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Wayanad Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Wayanad

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Wayanad At a Glance
  • Average Climate:21 °C - 29 °C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the Year
  • STD Code:04935

Wayanad Tourism | Wayanad Travel Guide

Located at about 2100 meters above sea level, Wayanad is the "Land of Paddy Fields," a blissful district in God's Own Country. The unique attraction of the hill station is the Neelakurinji, vivid blue flowers that bloom once every 12 years. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, waterfalls, lakes, caves, and trekking trails, this hill station allows tourists to enjoy a peaceful escape away from the bustling city life.

If you are outlining a holiday at a hill station, make a tour plan for Wayanad. A trip to Wayanad offers an excellent opportunity to admire its beauty and participate in recreational activities such as cycling tours, hiking, camping, and trekking. In addition, the Wayanad wildlife reserve is home to an impeccable variety of flora and fauna.

Why visit Wayanad?

If you want to enjoy an adventurous and peaceful vacation amidst greenery, you must visit this town in Kerala. Apart from its lush green surroundings and breathtaking views of the rolling meadows, Wayanad is renowned for its various camping sites, trekking trails, beautiful waterfalls, prehistoric caves, and bird-watching spots that attract thousands of tourists to experience its best.

Places to visit in Wayanad

The elegant regions of Wayanad offer many things to explore. Plan a tour and visit attractions in Wayanad like the:

Things to do in Wayanad

Though Wayanad is known for its myriad list of activities and things to do, there are loads of unique experiences in Wayanad. Cave camping at various surreal sites, exploring the Edakkal Caves, Trek to Neelimala View Point, Wildlife Safari at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Trek to Chembra Peak, are some of the popular adventurous activities among the tourists. Apart from all, you can take a lavish spa treatment under the green environment, streams and cascades.

Best time to visit Wayanad

The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is between the start of winter and pre-monsoon. The temperature in Wayanad keeps changing, more or less constant throughout the year. Winter is a great time to indulge in various adventure activities. This season also attracts honeymooners and young couples. The weather remains pleasant during this season when the days are calm and the nights are cold.

How to reach Wayanad

To reach Wayanad, you can take a flight to Calicut International Airport, the nearest airport to Wayanad. It is located about 65 km from Wayanad. From here, you can hire a taxi to reach the hill station. Wayanad has no railway station, so if you plan a trip to Wayanad via rail, Kozhikode Junction is the nearest railway station to Wayanad, located about 77 km away.

Wayanad can also be reached by bus or car as it is well connected with cities like Mysore, Bangalore, and Mangalore. Visitors can also book KSRTC transports that regularly ply to Kozhikode from nearby areas like Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Chennai, and Trivandrum.

How to get around Wayanad

Buses are the easiest and cheapest mode of getting around Wayanad. Many local bus services are available for traveling a longer distance. In addition, you can hire a taxi and easily roam around the city. Auto rickshaws are the most affordable means of transport in Wayanad and are readily available.

How many days are enough to visit Wayanad?

2-3 days are sufficient to visit Wayanad and explore the best of this beautiful town.

Accommodation in Wayanad

There are plenty of options to enjoy a peaceful stay in Wayanad. From luxurious resorts to budget-friendly stays, there is no shortage of accommodation in Wayanad. Some popular resorts among travelers staying in Wayanad are LakeRose Wayanad Resort, Sterling Wayanad, LakeRose Wayanad Resort, Vythiri Village Resort, Mount Xanadu Resort, and Pugmarks Jungle Lodge.

Where to eat in Wayanad

The restaurants in Wayanad serve an array of local delicacies. You can easily find several excellent eateries around this beautiful town. To relish a variety of cuisines, you can also visit the popular hotels' in-house dining outlets. Some popular places to dine in Wayanad are Wilton Restaurant, the 1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant, Udupi Restaurant, Walnut Cake, and The Bungalow Restaurant.

Shopping in Wayanad

Apart from its lush green scenery and wildlife, Wayanad is well-known for its excellent shops and bazaars where you can buy various products such as handicrafts, spices, and herbs. You can also find shopping malls and shopping centers to buy branded products. Do not forget to purchase honey; in Wayanad, the taste of honey is unique. Some popular sites in Wayanad are Trident Arcade, The Focus Mall, Santhi Pappadam, and Aiswarya Shopping Complex.


  • Bring all the required paperwork, including identity documents.
  • Take some extra cash to enhance the experience of the journey.
  • Bring any needed medications and a medical kit with you.
  • Wear appropriate attire when visiting any place of worship.
  • Photography is restricted in many temples, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries. However, obtain permission or special tickets for using the camera where necessary.
  • As it is a forest area, it must carry insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. 

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