Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tranquil, Wayanad.

I was going through some old photographs from a few years ago and was hit by a huge wave of nostalgia.
We had gone to Wayanad, Kerala for a holiday during the monsoons and stayed at a beautiful home-stay called Tranquil nestled in a private coffee plantation. The lush green surroundings with meticulously maintained garden, the hospitality of the family, homemade jams & jellies, the friendly dogs and those chilly evening conversations with amazing company left us feeling completely warm and fuzzy inside.
What I wanted to share with all of you is the fantastic variety of flora & fauna (eeks, sounds too technical;-) and how the indoor and outdoor spaces blend so beautifully into each other.
Raindrops drenching the bright red petals...
There was a gurgling stream inside the plantation!
A treehouse where we spent hours reading...
Peperomia(?) Plant lovers, help me here:-)
Flowers floating in traditional Kerala Urlis and stone mortar & pestle..
Floating cabbage varieties...
Lovely stand with natural garden accessories...
The open dining area surrounded by lush greenery.
Table set for breakfast, with home-made preserves and jams:-)
Plants curling themselves around pillars & pipes...
Magical chimes on display...
Anthoriums and other exotic plants line the outer wall...

Sigh* Hope all of you liked this Monsoon getaway!

Enjoy the rains.

( Images by Arch)

16 comments:

Rekha said...

Looks cozy and homely too...perfect any time getaway!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Archana,
Its just so lovely to have you post on your blog ... always looking forward to them.
Looks like a very inviting place ... all that green makes me a wee bit 'J' as well ... laying out the foundations of my tiny garden I feel like camping in the nursery till I have my fill ... :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Lovely post!...Kerala monsoon and a fantastic resort Archana!!...a visual bliss :)

CRIBME said...

Glad to see you back on the blog..been checking the website almost every day for updates!

Anupama Puneeth said...

lovely post Arch ! Glad you went back to check your old pics :-)
This place is so inviting ... the garden is so so beautiful ! lovely.

sugirtha said...

It's lovely!

Priya said...

Lovely getaway!! Beautiful pics...full of greenery. Esp love the stream and the lineup of pots both inside and outside :)

Preethi said...

Awesome.. I just love the pictures. Iam hit my nostalgia too.. Jus last weekend, we were in Wayanad and it was heaven. Kerala is undoubtedly a paradise. :)

Sum said...

Lovely!

Shalini said...

What a wonderful place it looks like. Love the idea of an open to nature dining room.

GB said...

Arch, It looks lovely! no wonder you're nostalgic....

LOVED the flora!!!...... :)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Awesome post!! beautiful place.. love the decorations .. a visual treat !!!

Deepa Raman said...

photography is simply too good...:)

AswathiBabu said...

Tempting images..wishing to visit the place..thanking you

Less is More said...

hi good day! nice post great place for an event .. thanks for the idea. i think that it is also perfect p to have a special events on a this . very impressive! . attraction of the plants and garden accessories such as garden spinners and other garden accessories . very nature theme . anyways thank you i hope to read more post from you . my friends gonna love this !

Aathira said...

The place looks heavenly... where you just walk around, read and enjoy an evening on drinks and chat!