My friend and me reached the GreenLeaves Habitat in Sultan Bathery on 3.04.2011. The homestay is located on a peaceful road. I loved the place from the first moment I saw it. A small nice house in a small garden, full of 1001 flowers, with mango and lime-tree. My room was upstairs and it was a great satisfaction for me finding the perfect cleanness of the place. The room has a terrace with seats and table where you can enjoy your morning coffee. All around there are large gardens, of the neighborhood, actually looking as a forest. The fresh breeze of the green nature surrounds you while the chorus of the morning birds awakes you slowly. And the little kitty, hiding behind a some slippers, completely black with large blue eyes and a small voice - such a sweet and funny creature. The room has an attached extremely clean bathroom with shower, soap and towels are provided. The room comes with TV and in the cupboard are blankets , if you feel little cool in the morning (well, unusual to say, but here in Wayanad, in the mountains, it is sometimes cool in the mornings...) . Beds are very comfortable and I had a good sleep during my stay. But the soul of the place are the hosts, Dr. Satheesh and his wife. They couldn't do more to assure us the most pleasant stay in their house, giving us good information about places and modalities to reach them, the lady of the house serving each morning a fresh tasteful breakfast (oh , that dosas or idly with coconut chutney and a good black or green tea - yum yum!).
As in the first evening , when we reached the homestay, a function was held in a nearby village, Ambalavayal, regarding a project for a Wayanad Hill District Club - club where the works already began and I suppose one year later , the places will be more than inviting, both for Indian and for foreign tourists, our hosts, who were among the organizers of the function, invited us to attend. I cannot thank enough Mrs. and Mr. Satheesh for their kindness, and I enjoyed that evening, as well as the others I spent at the GreenLeaves Habitat, getting occasion to see the real life of Wayanad people, yes, even the tribals. The other day, in the neighborhood took place a marriage, and again, thanks to our very friendly hosts, we were invited to attend, this being for me a good occasion to learn about the wedding traditions and rituals of the local Hindu families.
During our stay in Sultan Bathery, I have visited a lot of wonderful places in the heart of nature - such like the Edakal Cave, the Phantom Rock, the Pookot Lake, Kuruva Island, Thirunelly Temple, wildlife sanctuaries (oh yes, I was very lucky meeting few authentic jungle elephants on the roadside, as well as spotted dears, not to talk about the armies of monkeys...). Wayanad is a true paradise for nature lovers, as well as for those interested in ethnological aspects, giving the high number of tribal populations inhabiting the area - a Heritage Museum nearby in Ambalavayal should not be missed for a journey into the history of the place.
In one word, my stay at the GreenLeaves Habitat homestay was excellent, due to its position, its perfect cleanness (you are in the house of a doctor), its lovely little garden full of flowers, but first of all because of our great hosts, who made our stay fantastic. Many thanks, I hope some day to return to Wayanad and stay with you again!
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