Greenery clad lake and misty mountains paired with a hot cup of tea- bliss


Amaryllis is a boutique home stay in Wayanad that offers picturesque views of backwaters of Karapuzha Reservoir and the mighty Western Ghats, unmatched hospitality, and luxury terrace suites and treetop stays, a one of a kind experience!


Peaking, scaling cliffs adorned with greenery, pristine streams of water and oxygen enriched fresh breeze from all directions, ah, peace! Metropolitan life is about swanky cars, buzzing streets, rocking parties, replying to emails, battling with clients, cacophony over the phone and monotonous work environment. Over a period of time, life becomes overwhelming and a short sojourn at a beautiful hill station might just be what we need! Wayanad offers the perfect weekend getaway if you’re looking to move away from metropolitan life to enjoy a couple of days with your loved ones doing nothing, rekindling romance and enjoying the abundance of nature.

Waking up to this panoramic splendor from our balcony


Wayanad is a quaint and beautiful hill station in North Kerala. It is facaded by rich wildlife and lush forests to the east and the Ambukuthi hill range to the south, Wayanad offers wonderful and adventurous experiences for all those who visit. From trekking the Chembra peak to exploring Edakkal caves dating back to the Neolithic age, getting lost in the bamboo forests of Kurumba island to an adventurous wildlife experience, Wayand has lots to offer!



You don’t get to see wonderful, adventurous, hospitable and fun loving couples every day. The owners of  Amaryllis homestay, Ranjini and Victor are one such couple. They are no strangers to hospitality, hill stations, and adventure! They lived the planters life since 1960 in Nilgiris and have been welcoming guests to their home ever since. Hosting guests for more than 30 years made them more than just acquainted with hospitality. It was no surprise when they wanted to establish a wonderful homestay right in the middle of an old rubber farm to host people and make them experience Wayanad in all its beauty, and we’re super glad they did! Victor is a gentleman in his true essence, loves his wife, jeep, Yezdi and scotch. He is also one of the friendliest human beings to come across, cheerful and optimistic; he is always up for a ride in his jeep and extends this invitation to all his guests! A jeep ride with Victor is a wonderful experience, as he races through the woods of Wayanad, you tend to unwind completely and lose yourself with nature.. Jini’ is a mild natured, ever smiling, amiable person who loves music, gardening, rummy and solving puzzles, no not the kind that Sherlock Holmes solves, the 2000+ piece jigsaw puzzle, and she does this with such ease! Also, did I tell you she plays the guitar like a pro? Well, I just did!

Off roading to visit lesser known ares of Wayand.

Our gracious host and a true gentleman – Victor

The human mind is tuned in such a way that it is difficult to let go of beautiful things, places and memories, and boy, it was extremely difficult to leave Amaryllis, such is the beauty of the place! Surrounded by lush green hills, creepers, a plethora of colorful flowers and an air of freshness, Amaryllis is paradise on earth. It offers you with luxury rooms overlooking the hills or you could also stay in one of the tree houses, helping you soak in the atmosphere. We stayed in the terrace suite. It had everything from white cedar furniture, jacuzzi, private terraces, and chaise lounges overlooking the Velaranmalai hills. The home stay’s interior boasts an aura of aesthetic appeal. All the artifacts are from different countries and each piece has a story of its own to narrate. The effort that has gone into making this beautiful place is clearly visible. It also has a beautiful pool with breathtaking view of the hills! They truly know how to spoil you!

Time for a picture!

The restroom comes with a view too!

Soaking in the view!

Surrounded by natural beauty

We were also treated to wonderful food; the gastronomy scene at Amaryllis is exquisite, with a mix of Indian and continental food. The tree houses are split level with a lower level lounge and the bedroom is a few steps up, if you take a look at the books and games on display, you will never want to leave the place!

PC – Amaryllis. Bar and lounge area

If you are a dog lover, you’re in for a treat. Sultan, the German Shepard and Amigo, the golden retriever/Labrador will make sure there is never a dull moment!

No paparazzi please


Amaryllis is a one of a kind experience, gracious and warm hosts, fresh breeze, and extremely elegant property and not to forget, the picturesque views. It would make for a wonderful weekend getaway from the monotony of the city. Trust us, when we say, it is the ideal place to unwind!

In life it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.


How to get there?

Nearest Railway Station:

Calicut (Kozhikode) – 97 kms, 2 ½ hr drive.

Mysore Station – 120 kms, 2 ½ hr drive

Nearest Airport:

Calicut (Kozhikode) – 135 kms, 3 hrs drive

By Road

Bangalore – 275 kms, 6 hr drive

For more information on Amaryllis, click here.

