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  • With its verdant green surrounding and scenic views Wayanad is another destination that has touches the hearts of many. With an array of things to do in Wayanad tourist are hovering to this place to uncover its beauty to its core. With charming waterfalls, enchanting caves, resorts and home stays, this prominent town is celebrated for its zest estates and natural life.  Among the prettiest ranges of Kerala, Wayanad has a large number of alternatives for its guests.

    Some portion of a woods hold, Wayanad is situated on the fringe of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.  Strolling through the sprawling flavor estates, taking that trek into the pre-memorable buckles and encountering a resort occasion are one of the numerous things you can do to experience Wayanad. An awesome place to spot wild elephants, cool breeze delightful landscape, Wayanad is ensured to satisfy your travel detects.

    Generally speaking, a flawless end of the week thought from urban areas of South India this destination seduces you to go honeymooning in Kerala. Beat the heat in the hilly Malabar region to experience the refreshing climate and traditional lifestyle of the place. Being the only district in Kerala which shares its border with both the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is a famous tourist destination in India. This list of things to do and see in Wayanad that will introduce you to the mesmeric beauty of the swaying paddies, dense forests, hillocks and unhindered beauty.
  • Must Do Things in Wayanad

  • 01Visit the Edakkal Caves - A brush with history

    Visit the Edakkal Caves - A brush with history
    While you are visiting Wayanad there is another attraction which is a must visit for you. Twenty five kilometers from Kalpetta lays two caves which exhibits nature's skill and philosophy on architecture are known as the Edakkal caves.

    These caves are found 1,200 m over the ocean level on Ambukutty Mala. The name "Edakkal" actually signifies 'a stone in the middle'. Here you can see a give in framed by an overwhelming stone straddling a gap in the stone. Edakkal caves are acclaimed for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are thought to be of 6000 B C. To reach the caverns, one needs to trek through the Ambukutty Mala.

    It will take around 45 minutes to climb the slope and you will never get baffled in your excursion to these memorable holes. The pictorial painting included wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar headdresses, the swastika form, symbols and cave drawings of human figures, wheels, bows, knives, trees and so on.

    Bonfire And Stay Experience Near Eddakal Caves, Wayanad

    Bonfire And Stay Experience Near Eddakal Caves, Wayanad

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  • 02Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - Tryst with the wild

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - Tryst with the wild

    In the midst of green trees, spread across 344 kilometres of land is the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. It consists of two wildlife sanctuaries - Tholpetty in the north and Muthanga in the southeast.

    Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. The aim of this place is to preserve the biological heritage of the region. Stretches of swamps, teak forests, bamboo plantations, tall grasslands, rare herbs and medicinal plants are the treasures of these forests.

    Wildlife Safari at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

    Wildlife Safari at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad

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  • 03Neelimala View Point - Pictorial scenery

    If you are planning to visit Waynard this time then another of the place which is a must visit for you is the Neelimala View Point. This is another of the best things to do in Wayanad which you should not miss.

    A complete heaven for the thrill seekers Neelimala View point is known for offering the best trekking trails in Wayanad with scenic views. Get soaked in by the beauty of the region as you witness the whole place from the top alongside the pleasant vision of Meenmutty Falls.

    Witness the smooth white streams spouting through the walk, advancing towards the waterway. For reaching the view point one should walk a great deal to reach the point. Narrow and uneven pathways from the closest motorable street will take sightseers to the perspective with the mountain folds of the Western Ghats.

    Fog and fragrance around making such a spell, to the point that one will be lost in its magnificence for a drawn out stretch of time.
  • 04Banasura Sagar Dam - Boating

    Banasura Sagar Dam - Boating
    If you are looking for some adventurous things to do in Waynard with your friends and family then head out to the Banasura Sagar Dam. With its scenic beauty and soulful surrounding, this dam has become famous for boating.

    The dam holds an extensive region of water and its beautiful excellence is upgraded by the chain of mountains on the background. It is developed in the Banasura Lake and the close-by Mountains are known as Banasura Hills. Legends say that the Asura ruler of Banasura, (the child of King Mahabali, who is accepted to visit Kerala amid each Onam celebration) embraced an extreme atonement on the highest point of these slopes and consequently it was named after him.

