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Best Sightseeing Tours in Wayanad

Located on the fringes of the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Wayanad incorporates an alluring landscape which draws many visitors who wish to undertake a peaceful retreat amidst the beautiful green scenery and natural life. One of the prettiest tourist destinations of Kerala, Wayanad is loaded with charming waterfalls, prehistoric caves and lush greenery. Located atop the Western Ghats, the entire region is replete with high and lows hills and often called the ‘Land of Paddy Fields’. If you are bitten by the bug of wanderlust, the perfect remedy is to go on the best sightseeing tours in Wayanad and leave back with an enriching experience. There are a wide array of attractions and things to do in Wayanad. Take a tour of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to spot some wild elephants in the lovely landscape. Pay a visit to the Edakkal Caves in the Ambukuthi Hills to discover the antiquated petroglyphs dating back to the Neolithic Age. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the spice plantations from your comfortable resorts and homestays.

 

Witness the captivating waterfalls and experience the cool breeze on a trek to the majestic hills near Wayanad. There is something for everyone when you are taking your vacation in Wayanad. A perfect rejuvenating place for busy bodies as well as a dreamlike retreat for nature lovers, Wayanad offers the best of everything to its tourists. The enchanting landscape will take your breath away and you will keep coming back for more to experience the surreal beauty of Wayanad. If you are browsing through endless listings on internet but not able to find the best tourist places to add to your itinerary for the vacation in Wayanad, let’s make this task easier for with our well assorted list. Here are the best sightseeing tours in Wayanad which you can avail.

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Traveller Tales from Wayanad

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Dr George

06 March 2019

Everything this place provides is a surprise... To start with a bit offroad drive leading up to the destination followed by the magic tea with the secret ingredients... And the chilling climate, the...

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Darshan Bharadwaj

13 December 2018

Really got to get a taste of Kerala on this trip, in every way. The caretaker of the camp treated us like his own family and took care of all our needs. Since we were a group of friends from college, w...

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Vishwamitra Johar

13 December 2018

This was a very thrilling adventure right from the beginning. Just to reach the campsite, we had to go on an off-road jeep ride, which was super cool and my kids just loved it. The site was located amo...

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Anwesha Pilla

16 December 2018

I had heard lot of praises about Wayanad and I was desperate to see it with my own eyes. So I booked this sightseeing tour with Thrillophilia as it seemed perfectly priced to me. I found our guide Rama...

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Donald James

15 November 2019

Camped here with my wife for two day one night package. If you are looking for extreme adventure this may not be the place, but if you are looking for a complete cutoff from the hectic city life, the a...

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Uma Jha

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...

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Mukul Mehra

11 October 2015

Chembra Peak is amazingly beautiful. The lake, the peaks and the entire trail is a fun journey and a perfect place if you are looking for a trip with friends, Had a great experience, the views are simp...

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Bhargavi Nayar

16 December 2018

It is always fun spending time with nature so I booked this trek with a colleague. Thanks to Thrillophilia for this experience, we had a good time there. The start was really refreshing as we walked th...

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Intkhab Alam

02 January 2019

To me, one of the best things to do would be visiting tea processing units in wayanad. Quite delighted to have gone thru the plants, museum and field visits. my kids and family enjoyed the experience t...

What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Wayanad

  • Q. How can I reach Wayanad from Bangalore? How much is the distance?

    The distance between Bangalore and Wayanad is 282.7 kilometers via NH275 and NH766. The aerial distance is about 217 kilometers. Direct buses to Wayanad ply from Bangalore. The journey will take you about 9 hours.

     

    The best way to reach Wayanad from Bangalore 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.

  • Q. What is the best time for visiting Wayanad?

    The tourist season in Wayanad is between October and May. This is the ideal season for wildlife trips and to do adventurous activities in Wayanad. Some tourists, especially those who are looking for the raw charm of nature, prefer the months between June and September. However, it is the winter months that Wayanad gets the maximum amount of tourist footfall.

  • Q. What all things I should carry for a sightseeing trip to Wayanad?

    When visiting Wayanad, it is essential that you carry:

    • A bag that would be easy to carry on treks
    • Water bottle
    • Torch – it’s a must
    • Sleeping bag
    • Small sling bag / shoulder bag
    • T-shirts
    • Jeans / cotton pants / tights (full length)
    • Sun cap / scarf
    • Hiking shoes
    • 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
    • Books
    • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen

  • Q. What all places are good for sightseeing in Wayanad?

    Here is the list of all the places to visit in Wayanad and you shouldn't miss to visit anyone f them. 

    • Chembra Peak
    • Edakkal Caves
    • BanasuraSagar Dam, Kalpetta
    • Bamboo Forest, Muthanga
    • Chain Tree, Vythiri
    • Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery
    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Kuruva Island
    • Soochipara Falls, Kalpetta
    • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
    • The Bamboo Factory, Uravu
    • Pookode Lake, Kalpetta
    • Phantom Rock
    • Meenmutty Waterfalls
    • Lakkidi View Point
    • Thirunelli Temple, Thirunelli
    • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Spice Trail of Wayanad

  • Q. What all places I can see in Kuruvu Island?

