Whenever someone mentions Kerala, it invokes pictures of the famous backwaters in our minds. Although they are one of the most beautiful parts of this stunning state, the interiors offer a side that is unseen and unexplored. In one of these very beautiful interiors is a laid-back sleepy village called Vellad, which is situated in the gorgeous Kannur district. The population here is around 30,000, and they depend upon agriculture for their livelihood.
While this might sound like the most unlikely place to go for your next vacation, a glance into one of the treehouses at ReginaSilva might change your mind. So if you're looking for a different experience, stop thinking conventional and read on about this great vacation option.
Where is it?
The village is quite accessible from Goa and Mumbai from the northern side and Kochi and Trivandrum on the southern side, but one has to reach the nearby town of Taliparamba to further go inside Vellad; both are just 24km apart. Let me tell you how to reach Taliparamba in more detail further down the article.
Why should I visit it?
Because living amidst the monsoon clouds high up in a treehouse is not an easily forgettable experience. Even though you will live in a real treehouse at this eco resort, there will be no compromise on modern amenities to ensure maximum comfort for you. There is a television, private bathroom with essentials, free parking on premises, a fantastic breakfast spread, badminton court, barbecue and bonfire, a restaurant called Lemon Drop, conference hall, theatre, laundry services, doctor-on-call facility, and of course the natural spring water "infinity pool", which is chlorine- and chemical-free. Since the resort is made inside a pollution-free village, the stay in itself is detoxifying for urban visitors. You can further opt for their various massage and healing treatments such as fish pedicure, 100% Ayurvedic oil massages, steam bath, mud and water therapy.
Staying here for a weekend is an experience totally different from modern hotel stays. In these times, it is important to switch off from gadgets and urban luxuries intermittently to be able to appreciate the gifts of mother earth better. ReginaSilva is one of the places that enable us to do so.