Resort is a 400 acre private coffee and spices plantation, nestled
within the remote and lush rainforest of Wayanad, in northern
Kerala, India. If you are looking for a calm and quiet vacation
within an environment of exquisite ecological beauty and unending
relaxation, Tranquil resort with just seven rooms and two tree
houses a comfortable drive away from the cities of Bangalore
and Calicut, is a homestay experience like none other.
is run with the efficiency of a resort but with the intimacy
of a homestay. Here you will be staying as house guests of Victor,
Ranjini, Ajay and Nisha and their family who offer a personalized
experience of living on the plantations. Much of the experience
at Tranquil is to enjoy the serene surroundings and re-charge
and Spices Plantation The plantation originated in the late
1800’s in the colonial era. The British plantation pioneers
and owners sold out to Dutch and then to Indian entrepreneurs
after independence. In 1994 the plantation was bought by M/s
Aswati Plantations Ltd. It remains very much a working plantation,
coffee being the main crop, inter-planted with pepper and areca
nut. A major project of inter-planting with nutmeg and exotic
fruit trees like mangosteen and lychee is underway to en-cash
on the rich fertile environment. The main cropping season for
Coffee and Areca nut is between mid January to mid March, during
which time, the plantation buzzes with activity. Conducted plantation
visits can be enjoyed between January and March.
five Garden rooms are housed in the annexe – built by the then
owners to accommodate friends and family. The building has been
extensively renovated, retaining the ambience of a colonial
planter’s bungalow. The rooms open out onto a large shared verandah
overlooking the lush tropical gardens.
deluxe room located in the west wing of the main bungalow, adjoins
the patio and looks down over the swimming pool from a private
verandah. The room is large, airy and has wooden floors, ceiling
and paneling. For the convenience of guests, there are two individual
bathrooms and dressing room en-suite.
suite set close to the swimming pool, is tucked away below the
Deluxe room. The Suite offers both space and privacy with the
added luxury of a private garden and a large lounge room offering
the perfect hideaway.
rooms are well appointed, inviting and meet the high expectations
of the discerning traveler. The bathrooms are large, airy and
have all the modern amenities. Other features include a TV,
Satellite receiver, electronic safe and a Tea/Coffee maker.
under the beauty of a Gul Mohr Tree is our “tranquilitree” the
luxury tree house rests on three trees. At a height of 35 feet
from the ground level and overlooking a valley facing north,
the entire structure measures 517 sq.feet, comprising of a bedroom,
and a modern bathroom. The verandah offers a panoramic view
of the estate.
greets you with a large bedroom with a queen size bed, two day
beds and two bathrooms and can easily accommodate a family of
four. Beautiful views of the coffee plantation from its large
verandah is a relaxing experience.
amenities include a TV, DVD, Satellite receiver, mini fridge,
electronic safe, back up generator and a Tea/Coffee maker. Adequate
light and ventilation has been provided with insect screens
on all openings. Approach is from an inclined walkway with railings,
ensuring easy access for even the elderly.
to the homestay experience is dining at our table, as part of
the extended family, where each meal is an occasion to sit down
and enjoy a few hours together. At Tranquil, meals are enjoyed
in a common dining area. We serve a mixture of western fare,
regional Indian favourites, traditional Kerala cuisine on occasion
served on a banana leaf and “Grandmother’s” secret recipe’s.
You can enjoy our home grown vegetables, fruits and bread fresh
from our ovens accompanied with our home-made jams, preserves
and relishes. Finish your meal with a steaming cup of hand-picked
Arabica/Robusta coffee beans from the estate, roasted and ground
to perfection. Garden fresh tea with a dash of milk or high
grown teas with a twist of lemon are also great ways to end
a sumptuous meal..
TV, DVD Player( in some rooms ), Satellite Receiver, Electronic
safes, Express Laundry.
Pool: Do your daily laps in our outdoor pool or relax in
the Jacuzzi adjacent to it. Swimming pool towels are provided
in all the rooms. The depth of the shallow end is 3.5 feet and
5.5 feet at the deep end. The “Machaan” or Treedeck overlooking
the pool is ideal to do your yoga and meditate, or for that
afternoon siesta. One can relax in the hammocks below the “Machaan”
Ayurveda, which means “science of life”, was founded by the
seers of ancient India, centuries ago in the Vedic period. At
Tranquil, you can pamper yourself with authentic and traditional
Kerala ayurvedic massage by trained masseurs / masseuses.
walks: Choose from 13 routes, spanning the 400 acre plantation
ranging from the “Braveheart” to the “Teaser” walk which are
well marked out and sign boarded along the route. Guests are
provided with maps of the walks. We advise guests to bring proper
footwear to enjoy the walks.
Watching: Tranquil is a bird watcher’s paradise – we have identified
around 127 odd species of birds on the plantation.