Wayanad is a famous tourist destination in Kerala, the natural beauty of this hill station takes you to another world. Wayanad is a picturesque hill station that takes you to the hills, lush green forest, waterfalls, luxuriant mountains, and caves, a gateway from city life. If you want to relax your mind with natural therapy, the sound of waterfall, the chirping of birds, and a natural beauty that soothes your eyes is all about this destination.
If you want to spend honeymoon, or wanna enjoy this place with friends or family, or else plan a solo trip.
Wayanad Tourist Places
A three tired waterfall, Meenmutty is surrounded by lush green forest and situated at the height of 1000 feet. To enjoy the scenic view of Meenmutty Waterfalls you need to trek in the forest for about 2km which would definitely give you a thrilling experience. Wayanad’s Meenmutty Waterfalls open at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. and the entry charges are minimal. I would suggest not paying a visit during the rainy season as it would be hard to trek.
A famous tourist spot, Soochipara Falls is only 25km away from the Wayanad City. At Soochipara Falls, you can enjoy various adventurous activities like Rock Climbing, Trekking & Hiking in a pleasant environment. If you are not an adventurous person, then enjoy the crystal clear water of Soochipara Falls, sit at the huge natural rocks and enjoy the scenic beauty.
Wayanad’s Chembra Peak is situated in the Wayanad Hill Range, and at the peak point you can explore the view of Nilgiri, Wayanad, Malappuram and Kozhikode. To reach at the Chembra Peak, you need to do trekking, and someone had said, enjoy the beauty on your, we know the destination is beautiful. That’s absolutely true, while trekking in Chembra Peak, you will explore the waterfalls, lakes, lush green forest, and the Wayanad hill range.
The beauty and the historical significance has been widely spread in the whole world and the Wayand Tourism plays a vital role in promoting this historical cave. The Edakkal Cave is situate at an high altitude and to reach this location, you need to do trekking, but once you reached at the entrance of Edakkal Cave, you mesmerized with the beauty of this cave. The wall rocks are craved with the historical significance, the objects used in old times were placed in the cave and the cave is divided in two natural chambers which attracts the archaeologist. If you love to explore the history, then don’t miss to visit this place.
Banasura Sagar Dam
India’s largest earthen dam, Banasura Sagar Dam is situated kabini river and a paradise for the nature lover and adventurous people. You can plan a day where you can plan to first complete the adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, boating, then do some rides like camel ride and horse ride. When your body feels tired, go at the massage or spa centre and relax your body. I know you need a good sleep, but before that enjoy the cuisines from famous restaurants.
Lakkidi View Point
Lakkidi View Point is often known as Gateway to Wayanad, and a perfect place to go for picnic with the family or friends. The most beautiful part of this viewpoint is a Road Trip to reach Lakkidi View Point. You got me right on your way, you will explore the lush green forest, streams, and waterfalls which make this road trip a perfect family trip. At Lakkidi View Point you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Wayanad City from a high altitude.
Neelimala View Point
If you an adventurous lover and would love to explore the thrilling trekking experience, then Neelimala View Point is the perfect adventurous spot. While on your way to trekking enjoy the lush green forest, the variant mountains, landscapes, and the fresh grown organic vegetables. If you don’t want to trek, then you can take a jeep ride at the cost of Rs. 500/- which accommodate around 7 people.
The freshwater lake situated in the western ghats is surrounded with green forest and you can see the reflection of green forest in the water. The Pookode Lake is covered in the lake of 8.5 hectares and you can do boating over there and enjoy the nature. Around the Pookode Lake you can do shopping of traditional handicrafts and the famous spices.
Kuruva Island is situated in kabini river and dear to the nature where you feel you are in heaven. The water, lush green and the flora & fauna makes this place a paradise for the tourist. The Keral Tourism Department makes this natural beautiful place and adventurous place too by starting a boating, rafting, river safari and trekking which make this place both nature heaven and adventurous.
The Wayand’s Karapuzha Dam is the India’s biggest earthen dam and the motive to build this dam is to provide water to the nearby villages and towns. The Karapuzha Dam is surrounded by the lush green field and flows in between the farmlands, so that it can be used for agriculture purpose.
The 13th century Jain Temple is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India where you can see the architecture of Vijaynagar style and the craving on the walls are extremely beautiful. During the festival of Mahavir Jayanti, the temple was decorated with flowers, and petals for the puja ceremony of Mahavir Swami.
