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COVID-19 : WAYANAD is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 08 Feb 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to WAYANAD?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing face masks is mandatory in public. For those not abiding to this rule, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed.
  • All people have to follow social distancing in public areas.
  • Shops can open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Home delivery allowed for non-containment zones
  • Fishing allowed from August 5 with controlled measures
  • Entry to Kerala requires registration on Jagratha portal, and temperature screening at entry.
  • All travellers entering Kerala have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine
  • Passengers visiting Kerala for short period (up to 7 days) need not undergo quarantine 
Flights

The closest airport to Wayanad is Cochin International Airport. Flights for Cochin are available from Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and 8 other locations.

Trains

There is no direct train available for Wayanad.

Local Transport
  • All public transport including taxis and autos are allowed to carry passengers with 50% capacity.
  • Long distance bus services permitted within the state

With the government taking safety measures, you can safely visit Wayand and enjoy its natural beauty by planning your stay in the luxury hotels. We recommend you also practice good personal hygiene to stay safe throughout your trip.

Kerala reopens its places of worship, malls, restaurants from June 8 under strict conditions Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Kerala has reopened religious institutions, hotels, dine-in restaurants and shopping malls that stayed shut for more than two months due to the lockdown in India. Read more.

Wayanad All Set to Open Doors to Domestic Tourists from September Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Kadakampally Surendran, the Tourism Minister of the Indian state of Kerala has recently brought to light the state’s plans to start welcoming domestic tourists from the month of September. Read more.

Entry to Wayanad requires self-registration on Jagratha portal Updated: 14 Sep 2020

The recent development is restriction loosening, travellers would have to self-register on the Jagratha portal and wait for their approval for entry in Kerala. If they haven't registered, they would be registered on entry at the borders of the state. Read more.

14-day home quarantine mandatory for all arriving travellers in Wayanad Updated: 14 Sep 2020

It is mandatory for all travellers entering Kerala to stay home-quarantined for 14-days. Read more.

Wayanad opens up again for tourists Updated: 05 Sep 2020

After Wayanad opens for tourism, the hotels have started their operations and are welcoming guests for a comfortable and safe stay. Some of the hotels where the tourists can plan their stay are Contour Island Resort and Spa, LakeRose Wayanad Resort, Abad Brookside Wayanad, Wayanad Wild and Petals Resort Wayanad.Read More

Known for its soothing temperature all around the year, Wayanad is the ultimate destination to escape the scorching sun of North India. This place doesn’t only offer its cool temperature but along with that, it has untouched woods, misty mountains, and long spread plantations. Often called the spice garden of India, Wayanad is laid with many tourist places and vast orchards of various spices like cardamom, Black pepper, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Black cumin and more. These green orchards of distinct spices give this place a different fragrance which is further enriched with the aroma of coffee plantation, nutrition of organic fruits and vegetables and waving paddy fields.

Having said this much about the greenery in the city, it is understood that it will have numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks protecting the rural life of the forests. Adding to all the natural beauty you have India’s largest earth dam and Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. Having mighty mountains, dense woods, and gushing rivers, Wayanad is a hub for trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and many more adventurous activities.

You can trek to India’s largest Earth Dam, Banasura Dam or trek to witness the sun setting behind the mountains from Wayanad’s highest peak, Chembra Peak. The list doesn’t end here, you have the chance to explore potentially Neolithic age at Edakkal Caves. You will find some petroglyphs- prehistoric rock carvings used as a communication tool.

Moreover, you will find some amazing examples of ancient architecture and religious beliefs through the monuments like Thirunelli Temple, Karinthandan Temple, Ancient Jain Temple and much more. All these threads weave into an amazing tapestry that will glorify your photo album as well as the album of your life.

