Local AttractionsEveryone from India as well as abroad is aware with the fact that Wayanad is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Kerala. Given the fact that it is rich in natural settings, flora and fauna, stunning terrains, water falls, sceneries… Eco-tourism is working hands on to preserve the Nature and the green environs to sustain this fresh, clean, wild and peaceful elements. Nestled on top of the Western Ghats, Wayanad has a lot number of tourist attractions, especially it is ideal for Nature lovers. It offers many options to be one with the wilderness such as trekking, bird watching, camping in woods, jungle safari, boating and so on. In fact, people who are looking for some romance, mostly opt for honeymoon packages in Wayanad.
Here we have covered few tourist attractions in Wayanad for which people from across the globe come down to see and enjoy.
Pookote Lake (0.5 KM)
A world of tranquillity awaits you here. The calm, peaceful and lovely settings of this fresh water lake would do wonders on your mind. A favourite tourist spot for families and couples ideally, it encompasses many recreational facilities such as boating service, children’s park, aquarium, gift shop and so on.
Situated on the Kabani River in the outskirts of Wayanad, this is a paradise for Nature lovers that one must not miss to visit. You can completely be one with the natural elements here since it hasrich greenery andserenitythat will make you forget the madness of the city life.
Edakkal Cave (27 KM)
Go back in time by visiting this magnificent God’s creation. Edakkal Caves attracts people who are interested in archaeology or history. But for others it is simply awe inspiring and the right place to imagine about the bygone Stone Age era.
Banasura Sagar Dam (28 KM)
Get to enjoy this eco-friendly tourist destination that oozes beauty in every way. Watch over multiple islands spread across the glistening waters of the reservoir while you walk hand in hand with your loved one across the expanse of this dam.
Soojipara Falls (22 KM)
Surrounded by lush green terrains, this place is ideal for having fun with family and friends by playing in the pools of running water that comes down from this falls, which is also popularly called as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls.
Meenmutty Falls (29 KM)
Truly a heavenly experience when you are here. Marvel at the white, gushing waterfalls that comes a height of 300 metres, running down over three tiers. It is simply a sight to behold!
Tholpetty Wildlife (75 KM)
Located on the outskirts of Coorg, Karnataka, this beautiful place is said to be a house of many endangered species. Besides elephants, malabar squirrel, bison, sambar deer, one can get lucky to sight tigers, panthers or macaques in this region.
Pakshipathalam (72 KM)
A sleepy yet scenic town situated in northeast of Thirunelli, is a haven densely populated with different variety of birds. It is quite ideal for trekking or nature walks and to watch the rich flora and fauna on the way.
Bandipur National Park (85 KM)
Well-protected area by the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, it was actually a private hunting area for the Maharajas of Mysore in olden days. Now the park is mainly looked up for being a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It is indeed rich in wildlife and is a popular tourist destination that attracts people from far and wide.
Nagerhole National Park (82 KM)
Spread expansively over 643 Sq.Km in close proximity of the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, this place is quite rich in wildlife along with lush green hills and stunning valleys. If luck shines, one can get to see elephants, tiger, bear, hyena, barking deer, antelope, and many other wild animals.
Thirunelli Temple (80 KM)
If you are looking for solitude with a spiritual twist, then this temple will help you to achieve it. A very ancient temple, it is also referred as Dakshina Kashi and is an authentic, traditional Kerala-style temple having rare paintings on its walls. After paying obeisance to the deity here, one can trek down from here to take a holy dip in the lovely and gentle spring, Papanashini, which is believed to wash off one’s sins.
Muthanga Wildlife (43 KM)
If you are a nature lover, then surely you would love the idea of getting face to face with the wild animals and birds of Wayanad. Being part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, it offers tourists a chance to sight upon elephant herds, deers, leopards and other animals through jeep safari.
Chembra Peak (15 KM)
Hailed as the tallest peak in Wayanad, it is best place to enjoy stunning sceneries. Be ready to get mesmerised with breathtaking views spread all around here.