11 places in Wayanad that’ll make you happy

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Wayanad is well connected by air, rail, and road. Arriving by plane or train, visitors can take a taxi or bus to Kozhikode International Airport (96 km) or Kozhikode Railway Station (90 km). From nearby towns and cities, you can take a state-run or private bus to Wayanad. Stay at one of the many hotels in Wayanad for a memorable stay.

First on our list of 11 places in Wayanad that’ll make you happy is: 


Dam Banasura Sagar

Dam Banasura Sagar Waynad
Dam Banasura Sagar Waynad

Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the best places to visit in Wayanad. It is a popular destination for people who want to relax in the midst of lushness. Boating on the lake or hiking up to Banasura Peak are options. Magnificent hills, gushing waterfalls, and a wide variety of flora and fauna are visible from the summit. Keep your camera handy to capture stunning panoramic views of the surroundings.

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Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves-Wayanad
Edakkal Caves-Wayanad

The Edakkal Caves are the only structures in India with approximately 8000-year-old Neolithic or late Stone Age carvings. The Ambukuthi Hills, 3937 feet above sea level, has two caves. As a result, it takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance. Tourists are not the only ones who visit these mysterious caves.

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Chembra

Chembra Hill Range-Wayanad
Chembra Hill Range-Wayanad

Chembra, at 6890 feet, is the highest point in the Wayanad Hill Range. The lush greenery and tranquility attract nature lovers from all over. Adventurers can enjoy a thrilling climb up the peak while taking in the scenery. The heart-shaped lake and panoramic views of Banasura Dam and tea plantations are major draws here.

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Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad

Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Wayanad for nature and wildlife lovers. The sanctuary is blessed with moist deciduous forests with plantations of bamboo, teak, oak, and eucalyptus. A safari through the wildlife sanctuary is one of the most exciting ways to see elephants, deer, and bison roaming freely in the forest. Many other animals and birds, such as sambars and tiger-panther hybrids, can be seen here as well.

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Soochipara

Soochipara Falls in Vellarimala
Soochipara Falls in Vellarimala

We love the three-tiered Soochipara Falls in Vellarimala, also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. Water cascading from a height of 656 feet among lush green forests and massive rocks is a sight to behold! Aside from relaxing near the falls, you can bathe or swim in the pool below and go rock climbing.

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Meenmutty Falls

Meenmutty Falls
Meenmutty Falls

Meenmutty Falls is a must-see Wayanad tourist destination. This 984-foot waterfall is surrounded by lush green forests. To get here, one must hike for about 2 km through the woods. On the summit, the view is unbeatable! A camera is required to capture the enticing views.

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Iruppu

Iruppu Falls - Lakshmana Tirtha Falls
Iruppu Falls – Lakshmana Tirtha Falls

Iruppu Falls, also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, is a beautiful waterfall located in the Brahmagiri Hills. To the delight of nature lovers and birdwatchers, the area is lush with lush greenery and filled with the melodious chirping of birds. Tourists seeking adventure can trek to the falls with the Forest Department’s permission.

Iruppu Falls is also a popular pilgrimage destination associated with Ramayana mythology. The waterfall is said to be divinely endowed, and bathing in it is said to wash away sins.

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Pookode

Pookot Lake Wayanad
Pookot Lake Wayanad

Remember to include Pookode or Pookot Lake in your Wayanad itinerary. This beautiful freshwater lake is nestled in the Western Ghats. The lake’s shape is reminiscent of India’s physical map.

You can go boating, play in the children’s park, see the freshwater aquarium, and shop for spices and crafts. The lake is also a wildlife and birdwatching hotspot.

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Temple Thirunelli

Temple Thirunelli
Temple Thirunelli

Thirunelli Temple is one of Kerala’s most ancient and revered religious sites. Lord Brahma is said to have installed the Vishnu idol in this temple. The temple, nestled in the Brahmagiri Hills, attracts devotees from all over. The divine power of the stream is said to wash away all sins.

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Tholpetty Nature Reserve

Tholpetty Nature Reserve
Tholpetty Nature Reserve

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see in Wayanad for wildlife enthusiasts. The sanctuary is a favorite destination for birdwatchers and has a diverse range of flora. A safari through the sanctuary allows you to see tigers, panthers, elephants, bison, and deer up close. You can also stay in one of the tree huts for a unique and exciting experience.

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Kalpetta

Kalpetta-Wayanad
Kalpetta-Wayanad

This charming Wayanad town, surrounded by mountains and coffee plantations, attracts honeymooners and nature lovers. Kalpetta, at 2560 feet above sea level, has scenic landscapes that captivate tourists. Adventurers can trek to Chembra Peak, Neelimala View Point, and other trekking and hiking trails.

Ancient temples like the Puliyarmala Jain Temple and Koottamundu Glass Temple attract Jain pilgrims. Visit Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary to see rare species of flora and fauna. Kalpetta is known for its ethnic foods and tribal souvenirs.

Our list of 11 places in Wayanad that’ll make you happy end here.

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