Tree House Resorts: Getting High in Kerala
Enjoying a great deal of partiality by Mother Nature, Kerala personifies itself as a verdant creature, the unmatched beauty of which would have even made God proud of himself for this creation of his. The state is dotted with various ecological spots; some of which are counted amongst the most diversified. Although differentiated, the varied geographies; misty plantations and lush rainforests, are all part of the subtle nature of Kerala. In order to enjoy the best moods of the state, one need a vacation, completely delved into its intoxication. To help you get high in nature, we present you with a list of top 10 tree house resorts in Kerala.
Vythiri resort, Lakkidi, Kerala
Here the Malabar Whistling Thrush will wake you up; pity for the rooster. Like a camouflaged hideout in the jungle, Vythiri resort has made its world in the abundant green and moisture laden tropical rainforests of Kerala. The resort provides five accommodations; tree house cottages to be precise. Despite being buried deep in the jungle, views from these 70 feet high tree houses are just phenomenal; going as far as the mountainous region of the Western Ghats.
Highly fascinating is the manner in which the resort bewilders its guests with its rustic natural theme infused in the artificial luxury of living. This is very much evident from the Jacuzzi and private pool selections amidst the natural serenades created by the continuously buzzing mountain stream. Separate your mind for a moment from the harmonious tone of the gurgling stream and the subtle sounds of the wildlife will catch you in a whimper.
Completely in sync with the nature of Wayanad, Vythiri resort augments its rejuvenating stay with refreshing forest walks, holistic ayurvedic spas and tours to nearby breathtaking spots which makes it one of the best tree house resorts in India.
Address: Lakkidi, Wayanad, Kerala 673576
Green Magic Nature Resort, Wayanad
Another one in the promising ecology of Wayanad, Green Magic is a resplendent property that speaks for itself as one of the most popular tree house resorts in India. Call it a sister concern of the Vythiri for its flamboyance has shades of the rich bio-diversity and the indigenous craftsmanship of Kerala. The ethnical indulgences of Green Magic is quite apparent from the tree houses; built high above the ground using only eco-friendly materials and techniques that are reminiscent of the early inhabitants of the place.
Green Magic’s propensity to nature is not limited till here, but it can be experienced in the culinary delights as well. Organic farming become the prime ingredient in savoring the natural tastes in its meals. Contrary to its rustic and grounded themes of design, living in the tree houses of Green Magic is never deprived of modern amenities of comfort. Besides, the blissful nature surrounding the resort has its own way of comforting the guests; vistas, which are the patents of Wayanad.
Wayanad’s breathtaking natural surroundings are not just to please your eyes. Thus, activities like hiking, climbing and exploring the magnificent flora and fauna must be the mandatory additions in your magical stay at the resort.
Address: Lakkidi, Wayanad, Kerala 673576
Rainforest Boutique Resort, Athirapally Falls
High up on the trees of a cliff, adjoining the rocky boundaries of one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Kerala, Athirapally, is the tree house of the Rainforest Boutique resort. Just like an eagle’s nest, the tree house of the resort offers a splendid aerial view of the roaring and gushing Athirapally Falls.
Just like its amazing location, the tree house intrigues a lot with its architecture. Contrary to its rustic design from the outside, the tree house is highly furnished with modern decors from the inside. What’s more unique is that such an attention in the interior decoration of the treehouse is specially given by a Swiss architect.
In other words, the tree house is a carefully crafted creation that without disturbing the natural charm of the vicinity, manages to slide in a lounge like experience. This rare harmony in the luxuries of nature and modernity entitles the rainforest boutique resort as a highly unique sojourn in the wilds of Kerala. Live your childhood fantasies or dwell in the grown up luxuries; it gracefully manages to bring the best of both worlds.
Address: P VI/93A, Chalakudy-Anamala Road, Near Athirapally Waterfalls, Kannamkuzhy P O, Athirapally, Kerala 680721
Shola Periyar Tree House, Thekkady
It’s the real Tarzan house of Kerala; amidst the bustling wildlife of Periyar National Park. Deeply nestled in the rainforest, Shola Periyar is a unique and rare treat to vacationers, who usually prefer concrete luxuries during their travel. Completely eco-friendly and with the base of bamboo poles and hay straw in its design, the tree house looks like it branched out straights from the roots of the jungle. Quite a natural design to support the claim of the local tribe to be its rightful architect.
Natural beauty surrounding Shola Periyar also comprises sprawling plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom and pepper, a complete look of which can be enjoyed from the balcony of the 80 feet high tree house. Amidst such a natural ambience, vacation here is totally aloof from the chaos of cities. Completely silent yet buzzing with melodies of nature; birds chirping, Shola Periyar Tree House is surely a place to get high in the nature of Kerala.
Various jungle activities like tiger trail, border hiking, bamboo grove, bamboo rafting, Night camping and tribal heritage tours are the best things to do at Shola Periyar.
