Amazing Wayanad Tourist Places to visit

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1. Edakkal Caves

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 Edakaal is one of the most famous places on the list of Wayanad tourist places, as this place is so picturesque and is very ancient, you will have to trek through the Ambukutty Mala and it will take you about 50mins reach here. 

Inside the cave, you can see two chambers. The lower chamber is 18 ft long and 12 ft wide,10 ft high and the upper chamber is 96 ft long, 22 ft wide and 18 ft high. You can see animal figures and objects used by humans, on the walls of the caves, they say these were drawn by ancient people who lived here 100 years ago. And so Edakkal caves have drawn awesome consideration from archaeologists and students of history around the world.

What to expect ?

  • One of the most historical trek you will ever have 
  • historical caves 
  • drawing of ancient people 

Timings to visit ?

Opens from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2. Kuruva Island

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Kuruva island is one of a kind island in Wayanad tourist places as it is full of a unique blend of natural colors, this island is protected by multiple islands on the river Kabini. This river is one of the famous rivers in Kerala. 

The island is sprawling across an area of 950 acres with a dense population along with some rich and rare species of flora and fauna and it protects different species around the place, this gives this places a unique twist.

If you want to explore nature or like to spend time in calm places this is the place for you.

Many nature enthusiasts will find kuruva island very fascinating.

What to expect ?

  • Calm place with lots of greenery around 
  •  a beautiful island with unique colors.
  • Water rafting 
  • Boating 

Timings to visit ?

  • Trying going around 8:30 am, to enjoy complete peace.

3.Chembra Peak 

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Chembra peak is a must from the list of Wayanad tourist places to visit, as this is a lake at the top of the mountain, this place is 9 km south of the kalpetta, one of the most beautiful trekking places, Chembra crest borders Nilgiri slopes in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode that’s why it is called one of the best Wayanad tourist places to visit.

This place is very famous for trekking enthusiasts, as there is an elevation to climb and enjoy your weekend gateway, you can come along with your friends and family to spend quality and fun time with them.

This place is a perfect goal for trekking exercises. Climb up the rough landscapes of the Chembra Peak found 2,100 meters above ocean level on the southern piece of Wayanad. Hence Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad to visit. 

What to expect ?

  • greenery all over the hill and lots of trekking enthusiasts.

Timings to visit ?

  • You can visit all year round, but sunrise and sunsets are must watch from this place.

4.Neelimala View Point 

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Neelimala is one of the astonishing views you can get from the top to the valley, for reaching the top of the valley requires trekking, so if you are looking for a fun and adventurous experience you can come to neelimala viewpoint. It is so satisfying from the top. it is one of the must-visit in the list of Wayanad tourist places

This magnificent sight in Wayanad is something that one can always remember all through life. Fog and fragrance around making such a spell, to the point that one will be lost in its magnificence for a drawn-out stretch of time.

What to expect ?

  • Lots and lots to walk, so if yo u have leg issues or ligament problems its better to take care first.
  • Amazing view from the top of the valley
  • Fogy weather 

Timings to visit ?

You can visit all year round, but sunrise and sunsets are must watch from this place.

5. Meenmutty Waterfalls 

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Major tourist attraction when it comes to Wayanad Tourist places to visit. As this water fall is three tired water fall and Meenmutty Waterfalls located at a distance of around 29 kilometers from Kalpetta, it is one of the famous water fall in Kerala. 

The waterfalls fall down from a height of 300 meters, To reach the waterfalls, you can do trekking for about 2 kilometers through the thick jungles from the Wayanad-Ooty Road. I would not recommend this place in monsoon as the waterfalls are situated near the Neyyar Reservoir area.

What to expect ?

  • Greenfield and waterfall
  • pleasant weather by the waterfall
  • activities like trekking, swimming, and rock climbing take place.

Timings to visit ?

Can visit in summers and winter, totally not recommended in monsoon.

