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    An evening shot capturing one of the Wayanad tourist attractions

    Wayanad is a district in the north-eastern part of God’s own country, Kerala. The place is situated on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, glorified by the Western Ghats with lofty ridges and clear lakes. The dense forests, lush green jungles and deep valleys are a must for any nature lover.

    The setting seems just like those seemingly enticing landscapes that you have once seen in your fantasy. It is one of those cities in Kerala where sightseeing is just not enough. Get a hang of soothing Ayurvedic massage when in Wayanad and pull up your pants to attempt the most amazing treks.

    Below are some of the best handpicked Wayanad tourist places that you must visit this season:

    1. Meenmutty Waterfalls – The Glittering Streams

    The best tourist place in Wayanad

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    Meenmutty derives its name from ‘Meen’ that means fish and ‘Muty’ that means blocked which means blocking the fishes. One of the most splendid Wayanad tourist places, this is amongst the best waterfalls in Kerala. It is located on the Ooty road at a height of 300 meters. And, if in Kalpetta then the waterfalls is just 29 kilometers.

    Stay Options: The Meenmutty Heights
    Best Eat Outs: Kanakakkunnu Palace, Sri Saravana Bhavan and Blooming Bay


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    2. Soochipara Falls – Magical Shower To Visit In Wayanad

    The must visit falls in Wayanad

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    The waterfalls is at a height of around 200 meters which unveils the cliff face. The postcard perfect white water is known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls which lies in the Vellarimala of Wayanad. Soochipara, the name itself suggests that it is an ideal spot for rock climbing. The clear water joins the Chaliyar River where you can dip your feet and chill for hours.

    Entry Fee: INR 80 per person
    Stay Options: Blue Ginger Spa Resorts and Vythiri Village Resort
    Best Eat Outs: Test Of Indian Restaurant, Family Restaurant and Hr Bakery

    3. Chembra Peak – The Sign Of Love In Kerala

    The heart shaped lake in Kerala

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    The Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad and is located at a height of 2100 meters above the sea level. It is the best tourist place for nature lovers to adore its beauty and offers bewildering treks for adventurous souls. The peak is visible from almost all parts of Wayanad and the major attraction is the natural heart shaped lake atop the hill. You can take a glimpse of Kozhikode, Nilgiris and Malappuram districts from the here.

    Trekking Charges: INR 500 for 10 members and INR 1000 for international tourists
    Stay Options: Blue Ginger Wayanad Resorts, Rain Country Resorts and Coffea Aroma Resort

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    4. Banasura Sagar Dam – Cute Escape Amid Wayanad Sightseeing

    A beautiful escape to the famous dam

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    The second largest of its kind in entire Asia, Banasura Dam is a distinguished place to visit in Wayanad. It is located amidst the Western Ghats at a distance of about 21 Kilometers from Kalpetta. One of the serene wonders of nature’s work can be found in the picturesque view of mountain folds that lies in the backdrop of the dam, situated at the  foothills of Banasura.

    Entry Fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children
    Stay Options: Wayanad Silverwoods, Banasura Hill Resorts and Sharoy Resort
    Best Eat Outs: The Wayanad Gate, Hotel Woodlands and 1980’s A Nostalgic Restaurant

    5. Ghat View Point – 9 Hairpin Curves

    The beautiful turns of the Wayanad tourist place

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    The adventurous spot in Wayanad is around 700 meters above sea level. Ghati viewpoint is nested at Lakkidi which has 9 hairpin curves within 16 kilometers. It gives an eyeshot of great steep, misty mountains and a glance of Arabian Sea. You can enjoy the sunset at this famous Wayanad sightseeing in the evening with your beloved.

    Stay Options: Upavan Resort, Orchid Holiday Resort and Lakkidi Village Resort
    Best Eat Outs: Coffee Groove Restaurant, White House and Shine Restaurant


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    6. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary – Biodiversity in the God’s Own Country

    The sanctuary to spot elephants

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    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in biodiversity and is an integral part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Sanctuary has larger population of pachyderms which is why it has been declared as a Project Elephant Site. The elephants and deers roam around freely while you can spot tigers sometimes. There are various species of monkeys, birds, butterflies and insects also. A long drive along the roadside of Muthanga enables you to watch all these animals.

    Entry Fee: INR 10 per person and INR 5 for children
    Visiting Hours: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

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    7. Ekkadal Caves – Prehistoric Carvings

    The beautiful pre-historic carving at Wayanad sightseeing

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    Ekkadal Rock engraving are invaluable treasures of the world heritage. The site combines the spectacular vistas of nature and the timeless appeal of the nearby prehistoric caves. Human figures depicted in different styles are the most beautiful items among the carving. It is considered to be the best Wayanad attraction for the artwork of carving it offers.

    Entry Fee: INR 15 for adults
    Visiting Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    8. Bathery Jain Temple – God’s House In The Heart Of Wayanad

    The famous jain temple in Wayanad

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    The temple is the most important amongst the series of Jain ruins spread across the state of Kerala. Bethray Jain Temple is generally termed as Tipu’s Fort which was built around 13th century. During the reign of the famous King Tipu Sultan, he saved the ammunition in this fort which led to this name of the temple.

    Visiting Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Stay Options: Tea Route Holidays Home

    9. Neelimala View Point – Spectacular Views Of Wayanad

    The spectacular view in wayanad

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    One of the most enchanting point in Wayanad offers an awe-inspiring view of the lush green valleys and Meenmutty falls. Neelima point is close to Vuduvanchal that can be reached easily from Kalpetta and Sultan Bathrey. Club your trip with the falls and temple and your itinerary can create wonders for nature lovers.

    Staying Options: Chateau Woods, Sunrise Valley Resort and Lakevalley Resort
    Best Eat Outs: Green Gates Hotels, Hill Top Restaurant and Jubilee Restaurant

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    10. Pookot Lake – The Holy Water Of Most Frequented Place In Wayanad

    The beautiful lake in Wayanad

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    The picture-perfect Pookot Lake is only 3 Kilometers before Vythri. The artistic place has got a nice playground in its periphery. Pookot Lake is packed with tourists for boating in the explicit waters of the lake. The Wayanad sightseeing is incomplete if you miss this heavenly place for sure. There is a Sita Devi Temple and Sunrise valley in close proximity to the lake.

    Entry Fee: INR 15 for adults and INR 5 for children
    Best Eat Outs: The Bungalow Restaurant, Hotel 1980’s and Greenex Farms

    Ready to visit these Wayanad tourist places to experience heaven on Earth? Hurry up and book tickets for this year, 2016 is loaded with long weekends.

    Further Read: 10 Stunning Waterfalls In Kerala That Will Leave You In Awe


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