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Somesh Menon

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3 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Nature lovers don't miss Wayanad

You need to spend at least 3 days in Wayanad in order to visit all the places. Muthanga and Tholpetty, you need to go early and try to accommodate in 1st or 2nd jeep itself, otherwise you can't see animals. Starting time is 7 am. Reach there before 6 am. Lakkidi view point is nice. Pookote lake is near to that. Try to stay in Mananthavady and Sulthan Battery in order to go to different places. Edakkal Caves is soft trekking. Don't expect too much from Pookot Lake. Kuruvadweep is super, museum is also nice. Normally Dec is good time to visit, but Dec 2015 climate got changed and cold can feel only at night time. Buy one hat also for day time.

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Vv Vijayanand

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1 reviewPosted May 2010

KALPETTA - unforgettable experience.

As the summer vacation started , we are searching for get away places. We found one on KALPETTA , WAYANAD.( gods own destination
From HYD , We reached BANGALORE on 13TH MAY 2010 evening by our lovely Logan stayed in Bangalore for 3days. My wife has done some shopping in commercial street and chickpet ( she always do when ever we are in Bangalore )
on 15th may we want to near by falls in Bangalore
On 16th may , we prepared our selves for Wayanad. journey.
We started in Bangalore around 7 .00 am in morning on 17th may towards Mysore. We reached Mysore by 10.30 am, As i had some work in mysore with one of our customers. ( as i always mix business with holiday trip ). By 1.30 pm i finished work with my customer and we had lunch at one of the restaurants in in Mysore . I visited the famous nombay tiffannys and bought some to eat in the journey. We started at around 2.30 pm towards Kalpetta ( wayanad ) which is around 142 km from mysore.
We reached kalpetta. We have received the calls from our our host ( planet green resorts ) about our journey ( where we are like ) we liked the the way they have shown lot enthusiasm before our arrival thier resort.
We reached gundlupet ( junction ) and had coffee at cafe coffeday. and proceeded towards Bandipura forest > unfortunately we could not see any elephants . But it was cool and fresh air through out the drive through forest.
we reached kalpetta by 5.15pm we enquiries here and there , and finally the resort employee came and accompanied us to the resort. which is just 3kms from Kalpetta town
It is Planet green resorts. which is amazingly built on cliff of the hills. Down to our room having a slope of 60 degree. coffee plantation.
Lot of trees . chirping of birds . calm and seren atmosphere. This is the best place for stress buster . They have very limited accommodation. and very neatly maintained property

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: NO worries for food.
they will ask your opinion before making food.
veg and non veg food as per our liking.
We are vegetarians, they cooked kerala food .
kerala parota, pachchadi, thoran ( fry ) sambar
curd i dont really recommend.
sightseeing: all the well know placed withing 40 km range from the resort.

Activities & things to do: we stayed in wayanad for 3days / 2nights.
best thing you can do in wayanad doing nothing.
enjoy the nature, birds, hills, streams , waterfalls.
after after our arrival on 17th may eveining. we had snacks prepared ( pakoda )and tea and after that we had dinner at 8.30pm . and all of us slept by 9.30pm . On 18th may , I got up early at 5.00am and sat in the balcony of the room and enjoyed the nature ( cloud covered mountans, birtds chirping) Can you believe this i spent two hours in the balcony ( just sitting silently )
after breakfast we went down the hills with children , there is a stream flowing through the coffee estate. My children enjoyed in the stream ( natiral stream from hills ) . they took bath and enjoyed a lot in the water.
shopping in kalpetta : there is one saree shop : SINDUR (My wife bought Kerala saries ), i bought dhoties. we came back and had tea and snacks.
we planned a walk through coffee plantation. and climbing of the hill opposite to our resort.
it was around 2.5kms walking thorough ups and downs of the tea estate . from this hill we had very good pictures of gigantic CHAMBRA PEAK highest hill in wayanad. We walked back to the resort. night we had dinner and slept as usual at 9.30pm . the next day after break fast we checked out and proceeded to our destination.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From BANGALORE to KALPETTA.
Early start is better 6.30 TO 7.00AM ( to avoid traffic of bangalore)
after 40 kms you will find restarant KADUMANE .
You can have break fast here . and you can proceed to Mysore. ( BAN-MYSORE 145 KM )
BY 11.00 AM You can go around Mysore have a look at CHAMUNDI BETTA, KRS DAM .
You can have lunch in an of the hotels on palace road. You cannot find hotels that easily in Mysore. As most of the hotels are on palace road.
You can leave Mysore by 2pm, it takes 3 hours to reach WAYANAD ; 145 KMS.
Always keep mineral water bottles/ fruits/ juices with you ( 3 to 4 minimum ) Once you leave mysore, you don't get anything to eat before wayanad.

from Mysore
then GUNDLUPET from here you have to take a right . ( ROAD shows towards KOZHIKODE( CALICUT) from Gundlupet - KALPET AROUNG 80 KMS
then town of SULTAN BATTERY
before reaching KALPETTA.

Always drive in day time only to KALPETTA.
have a nice stay in kalpetta.

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