Kerala is often described as the Gos’s Own Country. Wayanad must be its capital. Howeevere beauty hardened you are, Wayanad wouldn’t fail to make you that proverbial “wow”. End of Cliché!
Attractions in Wayanad : Banasura Sagar Dam ( Padijnarathara ) – Chembra Peak ( Meppadi ) – Chethalayam Falls ( Sulthan Bathery ) – Edakkal Caves ( Ambalavayal ) – Jain Temple ( Sulthan Bathery ) – Jain Temple (Ruined) ( Panamaram ) – Kanthanpara Falls ( Meppadi ) – Karalad Lake ( Padijnarathara ) – Karapuzha Dam ( Meenangadi ) – Korome Mosque ( Padijnarathara ) – Kuruva Island ( Pulpally ) – Meenmutty Falls ( Vaduvanchal ) – Muniyara ( Ambalavayal ) – Neelimala View Point ( Vaduvanchal ) – Paingatteri Agraharam ( Mananthavady ) – Pakshipathalam ( Mananthavady ) – Pallikkunnu Church ( Kabalakkad ) – Papanasini, Thirunelli ( Kartikulam ) – Pazhassi Park ( Mananthavady ) – Pazhassi Raja’s Tomb ( Mananthavady ) – Phantom Rock ( Ambalavayal ) – Pookode Lake ( Lakkidi ) – RARS ( Ambalavayal ) – Seetha Lava Kusha Temple ( Pulpally ) – Sentinel Rock Falls ( Meppadi ) – Sunrise Valley ( Vaduvanchal ) – Thrissilery Shiva Temple ( Kartikulam ) – Uravu ( Muttil ) – Valliyoorkav Temple ( Mananthavady ) – Wayanad Heritage Museum ( Ambalavayal ) – Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ( Sulthan Bathery ) – Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary ( Kartikulam )
In simple terms Wayanad sits in the middle of a region where nature is at its wild best. On top of it this area is yet to be polluted by the pomp and vanity so-called modern development. That means it is a good place for the city creatures to take a closer look and soak themselves in nature in its raw form.
Wayanad sits trapped in the middle of an arc of wildlife saccturies and national parks right from Silent Valley National Park at its south to Nagarhole National Park in its north. The other national parks – Mukurthi , Mudumalai and Bandipur – completes the arc. Of course there is Muthanga wildlife sanctuary fringe of Wayanad district.
Typically visitors do a few things in Wayanad. Visit the wildlife sanctuaries in Wayanad , scale one the many peaks , roam and enjoy the beauty of the tea and spice plantations , peddle around in the Pookote lake and so on. If all that sound hectic for you, it is always possible to hibernate in one of the many spas, get rejuvenated by an ayurvedic oil massage, order your exquisite Kerala cuisine at regular intervals or sit and listen to those exotic bird chirpings at your backyard.
You would feel yourself a lot smarter if you can pick and chose a right combination of the above all.
The only way to reach Wayanad is by road. The nearest railwaystation ( Calicut ) is a good 65 kilometers west of Vythiri in Wayanad. See also Bangalore to Wayanad route .