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How about experiencing some of the most iconic waterfalls, caves, lakes, hills and more? There is no way you can say a no for them. After all, they make for an extraordinary vacation. And Wayanad is a hill station which has it all. In this beautiful place, one would probably find every small thing he looks for in a distinct destination. A wildlife lover can find some of the most unique and different species here as well. Wayanad is a district in the state of Kerala and the headquarters of the district is at the town of Kalpetta. The district is set high on the Western Ghats of the state and the place is filled with many different tribal groups. Wayanad has two unique temple places which the district is definitely proud of. One is Pulpally which has the only Lava Kusha Temple and the other is  Vyathiri has the only mirror temple which is a Jain temple. Wayanad was formed in 1980 and it has the maximum tribal population in the state having about 8 scheduled tribes. Overall the district is a beautiful part of the state of Kerala and has many rivers and dams across which increases its beauty to an altogether different level.

Places to visit in Wayanad

Chembra Peak: Chembra is one of the highest peaks in the Wayanad Hill Range and visiting this place will certainly take your breath away. This has been encompassed by the lush and poetic greenery of the western ghats offering an alluring travelling experience to the tourists.

Banasura Sagar Dam: The Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the most spell-binding tourist spots to visit with your loved ones. The immense and raw natural beauty of this place is just the right thing for you to visit with your loved ones and feel inspired.

Kuruva Island: Kuruva Island is quite replete with a diverse set of flora and fauna. And perhaps it is this factor which makes this place to be one of the most amazing travel options to go with if you are considering to visit Wayanad.

Things to do in Wayanad

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary – Visiting the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary should be on the top-most things to do in your list. This place is spread over an area of around 344 sq km and is also known by the name of Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. This place is quite an integral part of the overall Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Edakkal Caves – The Edakkal caves is one of the best travel destinations to visit with your loved ones. It is one of the oldest sources of the prehistoric inscriptions.

Neelimala View Point – By visiting the Neelimala viewpoint you will be experiencing the most iconic and verdant mountain views along with the stunning landscapes. The place is quite exciting as well as amazingly delightful to spend some quality time with your family and friends.

Events and festivals in & around Wayanad

Karthigai - It is a light festival which is celebrated in just about every Malayali house. On the day of this festival, the temple arranges a bonfire of some of the useless materials. Moreover, every family carries a burning torch which is made of the palm leaves from this fire. It is simply an awesome sight to witness.

Thirunelli Festival - It is basically a two-day festival which is celebrated with great zeal on the Vishnu day and its eve. It is believed that the Papanasini which is the holy spring here is particularly believed to have the divine power to get rid of all the sins which flow near the shrine.

Asthami Rohini - It is celebrated as the birth of Krishna. And this festival is celebrated with great vigour and zeal among the local people. During the months of August to September, the devotees can be seen visiting the Krishna Temples for offering their prayers and doing pooja.

Best time to visit Wayanad

The best time to visit Wayanad is from the months of October to May. During these months the overall temperature is quite pleasant and you will be finding a lot of options to discover and explore this place.

How to reach Wayanad?

By Air – The Karipur international airport is situated within the vicinity of Wayanad. However, it is located at a distance of 100 km from the city. And this airport does have access to many international as well as domestic flights. Thus, you will be able to reach Wayanad easily by air.

By Road – If you are planning a road trip then Wayanad has a good network of buses connecting the nearby cities.

By Train – The Kozhikode railway station is the nearest railway station to Wayanad connecting the major Indian cities with it. However, it is located at a distance of around 110 km from the city itself.

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