The religious Hindu Temple of Lord Vishu is surrounded by Brahmgiri hills, where you can observe the calmness, peace and the serene beauty of the temple and hill. It is believed that in the temple, people take bath in a Papnasini streams, which is believed to have medical power and can also wash your sins, due to this people visit Thirunelli Temple during their last rites.
Vythiri a small town famous for the natural beauty, peace, fresh air and pleasant atmosphere. The town is known for the charisma of cottages, and the old style hut or houses with all modern facilities for a staycation. You can plan a day or so as a gateway from city life and visit the nearby famous tourist spot.
Karlad Lake a famous picnic spot with serene beauty of diversified landscape, where you can enjoy with your family and friends. You can also do various kind of sports activities like rock climbing, boating, bamboo rafting, kayaking, and take a walk with splendid view.
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Muthanga and Tholpetty, Kalpetta, Kerala. The sanctuary is home of various animals and natural habitats like Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Bears, deer, monkeys, and reptiles, fishes and bird species. You can enjoy Jungle Safari and experience the wildlife sanctuary of Western Ghats.
Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
A paradise for birds where the difference species of birds resides in lush green heavy forest. If you are bird lovers and want to explore the rare species in this huge forest, then spend a time with nature by visiting Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary. You can also enjoy thrilling trekking experience, but remember it’s a tough and long journey. While on your journey you will explore the wayanad nature beauty like waterfalls, mountains, forest, stream and the freshness in your body.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
The famous Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a home of birds, species, natural habitats, animals, and flora & fauna. Now you can image this wildlife sanctuary is home of tigers, leopards, Indian bison, elephants, jungle cats, birds, butterflies, deer and many more. To explore the sanctuary, you can take a jungle safari and can also explore birding tour and elephant rides.
The Bamboo Forest is situated in the Nilgiri Biosphere Region and a splendid place to explore bamboos, teak, and timberland. You can go for a safari in the bamboo forest and enjoy the ride by watching natural habitats, deer, cheetah, wild bears and many other species.
The Phantom Rock is also known as Cheengiri Mala, where the massive rock is placed in a unique manner. The Phantom Rock is famous in archaeological and a famous tourist place to observe the massive rocks placement surrounded by the lush green fields. The solitude place is 26km away from the Kalpetta and is located in kumbleri.
Pazhassi Raja Tomb
King Pazhassi was a brave warrior also known as ‘Lion of Kerala’ who fought to save our mother land from the foreign invaders, Britishers. He fought for the nation and shot dead by the british invaders. The tomb is created in the memory of brave warrior Pazhassi Raja, at the tomb you can reads the insights of our history.
Sulthan Battery is a small town and a paradise for the tourists to explore the nature’s beauty, flora & fauna and the significance of ancient times. In this small town you spend atleast 2 days and explore the ancient Jain Temple, Jumma Masjid, and can do shopping. The hotels and resorts are made in a beautiful way, that make your staycation more beautiful.
Wayanad Heritage Museum
The Wayanad Heritage Museum is Kerala’s largest archaeological museum where you get an insights about the bygone era and observe the ancient time of articrafts like weapons, architect in stones, postures and many more. If you are interested to know about our ancient culture, then don’t miss a tour to Wayanad Heritage Museum.
Ripon Tea Factory
The 18th century Ripon Tea Factory was built by the Britishers in the land of 443 acres at a high altitude. If you are Tea Lover, then this place is made for you where you can enjoy the process of tea making, the gardens of tea leaves and can click a photograph in the tea garden.
Wayanad’s Bamboo Factory is situated in Uravu, ‘The Bamboo Village’, where the craftsman make arts with the use of bamboo. For the locals, the Bamboo Factory is a source of income for the livelihood and they also made houses with the use of Bamboos.
Best Time to Visit Wayanad
You can plan a trip to Wayanad between Octobers to May and enjoy the pleasant weather. During these times, the greenery is at peak, the waterfalls gushes at its heights and the tea plantation flourishes splendidly.
How to Reach Wayanad
- Nearest Airport: Kozhikode (Calicut) International Airport
- Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode Railway Station
- Nearest Bus Stand/Road ways: KSRTC Bus Station. The buses are available in all the major cities.
Wayanad seems like a city in the lap of nature and a paradise for nature lovers to explore the waterfalls, wildlife sanctuary, caves, and the heritage & culture of Wayanad, Kerala. The tourism department has taken all necessary measurement to promote tourism by implementing the various adventurous activities which makes this perfect place to enjoy the nature with adventure. So plan a trip to Wayanad and explore this heavenly place on earth.
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Note: All the images are taken from Google.