Fringe Ford is an 8 bedroom bungalow surrounded by a 520 acre rain forest that takes you far, far away from civilization. As you enter the forest, you will hear the sound of flowing water, and you turn a corner to see a fresh natural waterfall and 27 streams, some of which are perennial and criss-cross the property. 2 waterfalls are also just a walk away. The Nilgiri range traps the generous doses of rainfall that it gets, and tunnels it into perennial streams that run throughout the year. Kabini, the tributary of the river Cauvery, begins its journey from Fringe Ford, as well. If you want to experience nature at its truest, minus even cell phone signals, this is the place for you. Flora, fauna and wild life aplenty await you.
Summer- Min 22°C, Max 37°C
Winter- Min 17°C, Max 32°C
Best time to visit: September-May
By Air: Calicut Airport (116 km, 3 hrs)
By Rail: Calicut Railway Station (97 km, 2 1/2 hrs
By Road: Calicut (112 km, 2 3/4 hrs)
THINGS TO DO
Bandipur National Park-Originally the hunting grounds to the Mysore royalty, Bandipur is now a tiger reserve that harbours a number of India’s protected species. The 14th-century Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple offers birds- eye views from the highest point in the national park.
Edakkal Caves- Want to see how our ancestors lived? Edakkal Caves is considered one of the earliest centres of human society beginning 7000 yrs ago. The carvings belonging to the Neolithic and Mesolithic ages depict ancient weapons, animals and humans.
Tholpetty Wildlife Park- Very few places in India can boast the natural splendour of the Wayanad District and the same goes for the Tholpetty Wildlife Park, which lies with its borders. The endless greenery of tropical rainforests provide ample cover for its wildlife.