Jungle Retreat Wayanad: Wayanad, Kerala

Jungle Retreat Wayanad
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A stay at Jungle Retreat, situated in breath-taking Thirunelli, Wayanad, is an experience not soon forgotten. We have identified some of the popular packages, activities and workshops; you can see them in the sections below. If you'd like us to customize your itinerary for you, we'll be happy to do so, all you'd need to do is to send us an email with your wish-list and we'll get back to you with a customized itinerary.




Accommodation Options: We have single bedroom cottages and two bedroom or three bedroom villas for you to choose from.


Jungle Cottage:

Rs 4000 per person per night including breakfast, Rs 5000 per person per night including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea, snacks

Jungle Cottage is the premium cottage we have because of the view it offers. The Jungle cottage has one bedroom, attached and fully functional bathroom, one balcony and an open sun-deck that faces the meadows, the waterhole, the jungle and the mountains beyond! It is ideal for 2 or 3 adults, it'll have a double bed and a single bed in the spacious room. You will be able to see animals right from your balcony it self.

We provide a host of activities such as Trekking, Campfire by a remote jungle stream, Camping in the wild, Fishing, Safari drives in Nagarahole national park and Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, Birdwatching walks, Animal watch at night from the watchtower and more. Please have a look at the activities section below for more details.

Jungle Cottage




2 Bedroom Twin Villa

Rs 3000 per person per night including breakfast, Rs 4000 per person per night including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea, snacks

The 2 bedroom twin villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 fully equipped bathrooms, and 2 separate large balcony. These are the largest rooms we have in the Retreat and it can comfortably sleep 2 to 3 adults. It has one large double bed and one single bed in each of the rooms, the large balcony faces the jungle and also gives a partial view of the meadows and waterhole.

We provide a host of activities such as Trekking, Campfire by a remote jungle stream, Camping in the wild, Fishing, Safari drives in Nagarahole national park and Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, Birdwatching walks, Animal watch at night from the watchtower and more. Please have a look at the activities section below for more details.

Twin Cottage



3 bedroom Jungle Villa:

Rs 3000 per person per night including breakfast, Rs 4000 per person per night including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee/tea, snacks

The Jungle Villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balconies and a large sundeck all under one roof and it is ideal for extended families or a group of friends. It has an entry room where we can arrange a double bed, and the Villa can accommodate 6 to 9 adults comfortably. The Villa is set close to the boundary of the jungle, and it is built on pillars 10 feet from the ground.

We provide a host of activities such as Trekking, Campfire by a remote jungle stream, Camping in the wild, Fishing, Safari drives in Nagarahole national park and Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, Birdwatching walks, Animal watch at night from the watchtower and more.Please have a look at the activities section below for more details.

Jungle Villa



Packages : Some of the popular packages are given below.



Package 1: Special long stay package - Work from here and this is your office below!

Workation, work from here

Workation, work from here

Package Details:
  • Package rate: Rs 3000/- per person per night
  • The long stay package is only for nature & wildlife lovers who wants to work from the wild in complete safety
  • Accommodation in Jungle Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony and an open sun-deck
  • Enjoy wildlife right from your balcony or the watchtower. Feels like you are on a 24 hour wildlife safari
  • All meals are taken care of: Morning coffee/tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1 activity per day included in the package


  • Accommodation
  • Accommodation in private, independent premium cottage with private bedroom, bathroom, balcony and open sun deck
  • Cottages are airy, faces the meadows, the jungle & mountains beyond, you will get to see wildlife right from the room itself
  • Cottages are stand-alone cottages, independent and gives complete privacy and you don't share any space with other guests


  • Safety
  • Doctor on call, closest medical center is just 10 minutes away. We will arrange for daily temperature checks and room sanitization
  • We will host a maximum of 3 families in the property at any given point in time, we don't have neighbors, it is just pure wilderness all around
  • Covid protocols followed, zero-contact service, social distancing, cash-less facility. Staff and guests to strictly adhere to the guidelines


  • Connectivity
  • We have dedicated broadband connection with 200 Mbps speed. We also have power backup facility (inverter & generator) if necessary
  • Good mobile coverage, Vodafone, Idea and JIO works best, we also have a dedicated landline connection in the common area


