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Wayanad

The Green Paradise

14.1/5(413 Ratings)

Wayanad Tourism

Wayanad is famous for

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Neelimala View Point, Wayanad Clouds and Hills

Neelimala View Point, Wayanad Clouds and Hills  Video Review

Neelimala View Point

Avinash Singh
16th Jul 17

Jain temple

Jain temple  Video Review

Puliyarmala Jain Temple

Nidhish Patni
28th Jan 17

Okay to visit

Okay to visit  Video Review

Banasura Dam

Nidhish Patni
28th Jan 17

Calm and scenic!

Calm and scenic!  Video Review

Pookat Lake

Nidhish Patni
28th Jan 17

Calm and scenic!

Calm and scenic!  Video Review

Pookat Lake

Nidhish Patni
28th Jan 17

Serene!

Serene!  Video Review

Meenmutty Falls

Nidhish Patni
27th Jan 17

Mesmerising place

Mesmerising place  Video Review

Edakkal Caves

Nidhish Patni
27th Jan 17

Awesome place and must visit

Awesome place and must visit  Video Review

Edakkal Caves

Nidhish Patni
27th Jan 17

Banasura dam

Banasura dam  Video Review

Banasura Dam

Akshaydev
18th Jan 18

Banasura dam

Banasura dam  Video Review

Banasura Dam

Hashim Muhammed
18th Jan 18

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Reviews (413)

"Excellent place for mountains, tea estates, waterfalls"

Vidya Bai

Vidya Bai5.0/5

2 reviews

One of the best place you must visit

Wayanad is Hill area with a lot of greenery and untangled natural. We stayed in Green Garden holiday home chundale was a very good place to stay in Wayanad . . We also went to pookkode lake and kandan para water falls. Looking forward to visit this place again.

Dakku Dikky

Dakku Dikky5.0/5

2 reviews

Great place

Adorning the northern hills of Kerala is the beautiful district of Wayanad, maintained by the Wayanad Tourism Organization (WTO).  This area is famous for its large amount of camping and trekking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, caves, bird watching sites, flora, fauna and an overall plethora of magnificent sights. This area has been a tourist favorite over the years.  . Www. Wayanadhills. Com for stay

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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.



Photos of Wayanad

Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

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Gaurav Verma

Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Banasura dam, Wayanad

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Dipanjan .

Banasura Sagar Dam
Pookat lake, Wayanad

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Nidhish Patni

Pookat lake, Wayanad

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