    The picturesque mountains coax experience sightseers and the dam site is a perfect beginning stage for trekking. Spend some time close to nature while you enjoy boating at this dam.
  • 05Visit to Soochipara Falls - A nature's marvel

    Also known as Sentinel Rock, Soochipara (needle rock) waterfall is a must visit destination when in Wayanad. The pool at the foot of the falls is perfect for a fast plunge. This is a standout amongst the most appealing falls in the area where one can see the water hits the sharp spikes of stone at the base and consequently it got its name Sentinel Rock waterfalls. 

    This waterfall is a perfect three-layered waterfall which attracts a lot of tourist in Wayanad from around the world. Sometimes on special demand a visit to this place is included in the Wayanad tour packages.The view from this place is beautiful as the water spouts from Soochipara Falls to join with Chulika River. There is a security check individuals need to go to get a section here.

    Also always be careful that you don’t throw any plastic around there to ensure nature and keep the range clean. Amid summer, the water stream is less, which makes reaching the stones less demanding. This is definitely a must visit place for the ones who are looking for some time alone away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • 06Cycling in Wayanad - Old charm retrieved

    Cycling in Wayanad - Old charm retrieved

    Though, trekking is considered one of the most exciting things to do in Wayanad, cycling through the rock-strewn and less frequented paths of Wayanad is thrilling too. Riding through the dewy tea estates, pictorial coffee plantations, rugged terrains and the lush green meadows is itself a refreshing experience!

    As Wayanad shares its border with the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, you can also traverse down the paths that lead to the tea estates of Nilgiri in Tamil Nadu. Depending on your cycling skills, you can also chose the most befitting routes for you. However, some of the best routes originate from Chundale and Kalpetta regions of Wayanad. 

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  • 07Explore the Kuruva Islands on Bamboo Rafts

    Explore the Kuruva Islands on Bamboo Rafts

    A group of three scenic islands, the Kuruva Islands is located in the middle of a tributary in Kabini River. Located around 40km from the Banasura Hills, these cluster of islets can be easily accessed by small boats, bamboo rafts or fibre boats.

    Amongst all these, the bamboo rafts are the most popular options to visit these islands in order to have a glance at the ambrosial beauty of the islands. Offering a rustic charm and feel of Kerala's local life and culture, these rafts take visitors through some of the most remote areas.

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  • 08Tea Estates - Stroll through picture-perfect gardens

    Take a long walk through the green agricultural district of Kerala that produces some of the favourite blends of tea in the country. Strolling through these tea estates, you will get acquainted with the tea culture of Wayanad. Primarily located in the Kalpetta region, most of these plantation areas are run by the primitive tribal population.

    Thus a visit to these scenic plantations also allows you to delve into the lives of the locals and know more about their cultures and traditions.

  • 09Bamboo Processing at Uravu - ‘Green Gold’ for the Indian economy

    If this is not exciting enough, check out the bamboo factory at Uravu! In addition to being one of the most interesting things to see in Wayanad, it is also an example of how to build a self-sufficient economy for the society.  Located in the Thiraikkaipetta settlement of Wayanad, the motto of Uravu is that bamboo is the ‘green gold’ for the Indian economy and needs to be efficiently utilised.

    The factory recruits locales of the village to teach them the arts and crafts of bamboo processing and so they can be financially independent. The many bamboo products sold are spice boxes, lampshades and rainmakers that are bought as souvenirs by tourists. There are also various programs held to promote the bamboo sector.

  • 10Pakshipathalam Caves - A thing of mystery

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    Soaring at a height of 1,740m and buried deep in the woods, the mysterious Pakshipathalam Caves are located at the northern end of Brahmagiri Hills. These caverns are deep rock caves, made among the thick rows of boulders that form the shelter for various birds and wild beasts.

    Legend has it that the caves were used by saints for meditation. One of the best things to see in Wayanad, this cave also houses some exotic species of avifauna which you can catch sight of in the bird watching tour. In addition to birds and beasts, this site is also home to the rarest seen species of bats.

  • 11Vythiri Village Resort - A tree house experience

    The Winner of the International Quality Crown Award, Vythiri Village Resort is a peaceful green forest getaway. Veiled with the green thickets of Wayanad, the village resort treats its guests with an array of delights. While the Spa here presents a choosy range of traditional and modern treatments in an immaculate environment, the four tree houses of the resort serve as the main attractions.

    For a unique experience, you can live in a ‘Luxury Tree House’, at a height of 70ft and decked with a Jacuzzi. Another facility that a tree house resident can avail is the Jeep Safari to the nearby places.

