Wayanad Attractions

Soochipara Waterfall

The Soochipara Waterfall, also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfall, is a three-tiered waterfall located in Vellarimala village about 13km from the town of Meppadi in Wayanad.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves certainly top the list of must see destinations for anyone who visits Wayanad. The caves are located 1,200 metres above sea level on Ambukuthi Mala 25km from Kalpetta, 12km from Sulthan Bathery, and just 3km away from Ambalavayal. They lie beside an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast.

Meenmutty Falls – A Trekker’s Paradise

The Meenmutty Waterfall is located in the middle of a lush, moist, tropical forest, off the Ooty Road, around 29 kilometers from Kalpetta in Wayanad district of Kerala. The largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad, Meenmutty is a three-tiered fall. The water plunges down from about 300 meters in three stages, and all the three stages require separate treks.

Trekking to Pakshipathalam in Wayanad

Pakshipathalam in Wayanad is a good place if you love to go on trekking tours. Walking through the steep trail, the trek offers some spectacular views that will definitely leave you in awe. Situated at an altitude of 1740m, it is a major eco-tourism centre and a challenging venue for any adventure seeking tourist.

Pookote Lake – An Ideal Picnic Spot

A must visit destination on your tour of Wayanad, Pookote Lake is a stunning location. This small, natural fresh water lake, about 3 kilometers from Vythiri town is undoubtedly the most beautiful and frequented tourist spot in the whole of Wayanad.

Jain Temples of Wayanad

The Jain temples of Wayanad are a major tourist attraction. Jainism which shares with Hinduism the concepts of nirvana and reincarnation, first arrived in Kerala around the 3rd century BC.

Spiritual Sojourn in Thirunelli

Known as the Kashi of the South, the Maha Vishnu Temple in Thirunelli, about 32 km from the Manathavadi town of Wayand, is known for rituals performed to propitiate the souls of ancestors.

Banasura Sagar: India’s Largest Earthen Dam

The Banasura Sagar Dam, located 21 km from Kalpetta, is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. It is created by impounding the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River.

The Chain Tree of Lakkidi, Wayanad

The legendary Chain Tree of Lakkidi is a large ficus tree standing by the wayside at this beautiful tourist spot in Wayanad around 15kms from Kalpetta.

The Rumbling Lure of the Waterfalls of Wayanad

Kerala’s charming natural beauty has lured nature lovers from across the globe. Wayanad district in northern Kerala has been specially blessed. The scintillating beauty of Wayanad with its undulating hills decked in green, unmolested by the menace of mass tourism and brimming with a wide range of flora and fauna is truly appealing to any lover of Nature.

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