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Go deep deeper deepest into the heart and soul of Wayanad. Experience every unusual occurrence and keep moving. Now bat your eyelashes asking yourself: Where am I?

Banasura island retreat is a breathtaking experience. Spread over 15 acres in lush greenery in an island in Banasurasagar reservoir of Wayanad, this riparian zone is blessed with natural stream flowing across the boundary. Located in a virgin and immaculate landscape, Banasura Island Retreat is sure to be one of those places you experienced in a Deja vu.
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The Stay

Nalukettu Rooms
Spending time in a Nalukettu is simply overwhelming. Being the traditional architectural form of Kerala, Nalukettu meets not only the scientific but also the metaphysical requirements essential for a peaceful stay. A home of Nalukettu celebrates air, nature and freedom inside. 

Nalukettu at Banasura Island Retreat is built according to Vaastu and has a wooden roof with clay tiles. The house has a Nadumuttam (Central courtyard), Kolai (Verandah) and has Chathurmugham (4 faces). The Nalukettu has been built with architectural precisions and has Sopaanam, Monthaayam.

Twin Room Villa
The Wooden Cottage with two bedrooms is designed for your family or for your small want-to-be-together group. The cottage has wooden walls and ceiling with natural clay flooring for temperature control. Now take a step to the balcony to see what's there. You guys would be overwhelmed.

Single Cottage
The specially designed wooden single cottage with a sit out that opens to a stunning panoramic surround view is sure take you, to an experience with no words and grammar.

Facilities
The various facilities offered at the Resort include
  • Soft Trekking
  • Indoor &  Outdoor games
  • Ayurveda on request.
  • Jeep safari
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walk
  • Multicuisine restaurant
  • They also arrange sight seeing trips to the attractive spots in & around Wayanad at extra cost.
Activities

Who is wild here - Thanks to the WWF funded project that has resulted in increasing the density of elephants in the region around. Banasura Island Retreat is located where an ancient system of being together with the wild companions is still a lifestyle.

 
In the company of great men
The premise of Banasura Retreat is home for some of the most knowledgeable and skilled tribal communities who having mastered various ethnic therapeutic treatments. The aboriginals who still keep a super natural relationship with their habitat are seen in the interiors of nearby forests and an interaction with them is sure to be an experience.
 
Challenge the Fear
Spots like Banasura sagar dam, Meenmutty waterfall and Chembra peak would challenge the guts of a trekker. Tiring yet tempting landscape of interior Wayanad has been one of the most attractive adventure spots in South India.
Rates and reservations for off-site activities can be arranged through the front desk. Advance reservations are strongly recommended, especially for trekking and boating.
 
Biking Trails
Savour the landscape on a bicycle, from half-day routes to all-day programs, over smooth roads or dirt tracks.
 
The Tales And Tails Trail
Bike + Safari | Moderate
Ancient Temple, Wildlife Reserve, River
Bike the scenic trails through a river valley and forest to visit an ancient temple and then onto a wildlife safari.
 
Green Hills To Blue Waters
Bike + Boat + Hike | Moderate
Plantations, Lake, Forest, Waterfall
Bike through tea and coffee country to a speed boat ride between islands and then hike to a mountain stream
 
The Two Leaf And Bud Ride
Bike | Hard
Tea Gardens, Vista Points, Rive
Ride over smooth roads cutting across state boundaries through some of the most scenic tea gardens in the region
 
Triathlon On The Kabini
Bike + Hike + Camp | Moderate
Forests, Fields, River crossing
Bike through forests, and walk across paddy fields to reach an explorer's paradise in the islands of adventure
 
Foot hills On Wheels
Bike + Hike | Moderate
Tea Gardens, Plantations, Forest, Waterfall
Bike through coffee and tea country, climb through a beautiful plantation and dive into a clear pool in a stream
 
The Robusta and Arabica Ride
Bike + Hike | Hard
Coffee Plantations, Forest, River
Ride over back roads through pretty coffee plantations and countryside to a beautiful land nestled in a bowl of hills
 
Hiking Trails
For those who love slow travel, we have a series of hikes that uncover the nature, history and lore of this ancient land.
 
Trail Of No Return
Boat + Hike | Moderate
Lake, Rainforest, Grassland, River
Boat across to remote plantations and hike to civilization across forests and grassland where wildlife roams
 
Like A Shadow In The Woods
Rainforest Hike | Moderate
Rainforest, Grasslands, River, Tea Gardens
Hike into a verdant valley and climb through ancient rainforest to scenic grasslands and descend to a clear stream
 
Guardian Of The Eastern Dark
Rainforest Hike | Moderate
Waterfall, Cardamom, Grassland
Hike through picturesque plantations and grasslands to reach a river and a waterfall hidden deep in the rainforest
 
Walk In The Tea Country
Tea country Hike | Moderate
Hills, Tea Garden, Rainforest
Hike this cross country trail over hills, grass land, fields, tea garden and forest to enjoy spectacular views all along
 
Trekking Trails
The dense forests, lofty heights and clear streams throw up some of the best routes for those who seek challenges.
 
Ascend To Heaven Lake
Trek | Hard
Mountain, Grassland, Shola Forest, Views
Climb to a most scenic lake and beyond to the mist shrouded peak with stunning panoramic views overlooking wilderness
 
To The Caves of Nirvana
Trek | Hard
Shola Forest, Grassland, Cave Traverse
Journey through dense rainforests and high altitude grass lands to ancient caves inhabited by bats and mystics
 
The Mowgli Trail
Wildlife Trek | Hard
Wildlife large and small
Trek the buffer zone inside one of the best wildlife habitats in the world, with armed guards ensuring safe sighting
Getting there
From Bangalore
Bangalore - Mysore - Gundalpet - right to Sulthan Bathery - Kalpetta - from middle of Kalpetta town near Chemmannur Jewellers, near New Palace hotel turn to right - 18kms to Padinjarathara - T-junction - to left 1km - right to Banasurasagar Dam 2 km - go past dam.

At 'T' junction take left (Banasura Island board). Go straight 4 km. The last 3 km stretch is soiling road. Go up the left to the resort.
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