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  • Who is not aware of the ayurvedic resorts in Kerala which not only rejuvenate your body but also serve you with a peaceful vacation? Certainly, Kerala has reserved its name in the list of popular getaway destination with its rich flora, fauna, lush green forests, and exotic beaches, but your trip to the God’s own country will be incomplete without trying its ayurvedic resorts. 

    The moist and humid weather of this place has given rise to plentiful of such resorts where tourists can spend a laidback vacation. With so many ayurvedic spa in Kerala, the state has gained extensive popularity as the health destination of India too. 

    From spa , massages, and treatments to healing therapies, these resorts serve you with a trunkful of amenities that can refresh your soul. So, if you are heading to the magical land of Kerala on your next vacation, here is a list of some luxurious resorts in the state which cannot be missed.


    Here are some of the best ayurvedic resorts in Kerala:

  • 01Sitaram Beach Retreat, Nattika

    Sitaram Beach Retreat, Nattika
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    Are you tired of the strict rules and regulations of Ayurveda? If yes, then here is a resort for you which is set up in a peaceful atmosphere of Sitaram Beach. With its lectures on Ayurveda, meditation exercises, and yoga, this resort uses a unique way to address the physical and mental issues of the patients. 

    The doctors stay on the resort campus and organize regular meetings with the patients. Apart from this, you can’t miss out on the personalized meals served by the resort authority.

    Location: Nambikadavu Road, Near Snehatheeram Beach, Nattika, Kerala 680569

    Amenities and Activities: Swimming pool, internet Access, health club, laundry facility, free parking.

    Price: INR 1,66,590 per person for a fortnight stay.

  • 02Somatheeram, Kovalam

    Somatheeram, Kovalam
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    Regarded as the world’s first and foremost Ayurvedic resort in Kerala, Somatheeram serves the visitors with numerous treatments which are a blend of yoga and meditation. In this Ayurvedic resort, each customer is provided with a unique plan as per his/her spiritual, physical, and mental state. 

    From Panchkarma, Rasayana to basic cleanse, this resort has something for everyone. You can also avail beauty, anti-aging, and anti-stress services here. Apart from this, the resort is set up in a peaceful location from where one can relish the scenic sunset views.

    Location: Chowara, PO, Kovalam, Kerala 695501

    Amenities and Activities: Free parking, Pool, free internet, beachfront, multilingual staff, restaurant, airport transportation, laundry service.

    Price: INR 63,100 Rs per person for a week.
  • 03Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Mullur

    Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Mullur
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    For all those people who are in search of a romantic getaway, Niraamaya retreat is the answer. With its private beaches, pampering spa sessions, and soothing yoga exercises, it forms an ideal escape for the vacationers looking out for some personal space. 

    This Ayurvedic spa in Kerala is just 20-minute drive from the captivating Vizihinjam beach and 40-minute away from the International airport. If you are a food junkie, you can head straightway to the popular Cafe Samsara, a restaurant which serves you with scrumptious cuisines.

    Location: Po, Pulinkudi Rd, Mullur, Kerala 695521

    Amenities and Activities: Fitness Center, spa, massage, heated pool, private beach area, steam room, yoga classes, live music performance, beach umbrellas.

    Price: INR 14,935 - INR 37,622  per person per night.
  • 04Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, Mararikulam

    Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness  Resort, Mararikulam
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    Situated on the enticing beach in Marari, Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Center offers an opulent 5-star getaway. This Ayurvedic resort in Kerala is decorated intricately with a hint of Balinese art and decor. 

    Once you reach this cozy resort, indulge in Ayurvedic massages at the spa or relish the delicious continental and Chinese dishes at the IDA restaurant. The resort also serves you with an alternative dining choice in the form of 9 Degree North Lounge which has equally tasteful dishes in its offerings.

    Location: Opp. Chennaveli Church, Mararikulam, Chennaveli, Chethy, State Highway 66, Perunneermangalam, Mararikkulam North, Kerala 688530

    Amenities and Activities: Table tennis room, fitness center, mini golf, outdoor pool, beachfront, private beach area, hiking, spa facilities, light therapy.

