Thursday, October 17, 2013

WAYANAD AT ITS BEST- THE MOST VERSATILE LAND IN KERALA


There are very less people who know the peculiarities and diversities of Wayanad in Kerala as well as all over India. Most of the tourist places over the world will be specific for attracting tourists. It might be high altitude mountain ranges or high current water streams, waterfalls, large shopping centers, historic places etc. India is a nation where a traveler could explore all of these. And Kerala is a place which is most renowned for its scenic natural beauty and diverse art forms. Wayanad is popularly known for its mountainous terrain, cool climate, lush green forests, water streams etc. The most attractive feature of the place is its diverse geographical characteristics. It can take you to the peak as well as lakes. You can experience adventurous trekking and boating in water streams. The thick forests all around and the cool breeze waving will be an unforgettable memory of your life.


The civilization, tribal villages etc are also something unique of this place. There are several historical spots such as Edakkal caves which takes the tourists to the ancient past of Kerala.


Wayanad is also famous for its tea and coffee plantations. The abundance of spices in this place attracted Britishers to Kerala. And that's how they constructed the road way from Calicut to Mysore through Wayanad. The travel through the cliff of wayanad is a wonderful experience of lifetime.


The Wayanad Silverwoods, one of the best nature resorts in Wayanad entices you with its location at the banks of Banasura dam on Banasura hills with forest backdrop. A rare combination to obtain.  We have all facilities to offer our guests adventurous trekking, boating, tribal village visit etc. We welcome you to enjoy your weekends and vacation at Wayanad Silverwoods in style.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

THAI CUISINE


Cuisine  is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade.
Thai food - as exotic as it is - needs no introduction and  is internationally famous.The juxtaposition of sweet, sour, hot and salty flavours is what makes Thai cuisine so distinct. 
Whether chilli-hot or comparatively blands, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. 

Originally, Thai cooking reflected the characteristics of a waterborne lifestyle.Aquatic animals, plants and herbs were major ingredients.With their Buddhist background, Thais shunned the use of large animals in big chunks. Big cuts of meat were shredded and laced with herbs and spices. Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking, or grilling.
The ideal Thai meal is a harmonious blend of the spicy, the subtle, the sweet and sour, and is meant to be equally satisfying to eye, nose and palate. A typical meal might include a clear soup (perhaps bitter melons stuffed with minced pork), a steamed dish (mussels in curry sauce), a fried dish (fish with ginger), a hot salad (beef slices on a bed of lettuce, onions, chillies, mint and lemon juice) and a variety of sauces into which food is dipped. This would be followed by sweet desserts or fresh fruits such as mangoes, durian, jackfruit, papaya, grapes or melon





Thai Meal Comprises--

Titbits-
 These can be hors d'oeuvres, accompaniments, side dishes, and/or snacks. They include spring rolls, satay, puffed rice cakes with herbed topping. They represent the playful and creative nature of the Thais.







Salads-
 A harmony of tastes and herbal flavours are essential. Major tastes are sour, sweet and salty. Spiciness comes in different degrees according to meat textures and occasions.




  Dips-Dips entail some              complexity. They can be the major  dish of a meal with  accompaniments of vegetables and some meats. When dips are made  thinly, they can be used as salad designs. A particular and simple dip  is made from chilies, garlic, dried shrimps, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar  and shrimp paste.








Soups-

A good meal for an average person may consist simply of a soup and rice. 
Traditional Thai soups are unique because they embody more flavours and textures than can be found in other types of food.
                                                                                                               


 Curries-Most non-Thai curries consist of powdered or ground dried  spices, whereas the major ingredients of Thai curry are fresh herbs. A  simple Thai curry paste consists of dried chilies, shallots and shrimp  paste. More complex curries include garlic, galangal, coriander roots,  lemon grass, kefir lime peel and peppercorns.








 Single Dishes     -Complete meals in themselves , they include rice and noodle dishes such as Khao Phat and Phat Thai.



 Desserts-
 No good meal is complete without a Thai dessert. Uniformly sweet,  they are particularly welcome after a strongly spiced and herbed meal.






As an acknowledged expert of Thai cuisine, David Thompson, explains Thai food (from a Western perspective): "Thai food ain't about simplicity. It's about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it's a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that's important, it's the complexity they delight in." 


