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Places to Visit in wayanad

Nestled in the mountains of the Western Ghats in Kerala, Wayanad is known for its pristine forests and diverse wildlife. Further, Wayanad maintains many tourist attractions, ranging from ancient caves to pilgrimage points. Located at a distance of 76 km from Kozhikode, the place is surrounded by mist-capped mountains and the green valley. Also, the blue water lakes are nothing short of the cherry on the cake.

Besides, Wayanad is known for hosting a rich flora and fauna. Interestingly, blue-beard bee-eater, a rare species of bird, is found in Wayanad. Moreover, the place narrates a rich history that dates back to the New Stone Age civilization. Also, many 12th century temples are known to exhibit the spiritual connect of the area. In addition, Wayanad is blessed with the plantation of premium varieties of coffee and tea, as well as spices like pepper and cardamom.

Some of the tourist places in Wayanad facilitate various recreational activities like rafting, swimming, boating, trekking and camping. Notably, the temperature in Wayanad remains moderate throughout the year but the best time to visit Wayanad is October through May. The weather in Wayanad remains very pleasant during this period of time.

Some of the popular places to visit in Wayanad are:

● Chembra Peak
● Banasura Sagar Dam
● Edakkal Caves
● Soochipara Falls
● Meenmutty Water Falls
● Phantom Rock

For a complete Wayanad travel guide and few attracting Wayanad packages, tourists can log in to the official website of Yatra.com.

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  • Watchout for [No direct connectivity]
  • Best Time To Visit
    September - April
  • Altitude 6,890 ft. above sea level
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Attractions in wayanad

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

Caves

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1200 meters above from the sea level, is a well famous cave named...
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Kuruvadweep

Kuruvadweep

Island

Spend approx 2 hours

Karuva Island is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Wa...
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Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

View Point

Spend approx 2 hours

Chembra Peak is at the distance of 8 km from the south of Kalpett...
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Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam

Water Bodies

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Banasura Sagar Dam is a historical dam that has many ongoing proj...
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Places to eat in wayanad

The Bungalow Restaurant

The Bungalow Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 450

The Bungalow Restaurant would attract you instantly with its awe-...
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1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant

1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 750

You can explore a vast food menu at 1980’s A Nostalgic Restaurant...
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Deepak martin

Deepak martin

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 250

Deepak martin has an interesting breakfast menu that is loved by ...
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Udupi Hotel

Udupi Hotel

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

Udupi Hotel is popular for offering interesting Vegan dishes that...
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Nightlife in wayanad

Krishnagiri Stadium

Krishnagiri Stadium

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 300

Krishnagiri Stadium has hosted around four first-class cricket ma...
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Jaithra Theatre

Jaithra Theatre

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 300

Jaithra Theater is located in Kalpetta which has a basic architec...
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Hotel Pankaj

Hotel Pankaj

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 600

Hotel Pankaj is located in the prime region of Kalpetta. The inte...
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Kabini Bar and Restaurant

Kabini Bar and Restaurant

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 700

Kabini Bar & Restaurant is located in the busiest areas of Wa...
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Places to stay in wayanad

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Popular Flights To wayanad

    • COKCochin
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    • Air India Express Airlines
      IX-473
    • 08:35 09:20
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    • 00h 45m
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    • Rs.3,410
    • BLRBengaluru
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    • Spicejet
      SG-344
    • 21:35 22:45
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    • 01h 10m
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    • Rs.3,491
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      6E-7127
    • 04:30 06:10
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    • 01h 40m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,371
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      IX-373
    • 08:10 09:05
      Non Stop
    • 00h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,374
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      CCJKozhikode
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      6E-129
    • 20:25 22:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,625
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    • 14h 30m
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Places To Visit In wayanad

Top tourists places to visit in Wayanad:
The famous places in Wayanad are as follows:

● Chembra Peak: It is the highest peak in Wayanad, which is situated at a height of 2100 m. It adjoins the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode. This is an ideal place for trekking. The foothills of Chembra Peak are covered with tea plantation. From the Chembra Peak, one can have a bird’s eye view of the whole Wayanad. It will take three hours to reach the hilltop. A beautiful heart-shaped blue water lake, known as Hridayathakadam Lake, can be spotted here.

