Travel Guide - Wayanad

Wayanad (Kalpetta) - Green Paradise, Mayakshetra

The enchanting Wayanad is filled with history and culture. Wayanad is a great exemplar of nature's bounty with freshwater springs, misty mountains, green valleys, beautiful lakes, green jungles, dense forest, and wealthy biodiversity. Hence it is an ideal place for eco-tourism. With the backdrop of majestic hills and picturesque landscape, Kalpetta is a quaint town in Wayanad and a popular tourist destination. Wayanad is a great escapade from the weary life to the serenity of nature.

For those who love nature, Kalpetta offers countless opportunities to explore it in the form of captivating waterfalls, emerald green tea and coffee plantations, skyscraper mountains and alluring valleys. The coffee scented air surrounding this place makes you feel energetic. The beautifully furnished shrine and temples are a delight for the devotees. The Puliyarmala Jain Temple and the Koottamundu Glass Temple which are the popular pilgrimage centres of Jains are a unique attraction in Kalpetta. Being the gateway for the trails of Neelimala Viewpoint and the lofty Chembra Peak, Kalpetta is an adventure freak's paradise. It also offers many other thrilling activities like Wildlife safari, trekking, cycling, camping, bird watching, bamboo rafting, river rafting and heritage trails. The loveliest thing about this place is the friendly and welcoming nature of the local people which you won't find anywhere else. Thus, Wayanad sets the vista for a complete fun packed, adventurous and thrilling trip with mother nature.

Tourist Attractions

Kuruvadweep

Chembra Peak

Edakkal Caves

Karapuzha Dam

Ghat View Point

Meenmutty Falls

Thirunelly Temple

Soochippara Falls

Neelimala View Point

Banasura Sagar Dam

Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Puliyarmala Jain Temple

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Koottamundu Glass Temple

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Must Visit Places

  • India's largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam
  • The historic Jain Temple, Puliyarmala Jain Temple.
  • The wonderful man-made marvel, Karapuzha Dam.
  • The popular pilgrimage for Jains, Koottamundu Glass Temple.
  • The splendid Meenmutty Waterfalls.
  • The milky white Soochippara Falls.
  • The sweet and quaint Kanthanpara Waterfalls.
  • The perfect place for history buffs, Wayanad Heritage Museum.
  • Chembra Peak with a natural heart shaped lake at the top.
  • The awe-inspiring Neelimala View Point.
  • The natural island, Kuruva Dweep.
  • The home for a plenty of wildlife, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy breathtaking sights from Ghat View Point.
  • Discover prehistoric carvings from Edakkal Caves.

Travel Tip :

  • Better avoid night travel on the highway because of the winding roads.
  • It is very risky to visit waterfalls during the rainy season

Things to Do

Hiking

Cycling

Boating

Trekking

Camping

Jeep Safari

Village Tour

River Rafting

Wildlife safari

Bird Watching

Heritage Trails

Bamboo rafting

Best Time to Visit

October to May is the best time to visit Wayanad, Kalpetta. The overall temperature of Wayanad ranges between 30°C- 32°C most of the time. You can experience heavy mist (Called KODA MANJU) during December. The temperature during summer is calm and pleasant in Wayanad. October to February is the winter season and is the peak time to visit this place. Nature in its purest form can be witnessed during monsoon season (June to October).

Way to Reach

By Air : Calicut International Airport, located at a distance of 85.4 Km is the nearest airport

By Train : Calicut Railway Station, located at a distance of 72.9 Km is the nearest railway station.

By Road :Wayanad is well connected to major cities like Kozhikode, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

What to Shop

  • Trident Arcade.
  • Santhi Pappadam.
  • Dubai Shopping Center.

Note * : You can buy spices, coffee, tea, honey, native crafts, bamboo articles, herbal plants, handicrafts and handloom products from these shops

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