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  • 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:

  • 01Meenmutty

    Meenmutty

    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: It is located 29 km from Kalpetta, Wayanad.

    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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  • 02Chembra 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: It is located 8 km south of Kalpetta, Wayanad.

    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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    Ascend to Chembra Peak in Wayanad

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  • 03Edakkal 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: It is 25 km from Kalpetta, Wayanad.

    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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    Explore The Prehistoric Edakkal Caves, Wayanad

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  • 04Wayanad 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: Bathery – Puthupally Road, Sultan Bathery, Kerala.

    Timings: 7.00 am – 5.00 pm.

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

  • 05Phantom 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: It is located in Cheengeri, 26 km from Kalpetta.

    Timings: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Price: Entry is Free.

  • 06Banasura 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).

  • 07Lakkidi

    Lakkidi

    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: It is 28 km from Wayanad.

    Timings: 24 hours.

    Price: No Entry Fee.

  • 08Pookode 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: It is located in Kunnathidavaka, 15 km from Kalpetta, Wayanad.

    Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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

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  • 09Chain 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: It is located at Lakkidi, Kunnathidavaka, Wayanad.

    Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price: No Entry Fee.

  • 10Pozhuthana

    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: it is located in Wayanad.

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Price: No Entry Fee.

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  • 11Neelimala 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 in Vaduvanchal.

    Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

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

  • 12Kanthanpara 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.

  • 13Wayanad 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.

  • 14Soochipura 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.

  • 15Thrikkaipetta 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.

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Chembra Peak

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 Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Wayanad, Banasura Sagar Dam is a picturesque tourist hotspot. Known for being India’s largest earthen dam, it boasts of extensive natural beauty with beautiful flora and fauna, majestic hills and mesmerising waterfalls. The Banasura Sagar is a photographer’s delight and offers the most beautiful views from the top of the hill.

It is also famous among adventure enthusiasts who look forward to thrilling activities like boating, trekking, horse racing and camel rides. For the avid trekkers, Banasura hill peak is hailed as one of the most challenging treks. Along with that Banasura Hill Resort adds to the charm of this place that is known as the only ‘earthen’ resort in the country.

Location: Banasura Sagar Dam, Padinjarathara, Kerala

Best Time to visit: November to May offers the most ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

Timings: The opening timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is just 2.3 kilometres away from the bus station.

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Kuruva Island

Located in the middle of Kabini river, Kuruva Island is a natural paradise that is replete with diverse flora and fauna in the most beautiful surroundings. It is blessed with evergreen forests all around that makes it a mesmerising picnic spot away from all pollution and noise of the city.

One of the most exciting things about Kuruva Island for tourists is their famous boat rides on bamboo rafts. Trekkers also visit Kuruva Island to explore the pristine environment and witness the most exotic species of plants, animals and birds here.  

The enthralling beauty of this island attracts many people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives and surround themselves in the serenity of nature.

Location: Kuruvadweep, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Kuruva Island could be visited from October to May

Entry fee: INR 80/ USD 1.23 for Indians and INR 150/USD 2.3 for foreigners

Timings: The visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mondays are holiday

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 36 kilometres away.

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The Bamboo Factory

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 Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.

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Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

One of the most beautiful heritage sightseeing places in Wayanad, Jain Temple is known for its interesting history. It was built in 13th century A.D. and largely came to prominence when this ancient temple was used by Tipu Sultan to store ammunition. 

The ruins of Jain Temple in Sulthan Battery resonate the vital presence and influence of Jain community in the state of Kerala.

Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jain Temple boasts of Vijayanagara style of architecture and has preserved beautiful and intricate carvings on its granite pillars. It is revered as one of the holiest places for the Jains and a festival is celebrated during Mahavir Jayanthi. 

This historically important temple in Kerala is a great visit to appreciate the art and culture of this place.

Location: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala

Best Time to visit: September to March is the best time to visit the temple.

Entry fee: None

Timings: The temple is open for visitors during the day.

Distance from Wayanad: It is around 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Pookode Lake

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 Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad

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Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places to visit in Wayanad. 

It is famous for harbouring a diverse number of flora and fauna. Taking a wildlife safari is the most thrilling activity that one should undertake at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary to make their Wayanad vacation memorable.

This natural habitat is a great sightseeing place to spot elephant herds, deer, langurs, panthers, tigers, Indian bison and the rare Slender Loris. Moreover, this wildlife sanctuary offers a wonderful experience for tourists with their tree huts which are open for stay. 

This beautiful attraction allows the tourists to seek some natural solace and take delight in the company of the wonderful wildlife roaming freely in their natural surroundings.

Location: It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road.

Best Time to visit: Winters are the best time to visit Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 115/ USD 1.77 for Indians. For foreigners, the entry fees is INR 300/ USD 4.62

Timings: The timings are 7:00 am to 10:00 am in the mornings. For the evenings, the timings are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is 45 kilometres.

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Edakkal Caves

Travel back in time to the Stone Age with a visit to Edakkal Caves that are located on the Ambukuthi Hills. Edakkal literally translates to ‘a stone in between’ and this cave and showcases a natural masterpiece. 

It is associated with many myths and considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal caves are not actually considered to be caves in a scientific sense yet remain a great piece of archaeological curiosity for tourists. 

These caves are identified as a Neolithic settlement and present the evidence of a pre-historic society of highly civilised people. These caves draw in a number of history buffs and students of archaeology who wish to explore these mysterious caves.

Height: It is located at a height of 1200 metres above sea level on the Ambukuthi Hills.

Location: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala

Entry Fee: INR 15/USD 0.23 per person

Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Edakkal Caves is during the months of December to May.