● Banasura Sagar Dam: The largest earthen dam in India and second largest in Asia, Banasura Sagar Dam constraints the water of the Karamanathodu river, a tributary of the Kabini river. Further, the dam is located in the foothills of the Banasura hills. It also offers opportunities to enjoy boating, trekking and night camping.

● Edakkal Caves: Edakkal Caves are the pre-historic rock shelter, located at Ambukutty Mala. These caves comprise petroglyphs that are more than 7,000 years old. Mesolithic and Neolithic age stone carvings are also found in the caves. Historians suggest that these caves are related to the Indus Valley civilisation. Further, the valley around the caves is covered with the beautiful coffee plantation.

● Soochipara Falls: Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered waterfall at Vellarimala in Wayanad. It is surrounded by the dense lush green vegetation which will leave you mesmerised. The waterfall is also popular as Sentinel Rock Waterfall. The word ‘Soochi’ means rock and ‘Para’ means needle. The name itself suggests that you will find a needle-shaped rock here. The waterfall gives you an opportunity for rock climbing and trekking. Further, the water pool beneath the falls is a beautiful place for swimming and bathing.

● Meenmutty Waterfalls: It is the biggest waterfall in Wayanad and the second biggest in Kerala. Situated at a height of 1000 ft, Meenmutty Waterfalls is nestled in the Mepadi forest range at Chitragiri. Further, the famous waterfall is situated at a distance of 45 km from Trivandrum. Surrounded by a green forest, the waterfall becomes nothing less than a paradise in the monsoons. Notably, to reach the waterfall you need to trek a 2-km-long path passing through a deciduous forest.

● Phantom Rock: The only archaeological wonder in the world, Phantom Rock is situated at an altitude of 2600 m. It is located at a distance of 26 km from Kalpetta. Phantom Rock is also popular as Cheengeri Mala. Interestingly, the rock is naturally cast in the shape resembling a phantom skull and hence, named accordingly. Moreover, the lush green surroundings make it a picturesque location. Phantom Rock, which is one of the best places to see in Wayanad, offers you ample of opportunities for trekking, hiking and night camping.

Wayanad Sightseeing by bus:
A bus trip through the green corridor in Wayanad, witnessing few historical structures, is a journey in the green paradise. Wayanad sightseeing by bus will give you an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the place. Hopping from one destination to other with fellow travellers will be a joyride. A Wayanad bus trip will give you a chance to interact with other tourists and locals, as well as exchange experiences. Yatra.com offers you wonderful Wayanad packages for discovering the place.

Wayanad Sightseeing by car:
Touring with your family in a car is considered to be the best mode of Wayanad sightseeing by many. A car journey gives you the privacy while touring the place. Moreover, on a car trip, you can accommodate your luggage with ease. Further, you will have the liberty to view and halt at locations of your preference. There are many cab service providers in Wayanad offering affordable cab/taxi services to explore the place.

Weekend gateways from Wayanad:
Apart from Wayanad points of interest, there are other tourist destinations that can feature on your go-to list.

Tourists places near Wayanad within 100 km:
Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park in Karnataka and Sultan Bathery in Kerala are among the two beautiful destinations within 100 km from Wayanad.

Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park:
Situated in the Nilgiris in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park is the first biosphere reserve in India. Further, the deciduous forest of Bandipur is rich in flora and fauna. It is blessed with teak and sandalwood trees. Notably, the place was a private hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore. Apart from being a tiger reserve under ‘Project Tiger’, the forest is also a natural habitat for animals like elephants, panthers, hornbills, python and sloth bears.

Sultan Bathery:
Located at an altitude of 1000 m, Sultan Bathery is a small town in Kerala. Previously known as Ganapathi Vattam, the town is popular for its ancient caves, jungle trails, Jain temple, etc. Tipu Sultan, the great ruler of Mysore invaded the region and used the Jain temple to store arms and ammunition. Further, the 13th-century temple is the central point of worship in the town. Sultan Bathery also houses other religious establishments such as Juma Masjid, Shaduji Masjid, Masjid Madeena, the Ganapati Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Soonoro Church. Moreover, the Mariyamman temple holds significance for the local tribal community.

Tourists places near Wayanad within 200 Km:
Mysore in Karnataka and Ooty in Tamil Nadu are the two best tourist hubs within 200 km from Wayanad.

