Wayanad Hill Station is a green paradise which is nestled among the lofty mountains of Western Ghats in Kerala. Fast flowing mountain rivers of Panamaram, Kabini and Mananthavady cut across the whirling landscape of Wayanad which present a visual delight to the travelers. The enamoring Wayanad is 76 km from Kozhikode. The hill station in wayanad has vast expanses of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber plantations. The aroma of spice and coffee plantations could be felt everywhere in the hill station in wayanad. Wayanad derives its name from the expression "Wayanadu" which means the land of paddy fields.
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 344 sq km which has a rich collection of mammalian and avian species. Wayanad wildlife sanctuary has two distinct parts, Tholpetty and Muthanga, which extend upto Nagarhole and Sulthan Bathery respectively. Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is an important part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Wayanad has largest population of Adivasi tribals in Kerala some of whom like Adiyars, Kurumas, Ooralis, Paniyas and Kurichyas still leave in dense forest areas, untouched from the modern civilization. Wayanad has managed to preserve its natural ambience amid the increasing march of modernity. Tourists come to Wayanad Hill Station to escape from the tensions of fast paced city life. The great ambience of sleepy Wayanad is hard to find in other big commercialized hill stations like Ooty and Munnar which remain crowded throughout the year.
Pookat fresh water lake is a good destination to enjoy boating and spend some lovely moments around its cool surroundings. There is an aquarium which houses large varieties of freshwater fish. A children park is also nearby which has good facilities for boating and entertainment for children and their family members. Kuruvadweep and Chenbara Peak are popular picnic spots around Wayanad Hill Station from where you can enjoy panoramic view of the surroundings.
Wayanad is also spelled as Wynad, Wyanad, Vayanad, Vynad and Vayanadu.
Nearest airport and railway station to Wayanad are at Kozhikode while the hill station in Wayanad is well connected by bus service with Kannur, Ooty, Kozhikode, Kalpetta, Mysore and other nearby destinations.