Hiliya Resort Wayanad: Hiliya Resort Heritage bungalow
Whatever is the nature of your trip, be it study or research, relaxation or just sight-seeing we at the Hiliya Resorts are able to provide you an enjoyable stay in nature’s own garden and a Kerala life style.

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Wayanad Trails- The Great Adventure
1. Chembra Peak
At 2100 metres, the spectacular Chembra Peak located towards the southern part of Wayanad is the tallest summit in the region. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavour and would take a full day.The surrounding areas offer exceptional photo opportunities. Camping on the peak is an unforgettable experience
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 39Kms
2. Neelimala View Point:
Neelimala is an excellent venue for trekking with lots of stimulating trails. The summit of this hill affords a great view of the cascading Meenmutty falls and the beautiful valley in its foreground.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 38Kms

3. Meenmutty Falls:
An interesting 2km jungle trek off the main Ooty road, Meenmutty is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. A unique feature is that water drops about 300 metres over three stages.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 40Kms

4. Chethalayam Falls:
Chethalayam is one of Wayanad’s smaller waterfalls. It’s surroundings offer a number of vantage points for bird watching. It is also popular with trekking enthusiasts.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 24Kms

5. Pakshipathalam:
Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of more than 1700mtrs, Pakshipathalam is a formation of large boulders, some as tall as two storey buildings! The deep caves found here are home to wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants. The journey involves an arduous 7km trek through thick forest commencing at Thirunelli. (Special permission required from the DFO – North Wayanad at Mananthavady).
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 60 Kms

6. Banasura Sagar Dam:
Considered to be the largest earth dam in India, the Banasura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura peak. A quaint feature is a series of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 46 Kms


1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Muthanga
Spread over a vast area, Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Located 18kms east of Sultan Bathery, it is a rain forest reserve connected to two major sanctuaries.
Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamilnadu (TN)
The vegetation is predominantly moist deciduous forest with smaller stretches of swamps, teak forests, bamboo and tall grass. Amidst such fertile and varied flora, this region hosts several rare herbs and medicinal plants.

With numerous watering holes, Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms, and has been declared a Project Elephant site. Other animals species include Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur and Slender Loris. The reserve is also home to a small population of Tigers. In addition, there is also a profusion of birds, butterflies and insects.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 39 Kms

2. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Tholpetty:
Situated along the northern ridge of Wayanad (bordering Coorg district of Karnataka) Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna. The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is between Nov. and May.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 48 Kms


1. Jain Temple- Sultan Bathery
This temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important for centre for commercial activity and eventually as a battery (ammunition store) for Tipu Sultan’s marching armies.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 12 Kms

2. Edakkal caves:
An interesting trek up the Ambukuthi Hill near Ambalavayal town takes you to the fascinating neolithic cave site of Edakkal. Etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide.
With at least three distinct sets of petroglyphs, the earliest thought to date back over 3000 years, it is assumed that the Edakkal caves had been inhabited at various stages in history.
An interesting attraction close by is a telescope installed a few feet from the caves that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding country
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 26 Kms

3. Wayanad Heritage Museum
Located in the town of Ambalavayal, this museum is home to an interesting collection of artefacts that shed light on the history, culture and heritage of the Wayanad region. These include headgear, weapons, pottery and various objects associated with tribal life. A series of pictorial rock edicts referred to as Hero Stones, memorialise a bygone age of valiant warriors.
Adjoining the museum is a small theatre where you can watch a multimedia presentation on Wayanad.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 19 Kms

4. Muniyara
Excavations at various points around the foot of the Ambukuthi Hill have unearthed a distinctive series of ancient burial vaults commonly called Muniyaras. Remnants of Stone Age tools and pottery found within these cellars are now displayed at the Wayanad Heritage Museum, Ambalavayal.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 19 Kms

5. Uravu
Uravu is a charitable trust that works in the area of indigenous sciences and technology. They run a successful bamboo crafts design and production centre along with a bamboo nursery.
Uravu has a whole range of functional and decorative products created out of this wonderful material found so abundantly in Wayanad.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 23 Kms

6. Chain Tree
This large Ficus tree, bound by a prominent chain is the source of a dramatic local legend.
As the tale goes, an Adivasi youth named Karinthandan was instrumental in guiding a British Engineer through the difficult mountain terrain into Wayanad. Eager to take credit for the discovery the engineer conveniently killed his guide, whose soul, according to the legend, constantly haunted subsequent travellers. It is further believed that a priest chained the troublesome spirit onto this tree.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 39 Kms

7. Pallikkunnu church
Dedicated to the Lourdes Matha, Pallikkunnu Church was established in 1905 at the initiative of a French missionary Fr. Jeffrine.
An interesting aspect of this church is that it has several rituals and practices similar to those prevalent in Hindu temples. The annual two-week Perunnal festival in early February draws large throngs of devotees from other parts of kerala, as well as outside.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 19 Kms

