Submerged in greenery with verdant valleys and dreamy landscapes, Wayanad is nature's calling to the urban traveler, in God's Own Country, Kerala. Located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Wayanad is drenched in greenery, making it a pristine land for travelers. Solace and tranquil are at their best here, along with hilly ranges and rich wildlife, things which an enthusiastic traveler looks for in a travel destination.
Wayanad is popularly known as the tea heaven and is a place brimming with nature's abundance! Its sheer beauty captivates the heart and mind of visitors and enthralls them fully. With sprawling tea plantations and treks to historic caves, Wayanad is a great tourist destination, the untouched beauty of which will leave you in sheer awe!
Not merely tea plantations, Wayanad is also quite popular for spice plantations. This destination is blessed with the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, and the wildlife and rich landscapes seen here are hard to find anywhere else. A safari deep into the sanctuary promises sights of elephants, tigers, panthers and other big cats, bison, deer, and bears amongst many others.
A traveller who's inclined more towards the adventurous side can meet his adrenaline rush with a trek to the summit of the Chembra Peak. The trek to the Chembra Peak passes via a lake, which much to travelers fancy is in the shape of a heart. Popularly known as the Heart Lake, it serves as a refreshing break in the trek and as a great spot for photo ops.
Adventurers can also take up bamboo rafting to the Kuruva Island, nestled in the middle of the Kabini River or can take up a caving visit into the Edakkal caves to see the cave art that dates back to 8000 years. Adventure also awaits at the Banasura Sagar Dam in Kalpetta where venturesome activities like boating and trekking can be done. With picturesque surroundings and indulging sceneries, the visit to Banasura Sagar Dam is wholly rejuvenating!
There are quite some solace-offering places to stay in Wayanad for travelers. Dreamy abodes in the middle of coffee estates or those in jungles for a rendezvous with wildlife, the options to stay in Wayanad are plenty. Homestays are a pleasurable option too to experience the love and hospitality of the locals of Wayanad and strike conversations to gain insights into the local culture and history.
Wayanad with its natural aesthetic and pleasant backdrops enchants travellers wonderfully. It's a pure natural retreat, away from the blubber of urban settings. Are you planning a trip to the wonderland already?