Mysore:
Situated at the base of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the cultural capital of Karnataka. It is a popular tourist destination in the world. Mysore is a historic city of monuments, palaces and temples. In addition, it was part of the Vijaynagar kingdom. Later in the 18th century, Haidar Ali and his son Tipu Sultan ruled Mysore. The Mysore Maharaja Palace is one of the largest palaces in India. Further, Jagmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and Srirangpatna Fort are among the other centres of attraction in Mysore. Notably, Mysore is a destination for nature lovers also. Mysore Zoo, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Vrindavan Garden are some places which are blessed with the natural beauty.

Ooty:
Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a popular hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 2240 m, Ooty is known as ‘Queen of Hills’. Ooty offers a scenic landscape of lush green forests, blue water lakes and sprawling gardens. The popular points of attractions in Ooty are the Rose garden, Botanical Garden, Club Hill, Ooty Lake, Pykara Fall, etc.

Tourists places near Wayanad within 500 km:
Kochi and Bengaluru are the two popular cities to visit near Wayanad.

Kochi:
Situated between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Kochi is the coastal city of Kerala. Kochi is popularly known as ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’. The city has a lot of tourist attractions, such as Fort Kochi, Mattancherry Palace, Vasco House, Jewish Synagogue, Willingdon Island, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Marine Drive and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Bengaluru:
Popularly known as ‘The Garden City of India’, Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. It is Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city. Bengaluru is also considered as ‘The Silicon Valley of India’. The delightful city of Bengaluru also houses various tourist attractions like Ulsoor Lake, ISKCON Temple, Bull Temple, Someshwara Temple, Visvesvaraya Museum, St. Mary’s Church, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Bangalore Palace.

Places to stay in Wayanad:
Ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious, different categories of hotels are available in Wayanad. Tourists can choose any of them as per their requirements.

● 5-star accommodations in Wayanad: Vythiri Village Resort and The Windflower Resorts are among the best hotels that offer you a luxurious stay in Wayanad.
● 4-star accommodations in Wayanad: The Woods Resort, Wayanad Silverwoods Resort and Marmalade Springs are some of the best hotels in Wayanad where you can have a comfortable stay.
● 3-star accommodations in Wayanad: Hotels that offer you a quality stay in Wayanad include Hotel Mint Flower, Planet Green Plantation Resort, Banasura Hill Resort, Sunrise Valley Resort, Blue Ginger Resorts and Sun Bird Garden Resort.

Budget accommodations in Wayanad: For a pocket-friendly accommodation in Wayanad, you can take shelter in hotels like KTDC Tamarind, Olivia Residency and Century Grand Hotel.
To enjoy your holidays in Wayanad, book your tickets in advance by visiting Yatra.com. The best season to visit Wayanad starts from October and ends with May.

FAQs

Q. What should one know before going to Wayanad?
A. Wayanad is a district in Kerala. The nearest railway station and airport are in Kozhikode.

Q. What is the season having less rush to visit Wayanad?
A. In the summers, there is less tourist rush in Wayanad.

Q. What are the top five must-visit places in Wayanad?
A. Chembra Peak, Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara falls and Phantom Rock are the five must-visit places in Wayanad.

Q. What are the adventurous things to do in Wayanad?
A. Wayanad offers opportunities for adventures like trekking, camping and swimming.

Q. What are the places to visit in Wayanad with Family?
A. Meenmutty Waterfalls, Phantom Rock and Chembra peak, among others, are some attractions in Wayanad to visit with family.

Q. Is Wayanad safe for foreigners?
A. Yes, Wayanad is completely safe for foreigners.

Q. What are the places in Wayanad to visit in May?
A. Soochipara falls and Banasura Sagar Dam are the places best suited to visit in the month of May.

Q. What are the places in Wayanad to visit at night?
A. Kabini Bar and Hotel Pankaj are the places in Wayanad where you can enjoy nightlife.

Q. What are the best hotels in Wayanad for solo travellers?
A.  The Woods Resort, Hotel Mint flower, KTDC Tamirind, etc., are some good hotels in Wayanad for solo travellers.

Q. What is the hidden thing in Wayanad?
A. Kuruva Island is one of the hidden places in Wayanad. It is a reserved forest area preserving some aquatic plants. Bamboo rafting is the only way to reach here.

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