Ten-Second Takeaway

A favourite among travellers, Olives Homestay is a cosy nook from where you can explore scenic Wayanad. Plus, your stay here will be easy on the pocket too.

Garden Of Olives

If you are a frequent traveller, you probably are in the habit of checking reviews of a hotel or an accommodation before signing on the dotted line. Well, when you look up Olives Homestay, you’ll find that the place has perfect scores on almost all websites and visitors can’t seem to stop gushing about the place. That’s a big reason to head here, we think.

A family-run endeavour, Olives Homestay’s address is a large, modern house with a few rustic touches. The red-tiled roof, the giant, wooden wheel in the driveway and the greenery that surrounds – all add to the charm. The rooms too are a nice mix of the contemporary and the antique. You’ll get comfortable beds alongside wooden bureaus, and wood and stone detailing that embellish the rooms.

The best bit, however, is the tree house on the premises. You can make your way up to this nook {it’s a spot where you can unwind, not stay} and catch breathtaking views of Wayanad from this spot. Olives Homestay also has a dedicated dining area where you can tuck into delicious meals brimming over with local flavours.

Wandering In Wayanad

While you can make a dash for Wayanad any time of the year, we recommend a visit during the pleasant summer or the cold, cold winters {the monsoons might be too wet}. Since Kalpetta, where Olives Homestay is located, is at the heart of Wayanad you can easily make your way to all the noteworthy sights. If you need help booking a ride to take you around, the folks at Olives will be able to help you out with that as well.

Your travel itinerary should include a trek through a forest to the thunderous Soochipara Falls, that is a three-tiered cascade. If you have an adventurous streak in you and have a bit of rock climbing experience under your belt, we recommend that you scale the cliff here. Another spectacular sight is the Meenmutty Falls where the gorgeous waters come thrashing down rugged hills. The Chembra Peak too is a must visit since it offers such gorgeous views of Wayanad.

Where: Carolina Gardens, Near Warehouse, Pinangode Road, Subhash Nagar, Kalpetta, Wayanad

Price: INR 4,000 onwards

Contact: +91 9447358118

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