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Traveller Tales from Wayanad

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Rageswari Reddy

15 September 2015

After a long year this is what you can expect from your holiday. It turned out outstanding. The caves, trekking and the bon fire with the residents in the hotel cannot be forgotten easily. Hoping to go

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Chakor Iyengar

06 December 2015

It was a trip planned by my college friends and it turned out to be really amazing,spent a grt time trekking and exploring the ancient caves,everything was well planned and very well organized .Had a g...

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Vaijayanti Sethi

07 June 2015

Wow! Such a divine experience! This is one of the temples where we had a divine and beautiful experience. I totally loved the temple, the locality, and what not. To be honest, this was the temple that ...

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bala

18 October 2016

Excellent , seren , awesome & beautiful location & property- Oxy form resort This property - surrounded with beautiful hills and the view is breath taking Well maintained ,Best hospitality & ...

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Mounika Mounika

28 January 2018

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Dharma Chowdary

16 April 2017

"We were group of five people and we really enjoyed the cycling on the hills and weather was awsme we gone mad in the camping.The host is really friendly guy he will guide you perfectly.This is the be

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live2hike

25 October 2016

Awesome location,beautiful property, and very pleasant staff.

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Abi Shek

14 October 2016

"excellent...You can't find a perfect tour like this...The organizers were amazing...Planning to go again with another set of my friends in coming months"

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Adhrit Khan

03 April 2016

Wayanad – Wow! I never knew a place can be this beautiful. Since we are not very familiar with South India or the languages spoken there, we took this package. We were in for a big surprise. The hospit...

What You Should Know More About Wayanad

  • Q. About the destination

    Wayanad is a district in the north-eastern part of Kerala and is a rural place but very famous as a tourist destination. If you are one of those seekers of peace who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy your own company and unwind your tired soul, this is a place you need to be at. There are several trekking and hiking routes, relaxation options like visits to tea gardens and camping amid the lush green meadows will give you a sheer experience of what a real vacation should be like.

    Wayanad is a destination where friends, family, honeymoons as well as senior citizens can equally enjoy as this place offers adventure as well as relaxation at the same time. The chilly weather at this place is just a cherry on the cake for travelers as it gives a fresh feel in the pollution free environment of Wayanad.

    This destination is nature’s gem in the tea state of Kerala where you will be treated with the best of mother-nature’s hospitality and love which you deserve when on a vacation. This trip will leave you totally enchanted and mesmerized, making your holidays unforgettable.


  • Q. Travel Advice

    • Obtain all permits before heading for a trek or hike.

    • Carry a route map with you and do not leave the regularly used hiking trails as there are chances of getting lost in while on the trek.

    • Carry food and water supplies while on a long hike.

    • Wayanad is a quiet place and hence, do not step out after its dark as the roads tend to get quite lonely.

    • Review your hotels before booking a stay with them as they might not be as mentioned online.

    • Carry cash with you as Wayanad might not have an ATM of all the banks.

    • Do not litter in tea gardens or anywhere else when on your visit and try to keep the place clean.

  • Q. Drinking Laws

    According to the drinking laws of Kerala, the minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years for all types of alcoholic drinks.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Chembra Peak
    There are many amazingly adventurous hiking destinations in Wayanad and Chembra peak is one of them. With the height of 6,900 feet, this place is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Kerala. You need to seek permission for the trek and once it is done, you can set yourself for the beautifully adventureous trek which awaits you!

    Street Cycling
    Cycling on the streets of Wayanad through natural tree tunnels is indeed an unforgettable experience. You can hire a bicycle and ride through tree tunnels, tea estates, lush green lands and refresh your mind. If you have good cycling skills, you can also go on long cycling trips along with some fellow tourists.

    Valley of Clouds 
    Those who are amateur at trekking can easily go on this trek. The trek to Valley of clouds is both thrilling and enchanting as you will find yourself surrounded by misty clouds, green meadows and tea gardens. You might as well stop and have a dip in one of the chilly streams which you will see on your way.
    Kurisumala Peak
    This is a pilgrimage place as the Cross which is placed on the peak symbolizes the sufferings of Jesus Christ which he underwent while he was crucified. You can trek up to this place as the route will offer you a lot of adventure as it has a lot of sudden ups and downs.

