A walk in the woods is indeed a fun way of spending your weekend or holiday, but as it turns out, it may have health benefits that surpass what you expect. In Japan for example, the practice of Shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” is a practice observed by many.

At Shola Shack all you have to do is ‘nothing’. Just sit back, soak-in the wilderness and enjoy nature’s show.

We have set our base, next to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, on a few acres of Shola grassland and a patch of Shola forest on rolling hills of the Western Ghats in Wayanad. Beyond the horizon the vista opens to fold upon fold of Shola forest and grassland habitat, disappearing into the mists of the Brahmagiri range that stretches across the border to Irupu in Karnataka. The ranges of Iritty stand silhouetted in the distance as the sun sinks in the west.

A holiday that exposes the individual to a new way of thinking, a chance to appreciate the local fauna and flora and to be part of an experiment that redefines the meaning of a community living in harmony with nature.

A rustic ambience with few creature comforts that allows one to connect with nature with few of the distractions of a consumptive urban world. A panacea for the pressures and stressors there in.