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15 September 2015
Excellent
After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go back soon but this time as a couple.
06 December 2015
Excellent
It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a grt time with my grp.Excellent place. Excellent food and excellent hotels with views. Thumbs up for it.
07 June 2015
Excellent
Wow! Such a divine experience! This is one of the temples where we had a divine and beautiful experience. I totally loved the temple, the locality, and what not. To be honest, this was the temple that made me feel spiritual and great. I am glad to have visited this place.
06 March 2019
Excellent
Everything this place provides is a surprise... To start with a bit offroad drive leading up to the destination followed by the magic tea with the secret ingredients... And the chilling climate, the ever refreshing tea gardens, the morning trek, the superb staff, and lot more.. Just like the tea, this wonderful place is hidden from all the 'mainstream'.. Eagerly waiting to my next trip to black eagles wayanad along with Thrillophilia.
21 November 2017
Excellent
One of the best places in Wayanad to detox from busy urban life!, Amalgamated with nature An amazing family holiday and very good memories, Great hospitality I highly recommend this place for people who want to detox from busy urban life! Very cordial staff. We stayed in one of the cottages We were looking for our vacation getaway which would keep us away from the Urban busy life - a place that would expose our kids to nature and more of FAMILY TIME Kids had a great experience of the travel from Bangalore to Mysore and then via Nagarahole reserve forest to Wayanad….. It was a pleasure to stay here. One of the best place to forget yourself amidst nature. It is in the middle of If U want to stay aloof from chaotic life then this the place U should visit. This place has been made for those who want a real experience (jungle critters and all!) We absolutely loved our time here, we had planned for 1 night stay but extended our stay for 2 nights, eating some delicious food and relaxing amongst the tea plantations & forest (no mobile connectivity other than VODAFONE) Accessing the place (last 1 km) is little difficult since mobile connections (goggle maps) is very weak but the STAFF is very helpful & they guided us all through the journey…… Vinod Gopalkrishnan
21 January 2021
Superb
Stunning view, great place, great staff, helpful BUT Cottages need some repair/maintenance Linens are old and worn out and FOOD isn't good at all. I would still rate a 4 star for its view, location, and friendly staff. TO the management, please work on the food at the least and also some maintenance of the room, linen, rest assured you have a great location to always cash on tourists across all seasons.
We went to Wayanad for a family trip and booked this farmhouse from Thrillophilia at the best price as compared to other sites. The location of stay was nice, the scenic views from the room were amazing, The rooms were spacious, comfortable. The food served at the stay was so yummy, totally loved the food, they even arranged bonfire in the evening, it was a great experience.
Recently I went to Wayanad with my friends and we booked this beautiful stay, the location of stay was amazing amidst the lush coffee estate. The rooms were comfortable & cozy, the food served at the stay was amazing, the staff was kind & helpful, proper precautions were taken for covid, We enjoyed the guided plantation walk & cycling tour.
Excellent
The hosts were extremely accommodating & hospitable. We got plenty of individual attention and tasted some amazing local cuisine. Definitely recommend visiting this place and staying a few days
23 November 2020
Excellent
Mesmerised with the Serenity of God's Own Country, Kerala. One of the best and memorable trips we had, will cherish forever. The resort is exactly the same as shown in the images (Uploaded on the website). Absolutely clean, hygienic and very well maintained property. Polite staff, good food (with decent selections of Indian, Chinese, burgers, sandwiches and beverages. A few products were expensive compared to the portion size and quality) Our room had a stunning view and we loved every moment. Thrillophilia offered us the best price for the fantastic property. WORTH EVERY SPEND

How to Reach

  • Reaching Wayanad is easy as it is connected to all the major cities of the world and the cities within the country through various modes of transport. You can reach Wayanad through airways, railways, and roadways.
  • How to reach Wayanad by air: The Karipur international airport, located at Kozhikode is the only airport situated in the vicinity of Wayanad. It is located at a distance of 100 km from the city. The airport has access to many international and domestic flights. Tourists from Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai along with Kuwait Oman, Qatar, and Saudi can reach Wayanad easily.
  • How to reach Wayanad by Rail: The Kozhikode is the closest railhead to Wayanad. It is located at a distance of 110 km from the city. There is frequent and good connectivity of train services to Trivandrum, Kochi, Chennai, and Bangalore. The railway station has access to trains connecting the city with other major cities of the country.
  • How to reach Wayanad by Car/Bike:
  • 1) From Bangalore:
  • Distance- 282.6 km
  • Routes- NH275 and NH266
  • Travelling Time- 5 hours 46 minutes
  • 2) From Munnar:
  • Distance- 350.4 km
  • Routes- NH85
  • Travelling Time- 8 hours 15 minutes
  • 3) From Cochin:
  • Distance- 260.6 km
  • Routes- NH66 and NH766
  • Travelling Time- 6 hours 29 minutes
  • How to reach Wayanad By Bus:
  • 1)From Bangalore:
  • Distance- 264 km
  • Travelling Time-- 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Starting Point- Opposite Kalasipalyam bus stand
  • Fare- Starting from Rs. 958.00
  • 2)From Mysore :
  • Distance- 125 km
  • Travelling Time- 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Starting Point- Mysore bus stand
  • Fare- Rs. 475.00 onwards
  • 3)From Cochin:
  • Distance- 288.6 km
  • Travelling Time- 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Starting Point- Cochin Bus-stand
  • Fare- Starting from Rs.473.00

