The god’s own country itself is a worth visiting destination and there are many reasons and destination which let it to be so. Located in the northeast of the state Kerala (Paradise of the south)”, Wayanad is an enchanting hill station and the most popular one among all. It is a nature’s paradise and a heaven for nature lovers. It is a bio diverse region situated at an elevation of 700 to 2300 meters from the sea level covering an area of 2132 square kilometers. The blissful ambiance of the nature and climate makes it an ideal location for tea, rubber, coffee, pepper and cardamom plantation. It is between north latitude 11 degree 2628 and 11 degree 4822 and east longitude 75 degree 4638 and 76 degree 2611. The green paradise is close to the city of Calicut (76 km), it is quite destination where the unmatched beauty, rich flora and fauna and the green glaze of alluring vegetation at their best.
Spending your days in such exotic destination of south Indian state Kerala, will the moment which you will cherish in your whole life. The hill is located at a distance of 270 kilometers from Cochin and there are several routes that lead you to the most appealing hill destination. The best time to visit is from the month of October to May. It is a charming place to be by the nature lovers and the striking beauty captivates more than thousands of tourists through the weekend. In fact, it is a perfect place for tourist seeking peace and relaxation that is less done in our daily lives. There are numbers of hot spots where a visit is must during your wayanad tour among which some of the major ones are discussed as follows.
Kuruva Island Wayanad: The Island is uninhabited and a complete home to various species of flora and faunas. The total area of the island is 950 acres and it is an evergreen forest far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The perfect ambiance of the nature in here makes the place a worth visiting place. It is a fabulous picnic spot and the lush greenery all around is beyond belief. It is located just 17 kilometers from the east of Mananthavady town. The best time to visit is between June to September and it remains closed during monsoon season. Begur Wildlife sanctuary 18 kilometers, Thirunelli temple 25 kilometers, Pazhassi Raja’s Tomb 16 kilometers, Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary 25 kilometers are the nearby attractions.
Kalpetta: It is a major town nestled on the main Mysore and Kozhikode National Highway in wayanad district. Kalpetta is also an administrative headquarters which is situated at a distance of 72 kilometers from Kozhikode town. Bounded by thick coffee plantations, picturesque mountains, pilgrimage sites and scenic beauty, Wayanad is a perfect place to visit for an exciting tours and holidays. Some interesting attractions that one should not miss to visit here are Sri Maha Vishnu Temple, Karapuzha Dam, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Soochipara Falls and Chembra Peak.
Lakkidi: Situated at an altitude of 700 meters from the sea level, Lakkidi is a great place of tourist interest. The lofty mountains, gurgling streams, bird’s eye view of the deep valley of south and the abundant vegetation attracts large numbers of tourists towards it. It is the gateway to Wayanad district and the nearby town is Vythiri which is just 5 kilometers away. There are numbers of luxurious hotels and resorts which provides high class services and facilities. Make your visit towards the natural fresh water Lake, Phuket Lake addressed at a distance of 3 km. there are many other attractions like Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Sarovaram Park and planetarium and Regional science center. These are the most visited and liked attractions in Lakkidi. Make your visit to the viewpoints and have the panoramic views of the enchanting valleys.
Edakkal Caves: It is a 96 feet length, 22 feet width cave and is very popular among the tourists. Located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Ambalavayal and 25 kilometers from Kalpetta the cave is a worth visiting place. Make your visit and explore the animals and human figure carvings on the rock walls which deceits the pre historic period and civilized people. There are also three different sets of petroglyphs which is 7000 years old. One can reach up to the cave after trekking about 1 kilometer from Edakkal and the visiting hours remain open from morning till 5 pm.