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ALOE AYURVEDIC SPA AT WAYANAD SILVER WOODS

Ayurveda is the science of life which has been practiced in India from very ancient times. The term 'Ayurveda' came from Sanskrit language in which Ayus means life and Veda means science or knowledge. Charaka is known as the father of Ayurvedic science and treatments. He developed a treatment mode which comprised mind, body, senses and soul. Inspired from the infinite healing features of Ayurveda, Wayanad Silverwoods has started a well equipped Ayurvedic Spa which includes Ayurvedic treatments, massages, yoga, meditation etc. The detailed packages and special treatments are listed below:

 1. SIGNATURE MARMA MASSAGE

An ancient massage therapy using herbal oil combination of invigorating and soothing strokes to stimulate the circulatory marma points and nervous system in the body.


2. ABHYANGAM (AYURVEDIC MASSAGE)

The classic Ayurvedic therapy with warm medicated oils performed to balance the nervous system, increase circulation, lymphatic drainage and ultimately to preserve a youthful, vital and supple body.

3. ABHYANGAM AND SIRODHARA

This is a Kerala special treatment in which medicated oil is poured in continuous stream on the forehead in specific manner. Sirodhara rejuvenated and revitalizes the body and mind. This therapy relieves stress ans strain related problems.

 4. PIZHICHIL (OIL BATH)

This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is subjected to streams of Luke worm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage


5. ELAKIZHI (LEAF BUNDLE MASSAGE)

This therapy begins with the application of suitable medicated oil to the entire body. The body is then subjected to exude profusely through a massage with boluses of chopped and fried leaves of some specific medicinal herbs after dipping in particular medicated oils.

6. PODIKIZHI (POWDER BUNDLE MASSAGE)

This therapy helps in curing 'Kapha Vata', predominant conditions of arthritis, back pain, paralysis, muscular pain etc. Its a massage with warm boluses of herbal powders tied up in a cotton cloth.


7. UDVARTHANAM (HERBAL POWDER MASSAGE) 

In Udvarthanam the therapist applies special herbal powders on the body. This is found very effective in curing obesity, paralysis, impaired circulation etc.


8. HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGE

This special massage primarily focuses on  reliving tension and stress around head, neck and shoulder region. This massage will increase blood circulation and ensure flexibility of neck and head.


  9. INDIAN FOOT MASSAGE

This is an oil massage for the entire leg region starting from the upper thighs to both the feet. This relieves water retention, tiredness and pain caused due to lack of circulation after long haul traveling.


  10. AROMATIC SALT GLOW (BODY SCRUBBING)

Using authentic sea salt, honey and mineral rich lotions, this treatment is one of the most effective skin exfoliation. It removes dead cells, temporary inch loss skin tightening and skin softening.


  11. MUKHALEPAM

The application of a mask made up of herbal powders and fruits over the face, followed by gentle massage made  of saffron cream are included in Mukhalepam. It gives a glowing appearance to the face. For long duration this is effective against scars, dark circles and blemishes.

 12. STEAM BATH

This is a perspiration technique to experience the magical effects of the herbal steam. This will open the energy channels, reduce stiffness, pain and relaxes as well as rejuvenates the body. Combing a steam bath with oil massage gives more impact.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


ENJOY THE MONSOON WITH AYURVEDA- Aloe Ayurvedic Spa@ Wayanad Silver Woods


Monsoon is the best season for ayurvedic therapies.
Ayurveda is the oldest and most developed life science of natural healing in the world. Life is the outcome of the union of body (Sharir), sense organs (Indriya), Psyche (Mana) and Soul (Atma). Ayurveda is not just healing its aim is to bring out the perfect balance of the entire personality.


We the Wayanad Silver Woods unites with "Aloe Ayurvedic Spa"  and offer you  a vacation with healing and rejuvenation.Our experienced team of doctors and therapists are oriented towards providing the best possible therapies in ayurveda to refresh your body and mind.