Best Time To Visit

  • Tourists visit Wayanad round the year as it has pleasant and soothing climate all around the year. Usually, the maximum crowd is from October to May; at this time it's neither too hot nor too cold with scanty rainfall. If you visit Wayanad during these months, you are sure to experience cool, comfortable and pleasant weather. Tourists love to get engaged in thrilling activities like hiking, camping, boating and also catching glimpses of the local attractions. If you are looking forward to having a weekend getaway from Bangalore, Wayanad can be the best option to spend quality time with your friends or kids. The activities under the sun can be done in peace and you can even roam comfortably without getting blisters in the scorching sun or get dehydrated.
  • Winter Months are December to February: Wayanad is pretty cool during the winter months (December to February) and the temperature drops to almost 10°C. Hoards of tourists come to this destination during winters as the temperature is comfortable, cold and pleasant. If you plan to have a great honeymoon or camping experience within a short period of time from Bangalore, Wayanad is a great choice. Tourists mainly visit during October to May for a thrilling wildlife safari, and photographers who adore nature and wildlife can get the best shots during these months.
  • Summer Months are March to May: Although the summer months in Wayanad is very hot, still the beauty of nature remains unperturbed. The summer months (March to May) experience breezy and cool winds and the source are the nearby woodlands zone. The temperature rises to 36 °C in these months. May months often bring rainfall and it gets quite heavy at times. Although evening rains every day in Wayanad is not something common in summer, sudden pours do occur. Daytime is very hot and humid.
  • Monsoon months are June to September: Wayanad is cold and wet all through the monsoon months (June to September). Early morning hours and the late evening hours are quite chilly and torrential downpours happen. Wayanad gets too much of the rainstorm from southern –western direction along with the storms from the northeast. It is accompanied by strong winds as well. Wayanad has a different picture altogether during the monsoons; the good lanes and misty ambience across the mountains create a lovely view. Tourists who mainly come here for trekking, hiking, camping and other adventurous activities prefer visiting during June to September.
  • In Wayanad, the winter season is considered as the best amongst all the other seasons to enjoy the nature and also get the best tourism value.

People Also Ask About Wayanad

  1. Which are the famous places to visit in Wayanad?

    1. Edakkal Caves: Famous for its dramatic rock formations and carvings, the Edakkal Caves have been a go to spot for various nature lovers. Reaching here is an adventure in itself as you will have to cross some of the most rocky areas.

    These caves stand 1200 metres high above the sea level and rest in the lap of Ambukuthi Hills. If you are an archaeologically curious person then this place will offer you many fascinating pieces like the steep pathways made by the pressure of the waters.

    Location: Nenmeni, Kerala 673595.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 15 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    2. Banasura Sagar Dam
    : Being one of the largest earthen dams in India, the Banasura Sagar Dam is a masterpiece in itself. Famous among the adventure enthusiasts, this dam hosts various activities such as boating, camping and trekking.

    In the evening times, the surroundings of this dam get lit up with small food stalls where you can relish upon various local snacks. Apart from the activities, this place is also suitable for small picnics.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala, India.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 10 to INR 15 per person.
    Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

    3. Chembra Peak:
     Home to a heart shaped lake, this mountain peak is a very famous location among the tourists and locals alike. Located at a height of 2100 metres, this peak is the highest one in Wayanad, thus offering some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the valley.

    A go to spot for campers and mountaineers, this peak offers its visitors with serene pathways and some dramatic slopes. While camping here, one can enjoy blissful views of the Nilgiris and the Kozhikode range.

    Location: Chembra, Kerala, India.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 100 per person.
    Timings: Open 24 hours a day.

    4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: 
    Being the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is home to various rare species of flora and fauna.

    From bird watching to trekking and from wildlife safaris to nature walks, one can enjoy an array of adrenaline rushing activities here. Founded in 1973, this wildlife sanctuary has been housing various species of animals like tigers, elephants, deers and langurs resting in their natural habitat.

    Location: Bathery- Puthuppally Road, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 150 to INR 300 per person.
    Timings: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    5. Meenmutty Waterfalls: 
    Gushing from a height of 300 metres, this waterfall falls amongst the highest waterfalls of Wayanad. The foamy water falling from such a height creates a very beautiful pool of water which is used by the tourists to enjoy swimming.

    Around the waterfall, you can camp as well and can enjoy a delightful night with the sounds of a gushing stream. Being a four tiered waterfall, this location acts as one of the most beautiful backdrops for your memorable pictures.

    Location: Kallar Meenmutty Falls Road, Kallar, Kerala 695551.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 500 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    6. Kuruvadweep
    : This lush green island is located in the middle of Kabini River and lets you enjoy a proper beach like vibes. Apart from being loaded with colourful flora, various activities can be enjoyed here as well.

    Having fresh water all around the island, this place is famous for offering bamboo raft rides. Apart from all this, the Kurava Island is conveniently located and is considered to be one of the best locations to enjoy a picnic away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala.

    7. Soochipara Falls
    : The Soochipara Falls is a seasonal waterfall and its beauty can only be enjoyed around the monsoons. Being a three tiered waterfall, this is a favourite spot of photographers and couples. Cascading from a very high spot, the waterfall creates a small pool below it which is surrounded by big rocks, thus offering locations with perfect backdrops. If you want to enjoy a visit here, then it is advised to plan a trip around the months of July to September.

