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  • Whenever we come across a photo of the tree houses in Kerala, involuntarily it brings before us an array of images like lush greenery interspersed with flowering plants, intoxicating aroma of spice and coffee plantations, expansive water bodies and to top it all the pervasive eeriness of the region call for the adventurist in you.

    Kerala is always a tourist’s paradise for the unspeakable scenic beauty it abounds and staying in one of the plush tree house resorts in Kerala can be the best refuge of tourists who want to discover the hidden beauty from the tree tops. These tree houses are constructed with all home-grown materials like coir mats, bamboo poles and live trees that give you the joy of indigenous living.

  • Tree houses in Wayanad, Kerala

  • 01Marmalade Spring

    Marmalade Spring

    Marmalade Spring gives you the bonus of adventure sport along with a comfy stay in a furnished timbered cottage, campfire dinner, nature study and a relaxing swim in the natural cottage pool with ponds in the vicinity.

    To reach the Rock House built atop 3 ginormous rocks about 120 ft. above the ground, you have to trek over 33 acres of coffee plantation. Beneath the cottage, you can find a sinuous watercourse that will make your stay even more rewarding.

    Location: 
    Muttil, Wayanad dist, Kerala, India- 673121

    Price:
    INR 4,642 - INR 6,427

    Activities and Amenities:
    Complimentary breakfast, free valet parking, pool, concierge, children activities, restaurant, outdoor pool.

  • 02Hiliya Tree House

    Hiliya Tree House
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    If you are a diehard nature lover and aware of conservation of natural resources, then Hiliya Resort is the place that will cater to all your desires and needs during your Wayanad trip. The seventy-five year old bungalow gives you a surfeit of amenities for a stay on edge at ‘God’s own abode’.

    Sitting in the bungalow room, you can while away your leisure just gaping at the bountiful nature or human activities as organic farming, coffee plucking and rubber tapping.

    Location:
     Kenichira (near Sulthan Bathery), Wayanad Dist, Kerala, India - 673596

    Price:
     INR 928 - INR 4,570

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, free internet, laundry, spa, free parking, room service, children activities.

  • 03Vythiri Tree House

    Vythiri Tree House

    Vythiri Resort is one of the most sought after tree house resorts in Kerala. The cottages built in traditional Kerala style will satiate your fancy for ethnic accommodation and at the same time look after your luxury and comfort. 

    There are in total 43 rooms that are divided into the following categories based on their layout and the amenities available.While staying at Vythiri, you can savour the famous Malayali platters at their multi-cuisine restaurant Thinna.

    Location:
     Lakkiddi, Vythiri, Wayanad, Kerala, India- 673576

    Price:
     INR15,000 - INR 30,000

    Activities and Amenities:
     Room service, laundry, internet,  24 hour hot and cold water supply, Ayurveda centre, health club, spa, natural pool, swimming pool, travel guide.

  • 04Tranquil Tree House

    Tranquil Tree House
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    Cushioned within the verdant rainforest of North Kerala, it is the ultimate retreat for nature solitude hunters.  There are 2 tree houses with seven rooms in a private estate of coffee and other plantations.

    Although a resort, you can get the comfort and warmth of a family being at the concierge of 2 wonderful individuals, Ajay and Nisha who cater to the needs of tourists who stay at Tranquil Resort.There are overall 6 cottages in the resort and staying at any of these will give you a rewarding holiday experience.

    Location:
     Kuppamudi Estate Kolagapara Post, Wayanad District, Kerala 673591

    Price:
     INR 9,200 - INR 11,000

    Activities and Amenities: C
    omplimentary breakfast, tea/coffee maker, laundry service, swimming pool, bird watching, Kerala Ayurveda massage.

  • 05Green Magic Tree House

    Green Magic Tree House

    For a blissful stay in the lap of tranquil nature, it is one of the best tree house resorts in Kerala with all kinds of modern amenities. It gives you a unique opportunity of staying at one of the tallest tree houses of Asia and also the first of its kind with water-lift facilities.  The structure is made of natural objects as coconut coir, bamboo poles and natural teak wood.

    The Green Magic Resorts comprise of 3 tree houses that are built over an area of 30 acres of cultivated area and each having its distinctive ethnic features. If you want to be a witness of the varying moods of nature, the Green Magic Resort has to be in your bucket list.

    Location:
     Lakkidi, Vythiri, Wayanad dist. Kerala, India-673576

    Price:
     INR 5,500 - INR 6,000

    Activities and Amenities:
     Eco-friendly lift, trekking expeditions, rope climbing, wildlife safari, trekking expeditions, bathing in natural streams.

  • 06Tree House Wayanad

    Tree House Wayanad
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    Whether for honeymoon or family vacation, Tree House Wayanad is the perfect destination for an idyllic hideout. It is one of the best tree houses in Kerala which is built on the principle of ethnicity and innovation.

