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Sightseeing

Enjoy a family picnic in the beautiful surroundings of the Banasura Sagar Dam site! The largest earth dam in India, Banasura Sagar Dam also has boating facilities available.
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Banasura Sagar Dam
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Enjoy a family picnic in the beautiful surroundings of the Banasura Sagar Dam site! The largest earth dam in India, Banasura Sagar Dam also has boating facilities available.
If you are an adventure enthusiast you can go on a thrilling trip to Chembra Peak, the highest peak in Wayanad. A place of immense natural beauty, the views from the top are just amazing!
Chembra Peak
If you are an adventure enthusiast you can go on a thrilling trip to Chembra Peak, the highest peak in Wayanad. A place of immense natural beauty, the views from the top are just amazing!
Peace and solitude prevail over the Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island! It comprises a cluster of islands over the middle of the Kabini River in Wayanad. You can see rare species of trees & attractive Bamboo bridges here.
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Kuruvadweep
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Peace and solitude prevail over the Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island! It comprises a cluster of islands over the middle of the Kabini River in Wayanad. You can see rare species of trees & attractive Bamboo bridges here.
Check out the gorgeous Pookode Lake in Wayanad! The beautiful freshwater lake is nestled in the evergreen forest of the western Ghats. Spread over 13 acres, the Pookode Lake is one of the most preferred picnic spots in Wayanad.
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Pookode Lake
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Check out the gorgeous Pookode Lake in Wayanad! The beautiful freshwater lake is nestled in the evergreen forest of the western Ghats. Spread over 13 acres, the Pookode Lake is one of the most preferred picnic spots in Wayanad.
The green environs of the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary welcome you to a fabulous time. The rainforest rich in flora and fauna connects Nagarhole and Bandipur parks in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.
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The green environs of the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary welcome you to a fabulous time. The rainforest rich in flora and fauna connects Nagarhole and Bandipur parks in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.
If you are interested in Archeology, Edakkal Cave is the place for you! It is the only known place in India with Stone Age carvings belonging to the Neolithic and Mesolithic ages.
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Edakkal Caves
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If you are interested in Archeology, Edakkal Cave is the place for you! It is the only known place in India with Stone Age carvings belonging to the Neolithic and Mesolithic ages.
Get ready to be amazed by the Soochipara or the Sentinel Rock waterfalls in Wayanad. A picturesque attraction of Wayanad, it is a visual treat for the eyes to see the rich flora and fauna surrounding it.
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Soochipara Waterfalls
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Get ready to be amazed by the Soochipara or the Sentinel Rock waterfalls in Wayanad. A picturesque attraction of Wayanad, it is a visual treat for the eyes to see the rich flora and fauna surrounding it.