    You can also check out some other luxury resorts in Wayanad where you would love to spend time to make your trip more happening..

  • 12Cycling Tour in Wayanad

    Cycling Tour in Wayanad
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    • Get away from the scrambles of your daily routine with an off road cycling trip in Wayanad, Kerala; revel in the beauty of natural greenery prevailing in the locality.
    • 2-3 hours of cycling along the plantation trails which are rugged and wavy will definitely extend an adventurous environment to you.
    • The sights in Wayanad are world famous and here you are getting the supreme chance to possess some of the mesmerising scenery filled with lush green forests, wildlife, waterfalls and awesome climate.
    • Partake to know the difference with your fellow cyclists; be a part of the new camaraderie.
  • 13Pookode Lake - Boating

    Another of the place in Wayanad which will definitely make your day is the famous Pookode Lake. This lake is very famous among the thrill seekers and nature lovers. Settled between evergreen jungles and the Western Ghats, Pookode Lake is spread over more than 13 section of land and is 40m deep.

    This is a standout amongst the most favoured visitor spots in Wayanad. The most amazing feature about the lake is that it has the shape of our Indian map. One can also witness a lot of blue lotus and numerous fresh water fishes.

    Blue water lilies likewise can be seen scattered all over in the water. Get a chance to witness the wild animals and birds surrounding forest of the lake which makes this place much more interesting.  A lot of monkeys are also found here.Pethia Pookodensis is types of cyprinid fish, which is said to be found here only.

    Also, check out: some of the best places to stay in Wayanad to have a chilling out time there.
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  • 14Kuruva Island - A scenic walk of leisure

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    If bamboo rafting around Kuruva Islands is not your cup of tea, you can opt for a leisurely walk around the island and discover its opulent beauty. Spreading over 950 acres, the lush green ambience of Kuruva is the flourishing ground for several rare species of flora and fauna. Inclusion of this place in your Wayanad trip will just make you wonder about the beauty of the place.

    While the salubrious views of the forests offer a riveting experience, the breeze in the islands will help you relax and rejuvenate your mind and soul. It is also here where you can witness a myriad range of birds and several other wildlife species.

  • 15Home Stay - Experience a night

    One of the best ways to delve into the lives of the local people is by experiencing a night of their homely hospitality. The homestays in Wayanad are known for their warm and generous services, homely vibes and native charms.

    Also, as most of these stays are located near major tourist destinations, they allow visitors to explore and discover the beauty of Wayanad to a greater extent. If you don't like to say in homestays then you can also go to some of the beautiful resorts in Wayanad.

  • 16Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay Experience

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    Stay in the Tea Terrace Vythiri Resort in Wayanad for a multi-coloured experience! Its myriad list of offerings, warm hospitality and list of things to do, make it for a delightful stay experience amidst the lush and groovy tea plantations.

    Beginning from the dawn to dusk, its merry offerings like spectacular views of the hills and mountains, pictorial valleys, captivating Spanish decors, gastronomic delights and activity list will keep you soaked in unlimited fun and excitement!

    Adding more to the joy and amusement are its splendid offerings like indoor & outdoor games, plantations walks, trampoline, sightseeing options, game and hobby options for kids. And in case, you are not in the mood for any activities or games, you can simply laze around the resort and feast on the enticing views all around.

  • 17Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary - Wildlife safari thrills

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    Part of Project Elephant site as well as Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Muthanga is an ideal elephant sighting spot.Numerous other species of birds, butterflies and insects can also be spotted in this sanctuary.  If you are lucky, you might even spot herds of elephants, spotted deer, bison, malabar squirrels and leopards in the sanctuary.

    Undoubtedly, one of the most thrilling things to do in Wayanad, a safari in the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is rewarded by fascinating sights and glimpses into Kerala's wildlife.

  • 18Spice Trail Of Wayanad

    Spice Trail Of Wayanad
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    On your next holiday, head to the beautiful north – eastern hill station in Kerala and engage in an exciting spice trail of the beautiful place that people call Wayanad!  The spice trail is an insightful visit to the lush and beautiful spice gardens of Wayanad. The countryside here is fragrant with pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove gardens, which are a delight to wander about. Get your cameras at the ready and explore every bit of the exquisite lands of Wayanad that never fails to amaze every single traveller that traverses these lands! So head on, and let your senses have a feast as you explore the different spice trails of Wayanad!

