Wayanad is one of the best holiday destinations in Kerala. With forests, hills, tea plantations, vanilla,coffee, wildlife and lakes, the destination is a haven for travellers. Wayanad, in Malayalam is Vayal Nadu or the land of paddy fields, and the place is best for travellers who are in search for lush, green nature, quiet and fresh air. The picturesque mountains and dense forests attract thousands of travellers every year from across the world. And it is during the rains that the place actually comes alive, forests turn a dark shade of green, the hills get spontaneous waterfalls. From trekking, boating, tea and coffee plantation visits, temple tours, wildlife excursions, birding, caves visits, waterfalls, the landscape of the place makes it an ideal traveller getaway. You can relax, or engage in adrenaline-pumping activities, alongside getting a taste of all that Kerala has to offer. If you are here for 3-4 days, you can also visit nearby places such as Ooty, Coonor, Coorg, Bekal and Mysore.
Highlight Festivals Celebrated In Wayanad
This festival is one of the most important festivals of Wayanad. Celebrated in the month of April, according to the Malayalam calender, this day is celebrtated as the new year. The holi mountain spring by the Sree Thirunelli Devaswom shrine is known to absolve everyone of their sins.
Janamasthami is celebrtaed in every state of India but here the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated on a large scale. Falling in the month of Aug- Sept (Chingam), devotees visit the temples and offer prayers, it actually becomes an excuse to have cultural and musical events all across Wayanad.
Why Should You Visit It
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It’s beautiful, the landscape, with its diverse topography of hills, forests, plantations and lakes is spectacular. Unlike a number of popular tourist destinations, Wayanad still retains its naturalness. It has something for everyone, temple trails for those interested in religious tourism, caves and treakking for adventure-enthusiasts, trekking trails, wildlife sanctuaries, elephant rides into the forests, for the lovers of nature, pristine mountains, Kerala ayurvedic treatments, stunning sun rise and sun sets for those who want to do just one thing relax.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Wayanad is in monsoon June to September.
How To Reach
By AIR- 61 km away, Calicut International Airport (CCJ), Kozhikode, Kerala
By Train- 51 km away Nilambur Road , Nilambur, Kerala.
By Road- You can easily get regular buses to Wayanad from other major cities of the country.