Sultan's Battery

The town of Sultan’s Battery is situated 900m above sea-level right in the heart of the beautiful Western Ghats and within the Waynad coffee, cardamom and vanilla growing region. Sultan’s Battery was also once a military outpost and Tipu Sultan built a fort here in the 18th century. The town is home to two lovely homestay properties – the secluded plantation bungalow of Tranquil which is located on the Kuppamudi Coffee Estate and Amaryllis which has arguably one of the region’s finest views from its veranda. There is some excellent walking in and around Sultan’s Battery, more adventurous trekking including to Chembra Peak and a nearby 9th century Jain Temple that can be visited. The bird-watching is also very good and there are a number or wildlife parks within driving distance of the town.

Suggested Journeys for Sultan's Battery

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

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