Waynaad is a beautiful laid back place situated in the state of Kerala. You will hardly encounter the hustle and bustle of the city.
Around 40% of the area is covered with forests. It is a place for laid back travel and recreations. A good place for nature lovers and those seeking peace of mind. Places Id recommed: 1) Soochipara falls (beautiful drive, nice falls) 2) Pookat lake (peaceful lake) 3) Lakkidi view point (Misty view point, beware of monkeys!) 4) Banasura Sagar Dam (go early by 3pm for the motor boat ride) 5) Wild life safari (go early morning by 7am) 6) Irrupu falls (In coorg, but close to waynaad) 7) Eddakal caves (steep climb, worth the effort) 8) chembra Peak (Could not go as we had a small baby, it has a heart shaped lake on top)
There is much more to the Wayanad, Kerala area around Sulthan Bathery than at first meets the eye. There are wildlife parks and bush reserves with waterfalls all nearby.
Friendly, welcoming people outnumber the bus and truck horns (and that is not easy!). Even if it rains there is an air of magic around the forests where is not all that unusual to come across a small herd of elephant. While you could use the town as just a travel junction …think again. There actually is quite a bit to see and do here. Enjoy!
Wayanad is a huge place with lots of places to walk . you need to be fit and willing to spend about 3-5 days to visit all the places in wayanad.
it is good historic place having lot of old historic places like cave wild life jain tample and other places like dam boating etc
Wayanad is sort of a hill station, though you wont feel it when traveling from Bangalore. The other road from Calicut to Wayanad is a typical hill road with 9 hairpin bends.
It does not have a cool weather - visitors from Bangalore would start sweating through the day. There are a few trekking sites which we couldn't visit with our young kids, so I wont advice it for similar families. There are no children's park - which is a big disappointment. Shopping is not so great either.
Wayanad is a district in Kerala, in the hill ranges and is a very beautiful part of Kerala state. Full of mountains, tea, cardamom and coffee estates and very friendly people , holidays there are necessarily focused on relaxation and living with nature.
If you don't like the chirping of birds and the cacophony of crickets...don't go there !