    Kalladi Forest trek
    This trek has a lot to offer as it takes you through some of the most picturesque tea gardens and spice gardens. This trek will give you a feel of the misty valleys, through shades of thick dense trees, cool atmosphere and an ambient sound of chirping birds. If you are a camping enthusiast, you can even pitch your own tent here.

    Kuruva Islands
    It is fun to visit these islands as you have to travel sitting on bamboo rafts or fiber boats. Hence, this is going to be one of the most fun things you will do in Wayanad. While on your way to the islands, you will feel the charm of village culture in Kerala as these rafts pass through some of the most remote areas of the place.

    Tea Estates
    Taking a walk through the green tea estates and coffee gardens as well as spice gardens is a sheer experience. Mostly run by the tribal community, you will experience the amazing tea growing culture of Wayanad while taking a walk through the tea estates.

    Soochipara Falls
    This is one of the most visited sightseeing destinations in Wayanad. You will witness the gushing waters making their way through grand mountains and this view will leave to completely mesmerized.

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Limited tourists
    A major problem with a lot of holiday destinations is that it gets over-crowded with tourists. But this is not the case in Wayanad. It has a limited number of tourists visiting every year and hence, if you want to get away from crowd and relax yourself, you will indeed like this place.

    Relaxing atmosphere
    A visit to Wayanad is synonym for unwinding your soul completely and leaving yourself to be pampered by the tranquility of nature. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated like never before when you visit this place and the feeling of peace you get here is totally unforgettable.

    Pollution free environment
    Wayanad is not very urbanized and so, it has got minimum amount of air and noise pollution. You will get to breathe fresh air, gain peace of mind and re-energize yourself in the calm atmosphere. Also, going on adventurous treks will make you attain different heights of sheer tranquility amid enchanting landscape.

    Lush green landscape
    The tea estates, green meadows, spice gardens and dense tree tunnels will give you a picture of nature’s grandeur at is best. You will feel a heavenly pleasure amid this landscape and wouldn’t want to leave Wayanad ever.

    Local Food
    You will get to taste some authentic and traditional dishes from Kerala, mainly made with coconut as a base. The curries, rice and meat dishes here will be a true treat for your tastebuds.

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :
    Kerala: The Divine Destination




  • Q. Where is Wayanad located? How can I reach?

    Wayanad is a beautiful district situated in the north east of the coconut state of Kerala and is mainly known as the abode of Kerala’s tribal population, with luxuriant forested lands enriched with misty valleys. There are three distinct way to reach the district: by air, by railways, and by road.

    • Air: The nearest airport to reach Wayanad is the Calicut International Airport which is located around 65 km away. After landing one can easily find taxis and cars that will take them directly to the Wayanad district.
    • Road: If you are travelling by road, you can get access to the place through many roads from different parts of Kerala as well as Karnataka. Visitors can easily board KSRTC buses from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi and many others that will directly lead you to your destined place.
    • Train: As per the information, the Wayanad district is not directly connected by railway service so the visitors and travellers can take a train till Kozhikode and after reaching can hire taxis and cars to travel to Wayanad.

  • Q. How far is Wayanad from Bangalore?

    The Wayanad district of Kerala is just 262 km away from the city of Bangalore. If you are travelling by bus it will take you 9 hours to reach Wayanad from the Kalasipalayam bus stand from where you can easily get a private bus service to take you to the district. As Wayanad is not connected with railway services directly but is nearer to the Nanjangud station which is 109 km from Wayanad. The best train to catch from Bangalore is the TirupatiChamrajnagar express.

    It will take just 1 hour from Bangalore to reach the Kozhikode airport if you are travel by air and you can’t easily get cheaper flights from Bangalore to Wayanad via Kozhikode. The most pleasant and beautiful journey to Wayanad is by road as it will take you through a scenic journey of nature’s beauty.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Wayanad for trekking?

    Wayanad contains a salubrious atmosphere all throughout the year. But the best time to visit the beautiful trekking site is from October to May. During this time one can easily get access to nature’s beauty and can also participate in various activities like boating, trekking, hiking, camping, sightseeing and many other adventure activities.