6.Bamboo Forests 

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This place is so Unreal! The bamboo trees make so good an environment here that feels very much relaxing, The Nilgiri Biosphere Region additionally reaches out to an extensive extent of teak timberlands, bamboo trenches, and overwhelms. Here all kinds of wild animals are spotted so it has to be on the list of wayanad tourist places.

You can come here to soak in the environment and its energy as it is so positive as the bamboo forest. you will be really amour the beauty of this forest.

What to expect ?

  • Pleasant weather 
  • Green big bamboo trees 
  • spotting of any wild animals if you get lucky.
  • Wildlife safari

Timings to visit ?

You can come here in summer and winters not recommended in monsoon.

7.Soochipara Falls

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Soochinpara falls is a unique waterfall as it is a three-layered waterfall, this waterfall is surrounded by lots of greenery and green bushes, it takes 30 mins to ride from meppadi to reach here.

Once you reach here by road, there is another 2km walk to reach this waterfall, as this waterfall is 200 ft hight so it is ideal for the trekking enthusiasts to climb up and enjoy the rock climbing. 

If you go near the waterfall you can locate a beautiful pool below the waterfall, you can enjoy swimming with your friends and family. places this must be included in your Wayanad Tourist places to visit.

What to expect ?

  • 2km walk from the road inside the forest 
  • Rock climbing 
  • trekking 
  • swimming 

Timings to visit ?

You can come here in summer and winters not recommended in monsoon.

8. Mountain Hike in Wayanad

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Wayanad is beautiful and covered with lots of mountains around it, so you should definitely try mountain hikes, for this activity you can look for multiple packages available by different companies.

You will be given a local trek advisor and guardian you will be there to guide you about the city, and since you have come on vacation you should go for this activity, to enjoy your time in nature and full of adventure.

What to expect In this activity ?

You will be asked to be at the specified meeting point near Banasura hill resort, pulinjal, Vellamund at 9 in the morning, here you will meet the local trek/ guardian, who will instruct you about the activity.

The climb will be 13kms and on the path, you will be going through all of greenfield and mountain crossing forest and will have an experience of rural Wayanad.

Once you get on top you will feel very calm and refreshed, you will be out in nature with your family and friends spending quality time.

The trek will include everything starting from medicines to snacks all will be taken care of by the trekking guides.

Timings to visit ?

9:00am to 5:00 pm 

9 Edakkal Caves Candlelight dinner.

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Edakkal caves what a place to be in, these caves are restored by the locals and they have converted these caves into a beautiful candlelight restaurant, ambiance of this places is so simple and unique, it feels so beautiful to visit the place with your loved ones. 

Explore the historical essence of Edakkal with a romantic dinner and experience the magic of caving and succumb to the lure of cave art. This place is a must to have dinner in, may it be birthdays or anniversaries or any Big Day for you, these caves will make it special for you!

What to expect ? 

  1.  Candlelight dinner 
  2. 5-course meals on decorated table chair
  3. 2 Soups [Choice of veg/non-veg]
  4. Salad
  5. 2 Appetizers [Choice of veg/non-veg]
  6. 2 Main course [Choice of veg/non-veg]
  7. 1 dessert
  8. Price may vary from season to season. But approx it is 3500rs per couple.
  9. All types of dishes are available from Continental, Mughlai, or Chinese cuisine.

Timings to visit ?

The timings of the restaurant are from 7 pm to 10 pm.

10.Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

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Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary is a must-visit if you are coming with a small family or small kids, as this sanctuary is located in the middle of the Wayanad and western ghats, as this sanctuary has various different animals around, and it is very easy to find them, in this sanctuary.

You can take in the views of several animals living in their natural habitats, like Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Bears, deer, monkeys, fishes, and bird species.

What to expect ?

  • Wildlife safari 
  • Greenfield and wild animals around 

Timings to visit ?

7:00AM – 10:00AM and 2:00PM – 5:00PM

All the locations are marked on google maps down below.

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