This is a perfect example of 'less is more' philosophy. The awesome location, hospitality, authentic fresh food trumps over multiple amenities, grand food menu and polished rooms. Things to enjoy here: 1. tranquillity and the views 2. large verandas of the family room 3. fresh and tasty food 4. evening short walk into the team estates 5. No TV is a plus 6.Praveen and Shibu's awesome hospitality and stories 7. natural pool 8.little things like hammocks, swings perfectly placed
Annapara Homestay was going to be our break - from the monotony of the everlasting work-from-home schedules we punished ourselves with, for the past few months. It was a fleeting decision to go along with this option, for our 3-day break from Bangalore. A 5 minute conversation with the owner, Mr. Zafar convinced me, it's a good place. Then I watched this video testimonial by a customer that completely had me rooting for the place ( Hint: nothing like a video testimonial to build your case!) It was a fairly long drive, from Bangalore one wintry sunny morning on Dec 11th - but once we reached the place, nestled away from the small towns of Wayanad, tucked into winding coffee plantations and right below the majestic peak of Chembra. We loved the place, right from the first sight. Rustic, utterly un-spoilt. The term One with Nature, definitely rings true for an experience here. Greeted effusively by Shibu and Praveen who manage the spartan place with absolute mastery over everything - anything you need, the both of them would go to any ends to get it done. We settled in soon enough - Our 2 dogs, Thilloh (3.5 years) and Imli ( 9 months, her first ever big outing!) were the happiest as the resort itself was empty of others. We were among the first few brave folks to venture in [ by the way - Kerala borders have dropped all checking etc and so folks driving from Bangalore - through Bandipur - Muthanga can do so, without any hassle ] Lunch was a delicious home-cooked affair of typical Malayali cuisine…
This is my second visit to Wayanad and these is totally different of my first visit. Pravinji from Annapara had shown original beauty of Wayanad. Thanks to pravinji and Sibu brother for taking our care like family. They provide us everything we tell them and the places they shown us near the property is amazing. Photography of pravinji is excellent and amazing. If you stay here no need to go on site scene as the property is too good and you will enjoy everything near the property what you look on site scene. I will like to visit again and again to this place. Special thanks to pravinji and sibu brother for arranging everything as we told him. Amenities, Room and food was amazing and top class. Thanks for your great service from booking to checkout.
Annapar is the most magical place to visit the birds and wildlife are wonderful. Praveen and Shibu who look after Annapara are so knowledgable, perfect hosts and guides nothing is too much trouble. The food that is provided by Praveen's wife is prepared to a very high standard , it is amazing the best I have had anywhere. I will never tire of going to Annapara definitely a destination to visit every year.
Annapara Homestay is perched high in the mountains, where all you will hear is bird song in the mornings. It is utterly rustic and serene. Our room was huge and private, with a wide veranda for sipping tea or reading. Steps away is a terrace where natural foods are served. Trek with a guide through the nearby tea plantations and observe the coffee and cardamom plants. The friendly staff at Annapara will bring you anything you need. The noise of the city will be far away.