Green Gates Hotel is ideally located on a hillock in Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad. An exquisite hotel with all comforts befitting a luxury hotel.
All our cottages & rooms are elegantly appointed that leave no room for disappointment. The in-house facilities include among many other things, swimming pool, a games parlor with pool table, table tennis, carrom, chess, darts ... etc., state-of-the-art fitness centre, an ayurvedic spa, children's play area, meticulously maintained lawn & garden. The service at the hotel is exceptional & unobtrusive.
Green Gates Hotel is the abode to the multi-cuisine - PAZHASSIRAJA - restaurant. Choose from a delectable range of Continental, Tandoori or authentic Kerala delicacies like appams, veg or lamb stew, puttu - kadala & you will savor them all. A pleasurable gastronomic experience awaits you all here.
Wayanad offers excellent scope for outdoor & adventure activities & Green Gates Hotel excel in these departments. Trekking or raft building or rafting or camping out at nights or rock-climbing & rappelling, we do them all. Our four professional guides cum trekkers will ensure with utmost care & attention that no mishap, however slight, happens to our esteemed adventure loving patrons during these daring activities. Green Gates can proudly claim that no Hotel or Resort here shows Wayanad better than us.
Wayanad is a hill station in North Kerala, a jewel in God’s Own Country - Kerala. Nature reigns here & is at its best. Wayanad literally means “the land of paddy fields.”
This land is rich in natural wonders, history & tradition. Its vast expanse of greenery, spice scented breeze, mist capped hills, salubrious climate & the hypnotizing beauty dazzle all visitors.
Scaling Edakkal caves & Chembra peak will delight all trekkers. Chembra peak, in particular, will dare all trekkers, a true trekker’s paradise.
Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake are few of the unblemished water spots in Wayanad. Rafting, boating, angling, swimming & exotic birds watching could all be done here.
Wayanad’s two wildlife sanctuaries - Tholpetty & Muthunga - share borders with Nagarahole, Bandipur & Mudumalai sanctuaries. These reserves are home to Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Gaurs, Sambas, Deers & many more. A true treat to our animal loving patrons.
Camping out at nights is another joyful option that will delight all our nature loving & adventurous patrons.
LEISURE OR ADVENTURE HOLIDAY, HEAD TO GREEN GATES HOTEL AT WAYANAD
Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India, was formed on November 1, 1980 as the 12th district by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m.
According to archaeological evidence, the Wayanad forests have been inhabited for more than three thousand years. Wayanad was originally ruled by Vedar kings. However, after a Kshatriya Prince (Raja of Kumbala), was captured and held hostage in Tirunelli by the Vedars, it was invaded and annexed by a combined force lead by the Raja of Kottayam and the Raja of Kurumbranad. The Vedar king (Arippan) was killed and most of his subjects were massacred. However, the Raja of Kumbala asked a Nair aristocrat, Nanthillath Nambiar to marry the daughter of the Vedar king, who had survived the massacre. Nambiar was appointed as the Moopil Nair of Veliyambam, where the surviving Vedars were resettled. It was decided that Wynad should be partitioned between Kottayam-Malabar and Kurumbranad. The Kottayam Raja was awarded North West Wynad and the Raja of Kurumbranad was awarded South East Wynad. As a result of disputes between them, the Kurumbranad Raja gave up his country to the Kottayam Raja, except for the palace and some landed properties. The Raja of Kottayam divided Wynad in to 10 Swaroopams (Naads) and appointed governors (Usually Nairs with the tile of Vazhunnor) to rule each one of them. These swaroopams were again divided into Chiefdoms, which were ruled by Moopil Nairs.
Senior Raja of Kurumbranadu helped the British in their fight against Tipu Sultan. Following Mysore's withdrawal, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (the head of western branch of the family) and the British parted their ways. And in 1799, after the fall of Tipu, the British took over Wayanad. Pazhassi Raja engaged in a prolonged guerrilla war with the British until he was killed in 1805. When the state of Kerala came into being in 1956, Wayanad was a part of Kannur district; later in 1957 south Wayanad was added to Kozhikode district and north Wayanad remained with Kannur district. By amalgamating north Wayanad and south Wayanad, the present Wayanad district came into being on the 1st November 1980 comprising of three taluks; Vythiry, Mananthavady, and Sulthan Bathery.