    Price: INR 21,833 - INR 44,165  per person per night.

  • 05The Athreya Ayurvedic Resort, Kottayam

    The Athreya Ayurvedic Resort, Kottayam
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    Located amidst the lush green paddy fields and Ayurvedic gardens, this resort flaunts an ethnic style architecture which is truly a feast for the eyes. From indulging in private consultations with the doctors to breathing in the fresh air, this resort approaches healthcare and healing in a very traditional manner. 

    In the Athreya Ayurvedic resort, the doctors use traditional oils and herbs to detoxify and rejuvenate your body and soul. If you are looking for an Ayurvedic resort in Kerala which is a beautiful blend of traditionality and modern living, Athreya Ayurvedic is an ideal pick for you.

    Location: Pakkil.P.O, Pallom, Kottayam, Kerala 686012

    Amenities and Activities: Massage, body treatments, beauty services, yoga classes, food and drink, free internet, free parking.

    Price: INR 13,446 - INR 18,640 per person per night.

  • 06Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad

    Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad
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    Situated amidst the dense forests of Palakkad, The Ayurvedic Healing Village has preserved its stillness for years. The Ayurvedic village focuses on enhancing the retreat experience of patients and visitors. 

    One can avail a wide range of retreat experience at this resort, which includes the treatments for chronic health problems as well. Kairali stands apart from the rest of the Ayurvedic resorts as it provides personalized services which are known to be aimed at a specific health problem.

    Location: III/73, Palayamkadu, P.O. - Olassery, Kodumbu, Palakkad, Kerala 678551

    Amenities and Activities: Free parking, laundry service, outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, tennis court, free internet, billiards, massage, body treatments, facial treatments, yoga classes, temporary art galleries, live music performance.

    Price: INR 19,000 per person per night.

  • 07Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Mararikulam

    Abad Turtle Beach Resort, Mararikulam

    This resort overlooks the mesmerizing beaches of Mararikulam and is sprawled over an area of 13 acres. It comprises 30 beach cottages from where one can relish the most scintillating views of Ayurvedic center, private beaches, and kids play area. 

    The vegetable farm and the butterfly garden forms the major highlight of the resort. Also, the famous Kuttanad rice fields and Arthunkal Church lies in close proximity to the Turtle beach.

    Location: Varankavala, Pollathai, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 688567 

    Amenities and Activities: Sauna, fitness Center, table tennis, massage, fishing, yoga classes, free internet, food & drinks, free parking, steam room, spa facilities, private beach area.

    Price: INR 8,849 per person per night.
  • 08Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Center, Kollam

    Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Center, Kollam

    Reckoned among the popular health centers in Kerala, Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Centre is cradled on the bank of Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala. The resort provides comfortable accommodation to the visitors in its traditional cottages which are situated amidst the tropical gardens. 

    The health center is specialized in providing a cure for chronic health issues such as arthritis, obesity, sleep disorders, and asthma. Besides this, one can also try their detoxification programs which will certainly rejuvenate your body and soul.

    Location: Kollam, Kerala

    Amenities and Activities: Massage Centre, village walk, fishing, kayaking, backwater cruises, herbal garden visit, rowing, boating, ayurveda center, free internet, spa.

    Price: INR 5,605 per person per night.
  • 09Perumbayil Ayurveda Mana, Trichur

    Perumbayil Ayurveda Mana, Trichur
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    Situated in the ancient property of Perumbayil, a family which has been associated with Ayurveda for numerous years, Perumbayil Ayurveda Mana strictly follows all the rules and regulations of Ayurveda. This Ayurvedic resort in Kerala has a team of senior Vaidyas, who work for patients facing health problems such as cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis.

    It is a 20-room resort which also provides packages for beauty and weight loss programs. The patients are provided with purely organic food which is served in zinc and copper utensils for health benefits.