  • Q. Is it safe to trek in Wayanad during the monsoon?

    Wayanad is the most romantic place to visit during monsoon. It rains heavily in the district giving the tourist a different thrill and experience. But if you are into trekking and any other adventure activity, then rainy days are not a right time to visit as it can be quite dangerous.

  • Q. What should I carry while visiting Wayanad?

    If you are going for a vacation or even trekking you can pack things according to the kind of trip you have planned. But there are five essential things that one needs to carry when packing for Wayanad.

    • One bag- A bag is most needed to carry your stuffs and all the other things.
    • One water bottle
    • Torch
    • Sleeping bag
    • A small shoulder bag or a sling bag for any important documents, essentials or even cash
    • Insect repellant

    Choose the things carefully according to your comfort and travel plan.

  • Q. What are the different trekking options available in Wayanad? What sort of treks are there?

    There are many places and mountains where you can go trekking and hiking. The district of Wayanad gives you places to trek like Chembra peak, Pakshipathalam, Banasura hill, Kattukunnu and SaipuKunnu. These trekking sites will give you an amazing experience and bewitch you. They take you through pristine wildlife, adventure trails and other adventures that will make your visit a memorable one.

  • Q. What will be the cost of trekking in Wayanad?

    Trekking trips in Wayanadare not very costly and one can easily afford the trekking expenditure while having all the fun and enjoyment of the journey. The cost of the trips and adventures vary with the type of trek and package you opt for.

  • Q. Is it safe to do trekking in Wayanad?

    Wayanad gives you the most amazing and thrilling trekking experience, if you are looking for some fun and adventure. The hills and forest present in the district provide the best trekking programs to make your adventure an unforgettable and most memorable one.

     

    Yes, it is very safe to go trekking in the district of Wayanad as they provide you adventure as well as take care of your safety and security. Wayanad is a great trekking site because of its constant pleasant weather which allows you to enjoy it even more. The place is quite risky for the trekkers and the campers and other adventure tourists during the monsoon time as it rains heavily and the path can get quite slippery and dangerous.

  • Q. Which is the highest peak for trekking in Wayanad?

    The highest peak in Wayanad is the Chembra peak situated at 2,100 meters above the sea level and it is the most ideal trekking place. Not only does that peak contain the most famous heart shaped lake, the HridayaSaras is also believed to never dry up.

     

    With permission from the forest department, you can pursue wild life trekking for two days and get a great wildlife experience right up to the peak. One has to cross seven tiny hills before reaching the main Chembra hill.

  • Q. 1Do we need to book a group tour for trekking in Wayanad? Can a solo person do it as well?

    Trekking is fun when it is done with friends and with people who love trekking and adventure. A group trek provides you more fun and makes the trek enjoyable when you do other adventure activities along with them.

     

    Group trips and adventure packages give you access to many more adventure programs that cannot be accessed when you go on trips alone. But, you can even go on a lone trekking trip in Wayanad and can even have a pleasurable time. But going in a group of people or with friends is the best thing to do.

  • Q. What kind of fitness I am expected to have for trekking in Wayanad?

    Trekking is not a simple thing that you can opt for whenever you want to; one should have a sound health to go trekking in the hilly areas. One should be free of heart problems, blood pressure problems and breathing difficulties. Even people with joint problems or with phobia of heights are recommended not to be part of thesetreks.

  • Q. Can I do trekking in Chembra Peak Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Trekking in the one of the highest ranges of Wayanad will give you an amazing and everlasting experience. It is a wonderful time to spend trekking the misty green mountain peaks and falling in love with the nature all over again.

     

    It is a fun and enjoyable trekking experience one can easily get if they go trekking in the Chembra hills. You cannot get enough out of this trek as the heart shaped; never drying lake will make you go speechless. If you go trekking to Wayanad then Chembra hills are a must visit place in there.

  • Q. What sort of trekking is Pakshipathalam? How difficult it is?