Neighborhoods

The all season attractive weather, greenery and the terrain of this place makes Vythiri a major tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists from all parts of the world visits and stays in Vythiri to enjoy the beauty of Vythiri and other tourist destinations in Wayanad. Vythiri is 66 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest.
Vythiri
The all season attractive weather, greenery and the terrain of this place makes Vythiri a major tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists from all parts of the world visits and stays in Vythiri to enjoy the beauty of Vythiri and other tourist destinations in Wayanad. Vythiri is 66 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest.
The village Kunnathidavaka is located in Vythiri Taluk of Wayanad District. It is governed by Vythiri Gram Panchayat. It comes under Kalpetta Community Development Block. The nearest town is Kalpetta, which is about 10 Kms away from Kunnathidavaka. Kunnathidavaka is 71 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Kunnathidavaka
The village Kunnathidavaka is located in Vythiri Taluk of Wayanad District. It is governed by Vythiri Gram Panchayat. It comes under Kalpetta Community Development Block. The nearest town is Kalpetta, which is about 10 Kms away from Kunnathidavaka. Kunnathidavaka is 71 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Pookode is a village in Vythiri Taluk in Wayanad district of Kerala State in India. Pookode is known for Pookode Lake and as the headquarters of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Pookode is situated in the southwest region of Wayanad district, about 14 Km away from district headquarters Kalpetta. It lies on the Kozhikode - Mysore National Highway NH 766 (old NH 212) between Kozhikode and Kalpetta. Pookode is 58 Km from Kozhikode and is adjacent to the gateway of Wayanad, Lakkidi. Next to Pookode on the NH766 is Vythiri town. Pookode is well connected by road. Frequent buses are available from Kozhikode and Kalpetta. Nearest railway station is Kozhikode at a distance of 58 Km. Calicut International Airport at Karipur is located 86 Km away from Pookode.
Pookode
Pookode is a village in Vythiri Taluk in Wayanad district of Kerala State in India. Pookode is known for Pookode Lake and as the headquarters of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Pookode is situated in the southwest region of Wayanad district, about 14 Km away from district headquarters Kalpetta. It lies on the Kozhikode - Mysore National Highway NH 766 (old NH 212) between Kozhikode and Kalpetta. Pookode is 58 Km from Kozhikode and is adjacent to the gateway of Wayanad, Lakkidi. Next to Pookode on the NH766 is Vythiri town. Pookode is well connected by road. Frequent buses are available from Kozhikode and Kalpetta. Nearest railway station is Kozhikode at a distance of 58 Km. Calicut International Airport at Karipur is located 86 Km away from Pookode.
Kottappadi Part is a village near Meppadi in Wayanad district. Kottappadi Part is 85 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Kottappadi part
Kottappadi Part is a village near Meppadi in Wayanad district. Kottappadi Part is 85 Km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Lakkidi is a rain forest located in a gateway of the Wayanad district. During British Raj, a horse track in Wayanad attracted European investors and traders. They cultivated Malabar Pepper, spices, tea, and coffee. National Highway 766 connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore, creating business opportunities in tourism and agriculture. Lakkidi is surrounded by a biodiverse environment and unspoiled nature which attracts visitors interested in bird-watching, trekking, and off-roading. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is situated there. Lakkidi is situated at one of the highest locations in Wayanad, 700 metres (2,300 ft) above mean sea level, above Thamarassery ghat pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, 5 km from Lakkidi. Chain tree, Pookot Lake and a mile-long viewing side-walk are within five km. Pookot Lake is 3 km away from Lakkidi. From Kozhikode: Thamarassery–Lakkidi Ghat road, part of NH 212, connects Kozhikode and the rest of Kerala, south of Kozhikode with Wayanad.
Lakkidi
Lakkidi is a rain forest located in a gateway of the Wayanad district. During British Raj, a horse track in Wayanad attracted European investors and traders. They cultivated Malabar Pepper, spices, tea, and coffee. National Highway 766 connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore, creating business opportunities in tourism and agriculture. Lakkidi is surrounded by a biodiverse environment and unspoiled nature which attracts visitors interested in bird-watching, trekking, and off-roading. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is situated there. Lakkidi is situated at one of the highest locations in Wayanad, 700 metres (2,300 ft) above mean sea level, above Thamarassery ghat pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, 5 km from Lakkidi. Chain tree, Pookot Lake and a mile-long viewing side-walk are within five km. Pookot Lake is 3 km away from Lakkidi. From Kozhikode: Thamarassery–Lakkidi Ghat road, part of NH 212, connects Kozhikode and the rest of Kerala, south of Kozhikode with Wayanad.
Chundale is a village in Wayanad district. Chundale is located near Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad. Chundale is 69 km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Chundale
Chundale is a village in Wayanad district. Chundale is located near Kalpetta, the district headquarters of Wayanad. Chundale is 69 km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest. The nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Bangalore and Calicut.
Meppadi is a village in Wayanad district. It is an extremely scenic hill station on the State Highway between Kozhikode and Ooty. The nearest city is Kalpetta, which is the headquarters of Wayanad. Meppadi is 12 km from Kalpetta town in the Wayanad District. It is 78 km from Kozhikode (Calicut), 106 km from Ooty, and 281 km from Bangalore.
Meppadi
Meppadi is a village in Wayanad district. It is an extremely scenic hill station on the State Highway between Kozhikode and Ooty. The nearest city is Kalpetta, which is the headquarters of Wayanad. Meppadi is 12 km from Kalpetta town in the Wayanad District. It is 78 km from Kozhikode (Calicut), 106 km from Ooty, and 281 km from Bangalore.
Kalpetta is the largest town and municipality in the Wayanad district. Kalpetta is the headquarters of Wayanad district as well as the headquarters of Vythiri Taluk. It is a bustling town surrounded by dense coffee and tea plantations and mountains. Kalpetta has very good road connectivity with the rest of Kerala and neighbouring South Indian cities. NH766 connects Kalpetta with Kozhikode and Mysore. State Highways connect Kalpetta with Ooty in Tamil Nadu and Madikeri in Karnataka. En route to Mysore on NH 766, past Wayanad district boundary, which is also the Kerala state boundary, NH 766 passes through Bandipur National Park. There is a night traffic ban imposed on this stretch since 2009. The alternate road to take is, leave NH 766 at Kalpetta and proceed to Mysore through Mananthavady, Kutta, Gonikkopal, and Hunsur. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 100  km from Kalpetta. Kannur international airport is 110 km from Kalpetta.
