Kalpetta Tourism

Kalpetta Tourism

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5.8 / 7
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  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Wayanad
Kerala, occupying an area of approximately 38,863 sq km is a state in the southern part of India. Known worldwide as 'God’s own country', the state has become a popular tourist destination on the world tourism map due to its lush greenery, calm backwaters and scenic beauty. With a wide variety of destinations from hill stations to beaches, from wildlife sanctuaries to pilgrim centres, Kerala has a unique combination of tourist spots.

Kerala has fourteen districts.Thiruvananthpuram is the state capital. Situated on the Arabian Sea, Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is an important port town in Kerala. Chinese Fishing nets and a Jewish synagogue are the most visited attractions of this port town. Surrounded by natural greenery, Thiruvananthapuram is the most crowded town and is well known as the core of IT hubs in the state.

Munnar situated in the Idukki region of Kerala, is one of the most renowned hill stations in southern India. Located on the banks of the Nallathanni Muthirappuzha River, Munnar got its name from the Tamil words Munnu, that means ‘three’ and Aaru, which means‘river’. Other popular hill stations in Kerala include Wayanad, Nelliyampathy, Ponmudi, etc.

A small town on the margins of the Astamudi Lake, Kollam is a very famous tourist place in Kerala and is located 71 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. Kollam is the south doorway to the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey, which is, known as “the Venice of the East”, is famous for its houseboats on the backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters are full of unique species of water animals and birds which provide a green hue.

Kerala has a distinct culture of its own. The states topographical location has contributed largely to its traditions. Kerala also earns the distinction of being the most literate state in India. The best time to visit the state is between November to March and August to September. The state is well connected to the rest of the country by rail, road and air.

Kalpetta is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mysore and Coimbatore.

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Kalpetta Traveller Reviews

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Shivaram Nayak

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  • Shivaram Nayak
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 12 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  43512 readers

"A nice Town and Cash driven economy!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2016
Kalpetta is the district headquarters of the Wayanad district in Kerala and has a pleasant climate. The importance of this town in your itinerary is that you can make this a center for exploring the district and its varied attractions. All attractions are within driving distance from this place which means you can enjoy the facilities of a good stay here during night and the sightseeing during the day.
The food available is less of vegetarian here and in fact the town has only one vegetarian restaurant which is full of customers at any time. Tourists from Bangalore and Mysore throng here for a week end get away. The town and its cuisine have a strong Malabar culture and you can enjoy their polite hospitality.
One important point to note for those planning your shopping here is that you have to carry a lot of cash as credit cards are not accepted almost in any establishment. We had to cancel our shopping for this very reason. When asked why they don't accept credit cards, they avoid giving a reply and politely demand cash!
Overall we had a good time at this nice little town and the excursions to the nearby attractions were really enjoyable.
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Krishnakumar Sivasubramanian

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  • Krishnakumar Sivasubramanian
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  970 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2016
Lot of greenery. Local people are very friendly. Cost of food is within budget. Credit card not accepted but only cash in all shops. ATM's are available. Lot of homestays available in different budget. Many sightseeing places are available. Car or taxi is very useful for sightseeing as the places are bit far from each other.
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Mathews peter

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  • Mathews peter
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Kalpeta, Wayanad, Kerala."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala is a town near to atleast 3 main tourist spots - Soojipara waterfall, Pookode lake, Chembra Heart lake on top of Chembra peak.

Soojipara waterfall - after parking vehicle, trek for almost one kilometre on rock-paved steps. Thick forest surrounds the area. Water is good. Bathing is allowed for men and women. Careful not to let others take photo or video of you, while in water. Careful not to slip on rocks. Its dangerously slippery. It is very painful if you fall down on rocks. Guards watch people always for hidden camera, suspicious activities etc. Entry fee Rs. 50. Camera extra charge Rs. 40.

Pookode lake - 2 km from Kalpetta town. Beautiful lake, surrounded by very beautiful trees which shade the path from sun, bushes, and a road to walk. It takes about an hour to take a casual stroll around the lake. Very beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Entry ticket is there.

Chembra peak - (trekking 750 for group of 4) camera extra Rs. 40. Almost 30 km from Kalpeta town. Takes one day to start from town, complete the trekking and return. The road is very bad in condition. Better to take Mahindra jeep on rent(Rs. 600 for two way) from base point. The jeep will take almost 20 min to travel a few kilometres on very bad road. During jeep trip, order Kerala rice, fish curry and fish fry from a homely meals shop. (their business card is attached as photo). Cheap cost, very clean and tasty food. People are very helping-minded.

