Wayanad is a place in Kerala, cuddled between the Western Ghats Mountains that offer complete tranquillity and attractiveness. The scenic view of Wayanad is mesmerizing with crowned hills, dense forests, green estates, stunning waterfalls, serene lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, historical monuments and native tribes. The place is the combination of wilderness, culture, and history with enthralling beauty overloaded. All these magnetism attracts more and more visitors every year.
Places to visit in Wayanad
Wayanad which is positioned on the south of Deccan Plateau is outstandingly a scenic place. It consists of Asia’s second largest earth dam, the Banasura Sagar dam. It entails with scenic lakes like Pookode Lake, Karalad Lake, striking waterfalls like Soochipara, Meenmutty, Kanthanpara and Chethalayam waterfalls. It also has historical important places like Edakkal caves, ancient Jain temples and Thirunnelli temple which is situated in a picturesque location. Kuruva island is a must see place in Wayanad with the riverine ecosystem. Wayanad is enclosed with wildlife sanctuaries like Muthanga and Tholpetty with lush green forests and rich wildlife. For adventure seekers Chembra Peak, Pakshipathalam are the must visit places.
Wayanad is an impeccable place for nature and adventure lovers. The place has spellbinding tales of the historic times and civilizations. Wildlife sanctuaries with exotic wildlife attract the wildlife. Sightseeing and plantation tour to vanilla, cardamom, coffee, tea, pepper estates are also a good choice. Wayanad offers a varied number of activities to indulge in – from trekking, camping, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, rock climbing, boating, and swimming. Trekking to Chembra peak or Pakshipathalam and camping there will also be unforgettable experiences.
Best time to visit Wayanad
The climate of Wayanad is cool and pleasant throughout the year. October to February is the best time to visit Wayanad to enjoy the extra chilliness. It is the pleasant climate and attractions that entice thousands of visitors every year to Wayanad.
Places to stay at Wayanad
You can find so many resorts to suit every budget and price ranges from home stay to cottage, tree house stay of top star hotels/resorts with plentiful facilities. If you are looking for a place to stay where you can enjoy the nature and its wilderness to its fullest, Lanternstay – the jungle resort in Wayanad is a good shot. It is the place where you can relax or engage in activities provided by the resort from nature walks, explorations, guided plantation tours, bird watching to trekking and swimming in the stream running through the property. It is truly an adventure resort for those who love the great outdoors and are looking for some excitement and adventurous activities.
How to reach
By air: The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode, is about 75 km from Kalpetta and 100 km from Wayanad.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Kozhikode, which is nearly 100 km away.
By Road: Wayanad is accessible from Calicut, Kannur, Mysore, Bangalore and Ooty. KSRTC run buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, and Kochi to Wayanad. Private deluxe buses also ply from Bengaluru, Chennai, and Thiruvananthapuram up to Kozhikode.