Ten-Second Takeaway

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

Garden Of Olives

If you’re a frequent traveller, you’re probably used to checking reviews of a hotel/accommodation before signing on the dotted line. Look up Olives Homestay, and you’ll find perfect scores on almost all review websites; visitors can’t seem to stop gushing about the place, either.

Image courtesy: Olives Homestay

Image courtesy: Olives Homestay

A family-run endeavour, Olives Homestay 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 it; everything here comes together to add to the charm. The rooms are a nice mix of the contemporary and the antique. You’ll get comfortable beds alongside wooden bureaus, with wood and stone detailing to embellish the already comfortable rooms.

The best bit, however, is the tree house. You can make your way up to this spot {to unwind; not stay} to catch breathtaking views of Wayanad. They also have a dedicated dining area, where you can dig into all the delicious meals brimming with a variety of local flavours.

Wandering In Wayanad

We recommend a visit during the summer or the cosy winters {the monsoons might be too wet}. As Kalpetta {where Olives Homestay is located} is in the heart of Wayanad, you can easily make your way to all the noteworthy sights in the vicinity. If you need help booking a ride to take you around, the folks at Olives will be more than happy to help you out with that, as well.

Your travel itinerary should include a trek through a forest to the thunderous Soochipara Falls; a three-tiered cascade. If you have an adventurous streak in you and a bit of rock climbing experience under your belt, we recommend that you scale the cliffs here. Another spectacular sight is the Meenmutty Falls, where you can witness the gorgeous waters thrashing down the rugged hills. The Chembra Peak, too, is a must visit for the breathtaking scenery.

Best Time To Visit: Oct – Feb

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

Price: INR 4,000 onwards

Contact: +91 9447358118

Check out their website here, or find them on Facebook here.

Featured image courtesy: Olives Homestay