Timings: The visiting time to Edakkal caves is from morning 9:30 to evening 4:30.

Distance from Wayanad: It is located 48 kilometres from here.

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Lakkidi View Point

Famous for its mesmerising scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad. 

Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. 

Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.

Height: It is located at an elevation of 700 metres above sea level.

Location:  Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Lakkidi View Point at the time of early morning or early evening to get the best views.

Timings: The visiting hours are from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The distance to reach here is approximately 32 kilometres.

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Meenmutty Waterfalls

One of the delightful of Wayanad tourist places, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall that will take your breath away. A scenic trek through the lush green forest from the Wayanad-Ooty Road leads up to this picturesque natural wonder. 

There are separate decks which can be accessed in different ways to view the different tiers of this spectacular waterfall. The roaring waters of Meenmutty Falls are situated in the lush forests that makes it a delight for photographers. 

Tourists can exalt in a magnificent view of Banasura Sagar Dam from the peak of the third tier of this waterfall. With thundering visuals of the scenery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is hailed as one of the most thrilling places for adventure lovers in Wayanad.

Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from October to May.

Entry fee: The entry fees is INR 30/ USD 0.46 per person

Timings: It is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Distance from Wayanad: The waterfall is located just 2 kilometres from the bus station.

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Neelimala View Point

Promising one of the most enthralling trekking experiences in Wayanad tourist places, Neelimala View Point is a must visit for adventure aficionados. 

It presents some amazing trails that cross the most picturesque landscape of Western Ghats. Tourists are in for a charming surprise as Neelimala View Point offers gushing streams and verdant valleys on the way up to the hill.

This place is a splendid tourist spot where you can appreciate the company of nature with the misty clouds and its pristine ambience. 

This beauty of this popular trekking and camping site is accentuated by the Meenmutti waterfall that brings out the most wonderful view of the place.

Location: Neelimala Viewpoint, Vaduvanchal, Kerala

Best Time to visit: January to May and September to December is the most preferred time to visit here.

Entry fee: The entry fees here is INR 500/ USD 7.7 for a jeep that could carry 6-7 people

Timings: Tourists could visit Neelimala Viewpoint any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.

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Irupu Falls

Escape into the allure of nature and its magnificence with a visit to Irupu Falls. One of the most enchanting places to visit in Wayanad, Irupu Falls is one of the most legendary sightseeing places in Wayanad. 

This spectacular waterfall derives its roots from the legends of Ramayana and also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. This place is known for its serene ambience that showcases the captivating beauty of this glorious cascade from a height of 60 feet. 

Irupu Falls draws in a number of devotees who believe that a dip in its waters cleanses one’s sins and pay respect to the Shiva temple located along the banks of the river.

Location: Irupu Falls, Irupu Falls Rd, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: The months of monsoons are the best time to witness the Irupu Falls at its maximum beauty.

Entry fee: INR 50/ USD 0.77 per person

Timings: The timings at Irupu Falls is from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is about 56 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Thirunelli Temple

One of the most religious places to visit in Wayanad, Thirunelli Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Known as the Kashi of the South, Thirunelli Temple has an interesting legend associated which says that Lord Brahma himself installed the idol of Lord Vishnu here and made this temple. 

Encompassed by the breathtaking beauty of Brahmagiri Hills, this temple is known for its tranquil ambience. Devotees at Thirunelli Temple pay their respects at the holy mountain stream known as Papanasini believed to have medicinal powers where rituals are performed and the sacred rock Pinnappara. 

It is also a popular belief that rituals performed for the dead at this temple attains eternal peace and salvation for the deceased souls.

Location: Thirunelly Temple post, Mananthavady, Kerala

Best Time to visit: One should visit Thirunelli Temple from the month of September to March.

Timings: The temple remains open from 5:30 am to 12 pm and then from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Distance from Wayanad: It is 50 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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Soochipara Waterfalls

Deriving its name from the needle-shaped rock that is placed here, Soochipara Waterfalls is one of the most photogenic spots for tourists in Wayanad. 

This beautiful waterfall is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls and surrounded by lush greenery that is just a treat for the eyes. 

The waterfalls can be reached after a thrilling downwards trek or enjoy the spectacular views from the tree-top hut. Soochipara Waterfalls is a refreshing retreat to indulge in activities like swimming, water rafting and rock climbing for adventure enthusiasts in Wayanad. 

This three-tiered waterfall is one of the most exciting places to visit in Wayanad.

Height: Soochipara Waterfalls are at a height of 200 metres.

Location: Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad, Kerala

Best Time to visit: Best time to visit Soochipara waterfall is during monsoon season as you can see the waterfall at its fullest.

Entry fee: The entrance fee is INR 50/ USD 0.77

Timings: The timings are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Wayanad: It is a distance of about 45 kilometres between the two places by road.

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Phantom Rock

One of the most interesting sightseeing places in Wayanad, Phantom Rock is an archaeological structure that you should not miss out on your vacation. 

It is famous for the rock that is shaped in the form of a phantom skull and thus derives the name of this tourist attraction. This place is an exciting spot for trekkers and hikers offering some amazing opportunities for photography.

Locally known as Cheengeri Mala, this place offers a surreal respite from the crowds and noise. The landscape here is picturesque and surrounded by beautiful greenery that accentuates the brilliance of this archaeological wonder. 

For the lovers of history, Phantom Rock is a wonderful getaway in Wayanad and attracts many tourists who are looking for offbeat things to do in Wayanad.

Height: This rock is at height of 2600 feet above sea level.

Location: Phantom Rock Path, Kerala

Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the bus station and Phantom Rock is approximately 40 kilometres.

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