Our specialities are:
  • Signature marma massage:- An ancient massage therapy using herbal oil to stimulate the circulatory marma points and nervous system.
  • Abhyangam(Ayurvedic Massage):- Ayurvedic therapy with warm medicated oils to preserve a youthful and supple body.
  • Abhyangam and Sirodhara:-This is a special kerala treatment in which medicated oil poured in continuous stream on the forehead. This therapy relieves stress and strain related problems.
  • Pizhichil(Oil Bath):-A king among traditional therapies which is a combination of two classical ayurvedic treatments. Here the whole body is subjected to streams of lukewarm medicated oils with simultaneous soft massage.
  • Elakizhi(Leaf Bundle Massage):-Medicated oil is applied to the entire body and is subjected to exude profusely through a massage with boluses of chopped and fried leaves of medicinal herbs.
  • Podikizhi(Powder Bundle Massage):-The body is subjected through a massage with warm boluses of herbal powders tied up in cotton cloth.
  • Head Neck and Shoulder Massage:-A special massage focusing head,neck and shoulder region for relieving tension.
  • Indian Foot Massage:-Oil massage on the entire leg region,which relieves water retention tiredness and pain.
  • Aromatic Salt Glow(Body Scrubbing) :- Body scrubbing using sea salt and honey for skin exfoliation.
  • Mukhalepam(Herbal Facial):-Facial mask of herbal powders and fruits for removing blemishes and dark circles.
  • Steam Bath:-Steam bath to the whole body to reduce stiffness and pain.

         

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Certificate of Excellence winner by Trip Advisor

Wayanad Silver Woods received the prestigious award of top performing businesses in Trip Advisor.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MONSOON BONANZA AT WAYANAD SILVER WOODS


“When Heavens touch Earth” That’s what Kerala Monsoon is depicted. A perfect horizon of serene green nature and heavenly rain.  Monsoon in Kerala offers you an eternal feel of happiness, refreshment and rejuvenation for the whole body and soul.


Wayanad Silver Woods have outlined a creative and elegant monsoon special package for tourist from abroad and North India. It will be an escape from sunny climate to rainy climate in Kerala. We have been equipped with premium villas for youngsters, honeymoon couples, family etc. The picturesque view from our Resorts to Banasura Sagar Lake amid lush green forests will be glorified in monsoon rains. Moreover to add on the enjoyment the monsoon of Kerala, we have also designed various additional entertainments given below.
  •   Monsoon food fest 
  •   Folk traditions and arts
  •  Monsoon treks
  •  Best season for Ayurvedic therapies
  • Pottery and Painting
If not yet planned your summer trips, hurry up, get your rooms booked at our Hotel and experience the miraculous monsoon of Kerala. You will be returning with a heart full of memories and moments after the holidays. Book through our website now itself. Book Now

Monday, March 25, 2013

Premiero Villa - Wayanad Silver woods

Wayanad Silver woods have designed separate villas inside our resort. Each villas will serve the expectations and necessities of the needy. Premier villas have spacious bedroom cum living room with relaxation area and the lake view. Each villa has 460 sq ft floor area with Attached bathroom with bath tub.
 
Additional facilities
  • Mini bar with Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • In-room Safe
  • Bathing Robes and Slippers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioner







Friday, March 8, 2013

ROMANTICO VILLA

Romantico Villa is such a place where you can smell the aroma of love and romance everywhere. This villa is specially meant for romantic couples of all ages.We have also designed special arrangements for honeymoon couples too. You can enjoy your holidays with your better half in our villa along with enjoying the enticing natural beauty of Wayanad. There are also provisions for young couples who enjoy adventurous trekking and sports at Wayanad. The place which has not been explored to its roots have a bag full of surprises within..We invite to experience the unseen, unheard and unexplored beauty of Wayanad in Kerala.
    The special amenities for romantic villa include:
  •  Jacuzzi
  • Attached bathroom with rain shower
  • Spaciously furnished living and dining area
  • Mini bar with Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • In-room Safe
  • Bathing Robes and Slippers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Condition






Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wayanad is the green paradise - the border world of the greener part of Kerala.Situated not far from Calicut or the city of  Zamorins, Wayanad is a world apart from Kerala's agricultural and industrial epicentres. It is a quiet place where scenic beauty, wild life and tradition matter, simplicity is a virtue and beauty still blossoms from the mountainous horizon and from the green glaze of alluring vegetation. Clean and pristine, enchanting and hypnotizing, this land has a history and mystery, culture and social epistemology yet to be discovered. Located at a distance about 76 km from the sea shores of Calicut in the Western Ghats, this station is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. Wayanad hills are contiguous to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandhipur in Karnataka, thus forming a vast land mass for the wild life to move about in its most natural abode. Wayanad has been listed as one of the world's heritage sites by the UNESCO recently. 

