|Wayanad, Kerala |
|General Information: |
|District||:|| Wayand |
|Nearest AirPort: ||:||Karipur airport of Kozhikode |
|Nearest Railway Station||:||Calicut |
|Category: ||:||Hill Station |
|Type: ||:||Honey Moon/Vacation/ Adventure/ Family Vacation/Site seeing |
|Height above sea level: ||:|| 700 - 2100 meters above sea level |
|Best Time to visit: ||:||Best times to visit Wayanad is during October to May ||
|How To reach Wayanad:|
|The nearest railway station is located at Calicut.|
|The nearest airport is located at Kozhikode, about 98 kms.|
By air, the nearest airport from Wayanad is the Karipur airport of Kozhikode. It is situated at a distance of around 100 kilometers from the city.
You can also access Wayanad from the Cochin International Airport, which is at a distance of around 300 kilometers.
By rail, the nearest railway station from Wayanad is at Calicut, at a distance of around 110 kilometers from this place. There are a number of local as well as inter-state trains
that halt at the Calicut station and connect it with the other major cities of India. From the station, you can take a bus or hire a can for going to Wayanad.
By road: Wayanad is well connected with the places in from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty and Mysore.For reaching Wayanad by road, NH212 and SH17 are the highways that you need to follow.
Temperature: Between 18 and 29 degree Celsius.
The weather is cool and pleasant at
Wayanad throughout the year due to its altitude and can be visited at any time of the year.
| Wayanad is known for its misty hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, lush green forests and its rich cultural traditions.
In Wayanad, the hills and valley extend endlessly into the horizon and the waterfalls, paddy fields, fresh green plantations of rubber, coffee, tea and pepper are in
plenty. Lakkidi is the region in Wayanad, near Kalpetta which receives the second highest rainfall in the world. The gushing rivers and cascading waterfalls flows
throughout the year.
Kuruva islands is situated about 17 km East of Mananthavady and 45 km Northwest of Sulthan Bathery. This island covers 950 acres of evergreen forest on the tributaries of east following
river Kabani,far away from the disturbance of city life. The island is uninhabited. Rare spicies of birds, orchids and herbs are the sovereigns of this supernal kingdom.
| Edakkal Caves:|
Located 12km from Sulthan Bathery. Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located 1000 metres above sea level on Ambukutty Mala 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's
Western Ghats. They lie besides an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of Malabar coast. The stone age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known
examples from south India.The fascinating prehistoric rock etchings found on the walls of these caves have drawn the serious attention of archeologists and historians worldwide.
|Wayand Wildlife Sanctuary:|
Abundant in flora and fauna the sanctuary with a variety of wildlife forms.
One of the highest locations in Wayanad. The lofty mountain peaks, the gurging stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are
breath taking. The 12 kilometers journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi through ghats road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests, is a fascinating experience.
| Chembra Peak:|
Chembra Peak is the highest point in Wayanad. Trekking to the top of the peak takes almost a day.The scenic beauty of Wayanad, which is visible from the top of Chembra, is breathtaking.
| Thirunelly Temple:|
Temple is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death. The Thirunelli Temple is set on
the deep green Brahmagiri valley close to the Papanasini mountain spring that is believed to have curative effects on the human system. The Thirunelli Temple springs to life during temple festivals
such as Chuttuvilakku, Puthari, Sivarthri, Sreekrishnajayanti and Navarathri.