If you are a person who wishes to cover places in a particular area focusing on tribal heritage, I would recommend Wayanad as one of the best places where you could enjoy the culture of all kinds of people. The culture of Wayanad is mainly tribal-oriented but you could see a wide range of groups too. Now you could witness more about tribal culture in front of your eyes through the beautiful En Ooru / En Uru Tribal Village by the Government of Kerala in Wayanad.
Wayanad, the green paradise spread across 2131 sq. km is a home for many tribal groups, recently to showcase diverse tribal traditional knowledge and heritage a project named En Ooru / En Uru Tribal Village was set up jointly by the Tourism and Scheduled Tribe Development department in Lakkidi, Wayanad. This project enhances the tribal communities’ livelihood options and provides direct and indirect job opportunities for many people.
En Ooru Wayanad is the first tribal Village in Kerala and well-known similar types include Shilparamam at Hyderbad, Dakshina Chitra at Chennai, Auroville in Puduchery, etc. Set up with a cost of 10 crores on the hillock at Pookode in 25 acres of land En Ooru helps in enhancing the tourism scope of Wayanad and the tribal community development.
Highlights of En Uru
- Tribal Huts
- Open-air Theatre
The vast surrounding provides a complete and beautiful view of mountains. The cool breeze holds you in her hands and gives you a refreshing feel. We can feel as though we want to linger there for a while. The main attraction of this place is the Tribal huts covered with hay around 2 acres of land and 16 stalls that sell souvenirs, handicrafts of tribal artisans, etc.
An open-air theatre having a seating capacity for 300 people is another best part also, a felicitation center, and a warehouse for storing purposes. In addition to that, the two cafeterias and a Kudumbasree unit offering ethinic cuisines are other highlights here.
En Ooru tribal Village opens up a great option for Wayanad tourism. More camping events, tribal festivals, and food festivals are under planning to be conducted here in this captivating locale.
En Ooru Wayanad Fees and Services
Children ₹ 20/-
Adult ₹ 50/-
Shuttle Services: Jeep services are provided for the tourists (₹ 20 per head)
Parking facility: Private vehicles can be parked on the ground (parking area) near the Veterinary & Animal Science University.
How to reach En Ooru
En Uru is easily accessible from all locations and is even visible for the travelers once they pass through Vythiri- Bathery route.
The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport which is 75 km away. From the airport, buses or taxis are available for the tourists to En Ooru Tribal Village, Wayanad.
The nearest railway station is Calicut railway station which is 61 km from En Ooru. Private buses and taxis are available from here for the travelers.
The nearest bus station is Lakkidi Bus Stand which is 3.5 km from En Ooru. Buses from and to main towns and cities pass through this spot.
Resorts Near En Uru, Wayanad
1. The Cove Lakkidi - A Frame Villa
Just 3.6 km away from En Ooru The Cove Lakkidi by VOYE HOMES, a lovely A-framed villa located. This beautiful A-Frame Villa is also located near Chain Tree Temple, so close to ghat roads. This A-Frame Villa in Wayanad has four bedrooms with all modern amenities and small balconies with magnificent views.
Another feature of this A-frame Villa in Lakkidi is the internal hardwood frame and a feel-good atmosphere. The sounds of nature and the streams that flow along the frontage of this property provide a complete experience for those who stay here. Also, this Villa in Wayanad is pet friendly. It is in such a gorgeous setting that it provides tranquillity and peace to everyone’s thoughts.
Price starts from ₹ 5199
2. Vythiri Silver Mist Villa
VOYE HOMES Vythiri Silver Mist Villa is a private Villa, set in the backdrop of the Cherrapunji of Kerala, Lakkidi, Wayanad is just 4.8 km away from En Ooru Tribal Village. Set deep in the flourishing womb of tropical rainforest on the valleys of the Western Ghat mountains, alive with a piece of music of birds calling out, barking deer, the trumpeting of an elephant and so much more.
This Wayanad resort is easily reachable from the Lakkidi viewpoint and the Mountain View and forest valley from our cottage are eye-catching. Lakkidi is an excellent place for photographers, birdwatchers, and nature lovers.
It consists of 3 independent cottages with 1 king-size bedroom in each. At this Vythiri resort honeymoon villa, we ensure that you feel “at home”. The view of the mountains and the valley overlooking it from the balcony of these Pillar Cottages is enchanting!!!
The Silver Mist Villa – one of the amazing Vythiri resorts in Wayanad is the perfect place for an adventurous holiday or a relaxing vacation in the midst of lush green nature above the Western ghat road.
Price starts from ₹3499
3. Vythiri Village Resort
Vythiri Village Resort is just 6.3 km away from En Ooru Tribal Village. It is one of the best 5 star luxurious family resort in Vythiri, Wayanad. Set in the wilderness of Wayanad it offers a beautiful getaway for honeymoon couples. The hanging bridge over there is a highlight and nature walks through this area touches your soul. They have Deluxe, room, suite room, Cottage, and Pool Villa each having the best facilities and view. Also, the wellness facility provided by them include Ayurveda Treatment and Nawa Spa.
With the spectacular view and comfort, it is an ideal location for every event like weddings, conferences, get-togethers, etc. Other resorts in Wayanad offer the best view and location for conducting events
Prices starts from ₹ 8500
4. Upavan Resort
Closest to En Ooru Village, just 2.9 km is situated this beautiful property the Upavan Resort. Away from the crowd into a lavish lush greenery resort with a beautiful view brings real happiness and a lovely moment. A stay here with your loved one can be a memorable one.
With all modern amenities, this 3-star hotel has Classic rooms, Honeymoon nests, and Woodside luxury rooms. In addition to this a Swimming Pool, Ayurvedic Spa, Conference Hall, and indoor games are other facilities available here. Here in the shades of woods enjoying a peaceful day, viewing the sunrise of Wayanad from the balcony gives us an everlasting memory.
Prices starts from ₹ 3000
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