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Wayanad

The Green Paradise

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Wayanad Tourism

Wayanad is famous for

Plantations, forests, and wildlife are what come to mind when Wayanad is mentioned. Trekking and mountain climbing to the summit of Chembra Peak are some of the must try activities. Carvings from the Neolithic and Mesolithic Age found at the Edakkal Caves are the favourites with trekkers. Shop for spices, essentials oils, chocolates, coconut fiber handicrafts at Wayanad.

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"Excellent place for mountains, tea estates, waterfalls"

Chittaranjan Gahan

Chittaranjan Gahan4.3/5

9 reviews

Visit only for Hill station and Adventure Activities

Wayenad is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, india. It is set high on the western ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m . According to archaeological evidence, the wayenad forests inhabited for more than 3000 years. The trip was from Bangalore to wayenad . The day was 30th Dec 2016. A special day as this day is my birth date. Though I had flooded with good wishes still I was excited about the trip wayenad, kerela . We started our journey from Marathalli, Bangalore at around 11. 30 PM. Night was so dark and richer than before. The path is sparkling like sugar underfoot . Though the flowers sleep and trees shows their lofty arms once more, the smile plays upon these cold lips. We were 6 people in tavera. Actually it seldom rains in winter but. No sooner than we get into the van it started. The itinerary was Bangalore to Wayenad via Mysore and Bandipur national park . . As there is some restriction to movement vehicles through bandipur in some stretches 9. 00 pm to 5. 00 am, so we have planned accordingly . We took a halt for tea and snacks in Mysore. Snacks was fully ludicrous to cost. Whilst I was taking my tea suddenly I saw 2 boys were running very fast and trying to prevail from another. This thing you must have seen often in late night . However we started the journey after the tea break. Before we reaching the destination, we had planned to visit one of the tourist place I. E. Alkali Caves. Alkali caves are two natural caves. At remote location at decal. It took 8 hr from Bangalore. They lie 1200 m above sea level. You have to take many steps to reach the destination. So One should climb carefully. Why I am telling to climb carefully ,. Beacause while we were climbing, one of the visitor leg got slipped and he fell down on the stone and blood came out, really it was pity moments . This place is worth seeing. After spent all 2 hours there, we started our journey to our homestay I. Vythiri Homestay in Vythiri. Homestay ambience is quite good. All where greenery and few homes nearby . We ought to have reached early but it took some time to finding the routes. Cost of the homestay was affordable. If amenities comes to the picture, then free parking and care taker. We took quick shower and headed towards the lunch prepared by care taker. Food was very tasty and yummy, especially peper chicken. After having lunch we needed to go our next destination Banasura Sagar dam. It was around 24 km distance from our hotel. We came back to our hotel after spending the evening time in Banasura dam. View was beautiful due to the reservoir and winter evening with beautiful color of sky and range of mountains . Finally we were excited to celebrate the last night of the year. Some people used to drink alcohol. But due to alcohol ban in Kerela they did not get any where. The night was cold and we covered with cardigan We were in the room and laughing loudly due to funny jokes and crazy things by people. We suddenly heard High volume sounds and Once we went to terrace wo got to see many tourists are dancing around the bun fire . We enjoyed a beautiful night at the top of the hill, calm and tranquility, among the new faces, high music with terrible steps. One of my checklist completed we slept tightly lest we should feel week on next day as it was the day in wayenad. Woke up early morning with Kerela tea (One of the best tea I have ever had). After having our breakfast we had planned to see the view from top of the hill and we headed towards that. Whilst we drove towards hill station, we saw the hooding "Longest zipline in kerala" in vytheri . Then we could not stop ourselves to enjoy it. It was best adventurious and thrilling experience till the date After that we came back to Bangalore via Mysore and ended the journey with cherish memories.

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Sunilkumar Vasu

Sunilkumar Vasu5.0/5

3 reviews

Amazing Wayanad

Nature has blessed Wayanad with a huge bounty ranging from Tholpety wildlife sanctuary, Muthangya Wild life sanctuary, Banasura Dam, Alkali Caves of pre Christ & Islam Era, Pookothe Lake, innumerable Falls, Kuruva island in the middle of a lake, Lakkdi View point, Chembra Peaks for Trekking. Etc in short there is something for any age travellers visiting Wayanad. Isn't that AMAZING.

Wayanad Overview

History of Wayanad

Plantations, forests, and wildlife are what come to mind when Wayanad is mentioned. Situated in the midst of the Western Ghats, it has a pleasant climate all year round. The history of Wayanad is thought to date back to the New Stone Age. Documented evidence, however, is available only from the 18th century onward. The region was under the rule of the Pazhassi Rajas, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan, and the British at various times. In 1980, it was made an independent district of Kerala.

People and Culture of Wayanad

The indigenous people of Wayanad are tribals or Adivasis. Adiyars, Paniyas, Kurumas, Kattunaikars, and Kadans are the main tribes though there are many others too. There are many tribal healers who are experts in herbal medicine with people from various parts of the country and abroad seeking their assistance in treatment of diseases such as diabetes and even cancer.

Onam, Maha Shivaratri, Ashtami Rohini, Vishu, Christmas, Easter, and Bakrid are some of the festivals celebrated by the locals. Arts, crafts, dance, and music are all a part of these festivities. The months from February to May are when most of the folk performances, which are among Wayanad attractions, take place.

Things To Do in Wayanad

Of the many things to do in Wayanad, a trip to Banasura Sagar Dam is a must. Considered India’s biggest earth dam and the second largest in Asia, it is one the popular picnic spots in Wayanad. Carvings from the Neolithic and Mesolithic Ages can be found at the Edakkal Caves which are a favourite with trekkers too. Trekking and mountain climbing to the summit of Chembra Peak are some other activities pursued by visitors on sightseeing in Wayanad.

The Soochipara Waterfalls, Pookat Lake, Kuruva Dweep, and Lakkidi are some other places to visit in Wayanad. Besides seeing Wayanad tourist places, many come here on religious tourism. Thirunelli Temple, Korome Mosque, Pallikunnu Church, Jain temples of Sulthan Battery, and Glass Temple of Kootamunda are just some of the other places to see in Wayanad.

Food and Shopping in Wayanad

The food in Wayanad is predominantly Kerala cuisine though restaurant menus offer a variety of other Indian and international cuisines. Visitors on a trip to Wayanad might like to get a taste of some local dishes such as Malabar parathas, fish curry cooked in clay pots served with steaming rice, the Nadan chicken curry with some Appams, or a vegetarian Sadhya or traditional feasts served on plantain leaves.

Handicrafts made of bamboo, jute, coconut shells, and cane, spices like pepper and cardamom, and coffee are some of the things visitors on Wayanad sightseeing trips take home. Make sure to take a break from the list of Wayanad places to visit to do some shopping.

Accommodation in Wayanad

If you are wondering about how to reach Wayanad, there are plenty of options available. The nearest railway station and airport are located at Kozhikode which is at a distance of about 110 kms. Kozhikode is well-connected to different parts of the country with regular trains and flights. Buses and cabs are the common mode of transport for tourists arriving from other cities on a Wayanad tour. The hotels in Wayanad range from the luxurious to the modest with offerings ranging from tree houses to eco dwellings and homestays.



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Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Banasura dam, Wayanad
Banasura Sagar Dam
Chembra Peak, Wayanad
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Pookat lake, Wayanad
Pookat lake, Wayanad

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