8. Korome Mosque
This nearly 300-year-old mosque is built in traditional Kerala style with extensive wood carvings. Originally built by the local Nair gently, Korome Mosque to this day is seen as a sterling example of communal amity. The annual Uroos festivities draw participants from all communities.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 33 Kms

9. Paingatteri Agraharam
This is a settlement of Tamil Brahmins organised in the classic architectural typology of rows houses. Their ancestors are believed to have come from Thanjavur in Tamilnadu principally as cook to the royal household of the Kottayam dynasty.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 31 Kms

10. Pazhassi Raja’s Tomb
Pazhassi Raja, a scion of the Kottayam royal family was one of the earliest to strike the banner of revolt against British overlordship in this part of India.
Taking refuge in the Wayanad hills, he restored to classic techniques of guerrilla warfare against superior British forces. He remained successful for a remarkably long period until finally the English brought in heavy reinforcements from Madras and Bombay.
This Lion of Kerala was downed in a ferocious encounter that took place at Mavilanthode in the last days of 1805. Pazhassi’s tomb marks the point where he was cremated.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 23 Kms

11. Valliyoor Temple
This temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess, manifest in the three principal forms of Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga is an important place of worship for the tribal communities in Wayanad. The annual 15 day festival is in Mar / Apr.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 19 Kms

12. Seetha Lava-Kusha Temple
This is the only known temple dedicated to Lava and Kusha, the sons of Lord Rama. Local legends connect this region with many important episodes from the Ramayana. As the favoured shrine of the Pazhassi Raja, this temple has traditionally permitted entry to devotees from all faiths.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 37 Kms

13. Thrissilery Shiva Temple
This stunning temple of rather perfect architectural proportions, is inextricably linked with the Vishnu temple at Thirunelli. It is believed that the performance of ancestral rites at Thiruneli remain unfinished unless followed by offerings at this temple.
Within the premises there is also a shrine devoted to Jala Durga, believed to have been installed by no less a personage than the legendary Parasurama.
There are many myths connected with the temple tank here, which curiously enough never dries up!
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 34 Kms

14. Thirunelli Temple:
Nestled amidst mountains and forests, the ancient riverside temple of Thirunelli is a fine specimen of classical Kerala temple architecture.
Legend has it that this temple was dedicated by the creator, Lord Brahma to propitiate the preserver, Lord Vishnu. The idol is in the form of Chathurbhuja.
Often referred to as Dakshina Kasi ( the Kasi of the south), this temple draws pilgrims from all over, primarily for ancestral rites.
The two main festivals here are in April and August/September.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 53 Kms

15. Papanasini, Thirunelli
A short walk from Thirunelli temple is the clear mountain spring known as Papanasini. A ritual dip here is believed to wash one away of all worldly sins.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 53 Kms

16. Jain Temples (Ruined)
A part from the sultan Bathery temple, there are other significant Jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthenangadi are the best known of these. With their beautifully carved pillars now partly ruined, and the area rather derelict, these sites exude a peculiar air of mystery.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 7 Kms


1. Pookote lake:
Set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by evergreen forests and wooded hills, Pookote is one of Wayanad’s top visitors draws. This natural lake near Lakkidi is just a short distance off the National Highway 212.
It has been developed as a recreational centre having boating facilities, children’s park, shop for souvenirs and spices, and a fresh water aquarium. Replete with a café and restaurant, this is a good setting for day outings with family.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 37 Kms

2. Sentinental Rock Falls
Locally known as Soochipara, this is a very popular leisure destination. While younger visitors love to romp in the pool formed the foot of the fall, the more restrained can have equally good fun just taking in the scenery.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 45 Kms

3. Kanthanpara Falls
Relatively smaller than Sentinel Rock, and rather less frequented, Kanthanpara and its surroundings are nonetheless very pleasant. An easy hike away from the main road. It’s perfect for picnics.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 35 Kms

4. Sunrise Valley
As the name indicates, Sunrise valley is a great place to watch the rising and setting sun set amidst dramatic mountain scenery. The place also offers a panoramic view of the valley beneath with the River Chaliyar meandering along gracefully.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 32 Kms

The Regional Agricultural Research Station located in Ambalavayal town is part of the Kerala Agricultural University. This station conducts research on spices, tropical and sub tropical fruits, vegetables and hill paddy. RARS also has a nursery with a large collection of rare roses and ornamental plants. Visitors can purchase seeds and saplings at the sales Counter.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 22 Kms

6. Phantom Rock
Located close to Ambalavayal town, Phantom Rock; named so because of its skull head shape, is locally called Cheengeri Mala. The immediate surroundings offer excellent photo opportunities.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 16 Kms

