10 Places to Visit in Wayanad in 1 Day: 2020 (Updated List)
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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to WAYANAD?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing face masks is mandatory in public. For those not abiding to this rule, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed.
  • All people have to follow social distancing in public areas.
  • Shops can open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Home delivery allowed for non-containment zones
  • Fishing allowed from August 5 with controlled measures
  • Entry to Kerala requires registration on Jagratha portal, and temperature screening at entry.
  • All travellers entering Kerala have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine
  • Passengers visiting Kerala for short period (up to 7 days) need not undergo quarantine 
Flights

The closest airport to Wayanad is Cochin International Airport. Flights for Cochin are available from Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and 8 other locations.

Trains

There is no direct train available for Wayanad.

Local Transport
  • All public transport including taxis and autos are allowed to carry passengers with 50% capacity.
  • Long distance bus services permitted within the state

With the government taking safety measures, you can safely visit Wayand and enjoy its natural beauty by planning your stay in the luxury hotels. We recommend you also practice good personal hygiene to stay safe throughout your trip.

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Entry to Wayanad requires self-registration on Jagratha portal Updated: 14 Sep 2020

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Wayanad One Day Trip

Banasura Sagar Dam, Chemba Peak, Edakkal Caves, Sochippara Waterfall, Pookote Lake, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Phantom Rock, Lakkidi, Jain Temple, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more.

The Southern State of Kerala has been gifted with an exhilarating township named Wayanad. A verdant district, there are many p
laces to visit in Wayanad in 1 day for an out and out short getaway. To truly delve into and appreciate the natural beauty of Wayanad, you can enjoy visiting the many pouring waterfalls, scenic lakes and lofty hills. While if you are an adventure freak then, you will surely love to trudge the Phantom Rock, Lakkidi viewpoint, etc to have a satisfying experience.

Moreover, your
Wayanad one day trip holds more to it as this enthralling place still has many exceptional monuments, temples, and tourist attractions that would make every minute of your short excursion worthwhile. Besides sightseeing, the one thing that you mustn't miss out on is a safari at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary to spot a variety of native flora and fauna.

Here is a list of places to visit in Wayanad in one day:

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01

Banasura Sagar Dam

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Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar dam is not only a tributary of River Kabini, but also the largest earth dam in India and second largest in Asia. It is built with massive stacks of stones and boulders. The main aim of the dam is to aid with irrigation and quest the thirst for drinking water.

The name “Banasura” comes from the son of King Mahabali, one of the famous rulers of Kerala.

Some of the best activities offered here are trekking and boating in the lake. Hence, one should take this tourist place into account for 2 days Trip to Wayanad and have a memorable experience with their family.

Location: Located 21 km away from Kalpetta.

Timings: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Price: Rs. 10/- per person and Rs. 450/- for speed boating (5 people).

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Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak has an amalgamation of picturesque beauty and an adventurous trip. Located at a height of 2,100 m above sea level, it stands as one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats. For trekkers, this green paradise awaits you to surprise in the middle of the trail. On the way to the peak, you can witness a heart-shaped lake, the best part of this trek.

Once you reach the peak, your eyes get mesmerized with numerous panoramic views, and it gives you a surreal experience. Hence, Chembra Peak is among the adventurous places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days time.

Location: Near the town of Meppadi and is 8 km (5 mi) south of Kalpetta

Timings: 7.00 am to 5.00 pm. (for trekking one must reach before 2.00 pm)

Price: For trekking, it is Rs. 500/- for Indians and Rs. 1000/- for foreigners.

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Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

Located 1,200 m above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, it portrays the nature’s ability and philosophy of architecture. The term ‘Edakkal’ means ‘a stone in between’. This tourist spot is famous for its pictorial paintings which is roughly 6000 B.C. old and it is one of the best Wayanad places to visit in 2 days.      

To reach this historical place, one should take a 45 minutes trek through Ambukutty Mala, which will not disappoint you at the end. Can you believe that Edakkal Caves is the only known place in India having Stone Age carvings? Yes, it’s true.

This ideal place is popular among western travellers who visit here at least once.

Location: Nenmeni, Kerala 673595

Timings: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed on every Monday)

Price: Rs. 20/- per head, Rs. 40/- for foreigners and Rs. 70/- for Jeep Shuttle.

