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Wayanad

Introduction:

Wayanad is explicitly beautiful with mist clad mountains, intense forests and fertile green plantations. The forests of Wayanad are cosmic landmasses for animals to enjoy their natural dwelling. Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. It is a revenue state due to foreign exchange of cash crops such as vanilla, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and many other condiments. Wayanad shelters endangered species as it has an amazing range of flora and fauna. Wildlife aficionados and nature lovers will find Wayanad wildlife sanctuaries as the right place of visit. The place enjoys a pleasant climate the whole year.

Wayanad

Wayanad


Destination Facts:

Location: Kerala , In District Wayanad
Altitude: 2100 Meters
Temperature: (summer 20 to 36°C) & (winter 10 to 31°C)
Languages spoken: Malayalam, Hindi and English

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: Kozhikode international airport is the nearest Airport
Main Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Kozhikode
Main Bus Station or Road: KSRTC buses are available to reach Varkala

Distance of a few Major Towns from Wayanad:

Wayanad is at a distance of Kozhikode - 90km, Kalpetta - 13km, Lakkidi - 28km, Mananthanvady - 15km, Kabini - 44km, Mudumalai - 90km.
 

Eating Around:

Chicken Biryani is one of the famous dishes found here. Most of the dishes made in Kerala have coconut and spices.

Places of Tourist interest:

Edakkal Caves:
There are human and animal figures carvings on the rock walls depicting pre-historic period and civilized people. The caves can be approached by 1km trekking trail starting from Edakkal.

  Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

Banasura Sagar Dam:
The dam extends to a wide area with crystal clear waters. Undisturbed and engulfed amidst the hills, Bansura Sagar Dam is an absolute beauty. It is an ideal place for picnic as it is surrounded by the bounty of nature and the low sound of the clear water gives a feeling of freshness.

Kuruva Dweep:
Its serene silence and wide expanse of the evergreen forest leaves you astonishing. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds, herbs and orchids are the monarchs of Kuruva Island.

Getting around the destination:

KSRTC buses are available to get around the destination.

Shopping:

There are honey and spices produced in Wayanad to purchase. There are artifacts, antiques, Munnar tea, coffee and handicraft items that are equally popular. Interestingly, most of the crafts are made of metal, woods, coconut shells, ivory and canes. Garments and furniture can be bought at excellent prices.

Best time to visit:

October to March is the best time to visit this destination
 

Festival:

Onam in August is a grand affair in Wayanad