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Tourism in Wayanad: The New Heaven of Coffee-Tea Tourism and Coffee Art in Wayanad.

Our dreams are always full of heaven. What will be our feelings if the heaven is a garden of coffee and tea? The aroma of strong, bubbling coffee and the scent of green tea will carry you to another dream world. Coffee and tea requires salubrious climate for cultivation. You have all the ambience of heaven in a coffee-tea region. Try once and you will never forget it. There is enough for you in Wayanad if you want to taste this dream in this life itself.

Wayanad is the coffee-tea heaven of God’s Own Country, the tourist brand name of Kerala state-the tiny strip of land, locked in between the Arabian Sea and the highlands of Western Ghat forest/Nilgiri Biosphere, in the Southern tip of India. Kerala’s natural beauty made it one of the 50 Must-See tourist destinations of the world selected by National Geographic. The wealth of biodiversity gave Western Ghats its entry into the list of world’s most important 25 Biodiversity Hotspots. In Wayanad, a focal point of Western Ghats, physical and biological diversity, forests and wildlife, coffee and tea, spices, hills, waterfalls, rivers, peaks, farms, plantations, pilgrim centres and cultural diversities offers you a true heavenly experience.

Coffee is like air in Wayanad. It is cultivated in every village in Wayanad district, either in large plantations or small holdings. There is no house in Wayanad without coffee in the backyard. Coffee is the mainstay in Wayanad’s economy. Coffee is cultivated in 75,057 ha in Kerala, of which 66, 999 ha is in Wayanad. Coffee helped to maintain the green diversity because it requires good shade. The shade trees host pepper and many vegetables, apart from becoming a good long term asset, economically and environmentally. Coffee shrub gap provides space for various vegetables such as yams, beans and banana. A coffee estate is a real treat to eyes with its multi crop richness and plant diversity. In Wayanad, the traditional Coffee Arabica variety is preferred by majority of growers and only small area is under new varieties such as Coffee Robusta.

Tea is a different cup in Wayanad as elsewhere. It needs sun shine without shade. But tea estates offer a great sight: the panorama of green bed, especially when looked from a distance. Some areas in Wayanad looks like a vast ocean of green in zigzags with tea all over the contours of hills. Tea is cultivated in 6049 ha in Wayanad.

In Wayanad, coffee and tea are making a revolution away from the cup. They are prime movers of booming tourism in Wayanad. Many coffee estates and tea plantations have turned into tourism, offering unique experience of living among and learning about coffee and tea to tourists. The developed world drinks so much of coffee and tea but majority of people living in the developed countries (also those living even in India away from the coffee-tea highlands) are not familiar with coffee and tea story; from seed to plant, and from flowers to beans and powder of coffee, and seed to plant and leaf to dust story of tea. This is the USP of coffee-tea tourism in Wayanad.

Yet another coffee revolution in Wayanad is the coffee art. Coffee craft is booming along with coffee-tea tourism in Wayanad. Old coffee plants are pulled out with root and they offer unique shapes naturally. Beautiful artistic materials emerge from coffee stems and roots in the hands of craftsmen and craftswomen. Naturally, tourists will be interested to buy them as a piece of memory of their heavenly holiday among coffee and tea in Wayanad.

In Wayanad, nature offers all the attractions for gaining high ground in responsible eco tourism, health tourism, wildlife tourism, adventure tourism, plantation tourism, farm tourism, agriculture tourism and cultural tourism. There are enviable wildlife reserves, large extend of forest areas, beautiful waterfalls, rivers, reservoirs, challenging peaks and rock formations, truly traditional Ayurvedic health centres, shamanic/tribal medicine centres, archaeological relics, unique pilgrim centres of Hindu, Christian, Muslim and many unique Tribal groups and beautiful spice gardens in Wayanad. Coffee and Tea give a different taste and joy to tourists in Wayanad and they can go back with rich memories of living in a corner of the world with highest diversity of people, plants and animals. The Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad with 2 divisions (South: Muthanga; North: Tholpetty) offers unique adventures of wildlife tourism with opportunity to see herds of elephants, tigers and other big cats, varieties of deer, and many other friends of the wild. Even you can witness the rare elephant congregation during February-April in the Kabani River shores inside the Tholpetty division of the Sanctuary. Major wildlife areas and tourist destinations of Karnataka (Rajiv Gandhi/Nagahole National Park, Bandipur, Mysore and Bangalore) and of Tamil Nadu (Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Queen of Hill Stations-Ooty/Udagamandalam) are in Wayanad’s close proximity. Tourists holidaying in Wayanad can carry home high quality coffee and tea, plain or spiced, coffee craft materials, spices (cardamom, pepper, vanilla etc), unique Ayurvedic herbs etc. In Wayanad, there are exclusive scented hill rice varieties called Gandhakasaala and Jeerakasaala, which are as sweet smelling, tasty and medicinal as Basumati varieties. Those who prefer organic farm and plantation products and would like to have organic holidaying, there is good news in Wayanad because many farms and plantations are already on the organic path. Be in Wayanad for your holidaying and see God’s Own Country’s yet another heavenly corner. It would not drain your pockets irrationally because the rates are competitive and the people in Wayanad are very friendly and reliable with the acclaimed hill people’s true homely hospitality.

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