Nestled in an area of extreme natural beauty, CGH Earth’s Wayanad Wild is ensconced in the rainforests of Lakkidi amidst the Western Ghats. Home to wild elephants, tigers, leopards, and a colourful array of birdlife. Interiors are drawn from nature: soft greens, exposed wood, and rooms include private balconies looking out across the forest. You won’t find any televisions or air-conditioning (you’re blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year) as with all CGH properties they are fastidious about the environment. There’s an inviting pool, enveloped by nature, and simple yet delicious Keralan meals are served on the dining terrace throughout the day. The chef has been at the property for over three decades so he knows how to rustle up the best local and seasonal produce. Jeep safaris can be arranged, but they recommend exploring on foot. From zip lining to bamboo rafting, cycling or tea-tasting, there are excellent local activities to be enjoyed.