Jungle Retreat : Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad, Kerala
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Summer is upon us and the wildlife sightings have already started increasing in and around the farm. Nagarahole and Tholpetty drives are proving to be a hit with enthusiasts! We recommend you choose the safari drives to maximize wildlife sightings.

A stay at Jungle Retreat, situated in breath-taking Thirunelli, Wayanad, is an experience not soon forgotten. We have identified some of the popular packages, activities and workshops; you can see them in the sections below.

  • Popular Packages

  • Workshops

  • Safaris & Treks

  • Places to visit in Wayanad

  • Packages : Click on the Package names below for detailed information about the package.

    Package 1: One Day Package - 1N 2D

    Package 2: Weekend Package - 2N 3D

    Package 3: Wildlife Package - 3N 4D

    Package 4: Adventure Package - 3N 4D

    Package 5: Honeymoon Package - 2N 3D

    * Entry fees at local attractions for Indians & Foreigners, to be paid directly at Forest check post:
    * Nagarahole 1 hour safari: Rs 300 (Ind) & 1100/- (Foreigner) per person
    * Nagarahole 2 hours JLR safari: Rs 1350/- person, Rs 2230/- per person for foreigners
    * Brahmagiri trek: Rs 1900 (Indians) & 2500/- (Foreigners) group of 5
    * You can always request for a customized package and we'll work with you to provide one that meets your requirement.
    * Peak season rates will be applicable in May, December and January.

    Activities Available :

    Workshops :
  • Bird Watching Workshop : Half day session where we'll identify at least 50 different types/species of birds.
  • Astronomy Workshop : 1 Hour workshop on the astronomical wonders of the night sky. We will identify planets & constellations


  • Wildlife Safaris / Treks :
  • 2.5 hour safari drive arranged by JLR (Jungle Lodges & Resorts): Highly recommended for wildlife lovers, best safari option
  • Nagarahole National Park for Safari : Take a jeep drive deep into the sanctuary, an ideal way to view the wildlife of this region
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary for Jungle Safari : Enjoy trekking and safari inside the national park, accompanied by forest guards
  • Brahmagiri Peak trek (8hrs) : 5500 feet above msl, trek to a picture-perfect location.
  • Pakshipathalam trek (7 hours) : A natural cave structure where unique birds and bats nest.


  • Activities in and around the farm :
  • Drive through the jungle at night to a remote jungle stream, enjoy camp-fire on the banks, experience the jungle at night
  • Campfire: Dinner along with campfire under the starlit sky
  • Barbeque & Campfire: Barbeque dinner along with campfire under the starlit sky
  • Fishing: Try your hand in fishing at our fishing pond. You catch, you cook, you eat!
  • Library / Museum: Relax and read-up about the flora, fauna and tribals in our infotainment centre.
  • White water Rafting : Enjoy the adventure and thrill of white water rafting
  • Tribal Colony visit : Interact with the local tribe and get an insight into their lives
  • Visit secluded Jungle stream: For a refreshing, invigorating bath - 4Kms away from the farm
  • Tea plantation visit : Visit a large tea plantation and get to know how tea is processed
  • Be the farmer : Meet and interact with farmers, learn from them the concepts of organic farming. Try your hand in farming!


  • Places to visit in Wayanad, Thirunelli :
  • Thirunelli Temple : An architectural wonder, perhaps the oldest temple in India
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary : One of the least explored and best sanctuaries for wildlife sightings
  • Nagarahole National Park : One of the best National Parks in India with very high density of Big Cats (Tigers and Leopards)
  • Papanashini Stream : Often referred to as the Ganges of the south, believed that a dip here would wash away the sins
  • Edakkal Cave : Ancient cave structures and drawings
  • Pookott Lake : Enjoy boating in large freshwater lake 3000ft above msl
  • Kuruva Island : An amazing 1000 acre island with unique flora and fauna
  • Additional Information :
  • Sumptuous Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (veg and non-veg) provided to suit your taste
  • The food we serve is typical Kerala cuisine, would consist of 4 veg dishes and 2 non-veg dishes along with rice and rotis at night
  • Per room, 1 Child under 5 years old accommodated free of charge
  • Additional beds can be arranged at extra cost
  • Back-up electricity in Villa and Cottage provided via Inverter (4 hours max)
  • If booking is done via travel portals, please check and get booking confirmation directly from us to get your booking confirmed
  • 50% refund if cancellation / date change is done more than 30 days prior to stay. 25% refunded if it is 15 days prior to stay
  • No refund if can cancellation is done with less than 15 days prior to the stay
  • Advance payment required to get your booking confirmed, balance amount to be settled in cash at check-in
  • Pick-up & Drop facility available
  • We don't have a driver's quarters, drivers are not allowed to stay in the parking area, it is unsafe to do so since we are in the jungle
  • Thirunelli Temple lodge is just 5 minutes drive away, drivers can stay there for Rs 150/- a night
  • Completely customizable itinerary to suit your requirements. All you need to do is to send us your wish list!