Visiting Wayanad, The Green Paradise of Kerala

The breathtaking scenic views from the hilltops, the aroma of coffee and spices, a glimpse of wildlife, the music of tribal people, and the rhythmic folk dances perfectly defines the tourist destination of Wayanad District. A lush green mountainous region stretching along the Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the prime attractions of Kerala tour packages. Apart from being one of the best travel destinations, the nature of its terrain makes Wayanad the most sought-after place for adventure seekers.

How to Reach Wayanad?

Located at a distance of about 93 km. from Wayanad, the nearest airport to Wayanad is Kozhikode, also known as Karipur Airport. Located 72 km. from Kalpetta, the closest railhead is Kozhikode, which is well-connected to all the major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Amritsar etc. The Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation (KURTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) run regular buses to Wayanad from nearby cities such as Bangalore, Kochi, Coorg, Ooty, Thiruvananthapuram etc.

Best Time to Visit Wayanad

Wayanad experiences the summer from March to May with the temperature ranging from 29 to 34. The summers are quite hot here. June marks the onset of monsoon, which lasts up to September with a temperature ranging from 27 to 38. The months of October and November experience the northwest monsoon. During this time, thunderstorms, landslides, and heavy rainfall are quite common. The winter months i.e. the period between December and February is pleasantly cool with the temperature ranging from 15 to 25. The best time to visit is from September to April.

Major Attractions in Wayanad

Popular attractions in Wayanad include trekking to Chembra Peak and Phantom Rock or Cheengeri Mala, spotting wildlife in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Muthanga and Tholpetty wildlife Sanctuaries. Witness a great deal of scenic appeal in Neelimala Viewpoint, Lakkidi View Point, and Kuruvadweep. Neelimala Viewpoint offers its tourists a 360-degree view of the entire city. Apart from this, you can also go caving at Edakkal Caves, one of the amazing prehistoric locations in Wayanad. Dating back to 6,000 BCE, the caves contain pictorial writings and Stone Age carvings.

You can also explore the old Jain temples including Puliyarmala Jain Temple. Seek blessings and pray at Thrissillery Shiva Temple and Thirunelli Temple. Do not forget to soak in the beauty of Meenmutty Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, and Banasura Sagar Dam. Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earth dam in India and is second largest in Asia. Pookode Lake and Karalad Lake increase the allure of this beautiful land.

Situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in the Western Ghats, Wayanad has a unique charm that provides its tourists with an experience worth cherishing.