15 Best Places to Visit in Wayanad in 2 Days - 2020 (Photos)

Best Places to Visit in Wayanad in 2 Days:

Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
Neelimala View Point - 25 Km from Wayanad
Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad 
Banasura Sagar Dam - 20.9 Km from Wayanad 
Edakkal Caves - 19.2 Km from Wayanad
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary - 31 Km from Wayanad
Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad 
Pozhuthana - 21.8 Km from Wayanad

Are you planning for elegant places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days for this weekend? Well, you should be. To escape from the scorching sun, one will look for hill stations and get the best respite out of it. Anyway, Wayanad is one such place filled with rich natural resources including hilly rocks and rugged valleys, offers tourists the captivating places to explore.

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If you think 2 days Trip to Wayanad isn’t sufficient, think once again. Wayanad seems to have all the places in its vicinity, whether it's trekking trail to Chembra Peak, exploring the MSS Botanical Garden, or indulging in an adventure camp. 

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Since this pleasing hill station is well connected with all its locations, it makes sure tourists are getting the best holiday getaways. Moreover, Wayanad categorizes its attractive locations into different types like adventure tourism, pilgrim tourism, historical tourism, etc. Thus, one can cover all the bespoke list of attractions in a short span of time.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days:

01

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls located 5 km away from Banasura Sagar Dam, is one of the magnificent waterfalls in Wayanad. Please remember, one can reach this waterfall after a 2 km jungle trek, but the scenic nature in its surroundings makes it worth.

Nestled in the thick forest the waterfall has three different tiers. The lower tier has a pool which is totally safe for swimming. Thus, families who come here with children enjoy the most among other travellers. So, if you’re thinking about 2 days Trip to Wayanad, you can add Meenmutty Waterfalls in your travel list without asking anyone.

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

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Price: Rs. 30/- (for adults), Rs. 15/- (for children), and Rs. 200/- (for foreigners).

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02

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.

03

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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04

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.

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.

05

Pozhuthana

Pozhuthana

This alluring village is having one of the oldest tea cultivation in Wayanad, surrounded by rocky terrains, gentle rivers, and an array of leisure activities. It is located nearly 8 km away from Kalpetta town. For adventurers, who want interesting places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days, you can delve into Pozhuthana village and have a great weekend escape from the busy lifestyle.

Some of the breathtaking activities are hiking, biking, water rafting, and nature walk and so on. Moreover, you can taste the traditional Kerala cuisines on banana leaves at your ease.

Location: 
Vythiri taluk of Wayanad district is located about 8 km west of Kalpetta town.

Timings:
Open 24 hours.

Price:
No Entry Fee.

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06

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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07

Phantom Rock

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.

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.

08

Banasura Sagar Dam

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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09

Lakkidi View Point

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.

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.

10

Chain Tree

Chain Tree

Thinking how the words tree and chain came together and became a tourist attraction? Well, it is a magnificent fig tree tied by a long chain. The story of the place goes back to the 18th century.

The then Viceroy announced a prize for a person who could find a way from Calicut to Wayanad through the Adivaram forest range. Karinthandan, who was the local chief of the region, helped the British officials to reach the place.

Once they saw nature’s beautiful creations, one British official shot Karinthandan immediately and took the full credit for finding the route. A small temple (named Changala Muneeswaran Kovil) has been built adjacent, where the adivasi Karinthandan is worshipped.

Location: H29, Lakkidi, Kunnathidavaka, Wayanad, Kerala 673576.

Timings:
8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Price:
No Entry Fee.

11

Neelimala View Point, Vadouvan

Neelimala View Point, Vadouvan

Neelimala View Point serves as a perfect mountain getaway for family tourists and nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by a variety of exotic plants and flowers along with hues, the place gives a refreshing aroma throughout the year.

With its dazzling views of the Meenmutty falls and lush green valleys, tourists can get splendid candid photos for their next social media post. Similarly, kids running across can get some sweet moments with them.

The place also offers a trek trail to reach the hilltop view which is just as wonderful as the destination itself. Likewise, a Jeep drive is ready to give you the best impression of the place.

Location: It is located at Vaduvanchal, Kerala 673581

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Price: No Entry Fee. But it is Rs. 500/- for Jeep drive.

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12

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Featured with rare artifacts taken from Ambalavayal, Sultan Bathery, and the forests, Wayanad Heritage Museum carries a great archaeological and anthropological relevance. To have a clear picture, the collected exhibits are placed in four different blocks – Veerasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi, Devasmruthi, and Jeevanasmruthi. Each has its own uniqueness filled with innumerable facts.

Many family tourists with children will flock together to see these old-fashioned implements of tribal life, and get admired by the ancient artefacts. If you’re more excited, want to know the chronological order? You can also visit a multi-media theatre near the Museum which depicts the early pre-historic period starting from the Stone Age.

Location:
Located at Government Hospital Road, Ambalavayal, Wayanad, Kerala.

Timings:
9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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

13

Soochipura Falls

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.

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.

14

Thrikkaipetta Village

Started your 2 days Trip to Wayanad? Make your first visit to this enchanting village, surrounded by huge mountains, plantations, and wildlife. Thrikkaipetta Village also called Bamboo village, welcomes you to a whole new world, where one can get along with the local community and participate in their annual Jackfruit festival.

The concept of “Bamboo Village” started by URAVU is a collective initiative between Kabani and the village community. The program includes the establishment of organic farming, waste management, sustainable energy sources, and so on. Thus, this place is an exemplar of sustainable farming. Tourists, particularly families get attracted to this destination and have a memorable stay with the locals.

Location:
Wayanad, Kerala.

Timings:
9.30 am to 6.30 pm.

Price:
No Entry Fee.

15

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Kanthanpara waterfall (also called Kanthenpara) is a pleasing picnic spot where one should visit at least once in their lifetime. This small yet attractive waterfall cascades water from a height of 30 meters above the sea level and draws tourists from across the country.

The picture-perfect surroundings make it worth a stay for a honeymoon couple. So, if you’re planning with your loved one for nature-rich places to visit in Wayanad in 2 days, give first preference to Kanthanpara Waterfalls which is sure to impress your partner. This place also attracts gang trippers who wish to spend time with their friends and have fun.

Location: Located 18 km south east of Kalpetta, Wayanad.

Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Price: No Entry Fee.

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    Edakkal Caves - 20 Km from Wayanad
    2. Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
    3. Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad
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    5. Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad 

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