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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 Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.
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 Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.
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 Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an esteemed natural habitat of many rare and endangered flora and fauna and a wonderful getaway for wildlife lovers.
It is one of those rejuvenating retreats where people can appreciate sustainable tourism with a bit of adventure and recreation. The two most important areas in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Muthanga and Tholpetty.
Offering an excellent opportunity to see the elephant herds, deer, langurs and tigers roam freely in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute delight.
Tourists here can also indulge in bird watching or undertake trekking in the forest with advance booking. Being a vital part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot that one must add to their places to see in Wayanad.
Location: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala
Best Time to visit: The months from October to February are considered to be the best time to visit here.
Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 100/ USD 1.54 for foreigners
Timings: It is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and then from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is approximately 60 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.
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What You Should Know More About Tours in Wayanad
There are four distinct ways through which one can easily reach Wayanad, by bus, by train, by air or else you can hire a cab or car to drive to your destination. Wayanad district is just 282 km away from the city of Bangalore.
The best journey from Bangalore to Wayanad is by road in a car as it makes you admire the nature’s beauty a little more.
Yes there is plenty of public transportation available from Bangalore that can easily take you to Wayanad. There are many private bus services that go directly to Wayanad from the Kalasipalayam bus stand.
Apart from it you can travel through train to the nearest Nanjangud station or else you can even rent a cab or car to drive off to the district of Wayanad.
Mainly the district of Wayanad experiences a typical tropical monsoon climate throughout the year. The weather is always calm and enjoyable almost in every month of the year.
In summers it is neither too hot nor too cold during winters. But during monsoon it rains heavily making it impossible for the trekkers to trek on the sloppy ranges.
If you are there for family holidays or even to have some adventure, the things you take with yourself should be comfortable and yet helpful. Comfort should be the main and the foremost thing to keep in mind while packing for the tour.
Apart from that there are five essential items that you need to carry before you leave for a Wayanad trip, a bag of normal size which can carry your stuff, a water bottle, a torch and also a sleeping bag.
There are many places where you can go trekking in Wayanad and also can enjoy and have a lot of fun. The most visited places that provide an amazing trekking experience are:
These places will give you not only just the best trekking program as well experience but also will leave you bewitched by their breathtaking beauty.
There are many places in Wayanad where you can go camping with your family and friends and enjoy your stay with full amusement. Places like:
They also provide moonlight camping with campfire. Camping in Wayanad is a beautiful experience that anyone would love to have.
There are a lot of things that a couple on a Wayanad trip can enjoy together. There are hotels and places that provide a completely different Wayanad tour package for the couples, resorts like Banasura hill resort, Vythiri retreat and many more such resorts allows the couple to spend maximum time with each other pampering themselves.
Wayanad is not only a trekking site but also a great place for romance.
Wayanad is full of surprises. There are many places where you can have a great time exploring the nature. Here are some famous tourist attractions near Wayanad
There is not only just one thing but many things to do in Wayanad. Tourist and adventurers can go for different programs offered by the Wayanad tourism.
As Wayanad is known as one of the most beautiful retreats of Kerala, it is enriched with natural scenic beauty and rich natural resources with hills, wildlife sanctuaries and many more.
The Wayanad safari service provides the best tours at a very cheap price. It will take you to the parts of jungle where you can relive the wild life. The safari starts at a very minimal price of INR 300if you take a taxi and an additional 100 if you hire a guide.
You can find plenty of hotels and resorts where you can achieve a different level of comfort along with luxury. The top three luxury resorts in Wayanad that provides the best services are:
These resorts provide the best services found in the Wayanad district.
Wayanad tourist services takes perfect care of their people and visitors who stay with them. Homestays like Wayanadan safe house, the summer villa homestay, the Wayanad stay provides the safest and the best services and programs in the district. They will make you feel welcomed and at homely with their service and hospitality. There are various other homestays in Wayanad that you can check out here.
The most famous and the most visited tea plantation stay in Wayanad is at the tea plantation resort situated at Vythiri. They provide you a beautiful place to stay in Wayanad along with the breathtaking scenery of the tea garden that can be seen through the balcony of every room.
The costs of the rooms are neither that cheap nor expensive, it comes at an affordable price. You can enjoy a beautiful evening with your family or the loved ones sitting in the gardens and sipping fresh made tea.
