Wayanad

Overview

Nestled amidst the fascinating charm of the Western Ghats, Wayanad or the twelfth district of God’s Own Country is among the most popular and highest visited tourist destinations in Kerala. Perched at an astounding height of 700 to 2,100m, this paradise is also revered as a pictorial hill station in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau.

Canopied by dense and evergreen thickets, Wayanad proves to be an ideal destination for visitors from all the walks of life. Whether a leisure seeker yearning for some pleasant moments, honeymooners looking for some romantic memories, adventure junkies planning for adrenaline rush, backpackers craving for secluded moments; everyone can find their fair share while on a Kerala trip to Wayanad. Also, owing to the pristine and untouched beauty, this scenic hill station also serves as an ideal home a diverse range of wildlife.

No matter what you are looking for or when you are looking for, you can plan a tour to Kerala and visit the gorgeous hill station of Wayanad anytime you want!

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Places to Visit in Wayanad

1) Chembra Peak:

Located at a towering height of 2,100m, Chembra Peak boasts of being one of the tallest peaks in South India. A much sought after trekking destination among the adrenaline junkies to Wayanad, this magical peak is also the abode of a heart-shaped lake called the ‘Chembra Lake’.

2) Meenmutty Waterfalls:

Located off the road to Ooty, Meenmutty Waterfalls is the largest waterfall in Munnar! Cascading from an astounding height of 300m, this three staged waterfall can be reached through a 2km trekking route.

3) Kuruva Island:

Located amidst the gurgling water of the Kabini River, Kuruva Island is a magical tourist site in Wayanad. Basically an inhabited island, it houses a large number of birds, orchids, and rare herbs. If you want to enjoy some secluded moments during your trip to Wayanad, you must visit this island at least once!

4) BanasuraSagar Dam:

This dam boasts of being the largest earth dam in India, and also serves as one of the major tourist attractions in Kerala; mainly in Wayanad. In addition to the marvellous engineering, the scenic background of the BanasuraSagar Dam makes it a must visit attraction while on a Kerala trip!

5) Soochippara Waterfalls:

A gem for the nature lovers, the Soochippara Waterfalls in Wayanad cascades down from a height of 100-300ft, and spreads its beauty throughout the vicinity. An ultimate to the eyes, visitors can enjoy swimming, bathing, and water rafting at the base of this stunning waterfall.

6) Pookot Lake:

Surrounded by fascinating mountains, this fresh-water lake in Wayanad is a rarest example of Mother Nature’s beauty! Pristine and untouched by the outer world, a visit to the Pookot Lake will get you closer to the magical beauty of God’s Own Country; boating facilities are also available around the lake.

7) Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary:

For the nature and wildlife lovers, Wayanad tour is incomplete without a visit to the scenic Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary! An indigenous home to endangered species like Elephants and several others, this wildlife protected area is a part of the Nagarhole National Park, and is an ideal place to spot the massive mammoths while on a Kerala trip to Wayanad.

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