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.