its worth staying at resort. But if you are more in to tourist kind (site seeing) then resort is your last option to choose (as you are spending more money on just overnight stay). Most of the resorts are on remote areas, so you need to check road access, wifi, power backup, insects etc before choosing.

Homestay: Homestay are everywhere in Wayanad, you can find cheap to luxury homestays in each corner of the region. Homestay good for large families, because its independent nature you will sometime feel isolated in the area. Homestay normally have one single home or two, with minimum facilities comparing to other type. They are normally on remote areas, and most of them doesnot provide reception / house keeping / power backup etc. Access to the property and neighbors to be checked before booking.
Usually homestay doesn't provide restaurant facilities, and you need to check food options also before check in.

Holiday Apartments / Serviced Villa
This is one of the fastest growing accommodation type in Wayanad. Its kind of combination of Resort & Homestay. They provide homely experience and resort facilities together. In addition, you will have reception facilities, kids park, wifi, power backup, swimming pool etc. There will be multiple house within the compound and so you will not feel isolated in the area too.
Serviced apartments are economical comparing to the resort and homestay. It is perfect choice for Families with kids. they have kitchen facilities with all basic utensils, where families can prepared food for their little ones. Most of the service apartments are near to cities and someof them even provide restaurant facilities
This is not good option for solo travelers or bachelors

Hotels - Hotels are less popular in wayanad, only business related travelers / solo travelers / budget travelers are considering hotels in wayanad. They do not provide any true experience of wayanad, as they are situated within the city and just provide room accommodation only.
#12 Apr 15th, 2018, 13:56
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Some of the recommended places are below:

Resorts:
Vythiri resport $$$$
Tranquil Resort $$$$
Vistara Resort$$$
Sharoy Resort $$$

Holiday Apartment / Serviced Villa:
Le Villagio Holiday Apartment, Sulthan bathery $$
Wayanadcliff $$

Homestay
Olives Homestay
Aranyakam Homestay Wayanad

Hotels:
Great Jubilee hotel
Haritagiri

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