For many, Kerala is the land of Ayurveda and the backwaters, but only a few have been privy to the resplendent eastern district of Wayanad. From gorgeous hills, coffee and tea plantations to your pick of wildlife from the state, Wayanad has much to offer for those willing to venture out.There is an pleasure in Exploring the paradise of Kerala – Wayanad.
The name Wayanad has been derived from the expression ‘Vayal nadu’ – the village of paddy fields, so it’s only fair that you walk through one of the lush green fields during the day.
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad district of Kerala. The place is ideal for trekking.
Get lost in one of the many coffee plantations in Wayanad. You can choose to take a special tour, or simply hike up through the misty hills just before your morning cuppa.
Elephant spotting is a popular activity at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, so much so that some tour operators claim to refund your money if you don’t spot an elephant, or an entire herd, in fact!
The Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. It is an important tourist attraction, and is located at the foot of the Banasura Hill.
The Banasura Sagar Dam is also an ideal starting point for hikes into the surrounding scenic mountains.
At the end of the day, always take the time out to sit by the waterside — whether by yourself or with your loved ones — at the Banasura Dam and soak in the serenity and beauty of the landscape.
Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird’s-eye view of the deep valley are breathtaking. No wonder it’s a fitting gateway to the Wayanad district.
The sunset at the Karapuzha Dam in Wayanad is one of the most beautiful ones, and is a must-see while visiting the region.
The Jain Temple in Sultan Bathery, a small town in Wayanad, which takes its name from the time of Tipu Sultan, who had abandoned the Jain Temple and used it as his battery in the 18th century. It’s a popular destination for people from Bangalore as well, because of its proximity to the city.