Wayanad Tourism

  • AttractionsTea Gardens, Dams
  • Best SeasonJuly to March
  • Ideal Duration3 DaysDays
  • LanguagesMalayalam

Wayanad (Wayanadu) is the green paradise full of plantations, wildlife, and forest and lies in the north-east of kerala.Wayanad Hills are contiguous to the protected area network of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu on the south-east and Bandhipur in Karnataka on north-east, thus forming a vast land mass for the wild life to move about. Clean and pristine, enchanting and hypnotizing, this land is filled with history and culture. The vast stretches of mist - capped mountains, green meadows of valleys, white water springs, blue water lakes and wild forests express the splendid natural beauty of Wayanad. The attractions in Wayand include Chenbra peak, kuruva Dweep,Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary,Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Soochipara falls, Muthanga wildlife Sanctuary.etc.
Wayanad is the Green Paradise on earth tucked in a corner of gods own country. Wayanad is a great weekend getaway for people from south Karnataka. It has good air connectivity with Calicut being the nearest airport at 72kms. One of the biggest attraction in Wayanad is that every place of attraction has a trek with it.Nothing is on the roadside, everything is so secluded from the outside world. Wayanad is a district which has many wonders inside a radius of 50 kms, and the challenge is to choose the best places among them.

Best Time To Wayanad

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

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Wayanad remains a pleasant destination throughout the year. Its high elevation and dense forests mean it stays cool during the hot and humid summer months, while the colder winter days coincide with many colourful festivals. It's still wise to avoid the monsoon months if you're travelling for outdoor excursions and adventure.


Monsoon season spans from June through to October. Torrential rain and widespread flooding mean it's inadvisable to attempt any outdoor trekking or exploring, so you'll miss out on most of what Wayanad has to offer.


September, however, is at the tail end of the monsoon season and the ideal time to visit. Prices are still off-season, but the mountains, forests and waterfalls are at the peak of their luscious green beauty. It's also an excellent time to spot animals profiting from the renewal of nature's bounty.


The weather is cooler and drier between October and February. While this is the perfect time for outdoor activities and sports, beware of the peak season prices from December to January, as well as larger crowds.

Between March and May, Kerala's summer hits its peak, with sweltering and humid weather, making conditions less than ideal for anything but doing nothing. However, Wayanad stays relatively fresh due to its high elevation, so take advantage of the off-season prices, avoid the crowds and start exploring!

How to reach Wayanad

Wayanad is an enchanting, unspoilt and quietly secluded hill station. Verdant rice paddies, red-tinted earth and brightly tinted spice plantations come together to create a harmonious canvas of intense colours, exotic smells and enticing sounds of wildlife, while dense forests keep the heat and humidity at bay.

Distance By Air By Road By Train
Wayanad to Bangalore 280 KMs NA NA 5 h 23 min
Wayanad to Mysore 280 KMs NA NA 2 h 36 min
Wayanad to Kozhikode 280 KMs NA NA 2 h 15 min
By Flight

The nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International Airport, in Kozhikode. It's well-connected to major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Goa, Madurai and Chennai, as well as centres in the Middle East.

By Train

Kozhikode is also home to the nearest train station to Wayanad, with links to significant junctions like Mangalore, Trivandrum, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa and Mumbai. However, both the train station and the airport are over a hundred kilometres away from your final destination. You'll need to catch a bus, cab or private taxi to Wayanad.

By Bus

Wayanad is connected to cities like Bangalore, Trivandrum, Mangalore and Kochi by express bus services, making bus travel the easiest and most inexpensive way to get there. The state-owned KSRTC buses also connect Wayanad with the whole of Kerala in an extensive network, so you'll be able to travel to Wayanad by bus from most places. You can purchase your tickets online on the KSRTC website, or at the bus terminal counter in the train stations.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara waterfalls is a spectacular three-tiered waterfalls in Vellarimala, Wayanad. One can reach Soochipara falls in 15-20 minutes from Meppadi through some of the best tea estates in Wayanad. Soochipara water falls is also known as Sentinal Rock waterfall, and since it is shaped as a needle like mountain, it is ,locally refered as Soochipara in malayalam (Soochi means needle, and para means Rock). This 200 meters high fall offers a cliff face i.e ideal for rock climbing.

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Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak is the tallest peak in Wayanad with 2100 meters above the sea level.

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Edakkel Caves

The name means "between two rocks". The new stone age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal tells the story of civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times.

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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wayanad wild life sanctuary is established in 1973, and is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east and Muthumalai of TamilNadu on south-east.

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Jain Temple

This temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region.

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Kuruva Island

The Kuruva island is an unhabited island of ever green forest on the tributaries of east flowing river Kabani, far away from the disturbances of city life.

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Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad, and is 5kms south of Vythiri. Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad, and is 5kms south of Vythiri. It lies atop Thamarassery, a ghat pass at an elevation of 700m above mean sea level. Being one of the highest locations in Wayanad, Lakkidi also commands a picturesque scenery. The lofty mountain peaks, the gurging stream, luxuriant vegetation and the birds eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath taking. The 12kms long jour

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Pakshipathalam in the Brahmagiri hills at Thirunelli, is deep inside the wild forest and is a challenging tourist spot for any adventure seeking tourist.

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Chain Tree

Chain tree is on the way to Wayanad and is 16km from Kalpetta. The large Ficus tree bound by a prominent chain is the source of a dramatic local legend.

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Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura is the largest earth dam in India, and second largest in Asia. The Banasura Sagar Dam is situated at a distance of 20 Km from kalpett, the district headquarters.

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Tips to Visit Wayanad Tourist Attractions like Banasura Sagar Dam, Chain Tree, Pakshipathalam, Lakkidi, Kuruva Island, Jain Temple, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkel Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Waterfalls

Wayanad Photos

 Photos of Wayanad  attractions including Banasura Sagar Dam, Chain Tree, Pakshipathalam, Lakkidi, Kuruva Island, Jain Temple, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkel Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Waterfalls

Wayanad Tourist Map

Here is a Tourist Destination Map of Wayanad with complete information about Wayanad travel.Download the Wayanad Tourist Map of Wayanad tourist destinations on map and plan your tour to Wayanad.

Tips to Visit Wayanad Tourist Attractions like Banasura Sagar Dam, Chain Tree, Pakshipathalam, Lakkidi, Kuruva Island, Jain Temple, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkel Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Waterfalls

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