15 Places to Visit in Wayanad in 2 Days - 2021 (Updated List)
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Wayanad Places to Visit 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, which offers tourists the captivating places to explore.

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. 

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:

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Latest Information on Travelling to WAYANAD?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.Domestic travellers have to undergo the RT-PCR tests 48 hours before arrival in the state or immediately after arrival in the state. This is irrespective of the vaccination status of travellers.

  • 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.
  • The government has restricted business timings for all establishments, except medical shops and fuel pumps, between 9 a.m. and 7.30 p.m

- Home delivery allowed for non-containment zones

  • 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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Domestic as well as international travellers have to undergo the RT-PCR tests 48 hours before arrival in the state or immediately after arrival in the state. This is irrespective of the vaccination status of travellers.

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14-day home quarantine mandatory for all arriving travellers in Wayanad Updated: 06 May 2021

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Wayanad opens up again for tourists Updated: 05 Sep 2020

After Wayanad opens for tourism, the hotels have started their operations and are welcoming guests for a comfortable and safe stay. Some of the hotels where the tourists can plan their stay are Contour Island Resort and Spa, LakeRose Wayanad Resort, Abad Brookside Wayanad, Wayanad Wild and Petals Resort Wayanad.Read More

01

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

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 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

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.

05

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 and you must include this in Wayanad 2 day trip.

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 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, 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.

08

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 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.

10

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.

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11

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 and one must visit here when on Wayanad 2 day trip.

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

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 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.

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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Places To Visit In Wayanad
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
Vaijayanti Sethi Visit the Ancient Thirunelli Temple
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.
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
21 January 2021
Superb
Stunning view, great place, great staff, helpful BUT Cottages need some repair/maintenance Linens are old and worn out and FOOD isn't good at all. I would still rate a 4 star for its view, location, and friendly staff. TO the management, please work on the food at the least and also some maintenance of the room, linen, rest assured you have a great location to always cash on tourists across all seasons.
We went to Wayanad for a family trip and booked this farmhouse from Thrillophilia at the best price as compared to other sites. The location of stay was nice, the scenic views from the room were amazing, The rooms were spacious, comfortable. The food served at the stay was so yummy, totally loved the food, they even arranged bonfire in the evening, it was a great experience.
Recently I went to Wayanad with my friends and we booked this beautiful stay, the location of stay was amazing amidst the lush coffee estate. The rooms were comfortable & cozy, the food served at the stay was amazing, the staff was kind & helpful, proper precautions were taken for covid, We enjoyed the guided plantation walk & cycling tour.
Excellent
The hosts were extremely accommodating & hospitable. We got plenty of individual attention and tasted some amazing local cuisine. Definitely recommend visiting this place and staying a few days
23 November 2020
Excellent
Mesmerised with the Serenity of God's Own Country, Kerala. One of the best and memorable trips we had, will cherish forever. The resort is exactly the same as shown in the images (Uploaded on the website). Absolutely clean, hygienic and very well maintained property. Polite staff, good food (with decent selections of Indian, Chinese, burgers, sandwiches and beverages. A few products were expensive compared to the portion size and quality) Our room had a stunning view and we loved every moment. Thrillophilia offered us the best price for the fantastic property. WORTH EVERY SPEND

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People Also Ask About Wayanad

  1. Why is Wayanad famous?

    Surrounded by the huge mountains and home to many beautiful tea and coffee plantations, Wayanad has been inviting visitors since ages. Home to mesmerizing places like Chembra peak and Pookode lake, Wayanad is mostly famous for the marvels of nature.
  2. What is the best time to visit Wayanad?

    Months between October to May are considered to be the best time to visit the beautiful Wayanad. Around this time, the temperature remains pleasant and offers the best surroundings to indulge in multiple activities like hiking, camping and trekking.
  3. Which heritage sites are a must visit in Wayanad?

    1. Edakkal Caves: Dating back to 6000 B.C. these caves host a number of ancient paintings and wall cravings. Also, this heritage site is the only place in India having sculptures dating back to the Stone age.

    2. Wayanad Heritage Museum: Home to many rare artefacts and collection of forested products, this museum is of a great significance to the heritage of Wayanad. From the painting exhibiting old fashioned tribal life to the collections of age old artefacts, this place lures a number of tourists towards it.

    3. Pazhassi Memorial: This memorial was dedicated to Verra Pazhassi, the person who guerilla war against the British East India Company. Located on the river Kabani, the place has a cave where it is believed that Pazhassi took shelter during the war.
  4. What are the best resorts in Wayanad with great deals?

    If you are looking for places to stay in Wayanad, these resorts in Wayanad would surely give you the goals you need.

    1. 
    Petals Resorts - Book at INR 4000
    2. Windflower Resort - Book at INR 12,744
    3. Vythiri Village Resort - Book at INR 10000
    4.  Hilltop Resort - Book at INR 1500
  5. what are the comfortable homestays in Wayanad that will make you ditch hotels and resorts?

    Check out the list of comfortable and affordable homestays in Wayanad that will make you ditch hotels and resorts:

    1. 
    Spice Garden - Located at Kumbalad, Madakkimal post, Kalpetta
    2. 
    Dhanagiri Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 3000 INR
    3. Enteveedu Homestay - Located at Punchavayal House, P.O. Kayakkunnu, Wayanad
    4. 
    Alakananda Home Stay - Located at Koranjivayal, madakkimala post, Kalpetta
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    Chandragiri Homestay - Starts with a minimum price of 3600 INR
  6. Which are the best places to visit in Wayanad for friends and family?

    Here is the list of amazing tourist places to visit in Wayanad. Click here to discover.

    1. 
    Edakkal Caves - 20 Km from Wayanad
    2. Pookode Lake - 25.6 Km from Wayanad
    3. Phantom Rock - 11.4 Km from Wayanad
    4. Kuruva Island - 34.8 Km from Wayanad 
    5. Chembra Peak - 21.8 Km from Wayanad 

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