Wayanad is known for its rich tribal heritage,agricultural prosperity,lush green virgin forests,natural sources of water and hill ranges besides its legendary tales of valor and courage .It has abundant natural resources that include exotic species of plants and wild animals. Wayanad is a delight and a must-see destination for every tourist and visitor to Gods own country.The least populous of Kerala’s districts, Wayanad is relatively backward and development has not appreciably improved the lives of the tribes who comprise a sizable section of the population. 

These geographical, cultural, traditional and biological features and diversities of Wayanad has made it one of the most opted tourist spots in Kerala. And it defines well our answer to start a eco friendly resort in Wayanad- Silver Woods.







Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waynad Silverwoods


Night View of Waynad Silver woods


Kerala has always been an attraction to tourists all over the world. Its cultural, geographical, ecological and religious diversities have always been a point of curiosity to travelers. Still Kerala preserves the same identity among all other Indian states. Waynad is a district in Kerala which is located at high altitude. It is a mountainous district with thick forests all around. The wild life, tribal, natural beauty, scenic lakes and streams are the major highlights of this place which has been attracting tourists for several decades. So we decided it would be the right place to construct a hill resort amidst the magnificent panorama. And that’s how we realized the project of Waynad Silver woods.


Waynad Silver woods is a wonderful, luxurious, intimate, exceptionally styled retreat for travelers located on the banks of Banasura Sagar Lake in Banasura Hills of Waynad. Spread over an area of 16 acres, Silver Woods presents you mind blowing picturesque view of the Banasura Sagar Lake and its mountain backdrop. The heart throbbing location demanded an entirely different and perfectly blending architecture. And the complete credit for this successful materialization of this challenge goes to Architect Mr. Anton Jacob from Sri Lanka and contemporary architect Mr. Roopesh from Kerala. The resort is a dream come true project of four friends with Merchant Navy background and their immense travel experiences namely Benny John, C. Raghunathan, Sekhar Govindan and Capt. Vasudevan Anil Kumar.


The architecture of our resort came from the fused ideas of terracotta theme and wooden elements. This architecture has really helped us to construct highly eco friendly atmosphere, water conservation, energy, efficiency, plastic free zone etc. The interior architectural design is intentionally done using locally available raw materials and products handpicked from different parts of the world. The constructional and ecological ambience has been blended with each other so closely that it presents an unique experience to the travelers and offers maximum functional excellence.
Entrance view to lake

Each living space of the resort has been differentiated and customized according to the requirements of guests. Separate villas are available for the guests so that they can choose the right one which meets their taste. Emperador Villa, Royale Villa, Romantico Villa, Primero villa for differently abled, Primero Villa, Prestigio Villa and Spa mud villa are some of the villa constructions of stay. Emperador Villa is the most spacious and luxurious one among the list with 1400 sq feet and equipped with toe bed rooms, independent outdoor relaxation area, mini bar, in room safe, Jacuzzi in bathroom etc. Royale Villa offers you a royal retreat with spacious bed rooms, dining area, Jacuzzi attached in balcony etc. Since Waynad can be the best honeymoon spot in Kerala, we have also equipped special romantic villa for couples. The aroma of romance will be flowing all around inside this villa. The mesmerizing view of hillocks, streams and Banasura Lake takes you an eternal world and provide the guests an exquisite stay. There is also separate Premiero Villa for elderly and handicapped people so as to make their family outing a complete rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. We are also constructing a spa mud Villa which will be specially meant for true nature lovers. It will be a blend of conventional Waynad tribal architecture and present day comforts.

view of Banasura Sagar Lake from our Resort

Besides all these Silver woods accomplishes a lot other functional needs of our guests. The main lobby filled with mural architecture, work space with WiFi access, areas for relaxation and socializing. We have also set up a convention center that can accommodate around 150 which will be helpful for business and corporate meetings. A club house designed to provide relaxing and casual mood with entertainment activities, restaurant, extensive bar etc. Infinity pool, kid’s play area, fitness area etc are the other major attractions of the resort.