At Vythiri Resorts, Wayanad, Kerala

“A destination waiting to be explored” that’s what they said and we did just that.

Our Stay at Vythiri Resorts

We got rooms in Vythiri Resorts right beside the stream; so good audio and visual surroundings were a bonus. Each morning we woke to the gurgling sound of the stream and at nights we played audience to the loud crickets.

Vythiri resorts is quite complete in every sense; self-contained, (good value-for-money!). The restaurant is reached by crossing a hanging bridge over the stream. And each time the children would run excitedly across it causing the bridge to sway. It was thrilling for them and in between all the excitement we managed to spend few quite moments on the bridge watching the stream flow below.

Vythiri Resorts wayanad

Vythiri Resorts complex
The restaurant at Vythiri Resorts is sort of semi-open, a portion of it jutting out of a hillock. Food was yummy catering to all kinds of taste. But we were not foodoholics so it hardly mattered. And one morning when we were having our breakfast there a cloud swept past us. “Why isn’t the cloud carrying us?” Arundhati wondered aloud, and answered herself: “It happens only in cartoon channel!” This time she sounded wiser.

Discovery of Land Snail at Vythiri Resorts

On the way back to the rooms the children discovered a snail- a land snail. It was a fully grown one, almost palm size, trudging along leaving behind a silvery trail. The thorough city-bred kids picnicking there crowded around the snail in total shock and disbelief, as if they were watching a dinosaur! To their amazement they found plenty around; I saw them taking care not to step on them. Arundhati was almost ready to pack one somehow and bring it home. With lots of coaxing and cajoling she was convinced the snail was quite at home here.

Vythiri Resorts land snail

Vythiri Resorts snail
Encounter With Leeches

The next encounter was with leeches. This time the leech discovered Arundhati first. We were just settling for dinner at the restaurant when Arundhati screamed with fear, a black wriggly string was stuck to her leg. Before I could reach her she had pulled it out and it lay wriggling on the floor. A waiter at the restaurant of Vythiri Resorts sprinkled salt over it and soon it was dead. Total silence set in. The kids around watched with horror. Her wound was bleeding though not profusely. The experienced waiters there comforted us saying that the bleeding would stop and so it did. My little one is not going to forget this episode in the tropical rain forest easily.

Vythiri Resorts pool
Vythiri Resorts stream
While trekking along the stream in Vythiri Resorts complex we each had our share of leech bites. We came across an unusual sight of a tree on a boulder. The roots of the tree had completely covered the boulder and the tree stood tall, seemingly balanced on the rounded contours.

Vythiri Resorts roots
The stream was forever inviting, but we had to wind up. And we packed up with memories of creepy crawlies, cloud encounters and innumerable other visual treats. Yes this is what you call being close to nature!

How to reach Vythiri Resorts from Bangalore

Bangalore to Wayanad distance is 310kms approx. It is about 7hours drive in no traffic. The route is via NH766 and NH948.

 

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33 Responses

  1. Aww! Those nails are lovely 😉

  2. Arun says:

    Though leeches bite doesn’t hurt much but seeing the blood oozing makes the kids scream. I did it too the first time 😉

  3. Kishor Kr says:

    The place looks quite an adventure. Well, except the leeches part. I mean who would want their blood to be sucked by leeches, even if it’s painless.

  4. This resort looks like a perfect retreat for family, especially kids! Beautiful pictures Indrani…

  5. Sri Kri says:

    OMG. The solution for leech biting is Sprinkling salt on leech? Thanks GOD that the bleeding stopped.

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

  6. Great pics..lovely narrative!

  7. Amazing, Beautiful photos.

  8. Arun says:

    Had been to Vythiri resort some years back… Its really a nice place and as you mentioned the stream is forever inviting … A great place for unwinding ..!

  9. People put salt to kill leeches. However, the correct way is to slide a sharp thin object between the leech and your skin. The leech hangs on to the body by a suction kind of mechanism. Insert the sharp knife/pen knife etc between it and the body so that the suction cup mechanism breaks off and the leech immediately come out. Then just remove it. Any other means of forcibly removing it will result in a tiny lump in the body after the wound heals.

    Locals in South India often place a newspaper or paper tissue on the area to stop the blood clot.

  10. wow!!! this is my kind of holiday!!

  11. Yogi saraswat says:

    The place looks quite an adventure with attractive pictures ! you have written a workable description Indrani Ji .

  12. Gowtham says:

    I have been to Vythiri once, after marriage. I just loved it. One of the best resort I have even been till date. The screeching sound of falls beside each cottage was noisy yet peaceful. I think you know what I mean here Indrani. Nicely reviewed.

  13. Beautiful pictures. The nails and leeches might have made kids have ‘their day’ . It is very interesting for them

  14. This looks quite adventurous… beautiful clicks! 🙂

  15. it is very nice place but also very expensive

  16. Sounds like a lovely relaxing holiday! Looks like a beautiful place… spending some time like this in nature can really be rejuvenating!

  17. Heard about this resort many a times, beautiful!! I’m sure the explorations along the stream must have been a lot of fun! Being close tot he nature does wonders, doesn’t it?

  18. its a good suggestion. Have been planning Kerala trip. Gosh no holidays for me 🙁

  19. A lovely account of the place. And beautiful pictures 🙂

  20. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    The resort looks peaceful and having a great natural ambiance. Loved the pictures… 🙂

  21. Tennyson says:

    Nice to read this 🙂 I have explored this area less – I need to be there! 🙂

  22. Looks like a calm, serene and a place to enjoy long walks with some adventures…Thanks for sharing.

  23. sweta says:

    What a lovely place !! We had planned a trip to Vythri this year in May-June but it got cancelled due to personal reasons. But I still hope to make it in Dec 🙂

  24. Mridula says:

    What a treasure this experience would have been!

  25. WOW!! Superb!! I like the Snail pic…the most amazing! Exploring such places soothes the soul!!

  26. VJ Sharma says:

    What an experience. I never encountered leech but knew that salt is the solution. That’s why all trekkers in Himalayas ensure that they have a pack of salt in their pockets.

  27. Ami says:

    Have been here…it sure is a good resort. Loved the birds that visited this resort.

  28. Your visit to the Place with family as you explained in the Post thru’ amazing photographs is just enough to create interest in people who sure plan for a visit to the area, Indrani.. I can say that you are truly gifted with these great Presentation Skills.. The leech experience is a little tension creating.. We faced similar leech problem when visited Coorg and stayed in the Orange County.. Thanks for sharing such a nice Post!

  29. Maliny says:

    It is a pity that hailing from Kerala, I have never been to vythiri! But yes, it has always been on the wish list. Loved reading the account. Even I haven’t seen snails that big or with shells! I am glad that you enjoyed being in my state:)

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