    Location: Perumbaipadi, Paluvai, Guruvayoor, Trichur, Pavaratty, Kerala 680507

    Amenities and Activities: Yoga rooms, libraries, wellness programs, herb gardens, treatment rooms, kitchen and dining area.

    Price: INR 5,450 per person per night.
  • 10Shina Shiva Ayurvedic Resort, Thiruvananthapuram

    Shina Shiva Ayurvedic Resort, Thiruvananthapuram

    If you are tired of your hectic life, this place is a paradise where you would love to plan your stay. Considered as an epitome of serenity, Shina Shiva resort has everything that will help you restore your inner peace. 

    The treatments provided at this resort are totally unique as they are carried out under the supervision of traditional science experts. The proximity of this resort to the captivating Kovalam Beach further enhances the charm of this place

    Location: Chowra Sastha Temple Road, Kottukal, Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501 

    Amenities and Activities: Free internet, herbal nursery, travel help desk, dining hall, free parking, driver room, yoga center, garden.

    Price: INR 3,201 - INR 5,700 per person per night.
  • 11Poovar Island Resort, Thiruvananthapuram

    Poovar Island Resort, Thiruvananthapuram

    Are you planning for a cozy stay on the land of God? if yes, then, you can’t miss out on this enticing Island resort situated in the capital city of Kerala. Enveloped in Kerala backwaters, Poovar Island is truly a  tropical paradise where you will get to see beautiful sunsets, lush green vegetation, rich marine life, and golden sand.

    Forming an ideal spot for a peaceful holiday away from the city crowd, this island resort will spoil you for choices.From floating cottages to land cottages, the resort has a wide variety of stay options for the visitors. 

    In your spare time, you can rejoice at the beauty of this place and enjoy the boat cruising experience. With its peaceful setting and outstanding services, Poovar island resort is reckoned as the most sought-after Ayurvedic spa in Kerala.

    Location: K.P. VII/911, Pozhiyoor, Kerala 695513

    Amenities and Activities: Fitness center, fishing, table tennis, foot massage, facial treatment, full body massage, beauty services, outdoor pool.

    Price: INR 5,036 - INR 11,420 per person per night.
  • 12Ayurveda Yoga Villa, Wayanad

    Ayurveda Yoga Villa, Wayanad
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    Situated amidst the dense forests, this Villa is nestled on the banks of river Kabani. Ayurveda Yoga Villa is popular for offering traditional Ayurvedic therapy, as well as, for its meditation and yoga practices that will help in transforming your mind and soul. To cope up with the negative vibes, the Villa has been constructed according to the rules of Vastu. 

    Apart from meditation and exercises, Ayurvedic diet and nature walks are the two things which are kept as the prime focus here. The Villa has several years of experience in treating major diseases such as spondylitis, paralysis, insomnia, and nervous disorders.

    Location: Ayurveda Yoga Villa, Bavali PO, Kartikulam, Wayanad district, Palvelichem, Kerala 670646 

    Amenities and Activities: Free internet, laundry service, goshala, pharmacy, yoga, meditation sessions, private garden, organic farm, medicine unit.

    Price: INR 5,211 - INR 6,350 per person per night.
  • 13Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, Kovalam

    Soma Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village, Kovalam
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    Set on the beautiful stretch of golden sand beaches, Manaltheeram Ayurveda Village offers authentic treatments, Meditation, and Yoga, with delicious meals of Dosa. This beach resort faces the popular Kovalam beach and pampers the visitors with outstanding facilities such as Ayurvedic spa and an outdoor pool. 

    The rooms in the resort are in the form of circular cottages and have all the essential amenities included. This famous Ayurvedic spa in Kerala features private treatment rooms where patients are handled by a team of Ayurvedic doctors and 50 therapists.

    Location: Manaltheeram Road, Kovalam, chowara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695501

    Amenities and Activities: Free parking, room service, spa, beachfront, restaurant, pool, laundry service, airport transportation, free internet, slimming programme.