  • Food and beverages
  • All-meals package which includes morning coffee/tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Veg & non-veg delicacies are provided with every meal
  • We don't serve liquor, you can bring it with you & and enjoy responsibly. Evening snacks & other requests can be arranged with prior notice


  • Activities included: 1 activity per day
  • Jungle awareness trek - The best way to understand the wild is to explore on foot. You will be accompanied by highly trained guides
  • Bird watching trek - Your guide would take you to birdwatching trek where you are likely to see close to 50 different species of birds
  • Night camping in the watchtower - Ever wanted to spend a night deep in the wilderness far away from people? If yes, you'd love this
  • Night trail - Unique opportunity to explore the wilderness on foot at night using a Thermal Imager, this is when the jungle comes alive
  • Bush breakfast or lunch - We will arrange a meal for you deep in the woods under the large fig tree near a frequently used waterhole
  • Campfire under the starlit sky - Enjoy homemade soup while experiencing the sights and sounds of the jungle (weather permitting)
  • Swim in the private rock pool - The rock pool with waterfall is sanitized after each use, & it'll be made available to one family per day
  • Please note that we don't mix groups and guests, all activities are completely private and provided separately for each group / family


  • Our expectations from you
  • Safety is of utmost importance, help us to help you by strictly adhering to all the precautions
  • Minimum duration of stay is 1 week, longer stays gets special rates
  • Along with your laptop, bring your camera, camouflage clothes, binoculars, good walking shoes, caps, hiking poles, birding book




  • 1 Day Package

    Rs 6,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (best views)
    Rs 5,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Twin Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (all private)
    Rs 5,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Villa which has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 entry room, 1 balcony

    Days Morning Noon Evening Night
    Day-1 1 PM: Check-in

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch
    4:00 PM: Enjoy swimming in our private Jungle Stream surrounded by large trees and mountains on all sides (Use own vehicle, 10 minutes drive)

    5:30 PM: Coffee/Tea, Snacks

    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
    Spend time in the watchtower overlooking the waterhole visited by animals
    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM:
    Night drive to spot animals

    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dinner
    Day-2 7:00 AM: Morning Coffee/Tea

    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Jungle Awareness Trek
    11: 00 AM: Check-out




    Weekend Package: 2 Nights and 3 Days

    Rs 6,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (best views)
    Rs 5,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Twin Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (all private)
    Rs 5,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Villa which has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 entry room, 1 balcony

    Days Morning Noon Evening Night
    Day-1 1 PM: Check-in

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch

    5:30 PM: Coffee/Tea, Snacks

    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
    Spend time in the watchtower overlooking the waterhole visited by animals
    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM:
    Night drive to spot animals

    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dinner
    Day-2 7:00 AM: Morning Coffee/Tea

    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Jungle Awareness Trek
    3:00 PM: Enjoy swimming in our private Jungle Stream surrounded by large trees and mountains on all sides (Use own vehicle, 10 minutes drive)
    5:30 PM: Coffee/Tea, Snacks 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM:
    Drive through the jungle to the river, enjoy campfire by the riverside

    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dinner
    Day-3 7:00 AM: Morning Coffee/Tea

    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Breakfast
    11: 00 AM: Check-out






    Wildlife Package: 3 Nights and 4 Days

    Rs 6,000/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (best views)
    Rs 5,500/- per person per night; accommodation in Twin Cottage which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 balcony (all private)
    Rs 5,500/- per person per night; accommodation in Jungle Villa which has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 entry room, 1 balcony

    Days Morning Noon Evening Night
    Day-1 1 PM: Check-in

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch

    5:30 PM: Coffee/Tea, Snacks

    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
    Spend time in the watchtower overlooking the waterhole visited by animals
    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM:
    Night drive to spot animals

    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dinner
    Day-2 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM:
    2.5 hours wildlife safari in Nagarahole arranged by Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR)

    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Breakfast
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch 3:30 PM to 8:00 AM (Next day):
    Overnight camping in a remote watchtower overlooking a waterhole and game-trail used by animals
    Day-3
    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Jungle Awareness Trek
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch

    3:00 PM: Enjoy swimming in our private Jungle Stream surrounded by large trees and mountains on all sides (Use own vehicle, 10 minutes drive)
    5:30 PM: Coffee/Tea, Snacks 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM:
    Drive through the jungle to the river, enjoy campfire by the riverside

    8:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dinner
    Day-4 7:00 AM: Morning Coffee/Tea

    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Birdwatching Trek
    11: 00 AM: Check-out



    Star, must-do & unique activities that we highly recommend during your stay with us:

    Star Jungle Awareness Trek:
    Jungle awareness trek is a 3 KM trek (90 minutes) around our retreat and there is every chance of you seeing animals during this trek. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide/naturalist who will explain to you the sights and sounds that you are likely to come across during the trek. Jungle awareness trek is all about giving you an in-depth understanding of the Indian jungles.

