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23 Best Wayanad Tourist Places

 

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    • Located amidst the mesmerising jungles of Western Ghat in the state of Kerala, Wayanad is one of the best and most visited hill stations in South India and attracts tourist from all over the country. Located around 250 km from Bangalore, there are myriads of Wayanad tourist places, which are extremely beautiful and mesmerising.

      Within 50 km

      The Bamboo Factory, 12 km
      Chain Tree, 15 km
      Edakkal Caves, 18.9 km
      Jain Temple, 20 km
      Kuruva Island, 29 km
      Lakkidi View Point, 29.2 km
      Chembra Peak, 35 km
      Banasura Sagar Dam, 37.9 km

      Within 50-100 km

      Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, 55 km
      Bamboo Forests, 76 km

      Paying a visit to Wayanad is worth. Hence, whether you are planning a family getaway, a road trip with friends or with your loved ones, Wayanad will never disappoint you.

      Here are some of the Best Wayanad Tourist Places:


    • Most popular tourist places in and around Wayanad

    • 01Night 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! 

      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 Bansurian. 

      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!




    • 02Bon Fire and Stargazing Experience in Wayanad

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      Plan your next holiday with your friends and join in the fun with an amazing bon fire and star gazing experience in Wayanad.  The area you will be visiting and enjoying with your loved ones is located in the Begur-Tholpetty Reserve Forest area after the Thirunelly Temple, on the other side of Kalindi River and is approximately 137km from Calicut, 121km from Mysore and 250km from Bangalore. You can reach the retreat only by road. If you enjoy seeing a sky clear of the city pollution and love to relax by the shores of forested plains and hills, while the sounds of nature are all that you hear all around you at all times, then you need to head to Wayanad now!

      You can relax under a beautiful canopy of stars, and stargaze whilst savoring the warmth of a campfire accompanied with a barbecue and a lovely ambience!  Share stories with your friends, or savor some fresh warm coffee,  and you will realize that there is no better way to spend an evening in Wayanad.




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    • 04Wayanad 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.



    • 05Chembra Peak

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      Wayanad’s tourist places are aplenty and Chembra Peak is a noted one among them. It is the highest peak in Wayanad making it a perfect trekking destination surrounded by lush tea plantations. An important fact to note here is that you require permission from the Forest Office in Meppadi if you wish to soar up the peak.

      A heart shaped lake called Hridayasarasu close to the summit serves as the perfect viewpoint. It is said that this lake has never dried up. It offers great views of the entire district and the hills outside Wayanad.

    • 06Edakkal Caves

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      Edakkal Caves are two natural caves in the remote location of Edakkal, in Wayanad. It is at 1,200 metres above the sea level on Ambukutty Mala. Archaeologists and historians world over have constantly been drawn to the prehistoric carvings dating back 8000 years that are found on the walls of these caves.

      This is a challenging trek up the steep rocky mountains and one of the few tourist places in Wayanad not suitable for kids and elderly people.

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    • 07Banasura Sagar Dam, Kalpetta

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      Another gem among the Wayanad tourist places is the Banasura Sagar Dam in Kalpetta. It is the largest dam in India and is the 2nd largest in all of Asia. Constructed at the Banasura Lake, the dam holds huge amount of water and offers the scenic splendour of the mountains as its backdrop.

      In the monsoons, the dam submerges all the surrounding areas. The vast expanse is dotted with small patches of land and is a scenic delight for even discerning visitors.

      Stay at Banasura Hill Resorts in Wayanad

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    • 08Bamboo Forests, Muthanga

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      A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region, Muthanga is spread over a huge area filled with teak forests, bamboo groves and swamps. The bamboo groves offer a richness of bio-diversity. Spotted dear, bison, cheetah, wild bear are some animals you’d spot during your safari here.

      Begur, Bandipur, Madumalai and Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuaries are nearby and can be easily accessed from here.
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    • 09Stay at Windflower Resort and Spa in Wayanad

      Stay at Windflower Resort and Spa in Wayanad
      About the Activity:
      • Get away from the rush and hurry of your life, choose a stay at Windflower resort in Wayanad and indulge in to array some exotic memories in your travelogue.
      • Sink in the beauty and scenery exhibited by misty Wayanad, stroll through the plantations and forests nearby, chilling climate just let you marvel.
      • Enjoy the real flavour of home made cookies and teas with a plantation walk before you get involved in different indoor and outdoor games provided.
      • Also, feel more relaxed with the spa therapies, swim in the big pool over there, cherishing time comes to your heart suddenly.
      • Check in is at 12:00 noon and check out is at 11:00 AM.         



