Jungle Retreat Wayanad: Wayanad, Kerala

Jungle Retreat Wayanad
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Star, must-do & unique activities that we highly recommend during your stay with us:

Star Jungle Awareness Trek:
Jungle awareness trek is a 3 KM trek (90 minutes) around our retreat and there is every chance of you seeing animals during this trek. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide/naturalist who will explain to you the sights and sounds that you are likely to come across during the trek. Jungle awareness trek is all about gaining an in-depth understanding of the Indian jungles.

What to carry:
Good walking shoes, camouflage or dull coloured full sleeve clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, water bottle, trekking poles, binoculars, guide books

Cost: Rs 1000 per person



Star Night drive and campfire by the riverside:
We start the drive towards the remote jungle stream by around 7 PM, and there is a high likelihood of animal sightings en-route to the jungle stream. There are a few animal crossing points along the road and animal sightings are very common on this remote jungle road that we take to reach the campfire spot. The campfire is arranged right next to the Kalindi river which cuts through the jungle and it is an amazing experience to listen to the stream and the jungles all around while you enjoy local delicacies cooked on open fire. When you look up, you'll see a billion stars shining as there is no pollution here in this remote corner of the world. You will be accompanied by a trained guide and also a Tribal leader and it is a good opportunity to interact with them and listen to their experiences. We will be back in the Retreat by around 9:30 PM.

What to carry:
Jacket or a shawl to ward off the cold, a torch, mobile phones.

Cost: Rs 1500 per person



Star 2.5 hour long wildlife safari in Nagarahole National Park:
We have a tie up with Kabini and Nagarahole and we highly recommend the safaris provided by them. The safari drives last 2.5 hours and you'll be accompanied by an expert guide/tracker in the vehicle. Nagarahole has a very high number of Tigers and you are very likely to see Tigers during this drive, along with other animals. The safari is very professionally conducted and if you are a wildlife lover, it is a must-do. It is a 20 minute drive from the Retreat to the starting point of the safari and you can use your vehicle to do so, the jungle roads are very motorable.

What to carry:
Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, water bottle, binoculars, guide books

Cost: Rs 3000 per person



Star Camping in the wilderness:
This is a very unique activity that we provide, where we take you to the remote Northern-most part of our Retreat. The idea is to find an ideal camping spot, collect firewood, collect water, get your hammocks, sleeping bag set up and get ready to spend the night in the wilderness under the starlit sky with no human beings around for miles! You will cook the dinner on open fire, we will take marinated chicken, noodles, eggs, soup, vegetables, fruits. coffee/tea for the night. The location is so remote that you'll feel you are the only human beings in the world and you will not see or hear any man-made sights or sounds during your camping. Once the night sets in, that is when you will realize how alive the jungle is. You will be spending time around the fire which will keep you warm and safe and you will also be accompanied by a highly trained naturalist and a local Tribal elder who knows the jungle better than any. The idea is to experience the wilderness up close and it is also a unique opportunity to learn some of the survival skills such as starting a fire, finding and purifying water, setting up a temporary camp and more! We do not take more than one family or one group at a time for this activity and it'd be a very private experience and we'd also make sure that you are safe. After spending the night in the wilderness, we will walk back to your cottage the next morning in time for your breakfast.

What to carry:
Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, hammocks, sleeping bags, fire starting kit, water purification bottle, binoculars, guide books, other camping items of your choice.

Cost: Rs 2000 per person



Star Spending the night in the watchtower in the wilderness:
This is another unique activity that we provide, where we take you to the remote watch tower at the Western end of our Retreat. We have a large, sturdy watchtower 20 feet high facing the jungles and there is every possibility of you seeing animals while on the watch tower. We will reach the watch tower by 5:00 pm, set up your hammock, sleeping bag, we'll carry a flask of hot tea or coffee along with sandwich and fruits, that would be the dinner for the night. There is a basic toilet in the watchtower, so you don't have to leave the watchtower till the next morning. The idea is to listen to the sights and sounds of the jungle in the night, which is when the jungle comes alive. You are very likely to see animals from your watchtower and the idea is to observe them silently without disturbing them. This is a must-do for a wildlife lover! We take only one family with us, it will be a safe and very private experience. After spending the night in the watchtower, we will walk back to your cottage the next morning in time for your breakfast.

What to carry:
Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, hammocks, sleeping bags, binoculars, guide books, other camping items of your choice.

Cost: Rs 2000 per person


Other 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