    Location: Vellarimala, Kerala 673577.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 50 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    8. Pookode Lake: 
    Located around the town of Vythiri, the Pookode Lake is a beautiful waterbody sitting atop hilly areas. Since this water body has very calm waters in it, people can easily enjoy boating here.

    The lake is also a famous spot for picnics and people from all over the Visit here to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Covering an area of 8.5 sectors, this vast lake will provide you with various beautiful sceneries. Overall, if you're looking for a place which is serene as well as quiet then the Pookode Lake is the perfect spot for you.

    Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 10 to INR 50 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    9. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary: 
    If you're looking for a place which houses a wide variety of flora and fauna and offers you a beautiful natural atmosphere to enjoy walking, trekking and safaris then make sure that you visit Tholpetty wildlife Sanctuary.

    Housing many rare species of animals like tigers, foxes and leopards, this place lets you see many jungle animals resting in their natural habitats. Adding more fun to your trip, the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary also lets you avail elephant riding facilities or take a jeep to ride through the thick forest. Here, you will get to experience the beauty of nature and a very calm surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Location: Tholpetty, Kerala 670646.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 150 to INR 300 per person.
    Timings: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    10. Neelimala View Point: 
    Offering some of the most beautiful sceneries of lush green vegetation, Neelimala View Point let's you enjoy the best serenity from high above. Preached at a height of 1200 metres, this viewpoint lies on Ammukutty Hills and overlooks the breathtaking views of Meenmutty waterfalls.

    Apart from being viewpoint, this place is also famous among trekkers and hiking enthusiasts. On your way to the top, you might stumble across various misty trails around which you can soak in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning views around you.

    Location: SH29, Tamil Nadu 673581.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 50 per person.
  2. What are the best things to do in Wayanad?

    1. Enjoy Bamboo Rafting at Kuruva Island: Spread over an area of 950 acres of land, the Kuruva Island is a group of three beautiful islands in the middle of the gushing stream of Kabini River. This part of the river is famous for offering bamboo rafting through the mangroves.

    Proper gears are provided to everyone who indulges in this activity and specially trained sailors help you traverse through the beautiful waterways. On your way you might enjoy various sceneries of rare species of trees. This place is also famous for being a perfect bird watching spot and many rare words can be seen here resting on the back of trees.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala.
    Price: INR 300 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    2. Enjoy Boating at Pookode Lake: 
    Being a freshwater lake, the Pookode Lake is frequent and by various nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Providing you a chance to traverse through its beautiful waters, this lake is a splendid spot to enjoy a session of boating.

    On rowing your  boat,  you will get a chance to spot a wide variety of fishes, lotuses, and various species of water birds. Two types of boating will be available here including a paddle boat and a rowing boat.

    Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala.
    Price: INR 30 for paddle boat and INR 50 for rowing boat.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    3. Cycling: 
    Another blissful adventure which can be enjoyed in Wayanad city is taking a bicycle and traversing through the beautiful lanes of the city. On your way you will come across various blissful sceneries of tea plantations, coffee estates and lush green meadows.

    Being a refreshing experience, it is advised to take up cycling early in the morning to enjoy dew drops all around. The best area to enjoy this activity is around the tea estates of Nilgiris. You can also visit the areas like Kalpita and Chandel to experience some dramatic terrains and rugged areas.

    Location: Kalpetta, Nilgiris, etc.
    Price: INR 100 to INR 500 for renting a bicycle.
    Timings: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

    4. Trek to Chembra Peak: 
    Preached at a height of 6900 feet above the sea level, The Chembra Peak is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Wayanad. The path to the top goes through Meppadi forest department, and one is required to take permission to cross it.

    Being a very easy trek, the Chembra Peak can be easily reached within two to three hours. On the top of the peak, you will find a very beautiful heart shaped lake around which you can also choose to camp. From the peak, you can relish upon some of the most scenic  and dramatic views of Nilgiris, Malappuram and Kozhikode hills.

    Location: Chembra, Kerala, India.
    Price: INR 100 to INR 400 per person.

    5. Explore Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: B
    eing a very important part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve, the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is home to an array of rare species of animals and birds. Providing you a chance to traverse through its thick forest, this place offers Safari and nature walk facilities.

    If lucky enough, you might get a chance to spot various animals and birds and rest in their natural habitat. From Tigers to Panthers and from peacocks to langurs, This world of century houses various regional flora and fauna.

    Location: Bathery- Puthuppally Road, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 150 to INR 300 per person.
    Timings: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    6. Visit Banasura Sagar Dam: 
    Having the title of Asia's second largest earthen dam, the Banasura Sagar Dam is a very famous spot among thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts. To reach this dam, one is required to traverse through various thrilling trails, thus making it a trekkers paradise as well.

