Hillstations of Wayanad

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The Wayanad region lies on the southern tip of the magnificent Deccan plateau. This area is strikingly scenic: known for its picturesque hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. With houses scattered amid the forests and tea and coffee plantations of Wayanad you will find Mothakkara, a delightful hillside village set at 1000m, with views across the splendid tea gardens towards the hills.  A three-night stay makes the perfect short-break or ideal family holiday in this unspoilt, tranquil landscape.

Your stay in Mothakkara

Discover the secrets of banana and pepper crops, enjoy spectacular walks with your local guide towards Banasura Mountain, the prominent peak in the area at 2,073 m. Explore the surrounding paddy fields and relax with a picnic by a waterfall. Take a day trip to the nearby village of Thrikkappatta to visit the ladies’ co-operative of wonderfully skilled bamboo handicrafts. Enojoy local music from the ladies’ drum group and immerse yourself in village life. Birdlife is abundant in the Wayanad hills, with some 350 species of birds reported within the district. In the forests one might also see macaque monkeys, loris, mongoose, wild cats, jackals and hares.

The guesthouse and local area

The Hill House guest-house, owned and run by the village, enchants guests with its simple comfort and great hospitality. The guesthouse has three twin bedrooms and lies in a shaded part of the village with hill views, including the wonderful Banasura Peak. The villagers rely on farming, growing mainly coffee, rubber, jackfruit, pepper, spices and some areca. The ladies of the village have also created a vegetable garden. Our guests say that the food at Mothakkara is a real highlight  with fresh, locally grown vegetable dishes.

Travelling to Mothakkara

Your Village Ways holiday includes return road transfer from Kozhikode to Mothakkara (3 hours).  All meals are provided during your village stay; meals during your journey are at your own expense. We can also make arrangements for your train travel from Mumbai or elsewhere in India if you wish.

Tailor-made holidays

Our holidays are tailored to your exact requirements, allowing you to make the most of your time in the hillstations. A typical stay might include 3 nights in Mothakkara, to provide a good balance between activity and relaxation. Our specialised team are happy to talk you through the options.

Contact our bookings team

We put together carefully-selected, customised itineraries that allow our guests to make the most of their time in the Wayanad Hills. All of our holidays for guests based in India are priced in INR and can be tailored to your exact requirements - please contact us to create your ideal trip.


Call us on:  + 91 9920882409 or +91 9869005642

Email us at: info@villageways.com

Booking enquiries: 01223 750049