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|Attractions||: Nature, Wildlife, Waterfalls|
|Season||: September to May|
|Weather||: Summer (13 to 27°C), Winter (7 to 22°C)|
Wayanad literally means land of paddy fields. This picteresque plateau is situated amidst the Western Ghats in North Kerala. Wayanad district has many things to offer. From beautiful mountain ranges, to rivers, dams and a great weather. Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, Manathavady, Pulppally are the major towns.
Neelimala is a trekkers paradise. There are several approaches to this view point which is located near Vaduvanchal in Wayanad. The view of the Meenumatti falls roaring down amidst the dense forests is a sight to watch.
Water falls from a height of 300 m in three stages to offer a spectacular view. Meenmutty falls is located near the highway which connects Ooty and Wayanad. It is the largest waterfall of Wayanad district.
Kanthanpara is just 22 kilometers away from Kalpetta. The height of the waterfall is only 30 m high. This waterfall is very safe for playing in water. The surroundings of the waterfall is as beautiful as the falls.
Chembra peak is near Meppady which is in the southern part of the Wayanad district. With an imposing height of 2100 m, scaling the peak is an interesting experience. Ideally, it will take a full day for the ascent and descent of this peak. The view from the top is mesmerising.
This waterfall is another major tourist attraction in wayanad. The falls and surroundings are ideal locations for trekking and bird watching.
Banasurasagar dam is popular as the largest earth dam in India. This reservoir is a great place to spend some time. It is also the starting point for trek to Banasura peak.
Pakshipathalam is rich in birdlife. Located at a height of 1740, it is a 7 km trek from Thirunelli. This region is rich in flora and fauna.
Things to do in Wayanad
The nearest railway station is Calicut which is 62 km away.
Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport which is about 65 km away.
Theare are buses at regular buses from Bengaluru to Wayanad.There are also some private buses which offer services in this route. It is approximately an 8 hour journey.
Bangalore to Wayanad distance is 271 km. From Bengaluru, connect to Mysore road to follow National Highway 275. Follow National Highway 275 and National Highway 212 to Meenangady - Panamaram Road in Meenangadi. Continue on Meenangady - Panamaram Road. Drive to Kenichira Karimbadi Rd in Kariampady to reach Wayanad.
Theare are few operators which offer bus services from Mysore to Wayanad. It is approximately a 3 hour journey.
Mysore to Wayanad distance is 130 km and is approximately a 3 hour journey. From Mysore, follow National Highway 212 to Meenangady - Panamaram Road in Meenangadi. Continue on Meenangady - Panamaram Road. Drive to Kenichira Karimbadi Rd in Kariampady to reach Wayanad.