    • 10Stay at Vythiri Village Resort in Wayanad

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      • Vythiri village resort in Wayanad offers you luxury and comfort at its best because Vythiri is a cascade of beauty being sphered in all season.
      • Deluxe rooms, cottage rooms, pool villas are the attractions here which open their doors to a pleasant nature everytime, listen to the soothing music played on.
      • Swimming pool, kids play area, indoor games area, waterfalls, hanging bridge, relaxation room and well equipped dining area are available for making your stay awesome.
      • Moreover indulge in a guided plantation walk and campfire if weather allows you. Swirl in with incomparable calmness and relish the beauty sphered atmosphere.
      • Check in time would be 02:00 PM and check out can be done at 12:00 noon.
    • 11Stay at Silverwoods Resorts in Wayanad

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      • If you are searching for a resort stay in Kerala, Wayanad would be the first place comes to your mind. Here is a fine opportunity to relish the sights of Wayanad at its best.
      • Stay in Silverwoods resort which holds a number of different kinds of villas with luxurious amenities, premium features and of course peaceful scenery around.
      • Find the different villas named Emperador villas, Royale villas, Sky Romantico villas, Romantico villas, Primero villas, Prestigio villas, Espacio Libre and Natural etc with cherishing views at their front that can make your hearts revive.
      • Emperador villas are the most spacious of all villas with 2500 sq. feet area and a mind blowing view to the magnificent stretch of waters bounded by Banasura Mountains. It has two bed rooms and a spacious living room. Both the rooms have independent outdoor relaxation area. 
      • Royale villa provides the royal experience with a spacious living room cum dining space and a dressing area. It has 1200 sq ft floor area with Jacuzzi in the balcony. 
      • The Sky Romantico villa is meant for the romantics who just want to be and enjoy the nature in its full glory. The entire room is 1100 sq feet and the bathroom is 180 sq feet with a bathtub. One can indulge in nature's gifts to the fullest with the stay here.
      • The Romantico villa is best suited for couples and honeymooners with a mesmerizing view of the hill locks and the magnificent stretch of waters.
      • Primero villas have spacious bedroom cum living room with relaxation area and the lake view.
      • Prestigio villa has spacious rooms with attached bathrooms having bathtubs with view to nature. Spacious outdoor area and nice view is provided.
      • All the villas provide some luxurious amenities such as mini snacks bar with coffee/tea facilities, in room safe, bathing robes and slippers, hair dryer, jacuzzi and bathtub in rest room, air conditioner and LED TV.
      • Also, find time to indulge in some outdoor activities as well indoor classes such as trekking, bird watching, tribal village visit, cooking class, fishing, boating, nature walk and visit to an organic garden.
      • Check in time is 12:00 noon and check out time is 11:00 AM.
    • 12Thirunelli Temple, Thirunelli

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      Thirunelli Temple is an age-old temple buried in a valley of North Wayanad that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is surrounded by mountains and beautiful thickets of the region. Dating epochs back in time, it is said that the temple finds a number of mentions in the Puranas.

      Legend has it that Lord Vishnu promised that the water from the nearby spring has the power to wash away sins thus naming it Papanasini, meaning ‘destroyer of sins’. It serves as a popular destination for pilgrims who come here to wash their sins away with an dip in these holy waters.

    • 13Chain Tree, Vythiri

      Popular among the tourist places in Wayanad, is this mysterious fig tree in Vythiri that has a chain hanging from its top. Legend has it that the British engineers who built the roads in Wayanad district had murdered a tribal man by the name of Karinthandan, to claim that they discovered the route on their own without the help from this tribal lad.

      His wildly roaming spirit is said to have been chained to the tree by a local priest who bound him through a number of rituals to calm his rage on being murdered. The tree is called Chain Tree for this reason and attracts a lot of tourists.

    • 14Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery

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      Now a ruin, this temple is said to have been built in the 13th century and testifies the strong presence of Jain population in the region. This abandoned temple was taken over by Tipu Sulthan who used it as his battery and eventually the name evolved to “Sulthan Bathery”.

      With a carving of Mahavir Jain in the inner chamber, the temple is an exquisite example of Jain Architecture. This place of worship offers insight into the historical timelines in the region thus making it a great tourist spot to bask in the glorious past of the region.

    • 15Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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      On the way from Mysore to Sulthan Bathery is this animal sanctuary that is a wildlife hotspot. Wayanad is the most beautiful area in the region and the wildlife sanctuary further enhances the magnificence. This sanctuary hosts a number of bird species, peafowls being a very common sight.