    The crystal waters of this dam are famous among the people who wish to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One can also indulge in a session of boating here and enjoy the serenity all around them.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala, India.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 10 to INR 15 per person.
    Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

    7. Go Caving at Edakkal Caves: D
    ating back to 6000 BC, these caves are a historical gym and have been attracting loads of history buffs throughout the year. The dramatic terrains of these caves provide the visitors with numerous beautiful backdrops.

    Traversing through these caves, you will be crossing the pathways which will be 22 feet wide and 96 feet long. From the inside, you will be crossing various tunnels, walls of which will be covered with stone carvings and colourful paintings.

    Location: Nenmeni, Kerala 673595.
    Entry Fee/Price: INR 15 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    8. Ziplining: 
    Experience the beauty of the Western Ghats from a different perspective and enjoy your way through the forests using a ropeway. The forests of Wayanad are a perfect spot to enjoy this activity and you can enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries of the waterfalls, local flora and fauna. Also famous in the name of flying fox, this activity will provide you a chance to soar high above the ground and enjoy the much required thrill.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala.
    Price: INR 300 to INR 500 per person.
    Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    9. Tree House Stay: 
    What can be more thrilling and fun other than enjoying a comfortable stay amidst the best of nature. The tree houses of Wayanad are loaded with all the basic facilities and amenities and make sure that you enjoy numerous adventure activities.

    Apart from this, almost all the homestays here are loaded with luxuries like swimming pools, restaurants and much more. A stay in these tree houses provide the tourists with a perfect amalgamation of thrill and fun.

    Location: Ooty highway Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673595.
    Price: INR 2000 to INR 10,000 per person depending on the stay you choose.

    10.Tea Estate Tour: 
    Experience the thrill of traversing through the beautifully manicured tea estates and getting knowledge of every step included in the processing of tea.

    Locations like the Rippon Tea Factory and Priyadarshani Tea Environs offer various Tea Estates tours in which you are guided and step by step demonstration will be provided. In addition to all this, you might also be guided towards the tea making process in which you can pluck leaves yourself and prepare tea using ancient methods of grinding.

    Location: Wayanad, Kerala.
    Price: INR 400 to INR 1000.
  3. When is the best time to visit Wayanad for a vacation?

    Between December to February: Wayanad get extremely cold and temperature drops of up to 10°C can be recorded. Travels who are looking to spend some time camping or are in a look out for a romantic getaway will find this time perfect. 

    Between March to May:
    Although it's sunny the atmosphere at Wayanad during this time is comfortably pleasant. It is the best time to enjoy activities like trekking and taking soothing dips in waterfalls and lakes across the city. 

    Between June to September:
    Surprise showers of rain are common around this time and the temperature can drop too. However, tourists can indulge in sightseeing and witness beautiful waterfalls around the city. This season is also preferred by adventurous for trekking and travelling around the jungles of Wayanad.

  4. How do I reach Wayanad and where it is located?

    By Bus: A Lot of Bus services are available from Bangalore to Wayanad. The journey takes close to 10 hours. Your bus journey will commence from Kalasipalayam in Bangalore and will end at Kalpetta from where you'll need to change and take a bus to Wayanad. 

    By Road: By road the journey from Bangalore to Wayanad can take up to 7 hours including breaks and pit stops to enjoy the scenic beauty throughout the journey.

    By Air: There are no direct flights to Wayanad so, the next best option is to take a flight to the nearest airport, Karipur International Airport. From here there are ample cabs available to Wayanad.

    By Train: You won't find any direct trains to Wayanad from Bangalore. However, trains from Bangalore to Nanjangud are available. From here, you can take a cab or local taxi to Wayanad which is about 100 km from Nanjangud. 

  5. Is it safe to travel to Wayanad?

    Traveling to Wayanad is completely safe, whether you are traveling alone, with your partner or with a group of friends. The mountains offer specialized tours, be it a romantic vacation or an adventure weekend.

    The roads are smooth and there wouldn’t be any problem reaching the place. All the major sightseeing spots too are well connected and smoothly regularized to make it safe and easy for tourists and travelers.

  6. Is Wayanad a good weekend getaway option from Bangalore?

    Wayanad is one of the most popular weekend destinations from Bangalore. Taking just about 7 hours, it’s an amazing drive.

    You can even take an overnight bus and reach Wayanad by the morning. Everything is perfectly cut to make Wayanad a great weekend getaway from Bangalore.

  7. Is it worth visiting Wayanad for honeymoon?

    There are several great destination for honeymoons and romantic getaways near Wayanad. Wayanad is home for several resorts that offer private accommodations in the lap of the hills and it would be just amazing to have your partner by your side. It nature, love and a lot of memories in the making.