Trekking takes almost 4 hours to complete. Take water bottle, sun protection, shoe with good grip etc. I got mild heat stroke after trekking, but this could have been prevented. On top of mountain, there is a heart-shaped lake. And a view point. The trekking path is also beautiful.

Wayanad - tourist attraction places are all located far away, like 30 km from each other. The roads are not very good, with many bends and traffic jams.

Restaurant - I checked star ratings in google.

The Bunglow hotel - expensive (Rs. 400 per person ) but very good food.

"1980's hotel" - cheap cost, but excellent food. This is owned by Malayalam movie actor Abu Salim.

Thamarassery Ghat is near to Kalpetta. The view down the ghat is very beautiful if there is no mist. There is a view point, where high voltage electric line goes down the hill. This place gives good view. Beware of monkeys.

Climate: hot noon, cold night.
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Somesh Menon

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  • Somesh Menon
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 3 Reviews
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"Nature lovers don't miss Wayanad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2016
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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Sarvesh Rana

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  • Sarvesh Rana
  • Lives in Nasik
  • 2 Reviews
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"Beautiful place with all facility for tourists"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
It's a beautiful place with all facility for tourists like food restaurant, hotel's, city, markets. One more thing is that best tourist places are nearby Kalpetta, it means its a best place for stay and visit those places. Kerala paratha is soo tasty there, everyone should eat if they will be planning to go there.
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  • Amal
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3272 readers

"Really calm and cool"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 2, 2015
The overall experience to the travel to Wayanad was really calm and cool. My wife and I actually planned to go to mahi but accidently with some problems we decided to go to Wayanad but it was really god's grace, the experience at Wayanad make me feel like that. Especially the hotel and the visited places make me too fresh.
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Sumit Bakshi

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  • Sumit Bakshi
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"Scenic & good getaway"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2014
Kalpetta offers one an option of a good getaway for the weekend. One can enjoy the greenery and scenic views. It is a very quiet place with good places to stay. Road conditions are a worry especially for non SUV vehicles. The government needs to improve the roads within the city.
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Thulaseedharan Achary

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  • Thulaseedharan Achary
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  • Lives in Punalur
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  • 191 Reviews
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"The place of many attractive spots"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
During my visit at Wayanadu district on december 2013 so many attractions impressed me.Since Wayanadu is close to ootty the climatic condition of the district is always good.Sky scraper hills ,banasura dam,pookkode lake,chain tree, karapuzha dam,thirunelly temple,trissilery temple,paapanasini,pakzhipathalam ,kuruva island,pazhassi raja tomb,chempra peak,edaccal caves,phantom rocks,ambalavayal heritage museum ,tholpatty wild life sanctury ,jain temple etc are the main attractions.All the attractions are intersting informative &enjojable. One important thing to remember is that the expense for visiting can be minimised by using the private/kstrc bus servicing in all the routes. Only auto charge to reach the exact point.By camping at kaipatta we can complete the whole area within three days. This district is the home of coffee plantaions &spices especially bamboo rice getting once in forty years.I recommend to include this place of beauty in the tour package.
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Arun Ramanuj

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  • Arun Ramanuj
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"Nestled close to mountains and streams"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2014
Kapetta is a very nice town nestled close to mountains and streams. The town itself is buzzing with several modern shops and all kinds of amenities. People have been very friendly and helpful. It is a pleasant town to be in or pass through.

There are both hotels and home stays available nearby. Since we were vegetarians we were particular about a vegetarian home stay. Luckily, we found a great place called Sundara Mahal just on the outskirts of the town. We have a really good experience during our stay here.

The weather was perfect - warm during days, and cold during nights, making us snuggle into warm sheets and get a good sleep.
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Anand Viswanatha

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  • Anand Viswanatha
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
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"Fantasic-Because of the stay in Sundara Mahal"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2014
This place has lots of Coffee, Tea Plantations and also abundant greenery to keep you interested. I would avoid Tholpatty Forest reserve and this reserve did not have any animals except deer. Edakkal caves and Suchipura waterfalls are good place to visit. Kuruva Island has been restricted to a smaller place. Previously we can go inside multiple Water Bodies and Smaller Islands walking and but now everything is restricted to a smaller area. I would avoid this.
But if you like to read, relax and have good food, you can consider Sundara Mahal for their hospitality and vegetarian delicacy they provide.
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