If you think beautiful landscapes, highlands and breathtaking backdrops are legacy of Northern India then I am sure you haven’t been introduced to the astonishing hill station of God's own country: WAYANAD, Kerala. Located near Kozhikode, Wayanad is a green paradise in the midst of western Ghats. Oct to May is the best time to visit this paradise and enjoy the nature and wildlife.
The best thing about Wayanad is accessibility. You don’t have to take long tiresome journey of Northern India and you save time and money both. Of course, there are other touristy hill stations in South like OOty, Coonor but we wanted to explore some offbeat place so that we can enjoy nature at its best without much human interventions. We planned our trip with our friends over the weekend. Our friends Tushara and Aakash are Keralite from Kochi but they haven’t explored this part of Kerala so they were equally excited .
How to reach: We took a KSRTC AC bus from Bangalore .It's 7 hours journey across 300 km. we took Bangalore - Mysore - Wayanad route. This is the most common route with plenty of sights enrooted. We started early morning from Bangalore and reached Wayanad bus stop by late afternoon. From there we took autorickshaw to reach our Hotel “The Kallat Hotel”. Our room was a 3 bhk apartment with all the facilities .The hotel is situated amidst green valley. We spotted coffee plantation all around the locality.
Evening we enjoyed the Bonfire and had dinner at a nearby local restaurant. The restaurant was nice but all the dished were misspelt on the menu card. we were bit skeptical but surprisingly the food was awesome. So we revisited this restaurant for next 2 days for dinner.
Note: The City sleeps early. By 9.00 pm all the shop and restaurant are closed, so plan accordingly.