Wayanad, uninfluenced by the seasons passing by, wakes up to reveal its green clad beauty throwing away the sheer blanket of mist. Nestled in the emerald hills of Kuttyam Vayal, situated in the outskirts of Banasura Sagar Dam, rests the Silver Green Holiday Enclaves. As pretty as a picture postcard, the place is guaranteed to delight your senses.
The rich aroma of coffee greets you as you enter the resort. The highlight of the cottages is that this offers the most vantage point in Wayanad to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hill areas and the dam.
The dormitory of the resort is built to accommodate 40 people. There is also a conference room with a seating capacity for 150 people. A children's park and a well-appointed swimming pool add to the charm of the place.
However, the main attraction of the place is the bamboo cottages fitted with wide windows which reveal the incredible beauty of Banasura dam and its surroundings.
From infrastructure to the curios decorating of the place, one can see the intricate use of bamboo. The recycled bamboo used for flooring, ceiling, doors, cots and other furniture and artefacts will give you a feeling that you are staying in some tree house in a dense forest.
The rooms have windows in strategic places, affording a panoramic view of the pristine pure landscape. The warmtone lighting given to the restaurant adds to the coziness.
Nights at Silver Green Resort become vibrant with barbecue flames lending a festive mood. No wonder the place has become one of the topmost honey-moon destinations of Kerala.
Another big draw is that one can reach the forest and tribal village by foot from the cottage. One can also have the delightful experience of watching the birds that flock around the dam at dawn, and also venturing out for trekking.
Things to do: Village visit, photo walks, water sports, trekking, nature walk
Places to see
Edakkal caves - If stepping into the bygone era is something you are passionate about, then the historically significant Edakkal Caves will prove to be a great experience.
Meenmutty - Choose the wilderness and the river to wash away the tedium of city life.
Aranamala - fills eyes and hearts
Sugandhagiri - Where fragrance wafts in every breeze
Banasura Sagar Dam - The largest earthen dam in India is located at Padinjarathara, about 25 km northeast of Kalpetta.
Ask your tour operator to make arrangements to try out tribal cuisine of Wayanad, like kaatu curry, then nellikka, etc.
Puttu and beef/fish curry – Have you tried fish for breakfast? If not try, give it a try in Wayanad.
Try it at home Recipe: Puttu kozhi – a whole roasted chicken stuffed with puttu, Malabar beef roast
Chatti Pathiri - is layered savory pastry made in Malabar and the northern regions of Kerala.
Bread Mukki Porichathu - Amusingly enough, this is a sweet snack.
Neypathiri – It is a must try snacks for vegetarians.
Things to buy: Honey, coffee, tea, cardamom, handicrafts, spices