Wayanad, affectionately called the green paradise is tucked away in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Just a short distance from some of the popular destinations for tourist in South India like Ooty, Mysore and Coorg, Wayanad is a readily accessible and important traveller destination in Kerala. The name Wayanad translates to the land of forests and even today, it’s vast expanses of virgin forest land, wildlife and blissful nature paths which will awaken your senses. Wayanad tourist places include various attractions like the Edakkal Cave, Chembra Peak, Kuruva Island and Lakkidi, which is the highest point in Wayanad.
No trip to Wayanad can be complete without a trip to Muthanga wildlife sanctuary and Pakshipatahalam, which represents the wilderness and the wildlife of this part of Kerala at its best. In case you’re searching for some adventure sporting activities, you can set out on jungle paths or trekking and hiking expeditions. Check out the Wayanad packages for the best possible activities that suit your requirements. Go for a boating trip in the serene Pookot Lake and a halt the picturesque Sentinel Rock waterfalls, Kantanpara waterfall, Suchippara waterfalls will top off the Wayanad holidays in style. The Banasura Sagar dam is another attraction.
Located at a distance of 15 Km from Wayanad, Banasura Dam is the largest land dam in India, flanked by green hills on all 3 sides. The magnificent views offer ample photo shoot opportunities, speed boating facilities are also available. Wayanad tourism has a rich smattering of cultural and historical sites too. There are various ancient religious places like Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple, Thirunelli Temple and Valliyoorkavu Temple. Wayanad has the only temple in Kerala devoted to Sita and their twin sons of Lord Ram, Lava Kusha. Wayanad has a pleasant climate all round the year, however, the optimum time for sightseeing is between October and February.
Wayanad is also famous for its monsoon holidays as well that fall between July and Sept where you may enjoy the charm and the fury of the tropics monsoon at its best. Various stores sell fresh spices, coffee beans and tea of different flavours. The ethnic crafts made of cane, wood and coconut shells may also be shopped locally. Tourists can hire taxis or car rickshaws or jeeps taxicab to explore Wayanad. For short trips, tourists can hire cycles too. Sightseeing Wyanad offers an eclectic experience for the tourists who reach here in quest of tranquillity, adventure or fun.
Spend a day in the lap of nature at Kuruva Island, a lovely island on the Kabini River, which is spread over 900 acres. Comparatively unexplored, this island is a haven for plenty of rare birds, animals and plant life. You may also see tribal individuals in small country boats, fishing on the island. Therefore, in case you’re searching for a nice holiday destination in the middle of nature, where one can be at your very own pace, your search could lead you to Wayanad.