    What to carry:
    Good walking shoes, camouflage or dull coloured full sleeve clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, water bottle, trekking poles, binoculars, guide books

    Cost: Rs 750 per person



    Star Night drive and campfire by the riverside:
    We start the drive towards the remote jungle stream by around 7 PM, and there is a high likelihood of animal sightings en-route to the jungle stream. There are a few animal crossing points along the road and animal sightings are very common on this remote jungle road that we take to reach the campfire spot. The campfire is arranged right next to the Kalindi river which cuts through the jungle and it is an amazing experience to listen to the stream and the jungles all around while you enjoy local delicacies cooked on open fire. When you look up, you'll see a billion stars shining as there is no pollution here in this remote corner of the world. You will be accompanied by a trained guide and also a Tribal leader and it is a good opportunity to interact with them and listen to their experiences. We will be back in the Retreat by around 9:30 PM.

    What to carry:
    Jacket or a shawl to ward off the cold, a torch, mobile phones.

    Cost: Rs 1000 per person



    Star 2.5 hour long wildlife safari in Nagarahole National Park:
    We have a tie up with Kabini and Nagarahole and we highly recommend the safaris provided by them. The safari drives last 2.5 hours and you'll be accompanied by an expert guide/tracker in the vehicle. Nagarahole has a very high number of Tigers and you are very likely to see Tigers during this drive, along with other animals. The safari is very professionally conducted and if you are a wildlife lover, it is a must-do. It is a 20 minute drive from the Retreat to the starting point of the safari and you can use your vehicle to do so, the jungle roads are very motorable.

    What to carry:
    Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, water bottle, binoculars, guide books

    Cost: Rs 2500 per person



    Star Camping in the wilderness:
    This is a very unique activity that we provide, where we take you to the remote Northern-most part of our Retreat. The idea is to find an ideal camping spot, collect firewood, collect water, get your hammocks, sleeping bag set up and get ready to spend the night in the wilderness under the starlit sky with no human beings around for miles! You will cook the dinner on open fire, we will take marinated chicken, noodles, eggs, soup, vegetables, fruits. coffee/tea for the night. The location is so remote that you'll feel you are the only human beings in the world and you will not see or hear any man-made sights or sounds during your camping. Once the night sets in, that is when you will realize how alive the jungle is. You will be spending time around the fire which will keep you warm and safe and you will also be accompanied by a highly trained naturalist and a local Tribal elder who knows the jungle better than any. The idea is to experience the wilderness up close and it is also a unique opportunity to learn some of the survival skills such as starting a fire, finding and purifying water, setting up a temporary camp and more! We do not take more than one family or one group at a time for this activity and it'd be a very private experience and we'd also make sure that you are safe. After spending the night in the wilderness, we will walk back to your cottage the next morning in time for your breakfast.

    What to carry:
    Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, hammocks, sleeping bags, fire starting kit, water purification bottle, binoculars, guide books, other camping items of your choice.

    Cost: Rs 2000 per person



    Star Spending the night in the watchtower in the wilderness:
    This is another unique activity that we provide, where we take you to the remote watch tower at the Western end of our Retreat. We have a large, sturdy watchtower 20 feet high facing the jungles and there is every possibility of you seeing animals while on the watch tower. We will reach the watch tower by 5:00 pm, set up your hammock, sleeping bag, we'll carry a flask of hot tea or coffee along with sandwich and fruits, that would be the dinner for the night. There is a basic toilet in the watchtower, so you don't have to leave the watchtower till the next morning. The idea is to listen to the sights and sounds of the jungle in the night, which is when the jungle comes alive. You are very likely to see animals from your watchtower and the idea is to observe them silently without disturbing them. This is a must-do for a wildlife lover! We take only one family with us, it will be a safe and very private experience. After spending the night in the watchtower, we will walk back to your cottage the next morning in time for your breakfast.

