Located south of Coorg and sharing the boundary with Nagarhole National Park, Wayanad (India) is in the middle of the Western Ghats. The hilly and mountainous areas do not have a linear walking route like in the Himalayas; instead, it is fragmented into small day-walks that take several hours. So, plan your vacation according to the right amount of time. You could spend a weekend in one destination or spend a week going around all the destinations. While the number of days required to cover Wayanad is just an indication of the minimum itinerary, you’ll find it difficult to leave the wonderful resorts tucked away in the complete wilderness.
Meet Oindrila aka Wendy wanderlust, who had a real experience in the mysterious land of Wayanad. “I clearly remember when my transition period (switching to a new job) was going on May- June 2019. The mood was lost … needed to recharge … needed a weekend Getaway trip”
“I decided on the place called Wayanad with 2 fellow friends. Kerala’s least populous district, Wayanad is also its best-known secret. Complete with misty mountains, splendid forests, pristine rivers and cascading waterfalls, Wayanad is ‘the ‘hill station of choice in South India. Wayanad is a district of Kerala, a beautiful green countryside with lovely waterfalls, coffee estates, wildlife, lakes, sunrise viewpoints, and more” – Oindrila added. Here is some of the footage she got on that trip:
“In Wayanad, there are 3 main towns: Kalpetta, Sultan Bathery, and Manathavady. So we decided to stay at Kalpetta because it is the center of all tourist places. On day 1 we booked rental bikes for our sight seeing. It’s cheap and reliable. We met this gentleman, a Royal Brothers owner who helped us to plan our trip. On day 2 we went to a small trek to see the sunrise. I have not seen such an amazing sunrise like what I saw in Kurumbalakotta. “- She shared with us.
If you have a chance, check out these wonderful landmarks of Wayanad:
Edakkal Cave (restructuring)
Climb the steep path leading to a pair of natural caves that will help you explore the ancient history of Wayanad, with it being the only place in India with Stone Age paintings. Located 1200m above sea level, the view here is half as bad! Enjoy a panoramic view of the lush green scenery below while the cool morning breeze cherishes you as it passes.
It is located about 22 km from Kalpetta in the District Wayanad. This is a strange little waterfall in Wayanad, famous for its tranquility and solitude. Surrounded by beautiful greenery on all sides, it’s worth setting aside a day for a picnic in the mellow embrace of nature.
Kurumbalakotta View Point
Kurumbalakotta is a monolithic hillock located in Wayanad district in Kerala, India. Located 3,220 feet above sea level, the hill offers great views of the surroundings. Geographically, the mountain is part of the Deccan plateau and is located in the center of Wayanad.
Banasura Sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earth dam in India and also considered the second largest in Asia. The dam is built with huge piles of rocks and rocks. This mud structure stretches for nearly one kilometer and has a large catchment area. This dam stores the waters of the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River.
Another great place to visit in Wayanad is this lake is sometimes called Lake Pookote. Surrounded by lush forests and cascading hills, this freshwater area deserves a place on your Wayanad journey. The freshwater aquarium, boat rides, and children’s park are the perfect setting for a family entrance. The scenery and kbn will make you dizzy and want to make it your paradise.
Here are a few more photos of the beautiful Wayanad captured by Oindrila:
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