Wayanad- The Green Paradise Of Kerala
Famous as the Green Paradise Of Kerala, Wayanad is a quiet and popular hill station of Kerala. The Beautiful Hill Station is situated 2100 meters above the sea level and located 70 Kms from Kozhikode. the natural beauty of this town attracts tourist worldwide. Wayanad Offers you everything you can imagen on a journey, from trekking to boating from wildlife to beautiful waterfalls.
You can know the history of Wayanad from the pictures created in the caves here in ancient time. Wayanad is named after the village of Paddy field named after Vayal Nadu. the people here are mostly tribal, You can see here some of the artworks created by the hands of the people here. Karthigai, Maha Shivaratri, Thirunelli Festival, Ashtami Rohini are the most celebrated festival of Wayanad. The town is also famous for coffee and tea plantation, you can see some beautiful Tea Garden here.
The weather of Wayanad remains pleasant throughout the year. The temperature here is 20 ° C to 36 ° C in summer. In winter, the minimum temperature is 10 ° C and maximum 25 ° C. In the monsoon, the temperature here is not too hot or colder, The minimum temperature in the monsoon is 14 ° C and the maximum is 25 ° C.
Why Visit Wayanad
Wayanad is blessed with natural beauty, the town offers so many amazing places that will amaze you. you can visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary for Wildlife adventure and see some rare animals here. in Kuruva Islands you experience the majestic beauty around the Islands, here you can enjoy boating in the lake which is located here. Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad which offers you a perfect view of green forest around, there is a heart-shaped lake which is the must-see place to watch in Chembra Peak. You can visit the Soochipara Waterfalls and enjoy some water activity there. So just pack your bag visit here and Feel the beauty of nature.
Places To Visit in Wayanad
Pookode Lake 3km away from Vythiri, Pookode Lake is surrounded by beautiful forest. Pookode Lake situated at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. Pookode Lake is a must-visit destination in Wayanad. The atmosphere around the lake is so tranquil, You will see the greenery around the lake. The shape of the lake is like the map of India. In the lake you can see the readymade pododensis fish of the spring fish species Which is only found in Kerala all over the world, You can see some wild animal around the lake.There are also beautiful flowers of lotus in the lake.
You can do boating in Pookode Lake, there is a pathway around the lake where you can take a romantic walk with your loved ones. There is horse ride also available here. Tourist can buy some bamboo and wooden artifacts from curio shop which is nearby the lake. Pookode Lake is the best place for photography in Wayanad.
- Entry- For Adults- Rs 10 Camera Fee Boating Charge
For Children- Rs 5 Rs- 20 For Still Camer Two Adults- Rs 30 Rs- 150 for Video Camera Five Adults- Rs 50
- Timing- 9:00 am- 5:00 pm All Week.
Kuruva Island is 29 km from Wayanad, Kuruva islands is a group of islets. Kuruva islands are surrounded by rivers and evergreen forest, the enchanting beauty of this island attracts Tourist so much. Kuruva islands are famous for its flora and fauna and natural beauty. you can see birds, flora and herbs that are a sight to sore eyes. You can enjoy rafting hare also do boating here. You can see some rare species of birds, orchids, herbal plants in Kuruva islands.
You will see some beautiful birds and butterfly, there are also two freshwater lakes here. Kuruva islands is a perfect place for Adventure lover and Nature Lovers, these islands are also the best place in Wayanad plan a picnic. These islands open in the months of May to October.
Per Person Rs- 80 For Indians
Per Person Rs- 150 Foreign Tourists
- Opening Time- 9:00 am – 3:30 pm All Week
fill with the natural beauty Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad. Chembra peak is 34.4 km from Wayanad. Chembra peak is situated at 2100 meter above sea level, Chembra peak provides you a majestic view of the evergreen forest.Chembra peak is one of the places where you can enjoy trekking with full fun but you have to take permission for trekking, you will see some tea garden when trekking here.Here is a heart-shaped lake which attracts tourists very much here. You should visit Chembra peak and feel the pure air in the lovely atmosphere on Chembra peak.
Known as the gateway of Wayanad, Lakkidi is a beautiful place to visit. Lakkidi situated 700 meters above sea level and located 27.7 km from Wayanad. Lakkidi offers a breathtaking views lush greenery of the hills, You will enjoy the view of the greenery of the hills. The Pookot Lake is just 3 km away from Lakkidi. You can see some rare species of birds like Little Cormorant, Indian Shag and Little Green Heron. You can do trekking here, Lakkdi is famous as viewpoint and it’s a good place for a picnic.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Located 18.0 km from Wayanad, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular place for a wildlife adventure. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973 and its the second biggest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many animals and some rare species. In 1992 the Sanctuary was declared as Project Elephant for saving Elephant killings. you can see different varieties fauna and flora in Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Here you can see animals like elephant, tiger, panthers, monkeys, wild dogs, deer, bears and jungle cats, civet cats etc.
There is also a large number of birds in the sanctuary, here you can see some beautiful birds like woodpeckers, jungle fowls, peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, owls. There are also two eco-tourism centers in Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get some awareness about wildlife and nature. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the best places to visit in Wayanad for Nature and Wildlife lovers.
- Entry Fee
Rs. 10 Per Person For Indian
Rs. 100 Per Person For Foreigners
Rs. 5 Per Head For Children’s (Below 12 Years)
Best Time To Visit Wayanad
Best time to visit Wayanad is from October to May because in this season the weather remains very good.In this season you can do boating and trekking easily here. on my option you should visit Wayanad in this session because the winter season offers you so much here, you can fully enjoy outdoor activities with your loved ones.
How To Reach Wayanad
By Air- Calicut International Airport is the nearest Airport to Wayanad which is just 65 km from Wayanad. Transformation is easily available to Wayanad to Calicut International Airport.
By Train- Kozhikode Railway Station is nearest Railway Station to Wayanad which is 110 km from Wayanad. From Kozhikode Railway Station you can take bus or taxi to get there. Transformation is easily available from Kozhikode Railway Station.
By Road- KSRTC runs bus in regular basis from some major cities of Kerala to Wayanad. You take KSRTC bus from Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore and Kochi to Wayanad.