Kalpetta
Kalpetta is the largest town and municipality in the Wayanad district. Kalpetta is the headquarters of Wayanad district as well as the headquarters of Vythiri Taluk. It is a bustling town surrounded by dense coffee and tea plantations and mountains. Kalpetta has very good road connectivity with the rest of Kerala and neighbouring South Indian cities. NH766 connects Kalpetta with Kozhikode and Mysore. State Highways connect Kalpetta with Ooty in Tamil Nadu and Madikeri in Karnataka. En route to Mysore on NH 766, past Wayanad district boundary, which is also the Kerala state boundary, NH 766 passes through Bandipur National Park. There is a night traffic ban imposed on this stretch since 2009. The alternate road to take is, leave NH 766 at Kalpetta and proceed to Mysore through Mananthavady, Kutta, Gonikkopal, and Hunsur. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 100  km from Kalpetta. Kannur international airport is 110 km from Kalpetta.
Sultan Bathery, formerly known as Ganapathyvattam is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, near the borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. It is The largest town in Wayanad district, it is the headquarters of Sultan Bathery taluk. The place came to be known by its new name after the Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan invaded the region and used the Jain Temple located here as a battery. Sultan Bathery has very good road connectivity with south Indian states. The major Road is NH 766 connected to Mysore, Bangalore and Kozhikode, two State highways connected to Ooty and Coimbatore and a state highway connected to Mangalore, Kannur, Thalassery and Kasaragod. Sulthan Bathery is the biggest transport hub of Wayanad district. It is located near the border with the Karnataka state. There is a major Kerala Transport Depot in Sultan Bathery. Most of the long-distance buses to Kozhikode, Ooty and Bangalore start from this depot. The town also has two smaller bus stations for local travellers. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi. The nearest railway stations are at Mysore and Calicut. The nearest airports are at Mysore, Calicut and Kannur.
Sultan Bathery
Sultan Bathery, formerly known as Ganapathyvattam is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, near the borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. It is The largest town in Wayanad district, it is the headquarters of Sultan Bathery taluk. The place came to be known by its new name after the Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan invaded the region and used the Jain Temple located here as a battery. Sultan Bathery has very good road connectivity with south Indian states. The major Road is NH 766 connected to Mysore, Bangalore and Kozhikode, two State highways connected to Ooty and Coimbatore and a state highway connected to Mangalore, Kannur, Thalassery and Kasaragod. Sulthan Bathery is the biggest transport hub of Wayanad district. It is located near the border with the Karnataka state. There is a major Kerala Transport Depot in Sultan Bathery. Most of the long-distance buses to Kozhikode, Ooty and Bangalore start from this depot. The town also has two smaller bus stations for local travellers. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi. The nearest railway stations are at Mysore and Calicut. The nearest airports are at Mysore, Calicut and Kannur.
Mananthavady is a municipality and taluk in the Wayanad district. Mananthavady was a major British station during the colonial times, mostly for the spices it produced and the violent resistance leaders such as Pazhassi Raja put up. The nearest railway station is at Vatakara, 65 km (40 mi) away. A Thalassery–Manathavady–Mysore railway line is being planned. The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport at Mattannur, 66 km (41 mi) away. The Thalassery–Bavali Road passes through Mananthavady and is the town's main road, allowing connection to Mysore, Karnataka. The road to Mysore through Nagarhole National Park has been declared a National Highway by the central government; it is parallel to the Kabini Road, night travel in this road is regulated so that the road is closed from 6PM to 6AM. The highway goes from Kainatty (at the junction of NH 212 to Mysore via Bavali, Jayapura. Another road permits access to Gonikoppal, Kodagu district, 60 km (37 mi) away via Kartikulam, Tholpetty forest, Kutta and Ponnampet.
Mananthavady
Mananthavady is a municipality and taluk in the Wayanad district. Mananthavady was a major British station during the colonial times, mostly for the spices it produced and the violent resistance leaders such as Pazhassi Raja put up. The nearest railway station is at Vatakara, 65 km (40 mi) away. A Thalassery–Manathavady–Mysore railway line is being planned. The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport at Mattannur, 66 km (41 mi) away. The Thalassery–Bavali Road passes through Mananthavady and is the town's main road, allowing connection to Mysore, Karnataka. The road to Mysore through Nagarhole National Park has been declared a National Highway by the central government; it is parallel to the Kabini Road, night travel in this road is regulated so that the road is closed from 6PM to 6AM. The highway goes from Kainatty (at the junction of NH 212 to Mysore via Bavali, Jayapura. Another road permits access to Gonikoppal, Kodagu district, 60 km (37 mi) away via Kartikulam, Tholpetty forest, Kutta and Ponnampet.

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How to Reach Wayanad

★By Train★ There is no railway station in Wayanad. Nearest railway station is Kozhikode/ Calicut Railway Station. There are frequent trains to Calicut from all major towns of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other Indian metro cities. From Calicut, you can get a cab or bus to Wayanad. ★By Road★ The hill station is well-connected to all major cities in South India by road like Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Trissur etc. ★Flight★ The nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International Airport, at 93 km from main town.
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Places to eat in Wayanad

Through quintessentially Malabari, Wayanad's food has a touch of colonial flavours and a lot of contemporary fusion, owing to its huge influx of tourist population. Explore some of these best-rated Wayanad restaurants: ✓ 1980's A Nostalgic Restaurant ✓ Wilton Hotel & Restaurant ✓ Jubilee Restaurant ✓ WMO Qatar Bakery & Restaurant ✓ Thoufeeque Hotel & Restaurant ✓ Café Rider's Lounge