Surrounded by Nagarahole to the North, Tholpetty Reserve to the East, Bandipur and Muthanga to the south and Brahmagiri to the West, the options for a trip in to the wild is immense. From flying squirrels to big cats and even elephants, Wayanad boasts of a rich flora and fauna. Games drives on SUVs are the best way to spot the beasts in their natural surroundings. Cruise through the open plains, the thick forest or even the river bank, where the animals gather for a morning bath or drink. Night safaris are yet another fad which seems to have caught up with the visitors to Wayanad. Nothing compares to the thrill of coming face to face with the Bull elephants in the dark.
Go back to the history of Wayanad and learn the skills of the local warriors. Pick up the bow and take a lesson or two from the local tribesmen of the Kurumba and Kurichiyan tribe. They were thought to be archers of great dexterity and were engaged in guerilla warfare against the British waged by Pazhassi Raja.
Wake up to the fragrance of blooming coffee flowers. Take a tour with our informed guides who will be pleased to share tales of one of the world's most loved beverage. Wade through the early morning mist and traverse our carefully planned trail across the five acres. A warm, steaming cup of aromatic coffee, will greet you as you return from the trail.
Spice Tours :
Wayanad symbolizes a natural splendor famous among trekkers. The ever changing terrain offers much to explore for both seasoned and amateur trekkers. Much sought after are treks to Pakshi pathalam(Thirunelli) and Tholpetty wildlife treks
Heritage and legend trails :
From the prehistoric Edakkal caves to the legendary chain tree at Lakkidi and sacred Thirunelly temple, Wayanad has many folklore and legends to share. If not enough for these, recharge those batteries in a quiet surrounding. Take a stroll into Mother Nature's lap with guides. Explore the many bounties Wayanad has to offer. Saunter the woods, climb the smaller hills and drink in the panoramic view, swing on creepers, cross the little streams struck silver by the sun, be amazed at the bird song, and interact with the hospitable folk.
Tribal Village Visit :
At Pugmarks, we organize tribal village visit for the multi cultural guest to know and appreciate the Wayanad tribal heritage. The largest number of aborigine population of Kerala resides in Wayanad. The Adivasis of Wayanad tribal comprise of Paniyas, Adiyars, Kurichyas, Kurumas, Kattunaikkans, and Ooralis. The tribals of Wayanad reside in houses made of mud, thatched roof, bamboo and brick.
Ayurvedic Massage(wellness or therapeutic) :
Kerala resorts are famous for Ayurvedic massage. There are a few specialty traditional ayurvedic doctors around pugmarks, who are specialized in spondylosis, joint problems and others. There are traditional tribal physicians too, whose medical skills are too good to believe. We bring them to pugmarks on specific requests.