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04

Soochipura Falls

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Soochipura Falls

Soochipura Falls also called as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls offers the most serene views in its surroundings. Here, the water cascades at a height of 300 feet from the sea level. The waterfall surprises you with an amazing pool where one can enjoy bathing, swimming, and other recreational activities and you must include this place in Wayanad 2 day trip.

For thrill-seekers, this place is best suitable for water rafting surrounded by green gentle slopes and thick forest. Thus, it ensures them a perfect vacation respite. Consider yourself lucky, if you could spot a tiger while going for a trek trail. Moreover, the place also has comfortable homestays and a tree-top hut to get the birds-eye view.

Thus, Soochipura Falls is sure to give an ever-lasting impression in your 2 days Trip to Wayanad.

Location: It is located in Vellarimala, Kalpetta, Wayanad.

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Price: No Entry Fee.

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Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake

If you have already a list of places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days, check it includes Pookode Lake as well, or else your tour won’t be fully satisfied. Pookode Lake is a must-visit travel attraction, right from solo wanderers to adventure seekers, family trippers to honeymooners, where anyone can enjoy this pristine beauty of the lake.

Nestled between evergreen forests, this beautiful freshwater lake is completely perfect for a boat ride with your loved ones. Interestingly, Pethia Pookodensis is a type of cyprind fish, found here only.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala, 673121, India.

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Price: Rs. 20/- for adults and Rs. 10 for children.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Major attraction and one of the scenic Wayanad tourist places is Meenmutty Waterfalls located at a distance of around 29 kilometers from Kalpetta. It is a famous waterfall in the state of Kerala. A three tiered waterfall is a surprising sight to be visited.

The waterfalls fall down from a height of 300 meters. To reach the waterfalls, you can do a trekking for about 2 kilometers through the thick jungles from the Wayanad-Ooty Road. It becomes very dangerous during monsoon and rainy seasons. The gushing waterfalls are located near the Neyyar Reservoir area.

People with an adrenaline rush come here in plenty to experience the different levels of rock climbing and trekking. The location exhibits an ideal blend of stunning natural sights with
amazing trekking trails in Wayanad. Banasurasagar Dam is the closest attraction which gives the waterfalls fame among the adventure lovers.

Activities:
 Trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming etc.

Location:
Korome- Karimbil Rd, Thondernad, Kerala 670731.

Distance from Bangalore:
288.7 kilometers.

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Phantom Rock

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Phantom Rock

Phantom Rock, locally called as “Cheengeri Mala” or “Thalappara”, is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. This skull-shaped rock draws a large number of backpackers, especially solo travellers and nature admirers and it is one of the best Wayanad places to visit in 2 days.   

This stunning place is located at an elevation of 2600 m above sea level, embraced with lush green layers and scenic views. One should reach this place through trekking which gives them a good leg exercise. To our surprise, this piece has got its skull shape over a small boulder which is made of metamorphic rocks.

Location:located at Kumbleri, Kerala 673591

Timings:
8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Price:
Entry is Free.

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Lakkidi View Point

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Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi Village is nothing more than an idyllic weekend spot for families with children. Located in between a hill rocked valley and covered by rain forest, it is a one-stop destination for tourists who can satisfy their love for nature. Featured with a soothing climate, high mountains, and beautiful views, one can turn from a tourist to a poet instantly and it is one of the fiamous Wayanad places to visit in 2 days.     

This mesmerizing place has a luxurious resort with 30 independent cottages ranging between royal, deluxe and executive, gives a ‘home away from home’ feeling. Some of the notable amenities here are Ayurvedic Spa, Swimming pool, Bon Fire, Indoor Games, etc. Hence, it attracts a number of family tourists and honeymooners during season times.

Location: Lakkidi View Point is located at Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala 673576

Timings:
24 hours.

Price: No Entry Fee.

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Jain Temple

Jain Temple
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Another Wayanad tourist places which is a must visit attraction for you is the Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery. A standout amongst the most imperative among the numerous Jain temples in Kerala, the Bathery Temple in Sulthan Bathery is accepted to have been worked amid the thirteenth century. Its plan is emphatically affected by the design style of the then ruling Vijayanagar Dynasty.

Another interesting element is the somewhat checkered history of the sanctuary which initially filled in as a place of worship, next as a focal point of business exchange lastly, as the ammo store or battery of Tipu Sulthan's armed force. A square rock section with a cutting of Mahavir Jain can be found in the inward sanctorum of the sanctuary which is encompassed by an open verandah.

There is a raised stage made of rock before the principle entrance. This too holds cut columns and their fluted sections end with no crown stones. The encompassing grounds too are cleared in granites.

