Tourist Places in Wayanad

Places to Visit in Wayanad

Wayanad - #3 of 58 in Kerala |
Wayanad Average Rating - 5.8/7 1 based on 14337 Ratings

Wayanad is mostly preferred by travellers from Bangalore, Chennai. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Wayanad is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Wayanad are January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December. There are 45 tourist places in Wayanad, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Wayanad can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Wayanad for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Wayanad Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Wayanad, browse through photos & pictures, explore Wayanad using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Wayanad, which are great places to visit, are Papanashini, Neelimala View Point, Korome Mosque, Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthanatha Swami temple. Wayanad can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Soochipara Falls, Wayanad
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60 Ratings & 57 Reviews
The Soochipara Waterfalls, famously called Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is located near the town of Meppadi. Surrounded by huge hills and dense forests, it falls from a height of 100 feet to 300 feet. There is a pool below this waterfall, which is suitable for bathing, river... Read More »
"Best waterfall in Wayanad"Feb 5, 2017 "Must Visit!"Aug 25, 2016
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  • Type: Dam
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Banasura dam, Wayanad
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173 Ratings & 143 Reviews
Banasura Sagar Dam is situated 15 km north west of Kalpetta. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam has been constructed on Banasura Lake, situated amidst the Banasura Hills. It is believed that these hills were named after the demon king... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
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Edakkal Caves, Wayanad
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109 Ratings & 92 Reviews
The Edakkal Caves feature a crevice of around 96 feet in length, 30 feet in depth and 22 feet in width. There is a fissure at this site that was created due to splitting of a rock. This fissure and rock walls feature carvings of animal and human figures of the pre-historic... Read More »
"Healthy walking"2 months ago "Climb to remember"Jan 31, 2017
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  • Type: Lake
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Pookat lake, Wayanad
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102 Ratings & 91 Reviews
Pookat Lake is situated amidst a beautiful forest in the wooded hills of the Wayanad region. It is mainly a fresh water lake which is considered to be an ideal picnic spot. Tourists can engage in boating at this lake; however, swimming is prohibited at this site. Other... Read More »
"Boating in the rain"1 week ago "Just anoder lake"Jan 31, 2017
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  • Type: View point
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Chembra Peak, Wayanad
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55 Ratings & 46 Reviews
Chembra Peak is one of the tallest mountain peaks in the district of Wayanad, which is 2,100 metres above the main sea level. Trekking and mountain climbing are popular activities here. Temporary camps have been set up on the top of this peak for providing accommodation to... Read More »
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  • Type: Lake
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Heart Lake, Wayanad
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8 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Heart Lake, also known as the Love Lake, is situated at a distance of around eight kilometres from Vythri. The name of the lake is derived from its natural shape like a heart. The shape of the island is a result of natural rocks and grassy surroundings. Dotted with thick and... Read More »
  • Type: Sanctuary
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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
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5.9 / 7 1
24 Ratings & 20 Reviews
"Adventure wildlife"Feb 11, 2017 "Wild experience"Oct 15, 2016
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  • Type: Museum
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Wayanad Heritage Museum, Wayanad
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32 Ratings & 21 Reviews
The Wayanad Heritage Museum is situated in Ambalavayal town and houses artefacts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal artefacts. This collection includes farming... Read More »
"Good place to visit"Jun 28, 2016 "Good one"Jan 7, 2016
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Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
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47 Ratings & 36 Reviews
Kuruva Island is also popularly known as Kuruva Dweep, which lies on the banks of the tributaries of River Kabini. This island is a famous picnic spot which is located away from the main towns of the district. Situated around 17 km from Mananthavady, it is inhabited by... Read More »
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  • Type: Village
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Kolagappara, Wayanad
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4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Kolagappara village is a remote village situated at around 15 km from Kalpetta. This village has a cool and pleasant climate which is suitable for tea, rubber, vanilla and coffee plantations. Mountain climbing and trekking are two prominent activities in this village. It is... Read More »
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Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad
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5.4 / 7 1
26 Ratings & 24 Reviews
The Meenmutty Falls is known to fall from a height of about 300 metres in three separate tiers. It takes a hike of around 2 km to reach the top of the waterfalls. This waterfall lies approximately 12 km east of Meppadi and is around 500 metres deep. The Tourism... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Thrissilery Shiva Temple, Wayanad
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5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Thrissilery Shiva Temple is situated at about 19 km from Thirunelli, on the main Mananthavady-Mysore Highway. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an intrinsic link with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli. Travellers coming to Thirunelli Temple to pay homage to... Read More »
"Peaceful and scenic temple"Jan 6, 2017 "Beautiful Temple"Jan 25, 2016
  • Type: View point
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Neelimala View Point, Wayanad
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7 Ratings & 7 Reviews
"Fantastic view point"Feb 11, 2017 "Dangerous And Adventurous"Jul 26, 2016
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Lakkidi, Wayanad
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34 Ratings & 27 Reviews
Lakkidi is located at the crest of Thamarassery Ghat Pass, which features over 9 hairpin curves that start at Adivaram (downhill). This town is situated at a height of about 2,296 feet above the main sea level. It is further 5 km away from the nearby town of Vythiri that... Read More »
"Beauty of view at its peak"Feb 11, 2017 "Jus for view"Jan 31, 2017
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Kanthapara Falls, Wayanad
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9 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The Kanthanpara Waterfalls is situated south-east of the town of Kalpetta, which is around 8 km from Meppadi. This waterfall drops from a height of more than 30 metres. It is a comfortable hiking place, located close to the main road connecting Kalpetta. This is also a... Read More »
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Meppadi and Vaduvanchal, Wayanad
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3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Meppadi town lies around 10 km from Kalpetta on the main Kozhikode-Ooty Highway. Tourists can hire taxis or rent cars to travel from Vythiri to the town of Meppadi. This region comprises small villages with hills as well as tea, rubber, coffee and vanilla plantations.... Read More »
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Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
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18 Ratings & 14 Reviews
The Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife reserves in the district of Wayanad. It is famous for its night camping and a watchtower, which is located above the lake. This lake is also the main source of water for the wild animals inhabiting the sanctuary.... Read More »
Banasura Hills, Wayanad
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7 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Named after Banasura, the thousand armed asura king and son of Bali as per the Hindu mythology, Banasura Hill, at an altitude of 2,030 m, is the second highest hill in Wayanad, a hill station town in Kerala. Reaching the magnificent hill is an adventure in itself as there is... Read More »
"Good for pics"Dec 14, 2015 "Eye Catching Place"May 19, 2014
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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
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29 Ratings & 19 Reviews
The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between Muthanga and Tholpetty, is popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Muthanga is located at around 16 km from Sulthan Bathery, while Tholpetty is situated north of Wayanad, near Thirunelli. It is the second largest... Read More »
"No animals here"Nov 25, 2015 "Tranquillity redefined"Apr 7, 2015
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Chethalayam Waterfalls, Wayanad
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Chethalayam Waterfalls is located at Vaduvanchal which is about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery. These waterfalls usually dry up during the summer months, but are ideal trekking trails. Offering beautiful views, it lies on the main road connecting Pulpally. This waterfall is... Read More »
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