the farm by the creek
The Farm by the Creek is a riverside farm initiative, located on the banks of one of Kabini river’s main tributaries. The property and its hosts strive towards conserving and nurturing the biodiversity of its surrounding environs. Skirted by lush paddy fields and plantations with a village backdrop offering you scenic vistas and opportunities for leisurely strolls, cycling, and photography. The hosts live on the farm and plant trees, grow their own vegetables and fruits, and house a modest number of chickens, goats, and cows. The hosts wholeheartedly embrace a slow-paced lifestyle, typical of a small Keralan village. They value the community’s culture and traditions, employing locals and sourcing indigenously-made goods as a way of showing respect and support to the natives. The property is your getaway from the daily grind and an off-beat alternative to run-of-the-mill establishments. So- slow down, soak in the crisp Wayanadan air, and experience the local way of life.
The Farm by the Creek is a private, four-room riverside retreat. The cottages are a delicate yet experimental mix of earthy colours and textures, subtly influenced by Malabar architecture and rustic farmhouses, offering great views of the surrounding beauty. Airy and inviting, the rooms come with sit-outs, enclosed decks, and comfy mattresses laid on vintage, king-size beds. Between all the coconut, bamboo, mango, jackfruit, and cashew trees, you’ll also find secluded hammocks and swings. Open areas and sumptuous grass ensure a safe playground for children. They can even interact with the farm animals. In addition to all this, there’s a common terrace area ideal for winding down with a hot cuppa.
Wholesome meals are prepared using animal and plant-based produce, which are either home-grown or locally sourced, and entirely free of chemicals, a rarity these days. On any given day, a variety of the freshest local fare can be found on the table, and you can take full advantage of seasonal, home-cooked specialities at mealtime. The meals prepared are typically South Indian and Keralan cuisine.
People looking to cut off from hectic city life. Ideal for a group of friends, families, or couples who want to experience traditional Keralan village lifestyle and farm-living, but comfortably. Being part of the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad is a haven for birdwatchers and trekkers alike. A lot of single-day and multi-day treks start here apart from a lot of natural sights that are just a short drive away.
The Farm by the Creek is located in the heart of Wayanad district, about an hour away from the main town of Kalpetta and 12 km from Kuruva Island. The farm stay is a little over 100 km from Kozhikode and if you’re driving down from Bengaluru the drive should take around 6 hours. Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.
things to do
A quick dip in the river and a walk across the paddy fields, enjoying the serenity and the crisp morning air can do wonders for your well-being. Swimming, fishing, and a traditional coracle ride on the river can be arranged. Additionally, you can learn all about how coffee, pepper, and areca nut are cultivated and harvested through informative plantation walks. If conditions permit, guests are welcome to engage in some of the farm activities. Visiting the local tribal community is a must-do where one can learn about their ancient traditional customs and lifestyles and how they are adapting to modern life. Here, you can even learn a bit of archery, pottery, or basket weaving. Bicycles are available on-site, and yoga, meditation, and ayurvedic treatments can be organized. Get in touch with us for bookings.
The property costs Rs. 5000 for doubles, inclusive of breakfast.
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