  8. Which are the famous caves in Wayanad?

    Yes There are 4 famous caves in Wayanad for experiencing adventure

    1. Edakkal Caves, Kalpetta: Found 1200 m above sea level and at a distance of 25 km from Kalpetta, these caves are popular for their ancient design and mini treks. There are also a number of interesting stories attached to the caves that make it even more exciting and mysterious.

    2. Edakkal Caves, Sulthan Bathery: An enigma for archeologists, the Edakkal Caves are situated at 4000 ft above sea leave at a peculiar mountain. The only way to reach the cave is through a long trek up the hills. Learning about the history of these caves is also insightful and fun.

    3. Thovarimala Ezhuthupara, Sulthan Bathery: An unconventional attraction for many but a delight for nature lovers, these caves are found at the top of a hill, 500 m above the surface. The cave is decorated with various writings and pictures dating back to 8000 BC.

    4. Muniyara Wayanad Caves: Enveloped in the scenic beauty of lush green forests of Wayanad, the Muniyara Wayanad caves are acknowledged as the perfect spot for trekking. 
  9. Which are the best places to stay in Wayanad?

    1. Windflower Resort and Spa: With an open air jacuzzi overlooking the green grasslands and a perfect natural environment, this resort is for the ones who want to enjoy a perfect combination of modern luxuries and natural charm. The spa of this resort offers around 20 different kinds of healing massages.

    2. Lakerose Wayanad: Offering facilities like an infinity pool, multi cuisine restaurant, views of the Western Ghats and private bars, this resort makes sure that its guests feel pampered. Since the resort is surrounded by the dense forest covers, you can also avail barbeque and bonfire facilities.

    3. Vythiri Village: Providing you a chance to experience a stay in private cottages surrounded by lush green woods, this resort is located amidst thick woods and dense forests. Even after staying off the grid, various luxurious amenities like a 12-D cinema, playstation room and multiple swimming pools are also available here.

    4. Silverwoods Wayanad: Overlooking the beautiful Banasura Sagar Dam, this property boasts of some of the most exhilarating views of nature. With facilities like a multi cuisine restaurant, a bar and villas with jacuzzi, this resort is the perfect place to escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  10. What are the best places for camping in Wayanad?

    The idea of camping in the dense forests of Wayanad helps you behold the elegance of nature in its raw form. Click here to discover more.

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  11. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Wayanad?

    Though Wayanad is marketed as a weekend getaway, there is a lot to explore and experience. Places like Kuruva Islands itself demand a day trip.

    If you are looking for a complete Wayanad package, a weeklong vacation would be a great way to comfortably space your itinerary.

  12. Can we do Cave Camping in Wayanad?

    Cave camping is a truly amazing experience. Being able to gaze at the clear starry sky with complete darkness all around and complimented by the mystical charm of a cave, it cannot get any better.

    The caves in Wayanad go back to the Stone Age where you get to see the inscriptions and painting by the early man. Living in a cave that had once been used by early humans is another kind of excitement. The caves are further naturally air conditioned and you would be sheltered from the rain.

    It is necessary that you seek the permission of the forest department before setting up a camp. In some cases, you are even allowed to set up a bonfire and spend the night dancing, just like our early ancestors would have spent their nights.

    Cave camping in Wayanad is completely organized and you have amenities like guides, night treks, flashlights and welcome drinks. Alcohol and smoking during cave camping is strictly prohibited. 
    Popular cave camping sites include:

    1. 
    Edakkal Caves
    2. Kothagiri
    3. Makkamkunnu

  13. Which are the famous waterfalls in Wayanad?

    1. Soochipara Waterfall: Being one of the most photographed spots in Wayanad, this waterfall offers a beautiful view of the gushing stream from a height of 200 metres. From rafting to swimming, various activities can be done here.

    2. Kanthanpara Waterfall: If looking for a place which is secluded away from the city and provides the best possible natural vibes then make sure that you visit here. This waterfall has a soothing ambience and the water here is very much clear.

    3. Chethalayam Waterfall: Staying off the track, this waterfall is located deep in the woods. Being a multi tiered waterfall, one can not swim here, however, the views offered here are truly amazing.

    4. Meenmutty Waterfalls: A go to spot for locals and tourists alike, this waterfall is famous for the huge pool of water it creates. One can easily swim in its pristine water and enjoy a refreshing day.
  14. Which are the best treks in Wayanad?

    1. Chembra Peak Trek: Taking you towards the heart shaped lake, this one is truly the most beautiful trek one can enjoy in Wayanad. It will take you around 4 hours to cover the distance of 9 KM to the top, and on the way, you might stumble across various scenic news and paved paths.

    2. Pakshipathalam Trek: To enjoy this trekking experience, one is required to avail the permission from the District Forest Authority. Covering over a distance of 16 KM, you will have to trek for 8 to 9 hours to finally reach the top.