      You would also find animals such as the Indian Bison, elephant, deer and tiger. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This place is being considered as a World Heritage site and makes a great day to spend exploring the glorious biodiversity of the region.

    • 16Lakkidi View Point

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      Lakkidi View Point is one of the highest peaks in Wayanad and receives the 2nd highest rainfall in the whole world. From here, you get a bird’s eye view of the scintillating valleys and mountain ranges of the region. Pookode Lake is barely 3kms from here and is thickly vegetated.

      Adorned with all these natural resources, it is also one of the richest biodiversity areas in the region and home to various species of herons as well as rare Indian birds among many other species of flora and fauna. It is a favoured picnic spot in this expanse.

    • 17Kuruva Island

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      Kuruva Island or Kuruvadeep is a protected delta on river Kabini in Wayanad. This is an uninhabited area and is a home to a varied species of flora and fauna.  Because of the rich biodiversity, the entrance to this island is restricted and monitored by the Department of Forest of Kerala.

      This place seemingly attracts the most number of tourists from all around the world who come here to see the rarest of birds, orchids and herbs that are found only in this eco-region.

    • 18Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

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      Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is another tourist place that is near the Thirunelli Temple in Wayanad. If you are into trekking, this landscape dotted with its wild forests and hills is just the place for you.

      You require a permit and a guide to set out on this trail, which leads you into the moist dense deciduous forests in the hills with gently flowing streams. Pakshipathalam literally means ‘cave of birds’ and quite obviously is home to varied species of birds.

    • 19The Bamboo Factory, Uravu

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      This is among the most fascinating Wayanad tourist places. The Bamboo Factory in Uravuis an initiative to bring back the art of making crafts using bamboo. Uravu means ‘the bamboo village’ and quite appropriately the locals here earn their living as bamboo craftsmen.

      Here bamboo is used to make various souvenirs and even houses. Wayanad serves the dual purpose of being a source of income for the locals due to its bamboo vegetation and also a responsible tourism spot. One could spend an entire day here learning to make bamboo crafts.

      Wayanad with its rich history, abounding folklores, misty mountain ranges and ambitious waterfalls has become an ideal holiday destination over the years. Be it for families, couples, group of friends or corporate teams, very few places in the world offer such appeal and charm that pleases every heart. If you are an adventurous soul or seeking a romantic getaway, searching for history or simply want to relax in the lap of nature...Wayanad will satiate all your needs and desires!

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    • 20Pookode Lake, Kalpetta

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      15 kms away from Kalpetta, Pookode Lake is another must-visit on the list of Wayanad tourist places. It is a fresh water lake settled amidst the evergreen forests of Wayanad. The map of India is what the lake is shaped like. An abundance of blue lotus and fresh water fish inhabit the water body, enhancing its glorious beauty.

      Facilities like boating, well maintained children’s park, aquarium and a handicrafts’ emporium is made available here by the District Tourism Promotion Council. This is an ideal picnic spot for families and a great place for a hike.

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    • 21 Phantom Rock

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      A rock shaped like a skull with a phantom-like appearance is what is commonly referred to as the Phantom Rock. It is known as the Cheengeri Mala among the locals. The adventurous can climb up the rock to view the scenic surroundings from this point.

      Stone quarrying activities in the adjoining areas and slippery slopes on the way make it a rather dangerous destination.
    • 22Neelimala View Point

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      The cascading Meenmutty Waterfalls gushing across the verdant greenery of Wayanad is the sight that awaits you at the Neelimala View Point. This is another great venue for trekking with manicured coffee plantations on either side of the trail and patches of ginger and areca nut plantations further ahead.

      On reaching the fascinating viewpoint, treat your eyes to the stunning view it offers or even look for butterflies of different colours.

    • 23Meenmutty waterfalls

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      The word Meenmutty, in Malayalam literally means the place where fish get blocked and is regarded as the largest waterfall in Wayanad. A 2km hike from the main Ooty road, this three-tiered waterfall with the height of 300 metres is a rare Wayanad tourist place that still remains untouched. 

      Comfortable in its natural settings, Meenmutty waterfalls is the 2nd largest in Kerala. A separate hike through the moist dense forests leads one to each of the three tiers. This is a quiet and tiresome route that ends at a point with the most dreamy sights.

    • 24Soochipara Falls, Kalpetta

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      This Wayanad tourist place is where you can enjoy natural splendour at its best. If the water levels of these falls are low, you can relax by the cascade and take in the great sights. Sitting and lapping up the Soochipara Falls, in Kalpetta is therapeutic and highly rejuvenating.

      The ride through the tea plantations to and from the falls is also a beautiful experience. These falls are also known as the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls.
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