Address: Spring valley, Thekkady, Kumily, S-India-685509
Vanya Tree House, Thekkady
Named as ‘Vanya’ which directly relates to forest, itself symbolizes nature as the basic element of this tree house in the Thekkady region of Kerala. Completely isolated from the chaos of civilization and amongst the best human accommodations in the lap of Mother Nature is the Vanya tree house. Just like a small cradle, the tree house swings on the rhythmic tune of the nature. It has its interiors decorated in earthy tones, which seem to match up perfectly with the ambience of the exquisite flora surrounding the property.
Highly simple, the design of the tree house consists of a spacious double room, a shower room and a balcony which is positioned in such a way it offers a spectacular view of the lush green forests and mountains spiraled in the natural chain of Thekkady. Moreover, catching the wildlife; particularly deer and bison, from your balcony in the evening or early morning is a routine thing here, rather than being a matter of luck. Along with the wildlife encounter, the location is bound to give you an epic show of the rising and the setting sun.
Address: NH 220, Munnar – Kumily Hwy, Kumily, Thekkadi, 685509
Pepper Trail, Wayanad
In the serene spots of Wayanad; primarily the reserved plantation areas, Pepper trail is beautifully nestled, flaunting a vintage appeal of its own. Being surrounded by tropical rain forests and lakes, the aromatic plantations are rightfully the excellent spot for setting up a nature home; as the owners would say. Tree house lovers would have a great time as the resort provides accommodations, high up on giant jackfruit trees. To make it to these 40 feet high accommodations, the pathway meanders through the adjoining trees. Along with designing everything as per the natural theme of the estate, the tree houses flaunts an added luxury touch as well. With a spacious bed room, luxurious bathroom, unlimited privacy and comfort amenities, living in these nature dens is certainly a blissful affair.
Address: Mangalam Carp Estate, Chulliyode, Sulthan Bathery – Chulliyode – Pandalur – Gudalur Rd, Kerala 673595
Nature Zone Resort, Munnar
Now as you are exploring ultimate tree houses in Kerala, how can we miss to mention the likes of the verdant Munnar. Named as the Nature Zone Resort, the property is known to offer some of the best tree house experiences ever cherished by mankind.
Morning alarm set by the birds, sunrays piercing through the leaves and falling like scanty torchlights in the interiors as you lie completely snuggled in the cozy bed; all this feels so comfortable and up front to nature.
If you are willing to see more of nature’s subtlety, the resort’s naturalists will leave no efforts spared in getting you acquainted with that. This also brings upon the opportunity to come face to face with the prominent wildlife of Kerala; elephant, barking deer, mouse deer, bonnet macaque, gaur (Indian bison) and Nilgiri Tahrs. You can even spend your leisure time watching a great variety of exotic bird species like Grey headed, Nilgiri Pipit and Nilgiri wood pigeon.
Address: Pulippara, Pallivasal, Munnar, Kerala 685612
Marmalade Springs Plantation Resort, Kalpetta, Kerala
Making the second highest peak of Wayanad its home, Marmalade Springs is another boutique resort that has stretched its property in the breathtaking coffee plantations. What makes the location more fascinating is its proximity to one of the oldest tribal colonies. But first, let us brag about this exotic resort. Designed with a vision to create nature based accommodations, every element of the resort is at consensus with the serenity of Wayanad. Overlooking the magical plantations, the tree house facility at Marmalade Springs is designed in an earthy décor (teak wood) that smoothly juxtaposes with the luxurious ambience from the inside. The other half of the blissful stay at this resort talks about the indulgences with the nearby tribal colonies. Submerge yourself in to the colors of these communities as they treat you with their delectable cuisines, local dance forms and music.
Address: Muttil North Po, wayanad, Kalpetta, Kerala 673121
Tranquil Resort, Kolagappara, Kerala
This one’s a real treat in some of the best plantations of Wayanad; in existence since the colonial times of the British in India. Including aromatic plantations of coffee, cardamom, java and vanilla, the location is certainly a perfect option for nature dwellers. You can walk through them as the resort provides so much abundance when one talks about nature trails. To have a complete, mystical view of these plantations, just head to the tree houses of the resort; broadly divided into two. Flaunting a rustic yet luxurious décor, both the type of accommodations take care of every comfort point of its guests. Now the pleasantries of Tranquil resort range from LCD TV, mini fridge, insect screens to complimentary meals and traditional Kerala ayurvedic massages.Being a pet-friendly resort is one more reason to book this destination for your next nature holiday
Address: Kolagapara P.O.673591, Kolagapaara, Kerala 673591
Misty Tree House, Munnar
An exquisite combinations of luxury and nature; and that too in the lush serenades of Munnar. In our exclusive list of best tree houses in Kerala, Misty tree house is an affordable option to get close to the nature. Just like a hotel room, the tree house is well equipped with modern amenities despite its rustic outlook.
The tree house is known to be entirely made from natural materials using traditional techniques. With a positioning of 20 feet above the ground, one can always admire the breathtaking landscapes and plantations of Munnar.
Address: Chinnakkanal, Munnar, India
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