    Places to see and things to do in and around Kuruvu Island include:

    • Thirunelli Temple
    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Thirissillery Shiva Temple
    • Pulpallyseethadevi Temple
    • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
    • Kanthanpara Waterfalls

  • Q. Which all treks are must do on a Wayanad trip?

    Wayanad offers a lot of trekking opportunities. If you are ready to explore, here are treks you shouldn’t miss out upon:

    • Chembra Peak, 6,900 feet
    • Pakshipathalam, 1,740 kilometers above sea level
    • Banasura Hill, elevation of 6,810 feet
    • Brahmagiri Peak, 1,608 meters above sea level
    • Thusharagiri, across several waterfalls

  • Q. Which places are must to visit for couples in Wayanad?

    If you are traveling with your partner, the places in Wayanad that you can’t miss include:

    • Kuruva Island
    • Chembra Peak
    • Edakkal Caves
    • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Pazhassi Raja Tomb

  • Q. Is it good to visit Wayanad in monsoon?

    Wayanad in the monsoon is a different charm altogether. This is when the sky will be at its glorious best and the waterfalls in their full volume. Monsoons bring in the richness of forest. There’s greenery all around. However, you should be ready to experience day long spells of rain.

  • Q. Which places are most enjoyable by children in Wayanad?

    Kids will enjoy a visit to:

    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Chetalayam Falls
    • Kanthanpara Waterfalls
    • Wayanad View Point
    • The Spice Tour
    • Wayanad Heritage Museum
    • MuniyaraWayanad Caves
    • Kuruva Islands

  • Q. Which all waterfalls I can see in Wayanad?

    Top waterfalls in Wayanad include:

    • Meenmutty Waterfalls
    • Soochipara Waterfalls
    • Kanthanpara Waterfalls
    • Chetalayam Waterfalls

  • Q. Can I visit a Bamboo village in Wayanad? What’s special about the village?

    The Bamboo Village in Wayanad is a different kind of experience altogether. Also known as the Thrikkaipetta Village, it’s a charming human habitation that is enveloped by natural greenery from all around.

     

    Besides farming, the locals are masters in the art of bamboo crafts. If you are traveling to the Bamboo Village, take the opportunity to be a guest at one of the several local houses. You will be taken care of and this is also the best way to experience the modesty and natural charm surrounding the Bamboo Village.

     

    Walk for hours in the lush greenery, volunteer for household chores, participate in the cultural programs and learn a trick or two about bamboo crafts. It’s the simplicity and art that will take you by surprise.

  • Q. Which all temples are famous in Wayanad?

    • Thrissilery Shiva Temple
    • AnanthaNatha Swami Temple
    • PulpallySeethadevi Temple
    • Thrikkaipetta Shiva Temple
    • Puliyarmala Jain Temple
    • BatheryMahaganapathi Temple
    • ValliyoorkavuBhagavathi Temple
    • KunnamBettaAyyappan Temple
    • Panamaram Jain Temple

  • Q. Can we stay at Coffee plantation in Wayanad?

    Staying in a coffee plantation inWayanad is a great way to experience the hills and the nature around. The region is especially famous for its coffee gardens and it will be easy to find a host.

     

    There are also several resorts in the coffee plantations around Wayanad that you can choose to accommodate yourself. The best part about your stay in the coffee plantation is being able to stay so close to nature, yet have your own privacy.

  • Q. Which are some of the good resorts in Wayanad for a stay?

    To make your stay comfortable and pleasant Wayanad has some best resorts and here they are:

    • Oxyfarm Resorts
    • Kedara Village Resort
    • Vythiri Resort
    • Windflower Resort
    • Banasura Hill Resort
    • Silverwoods Resort
    • Blue Ginger Spa Resort
    • Kadavu Resort
    • Vythiri Village Resort
    • SeagotBanasura
    • Jungle Retreat
    • Rain Country Resort
    • Green Paradise Resort
    • Wayanad Cybele Hill Resort
    • Rippon Mount Resorts
    • Emarald Western Ghats Resorts
    • The Woods Resort
    • Petals Resorts
    • Coffee Country Resorts
    • Lakkidi Village Resort
    • WayanadSilvergreen Resort
    • Upavan Resorts

  • Q. Which are some famous homes stays in Wayanad?

    To get a homely experience when you are far away from your home you can stay in some of the amazing homestays in Wayanad

    • Vythiri Village Homestay
    • Spice Garden Homestay
    • Summer Villa
    • Entiveedu Homestay
    • Melvin’s Homestay
    • Peter’s Hill View Residency
    • SundaraMahal Homestay
    • Dhanagiri Homestay
    • Misty Meadows Homestay
    • Annapara Homestay
    • Meenmutty Heights Homestay
    • Villa Wayanad
    • The Wayanad Gate
    • Rocky Nest Homestay

  • Q. Is it safe to travel to Wayanad for a solo female traveler?

    Wayanad has in fact been one of the top places to visit for solo female travelers from across the globe. The hills are completely safe when it comes for personal security and safety. The worst that can happen is you injuring yourself.