    The over-water suites of the resort will give you a feel of staying close to nature and let your senses indulge in a state of ecstasy. Staying in the resort will give you a new idea of blissful holiday as you experience cordial service and hospitality from the resort staff.

    Activities and Amenities
    : Complimentary breakfast, restaurant, bar/lounge, spa, laundry service, free valet parking, fitness centre, free WiFi, children activities, tennis court, concierge, swimming pool.


  • Tree houses in Munnar , Kerala

  • 07Nature Zone Jungle Tree House, Munnar

    Nature Zone Jungle Tree House, Munnar

    As the name suggests, the Nature Zone Jungle Resort in Munnar is the place where naturalists and wildlife explorers can find the grub for their souls. To reach the resort, one has to drive down a distance of 8 Km from Munnar, across the tea estates and hilly trails.

    The rooms are made of bamboo and the floor is made of coir which gives a rustic look to the interior. Apart from the inbuilt tree-top restaurant there is a furnished kitchen where you can prepare dishes of your choice.

    Location:
     Pulippara, Pallivasal, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala-688512

    Price:
     INR 6,000 (double sharing and tax exclusive)

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast and dinner, coffee maker, free cancellation, 24 hour front desk, library, free parking, room service, non-smoking rooms, airport shuttle.

  • 08Dream Catcher Plantation Tree House

    Dream Catcher Plantation Tree House

    It is one of the most visited tree houses in Kerala which offers you a plethora of experiences within the premises of varied plantations of tea, coffee, orange and cardamom. Walking along the windy trails leads you to the sprawling tea gardens at the backdrop of the mesmeric Nilgiris.

    The resort comprises of 4 houses that are built atop huge trees about 20 metres above the ground. The Dream Catcher Plantation Resort is furnished with ethnic décor and well-equipped with modern amenities to make your stay in the lap of nature luxurious and relaxing.

    Location:
     Ratnagiri, Tea Company, Bisonvalley Road, Idukki District, Munnar-

    Price:
    INR 4,000 (double sharing and tax exclusive).

    Activities and Amenities:
    TV, free Wi-Fi, 24 hours hot and cold water, writing desk, chair, private bathrooms, toiletries, balconies facing the mountains, bird watching, barbecue, campfire.

  • 09Vanya Tree House

    Vanya Tree House
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    Vanya is a run of the mill tree house resort in Kerala that builds a strong connection between humans and Mother Nature. Vanya is the actual place where you can learn to become self-sufficient through the means and lessons nature has in its store for us.

    Staying in this unique tree resort you can experience a sense of belonging with the soil which provides us with nutrition and shelter. Wildlife experts can enjoy the intriguing behaviour of wild animals in their natural habitat from the balcony of the tree house as it resides adjacent to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Location:
     66th Mile, Spring Valley, Kumily, Thekkady, Munnar, Kerala- 685509

    Price:
    INR 15,225 - INR 17,218

    Activities and Amenities:
     Wake up call/service, 24 hours room service, free Wi-Fi, free valet parking, rental car, daily housekeeping, laundry, 24 hours front desk, centrally air-conditioned, extra mattress (on request), doctor on call, bar/lounge.

  • 10Jungle Jive Tree House

    Jungle Jive Tree House
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    The Jungle Jive Tree House is a paradise for bird watchers who love to feast their eyes on birds in their playful gestures. Sight of magpies climbing up and down the trees and the constant recital of beetles during night gives you a feel of oneness with nature in an eerie atmosphere.

    The tree house is equipped with a sitting area and a balcony form where you can enjoy a grand vista of the exquisite flora and the Nilgiris afar.

    Location:
     Maryland, Chithirapuram P.O. Munnar, Kerala-685565

    Price:
     INR 4,441 - INR 6,519

    Activities and Amenities:
     Free parking, private bathrooms, toiletries, homemade food, airport shuttle, free high-speed internet, campfire, barbecue, star gazing, plantation tour.

  • 11Ela Ecoland Nature Retreat

    Ela Ecoland Nature Retreat

    Looking for a standout place to spend your honeymoon in close connection with nature? Don’t miss out the chance to stay at this tree house where you experience a true indigenous way of living.

    In terms of location and structure, it is one of the most coveted tree houses in Kerala which is positioned atop a hillock at Munnar. The quietness of the forest floor is broken by a trifling cascade sited in front of the reception of the tree house.

    Location: 
    Vattiyar P.O. Kallar, Annakulam Road, Munnar, Kerala-685611

    Price:
     INR 3,371 - INR 4,130

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, pets allowed, free Wi-Fi, free parking, restaurant, 24 hours hot and cold water, tea/coffee maker, intercom service, 24 hours power backup, jeep safari, tribal village visit.

