Forest Resort Wayanad

A complete travel guide for your next trip to Wayanad


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.

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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.

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Best Time to Visit Wayanad

Wayanad is considered as the most outstanding holiday-maker in Kerala for its picturesque beauty, adventurous activities, and fantastic climate. Wayanad is a hill station with lush green forest, spice plantation, waterfalls, rare series of flora and fauna.  You can also find tribal groups and get to know more about their culture and lifestyle. Minimum 3 to 4 days jungle/ forest stay is needed to explore Wayanad and its magnificence to its best.


Wayanad has such an enchanting climate all through the year. March to May is considered as summer; even in the summer season also maximum temperature in Wayanad reaches to 34˚C. Type of weather will be pleasant with the cool breeze and this makes an ideal time for exploring the forest area compared to other spots.

From June to September is the real monsoon season with heavy winds and rainfalls. Being in the hills and forest terrain, Wayanad would be receiving higher rainfalls. The wildlife sanctuary won’t be spread out during monsoon months when it flexes out to be overly challenging to navigate vehicles through the slushy roads. Travelers come down to Wayanad even in June – July to experience the Monsoon in Wayanad. Exhilarating Monsoon Activities are there to draw the attention of tourist during the Monsoon season. If you are the person who enjoys rain and love nature, you will find Wayanad more beautiful and entertaining with the monsoon adventurous activities.

Soon after the monsoon, the beauty of Wayanad will be even more astounding with Blue Mountains, striking waterfalls, streams full of water, freshness and greenery everywhere. Most of the travelers love this time as the season is ideal for sightseeing, wildlife trips, video, and photography.

Winter season of Wayanad starts from November. Winters are really cool with the temperature reaching down to 10°C. Mornings and nights are very chilly and daytime it becomes little warmer.  Many vacationers like this climate. Best season for visiting Wayanad is from the mid of Sep to Mid of May. The period is ideal for exploring Wayanad and involving in other tourist activities.

Whatever season it is, LanternStay in Meppadi is the perfect resort to stay in Wayanad. Lanternstay is an ideal place to stay for all the season. For all the monsoon lovers, LanternStay is sited in the dense rainforest area of Wayanad and you will get more activities to enjoy the rain. If you are visiting after September, Lanternstay offers you treating in a lot of activities at the resort depending on your preference from bird watching, trekking, playing in the nearby stream to plantation tour. Lanternstay is the best Honeymoon resort to stay in Wayanad during the chilling winter time. Stay at Lanternstay will make a memorable experience for folks, couples, and backpackers looking to truly relax and enjoy nature at its best.

Get in touch with us at LanternStay today for knowing more special offers and discounts.

Enjoy the eternal vibes of Wayanad