|Best time to visit||Climate||Accessories/Seasonal Clothing||Festivals|
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!
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|
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.
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.
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.
How is the jungle camp in Thekkady? What all does it include?
Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling jungle camp at Thekkady. You can opt for the night camp programme of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the dense forest around. The programme offers comfortable tents for visitors in the middle of evergreen dense forests. The camping takes place in the midst of Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills; where one can experience trekking and even taste the tribal cuisine prepared by the local tribe (Urali). You can even get to interact with the local tribal people and get to spot some rare species of wildlife.
WIll the houseboat experience include all meals and cruise from which destination?
We offer Premium or Deluxe Houseboat in this Package
The rates quoted by Premium and Deluxe Houseboats is very different in Kerala. What is the difference between Premium and Deluxe Houseboats
There are multiple differences with respect to interiors and service. Premium house boats is similar to 4 star resorts and will be having better interiors and furnishing, food menu with more options and cruise time will be slightly more. However deluxe houseboat will be similar to 3 star resorts and will have standard interiors and furnishing. In deluxe house boats, AC will be usually operated only at night from 9 PM to 6 AM , whereas in premium houseboats AC will be operated for 24 hours . The cost difference is there , however if you are not on a show string budget, then we recommend premium houseboats
Is Varkala a good option for swimming lovers?
Yes Varkala is a great place to swim in non monsoon seasons . It is a Cliff Beach and cleaner than Kovalam
Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Kochi, Alappuzha, Calicut, Wayanad, Coorg, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Mararikulam, Athirapally Arriving 13th Jan Departing 26th Jan. Please advise good itinerary and price.
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