Location: Jain Temple, Sulthan Bathery is located at Bangalore-Calicut Highway, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592

Distance from Bangalore: Jain Temple, Sulthan Bathery is located at a distance of 267.4km.

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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, prominent for its rich flora and fauna. Here one can easily spot an elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheetah, and wild bear. Between places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days interval, one should not miss this great Wildlife Sanctuary.

Since its inception in 1973, the Sanctuary is sharing borders with the protected areas of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka (northeast) and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu (southeast). For animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, the Forest Department arranges an Elephant ride which gives them an ample opportunity to go deep into the forest.

Location: Muthanga, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala 

Timings: 7.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Price: Rs. 10/- for adults, Rs. 5/- for children, and Rs. 100/- for foreigners.

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15 September 2015
Excellent
After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go back soon but this time as a couple.
06 December 2015
Excellent
It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a grt time with my grp.Excellent place. Excellent food and excellent hotels with views. Thumbs up for it.
07 June 2015
Excellent
Wow! Such a divine experience! This is one of the temples where we had a divine and beautiful experience. I totally loved the temple, the locality, and what not. To be honest, this was the temple that made me feel spiritual and great. I am glad to have visited this place.
06 March 2019
Excellent
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 ever refreshing tea gardens, the morning trek, the superb staff, and lot more.. Just like the tea, this wonderful place is hidden from all the 'mainstream'.. Eagerly waiting to my next trip to black eagles wayanad along with Thrillophilia.
21 November 2017
Excellent
One of the best places in Wayanad to detox from busy urban life!, Amalgamated with nature An amazing family holiday and very good memories, Great hospitality I highly recommend this place for people who want to detox from busy urban life! Very cordial staff. We stayed in one of the cottages We were looking for our vacation getaway which would keep us away from the Urban busy life - a place that would expose our kids to nature and more of FAMILY TIME Kids had a great experience of the travel from Bangalore to Mysore and then via Nagarahole reserve forest to Wayanad….. It was a pleasure to stay here. One of the best place to forget yourself amidst nature. It is in the middle of If U want to stay aloof from chaotic life then this the place U should visit. This place has been made for those who want a real experience (jungle critters and all!) We absolutely loved our time here, we had planned for 1 night stay but extended our stay for 2 nights, eating some delicious food and relaxing amongst the tea plantations & forest (no mobile connectivity other than VODAFONE) Accessing the place (last 1 km) is little difficult since mobile connections (goggle maps) is very weak but the STAFF is very helpful & they guided us all through the journey…… Vinod Gopalkrishnan
19 October 2019
Excellent
Felt so luxurious, the resort is beautiful along with the amazing views of the place. The room was just amazing with superb jacuzzi in our room with a grand view. The resort has a friendly-environment too. The staffs were professional and responsive always provide service on-time. Feel like not to leave the place. We made our booking through Thrillophilia and got our vouchers so easily. The booking process was very smooth, easy check in and check out, hassle-free experience and we surely got a good deal as compared to what other websites were offering.
09 January 2020
Excellent
We booked Windflower Resort from Thrillophilia and it was a really fun experience, the food, the staff and their services, everything was commendable. I and my friends totally enjoyed the activity like trekking, nature walk, and trekking was our favourite one, the view from Wayanad plantation and weather was the perfect backdrop for an amazing evening with a friendly guide, We did everything we could in our 2 days stay. The package was perfect, all-inclusive of meals and activities.
18 November 2019
Excellent
I really enjoyed my stay at this resort due to its picturesque views of Chembra peak and subtropical rainforests. I loved the way luxury is redefined at this place. The rooms were sp well designed to give you inner peace and happiness away from city life. The jacuzzi was very well maintained and relaxing. This resort is just a 3 hours drive from Mysore. We had a amazing journey as well
08 January 2020
Excellent
Always wanted to experience an amazing stay in the lap of nature. I came across amazing stay on Thrillophilia website at a very good rate compared to many websites. I had booked this package for me and my friends, I must say the stay was very amazing, also the food was also very tasty, hospitality was great and I really loved the stay. The package was very good as it included everything it was needed, stay with valley view, meals and activities. Overall amazing experience. Thank you so much, guys. Cheers
17 December 2019
Excellent
Abad Brookside Resort was one of the best experience in Wayanad. Nature trek near the resort was a fun-filled activity with a very friendly guide. Very beautiful view all over. We are taking back unforgettable 2 days with bundle of memories. Thanks Thrillophilia for the best price and instant confirmation. Looking forward to more experiences with our new booking partner.