    Price: INR 6,500 per person per night.
  • 14Udayagiri Retreat, Wayanad

    Udayagiri Retreat, Wayanad
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    A beautiful space known for its rare bird species, butterflies, and wild orchids, Udayagiri Retreat is truly a gift of nature for the people who seek solitude and serenity. The resort is situated amid the massive hills of Wayanad and it offers a holistic experience to the visitors with its authentic Ayurvedic therapies and meditation sessions. 

    The cottages of this resort flaunt wooden interiors and one can relish the breathtaking views of sunrise, sunset, and hills from here. With its traditional approach of treatments and calm surroundings, it has emerged as one of the most popular Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala.

    Location: Udayagiri Cottage, Wayanad, Tholpetty, Kerala 670646

    Amenities and Activities: Restaurant, spa, campfire, yoga sessions, ayurvedic therapies, herbal beauty treatments, panchakarma detoxification.

    Price: INR 2,700 per person per night.
  • 15Nikki’s Nest, Thiruvananthapuram

    Nikki’s Nest, Thiruvananthapuram

    As the name suggests, this resort is a cozy seaside Ashram which has been benefiting guests with its Ayurvedic treatments for several years. The resort is around 18 km away from Trivandrum and has 47 rooms which reflect different architectural styles.  In the spare time, one can also relish the magnificent view of Arabian Coastline from this resort.

    Another thing that adds to the popularity of this place is its special kitchen which serves the guests with scrumptious vegetarian cuisines. Cultural programs, sightseeing tours, backwater cruise, and sandy beaches are some other features that make it an ideal holiday retreat.

    Location: Azhimala Temple Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695521

    Amenities and Activities: Ayurveda Center, cultural programs, beauty saloon, restaurant, car parking, swimming pool, travel desk, yoga center.

    Price: INR 9,885 - INR 15,859 per person per night.

  • 16Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad

    Kalari Kovilakom, Palakkad
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    A luxurious Ayurvedic resort in Kerala, situated in the ancient palace of Vengunad Kingdom, Kalari Kovilakom is a combination of a hospital and resort. The resort has 12 treatment rooms and 18 suites where patients are offered with vitalizing massages and therapies. Though it is an opulent resort, it expects complete discipline from the customers. 

    Once you enter the premises of Kalari Kovilakom, you are bound to disconnect from the outer world and spend some time in solitude. From Pizhichil, Swedanam, and Kizhi to Sirodhara, there is a wide range of treatment offered here.

    Location: Payyallur, Kollengode, Palakkad, Kerala 678506

    Amenities and Activities: Breakfast, airport transportation, laundry service, free internet access, wheelchair access.

    Price: INR 5,41,200 per person for a fortnight package.

  • 17The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Retreat, Thrissur

    Cradled on the Nattika beach, this Ayurvedic resort in Kerala boasts 52 villas which are sprawled over an area of 15 acres. Popular as the best retreat for wellness solution and Ayurveda treatments, Nattika Beach resort is just half an hour drive from the railway station. 

    The villas of the resort flaunt massive windows and private sitting space where one can spend some time away from the city clamor. Adding to its glory are the special cultural programmes organized at its premises where talented artists give their performances every weekend.

    Location: Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala 680566

    Amenities and Activities: Jacuzzi, restaurant, library, ayurveda shop, swimming pool, indoor games, 24-hour front desk, taxi service, sea kayaking, beach umbrellas.

    Price: INR 13,000 - INR 25,000 per person per night.

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Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Wayanad, Banasura Sagar Dam is a picturesque tourist hotspot. Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, it boasts of extensive natural beauty with beautiful flora and fauna, majestic hills and mesmerising waterfalls. The Banasura Sagar is a photographer’s delight and offers the most beautiful views from the top of the hill.

It is also famous among adventure enthusiasts who look forward to thrilling activities like boating, trekking, horse racing and camel rides. For the avid trekkers, Banasura hill peak is hailed as one of the most challenging treks. Along with that Banasura Hill Resort adds to the charm of this place that is known as the only ‘earthen’ resort in the country.

