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    Best time to Visit Wayanad Waynad: Whole Year

    Category : Nature Explorer: Caves Exploration,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront,Hill Station
    Leisure: Leisure

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Wayanad has turned out be a popular weekend destination with its dotting wildlife, enchanting waterfalls, historical caves and numerous resorts and home stays options.

    This striking hill station of Kerala, is completely green with hilly ranges and wildlife.

    Part of a forest reserve, Wayanad is located on the border of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. 

    The place gets its name from two local words, ‘Vayal' meaning ‘paddy field’ and 'Naad' meaning ‘land’ combining to form ‘Wayanad’ or 'The Land of Paddy Fields’. 


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    Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary / Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

    Entry Fees :₹ 100 Time To Visit :7.00 AM - 5.30 PM

    The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between Muthanga and Tholpetty, is popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Muthanga is located at around 16 km from Sulthan Bathery. Muthanga is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Spotted dear, bison, cheetah, wild bear are some animals you would spot during your safari at this sanctuary. This sanctuary is close to Bandipur Tiger Reserve of Karnataka.
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      Edakkal Caves

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      Edakkal Caves are beautiful, remote caves in isolated location of Edakkal. These caves are famous for its exquisite rock and wall carvings. It measures 96 ft long and 22 ft wide. The carvings on the caves are estimated to be as old as 5000 BC to 1000 BC. The narrow openings of the caves and uphill climb, makes it an adventurous activity to explore these huge caves.
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        Phantom Rock

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        Phantom Rock is a rock shaped like a skull on Phantom.
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          Wayanad Heritage Museum

          Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :10 AM - 5 PM

          Wayanad Heritage Museum houses artefacts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal artefacts. This collection includes farming implements, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons. It also houses stone weapons, ancient terracotta and local art.
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            Neelimala Viewpoint

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            Neelimala Viewpoint provides spectacular views of the surrounding. One can watch the beautiful Meenmutty Waterfalls amidst luch greenery from this point.
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              Soochipara Waterfalls / Sentinel Rock Waterfalls

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              Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, surrounded by lush greenery.
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                Chembra Peak

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                Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayawad making it a perfect trekking spot. It is surrounded by lush greenery and one can reach the famous heart-shaped lake through this route. The peak provides stunning views of the adjoining Nilgiri Hills and Vellarimala Hills. One needs prior permission to trek here.
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                  Heart Lake

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                  Heart Lake is a major tourist attraction on the way to Chembra peak. The lake is the form of a heart shape and is believed to have never dried up. The shape of the lake is a result of natural rocks and grassy surroundings.
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                    Pookode Lake

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                    Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake in the middle of the lush green forests of Wayanad. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in its calm waters.
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                      Chain Tree

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                      Chain Tree is a popular tree in the locality, where it is believed that a spirit is chained up to the tree with a strong chain over it. There are many myths associated with this. According to one of the legends, the road on this curve was built by a foreign engineer but the route was given to him by a local tribal youth who was shot to death by the engineer. His spirit is said to have stuck to the tree causing many accidents on the hair pin curve. A local priest later chained the spirit to the tree with a chain over it.
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                        Banasura Sagar Dam

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                        Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. It is built on Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River. In the dam's reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. These islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view. Many people visit the place to go trekking at the Banasura Hill and for speed boating at Banasura Sagar Dam.
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                          Meenmutty Waterfalls

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                          Meenmutty Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall with the height of 300 metres. One has to hike for 2 kms to spot this beautiful large waterfall.
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                            Kuruvadweep

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                            Kuruva Dweep is popular among off beat travellers looking for peaceful place to hang out. The island is situated on the tributaries of river Kabani and is surrounded by a picturesque view of forests.
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                              By Air
                              Nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, at a distance of 61 km.

                              By  Train
                              Wayanad does not have an train station. Nearest option is Nilambur Road, at a distance of 51 km away.

                              By Road
                              You can easily get regular buses to Wayanad from nieghbouring cities.

                              Here are some important distances to Wayanad
                              Bangalore - 280 kms 
                              Kochi/Cochin - 270 kms
                              Bandipur - 89 kms
                              Ooty - 109 km
                              Mysore - 167 km