1. View Point Wayanad The three-tiered Meenmutty falls is 6 km from the property and is known for its spectacular sight. Location: Vellamunda, Mananthavady, Kerala – 670731. Contact: 8304915214 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 2,027/night (exclusive of tax)

2. Kailasa Stays The property is located on the gorgeous Kuruva Islands which are resplendent in exotic flora and fauna. For the adventurous folk, there are rafting and boat rides available. Location: Kuruva Dweep Road, Palvelicham, Payyambally, Palvelicham, Kerala – 670646 Contact: 6235291837 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 1,500/night (exclusive of tax)

3. Kudajadri Drizzle For any tourist who visits Kerala for its tea plantations and paddy fields, this homestay is a haven with its delicious South Indian dishes and lush greenery. Location: M R School Road, Kayakkandy, Kaniyambetta, Kalpetta, Kerala – 673122 Contact: 9946354511 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 2,500/night (exclusive of tax)

4. Cliff Hanger by Avay This farm stay not only gives you the chance to recuperate from the noise and buzz of everyday life but offers you a peek into what Wayanad is, a fascinating space in the lap of nature. Location: Cliff Hanger Rippon, PO Valathur, Meppadi, Wayanad, Kerala – 673577 Contact: Cliffhanger by Avay Tariff: Upwards of Rs 3,400/night (exclusive of tax)

5. Koomankolly Heritage Resort It is a tranquil space set amidst the Brahmagiri hills and will give you a sense of calm. Location: Thirunelly Road, Thirunelly, Kerala – 670646 Contact: 8089686698 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 1,617/night (exclusive of tax)

6. Little Home Resort In the middle of nature, you will have your own safe space in this resort. There is a fireplace too should the weather get a little chilly. Location: Olivumala, Vythiri, Kerala – 673123 Contact: 9916755055 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 1,617/night (exclusive of tax)

7. Hornbill Holiday Home The homestay, 24 km from the much-acclaimed ancient Thirunelli Temple, has lush gardens that span for miles around. Meals at the homestay are curated from the fresh produce grown here. Location: Mananthavady-Koyileri-Panamaram Road, Thannikkal, Near Arattuthara, Payyampalli Post, Mananthavady, Kerala – 670645 Contact: 9713318152 Tariff: Upwards of Rs 6,000/night (exclusive of tax)

8. Himadri Retreat Homestay In the mornings, you could take a walk down the cardamom plantations or simply immerse yourself in nature. Bonfires are arranged in the evenings. Location: Kumbalad Madakkimala, PO Kalpetta, Kerala – 673122 Contact: 9747010060 Tariff: Upwards Rs 2,264/ night (exclusive of tax)

9. Sahyadri Homestay & Cottages In the heart of Wayanad, you will find a homestay that is surrounded by paddy fields and plantations and serve the most delectable vegetable cuisine. Location: Sahyadri Homestay, Chembakapetta (H), Puthoor, Kariyambady PO, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala – 673591 Contact: 9986017651 Tariff: Upwards Rs 1,209/night (exclusive of tax)

10. VMJ Wild Stay This is a good option for wildlife enthusiasts as there are regular sightings of wild animals here. The place offers a wonderful glimpse into the biodiversity that Wayanad offers. Location: Mookuthi Kunnu PO, Forest Quarters, Mundakolly, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala – 673595 Contact: 7598080555 Tariff: Upwards Rs 1,800/night (exclusive of tax)