Who doesn’t enjoy a weekend escape to a serene place, and if the place is God’s own Country, then undoubtedly you would enjoy the best weekend of your life. Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country, is a heaven on earth with the exotic weather, serene landscapes, and the rich wildlife; however, the best getaway for two days would be Wayanad- the Land of Paddy Fields.
Wayanad is UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts of rich wildlife sanctuary, relics of 5000 years old civilisation and the best place for tranquility as well as fun.
Situated 1200 meters above the sea level, Edakkal Cave is 25 km from Kalpetta and was discovered by a police officer in 1890. It is a popular spot for nature and adventure lovers.
The prehistoric carvings on the interiors of the caves are attractive view for historians and archeologists. As it is located on the Ambukuthi hill, the trekking experience and view from the top will be an enthralling experience.
Lakkidi View Point:
Want a breathtaking view of the mountains? Then Lakkidi view point is a recommended spot on your visit to Wayanad. The highest peak in Wayanad is about 5 km from Vythiri town and has dense vegetation and the best view of the exhilarating valleys and mountain ranges. Also known as the ‘Cherrapunji of Kerala’, Lakkidi view point will take you to a different world and the road trip to the view point would give you cherishing memories.
Banasura Sagar Dam:
This place is a must visit during your trip to Wayanad. Banasura Sagar dam is the largest earth dam in India and 2nd largest in the Asia. Located at the foot of the Banasura hills in Kalpetta, the uniqueness about the dam is the view of islands in the dam’s reservoir which formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. The islands and Banasura hills is a spectacular treat to the eyes.
Also, if you are looking for adventure, you can enjoy trekking to the forests and a boat ride on the lake. The best time to visit the dam is from November to May.
The biggest waterfall of Wayanad, Meenmutty waterfall is a picturesque must visit place in Wayanad. The three stage falls is 300 meters long and the route to reach the waterfall is a 2 km trek in the dense forest of Wayanad. You can easily reach the falls from Ooty road and is located 29 kms from Kalpetta. Enjoy the trek and click amazing selfies and pictures with the waterfalls.
Experience an adrenaline rush mountaineering by climbing the tallest peak in the region-the Chembra Peak. It is located near Meppadi town, and it takes a day to complete the entire trekking. Also, the District Tourism Promotion Council provides facility to stay at the temporary camp on the Chembra peak. Also, the view from the peak would be visually arresting and definitely a memorable experience.
Just Imagine: amidst the evergreen forest a pristine fresh lake water spread with stunning blue lotus, blue water lilies and unique species of fish.
Did you find this amazing?
Then, welcome to the Pookode lake of Wayand which is 15 km from Kalpetta and provides boating facility, freshwater aquarium and other attractive spots to enjoy when you are here.
Muthanga wildlife sanctuary:
Kerala is home to flora and fauna, and visiting a wildlife sanctuary is a must in the travel agenda. Situated 16 km east of Sultan Bathery, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary is famous for the bamboo groves and the lush greenery which is the home to deer, wild elephants, cheetah and various other animals.
You can take a jeep safari ride and enjoy bird watching and spot various animals, or even enjoy the majestic elephant ride which is arranged by the forest department. To explore more Wildlife Destinations of India Click the link.
Weekend getaways are meant for tranquility and nothing can match the serene Kuruva Islands. A group of Islands of 950 acres is set in the middles of Kabini River.
The island is abode to unique and rare species of flora and fauna, and hence, the destination is an ideal spot for bird watchers. It is 30 km away from Kalpetta and is managed by the forest department of Kerala.
Another fascinating falls of Wayanad, the Soojipara falls meaning the Needle rocks as the falls come from a narrow opening. Enjoy a downhill trek of 2kms to reach the milky white falls which would be visually arresting and definitely give an exuberant feel.
In the hustle bustle of your life, there would be no time to view the glorious sunrise or sunset. So, take time during your stay at Wayand resorts and visit the Sunrise Valley, which promises to give you the best view of the sunrise and sunset amidst the spectacular scenery.
From the Valley you can even view the Meenmutty waterfall, which is at the distance from the viewpoint. Also experience the adventurous trekking and hiking to the Sunrise Valley which brings a rejoicing and rejuvenating feel. Pics are taken from Google images.
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