“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind..”– Seneca
I recently visited one of my relative’s upcoming home stay in Wayanad. Since it is not officially launched, I cannot reveal the name of the home stay as of now. It’s actually located in Lakkidi (inside the forest/tea plantation area, around 1 kms from the Bathery-Calicut Main road)
Lakkidi is located in the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state, south India. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad and is situated 700m above mean sea level, atop Thamarassery ghat pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, distancing 5km from Lakkidi. Chain tree, Pookot Lake, Sight seeing point on ghat road and number of tourist resorts are within five km of Lakkidi. It is about 58 km northeast of Kozhikode district.
The route to this home stay is amazing. You can reach this homestay from the main road only with the help of a 2/4 Wheel drive vehicle. But they have provided the parking at a house near the main road.
Currently they have only 2-3 rooms. They are in the process of adding more facilities.
The Website and online reservation has not started yet. Probably they might launch it officially soon.
The view from this homestay is amazing. The climate is very cool as it is situated inside the plantation.
I was told that we can get a chance to view elephants at a distant location.
The only advantage/disadvantage (not sure what to say) is that there is no mobile network here. So in case if you are looking for a peaceful ambiance from your busy schedule, I guarantee this would be a great selection.
Kabini is a wildlife reserve near Mysore and is a part of the Nagarhole forest range. Nagarhole national park is popularly known as Rajiv Gandhi National park. These were once a private hunting ground for the royal family of Mysore. Kabini is a smaller part in this park, named after the Kabini river that flows through it. Kabini river originates in Kerala, flows eastwards to join the much larger River Cauvery, eventually discharging into Bay of Bengal at end of its journey, after passing though most of Tamil Nadu and Southern Karnataka.