    What to carry:
    Camouflage or dull coloured clothes, cap or hat, camera, mobile phone, hammocks, sleeping bags, binoculars, guide books, other camping items of your choice.

    Cost: Rs 1000 per person


    Other Activities Available :

    Workshops :
  • Bird Watching Workshop : Half day session where we'll identify at least 50 different types/species of birds.
  • Astronomy Workshop : 1 Hour workshop on the astronomical wonders of the night sky. We will identify planets & constellations


  • Wildlife Safaris / Treks :
  • 2.5 hour safari drive arranged by JLR (Jungle Lodges & Resorts): Highly recommended for wildlife lovers, best safari option
  • Nagarahole National Park for Safari : Take a jeep drive deep into the sanctuary, an ideal way to view the wildlife of this region
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary for Jungle Safari : Enjoy trekking and safari inside the national park, accompanied by forest guards
  • Brahmagiri Peak trek (8hrs) : 5500 feet above msl, trek to a picture-perfect location.
  • Pakshipathalam trek (7 hours) : A natural cave structure where unique birds and bats nest.


  • Activities in and around the farm :
  • Drive through the jungle at night to a remote jungle stream, enjoy camp-fire on the banks, experience the jungle at night
  • Campfire: Dinner along with campfire under the starlit sky
  • Barbeque & Campfire: Barbeque dinner along with campfire under the starlit sky
  • Fishing: Try your hand in fishing at our fishing pond. You catch, you cook, you eat!
  • Library / Museum: Relax and read-up about the flora, fauna and tribals in our infotainment centre.
  • White water Rafting : Enjoy the adventure and thrill of white water rafting
  • Tribal Colony visit : Interact with the local tribe and get an insight into their lives
  • Visit secluded Jungle stream: For a refreshing, invigorating bath - 4Kms away from the farm
  • Tea plantation visit : Visit a large tea plantation and get to know how tea is processed
  • Be the farmer : Meet and interact with farmers, learn from them the concepts of organic farming. Try your hand in farming!


  • Places to visit in Wayanad, Thirunelli :
  • Thirunelli Temple : An architectural wonder, perhaps the oldest temple in India
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary : One of the least explored and best sanctuaries for wildlife sightings
  • Nagarahole National Park : One of the best National Parks in India with very high density of Big Cats (Tigers and Leopards)
  • Papanashini Stream : Often referred to as the Ganges of the south, believed that a dip here would wash away the sins
  • Edakkal Cave : Ancient cave structures and drawings
  • Pookott Lake : Enjoy boating in large freshwater lake 3000ft above msl
  • Kuruva Island : An amazing 1000 acre island with unique flora and fauna
  • Additional Information / Terms & Conditions:
  • Govt taxes extra - GST 12%
  • Room and activity rates will differ during long holidays and peak season
  • Sumptuous Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (veg and non-veg) provided to suit your taste
  • The food we serve is Indian cuisine, would consist of 4 veg dishes and 2 non-veg dishes along with rice, rotis, sweets / fruits
  • Per room, 1 Child under 5 years old accommodated free of charge
  • Additional beds can be arranged at extra cost
  • Back-up electricity in Villa and Cottage provided via Inverter (4 hours max)
  • If booking is done via travel portals, please check and get booking confirmation directly from us to get your booking confirmed
  • 50% refund if cancellation / date change is done more than 30 days prior to stay. 25% refunded if it is 15 days prior to stay
  • No refund if can cancellation is done with less than 15 days prior to the stay
  • Advance payment required to get your booking confirmed, balance amount to be settled in cash at check-in
  • Refund of advance payments are not entertained, booking amount can be moved to a later date as an exception
  • JLR Safari, Tholpetty Safari and Brahmagiri trek charges to be paid directly to forest department, not included in package
  • Pick-up & Drop facility available
  • We don't have a driver's quarters, drivers are not allowed to stay in the parking area, it is unsafe to do so since we are in the jungle
  • Thirunelli Temple lodge is just 5 minutes drive away, drivers can stay there for Rs 150/- a night
  • Completely customizable itinerary to suit your requirements. All you need to do is to send us your wish list!