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The exotic Wayanad and things to do

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Snuggled amidst the graceful mountains of the western ghats, Wayanad is a naturally beautiful place with simple yet stunning landscapes. Vast tea estates, lush green meadows, mist, rich valleys, and evergreen forests are all the jewels of Wayanad. Kerala’s beauty gets glorified by Wayanad’s immense beauty.


Waterfalls, creeks, huge deodars, fragrant tea plantations, tangled jungles, evergreen landscapes, exotic flora, and fauna are some elements that add to the beauty of Wayanad.


Be prepared to witness the beauty of Wayanad and the spectacular sunrises and sunsets; the night skies are astonishing and offer the most spectacular views when you enter this beautiful land of immense natural beauty.


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How to Reach Wayanad


From Bangalore, there are almost 9  direct busses to Wayanad. The journey to Wayanad from Bangalore is approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes long. The airway is the fastest mode to reach Wayanad from Bangalore, which takes approximately 3 hours.


Wayanad is located in northeastern Kerela and is easily accessible. Wayanad is about 300km from Bangalore, and you can reach Wayanad in about 7 hours via National Highway 275. Let’s look at 3 different road trips you can choose to reach Wayanad from Bangalore.


Route 1:  The Mysore Route

Route 2: The Kanakapura Route

Route 3: The Somnathpur-Bandipur Route


Route 1:  The Mysore Route

Bangalore to Wayanad via Mysore is the most common route, offering many sights to see along the way. The route to Wayanad is as follows,


Bangalore to Channapatna,

Channapatna to  Srirangapatna,

Srirangapatna to Mysore,

Mysore to Kattikulam, 

Kattikulam to Wayanad.


It takes about 7 hours to cross the 300km distance to reach Wayanad via NH 275.


Route 2: The Kanakapura Route

Bangalore to Wayanad via Kanakapura is a fantastic route that passes through National Highway 948, and it takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Wayanad. The route to Wayanad is as follows,


Bangalore to Kanakapura, 

Kanakapura  to Kollegal,

Kollegal to Chamarajanagar,

Chamarajanagar to Gundlupet,

Gundlupet to Wayanad.


Route 3: The Somnathpur-Bandipur Route

Those who wish to enjoy a good road trip can choose the route from Banglore to Wayanad via Somnathpur and Bandipur. You can explore the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park on this route. This route passes via NH 275 and 766. It takes about 7 hours to travel the distance of 300km. The time can vary if you decide to spend time at the Tiger reserve and national park.


The route to Wayanad is as follows,


Bangalore to Channapatna, 

Channapatna to Malavalli,

Malavalli to Somanathapura,

Somanathapura to Gundlupet,

Gundlupet to Bandipur,

Bandipur to Wayanad.

About the exotic beauty of Wayanad

Wayanad is an astonishingly beautiful place to visit. Let’s look at the places and sights that make Wayanad an exotic and must-visit destination.

  • The Chembra Peak Trek
  • Explore the Edakkal Caves
  • Sunset at the Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Hike through the Meenmutty Falls
  • Rock climbing at the Soochipara Falls
  • Row in the Pookode Lake
  • Walk through the Chembra Tea Estate
  • Thusharagiri Trek


The Chembra Peak Trek

Chembra trek is a 14km exciting trekking trip that takes about 6 hours to reach the destination. Along the way, you will explore the beautiful forests and grasslands of the western ghats. On your way to Chembra peak, you will come across two splendid lakes, one heart-shaped, the love lake of Kerela. After reaching the top, get mesmerized by the beauty of the surroundings and the towns of Kalpetta and Vythiri that can be seen from the top.


Explore Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves, situated at an altitude of 1200m, are the most fabulous places to visit. The most beautiful pictorial scripts age back to the Neolithic Prehistorian civilization are showcased in these caves. 


Sunset at the Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasur Sagar Dam is among the must-go places in Wayanad. The mesmerizing sunset is a treat for visitors’ eyes as they enjoy boating on the waters of the second-largest earthen dam in Asia.


Hike through the wilderness of Meenmutty Falls

Meenmutty fall hike is a treat for adventure lovers. Falling from an altitude of 1000ft, Meenmutty falls showcases mesmerizing views for one to see and experience. Watch for your safety as the water level and flow increase during the rains.


Rock climbing at the Soochipara Falls

Soochipara falls a three-tier waterfall in the middle of the evergreen, deciduous forest and is also known as Sentinel Rock Falls. Soochipara is a fantastic delight for one’s eyes, offering picture-perfect and exotic views. Experience rock climbing over the cliff face of the falls, which are used for rock climbing.


Row the Pookode Lake

Pookode lake is the highest-altitude lake in Kerela. Experience the positivity and calmness of this beautiful lake, indulge in boating or kayaking and experience the beautiful flowers that bloom all around.


Walk through the Chembra Tea Estate

Zostel Wayanad, the heart of the Chembra estate, is a must-visit place in Wayanad. The tea and coffee plantations in the Chembra estate, right at the base of Chembra peak, are among the sights worth seeing.


Thusharagiri Trek

Thusharagiri trek is not too close to Wayanad. Long bridges, beautiful copious greenery, rainbow waterfall, and pools are some noticeably beautiful sights you will come across along this journey. This trekking journey will put you in awe for sure. Lying 50km south of Wayanad towards Kozhikode, the base of this fantastic trek is located right by the Kozhikode-Ooty highway.


The best time to visit Wayanad

Weather conditions are pleasant throughout the year. The pleasant warmth of the sun and the calm and relaxed winds make Wayanad a perfect holiday destination.


October to May is the best to visit Wayanad. Lush green landscapes welcome you during these months. Monsoon season brings together beautiful flora, and you can enjoy water sports like Kayaking and splashing. Mild summer allows you can to visit Wayanad as a weekend getaway during the summers.


To experience the beauty of nature in Kerela, Wayanad is a fantastic place you can visit. You can explore various exciting and spectacular spots and enjoy various water activities, trekking and hikes. Wayanad is a unique and must-visit place. After the trip to Wayanad, you will take back sweet and happy memories that will last a lifetime.

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