The unusual Tree House Resorts in South India are not your average Tarzan and Jane affairs. With flush toilets, sinks with running water, and a carefully engineered, water-balanced elevator to hoist you to your room 100 feet in the air above tropical rain forests, you feel like you’re on top of the world.
These Eco-friendly Resorts though minimalistic are not devoid of luxuries furnished with an interesting blend of antique furniture, ethnic fittings, and modern appliances. These Tree house Resorts are perfect place for a nature lover and any one craving peace and quiet with the occasional monkey or birds as your neighbors.
Wild Canopy Nature Reserve
Wild Canopy Reserve is located adjoining the Mudumalai wildlife at Masinagudi, Karnataka. It is situated in one corner of the 300 acres of Coffee estate at an altitude of 950 meters in a natural scrub forest.
If you’d rather admire the fauna from afar,the Wild Canopy Reserve sees to it that your rooms are higher than an elephant’s eye – forty-one feet high, to be exact. The Tree Houses available at this resort are built on huge Jamoon trees by the local artisans using indigenous techniques and eco friendly methods. Each tree house is about 40 feet high and has hot and cold water in its quaint toilet. They over look a water hole, which is frequented by the resident wildlife. Guests have seen many incredible and interesting sights at the water hole, from the spotted deer and grey langur having pool parties to a lone tusker having fun with a piece of hose. The trees are also home to families of grey langur who happily co-exist.
The in house chef is renowned for the absolutely fabulous cuisine, (be it Indian, Chinese or Continental) he provides. One can dine under the trees, stars, or canopies, but wherever it is the food is sumptuous and lavish. Room service is also available.
There are no televisions, phones, music, and human sounds. So one can either just relax or go out on treks, safaris or just gentle walks with our highly experienced field activities staff. Swimming is possible in the natural pools in the jungle stream, which flows through the estate. The Safari and trekking tracks have been thoughtfully and carefully designed keeping in mind adventure, trill, and safety of the guest and wild life. Viewing corridors are maintained for the un-obtrusive viewing of wildlife in their natural habitat. Machans and waterholes are located at strategic spots to enhance the wilderness experience of the guest.
The Estate is situated on the foot hills of the Nilgiris is nearly 150 years old and was originally a hunting lodge for a British solider stationed in Ooty, way back in 1869. It was latter converted into a coffee estate, and was the only coffee plantation to have flood irrigation. It was one of the highest yielding coffee estates in the 1950s and 60s. The estate adjoins the Mudumalai wild life sanctuary and is therefore full of wildlife.
This private wild life reserve has become an excellent place for breeding of wild animals and birds in their natural habitat. Animals such as Malabar squirrel, Sambar deer, spotted deer, wild dog (Dhole), Gaur (Bison), elephant, leopard, tiger, porcupine etc now breed and bring up their young within the reserve. The 300 odd acres is a haven for the wildlife, which includes Elephant, Gaur (bison), leopard, tiger, wild dogs, hyena, sloth bear, porcupine, sambar deer and lots and lots of spotted deer, wild boar, Malabar squirrel, grey langur, and monkeys.
HOW TO GET THERE
Wild Canopy Reserve is not very far from some of the major cities of South India and is easily accessible once you touch down at Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore and Coimbatore. Driving down from these cities (except Chennai) could be a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable way to reach us, although there are other ways of getting here as well.
By Road: Ooty is 35km from Wild Canopy Reserve. Driving route: Get on to the Ooty – Mysore Road, turn right about one km after HPF (at the village) onto the Kalahatti (Segur Ghat) road which is also the Ooty – Mysore ‘shortcut’. Approximately 5km after you pass Chamanatha Village, turn left onto the Tarmac Road. You are now 6 Km from Wild Canopy Reserve. One word of caution – This winding road has 36 hairpin bends and steepest in South India. DRIVE WITH CARE
Approx. driving time from Ooty: 45 min to one hour.
By Bus:Get onto a Masinagudi bound bus and hop off at Masinagudi and you could hire a local jeep or call Wild Canopy Reserve for pickup.
By Road: Bangalore is 247km from Wild Canopy Reserve with a driving time of approximately 5 hours. En route you pass through the historic city of Mysore and the twin sanctuaries of Bandipur and Mudumalai. Possibly the easiest way to get here.
By Bus: There are many Ooty bound buses that leave Bangalore at periodic intervals – morning , afternoon and evening. Please check local timings at the KSRTC Bus Stand in Bangalore. Buy a ticket upto Theppakadu and after driving through for 6 hours easily hop off at Mudumalai Wildlife Reception Centre. From Theppakadu, the local transport is in the form of shared Jeeps or you could call Wild Canopy Reserve from the Wildlife Department Office or the ‘Youth Hostel’.
