One of the most important and popularly visited hill stations in India is Wayanad. The lush greeneries all around and the tranquil surroundings is the ideal destination for the romantic getaways. You will feel rejuvenated and refreshing during your trip to Wayanad. The idyllic and serene atmosphere of Wayanad in Kerala is known for the stretches of spice plantations.
Wayanad is located at the altitude ranging from 700 to 2,100 meters above sea level and has a typical flora and fauna. The sub tropical savannah and the paddy fields add to the charming beauty of this destination. It is located at Kalpetta, which is the district headquarters of Wayanad. Getting to this amazing destination is not at all a problem. If you are coming via Kozhikode, through the mountainous path of Thamarassery churam, you will reach Kalpetta. From this major town of Wayanad, you can move around this place and enjoy to the fullest.
With plentiful of tea and coffee plantations, Wayanad has attracted tourists from all over the world. There are numerous places of interest in this Kerala town, where you can visit to know about the richness of the place. There are various tour operators in Wayanad, who arrange for the sightseeing tours for the travelers. The fresh water Pookkot Lake, set amidst the forested hills is an amazing sight to behold. Absolute serenity and quietude rules this lake side. You can enjoy the motor boat ride in this lake and see the lush green vegetation along the banks. Do not miss the aquarium and a spice emporium. The spice plantations are a must spot to see. Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, also known as Soochippara, with the background of a deep forest will simply take your breath away. Make a way through the dense forests and spend your vacation of a lifetime.
If you have the adventure spirit in you, then make sure to go for trekking in Wayanad. Trek to Chembra Peak, which happens to be the highest one in Wayanad and satisfy your adventurous mind. There are various shrines, which are worth visiting, include the Jain shrines the Anantnathaswami Temple and Koottamunda Glass Temple. The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the major draw of this place.
October to February is the ideal time to visit Wayanad. To reach this hill station, you can get down at the Karipur airport, Kozhikode if you are coming by air and if you are availing railways Calicut Railway Station is the nearest one. NH212 and SH17 passes through the beautiful; destination of Wayanad.