A holiday is not always about 5 star hotels, sumptuous seven course meals and impeccable housekeeping! You may have to step out of your comfort zone to experience what your destination has to offer – to explore the secret treasures and tales that lay hidden in the history and culture of the natives, the culinary traditions and the threads that weave the magical fabric of their rich heritage. Some of the best travel experiences often unfold during an unassuming nature trek, a fishing trip, a culinary expedition or at a quiet, tranquil corner of a warm home stay! Read on to find out what some of these wonderful hosts from God’s own country have to offer this holiday season!
Text: RIYA SONNY DATSON
Ente Veedu At Wayanad
If you are seeking an adventure, nature exploration or just a quiet getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle, this is your destination! The 150 year old estate nestled among the golden paddy fields and breezy coffee plantations is the perfect spot to unwind and relax. This exotic property in Wayanad has been approved by the Government of Kerala and has been endorsed by Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. Ente Veedu offers a good dose of nature along with the best of Malabar cuisine and gracious hospitality. The group also has a farm stay by the river called ‘Talking Trees’, just 10km from Ente Veedu that offers a lot of exciting activities like fishing, bamboo rafting, cycling and much more.
Rooms: 7 rooms double rooms and a dormitory.
Things to do: Indoor and Outdoor Games, Bonfire, sight seeing tours, trekking, bamboo rafting, cycling (On Request), plantation tour and Nature Walk.
Facilities Available: Car parking space, Air conditioned and non-air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms, Free Wi-Fi, cable connection, fridge, 24hr water supply and heater, three dining areas that offer tasty home cooked meals and kids play area.
Contact: Mrs. Seetha Raj, +91 95390 99927, +91 94468 34834 Listed in booking.com, makemytrip, goibibo and airbnb
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