The chirping birds would wake you up for you to behold the crimson sun rising. As you walk towards the valley, darkness still shrouds the green meadows and the sweet aroma of coffee blossoms wafts through the pathways. And in the distance one could see in faint light the winding roads meandering through the verdant coffee plantations.
The rising sun slowly lifts the veil of darkness that had enveloped the majestic Chembra Peak. Without an iota of doubt, this is the best morning treat nature can offer in Wayanad. The sky is taking different hues and the hills are retaining their lush green look with ease. As one retires to the cottages of the elegant Windflower Resort, which is situated higher than the hills, there can only be contentment in your mind.
Kerala palace on Wayanad gateway
One can reach Chundale, a small market, after negotiating the Thamarassery ghat road and passing through Lakkidi and Vythiri. The drive through this stretch is an out-of-the-world experience as the road is surrounded by coffee plantations. It is better to ask for directions to the resort as the ‘online navigator’ can put you in a spot.
The message – from here shift vehicle to first gear- greets one at the entrance gate of the resort. The steep road will take you to the resort that is modelled after palaces in Kerala. The front yard and the long corridors have the grandeur of an age-old stately home. After walking through the expansive corridors, which have a resemblance to many portions of the Hill Palace in Thripunithura in Ernakulam district, one steps into the spacious dining area. The Windflower resort can provide comfortable stay for a large group of people and that too by ensuring their privacy.
Like the Nalkand Palace in Coorg, the Windflower resort is located atop a hill. The retreat with tiled roofs, which evoke nostalgia, is also surrounded by lush green coffee plantations.
One can amble through the property listening to the sweet songs of the feathered friends and the cottages, all facing east, are put in place on gentle slopes. A big-size swimming pool and a traditional spa would be found on the upper part of the resort. You do not just own a cottage for a day or two but a hill with coffee plantations, swimming pool in the shade of trees and royal chairs on the roof for a stargazing dinner. A camp fire would also be lit in an area that has almost all the elements of a forest and children can also have a great time at the park in the retreat.
The resort is an ideal getaway for families and people travelling in large groups as they can enjoy themselves on the lap of Mother Nature. For more details contact: 9656435635.