    Activities: Spice trails and interaction with farmers

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 19Stream Walk and River Dipping Experience in Wayanad

    Stream Walk and River Dipping Experience in Wayanad
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    Located in the Begur-Tholpetty Reserve Forest area after the Thirunelly Temple, on the other side of Kalindi River, this reserve is the perfect place for you to spend a night under the stars as well as swim in the rivers or walk along the stream! The wildlife retreat is approximately 137km from Calicut, 121km from Mysore and 250km from Bangalore.

    Once you reach this retreat by road, you can walk down by the serene Kalindi River that meanders down from the jungle, through the property and spend many an enjoyable afternoon, walking by the stream and even take a dip in the pristine waters of this river. You can indulge in nature photography, experience thrill and excitement with different water adventures and have an amazing time in Wayanad!

  • 20Farm Tour in Wayanad

    Farm Tour in Wayanad
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    Enjoy the simplicity and alluring expanse of a Wayanad with an enthralling farm tour of Wayanad with your family and friends. Break free from the shackles of city life and enjoy the thrilling experience of the simple yet beautiful rural life!  You can enjoy the vast beauty of the Western Ghats and at the same time revel in the tranquility and lush expanse of the rural farmlands of Wayanad. While on this farm tour in Wayanad, you will get to see and experience the village which is famous for bamboos, spices, paddies, mountains and forests.

    Experience a day lived out by a farmer, and visit their farms and get introduced to the crops and you can see some of the interesting medicinal plants in the area. Visit the bamboo nursery and “Uravu Bamboo Village”, famous for indigenous technology bamboo handicraft products and it also doubles as a house hold unit. From the morning breakfast to evening snacks, you will be served traditional Kerala food throughout, so prepare to have your taste buds tickled!  Accompanying you on your journey will be a trained naturalist who will familiarize you to the picturesque landscape and the lush green surroundings. So pack your bags and book your best dates at the earliest!

  • Trekking & Camping Experience in Wayanad

  • 21Chembra Peak - Home to a heart shaped lake

    Chembra Peak - Home to a heart shaped lake

    Bestowed with verdant hills, Wayanad offers a unique hiking experience. Towering at around 6,900ft, Chembra Peak is amongst the most popular trekking spots in Kerala. To get here, you have to reach the forest office located 5km from Meppadi town.

    Once the permission passes for trekking are acquired, you can proceed towards the peak; it is always wise to seek prior permission for the same. Halfway to the peak, a heart shaped lake that never dries will catch all your attention for sure!

    Locally named Hridaya Saras, it is also one of the most sought after destinations in Wayanad. Hiking around 2km from the lake, you will reach the Chembra Peak from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Vaithair, Karapuzha Dam and Banasurasagra Dam.

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    Ascend to Chembra Peak in Wayanad

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  • 22Trekking , Cycling And Camping Tour in Wayanad

    Trekking , Cycling And Camping Tour in Wayanad
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    • Adventure is out there, and the best time for you to explore every aspect of your adventurous life is while on an exciting cycling and camping tour with trekking near the exotic lands of Bansurua in Wayanad.
    • Grab your friends and strap on your helmets as you prepare for an exciting ride of a lifetime. While on this tour, you can enjoy a relaxing camping experience as well, gazing at the stars and dining on a barbeque dinner with your loved ones.
    • Interact with your friends and share stories by the campfire as you spend the night under the company of a clear night sky. Embark on an exciting trekking experience with your gang on your next trip and let the wonders of nature take over you.
    • The package includes food and comfortable accommodation in tents.
  • 23Camping And Cycling Tour In Wayanad

    Camping And Cycling Tour In Wayanad
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    • Let the pedals and the helmets roar on your next weekend away from the humdrum of city life.
    • Explore the beauty of Wayanad with an exciting cycling and camping tour in this beautiful hilly region. 
    • Strap on your helmets and let the adventurer in you explore the barbed plantation trails and the waterfalls, nearby rivers, forests etc.
    • While here, you can also revel in an amazing camping experience and let the wonders of the beautiful place take you over.
    • Indulge in a delicious dinner and enjoy the amazing cuisine that is placed before you. 
    • The package includes food and accommodation in tents.
  • 24Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

    Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura
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    Camp in Wayanad hills at Seagot Banasura and be taken into the charms of nature and outdoors with a refreshing overnight experience. Offering the perfect setting for the camping experience is the Seagot Banasura that lounges over 50 dewy acres. Check-in at the site around 01:00 PM and enjoy thrilling times with fishing, tug of war and trekking activities. The evening especially comes alive with bonfire and music.
    Adventure and folk enthusiasts can even lap up activities such as river crossing, Jummaring, commando walking, zip-lining, mountain biking, traditional folk, tribal Activities and barbecue at an additional cost. The Seagot Banasura Resorts & Villas also offers yoga (Pathanjali) along with Ayurvedic spa and rejuvenation therapy for those who are interested.

