Tranquil Resort

Wayanad, Kerala and Karnataka, India

At a Glance

  • Stay 35ft off the ground in the Treehouse

  • Not only will you be warmly greeted by the family, you will also welcomed by the friendly dogs which live at Tranquil

  • For those more active guests choose from 12 walking routes, spanning the 400 acre plantation ranging from the “Braveheart” to the “Teaser” walk

  • Beautiful pool to relax by

  • Definitely has that home stay feel to it; dining with the Dey Family and other guests staying at Tranquil

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Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore the rest of this Indian land of mystery.

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Insider's View

What a treat to enjoy a cocktail and few Keralan canapés listening to Victor regayling his stories of plantation life and his extensive travels.

Make sure you go on one of the walking routes from Tranquil. The views are spectacular.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Tranquil Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka

Description

Tranquil is located in Sultans Battery in Northern Kerala, a stunning property set in a 400 acre coffee and vanilla plantation, a home stay experience like none other with just eight rooms and two luxury tree houses.

Tranquil is set in Wayanad, in northern Kerala and offers the chance to get away from it all and relax in a wonderful natural setting. Here the hotel's owners are always on hand to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The main bungalow dates from the 1930s and has been restored and updated to a very comfortable standard, yet keeping the ambience of a plantation retreat.

The standard rooms are large, and offer modern amenities. Each features gorgeous wooden floors, ceilings and panelling and feature all the modern conveniences you'd expect of a luxury hotel. Suites have their own private garden but for the ultimate in peace and tranquility book yourself into one of the Tree villas which sit suspended high above the coffee plantation.

Days can be spent relaxing by the pool, or wandering through the plantation learning how the coffee is produced. For those who wish to go exploring, there are a number of different walks from Tranquil, from easy to more strenuous trails. Outside of the plantation guests can also visit the Muthanga National Park, or the close by Eddakal Caves. Here find some superb cave paintings dating from 3000 BC.

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Accommodation

Tranquil offers guests ten rooms, ranging from standard rooms to tree villas. Each room is spacious and allows for total relaxation.

Garden Room

The Garden Rooms are housed in the annexe built by the then owners to accommodate friends and family. The building has been extensively renovated, retaining the ambience of a colonial planter’s bungalow. The rooms open out onto a large shared verandah overlooking the lush tropical gardens.

Deluxe Room

Located in the west wing of the main bungalow, the Deluxe room adjoins the patio and looks down over the swimming pool from a private verandah. The room is large, airy and has wooden floors, ceiling and paneling. For the convenience of guests, there are two individual bathrooms and dressing room ensuite.

Tranquilitree Tree House

Nestled under the beauty of a Gul Mohr Tree, the luxury Tranquilitree Tree House rests on three trees. At a height of 35 feet from the ground level and overlooking a valley facing north, comprising of a bedroom, a bathroom with a six point shower and a north facing verandah offering a panoramic view of the estate.

Luxury Suite

Set close to the swimming pool, the Luxury Suite is tucked away below the Deluxe room. The Suite offers both space and privacy with the added luxury of a private garden offering the perfect hideaway. The suite has a large lounge room with seating all around leading into the main bedroom.

Serenetree Tree Villa

Standing elegantly on stilts, encompassing two trees at a height of 35 feet over the Coffee plantation, the Serenetree TreeVilla offers you your own personal and private sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life. The Serenetree Tree Villa is spacious, child friendly and completely insect-proofed. Designed to accommodate up to four people, it has 8 feet verandahs on two sides and two bathrooms – one, with a panoramic view of the estate.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Tranquil. However, there are no specific facilities available for children at the resort.

Facilities

Dining at Tranquil involves communal dining, a big part of this homestay hosted experience. Enjoy some home cooked meals prepared in the traditional style, using the freshest ingredients.

Activities

Aside from taking a dip in the swimming pool, or enjoying a relaxing massage guests can take walks through the plantation or go bird watching to spot over 100 species of birds. Take a tour to Muthanga National Park, home to wildlife such as Gaur, sloth bears, sambar, elephants, reptiles, tigers, spotted deer, monkeys, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, wild dogs, bison, lizards, bears, wild pigs, leopards and among others.

Reviews

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Sophie Jones (Staff)

Driving up the windy road to Tranquil, I felt as though I was arriving at a private house. Then the greeting I received from hosts Victor and Jini and their daughter and son-in-law, Nisha and Ajay reinforced the feelings. A traditional plantation home, with beautifully maintained gardens, tucked into the hillside, surrounded by coffee, cardamom, and pepper crops, with bananas, mangoes, papayas and the largest avocadoes I have ever seen, all grown for the guests at Tranquil. The delightful staff lay out an impressive display of Keralan cuisine for each meal, but with dishes to appeal to other palates as well. The table in the family dining room is attractively laid with color napkins and hibiscus flowers. The outdoor pool and sun beds invite a bit of gentle exercise followed by a siesta. For the more adventurous there are a selection of walks through the 400 acre coffee plantation. The walks, with names such as Brave heart and Indiana Jones, can be enjoyed with the help of a map and sign posts (or in my case a ‘guide’ called Shadow, the family Boxer dog!), a good pair of walking shoes and some binoculars to view the wide variety of birds such as BeeEaters and Hornbills.

Experiences

  • Backwaters - Experience Kumarakom

    Kumarakom is a village based on the edge of Lake Vembanadu. The village is beautifully laid out over a number of different picturesque islands and is a wonderful example of how people live in the backwaters.

  • Hampi - Full Day Visit to Hampi

    Today with your private guide, you will visit Hampi, the former beautiful capital city of Vijayanagar Empire. The city continues to be an important religious center, housing the temple as well as other monuments belonging to the old city.

  • Mysore - Half Day Silk and Artisan Tour

    Learn the processes of thousand year old professions including a visit to a silk factory and stone carvers workshop.

  • Periyar - Boating at Lake Periyar

    Boating in the splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. Spot some fascinating wildlife from the boat including animals coming to drink on the lake.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Northern Kerala and Karnataka

    Mysore, Sultan's Battery, Nagarhole National Park, Coorg & Neeleshwar

    from $5100 pp 11 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Kerala in Depth

    Mysore, Wayanad, Cochin, Munnar, Backwaters & Marari

    from $4400 pp 13 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Wayanad, Kerala and Karnataka, India

Tranquil is nestled amidst a 400-acre coffee and vanilla estate near Wayanad, in northern Kerala and around 7km from the town of Sultan's Battery.

How to get there

Fly to Bangalore International Airport (10-hours), from where it's a 5.5-hour drive via Mysore to Tranquil.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Tranquil Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Kerala and Karnataka

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