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  1. What are the best waterfalls in Wayanad?

    Here are some of the best waterfalls to visit in Wayanad.

    1. Soochipara Waterfalls: This is a 200 meters high three-tiered waterfall. The entire place looks exquisite, surrounded by thickets of deciduous and montane forests, and large rocks.

    2. Kanthanpara Waterfalls: This waterfall is settled in between two lush tea-estates. This scenic site is also a popular picnic spot. It is also among the best places to visit in Wayanad in 1 day.

    3. Chethalayam Waterfalls: This is a seasonal waterfall in Wayanad that can be best enjoyed during the monsoons as the cascade influx is mesmerizing. The surroundings here are also great for bird-watching and wildlife spotting.

    4. Meenmutty Falls: This is one of the largest waterfalls in the region that isn't located near the Neyyar Reservoir. It is a three-tiered Cascade that looks splendid against the lush environs.
  2. What are the best places to visit in Wayanad with friends?

    These are some of the best places to visit in Wayanad with friends.

    1. Banasura Sagar Dam: This earthen dam is located in the midst of the Banasura hills. The encompassing vistas are a delight to the eyes and one can also enjoy a range of water-sports, and trekking here.

    2. Lakkidi Viewpoint: A 700 meters high lookout point, it offers unmatched panorama of the entire city. The misty atmosphere and cool breeze is a pleasant experience as well.

    3 Meenmutty Waterfalls: There second largest waterfalls in Kerala, this place is settled amid a jungle trek that works as a serene backdrop. You can enjoy trekking, swimming and relaxing at the site.

    4. Kalpetta: This is a quaint town in Wayanad that is known for its lush coffee and tea estates. Situated at an elevation of 780 meters, the entire place is encircled with misty hills, and has many beautiful points of interest.

    5. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: This wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is spread over 345 Sq. Kilometers. Here you can spot the rarest and endangered species of flora and fauna.

    6. Edakkal Caves: These are prehistoric caves with excellent rock and wall carvings. This is also among the top places for your Wayanad one day trip. One has to trek to reach at the mouth of the cave.
  3. Which are the best resorts to stay in Wayanad?

    Here is a list of some of the best resorts to stay in Wayanad.

    1. Windflower Resort: This is a luxury property, situated in the midst of coffee and tea plantations. The stunning views and great facilities make this one of the best accommodations in Wayanad.
    Tariff: Starts from INR 8000.

    2. Vythiri Village Resort: This luxury resort sprawls over 20 acres of land and houses comfortable villas and suites. Beside this the other facilities and the location of this place makes your stay more delightful.
    Tariff: Starts from INR 10000.

    3. Kadavu Resort: This upscale resort and ayurvedic center is settled in the middle of lush vegetation that gives you a relaxing ambience. The amenities and features offered here are another prime example of great hospitality.
    Tariff: Starts from INR 6500.

    4. Lakkidi Village Ayurvedic Spa and Luxury Resort: Another fine accommodation that is situated in the natural beauty of Wayanad. You can wake up to the views of the mountains and foliage all around. Moreover, the facilities and features available here will give you complete comfort.
    Tariff: Starts from INR 7500.
  4. Which are some of the best Wayanad treks?

    These are some of the top treks in Wayanad.

    1. Chembra Peak: This mountain peak is situated in Kalpetta and is among the best trekking sites in Wayanad. It is a 4-hour trek that takes you around lush surroundings and a heart-shaped lake.

    2. Banasura Hills: Banasura hills are vast grasslands that give a sense of tranquility, away from the city life. The trek to reach the summit begins at the Banasura Dam, with an easy and comfortable trail.

    3. Edakkal Caves: This is an easy ascend to get to the caves. The entire path till the base is laced with shops and street vendors, and the later half of this trek will require you to climb over a few rocks.

    4. Pakshipathalam: This is one of the best treks in Wayanad that takes you across different terrains of hills, grasslands and meadows. The trudge becomes even more enjoyable as you can stop by the caves and spot birds.
  5. What is the best time to visit Wayanad?

    The best time to visit Wayanad is between September till May. During these months the district experiences comfortable weather conditions, with winters being on the colder end. Monsoons are also a favorable time to plan a trip as many seasonal waterfalls here are gushing with heavy cascades, making it an enjoyable experience.

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