Wayanad is an enchanting hill station nestled in northern Kerala, renowned worldwide for its awe-inspiring beauty, lush green landscape, and serene environment. The dense vegetation, tranquil surroundings and mist-capped hills offer an unforgettable experience to the visitors. Lying at an altitude of 700-2100m above sea level, Wayanad proffers an undulating panorama that magnetizes visitors from various corners of the world. Its plantations of tea and spices, pristine waterfalls, gorgeous lakes, exotic wildlife and age-old caves make it one of the most celebrated hill stations in Kerala.
Today we are going to explore the story of George Ramapuram, a renowned architect who grew up in a small town called Pala in Kottayam, Kerala, India. Already having established his identity as a successful architect and designer by spearheading the project, Evolve Back Resorts, a global chain of acclaimed resorts, he has now set his sights on bringing the tender joy of eco-responsible and luxury tourism to his home state, particularly in the scenic land of Wayanad.
George’s initiative, Earthitects Holiday Experiences recently launched experiential holidays in Wayanad ushering in a pioneering and refreshing concept in luxury hospitality, where experiential tours are centered around their private residences. A stay at their peaceful haven immerses you in the authentic culture, food, architecture, and the spirit of the land. You get to experience a personalized architectural tour, where you get to know how stone lodges complement the native design aesthetic inspired by mountain lodges. At the core of Earthitects's architectural philosophy, is the need to re-establish the experience of connecting with both oneself and the natural environment – a relationship that has been severed by our modern, urban-centric lifestyles.
The architectural tour is followed by an interactive cooking session with an expert culinary artist after you treat your taste buds to traditional culinary delights in a quaint wooden gazebo, bonfires under the celestial sky deck, or at a dinner along the infinity pool. Bonfires, barbecues and delectable Wayanadan meals are just a few perks for those staying at the villas. The natural beauty is unrivalled including an unforgettable view of the sunrise and spotting endemic birds at the doorstep. The getaway also offers experiential walks to witness bamboo artisans practicing their craft, breathtaking waterfalls and nurturing hikes right in the lap of nature-uncovering the hidden gems of Wayanad. The experiential tours will take you through several wellness and learning journeys that includes apiculture, nutrition, self-care and utilizing native natural materials.
So what are you waiting for? Back your bags and let Earthtects guide you to an authentic experiential nature stay in Wayanad, Kerala.
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