Best Places to Visit in Wayanad

places to visit in wayanad

Wayanad is a district which is situated in the north-eastern part of God’s own Country. Wayanad district is the headquarters of the town of Kalpetta and the place is situated on the Southern part of the Deccan Plateau and the perfect definition of an adventurer’s paradise. Wayanad has many places to go around.  To begin with, many resorts offers tree house in wayanad which provides a unique stay experience. This is the only district of Kerala that borders both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The most attractive feature of Wayanad is the forests, which are as old as 3,000 years. Your Kerala tour package must include a Wayanad tour packages otherwise your Kerala tour package will be incomplete. Here are some of the most popular places that must include in your Wayanad tour Packages

  1. Chembra Peak                                                                                                                                                    wayanad tourist placesChembra peak is one of the highest peak in Wayanad and is located at a height of 2100 meters above the sea level. It is the best tourist place for nature lovers to adore the beauty of nature. There is a heart moulded lake while in transit to the highest point, which is accepted to have never become scarce. This place is a perfect goal for trekking exercises. It is the tallest peak in Wayanad and is a perfect zone for trekking. Your Wayanad tour package must include the place Chembra peak and also enjoy the Greenery of Wayanad.

Activities: Trekking is one of the most favoured activities here.

  1. Kuruva Island

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The most popular tourist location in Wayanad district is the Kuruva Island. It is found 40kms west of Sulthan Bathery. The island is sprawling across an area of 950 acres with a dense population along with some rich and rare species of flora and fauna. It protects the evergreen forest ranges which provide a different ambience and thus making it an ideal choice for the Kerala tourism. There are bridges made of bamboo trees and many plants. Natural lovers will find Kuruva Island the most suitable space for spending a quality time with their beloved ones or even alone. Your Wayanad tour package must include the place Kuruva Island.

Activities: Boating, rafting, nature walk etc.

  1. Edakkal Caves

wayanad tourist places Edakkal caves are the major attraction at Wayanad district, Kerala, India. It is situated in the Ambukuthy Mountain; the Edakkal Cave is a stunning structure with a length and width of 96ft and 22ft respectively. Edakkal caves are well known for its pictorial depictions. Inside the cave, you can see two chambers. The lower chamber is 10 ft high,12 ft wide and 18 ft long and the upper chamber is 18 ft high , 22 ft wide and 96 ft long. You can see animal figures and objects used by humans, on the walls of the caves. The history of Wayanad, and even the entirety of Kerala is said to have been covered in these beautiful carvings, and they prove to be one of the best tourist spots of Wayanad. It is considered to be the best Wayanad attraction for the artwork of carving it offers. Your Wayanad tour package must include the place Edakkal caves and enjoy the beauty of Kerala tourism.

  1. Banasura Sagar Dam

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One of the major tourist places to visit in Wayanad is Banasura Sagar dam across the Karamanathodu River, a tributary of River Kabini. This Dam is India’s Largest Earth Dam and second largest in Asia.  It is located amidst the Western Ghats at a distance of about 21 Kilometers from Kalpetta. The Banasura sagar dam is ideally placed in the foothills of Banasura hills. It is a part of the Indian Banasura sagar project consisting of a dam and a canal project. . Your Kerala tour package must include the Best Wayanad tour package and enjoy the greenery of Wayanad.

Activities: Sightseeing,trekking,boating.

  1. Pookode Lake

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Another excellent place to visit in Wayanad is this Pookot lake is only 3 kilometres before Vythri. . It is the most beautiful freshwater lake located in South India with the large evergreen forests and multitudes of mountains slopes. The freshwater aquarium, boat rides, children’s park, is the perfect setup for a family for their best destination holidays in Wayanad, Kerala. There is a Sita Devi Temple and Sunrise valley in close proximity to the lake. The views and landscapes will leave you stunned and wanting to make it your paradise. If you are going to choose Wayanad tour packages you must visit the Pookode Lake.

Activities: Trekking, Birding, Nature Walk, Boating

  1. Soochippara Waterfalls

wayanad tourist places Soochippara waterfall also called Sentinel rock falls and the gushing waterfalls run down from a height of 100 to 300 meters. It situated 13 kilometres from Meppadi and 22 kilometres south of Kalpetta.  The clear water joins the Chaliyar River where you can dip your feet and chill for hours. The name Soochipara derived from the words “soochi” and “para” signifies “rock” and ‘needle’. The name given is able as should be obvious needle molded shake here. You need to stroll around 2 km to achieve the waterfall, where vehicles can’t move further. This waterfall is the best and a perfect place for trekking and rock climbing. You can locate a pool underneath this falls and here you can go for swimming and washing. A visit to these places should definitely be included in your Wayanad tour packages to make it a lifetime remembering the experience.

Activities:  Rock climbing, trekking and hiking.

7.  Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely close to the border of Karnataka and is located in the east of Sulthan Bathery. The Sanctuary has larger population of pachyderms which is why it has been declared as a Project Elephant Site.  Wild forests house the most popular species of animals like the spotted deer, elephant, bison, wild bear, cheetah, tiger and the likes. Elephant rides are provided by the Forest Department to the tourists.

There are a number of tourist spots in Wayanad, and the above few don’t cover half of the beauty that is this district of Kerala. So You must include wayanad tour package into your kerala tour packages and enjoy the beauty of God’s own Country.