Wayanad: Get wild, De-clutter & enjoy these addictive Hilly Rainforests
Got four days of vacation? Then pack your bags and head off to Wayanad for the holidays! We have plenty of reasons why you will love it. Add Wayanad to your lists of the most refreshing adventure escape destinations and see the difference. With Funday Holidays, you get to explore something beyond the normal. There are so many places, roads, waterfalls, and historical places in Wayanad that hold great stories of the past. Enjoy them safely with us and make sure to add them to your YouTube Travel vlogs and travel diaries too!
Wayanad is an ultimate fiesta for the mind and the soul and this divine place lies amongst the hilly terrains of the Western Ghats. The tourist destination is well known for its misty mornings, serene tea plantations, and snap-worthy hills. It would be good to Google around to check about the Cheengari Rock Adventure Center and the Edakkal Caves. Naturally, as per geological research, they have resulted from the natural split of a really enormous rock giving way to the formation of caves and rocky divisions.
Expect your excitement levels to soar high as natural flora and fauna settings that are well preserved by the citizens and the government of Kerala can be relay uplifting. Quite a sight that won't be fulfilled in this literary flow of thoughts.
The people live a very simple life and tourists are most welcome here. Their hospitality is one of a kind and you can get to try the local cuisine, culture, handicrafts and even their herbal plants can be purchased right from the local people. For those who have developed a fondness for trekking and camping trips, Wayanad is a great option. Not only is it easily accessible from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, but since it lies at the border of Kerala, the roadways are excellent on this route. Plus, there are budget-friendly and luxurious resorts that serve up homely food, and you can spend time with the locals knowing about the place better.
Venturing into the natural landscapes is enlightening as there are many trekking routes. The beauty of how the tiny hills, lofty mountains, green valleys, and thickly populated forests merge with each other is a walk you need to experience. If the Western Ghats is noted for its natural glory, hats off to the vibrancy diversity that Wayanad has to offer.
Moving forward, read as we explain how we take you through the four-day trip that will showcase every corner of Wayanad. So, come along with us!
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1. Explore Pookote Lake, Lakkidi View Point, Banasura Sagar Dam
Once you arrive in Kozhikode, at the railway station, or at the Kozhikode airport, our guide will escort you to Wayanad. There, you will check into the Pre-booked hotel, get fresh, and have breakfast. Once you are ready to travel, we will take you for a sightseeing session at the Banasura Sagar Dam. It is noted to be the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. So, why not start off from such a breathtaking spot? Later on, we can begin the small hikes across the surrounding scenic mountains.
After the hikes, tread over to the gurgling waters of Pookote Lake. This is a freshwater lake and strategically flowing across the lush forests. For artists, grab your pens, and canvas to capture this scenic view. It flows across mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. By early sunset, we will take you to the Lakkidi View Point. It is considered the iconic getaway point of Wayanad. From here, enjoy the view of the serpentine routes at the Thamarassery Ghat Pass and the magnetic hairpin curves of the location. Since Lakkidi is at the crest of the Pass, everything can be viewed easily. After that, we can descend and move to the hotel, where you get to have dinner and the rest of the night.
2. Capturing wildlife moments at Kuruva Island, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, and get blessed at the Thirunelli Temple, Pazhashy’s Tomb
On the second day, after breakfast at the hotel, the sightseeing session will be planned at the Kuruva Islands. These are small, isolated islands that are located on tributaries of River Kabani. A must-visit place is the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and if you are lucky, you will get to click a few wild elephants going on their usual strolls. Apart from that, the forests are home to bison, deer, tigers, monkeys, giant squirrels, leopards, and a range of other animals.
Pay a visit to the famous Thirunalli Temple (one of the most ancient temples in India), as it is known to yield good results for one's prayers. People take part in rituals that enrich and guide their lives right from birth to the last day of life. Mythology reveals that the temple was the holy place where the Prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. The religious local folks also refer to the place as the ”Sahyamala Kshetram” and ”Kashi of the South”. Get your chance to get embalmed with the divine vibes that linger in the temple. Last, you should have a glimpse of the famous Pazhashy's Tomb, a venue of the historical triumph of a leader who fought for Kerala.
3. Trip to Chembra Peak, and Soochipara WaterFalls
After a good night's rest, on Day 3, enjoy breakfast, and let's head off the Chembra Peak. Climb up one of the highest peaks in Wayanad, and take your puff of fresh air. As you reach the peak (approximately 4 kilometers), be in awe to find a heart-shaped lake. This happens to be a hot tourist attraction for people around the world.
Then we will be moving on, to the Soochippara Waterfalls, a naturally created three-tiered waterfall surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen, and Montane forests. The name was derived from the local language which goes like this: “Soochi ” meaning”Needle “ and”Para “ meaning”Rock “. So, with the needle-like water drops from the rocks, this name suits this wonderful sight. Then after this visit, head back to the ho9tel, for an overnight stay at the hotel.
4. Spending time at the Eadakal Caves & Karapuzha Dam
On the last day, you ought to spike up your energy with a classic breakfast at the hotel. Then head to the Eadakal caves, a historic location where you get to see fantastic pictorial writings inscribed since the 6000 BC ages. After that, enjoy the Karapuzha Dam, known to be the First Irrigation project taken up in Wayanad District. It is set up at 780 m above sea level and nestled partially among submerged hills. This has helped to form green islands that have enabled the breeding and preservation of aquatic birds.
By evening, the tourism trip will come to an end. We will be helping you return to Kozhikode so that you can move on with the rest of your travel plans.