     

    People are very friendly in this part of the world and they will always come forward to help you, whatever be your problem. So, just pack your bags and head for the hills. It will be a vacation of peace and soul-searching.

  • Q. Is it worth visiting Wayanad wildlife sanctuary? What’s the cost of safari and timings?

    The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, also called the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a heaven for all wildlife and nature lovers. It is frequented throughout the year by photographers and nature lovers. Located just about 16 kilometers from Sulthan Battery, it’s a rainforest that connects the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks.

     

    The sanctuary is itself spread across 345 sq km and hosts a lot of endemic flora and fauna. The most talked about flora include maruthi, rosewood, karimaruthi, vengal and venteak. Top wildlife include the tiger, elephant, jungle cats, leopards, civet cats, wild dogs (dhole), monkeys and more.

     

    You will also be able to spot several bird species, including babblers, peacocks, woodpeckers, jungle fowls, owls and more.

     

    The entry fee to the sanctuary is INR 10.00 for Indians and INR 100.00 for foreigners. For kids below 12 years of age, the entry fee is INR 5.00.

     

    If you are planning to take a safari, the fee for the trip would be INR 300.00. you will also have to pay a guide fee of INR 100.00.  Camera charges are INR 25.00 for normal still camera. If you are carrying a professional video camera, the charges would be INR 150.00 per camera.

     

    The best time to visit the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is between January and May. This is the time when you have the maximum chance of spotting the wildlife in the safari trails.

  • Q. How far is Muthanga wildlife sanctuary from Wayanad? Can we go for a wildlife safari there?

    A part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Muthanga Sanctuary is just about 16 kilometers from Sulthan Battery.It will be easy to reach from any spot in Wayanad. Wildlife safaris are offered by the forest department. However, the maximum duration of your visit will be 1.30 hours.

     

    The permission for a safari is also restricted to light vehicles only and it is also necessary that you are accompanied by a tourist guide or a forest personnel.

  • Q. What is a heart Shape Lake in Wayanad? Can we trek to the lake?

    The Heart Shaped Lake is on the way to the chembra Peak. You will need to trek to this lake. Permission is required for this trek and needs to be collected from the forest office in Meppadi. The lake forms a major tourist attraction and it is also believed that the lake has never dried up.

     

    To get to the lake however, you will need to trek for about 2 kilometers through dense vegetation, halfway to the peak.

  • Q. What adventure activities can be done in Wayanad?

    There are enormous activities in Wayanad to do and enjoy the most.

    • Take a historical tour across the Edakkal Caves
    • A wildlife safari at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Breathe in the clouds at Neelimala View Point
    • Boating at BanasuraSagar Dam
    • Take a tumble at the Soochipara Falls
    • Cycling across tea plantations
    • Bamboo raft Ride to the Kuruva Islands
    • Rock climbing at Pakshipathalam Caves
    • Tree house experience at Vythiri Village Resort
    • Boating at Pookode Lake
    • Camping under the stars at coffee plantations
    • Wildlife Safari at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Spice Trail of Wayanad
    • Trek to the Chembra Peak and Heart Shaped Lake
    • Trek to Sahibkkunnu from Banasura
    • Trek to the Valley of Clouds
    • A hike to the Kurisumala Peak
    • Trek across the Kalladi Cardamom Forest

  • Q. What is famous about Kuruvu Island? How far it is from Wayanad?

    The Kuruvu River Island is a 950 acres of protected delta on the KAbini River and is the only island that is surrounded by fresh water. The island is home to dense evergreen forests and is home to some of the most rare and endemic flora and fauna.

     

    Several orchids, herbs and other medicinal plants grow here in the wild. It consequently gets a lot of attention and has also become the most visited place in Wayanad. The Kuruva Islands is 10 kilometers from Pulpally and can be reached on bamboo rafts and motor boats.

     

    You will need to seek permission from the district office to enter the islands. Walking in the evergreen forest jungles can be an amazing experience, whether you are traveling solo or with a group of friends or with your partner.

  • Q. What can be done atBanasuraSagar Dam? How far it is from Wayanad?

    The BanasuraSagar Dam is located about 21 kilometers from Kalpetta and would be easy to reach via public and private transportation. It is famed for being the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest for Asia.

     

    The BanasuraSagar dam is the starting point for several hiking trails. You can also take a boat ride in the Banasura Dam water or camp for the night under the stars. The scenic mountains around transport you to a different kind of high! The experience is completely different from the hustle of cities like Bangalore.

  • Q. Can we go for tea plantation tour in Wayanad?

    A tea plantation tour in Wayanad is a great way to savor the beauty of the hills. The green tea plantation is terraced gardens are any nature lover’s dream and the green delights is an experience that you shouldn’t miss. Visit to tea plantations should definitely be included in your Wayanad tour

     

    Most tea plantation tours are offered for three hours where you trek through vast acres of plantations. Your guide will give you interesting insights on how the plantations are taken care of; their history and you may even try your hand at plucking. You may also hope to buy some freshly dried tea leaves.