During one of my solo bike rides from Chennai to Coorg, I took a detour to check out Wayanad and since Coorg is just a few hours by road from there, I decided to use the small town also for a layover. A quick search told me about the limited options this tourist location has and as I was all by myself, I didn’t mind taking a risk by choosing whatever has a decent rating. iCon Residency in Kalpetta had some really good reviews and in no time, I was in Kerala via Bangalore.
iCon Residency is located on National Highway 212. Though the direction on Google Maps is accurate, finding the place was quite a challenge as it’s located past a narrow street. The hotel looks brilliant from the outside in total contrast to the otherwise old town. There’s also a decent parking space. The basic room I opted for is small when compared to average rooms but for a solo traveller, it was cosy and perfect. The bed too was not exactly a double bed but something that’s a little larger than a single bed. I was glad that I had it all for me. The bathroom too is small but was very clean. I had to leave early the next day morning, so I couldn’t try what they had to offer for breakfast. The night before, there are many restaurants nearby and finding yummy Keralan food wasn’t tough at all. The staff were helpful with guiding me with routes to the nearest tourist destinations which are aplenty in this region. On the whole, it was quite a lovely experience at iCon Residency.
Address: CPI Office Road OPP HIMUP School, National Highway 212, Kalpetta, Kerala 673121
Contact no.: 073560 08208