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Wayanad Diaries – An Ideal Vacation Getaway

Nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, Wayanad bespeaks natural beauty in true colors. A green paradise, Wayanad forms the border world of the greener part of Kerala. Pristine and clean; hypnotizing and enchanting, the land of Wayanad is filled with culture and history. Think of Wayanad and the first few images that come to mind will be that of the undulating mountains covered with green canopy. True to our imaginations about this land, the district harbors rich flora and fauna, supported by the lofty ridges in the area intercepted with deep valleys and dense forests. The picturesque beauty and scenic vistas of Wayanad offer several opportunities for adventure tourism. If you are tired of routine rat race and looking for an ideal vacation getaway to retreat and relax, do not look further than Wayanad. This beautiful district welcomes you to explore vast stretches of mist-capped mountains, green meadows of valleys, white water springs, blue water lakes and a lot more to express the breathtaking beauty of Wayanad.
Located at a distance of 76 kms from sea shores of Kozhikode, this verdant hill station is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. Other than splendid natural beauty, perhaps what the visitor finds most endearing about this quaint little hill station is its large tribal population and their fascinating lifestyle.

Getting There

·         By Air - Kozhikode airport is located at a distance of about 25 km from the center of the city. Kozhikode is well connected by air to Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Goa, Madurai and Chennai.
·         By Rail - The Kozhikode railway station is located south of the Manachira Square. The city is well connected by train to important places like Mangalore, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa and Mumbai.
·         By Road - Kozhikode is well linked with various destinations in Kerala and beyond. National Highway 17 links Kozhikode with the rest of the cities in Kerala and neighboring states.

Wayanad At A Glance

·         Chembra Peak – Located near Meppadi in the southern part of Wayanad. It is the tallest peak in the region and many people visit this peak to test their physical prowess. Climbing this peak is an exhilarating experience as great expanses of Wayanad unfolds with each step. Reserve a day for this summit.

·         Neelimala – Another in the kitty, Neelimala is a trekker's delight offering multiple options for trekking routes. Once you reach the top, the sight is mesmerizing. Also, you can treat your eyes with the Meenmutty falls located nearby.

·         Chethalayam – Yet, another waterfall that attracts visitors to the magical land of Wayanad. This fall and the adjoining areas are ideal for locales for trekking and bird watching.

·         Bansura Sagar Dam - Reckoned as the largest Earth dam in India, it is located in the southwestern part of Wayanad.  Also, you can check adjoining Bansura Peaks for sighting and trekking.

Also explore the Muthunga Wild Life Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Lakkidi, Eddakal Cave, Kuruva Island, etc.

Things to Do At Wayanad

·         River Trails
·         Rainforest Trekking
·         Wildlife Safari
·         Camping
·         Heritage and Legend Trails
·         Spice Tours
·         Enjoying Monsoon in Wayanad

Best Time To Visit - The most suitable time to visit Wayanad is from September to April.

While you treat your soul with the captivating sights, sounds and fragrance of Wayanad, you may also shop for some specialties of Wayanad like spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants. Already feeling captivated! Do not waste any more minute. Start backpacking and spend an exhilarating vacation in the realms of Wayanad. Make memories with your loved ones, nowhere else but in Wayanad. Connect with nature like never before!

1 comment:

  1. I would like to go the 3rd one and I love this place, Thanks for sharing this lovely information.
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