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Wayanad Village Tour
Village Life Experience at Sugandhagiri is a responsible tourism initiative which tries to distribute the benefits of tourism to the local community. The journey through Sugandhagiri will offer some enchanting views of nature as well as facilitate an interaction with the inhabitants there. You can also observe the traditional village dwellings made of locally available resources like bamboo and clay and can have a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the tribes.
The Wayanad Village Tour programme starts at 8 am and ends at 6 pm and the package is economic which includes lunch, refreshment, the help of a guide and a complimentary gift pack.
Visit to Handcrafts Unit
The first in the itinerary will be a visit to a handicrafts unit. The crafts centre is operated by ITPD (Integrated Tribal Development Programme) and it aims at enhancing the skills of tribal youth in developing wooden handicrafts.
A visit to the Anganwadi (kindergarten) nearby is the next item in the itinerary and this will be very interesting to the tourists as they can interact with the local kids.
During the journey, you can also see a sacred grove (kavu). The presence of sacred groves in the area talks volumes on man’s harmonious existence with nature. There are many rituals followed in the kavu and one of them is the daily lighting of lamps. Besides, the locals observe an annual festival at Kavu during Navaratri.
In the Wayanad Village Tour you can also visit some of the tribal settlers’ houses in the area. It will help you get a glimpse of congenial ecological living. The house is made up of locally available construction materials such as bamboo, grass, clay and dung.
Through the visit, you can also learn about the life and customs of tribes like Paniyas and how their life is led by the age-old customs, traditions and values.
A plantation visit too is organised by the RT Cell in the Wayanad Village Tour and during a visit to one of the tribal’s plantations, you can observe the agriculture methods practised for cultivating cardamom.
A visit to the house of persons belonging to Kurichiya community too is organised. The Kurichiya community is known as warriors who fought against the British with Pazhassi Raja. You can observe their lifestyle and archery skills.
A further journey in the Wayanad Village Tour to another tribal settlement will provide you some of the fascinating views on nature and you pass near the crystal clear water of a natural spring which acts as the source of water for all the inhabitants in the area.
A traditional lunch by one of the settlers is also included in the itinerary and the visitors are sure to enjoy it. Further in the journey, a fabulous stream with foamy water will offer an opportunity to experience a shower and you can also watch the cultivation of some medicinal plants.
As the valley is blessed with rich biodiversity, you may stand a good chance of encountering deer, sambar and elephants. You can also shop at the souvenir/spice shop and can have refreshments of local flavour before ending the journey through Sugandhagiri.
We say that any time is best to visit Wayanad. If you are a foreigner who wishes to have more sunlight, October to May is the best time to visit Wayanad. Similarly, if you are an Indian who looks to travel more with packed sightseeing from September to May is be the ideal time. If you are a honeymooner to enjoy Wayanad greenery at its fullest, June to November is the best time. Finally, If you are looking for Ayurveda monsoon is the best time. This is why we have season round the year.
If there any destination in the world where you can explore City life, Hill stations, Wildlife, Spiritual destinations all in a radius of 100 km there is only one destination and that is Wayanad. Similarly is the case of tourism products like Ayurveda and Village life.
It depends on the customers choice. Share your interest in travel to our executive and we will design the best package within the time frame and value for money.
If you are a honeymooner to enjoy Wayanad greenery at its fullest, June to November is the best time. Did you ever see the rain moving from one side of the hills to the other side, the rainwater falling in the lakes? Come to Wayanad in monsoon season. If you are an old age couple, want to have a spiritual tour or a leisure tour August to May is the best season. Finally, If you are looking for Ayurveda monsoon is the best time.
Temperature in Wayanad varies from destination to destination. But generally speaking, light cotton clothes and a cooling glass are suitable for Wayanad’s warm humid climate. If you are travelling in the rainy season, keep a rainwear and walking chappals. Most of the destinations in Wayanad is plastic-free. So keep a reusable water bottle. Many hotels will fill your water bottle with RO water on request free of charge.