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Wayanad Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 2100 m
  • Pincode: 670001
  • District: Wayanad
  • Language: Malayalam
  • STD code: 04936
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 36°C, Winter 10 to 31°C

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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Jovin M

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  • Jovin M
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice and cool" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Wayanad district is in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau. Part of theWestern Ghats is in the district. In the centre of the district hills are lower in height while the northern area has high hills. Eastern area is flat and open. And a very nice place fr photography.
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Jovin M

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"Chilllinggg" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nice place .. Ver coool and butifl place. Morningits like dews in air .. And butiful and calm wind ... Eyes and all getting child over there ... Very calm place were can stay and give all tension and feel freee. A nice place for photography. And night drives also
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Maneesh nair

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  • Maneesh nair
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
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"Excellent place for mountains, tea estates, waterfalls" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Why travel to Wayanad - Nature unlimited, mountains, river, waterfalls, lake, wildlife, heritage places.

Must visit - Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, Alkali caves, Banasura Sagar dam, Soojipara Waterfalls, if you are going back to Kerala - take the longer route to increase the chances of catching up with wildlife - Muthanga -> Gundlupet -> Bandipur -> Mudumalai -> Gudalur -> Nilambur.
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Gaurav Verma

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  • Gaurav Verma
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Wayanad- in the lap of magical beauty" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the best place that I had ever been in India. The environment over there is so calm and scenic that you will forget your daily hustling city life. We had hired a cab and covered almost three destinations (Decal caves, Kuruva Dweep and Banasura Dam) of different themes within a span of 2 days. We had booked an affordable stay @ Holiday Hill hotel and suits, with best in class amenities and clean rooms.
If you are currently based in Bangalore, this is a must visit place and can be planned well within budgets.
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Saumil Pandya

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  • Saumil Pandya
  • Lives in Pune
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"A place among clouds" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I visited Wayanad with friends. We did a cab from Kozhikode to visit this district. It is very beautiful and scenic place. As far as activities and sight seeing points are concern, there is a small lake for boating, a jungle safari & a check dam where you can enjoy speedboat. But the real beauty lies with the scenic nature of your surroundings. Must visit.
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Mohan Poduval

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"Heaven on earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
There are many places for one to visit depending on the time available but since it take 3 to 4 hrs to cover one place, the maximum places one can visit is only two. Planning is important.

From trekking to the caves of Decal and to having a dip in Soochipara waterfalls are a few to name. Relax and enjoy.
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Pallavoor Subramanian

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"Awesome place to unwind and be one among nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
IT is close to two years since we visited the place. But the memory of having spent a wonderful holiday in peace lingers on. If there is any paradise on earth this is it. There is no need to look beyond to explore nature at its best. The State of Kerala possesses many such wonders and this must rate as one among the top.
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Anju premanand sontakke

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  • Anju premanand sontakke
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"Wayanad - A vision"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had heard about Kerala.. Had read many articles.. But visiting this place gave me a different vision to look at nature. It's not only the destination but the journey was amazing.. Would be revisiting with my family. The lake, the mountain, the rain forest, elephant with calf in forest, and the most imp part resort with the same environment brought me joy and happiness.
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"Cool place to relax on a vacation"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a cool place to relax and rejuvenate our body mind and soul. Excellent choice of place for a vacation. More close to nature and wildlife. The climatic conditions during monsoon time makes us feel like as if we are in heaven. The rains and winds from the western that's gives us the most wonderful experience. And needless to say while we are in Kerala ., god's own country, the nature would be at its best. Greenish everywhere. On the whole it is a memorable place for a vacation.
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Ramkumar Viswanath

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  • Ramkumar Viswanath
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Wayanad is overrated"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2016
Wayanad in May is definitely overrated, the humidity and heat is bad. There is nothing different from regular hill stations, a few spots of scenic beauty a lake a waterfall a dam so on nothing to rave. Munnar is infinitely a better option in May, the only redeeming factor is Wayanad is still not commercially exploited like Ooty or Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra.
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