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Wayanad Tourism Guide

Explore the wildlife, historical attractions, and lush forests of Kerala

Tourism in Wayanad

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Best time to visit
Jun - Jan
Ideal Duration
3-4 Days
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Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing

About Wayanad Tourism

An encyclopedia of the not so crowded city with mushy trees and daring wildlife. Wayanad Tourism is all about the close acknowledgment of the wildlife surviving amidst the enchanted forest and the humming waterfalls. Included in the outskirts of Kerala, tourism in Wayanad deals with a part of forest reserve and glimpses of the spice plantations which makes this place stand out of all. Wayanad ecotourism is also taking hold now among environmentally conscious people. Even adventure tourism in Wayanad is a great option to indulge in. Find out all you can about Wayanad tourism before you go. Take along a Wayanad tourist map before you go.

Wayanad travel guide takes it tourists on the most comfortable ride across the hefty hilly terrains supplemented with wildlife from all the four sides. The fauna survives the North in Tholpetty, Muthanga in the east and Kalpetta from the south. In the northwest, it is bordered by Munanthvadi and on the extreme east again by Sultan Bathery. Tourism in Wayanad gives an enthralling experience of a trek towards the pre-historic caves, crossing through the outstretching plantations of spice.

In the mild humid climate of the South, Wayanad Tourism gives its tourists a treat to the eyes by the frequent glimpses of wild elephants crossing the roads. The serene climate of Wayanad getting wet due to the dense dark clouds can soothe an upset soul at the banks of Banasura Dam. The place to date has survived the turmoil of habitation and can be well witnessed at the resorts in Phoorkut Lake which is a major tourist attraction owing to its green waters and beautiful aquariums.

Where tourism in Wayanad unfolds the mythical stories revolving around the Chain Tree, a trek to the Edakkal Caves opens the doors to numerous ancient musings. The three-tiered Soochippara Falls which has become a crowd-pleasing picnic spot is also visited hybrid numerous rock climbers between the months of June and January.

Wayanad travel guide gifts its tourists with the picturesque landscape at the Kuruva Dweep, along the fresh rejuvenating waters of River Kabani. The island is inhabited with mighty black rocks and freshwater and marine fishes are often seen there. Glorifying the Malabar region, The Sultan Bathery which is presently a major hub for maximum activities is also included in Wayanad Tourism.

Wayanad is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. Since the district is lesser-known, it is one of the offbeat destinations to visit in Kerala. One can visit this destination to avoid the massive crowd. Wayanad is ideal for a relaxed stay and a rejuvenating vacation. The district is home to many tourist spots that draws its beauty from the natural ambiance. Some of these places are Edakkal Caves, Pookot Lake, Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Chethalayam Falls, Thirunelli Temple, Pakshipathalam, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Soochipara Falls, Kuruvadweep, Ambukuthi Mala, Padinjarathara Dam, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Wayanad Heritage Museum, etc.


Apart from the ravishing glimpses here, Tourism in Wayanad extends to the major hotspots of Ooty, which too has its own kind of charm, and is a popular destination in itself. One can also opt for day trip to the crowd- pleasing Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as the popular points of attraction in Nagarhole and Dubare. For the breath- taking views of wildlife with the sun rays peeping inside the canopying trees and forests, tourists are advised to take a ride to the mighty landscapes of Vythiri.

Wayanad tourism strives towards the all- round comfort and luxury of every tourists. Wayanad offers its diners with the best possible mix of tastes from the various delicacies of Arab, Brahmin, Zamorin and Chirakkal. Tourism in Wayanad henceforth lists down the budget restaurants of Clayhut Village Restaurant, Malabar Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant, The Green Hotels, Cafe Qatar, Food Lounge etc, where one can get the best delicacies served in every platter.

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How to reach Wayanad

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By Air

On how to reach Wayanad by Air, the foremost thing to know is that the nearest airport is Calicut Airport which is only at a distance of sixty-five kilometers for here. This may take only an hour for you to reach by road as the taxis are available outside the airport.

A flight may take approximately one and a half hours for you to reach Wayanad from Delhi. Many international flights are also available directly to Calicut. Now that you know how to reach Wayanad by flight, you should start looking for a cheap and discounted offer right away.

By Train

If your interest lies in knowing how to reach Wayanad by Train, you should know that there is no direct train connectivity to Wayanad. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode which is located at a distance of ninety kilometers from your destination city. This will take approximately two hours for you to reach, and the enchanting views that you see while traveling are way too precious to miss.

If you are traveling from Delhi, it may take approximately one and a half days for you to reach Kozhikode. This is, however, a lot of time to be spent in traveling. Kozhikode is well connected to many major cities of India if you are traveling by train.

By Road

When it comes to reaching the city by road, Wayanad enjoys great connectivity and you will be able to book the buses quite conveniently. Many state buses are available from Mangalore, Kochi and Trivandrum that will take you to Wayanad. The journey is as beautiful as the destination.

Traveling by car is more joyful as it gets you the freedom to take it anywhere. So now, if a view is attracting you, you should stop and have a closer look at it. Making the moments last forever by clicking some pictures is also a great idea. Now when you know how to reach Wayanad by Road, plan a great road trip with your near and dear ones and enjoy the Western Ghats. Pack the bags and we wish you a happy journey.

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    What is Wayanad famous for?

    Wayanad is famous for its lush greenery, natural beauty, adventurous trekking trails, Chembra Peak, and hills and mountains.

    Is Wayanad worth visiting?

    Wayanad is a pretty and tranquil place in Kerala that is green with misty valleys. It will help you connect with nature and also make you feel adventurous as adventures like trekking and camping can be enjoyed here. Some of the worth-visiting places here are Chembra Peak, Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Cave, Meenmutty Falls, Thirunelli Temple etc.

    Which is the best area to stay in Wayanad?

    There are various luxurious as well as budgeted resorts in Wayanad that offer great staycation experience to tourists. There are pretty good resorts in Vythiri Town area, Chethalayam area, Vythiri-Tharuvana road, and Vellamunda area.

    Which is the most beautiful place in Wayanad?

    Chembra Peak and Edakkal Caves are some of the top attractions of Wayanad. Both of these places are blessed with immense natural beauty. 

    Is Wayanad worth visiting?

    Wayanad is one of the lesser-known places in Kerala. It is a hidden gem that everyone should definitely explore. Moreover, Wayanad is home to so many naturally beautiful places as well.

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