    3. Brahmagiri Peak Trek: Exhibiting some of the best trekking terrains, the way to this peak is loaded with many scenic vistas. Taking around 9 hours to get complete, this trek is not for the beginners.

    4. Thusharagiri Falls: Rooted deep within nature, this waterfall is located at a height and to reach here you will have to trek for around 4 to 6 hours. Upon reaching the waterfall, you will be mesmerised by the view of two different streams of a river being added up and creating three beautiful waterfalls and the waterfalls further creating a big pool of water.
  15. Which are the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Wayanad?

    1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: The wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest sanctuary in Kerala and was founded back in 1973. This wildlife sanctuary houses a wide range of animals including tigers, langurs and a big population of deers.

    2. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary: Housing a very big population of elephants and other wildlife like tigers, foxes and leopards, this wildlife sanctuary will let you enjoy some of the most scenic trails. One can also indulge in safari sessions here.
  16. Can we visit Banasura Sagar Dam? What is special there?

    The Banasura Sagar dam is about 27 kilometers from Wayanad and can be easily reached via the Kambalakkad – Padinjarethara Road. The journey takes about an hour. At the Banasura Sagar Dam, you can go for Bamboo Rafting Speed boating or just checking out the natural scenery that makes the only earthen dam of India.

    It’s a perfect place for photography. 
    Further, several treks start at Banasura Sagar Dam and you can always be a part of an organized group.

  17. Can we do waterfall trekking in Wayanad? Is it safe to do?

    You can go for a waterfall trek across the Meenmutty falls. Also, if you trek in the Kuruvu Islands, it will take you through several small streams and waterfalls. It is completely safe to do a waterfall trek. However, it is advised that you are properly dressed and also have a local guide along.

  18. Which are some good homestays options in Wayanad?

    Homestays in Wayanad are the best options for experiencing the true essence and culture of Kerala. The locals are very accommodating and do the best to host you with a hassle free vacation.

    1.
     Vythiri Village Homestay
    2. Summer Villa
    3. Spice Garden Homestay
    4. Enteveedu Homestay
    5. Peter’s Hill View Residency
    6. Melvin’s Homestay
    7. Sundara Mahal Homestay
    8. Misty Meadows Homestay
    9. Dhanagiri Homestay
    10. Annapara Homestay

  19. Which are some famous tea plantations stays in Wayanad?

    There are some famous tea plantation stays in Wayanad:

    - Elstone Tea Estate
    - Sentinel Rock Estate
    - Jessie tea estate
    - Achoor estate
    - Chundale estate
  20. Where can we do shopping in Wayanad? Which thing is a must buy in Coorg?

    Wayanad is known for its spices, pure honey, coffee, tea, bamboo products and several naturally derived products. The top places to shop include:

    1. 
    Trident Arcade, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad
    2. Dubai Shopping Center, Corporate Hospital, Assumption Junction, Sulthan Bathery
    3. Easwaran Namboodiri, near Vivekanand Hospital, Kalpetta Ho
    4. Santhi Pappadam, Market Road, Wayanad

  21. Which all restaurants are must to visit to taste local cuisines of Wayanad?

    Check out some of the famous restaurants to visit to taste local cuisines of Wayanad:

    1. Jubilee Restaurant
    2. Clayhut A Village Restaurant
    3. Wilton Hotel and Restaurant
    4. Malabar Restaurant
    5. The Bungalow
    6. Cafe Qatar Restaurant
    7. Petals Resorts Wayanad
    8. Food Lounge
    9. Chaithram Restaurant
    10. Wynn Berry
  22. How to deal with any medical emergency we might face in Wayanad? Are there any good hospital?

    There are several hospitals across the Wayanad District. In case of an emergency, the first point of contact would be the doctor on call at your resort. For more serious emergencies, top hospitals nearby include:

    1. 
    Leo Hospital
    2. Vinayaka Hospital
    3. MES Hospital
    4. Jyothi Hospital, Mananthavady
    5. Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Hospital
    6. Mayo Hospital
    7. Victory Hospital
    8. Fatima Mata Mission Hospital
    9. Assumption Hospital
    9. District Hospital
    10. Karuna Hospital, Sultan Bathery

  23. Is smoking and drinking legal in Wayanad?

    There is no such restriction on smoking or drinking in Wayanad. However, it is required that you engage in the same in private compounds. Smoking or drinking in open spaces, sanctuaries or protected sites is a punishable offence.

  24. Can we go for a wildlife safari in Wayanad? Which wildlife sanctuaries are famous for a safari?

    Wayanad is situated in the middle of the Western Ghats rainforests. It forms a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and consequently is a great opportunity for wildlife sighting. Several endemic and rare animals, birds and plants inhabit the jungles of Wayanad.

    A wildlife safari is a must for any outdoor / wildlife / nature lover. Photographers flock to Wayanad is search for rare fauna all round the year. The top places to go for a wildlife safari include:

    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
    - Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

  25. What is the distance between Wayanad and Ooty?

    Ooty is just about 100 kilometers from Wayanad and can be traveled in 3 hours.

