A picture-perfect resort across its 10 acres in the northern plateaued reaches of Kerala, Taj Wayanad looks out into 270 degree-views of the stunning expanse of Banasura Lake and its forested hills. With mindfulness, wellness and nature respectfully woven around it, this gorgeous resort, designed around its topography is an inimitable earth-friendly experience in God’s own country.
Sinuous avenues lead you to the resort perched on a peninsular hill with sweeping views of the lake and lush forest corridors of Wayanad. The hilly greens, still but vibrant, complement the pristine lake, ever-changing with the moods of the skies. Waterfront villas & cottages, view-first rooms, carpeted vegetation, and an idyllic air are what captivate you first. But then, as you peel away the layers, you will discover a strong sense of purpose that guides every experience at this resort.
Sensitive architecture, locally sourced materials that include bamboo, natural stones, timber and Kannur terracotta, and a vernacular design informed by North Kerala’s heritage, come alive with plenty of natural daylight. Stroll around and you will make acquaintance with tropical fruit trees, tender coconut, tall Jambus, Areca Palms and Jackfruit or get greeted by the Canna Lilies, Morning Glory, and indigenous flora characteristic of the western ghats.
For gourmands, Taj Wayanad promises meals with a view. Indulge in the delicacies of the four southern states at the Southern Spice; or embrace the world with multi-cuisine All-Day Dining options at Shamiana; better yet, survey the aquatic expanse from our maritime-themed bar, Bar Lounge, with signature cocktails. If you feel outdoorsy, step out into the Tropics, the pool-side Bar and Grill. And for views, sit anywhere.
Wellness-seekers have much to revel in. This includes a 650m promenade that winds around the fringes of the lake, a 25m infinity pool, restful lake-side benches, a stunning Yoga deck, the J Wellness Circle with its signature therapies and Ayurveda.
The experiences at Taj Wayanad stay in character, rich in heritage and mindful. Take your pick from interpretive village visits, nature trails, cycling tours, conscious cooking at the grill, cultural masterclasses and meeting local craftsmen. All of this, when not admiring the unique mural story of Wayanad, relaxing near the mini-waterfall, or simply becalming with the lake.
Engulfed by nature’s bounty, celebrating earth, sky and water, this picture-perfect sanctuary aligns the mind, body, and soul.
Tasteful and thoughtfully designed, these 32 sq mt rooms, with artfully crafted balconies that overlook the placid Banasura Lake and Hills from an enviable height, imbue a sense of clarity. The interiors are contemporary yet mindful of Kerala’s heritage, with extensive use of wood, stone, and terracotta. Located in the main building, the Superior Rooms offer easy access to the restaurants and lobby, which are designed to help you revel in the outdoors and the self. Creature comforts include a 55-inch smart TV & digital connectivity that make the welcome warm.
Located close to the waterfall area on premise and our yoga pavilion, this 28 sq m cottage sits on a terraced landscape with horticulture that stays deliberately indigenous, with reverse-sloped roofs ensuring enviable views from every spot; as you laze in your carefully crafted room, the region’s vernacular architecture apparent in the structure and detailing, gaze into the beyond, the hilly greens and rippling lake, just within reach from the comfort of your bed. Step out into your personal porch, lined by verdurous hedges, to breathe in the sights and sounds of the atmos, the cool breeze accompanying your thoughts as you reminisce, detach, read, or indulge in casual conversation on rope-chairs - the epitome of seated mindful comfort. Complete with premium amenities and a view to inspire, this cottage promises a stay to remember.
Elevated living, inspired by Kerala’s culture, await you at our Premium Cottages, respectfully envisioned on stilts to flow with the steep landscape. The rooms open out to stunning views while the all-wood balcony, extensive yet intimate, brings you closer to the uninterrupted expanse of trees, Banasura Lake, and hills, the sounds of the waves and rustling leaves a welcome melody. Ideal for writing, lounging, contemplating, or doing absolutely nothing. Located on the southern side, these 31 square metre cottages take the local inspiration a notch higher with cottage-style conical roofs, woodwork and bamboo details, while housing premium amenities. To top it off, easy access to the 650m promenade ensures that every walk is a breathtaking one. A true blend of heritage, mindfulness, and aesthetics.
Revel in the changing moods of the sky, the lullaby of the lake, and the path of the sun in this thoughtfully designed waterfront villa. Located on the lower tiers of the resort’s terraced landscape, the Luxury Villa’s spacious 62 square metres are in close proximity to the lake-front. Every room here has a view to enable you to de-stress, wherever you are - as you relax recumbent on the bed or as you indulge in a sensorial bath, the hills and lake visible from the tub. A mixed bag of porches and balconies, these expansive villas are architected with strong vernacular influences, sloped roofs, open-to-sky deck, an extensive balcony, and a private garden area, making them ideal for luxurious family getaways, romantic hideaways, or just mindful solitary travel.
Woodwork, terracotta, subtle hues, open spaces, and mindful design are a tribute to Kerala’s heritage in our Grand Luxury Villa. A spacious and tastefully designed bedroom, a separate living area, dining table for private celebrations, an open to sky deck, bathtub with stunning views of the Banasura Lake and an inviting outdoor plunge pool, accessible via all rooms, including the bathroom, makes this villa a confluence of earth, skies and water across its 69 square meters. The experience, in a word, is immersive. Creature comforts that include a 55-inch smart TV & digital connectivity keep you charmed, while the environs and thoughtfully designed spaces help you rediscover the luxury of being.
Mind, body, and soul connect as you embrace the vast serenity of our 254 sq mt Presidential Villa. Located at the corner of the resort to give you ringside views of the Banasura Lake and Hills, it is deliberately designed to indulge your senses. The entrance is reminiscent of old Kerala architecture and leads to a short path, flanked on one side by a thoughtful open sit-out and on the other with a trail to the kitchen. A thoughtfully appointed living-cum-dining room welcomes you within, wooden windows opening into the intimate sit-out. Luxuriate with two impeccably crafted bedrooms and bathrooms with tubs, all leading to your private deck – one that inspires introspection, while the adjacent infinity plunge pool coaxes you to relax and a manicured lawn presents a picture-perfect space for chatter. The earthy, vernacular design with colonial influences is set against a backdrop of greens and blues, the sound of the waves, wind, and leaves adding to the ambience. Materials used remain local and earth-friendly. A personal butler, pantry room, a private ensuite treatment room make you the centre of their attentive universe.