  • 12Great Escapes Tree House

    Great Escapes Tree House

    Munnar has everything to cater to your desires and essentials and give you treasured memories as a bonus of the trip. Staying at Great Escape Resort will give you a rich experience of a comfortable, luxurious and ethnic lifestyle. You can indulge in relaxing your tired soul at the Ayurveda Massage Centre by their trained masseurs.

    Location:
     Chinnakanal, Munnar-685618

    Price:
     INR 2,366 - INR 4,014 (for standard rooms and exclusive of taxes)

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, free parking, concierge, TV, wardrobe, laundry, separate living rooms, free Wi-Fi.

  • 13Kaivalyam Retreat Tree House

    Kaivalyam Retreat Tree House

    Kerala is the place where you can feast your eyes on the intriguing behaviour of Mother Nature and its creations and Kaivalyam Retreat Treehouse is the best place for such priceless experiences. Set amidst the mystic hilly surroundings of Munnar, it leads you to a holistic way of living with yoga, Ayurveda, organic dining and other natural activities.

    Pleasant weather, charming landscape, genuine hospitality of the natives and high-end service of the resort staffs make this tree house one of the most in demand tree house resorts in Kerala for domestic and overseas travellers.

    Location:
     Opposite to Workers’ Recreation Centre, Moolakada Pallivasal Estate, Munnar-658612

    Price: 
    INR 5,310 - INR 6,247

    Activities and Amenities:
     Room service, laundry, complimentary breakfast, free parking, free internet, restaurant, children activities, non-smoking hotel, concierge.

  • Tree houses in Thekkady, Kerala

  • 14Rangerwood Nature Castle

    Rangerwood Nature Castle

    When life seems to have slowed down and nothing around seems to be interesting, it’s probably time for you to return to Mother Nature who has an infinite reserve of recreations for us. To observe nature in all its playful moods, Rangerwood Nature Castle has to be in your bucket list.

    It is one of the unique tree houses in Kerala where you can experience wildlife adventure from within the cosy living quarters of a resort. Being located close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the balcony of a Rangerwood’s cottage is a birdwatcher’s heaven so to say.

    Location:
    Near Entrance Gate Lake Road, Thekkady, Idukki dist. Kerala-685536

    Price:
     INR 3,500 (double sharing and tax excluded).

    Activities and Amenities:
     Jeep safari, spice tour, elephant ride, nature walk, bamboo rafting, best balcony view, conference, kitchenette, room service, complimentary breakfast, banquet, restaurant, spa, pool, free valet parking, free Wi-Fi.

  • 15Carmelia Haven

    Carmelia Haven

    Carmelia Haven is basically a green resort positioned in the heart of tea and cardamom plantations near Vandanmedu Village of Munnar. The winding steep curves cutting across tea and cardamom plantations are gentler at first but go round tighter as you scale higher.

    You will be dropped a drive away from the main building of the resort from where you will be transported to your cottage on the hill slope. Either side of the cottages are fringed with pepper vines, cardamom plantations, coffee estates and coppices.

    Location:
    Vandanmedu, Idukki dist. Thekkady, Kerala-685551

    Price:
     INR 5,269 - INR 6,924 (exclusive of taxes)

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, room service, spa, restaurant, laundry service, children activities, conference room, concierge.

  • 16Eletaria Tree House

    Eletaria Tree House

    Thekkady, the eastern entrance to “God’s own country” is acclaimed for its tranquil watercourses, heady aroma of spices from the spice and coffee plantations, fascinating Nilgiris at the horizon and a rich hotchpotch of flora and fauna.

    All these taken together, the Periyar Tiger Reserve and the Idukki arch dam are some of the major attractions that make the place a perfect haven for nature lovers. Keeping the natural resources of the surrounding terrain into consideration, Eletaria Resort has been designed in a way that builds a seamless harmony between human and nature.

    Location:
     Vandanmedu, Thekkady, Idukki, Kerala-685515

    Price: 
    INR 13,900 (twin sharing)

    Activities and Amenities
    : Free Wi-Fi, travel desk, ‘The Kada’-ethnic coffee shop, campfire, bird-watching, site seeing, jeep and bike safari, TV, fishing at private lake, natural bathing.

  • 17Kalppavanam Tree House

    Kalppavanam Tree House
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    Going a few miles in the upward direction of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the cacophony of urban society gradually falls to sleep as the path takes a steep ascent. The Kalppavanam Tree House is a luxurious tree house in Kerala veiled under the canopy of lofty fruit-bearing trees, chirp of trees, interplay of light and shade underneath the branches and the hovering aroma of spice and coffee.

    You can enjoy a peaceful stay at Kalppavanam Tree House which is well-equipped with modern amenities and high-end hospitality by the resort staffs.