Have you already been to Wayand or Amaryllis? We would love to hear from you. If you need any help with planning your Kerala itinerary please feel free to message us. We’ll be happy to help you.


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  1. Andrea D'souza 1 year ago

    Wow! Itching to go here now 🙂

  2. Rashmi Gopal Rao 1 year ago

    Great place and lovely post! We’ve stayed here too, so your post bought back some fond memories:)

  3. Kate 1 year ago

    It’s an amazing post! Would love to visit this place the only lack on info is what country is it exactly? Would be great if you include this into your title 🙂

    Kate the Great

  4. Karishma 1 year ago

    Wow .. this place looks so amazing . We definitely need to visit v soon 🙂 amazing pics u guys

  5. Indu 1 year ago

    Impressive pictorial post portraying the beautiful destination of Kerala. Though I have traveled extensively in Kerala but not to this particular destination. Enjoyed reading.

  6. Ketchupmoms 1 year ago

    This place looks beautiful and worth a trip with the kids

  7. Dipika 1 year ago

    What a lovely place and relax and rewind. Such natural beauty and serenity. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with us.

  8. Jiya B 1 year ago

    The place looks heavenly. Me and my family always look for the desination in lap of nature. Thanks for this input.

  9. Neha 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful place! This homestay brings the best of waynad on a platter

  10. Roshni Parate 1 year ago

    Wow!! Such a amazing and beautiful destination. Really enjoyed reading about kerala. 🙂

  11. Gunika 1 year ago

    Such a mesmerizing place… Surely an untapped one right??

  12. Richa 1 year ago

    Wow i love the concept of boutique hotels!!! Just so amazing and unique. Loved the rooms and also the ambience. you look awesome!!!


  13. Shubhada Bhide 1 year ago

    Wow this place is so beautifully amazing. I really love to visit there with my family, Will surely put this on my bucket list for our next travel visit

  14. Prisha Lalwani 1 year ago

    Your blog is heavenly! The pictures are so awesome I want to jump Into them and get there right now!

  15. Priyanka patwari 1 year ago

    Awesome Place.. Really enjoy to read about kerala …

  16. Minakshi bajpai 1 year ago

    Wonderful post. Really this place looks too beautiful and with so many gorgeous views and scenic beauty. Its like must visit place. Will plan to visit once soon. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  17. Varsh 1 year ago

    I’ve never been to Kerala and this post is making me want to go, now! Lovely pictures. Such a serene and beautiful place this is.

  18. thanks for introducing this concept of boutique hotels I have been to Kerala once and to be loved it’s natural beauty. This particular place looks exotic will love to visit one day

  19. Abhinav Singh 1 year ago

    Wow. The property look amazing. I am sure you came out rejuvenated. Waynad has eluded me so far. I hope to visit it soon.

  20. Reetuparna Saha 1 year ago

    Wow..this is a breathtaking place..thanks for all the details!

  21. Deepika Verma 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful place! I so want to visit there

  22. Preetjyot Kaur 1 year ago

    Wow this place looks heavenly. I’m so tempted to visit it.

  23. Sheetal Dorby 1 year ago

    Oh my god ! How beautiful is this place . I would like to visit soon with my family all the pictures are beautifully clicked

  24. Papri Ganguly 1 year ago

    Such a heavenly place it is. Will love to visit there.

  25. Nandani Datta 1 year ago

    I’ve been to Wayanad.but even this place is really beautiful as well. Lovely pictures

  26. Esha Dogra 1 year ago

    Wow!! This looks so mesmerising. Beautiful view all around

  27. Rakhi Parsai 1 year ago

    Oh, my god, this place seems like a heaven. Loved the way you have described the place using beautifully clicked pictures. I could really imagine myself being in this place. Loved the outside view from restroom the most. 🙂

  28. Rashmi 1 year ago

    Looks like a great place . Would love to visit there. Beautiful pictures.

  29. Prerna Sinha 1 year ago

    What I love about your blog is the story you create through the visuals. Kerala it is for me this holiday.

  30. Jiya B 1 year ago

    This place looks like heaven on earth. Loved reading about it. thanks for sharing

  31. Anchal 1 year ago

    Wayanad is beautiful. Thanks for sharing about your experiences.

  32. Shrinidhi Hande 1 year ago

    I like the offroad part and the puppy picture best!

  33. Debjani Lahiri 1 year ago

    That is such an enchanting and a nice place .. Kerala is always in my wishlist ..And hope to be there soon

  34. Ananthaswami Rajagopal 1 year ago

    Awesome right up. Am considering a trip in january . thanks

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