Tarzan Territory
By K G Kumar, Anurag Mallik & Sheila Kumar

Whatever was Outlook Traveller thinking of, sending a Mallu into the rainforests

 during the rains? Well, it was inspired thinking. It proved that Kerala still holds
 some surprises up her green sleeves that can get under the skin of even beauty-hardened denizens of God’s Own Country.

Almost every inch of the mist-wrapped undulating hills of Wayanad have coffee, pepper and cardamom growing on them, hedged by lush rainforest that stuns 

the eye with its varied shades of green.

Wildlife truly roams free in Wayanad, whose forests share borders with

 Bandipur and Mudumalai. This vast stretch of protected earth is a haven 
of freedom for the fauna of Malabar and the Nilgiris. Add to that the relative 
lack of development of Wayanad district, and you get lots of pristine 
environment unblemished by the excesses of civilisation.

So if you’re sick of civilised courtesies and sham creature comforts, 

head to the twin jewels of Vythiri and Lakkidi, tucked into the wild 
beauty of the forests of Wayanad, across the state border in Kerala.
This article appears in Outlook Traveller Getaways’ 100 Holidays in the Hills. For more about the book, and more excerpts, click here.

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