Located in Thalipuzha, Vythiri, Wayanad, Kerala, South India, the Green Magic Nature Resort is nestled among 500 acres of tropical rainforest among coffee, tea, cardamom and pepper plantations. This dedicated eco-lodge — handcrafted from local materials by local artisans — features several tree houses rising 90+ feet above the forest floor. Built in giant banyan trees, access to the tree houses is via indigenous elevator: made of cane, the elevator rises and lowers in conjunction with a water counter-weight. Hope your bags are small.
Though the facilities are somewhat basic, the tree houses feature double beds with an attached bathroom that overlooks the canopy and features glorious sunsets. Food is prepared from fruits and veggies grown in an organic farm without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Want to know more about this all-natural getaway in remote India? Check out Palm Land Tours or read the trip report in Travel Intelligence, which also has a small photo gallery. For more images, check out redjar’s Flickr set.