7. Karapuzha Dam
This is large irrigation based dam site is set amidst picturesque surroundings. It is another fine venue for picnics.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 41 Kms

8. Pazhassi Park
A good recreational site, Pazhassi Park, has a children’s play area and boating facilities set on the Mananthavady river.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 24 Kms

9. Kuruva Island
The Kuruva Island with 950 acres of evergreen forest lies on one of the tributaries of the River Kabini. This calm and peaceful island is home to a variety of birds, butterflies and orchids.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 20 Kms

10. Karaland lake
A 7-acre lake with a charming grove surrounding it, Karalad is now being developed as a recreational park with facilities for boating and angling.
Distance from Hiliya Resort : 38 Kms



A beautiful b&b home stay set in acres of organic farm

Hiliya Resort Homestay, a jewel in the bed and breakfast tourism of Kerala is situated in the heart of Wayanad district. Wayanad is one of the hill stations in “God’s own country”, Kerala.
Hiliya Resort Homestay, a traditional heritage bungalow is on the banks of a small river across a tropical forest with abundant wildlife. Come to the pristine land, here is the pearl Hiliya in the midst of acres of beautiful organic farm with native fauna and flora. You can call it a farmstay, a homestay, heritage bungalow or whatever you like. But our piece of heaven is the perfect place to unwind. It is all there for you to see, the butterflies, birds like myna, woodpecker, the roaming bees amidst the eye catching scenery. You will enjoy the peace and tranquility, homely food and personal attention.

We are promoting ecotourism. Stay in Hiliya helps to create an awareness of organic farming along with the importance of preserving our natural resources. It will inspire you in working with nature. It will give an insight to the environmental advantages of organic farming.

Be assured we will do all, we can, to make your stay a relaxing and enjoyable one. Come and stretch out, unravel and unwind at Hiliya Resort Home stay.


Hiliya Resort Bed and Breakfast is a real experience to stay in a seventy five years old Kerala style heritage Bungalow and tree house surrounded by acres of organic farm with spices and fruit trees. The farm, situated on a river bank, grows cardamom, vanilla, coffee, pepper, ginger, turmeric, coconut, areca nut, rubber, banana, mango, jack fruit, vegetables etc. Across the river is a tropical forest with wild life, animals, birds and a wide spectrum of flora fauna.

Accommodation is provided in family suite, deluxe room, dormitory or tree house to the choice of the customer subject to availability. Traditional Kerala style menu prepared from organic farm grown products is an added attraction.
Unearth here a new meaning for holidaying. Enjoy a smoke free ecofriendly accommodation. Just one visit and you are sure to come back time after time. At Hiliya, by actualizing renowned traditional Malabar hospitality, we see to it that your stay with us is unforgettable.
Hiliya Offers:
• Family suites
• Deluxe rooms
• Dormitories
• Tree huts


As our home stay is set in an organic farm, guest can enjoy a morning walk in the farm, can participate in farming activities. As we practice mixed farming and intercropping, Hiliya is busy in every season with one or other activities. Rubber tapping, coffee plucking, pruning, pollinating vanilla flowers, manuring, weed clearing are all there to give our guest a taste of rural life.

Guest can enjoy the scenic beauty of tropical forest across the river from the bungalow or enjoy trekking in the forest. Sit and relax in the river shore bamboo benches and enjoy fishing or listening to the bird’s songs or the quarrels of our little ancestors. Even you have bellyful unhappiness you can forget them completely.
In the evenings can spend time by playing badminton in the courtyard or other indoor games or watching TV. We greatly welcome our guest to participate in cooking and have pleasure to share our flavors and traditions.

Services Offered

Pick up:
Hiliya Resort home stay is easily accessible by land and air. Nearest airports are Cochin, Bangalore and Calicut. We are there to pick you from the airports or railway stations or bus stations
We provide Pick up from Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Calicut airports, railway stations and Bus stands or from specified locations.
Room service: 6Am to 11Pm
Ayurvedic massage : By arrangement with a nearby ayurvaedic massage and treatment center

Policies & Restrictions

No restirctions

Rates & Availability

Rates per night per person:

Deluxe double ensuit: US$ 35
Standard double ensuit: US$ 25
Family suit: US$22


Hiliya Resort is situated at the middle of Wayanad District, just 15 Kms from Sultan Bathery on NH 212 on Calicut- Bangalore Highway.

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Business Facilities
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access

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  • Breakfast - Free
  • Children's Area
  • Laundry Available
  • Parking - Available
  • Parking - Free
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service - 24 Hours
  • Room Service - Available
  • Shuttle Service - Available

    Leisure Amenities
    • Massages
    • Swimming Pool

    Room Amenities
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • High Speed Internet
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Telephone
    • Television

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