    It is the second most amazing place to trek in the Wayanad district. It is mainly popular for its name as an abode of a variety of birds. A one day trek to the lap of nature filled with birds from different paradise will give you an amazing time. It will take away all your stress and trekking pain. It is a must visit trekking site that everyone should visit.

  • Q. Are there any waterfall treks in Wayanad?

    There are three main waterfalls situated in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The waterfalls like Soochipara waterfalls, MakkiyadMeenmutty waterfalls and the Thusharagiri waterfalls. This waterfall trekking will be one of the best things that you can add in your package. The smooth falling of the waterfalls and the melody will make you wonder.

  • Q. Which caves are famous for trekking in Wayanad?

    The one and only famous cave that is present in the Wayanad district is the Edakkal caves that are a pure definition of nature’s skills and its architecture. Tourists have to trek to the height of 4000 ft above the sea level. The mesmerizing view of the caves will take you to a different level.

  • Q. Is there a chance of facing the wild animals while trekking in Wayanad?

    There are many wildlife creatures that you can come across while trekking into the forest or hills. Most of the wildlife here is not dangerous. However, for the safety and security of the trekkers, it is recommended that visitors are accompanied by a guide.

  • Q. Can we do camping as well in Wayanad? Where we can do it?

    There are many places where you can go camping with your friends and family and also can have a great time having fun and a lot of enjoyment. Places like the hill district club, blue mango; solitude Wayanad gives you some of the best camping experiences in the district.

  • Q. What should I wear while trekking in Wayanad?

    The best clothes you can pack for your trip are your most comfortable trekking suits or else the pants in which you will feel comfortable. Comfort is the first thing you should keep in mind before packing for the Wayanad trekking.

  • Q. What all places can I see in Wayanad?

    There are many places where you can visit in the district of Wayanad.

    • Chembra Peak
    • Edakkal Caves
    • BanasuraSagar Dam, Kalpetta
    • Bamboo Forest, Muthanga
    • Chain Tree, Vythiri
    • Jain Temple, Sulthan Battery
    • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Kuruva Island
    • Soochipara Falls, Kalpetta
    • Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
    • The Bamboo Factory, Uravu
    • Pookode Lake, Kalpetta
    • Phantom Rock
    • Meenmutty Waterfalls
    • Lakkidi View Point
    • Thirunelli Temple, Thirunelli
    • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Spice Trail of Wayanad

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Wayanad?

    Wayanad trekking trips provide you great safety and security to anyone who be a part of it so a lone female trekker can also have a great time trekking on the hills and exploring.

  • Q. Can we have alcohol and smoke during the trek?

    In normal cases drinking or having any kind of drugs is prohibited as it may lead to many different accidents and traumas. So in order to avoid adverse situations, drinking and smoking is prohibited.

  • Q. What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Wayanad?

    There are many things one can do in Wayanad apart from trekking. There is sightseeing, camping, boating, and many other things that will keep you busy in the Wayanad district.

  • Q. What kind of home stays I can find in Wayanad?

    There are hotels, motels and even private villas that you can book according to your preference. And the best part is you can even night camp with a bonfire and a starry night which is one of the main attractions of many of the homestays. Popular home stays include:

    • Vythiri Village Homestay
    • Spice Garden Homestay
    • Summer Villa
    • Enteveedu Homestay
    • Melvin’s Homestay
    • Peter’s Hill View Residency
    • SundaraMahal Homestay
    • Dhanagiri Homestay
    • Misty Meadows Homestay
    • Annapara Homestay
    • Meenmutty Heights Homestay
    • Villa Wayanad
    • The Wayanad Gate
    • Rocky Nest Homestay

  • Q. Wayanad snippet

    There are hotels, motels and even private villas that you can book according to your preference. And the best part is you can even night camp with a bonfire and a starry night which is one of the main attractions of many of the homestays. Popular home stays include: Vythiri Village Homestay Spice Garden Homestay Summer Villa Enteveedu Homestay Melvin’s Homestay Peter’s Hill View Residency SundaraMahal Homestay Dhanagiri Homestay Misty Meadows Homestay Annapara Homestay Meenmutty Heights Homestay Villa Wayanad The Wayanad Gate Rocky Nest Homestay