Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort

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Photo of Wild Planet Resort, Devala by Tanvi Shah

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Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Located at Devala on the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border in Malappuram, escape to this unspeakably secret, untamed and rugged heart of South India for an unforgettable wilderness experience, far, far away from the crowds, the noise, and where lots of adventure awaits.

This unique tropical retreat is a hideaway inside the jungle, only accessible to it’s privileged guests. At Wild Planet uncompromising eco-adventure travel meets an unexpected oasis of urban comfort, with breathtaking views of the surrounding forested mountains of the western ghats.

It is a place where people come for a once in a life time adventure, unforgettable weekends, romance, relaxation, corporate get-together and for reconnecting with family.

Location:

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Adjacent to Bandipur & Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu - Kerala Border, South India.

Best Time To Visit:

Nilgiri Mountains; (c): wildplanetresort.com

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

January- March: These months are considered as the best time to visit, owing to temperatures ranging from 12°C to 36°C.

June- July: A pleasant time, even though it being monsoon season. It would be difficult to enjoy outdoor activities the resort offers. But, if you want to enjoy rains and stay indoor then it is a beautiful time, especially for all the nature-lovers.

August- December: Due to the moderate humidity of 79% makes this an excellent time to visit.

How To Get There:

Nearest Airports

✈︎ Calicut

✈︎ Kannur

✈︎ Bangalore

✈︎ Coimbatore

✈︎ Mysore

Nearest Railway Stations

🚆 Calicut

🚆 Bangalore

🚆 Coimbatore

🚆 Mysore

Route Map to Wild Planet Resort, Devala

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Caution: Plan your trip in such a way to reach the resort before 6pm as vehicles are not allowed on the route, frequented by wild animals, after dusk.

Cost:

The room rates depend on the dates, room types (as shown below), and number of guests; though the room rate/per night starts approximately at Rs. 10,000/-

Room type: Hill Top Cottages; (c): wildplanetresort.com

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Room type: Luxury Pavilion; (c): wildplanetresort.com

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Room type: Jungle Log House; (c): wildplanetresort.com

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Room type: Valley View Cabin; (c): wildplanetresort.com

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Contact:

📞 : +91 940083 2000, +91 940073 8000, +91 940083 5000

📩 : reservation@wildplanetresort.com

Booking:

For more information and booking, click here.

Day 1

Check in at Wild planet resort at 1 pm and enjoy the breath-taking view of the resort from the lobby and then have a sumptuous lunch and then it’s time to settle into your specified rooms. Evening you can try the Zip line adventurous activity.

Reception area at the entrance of the resort

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View from the lobby

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Room Type: Hill Top Cottages

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Spacious interiors with a balcony

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Beautiful vintage bathrooms

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Activity: Zipline

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah
Day 2

Head out on a full day exploration of the resort. Early morning you can go for the beautiful nature walk and after breakfast you can explore various activities like Archery, Fishing, Monkey Crawling, Floating bridge, Swimming etc. After the lunch you can go for the rain forest walk with their experienced naturalist and in the evening you can enjoy kayaking in the the water body inside the property.

Early morning nature walk

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Misty morning views

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Activities: Floating Bridge and Swimming

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Rain forest walk with their experienced naturalist

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Activity: Kayaking in the evening

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Day 3

After breakfast you can go for sightseeing to Ooty, Pykara Lake, Needle Rock View Point, Chocolate Museum etc.

Tea Plantations at Ooty; (c): Flickr

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Pykara Lake in Ooty; (c): Unsplash

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Day 4

A very early start for trekking to the nearby Churulimalai Hill. After breakfast you can enjoy other resort activities. In the evening you can try the ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) for an adventurous ride.

Churulimalai Hill trek

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Evening views from the resort

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Day 5

You can go for Wayanad sightseeing, or can try jungle safaris at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

View point in Wayanad; (c): Flickr

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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve; (c): Flickr

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah
Day 6

After breakfast checkout by 11 am with memories that will last a life time.

Peaceful environment

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Pure serenity zone

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Perfect nature getaway

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The green blanketed misty hills

Photo of Escape Amidst Nature at South India’s Remotest Luxury Jungle Resort by Tanvi Shah

Wild Planet Jungle Resort offers a slice of the rainforests, which are considered the lungs of the Earth. No wonder if you spot visitors leaving the resort with a smile similar to that of the Buddha statue in the lobby!

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