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Traveller Tales from Wayanad
18 September 2017
"Loved the experience! The accommodation is clean and comfortable. The plantation is serene and cycling in those ridges was very satisfying. The organisers are very cordial and friendly and the food i...
10 December 2018
On my solo trip to Kerala, I stayed in Wayand for two days including a camping. And I chose this package for a change. And I should say, I had real-time fun. The cycling team who was there along with m...
13 December 2018
We had a lovely time here staying in Wayanad. We chose the Package 3 and that had a lot of fun activities like trekking and even zip lining included in it. Lunch was not a part of the package which was...
10 December 2018
One of the most beautiful places in Kerala is Wayanad. I have been to Munnar. A lot of places are there to watch. This camping amidst the tea estate was a grand experience. Go with friends who love adv...
03 April 2016
Wayanad – Wow! I never knew a place can be this beautiful. Since we are not very familiar with South India or the languages spoken there, we took this package. We were in for a big surprise. The hospit...
10 December 2018
The tents were as clean as they said they would be and the hospitality of the staff there was really good! I'm also super thankful to the Thrillophilia agent, Tarana,who was always available on call an...
10 December 2018
Surely, this is a complete package for adventure lovers. And no need to talk about the beauty of Wayanad. The trekking part stole our hearts. We were five people in our group and on the tour we met new...
13 November 2014
I was not convinced to go there in the beginning but my kids took me there, and after coming there and spending some quality time with them I really enjoyed being with my family in such an awesome plac...
10 December 2018
We were given sleeping bags inside the tent, it was cosy and comfortable. The food was authentic South Indian combo of Sambhar chawal and some veggies. The caretaker would speak broken Hindi but they w...
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Loaded with charming waterfalls, caves, resorts, and homestays, this prominent town is renowned for its zest ranches and natural life. There are plenty of places to visit in Wayanad with friends and family. Explore to the fullest
1. Edakkal Caves - 19.2 Km from Wayanad
2. Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad
3. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - 42.9 Km from Wayanad
4. Banasura Sagar Dam - 20.9 Km from Wayanad
5. Kuruva Island - 34.8 Km from Wayanad
6. Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad
7. Neelimala View Point - 25 Km from Wayanad
8. Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
Thrillophilia offers the best resorts in Wayanad that will make you ditch hotels starting from INR 1500 Only. Wayanad Resorts are the best places to set up camp while exploring this rich and abundant green haven and making them private and exclusive to their properties.
1. Hilltop Resort - Book at INR 1500
2. Vythiri Village Resort - Book at INR 17,500
3. Petals Resorts - Book at INR 4000
4. Windflower Resort - Book at INR 12,744
5. Lakkidi Village Resort - Book at INR 3000
It is possible to camp in Wayanad during the monsoons but rains are always discomforting when you are pitched outdoors. You can however, book a homestay in Wayanad that allows for both indoor and outdoor accommodations. You can always switch between your tent and an indoor room, depending on your needs.
When on a camping trip to Wayanad, you should be carrying:
- A bag that would be easy to carry on treks
- Water bottle
- Torch – it’s a must
- Tents (you can also rent one at Wayanad)
- Sleeping bag
- Raincoats (if you are visiting Wayanad in the monsoons)
- Small sling bag/shoulder bag
- Jeans / cotton pants / tights (full length)
- Sun cap / scarf
- Hiking shoes
- Rain proof shoes (wet shoes are discomforting)
- Warm jacket – mornings in Wayanad are cold, regardless of the time of the year
- Vomit bags – hope you won’t need to use them
- Personal medicines
- Mosquito repellants
Tented accommodation for overnight camps come to around INR 12,500. However, there are a lot of homestays that offer cheaper camping opportunities. It is necessary that you enquire beforehand. Also, camping during the monsoons is cheaper than in the peak of tourist season that extends between the months of December and February.
Wayanad is a great place for camping, especially if you have the opportunity to set up your tent in the middle of the lust tea plantations. With the exotic hills all around and an ambience that is set to the harmony of nature, it’s an experience that you wouldn’t forget for the rest of your lifetime. Popular places for pitching up a tent in Wayanad include:
- The Hill District Club
- Blue Mango, Wayanad Camping
- SeagotBanasura Resorts
- Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Wayanad Adventure Camp, Karlad Lake
- Jungle Retreat Wayanad
It is necessary that you seek the permission of the forest department before setting up a camp. In some cases, you are even allowed to set up a bonfire and spend the night dancing, just like our early ancestors would have spent their nights. Cave camping in Wayanad is completely organized and you have amenities like guides, night treks, flashlights and welcome drinks.
Alcohol and smoking during cave camping is strictly prohibited. Cave camping in Wayanad is a truly amazing experience. The caves are further naturally air conditioned and you would be sheltered from rain. The caves that are famous for camping include:
- Edakkal Caves
Though the camping sites in and around Wayanad are carefully organized, it always helps to take your own precautionary measures. The adventure lies in the constant excitement of being in the wild and encountering the small threats that might be lurking around.
