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About Wayanad

  • AttractionsTea Gardens, Dams

  • Best SeasonJuly to March

  • Ideal Duration3 Days

  • 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. Loaded with charming waterfalls, caves, resorts, and homestays, Wayanad tourism is known for its zest ranches and natural life. The attractions in Wayand include Chenbra peak, kuruva Dweep,Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary,Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Soochipara falls, Muthanga wildlife Sanctuary. etc.
Situated on the Southern tip of the Deccan plateau, here are few tourist places in
Wayanad with pictures that are glorified by the Western Ghats with lofty ridges and clear lakes.
After a glimpse at these tourist places in Wayanad with pictures, it would not be wrong to say that Wayanad is one of the most mesmerizing tourist destinations in Kerala.
Situated on the Southern tip of the Deccan plateau, here are few tourist places in Wayanad with pictures that are glorified by the Western Ghats with lofty ridges and clear lakes. After a glimpse at these tourist places in Wayanad with pictures, it would not be wrong to say that Wayanad is one of the most mesmerizing tourist destinations in Kerala.
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.

Wayanad Tourist Places

If you are planning a trip to Kerala, you cannot afford to miss spellbinding tourist places in Wayanad that give an enthralling experience.

Kuruva Island: Situated amidst the tributaries of River Kabani, Kuruva Island one of the best tourist places in Wayanad occupied by rare birds, flora, and herbs that are a sight to the sore eyes.

Pookode Lake: Nestled between evergreen forest and the Western Ghats, this scenic freshwater lake is one of the most preferred Wayanad places for photographers and nature lovers.

Wildlife Wayanad Sanctuary: Rich in biodiversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is a must-visit during your Wayanad tourism.

Chembra Peak: Situated 2100 m above sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad and lives up to its billing of being one of the most picturesque Wayanad tourist places as the route to the peak is past waterfalls and lush greenery.

Banasura Sagar Dam: Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the most spellbinding Wayanad tourist places that boast of extensive natural beauty.

Edakkal Caves: The only place in India with Stone Age carvings belonging to the Neolithic and Mesolithic Age, Eddakal caves are one of the Wayanad tourist places that have archaeological significance.

Thirunelli Temple: Popular as Kashi of South, this temple is dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu and is a must-visit during your Wayanad tourism. It is the only temple in the world where one can enjoy all rituals related to one’s life from birth to death and life after death.

From historic artifacts to the most mesmerizing creations of nature, tourist places in Wayanad offer a surreal respite for tourists.

Plan your Wayanad tourism trip with us and explore the Wayanad places that are sure to take your breath away.


Popular Questions About Wayanad

What kind of place is Wayanad?

Among the prettiest territories of Kerala, Wayanad is a prominent town that boasts of serenity as well as tranquility. From gorgeous hills to tea and coffee plantations to wildlife, Wayanad has a plethora of things to offer. Situated on the fringe of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Wayanad is loaded with charming waterfalls, caves, resorts, and homestays.

What are the top attractions in Wayanad district?

Kuruva Island, Pookode Lake, Wildlife Wayanad Sanctuary, Chembra peak, Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, and Thirunelli Temple are some of the top attractions in the Wayanad district.

Which is the best month to visit Wayanad?

Even though the weather in Wayanad is pleasant all year round, the best time to visit Wayanad is between October and May.

What are the most popular activities to do in Wayanad district with family?

Trekking to Chembra Peak, enjoying boating at Pookode lake, exploring flora and fauna at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, bamboo rafting at Kuruva Island , ziplining in the hills of Kerala and strolling amidst beautiful grains are the most popular activities to do in Wayanad district.

Best time to visit 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!


Each season in Wayanad has its own appeal and the winter season is best among the various seasons for Wayanad tourism. Enjoy a warm, cozy stay and explore the Wayanad tourist places as the mist gets thicker from October to February.

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.

Dotted with misty valleys, sprinkling waterfalls, and spice plantations, Wayanad tourism is easy as this green paradise is connected to all major cities of the world and the cities within the country through various modes of transport.

  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.

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