Mananthavadi in Wayanad — a northern district of Kerala — 2600 ft above sea level has the best of Munnar and Periyar hill-stations without being touristy. Magical waterfalls, tea estates, ancient caves, wildlife sanctuaries, valleys, hills, brilliant views, spice plantations, elephant rides, trekking glory make Wayanad a nature lovers’ paradise. Our
family friend's farmhouse accommodates the tourists we send there and
they act as a guide for them. Wonderful place, friendly hosts.