It is necessary that you take a good bath before getting into your sleeping bags. Sweating does invite insects and reptiles. Also, camping by a fire ensures that any kind of small animal, howsoever harmless is kept at bay. Here are the things that should protect you from insects and wild animals:
- Insect repellants
- Mosquito repellants
- Good quality sleeping bags
- Bottle of water
To protect yourself from bad weather, it is relevant to carry
- Protective clothing
- Warm jackets
- Strong waterproof boots
- Scarves / mufflers
- Caps that protect you from drizzles
Rains in Wayanad are usually encountered between the months of July and November. The monsoons around these hills are pretty amazing and this is also the time of the year when the nature is at its best. If you are traveling during this period, it is necessary that you are rightly prepared and are carrying:Raincoats
- Several pairs of tees
- Several pairs of underwear
- Have space towels
- Carry medicines for cold / headache
Most organized camps in Wayanad provide for breakfast and dinner. Depending on the itinerary/camping package you have bought, you can expect a range of dishes. The menu for the dinner is, however, highly dependent on the organizers. If you have booked a customized group camping trip, the food choices are more flexible. Usually, camps offer:
- Chappati (flat over cooked bread)
- Kerala Porotta (authentic specialty bread from Kerala)
- Chicken/vegetable curry (as per your needs)
Camping, regardless of day or night camps, can be full of surprises. You first line of defense is always the cloth you are wearing.
- Tops / t-shirts
- Long sleeve cotton tees
- Slim sweat pants
- Thermal leggings / wool leggings
- Fleece jackets / sweatshirt with hood
- Tank tops / t-shirts
- Lightweight denims, shorts or twill pants
- Long sleeve tops for outdoors
- Hat with brim
- Bathing suits if you want to take a plunge
For nights: (similar to mornings)
- Thermal long sleeve cotton tees
- Thermal leggings / twill pants
- Fleece jackets / sweatshirts with hoods
- Nylon jackets
There are dedicated guides who ensure that you trip will be exciting and you will have a lot of memories to take back. The activities organized around camping trips in Wayanad include:
- Cave hunting
- Waterfall explorations
- Plantation walks
- Night trails / treks
- Star gazing
Smoking and drinking during camps is strictly prohibited if you are in cave sites or in protected forest area. Several private camps however allow for drinking and smoking inside their compounds.
Most campsites provide makeshift toilet facilities. This is as close to living a life in wilderness for a day. The toilets are well-established and clean enough to be used. Also, toilet facilities ensure that there is no harm to the environment or hygiene of the place.
Most camp organizers have a doctor on call. If you are likely to fall ill during outdoor camps, it is necessary that you enquire with the organizers beforehand. If on the other hand, you are camping in private compounds, such as homestays and resorts, there is always a doctor on call available.
It is however recommended that you carry the basic medicines.
The distance between Bangalore (the most important city with an International Airport) and Wayanad is 282.7 kilometers via the NH 275 and NH 766. The aerial distance on the other hand is just about 217 kilometers. There are several direct buses to Wayanad that ply from Bangalore.
The bus journey will take about 9 hours. The best way to reach Wayanad is however, driving your own vehicle. It will be a pleasant journey and you will be traveling across a highly scenic route. The roads are in good condition but you will need to be careful when driving through the ghats.
There is no direct train between Bangalore and Wayanad. The closest you can reach Wayanad via train is by taking the Tirupati – Chamrajnagar Express from Banaswadi Station. Your stop will be Nanjangud, 109 kilometers from Wayanad. An alternative train route is reaching Kozhikode Station, which again is about 100 kilometers from Wayanad.
Wayanad is a paradise. Set in the laps of the picturesque Western Ghats, Wayanad is a place that offers the best of nature and wildlife. So close to the city of Bangalore and yet a completely different kind of place - Wayanad has been welcoming outdoor lovers all-round the year.
It’s the natural beauty, the opportunity of so many adventure experiences and the very calmness of the hills that make Wayanad a perfect place for camping.
Situated in Kerala, Wayanad is mainly known for its luxuriant forested lands enriched with misty valleys.
By air: The nearest airport to reach Wayanad is the Calicut International Airport which is located around 65 km away. After landing, one can easily find taxis and cars that will take them directly to the Wayanad district.
By road: If you are travelling by road, you can get access to the place through many roads from different parts of Kerala as well as Karnataka. Visitors can easily board KSRTC buses from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin and many other that will directly lead you to your destined place.
By train: As per the information, the Wayanad district is not directly connected by the railway service so the visitors and the travelers can take a train till Kozhikode and after reaching can hire taxis and cars to travel to Wayanad.
Playing loud music is forbidden at the campsite. However, you can always bring down the decibels and have a party of song and dance. It is necessary to know your limits.
At Wayanad, you share the forests with a lot of wildlife. It should come to you as to what is appropriate. There is however strict limits on the loudness of music you can play and the time limit for night parties outdoors.
The best time for camping in Wayanad is between the months of October and May. This is when Wayanad is at its coolest and the temperature is comforting for all kinds of outdoor activities. While several people go to Wayanad in other months of the year too, rain could be a problem if you are planning to set your tent outdoors.