    Location:
     Ottakathalamedu Road, Idukki dist, Thekkady, Kerala- 685509

    Price:
     INR 2,071 - INR 2,214 for a standard room excluding taxes.

    Activities and Amenities:
     Free Wi-Fi, free parking, family room, airport shuttle, laundry, housekeeping, room service.

  • Other tree houses in Kerala

  • 18Pepper Green Village

    Pepper Green Village
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    Pepper Green Village beckons you with all its shades of green to sink into a state of composure and peace. As you stay in this eco-tourism zone your senses will be filled with the aroma of lemon grass, bamboo and wood. Pepper Green Village is a luxurious resort which caters to your luxurious needs and lets you immerse in a daze. It’s a place where you discover the poet and artist in you!

    Location:
     Near Kuruva Island, Palvelicham, Kartikulam, Mananthavady, Kalpetta-670646

    Price:
     INR 2,722 - INR 3,640

    Activities and Amenities
    : Complimentary breakfast, laundry, room service, free valet parking, pool, pets allowed, restaurant.


  • 19Holiday Vagamon

    Holiday Vagamon

    Just in keeping with its name, Holiday Vagamon offers itself as a romantic nook for couples who yearn to spend private moments in the verdure of nature. It is one of the exclusive tree house resorts in Kerala where you can revel in a secluded vacation even in the heart of a sprawling metropolis.

    Location:
    Kambipalam (near Chottupara junction), Vagamon, Kerala- 685503

    Price:
     INR 2,041 - INR 2,799

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, pool, free Wi-Fi, room service, children activities.

  • 20Rain Forest Athirapally

    Rain Forest Athirapally
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    It is a boutique resort which is thoughtfully designed as a weekend getaway at the base of the Athirapally waterfalls. The add-ons you can enjoy on your stay at the Rain Forest resort are the breath-taking flora and fauna that embrace the entire region and the spectacle of a cascading waterfall which plunges from a height of 80ft breaking the silence of the woods.

    The Rainforest resort is home to a number of wild animals while some other pay occasional visit to the tourists residing at the resort.

    Location:
     Kannamkuzhy P.O. Chalakudy, Athirapally, Trichur, Kerala-680721

    Price:
     INR 10,251 - INR 23,226 excluding taxes

    Activities and Amenities:
     Complimentary breakfast, pool, laundry, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, room service, concierge.

Sightseeing in Kerala

Adventure in Kerala

Attractions in Kerala

Trekking in Kerala

Nature and wildlife in Kerala

Camping in Kerala

Attractions

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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

Gear up to be captivated by the charm of the wild at Mudumalai National Park on your vacation in Wayanad. Located on the beautiful Nilgiri mountain ranges, Mudumalai National Park is known for its natural beauty. 

It is a declared tiger reserve and houses some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the country. The major attractions at Mudumalai National Park are Moyar River, Kallatty Falls, Pykara Lake etc.

For those who seek thrilling experiences in Wayanad, Mudumalai National Park offers memorable wildlife safari through jeep and open van. 

Tourists can also indulge in other activities here like camping, bird watching, village tours or enjoy a unique stay at a tree house in Mudumalai National Park.

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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Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the Idukki Wildlife is located in the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluks of Idukki at an altitude of 450 – 750 ft above the sea level.

The sanctuary, flanked on 3 sides by the tranquil waters of Idukki Lake, is housed amidst picturesque settings of tropical evergreen & semi-evergreen forests, meadows, and deciduous trees.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the places to visit in Idukki, houses hordes of wild elephants.

The other species from the animal kingdom include bison, sambar, deer, wild dogs, jungle cats, Malabar Giant Squirrel, wild boars, and tigers. Reptilians such as Cobra, viper, krait, etc will bewilder the visitor, while avian species Malabar grey hornbill, Purple Sunbird, Golden Oriole, and Black bulbul enchant him.

Distance: 
40 km from Thodupuzha, Idukki.

Timings: All day.

Entry fee:
 None.

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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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Idukki Arch Dam

The Idukki dam is constructed across the Periyar River, in a valley between the Kuravan and Kurathi hills in Kerala. The awe-inspiring, majestic dam, which stands at 167.68 meters (550 ft), is one of the highest arch dams in Asia. The dam, which is one of the Idukki tourist places, constructed by the Kerala government in 1975 and supports 780 MW hydroelectric power station that draws electricity from this dam.

The sheer magnitude of the structure along with the mountains, verdant vegetation, and 60 sq. km placid lake, which is created by the 3 dams, Idukki dam, Cheruthoni and Kulamavu, captivate the visitors.

Distance:
 33 km from Idukki Dist.

Timings:
Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Entry Fees:
 Rs 25 for adults and Rs 5 for children. The tariff for a 15-minute boat ride for 5 persons is Rs. 600.

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