Wayanad

Wayanad Overview


"Holy land"


Wayanad Overview


Wayanad is one of the twelve districts of Kerala which is situated between the districts of Kannur and Kozhikode. Due to its geographical location it is a famous tourist destination. The natural beauty of Wayanad, situated among the green mountains of the Western Ghats, is still in its ancient form. The beauty that affects this place is like the food for your hungry eyes. It is no surprise then that tourists come from Wayanad every year far away. At this place the corporate world also come in large numbers to relax and refresh during the weekend. Wayanad is actually an ideal place to search for peace and satisfaction, otherwise it has lost its life as of nowadays.

Today, this place boasts of scenic views, beautiful mountain slopes, sub-tropical savannas, aromatic flora, dense forests, and a rich cultural history. However, Wayanad also welcomed modernism with open arms. Among the jungles there are many great resorts, which offer Ayurvedic massage and relaxing spa, in which tired tourists can tone up their mind and body. Therefore, it would be fair to say that Wayanad is a place where the confluence of modern facilities and tradition makes one realize the non-forgetful experience in life.



Best Time To Visit Wayanad


Wayanad in Summer (March-May)

Wayanad is hot in summer and the temperature in the day can reach 37 degrees Celsius. For this reason, it is impossible to get out and you will not be able to enjoy the excursions. However, due to the slow wind blowing from evening till night, the weather becomes very pleasant. Summer in Wayanad lasts from March to May.


Wayanad in Monsoon (June-September)

Between June and September, there is heavy rainfall in Wayanad. Due to heavy rains at this place, the life span becomes busy due to rain. These days the temperature drops to 25 degree Celsius but tourism is not possible due to torrential rainfall and intense winds. Wayanad falls in the southwest and north-eastern monsoons.


Wayanad in Winter (December-February)

Winters in Wayanad live from the beginning of December to mid-February. These days, the temperature ranges from 18 C to 28 C. The days are pleasant, while the evening cools down. Nights are cool in winter, so you will need a light jacket or a woolen shawl.



How To Reach Wayanad


1). By Flight

The nearest airport to Wayanad is Kozhikode. Kozhikode is about 75 kilometers from Kalpett and 100 kilometers from Wayanad. After leaving the airport, you can rent a taxi to Wayanad. You get 1000-1500 for the taxi May fall. You can also take an interstate bus that will take you to Wayanad.


2). By Road

Wayanad is well connected to other cities by national highways. There are major crossroads from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty and Myanmar to Wayanad. However, you should take food items with you, because Wayanad does not have much snack house for 100 kilometers. Also, fill the tank of gasoline in your car and fill it in the middle, because there is no more petrol pump in Wayanad.


3). By Train

Kozhikode railway station is the closest station of Wayanad and the train stops at several major districts and cities before reaching Kozhikode. Kozhikode railway station is very well connected to the rest of India. After landing at Kozhikode station, you can rent a taxi or you can reach Wayanad by sitting in a state transport bus.




Top Places in Wayanad


1). Pookot Lake, Wayanad

Pukoot Lake (or Lake Pukod) is a freshwater lake in Wayanad. This lake is situated between the thick forest and is one of the famous picnic sites in Kerala. You can sit on the banks of the lake and spend hours waiting for the panoramic views or you can rent a yacht and go to boating along with your family. Shri Narayan Ashram is situated at a distance from the lake. Spend some time here to relax your body and mind. The peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty of the ashram will fill your mind with happiness and you will forget all your problems.



2) Chain Tree, Wayanad

Chain Tree is a popular tourist spot in Wayanad because it has an interesting story associated with it. There is a huge Nandi tree which draws tourists from all over the world. There is such a legend that an English engineer, a local guide, helped with the help of Corinth, reaching Wayanad crossing the difficult mountain roads.

After reaching Wayanad the engineer killed the guide because he wanted to take credit for the discovery of this place. After this the guide's spirit began to intimidate the travelers who came here. Then a priest used his powers to bind the soul to this tree by chain and hence the name of this tree was called Chen tree. Even today a chain hangs out of the Nandi tree. This chain attracts thousands of visitors every year.



3). Wayanad Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad

Banasur Sagar Dam is located 21 km from the city of Kalpett, and is built on a river of Kabini river. The construction of this dam is done according to the Banasur Sagar project. This project started in 1979. This project was primarily done for regular water supply for those areas where there was a situation of drought during the summer.

The Banasura dam is the largest of India and the second largest dam in Asia. This tie is made very strong by using stones and rocks. These islands offer beautiful views of the Bayanasur hills. Many people use this dam to climb the beautiful mountains of the Western Ghats. Therefore, this dam is a big attraction among tourists especially foreign tourists.



4).Kuruva Islannd, Wayanad

Kuruwa is a river delta located on the Kabini river. This is an important river of Wayanad district. Like all the evergreen trees are exploding in Delta, which builds the Kuruvah island. On this island you can see different varieties of flora and fauna.Kuruwa Island is home to some rare species of birds. You can see many attractive herbs and orchids growing here. This island is very popular among tourists who want to discover the abundance of nature. The richness of nature found on the island of Kuruvah brings tourists from all over the world.



5). Phantom Rock, Wayanad

Phantom Rock is located in the beautiful Wayanad city and all tourists visiting Wayanad must watch it. The structure of this hive is naturally like a scalp. Local people call it 'gangerimala'. People of all ages would like to see this rock. It is a beautifully carved scalp and hence its name is 'Phantam Rock'. The Phantom Rock is located in a place that makes it ideal for trekking and camping. However, you should take the goods with you and also know the way to this place.




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