Location: Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara, Kerala

Best Time to visit: November to May offers the most ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

Timings: The opening timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is just 2.3 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Kuruva Island

Located in the middle of Kabini river, Kuruva Island is a natural paradise that is replete with diverse flora and fauna in the most beautiful surroundings. It is blessed with evergreen forests all around that makes it a mesmerising picnic spot away from all pollution and noise of the city.

One of the most exciting things about Kuruva Island for tourists is their famous boat rides on bamboo rafts. Trekkers also visit Kuruva Island to explore the pristine environment and witness the most exotic species of plants, animals and birds here.  

The enthralling beauty of this island attracts many people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and surround themselves in the serenity of nature.

Location: Kuruvadweep, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Kuruva Island could be visited from October to May

Entry fee: INR 80/ USD 1.23 for Indians and INR 150/USD 2.3 for foreigners

Timings: The visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mondays are holiday

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 36 kilometres away.

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The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.

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Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

One of the most beautiful heritage sightseeing places in Wayanad, Jain Temple is known for its interesting history. It was built in 13th century A.D. and largely came to prominence when this ancient temple was used by Tipu Sultan to store ammunition. 

The ruins of Jain Temple in Sulthan Battery resonate the vital presence and influence of Jain community in the state of Kerala.

Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jain Temple boasts of Vijayanagara style of architecture and has preserved beautiful and intricate carvings on its granite pillars. It is revered as one of the holiest places for the Jains and a festival is celebrated during Mahavir Jayanthi. 

This historically important temple in Kerala is a great visit to appreciate the art and culture of this place.

Location: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala

Best Time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit the temple.

Entry fee: None

Timings: The temple is open for visitors during the day.

Distance from Wayanad: It is around 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad

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Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places to visit in Wayanad. 

It is famous for harbouring a diverse number of flora and fauna. Taking a wildlife safari is the most thrilling activity that one should undertake at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary to make their Wayanad vacation memorable.

This natural habitat is a great sightseeing place to spot elephant herds, deer, langurs, panthers, tigers, Indian bison and the rare Slender Loris. Moreover, this wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful experience for tourists with their tree huts which are open for stay. 

This beautiful attraction allows the tourists to seek some natural solace and take delight in the company of the wonderful wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

Location: It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road.

Best Time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 115/ USD 1.77 for Indians. For foreigners, the entry fees is INR 300/ USD 4.62

Timings: The timings are 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the mornings. For the evenings, the timings are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 45 kilometres.

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Edakkal Caves

Travel back in time to the Stone Age with a visit to Edakkal Caves that are located on the Ambukuthi Hills. Edakkal literally translates to ‘a stone in between’ and this cave and showcases a natural masterpiece. 

It is associated with many myths and considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal caves are not actually considered to be caves in a scientific sense yet remain a great piece of archaeological curiosity for tourists. 

These caves are identified as a Neolithic settlement and present the evidence of a pre-historic society of highly civilised people. These caves draw in a number of history buffs and students of archaeology who wish to explore these mysterious caves.

Height: It is located at a height of 1200 metres above sea level on the Ambukuthi Hills.

Location: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala

Entry Fee: INR 15/USD 0.23 per person

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Edakkal Caves is during the months of December to May.

Timings: The visiting time to Edakkal caves is from morning 9:30 to evening 4:30.

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 48 kilometres from here.

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Lakkidi View Point

Famous for its mesmerising scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad. 

Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. 

Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.

Height: It is located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level.

Location:  Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Lakkidi View Point at the time of early morning or early evening to get the best views.

Timings: The visiting hours are from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance to reach here is approximately 32 kilometres.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

One of the delightful of Wayanad tourist places, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall that will take your breath away. A scenic trek through the lush green forest from the Wayanad-Ooty Road leads up to this picturesque natural wonder. 

There are separate decks which can be accessed in different ways to view the different tiers of this spectacular waterfall. The roaring waters of Meenmutty Falls are situated in the lush forests that makes it a delight for photographers. 

