Vythiri Resort is an exquisite jungle getaway located within the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated beneath an enormous canopy of a lush tropical rainforest, journey into nature’s wonderland – in the company of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, flowering plants and butterflies that inhabit the dense Vythiri rainforest.
Set along the slope of a forest clad hill, beside three branches of a sprightly mountain stream that forks as it flows through the 150 acre property, coming together and broadening at the end of the slope, Vythiri Resort is a naturalist’s treasure trove. Beneath an enormous interlaced canopy of majestic trees, stone paved paths fringed by tropical plants lead to brick coloured cottages designed in the vernacular architecture.
A rope bridge across one branch of the stream (sways gently as one gets across) leads to a restaurant and a coffee shop alongside, both overlooking the swimming pool at one end and a sweeping view of the forest all around. Everywhere, the muted hiss of the stream is a continuous serenade. Days usually begin with the rousing melody of a Malabar Whistling Thrush and then the forest comes alive. Bands of foraging monkeys and insects and birds begin their life songs. The day ahead is ripe with possibilities -splendidly plumed tropical birds on overhanging branches, colourful butterflies and the insistent chatter of cicadas, the irresistible lure of the jungle – the incessant throb of nature is the only clock you will need here.