True to its literal meaning "The land of paddy fields", extensively beautiful Wayanad is very fertile. Snuggled amidst the soft mist clad mountains of Western Ghats, Wayanad is a popular hill stations of Kerala. The bio-diverse region is spread over an area of 2132 sq km and is strikingly scenic. Its wildlife sanctuaries with intense forests are a delight for wildlife aficionados as its cosmic landmasses are home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna where animals and birds live freely in their natural dwellings during Wayanad tour.
Wayanad is an amalgamation of wilderness, history and culture. Pre-historic engravings of Mesolithic Age have been discovered in Edakkal Caves here. The region was earlier ruled by Rajas of Veda tribes. Wayanad has the highest concentration of tribals in Kerala, some of whom still live in the hills here including Adiyas, Kurumbas and Paniyas who have so far managed to preserve their centuries' old traditional values and identities. Wayanad has abundance of savannah grasslands, coffee and tea plantations and reverie paddy fields that provide it a serene ambience.
Wayanad Tourist Attractions :
Pookot Lake : Pookot Lake is An ideal picnic spot where you can also enjoy boat ride against the mesmerizing and scenic backdrop. Children Park and an Aquarium are also located close by Pookot Lake.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary : Also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, it is located adjacent to Bandipur National Park and lies 16 km off Sultan's Bathery. The sanctuary is home to tigers, leopards, elephants, monkeys and a variety of bird species. So visit Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary during Wayanad tour
Chembra Peak : Having an elevation of 2100 m above sea level, Chembra Peak is the tallest summit of the region. You can enjoy an unforgettable camping experience on the peak. The peak provides a panoramic view of the surrounding greenery.
Soochipara Falls : Also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, stream of water here cascades from a height of 300 ft providing a visual delight to the visitors. Facilities for swimming, rafting and bathing are also available near the falls.
Edakkal Caves : Located 25 km from Kalpetta, the crevice has a 30 ft deep fissure which provides it an appearance of a cave. You can reach to the caves by trekking for nearly 1 km from Edakkal. Pre-historic figures of humans and animals are engraved on the walls of Edakkal Caves.
You should enjoy trekking, camping and jeep safari while in Wayanad
Vythiri : Good for excursion
Ambalavayat Heritage Museum : 12 km. Houses artifacts dating back to 2nd century
Thirunelli Temple :Located in Brahmagiri Hills, 30 km off Wayanad
Kuruva Island : 950 acres lush green expanses of the island are just 17 km from Wayand
Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary : Located 1740 m above sea level, the bird sanctuary is ideal for trekking expeditions and bird watching
Other Attractions :
By Air : Karipur International Airport in Kozhikode is the nearest airport to Wayanad which is 100 km away. Taxi service is available from the airport to Wayanad.
By Train : Kozhikode Railway Station is nearest to Wayanad, which is 110 km away.
By Road : Regular buses run between Alleppey and Kochi, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore and other important destinations in the region.