    As the night descends, retreat into the tents, under the twinkling stars and the sweet caresses of nature. Rest assured, once you checkout the following morning, you will be refreshed and energized.

    Meal Types: Veg and Non-veg Breakfast

    Accommodation: Tented accommodation

    Timings: 01.00 PM to 11.00 AM

    Activities: Fishing, Tug of War, Campfire, Nature walk

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 25Night Camping With Campfire in Wayanad

    Night Camping With Campfire in Wayanad
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    • Have you ever wondered what the true beauty of Wayanad looks like, at any time of the day? On your next weekend, experience an exciting night camping experience in Wayanad with camping at Bansurian in this hilly forested paradise! 
    • Arrive at the meeting point near Chundale in Wayanad by 05:00 PM and you will be taken to the campsite later.
    • Gaze at the beautiful stars as you lounge in the tranquillity and serenity of the hills and forests of Wayanad! Enjoy with your close friends and family as you relax in the peaceful ambience of the thick and lush forests in Banasura. 
    • Dine on a delicious BBQ dinner as the wonders of nature envelop you into a peaceful stupor and lull you into a happy trance like state! Experience adventure and thrill in Wayanad on your next holiday and revel in pure, unadulterated excitement!
    • The next morning, wake up to the gentle tweets of birds and experience the fresh air around and have breakfast at 09:00 before you wind up the camping expedition.
  • 26Trek to Sahibkkunnu - Named after a demon

    Seven hours of a tough trek up from the foothills of Banasura Ranges leads one to Sahibkkunnu in Wayanad. It is believed that the name of the place was derived from the fables or old folklores associated with a demon. Embark on your journey from the foothills of Banasura Ranges that serve as the base of this trek followed by steep slopes, deep valleys, mountain streams and captivating views of the surroundings.

    Deep thickets, green pastures and the blazing sun welcome you to the hilltop, from where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the peaks and the entire valley underneath. People who come for trekking also prefers camping in Wayanad as it adds much more delight and adventurous experience to their trip.

  • 27Trek at the Valley of Clouds - Elevate to cloud 9

    Those who like a bit of adventure can opt for a trek to the Valley of Clouds in Wayanad. Moderate in nature, expert as well as amateur trekkers both undertake the hike. Usually, a dewy tea garden in Meppadi would serve as your base. Accompanying you on your journey are the aromatic cardamom forests, meadows and other gems of nature.

    You might also come across a gurgling stream for a chilly dip. The climb leads you to the edge of the valley sprinted with tall elephant grass making it one of the most riveting experiences in Wayanad.

  • 28Hike to Kurisumala Peak - The mountain of cross

    Translated as the ‘Mountain of Cross’ or 'Amrithamedu', Kurisumala is a pilgrim centre and a trekker's delight. The hills are climbed to denote the trouble that Jesus Christ underwent in the last phase of his life and the cross is believed to be a symbol of his sufferings.

    Sudden ups and downs during the climb make this trek in Wayanad one of the most enthralling trek in the city. As one goes up the hill, rough terrain laces the pathways, however on arriving at the peak, trekkers are rewarded with stunning views of the cross and the surroundings.

  • 29Trek Through Kalladi Forest - The alluring cardamom forest

    Trek through picturesque tea gardens and spice estates to woody rain forests of Wayanad. Pass through the deep thickets to an unimaginable height and meet nature at its flaunting best. Start from the base of the Chembra Ranges. The fragrance of the Cardamom Forest or the Kalladi Forest comes wafting through.

    Pave your way through the enormous trees in the forest for about 6 hours after which you will witness the mountains cradling the misty valleys. Under shady luxuriant trees, in the midst of scented grooves, where ancient rhythm plays in the form of chirping birds, it is a brilliant spot to pitch your tents or build tree houses.

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