Wayanad is a wonderful place for all the nature lovers. It is a green paradise located on the Western Ghats. The beauty and weather of the place is a great attraction over here. The remote forest landscape, the great landmass for wildlife, the scenic and misty views, the coffee plantations and the misty ambiance of the place makes it even more thrilling and beautiful. It is a perfect weekend getaway in Kerala which is popular among both the national and international tourists. Be it, trekkers or honeymooners, everyone will simply love this place.
1. Thrikkaipetta Village or Bamboo village
Bamboo Village is a great place to explore various attractions. It is a unique place for sightseeing as you can witness the various bamboo workshops over here. You can admire the true beauty of the place and learn the art of crafting and manicuring of bamboo over here. It is famous for its unique bamboo crafts. It is an exciting place that offers a lot of fun and excitement.
Pozhuthana is a great place for adventurous and thrilling activities. The bamboo shaft ride is the most exciting activity to be done here. You can go on a cycling tour and explore the entire estate. If you love swimming, you can even swim in the river here. You would absolutely love and enjoy the place. It offers you the most memorable experience. You can also explore the beautiful tea gardens while exploring Pozhuthana.
3. Chembra Peak
This beautiful Peak is located at a height of 2100 meters. Chembra Peak is one of the most attractive places in Wayanad. It is one of the tallest Peak in Wayanad. It is a great option for trekking, even for amateur trekkers. There is also a heart-shaped lake over here. The beauty of this lake is that it never dries up.
4. Meenmutty Falls
Meenmutty Falls is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kerala. It is a wonderful place surrounded by exclusive flora and fauna. It is famous for its stunning beauty and majestic waterfalls. These are its major attraction. You should be very careful while playing in the water of this fall as it is dangerous. The best time to visit this place is during the months of October to May.
5. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
Apart from being an amazing trekking spot, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is also a great spot for the ornithologists. Nature lovers from all over the world come to visit this place. The sanctuary is located at a height of 1740 meters above sea level. It is also popular for its orchid plantation. It is referred to as the ‘Edible Nest Swiftlet’. You can spot countless bird species here. Various medicinal herbs and trees are also found in abundance.
6. Neelimala View Point
Neelimala View Point is the perfect place to get the most mesmerizing views all around. From here you can even view the beautiful Meenmutti waterfalls. The place is also surrounded by various plants and flowers. You can even smell the aroma of coffee from here. It is also a great place to go for trekking. There are various ideal and unique formations which need to be explored.
7. Edakkal Caves
Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Sulthan Bathery, Edakkal Caves offers you a memorable experience about the forgotten past. From here you can also get various information about the lives, traditions, and habits of the ancestors. Natural rock formations are also an attraction over here. Large rocks are split for these formations. You can even visit the Ambukuthi hills by trekking.
8. Bamboo Rafting
From here you can experience the true beauty of the Pozhuthana River which is popular for its beautiful surroundings. Rafting on a bamboo shaft through the jungle is a great adventurous activity which you can try at a distance of 4 kilometers from the Vyithiri Resort. The mountain surroundings on all sides make the place more beautiful. This awe struck location is great for some light adventure.
9. Lakkidi View Point
Lakkidi View Point is the perfect weekend getaway from where you can get a memorable experience. It is surrounded by an impressive lush greenery on all sides. It is also a vantage point from where you can even get to see the cliffs as well as the valleys. It is an attractive hill destination. It has various differently expensive resorts too. It offers dazzling views of the surrounding place.
10. Pookot Lake
Pookot Lake is mainly popular for the boat ride. From here you can get the majestic views of the entire place. You can even have great fun while riding on the cal water. It is an ideal place to visit in Wayanad in 2 days. It has a calm and serene ambiance all around.
11. Cheengeri Mala
This renowned place is also known as Phantom Rock. It is an archaeological wonder for whoever visits the place. Cheengeri Mala is located very close to the Ambalavayal. The shape of the rock is that of a Phantom skull which is why the name is given. It is located at a height of 2600 feet above sea level and is just 26 kilometers from Kalpetta.
12. Organic Cattle Farm
In this farm, you can find three slopes of Areca nuts, pepper, and coffee. From here you can even see the beautiful Banasura range of mountains. Grassroots is the best tea plantations over here. It is located on the Vyithiri ranges and it goes along the tea plantations over here. The entire place is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills.
13. Kanthanpara Waterfalls
Kanthanpara Waterfalls is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Kalpetta. It is an ideal picnic spot for its picture-perfect surroundings. It is surrounded by greenery on all sides. It looks even more beautiful during the monsoon season. It is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
14. Chethalayam Falls
This waterfall is popular for long treks and for climbing up the rocks to reach the waterfalls. It is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from the Sulthan Bathery. Chethalayam Falls is filled with plenty of birds and butterflies. September to February is the best time to visit the place.
15. Papanasini River
A visit to Papanasini River is believed to be wash away all your sins. It is very close to the Tirunelli Hills. From there, it goes ahead to meet the Kalindi River. It has cleansing powers according to the mythology. It is as a boon to Lord Brahma according to the mythology.