Tourists can exalt in a magnificent view of Banasura Sagar Dam from the peak of the third tier of this waterfall. With thundering visuals of the scenery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is hailed as one of the most thrilling places for adventure lovers in Wayanad.

Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from October to May.

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The waterfall is located just 2 kilometres from the bus station.

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Neelimala View Point

Promising one of the most enthralling trekking experiences in Wayanad tourist places, Neelimala View Point is a must visit for adventure aficionados. 

It presents some amazing trails that cross the most picturesque landscape of Western Ghats. Tourists are in for a charming surprise as Neelimala View Point offers gushing streams and verdant valleys on the way up to the hill.

This place is a splendid tourist spot where you can appreciate the company of nature with the misty clouds and its pristine ambience. 

This beauty of this popular trekking and camping site is accentuated by the Meenmutti waterfall that brings out the most wonderful view of the place.

Location: Neelimala Viewpoint, Vaduvanchal, Kerala

Best Time to visit: January to May and September to December is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: The entry fees here is INR 500/ USD 7.7 for a jeep that could carry 6-7 people

Timings: Tourists could visit Neelimala Viewpoint any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Mudumalai National Park

Gear up to be captivated by the charm of the wild at Mudumalai National Park on your vacation in Wayanad. Located on the beautiful Nilgiri mountain ranges, Mudumalai National Park is known for its natural beauty. 

It is a declared tiger reserve and houses some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the country. The major attractions at Mudumalai National Park are Moyar River, Kallatty Falls, Pykara Lake etc.

For those who seek thrilling experiences in Wayanad, Mudumalai National Park offers memorable wildlife safari through jeep and open van. 

Tourists can also indulge in other activities here like camping, bird watching, village tours or enjoy a unique stay at a tree house in Mudumalai National Park.

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.

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Irupu Falls

Escape into the allure of nature and its magnificence with a visit to Irupu Falls. One of the most enchanting places to visit in Wayanad, Irupu Falls is one of the most legendary sightseeing places in Wayanad. 

This spectacular waterfall derives its roots from the legends of Ramayana and also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This place is known for its serene ambience that showcases the captivating beauty of this glorious cascade from a height of 60 feet. 

Irupu Falls draws in a number of devotees who believe that a dip in its waters cleanses one’s sins and pay respect to the Shiva temple located along the banks of the river.

Location: Irupu Falls, Irupu Falls Rd, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months of monsoons are the best time to witness the Irupu Falls at its maximum beauty.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The timings at Irupu Falls is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 56 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

Distance: 
40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

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Thirunelli Temple

One of the most religious places to visit in Wayanad, Thirunelli Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Known as the Kashi of the South, Thirunelli Temple has an interesting legend associated which says that Lord Brahma himself installed the idol of Lord Vishnu here and made this temple. 

Encompassed by the breathtaking beauty of Brahmagiri Hills, this temple is known for its tranquil ambience. Devotees at Thirunelli Temple pay their respects at the holy mountain stream known as Papanasini believed to have medicinal powers where rituals are performed and the sacred rock Pinnappara. 

It is also a popular belief that rituals performed for the dead at this temple attains eternal peace and salvation for the deceased souls.

Location: Thirunelly Temple post, Mananthavady, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Thirunelli Temple from the month of September to March.

Timings: The temple remains open from 5:30 am to 12 pm and then from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Idukki Arch Dam

The Idukki dam is constructed across the Periyar River, in a valley between the Kuravan and Kurathi hills in Kerala. The awe-inspiring, majestic dam, which stands at 167.68 meters (550 ft), is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. The dam, which is one of the Idukki tourist places, constructed by the Kerala government in 1975 and supports 780 MW hydroelectric power station that draws electricity from this dam.

The sheer magnitude of the structure along with the mountains, verdant vegetation, and 60 sq. km placid lake, which is created by the 3 dams, Idukki dam, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu, captivate the visitors.

Distance:
 33 km from Idukki Dist.

Timings:
Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Entry Fees:
 Rs 25 for adults and Rs 5 for children. The tariff for a 15-minute boat ride for 5 persons is Rs. 600.

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