The district of Wayanad consists of some beautiful and amazing waterfalls that will make you mesmerized. It provides different packages for tourists for a waterfall trek to some famous and near waterfalls like the Soochipara falls,Iruppu falls, and the Meenmutty falls.
These falls are regarded as one of the best falls in the southern part of the country which will make you go bewitched. Going on a waterfall trek is one of the best things to do in Wayanad.
The Wayanad district of Kerala contains only one ancient and famous temple of Lord maha Vishnu in the north of Wayanad in Thirunelli.
It is a beautiful place situated on the side of the Brahmagiri hill. This place is a must visit place in Wayanad.
The Chembra peak trek is neither an easy nor a difficult one, but it is worth the trek. The time of the trek mainly depends upon the speed of your trek. It situated at 6890 ft from the sea level.
It is a beautiful hill and the highest of all the ranges present in Wayanad. The most attractive place present in the hill is the heart shaped lake that never dries out.
Yes, the Pakshipathalam trek is one of the best treks in the district of Wayanad. It is also known as the bird sanctuary of the place as it contains some of the bestspecies of migratory birds.
The trek to this bird sanctuary does not cost much. The starting pay is INR 275 per head for the tour, which can be easily afforded.
There are lots and lots of things and adventure activities that the tourists and travellers can enjoy doing.
Yes indeed, Wayanad is ideal for a couple out for their honeymoon. The Wayanad district contains many special packages and hotels and thrills for the newly wedded couple where they can enjoy their stay and relive the romance. Home stays in Wayanad offer a comfortable stay for couples on honeymoon.
It depends on your interest and how you want to see of the beautiful place. In two days you can only visit the main areas but just for sightseeing, you cannot opt for any adventure programs if you have two days in your hands. So in order to get plenty of Wayanad two days are not sufficient.
Ooty is just 3 hours and 22 min away from Wayanad as it is at a distance of 108.8 kms. If you want to cover both Wayanad and Ooty on a single trip to south it will take you minimum 7 days to stay in both the places.
Yes one can easily go on a bike tour around Wayanad without any danger. Exploring Wayanad on a bike is pretty tiring but will make an amazing experience.
The cost is not that much as you have to just hire a bike according to your preference and pay for the time you are going to have it. However a cycling tour with a group could cost you about INR 1000.
Wayanad is the best place for a vacation with your family as it not only takes you a little closer to nature but also gives you a large list of activities, places and adventures to see and be a part of. If you are there with your family then it will be the best time for them.
In Wayanad you will be able to find many types and varieties of tree houses that not only will provide you comfort but also luxury. Top three tree houses like green magic resort, vythiri resort and tranquil resort provides you with various packages at an affordable range.
The most famous and the only caves that are present in Wayanad are the Edakkal caves that are situated in a distance of 25 km from Wayanad.
These caves are a natural beauty in itself, inside it you can find the pictorial writings which are believed to be from 6000 B.C. The caves will mesmerize your eyes and will make your trip a worthy one.
The most exotic place in the district is the kabani bamboo village that is situated in Trikaipetta village. It is a beautiful place to visit where you can give a visit to the bamboo industry and learn the way by which they make the products out of the bamboo plants. It can be beautiful learning experience for both the adults as well as the children.
There are two famous wildlife sanctuaries that are present in Wayanad, the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary and the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary. These wildlife sanctuaries contain the beauty of wild life animals and their lifestyle. The safari tour in both the sanctuaries differs according to your preferences.
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...
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...
18 March 2016
I have never been to Wayanad – Whoa! It is one brilliant place and this is so beautiful. Since I have never been to Kerala I took this package. I am happy for it. The service of organizers was awesome
16 April 2017
"We were group of five people and we really enjoyed the cycling on the hills and weather was awsme we gone mad in the camping.The host is really friendly guy he will guide you perfectly.This is the be
14 September 2015
Wayanad is the best place for camping and cycling was the icing on the cake. Its so damn green and beautiful - amazingly beautiful place. Loved riding on deserted roads. Great place, had and amazing ti
14 October 2016
"excellent...You can't find a perfect tour like this...The organizers were amazing...Planning to go again with another set of my friends in coming months"
18 May 2015
The beauty of Wayand and the stunning greens coupled with the comfort of Seagot Banasura! Amazing experience, best money I ever spent. :D :D
19 December 2015
very beautiful experience...the wayanad is always my favorite place due to scenery and weather...so camping here was so good and amazing
04 January 2018
Our experience was amazing with them. We would definitely plan again with the organisers
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