The best time to visit Wayanad is in the winters. Why? because this is when the land is lush green after the monsoon and the temperatures drop.
Nestled in the Western Ghats, Wayanad is considered one of the best hill stations in Kerala. The word Wayanad is made up of two words Vayal meaning paddy field and naad meaning land, both together forming Waynand or the Land of the Paddy fields. This hill station borders Karnataka and is popular among tourist in South India. It is also one of the least populated districts in Kerala. Wayanad has a salubrious atmosphere all through the year.
Best Season to visit Wayanad
Summers (March to May): This is the time when the weather is hot yet with a cool wind coming in from the forests. The hottest it gets here is 36 °C. In May, the rains are unpredictable, pouring sometimes in torrents. But Wayanad in summer is still better than the plains of Kerala.
Monsoon (June to September): This is when the south-west and the north-east monsoons set in making it the best season to visit Wayanad. The rains bring with them a glow that is seen to be believed. The mist covers the mountains in the morning turning it into a dreamland during monsoon in Wayanad. This is the time when trekkers throng to the Western Ghats as the flora thrives and the animals and birds come in droves. This is the best time to visit Wayanad.
Winter from (December to February): Though each season has its charm, winters are the best time to visit Wayanad. The temperature cools down dropping to 10°C. This is the preferred season for tourists and the best time to visit Wayanad for honeymoon.
Homestays and nature resorts are the best way to stay in Wayanad. There are many in the regions that are set in the hills that make for dreamy places to live in. The home stays also accord a chance for visitors to taste the local cuisine. Most of the places are built in the traditional style and are a pleasure to stay in. To get the authentic experience of Kerala, a homestay is the best place to stay.
Most of the popular visitor spots are in the ancient caves and the thick forests of the Western Ghats which have some of the exotic trails. There are also ancient stories and lore told by the locals about these spots which make for an engaging session. Camping and road trips in the Western Ghats, wildlife tracking, video, and photography and visiting the famous heart shaped lake on the top of the hills in Wayanad are other popular activities making winters the best season to visit Wayanad.