By Train: There are many passenger trains shuttling between Bangalore & Mysore. Check local departure timings. The most convenient one would be the Shatabdi that leaves Bangalore at around 11:00am and reaches Mysore a little after 1.00 pm.
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Green Magic Nature Resort/ Jungle Park Resort
Green Magic Nature resort, Kerala is located 65 kms away from Calicut, enroute Bangalore Ooty Mysore at an altitude between 3750 feet & 4500 feet. 500 acres of pristine verdant tropical rain forest. A totally dedicated Eco-lodge and ethnic houses built on trees with all basic facilities, surrounded by exquisite greenery and rich bio-diversity of flora and fauna this enchanting hideaway is one of a kind.
One can access the Tree Houses, 86 feet in height, by an indigenous cane lift. A hanging rope bridge connects the tree houses. Local craftsmen have designed and built the tree houses utilizing local materials and indigenous techniques used by the early inhabitants.
This Nature Resort offers double beds with an attached bathroom and flushing toilette, telephone shower, wash basin with running water, carpeted veranda and sit-out. The Tree House is made of Eco-friendly materials.
Under the shadow of the verdant forest amidst the fragrance of a thousand scents, where time moves according to the ancient rhythms you can learn the art of living in an easy going way, gentle relaxed and care free. Where nature has been blissfully preserved, spared of devastating urbanization. Its natural beauty kept intact, its natural springs unpolluted. Its emerald forest afire with scented blossoms, a hundred varieties of tree ferns, mosses and flowering plants, flamboyant colored butterflies and birds.
The multi- specialty restaurant is built in traditional Kerala style with tiled roof and wood. The restaurant faces the natural lake, commanding exciting view through its glass windows .Cuisine served here is varied and exciting. It includes authentic Kerala food specially Malabar dishes, basic Continental food, North Indian dishes and Chinese dishes. The traditional and authentic Kerala delicacies usually served on banana leaves without forks and knives leads you to a finger licking experience.
HOW TO GET THERE
The two nearest International Airports-Calicut airport is 85 km and Cochin airport is 260 Kms from the Resort.
Calicut City, Calicut Railway Station: 60 Km
International Airport Calicut (Nearest): 85 Km
International Airport Mysore: 130 Km
Bangalore City: 290 Km
Ooty City: 120 Km
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Tel: 0495-6521163/ 9447776136
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One of the finest home stays in Kerala, Tranquil is a private coffee and Vanilla plantation nestled in a picturesque 400 acres within the remote and lush rain forest of Wayanad in north of 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 8 rooms and a Luxury Treehouse is a home-stay experience like none other.
There are two types of Tree Accommodation.The First Tree House has an area of 500 sq feet is about 40 feet high in the trees.
The second tree house or the ‘Tree-villa’ is child friendly. It has an area of 1000 sq feet with a large 8 foot wide veranda on two sides, two bathrooms (one with a 6 point shower, & one with a panoramic view) and a dressing area. Apart from the double bed, the room has the additional facility of two extra single beds within the room.
Both the Tree House and Tree-villa are walking distance from the house in a private area amidst greenery. There is hot water, all modern amenities ( fridge, T.V.) phone and generator back up. The rooms are mosquito proofed as well. There is an inclined plane walkway leading up to both the Tree Houses with just a few steps.
HOW TO GET THERE
Tranquil is accessible by road and air from Bangalore. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city in the south of India that is well connected to the outside world and boasts of an international airport.
Deccan Aviation provides helicopter transfer to Tranquil – an adventurous way to reach our little paradise.
Tranquil is a mere 5 hour road journey from the heart of bustling Bangalore. It is a picturesque drive along good and motorable roads which will take you through the heart of Karnataka and into the historic city of Mysore. If you feel like exploring Mysore, break your journey here and enjoy the historical sights that this small yet endearing city offers. While in Bangalore, stay at The Ivory Tower, our centrally located hotel in Bangalore with magnificent views of the city from your suite, enjoy a cocktail at The 13th Floor, our elegant and trendy cocktail lounge and finally, dine at Ebony, our superb multi-cuisine restaurant with panoramic views of the metropolis of Bangalore.
Calicut, the city of spices, where the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco- Da-Gama first set foot in India is purported to be the site where many of Cleopatra’s spice barges were manufactured. Calicut is steeped in maritime history and is a bustling town with its own distinctive character and local feel. Once inaccessible by air, Calicut now boasts of a modern international airport that makes your access to Tranquil that much easier. A brief road journey from Calicut lasting 2 hours will get you to Tranquil fresh and ready to enjoy your dream holiday.
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TEL: +91 (4936) 220244
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