Kurava Island Living Tapestry: Tribes, Wildlife, and Responsible Tourism Unite.Welcome to our 5-star Luxury Habitat in the untamed wilderness. Here, amidst the Kurava Island forests, we embrace the natural harmony of tribal life, sustainable farming, and the wild. Our immersive programs delve into the forest's secrets and centuries-old indigenous traditions. We seek responsible guests who treasure nature's gifts and vow to be silent observers, protecting this precious life
Kuruvadweep, spanning 950 pristine acres, teems with diverse flora and fauna, including rare species. Raft through its meandering streams for a mesmerizing experience. A tranquil nature walk on this uninhabited island rejuvenates. Being ecologically fragile, adhere to forest guides' guidelines to preserve this enchanting ecosystem
Forest department trips offer a close encounter with wildlife – herds of giant elephants, occasional tigers, and more. Follow forest guides' rules for a safe and thrilling adventure.
The tribal communities in Wayanad comprise various groups, including Kurumas, Kurichyas, Paniyas, Kattunaikkans, and more. These distinct tribal clans each have their own unique traditions and cultures. Wayanad is truly blessed with the richness of these cultures, alongside its diverse wildlife and rivers like the Kabini. The knowledge and practices that these tribes have preserved through generations, their deep reverence for nature, and their unique way of life offer a profound and enlightening experience that we should strive to understand and respect.
"Panam Keni" is a unique type of well traditionally used by the Kuruma Hamlets, the native tribes of Wayanad. These wells ,which are hardly 4 feet ,showcase the ancient wisdom and knowledge of these tribes in identifying and preserving perennial water sources. Visitors should be aware that "Kenis "are considered sacred, and it's essential not to wear footwear near them. It's best to keep a respectful distance and appreciate the profound knowledge of our tribal communities
The tribal communities possess a deep understanding of various medicinal plants and their applications. Locations like Kuruva Deep and the surrounding forests are rich in such plant diversity. In the past, these tribes primarily relied on their extensive knowledge of these rare plants to treat a wide range of ailments and health conditions.
Responsible forest tourism entails staying on designated trails, respecting wildlife, avoiding picking plants, adhering to fire regulations, maintaining a low noise level, complying with permits, and minimizing environmental impact.
The tribes of this place have a rich history. The Kurichiya and Kuruma tribes played pivotal roles in guerrilla warfare, aiding Pazhassi Raja in his battle against the British. These tribal communities actively contribute to forest conservation societies and provide guidance for forest-related activities.
Forest guides lead us on a wild exploration, a timeless journey disconnected from the world, where we journey back to nature