  26. Which trails are famous for cycling in Wayanad?

    Cycling is an amazing way to explore the ghats and tea estates of Wayanad. It is recommended that you hire a cycle to check out the rural beauty of the place.If you have been planning for a laid back experience, cycling can be the perfect advice in Wayanad. The best places for cycling in Wayanad include:

    Plantation trails
    - Chundale
    - Soochipara Falls
    - Banasura Sagar Dam
    - Muthanga
    - Kuruva Islands

  27. Where is Kuruva Island located? What activities we can do there?

    Kuruvu Islands is located about 30 kilometers from Wayanad and it would be an amazing experience if you love outdoors. It’s completely different from the experience of the hills. Located along the banks of the Kaveri River, it is an ecosystem of its own and hosts several wild flora and fauna.

    It can however be reached by a boat across the river and the journey would take about an hour. 
    Top activities to do in Kuruva Islands include:

    - Rainforest treks
    - Waterfall exploration
    - Bird watching / photography
    - Cycling

  28. Can we visit the Bamboo factory in Wayanad? Where is it located?

    The most exotic place in the Wayanad district is the Kabani bamboo village in Trikaipetta. It is a beautiful place to visit and hosts the famous Bamboo Factory and you can even learn the way by which they make the products out of the bamboo plants.

    It can be beautiful learning experience for both the adults as well as the children. Learn a trick or two about bamboo craft!

  29. What is Phantom Rock? Is it worth visiting?

    Phantom Rock will be a risky climb but is totally worth the adventure. It offers an amazing view of the Wayanad landscape and the trek itself is exciting. You will have to take one of the few jungle trails to reach the open space around the Phantom Rock. Climbing it would be a back breaking task, if you are not quite adept to rock climbing.

  30. Where can we get a Kalari massage in Wayanad? How much is the cost of a massage?

    An ancient form of Ayurvedic massage, a session would cost you about INR 3000 for a 30-minute session. Top resorts like Vythiri also offer Kalari Massage sessions The top places to get a Kalari Massage in Wayanad include the:

    Ayurkendra Herbal Village and
    - Kadathanadan Kalari Sangam

  31. Where is Pookode Lake? What all activities we can do there?

    The Pookode Lake is about 25 kilometers from Wayanad along the NH 766. It would take about an hour of drive to reach it. The Pookode Lake offers amazing

    Cycling trails
    - Boating experience
    - Photography opportunity
    - Bird watching
    - Walking trails

  32. Can we visit Muthanga wildlife sanctuary? What is the cost and timings of safari?

    The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, also a part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a heaven for all wildlife and nature lovers. It is frequented throughout the year by photographers and nature lovers. It’s a rainforest that connects the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks. The sanctuary is itself spread across 400 sq km and hosts a lot of endemic flora and fauna.

    The most talked about flora include maruthi, rosewood, karimaruthi, vengal and venteak. Top wildlife include the tiger, elephant, jungle cats, leopards, civet cats, wild dogs (dhole), monkeys and more. You will also be able to spot several bird species, including babblers, peacocks, woodpeckers, jungle fowls, owls and more. 

    The entry fee to the sanctuary is INR 10.00 for Indians and INR 100.00 for foreigners. For kids below 12 years of age, the entry fee is INR 5.00. 
    You will also have to pay a guide fee of INR 100.00. Camera charges are INR 25.00 for a normal still camera.

    If you are carrying a professional video camera, the charges would be INR 150.00 per camera. 
    The visiting permit inside the sanctuary is for a maximum of 1.5 hours, starting from 7AM in the morning and till 5PM in the evening.
  33. Any travel tips before visiting Wayanad?

    1. The best time to visit and enjoy the secrets of Wayanad is between the months of October and May. Around this time the place is blooming with exotic new tropics and the overall temperature is present.

    2. The best route to take from Bangalore to Wayanad is through the roads and the route is encapsulated with lush green trees and various pit stops with scenic landscapes.

    3. Waterfalls and lakes in the town are in abundance so remember to carry extra clothes. 

  34. What all should I carry while visiting Wayanad for a vacation?

    When visiting Wayanad, it is essential that you carry:

    -  
    A bag that would be easy to carry on treks
    - Water bottle
    - Torch / flashlights – it’s a must
    - Sleeping bag
    - Small sling bag / shoulder bag
    - T-shirts
    - Jeans / cotton pants / tights
    - Sun cap / scarf
    - Hiking shoes
    - Warm jacket – mornings in Wayanad are cold, regardless of the time of the year
    - Vomit bags – hope you won’t need to use them
    - Personal medicines
    - Mosquito repellants
    - Books
    - Toiletries
    - Sunscreen

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