Top Places to Visit in Wayanad - Kerala

by Hruday Chand - 2 years ago

Wayanad is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Also known as the 'Green Paradise' of Kerala. Wayanad is known for its rich tribal heritage, lush green forests, lakes and hill ranges. It is one of the biggest foreign exchange earners of the State, with its production of cash crops like pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea, spices and other condiments. Wayanad has pleasant weather throughout the year and is one of the popular destinations of Kerala Tourism. Wayanad Tourism is a mix of scenic beauty, Wildlife, adventures and waterfalls. Meenmutty Falls, Pookote Lake, Soochipara Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar dam, Chembra Peak and Lakkidi are the top places to visit in Wayanad. Best time to visit Wayanad is from September to May while the peak season is from October to March. Here are some top places to visit in Wayanad.

Pookote Lake

Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. It is one of the top places to visit in Wayanad and amongst pinnacle locations to go to in Kalpetta. The Panamaram flow, one of the primary tributaries of the Kabani River, originates from the Pookote Lake. The lake gives boating facility with pedal and row boats.


Lakkidi is a Hill Station often called as the gateway of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of about 700 m, Lakkidi is one of the places with highest rainfall in the India. Lakkidi View Point is one of the prime Wayanad tourist places to visit.  Lakkidi View Point offers beautiful views of the cliffs and valleys surrounding the region. 

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad & third highest peak in South India. Chembra Peak is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in the Western Ghats and is one of the popular trekking spot in the Wayanad. There is a heart shaped lake on the way to the top of Chembra Peak is the major attraction here. Chembra Peak trek is a challenging task and recommended for experienced trekkers. Prior permission is required from the Forest Range Office at Meppadi for trekking at Chembra Peak.

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam is an earthen dam built across the Karamanthodu River, a tributary of Kabani River, in Wayanad district of Kerala. It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest dam of its kind in Asia. Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the most popular tourist places in Wayanad and often represented in the promotion of Wayanad Tourism. The reservoir is dotted with a cluster of small size islands. These islands with the background of the Banasura hill provide a mesmerizing sight to the visitors. Speed boating is the favourite activity for visitors here.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara Waterfalls, also called as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is a beautiful waterfall amidst the thick forest of Wayanad near Meppadi town. It is one of the best waterfalls in South India and also among the most popular Wayanad tourist places. Soochipara is a 3 tiered waterfall, dropping from a height of about 200 m. The waterfall cascades down into a large pool and is a good place for swimming. The Sentinel Rock, a huge rock of about 200 m height, is an ideal place for rock climbing.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located on top of Ambukutty Mala in Wayanad. Lies at an altitude of over 4000 feet, Edakkal Caves are one of the popular places to visit in Wayanad. These caves are natural rock formations which were fashioned with the aid of a massive split in a huge rock and are well-known for its pictorial artwork belonged to the Neolithic Age relationship lower back to 6000 BC. The caves are accessible though narrow iron steps. 

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls is spectacular waterfalls located near Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. It is one of the excellent waterfalls in South India and a few of the first-rate locations to visit in Wayanad.It is a three tiered waterfall falling from a top of over 800 feet. It is a astounding waterfall situated inside thick woodland of Wayanad and it gives tremendous enjoy to the site visitors. The falls is located at the Wayanad - Ooty road and can be reached through a 2 km hike from the street.

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