When you think Vythiri, think luxury. This popular hill station in Kerala has many luxurious tree house resorts for a relaxing holiday and is home to sprawling pepper, tea, coffee, rubber and cardamom plantations. The freshwaters lakes of Karalad and Pookot add to to scenery of this magical land. Spending time idly, gazing at the beauty around, angling or boating here is just what you could want on a lazy day. An upward journey through the winding roads of Vythiri will take you to Lakkidi, a corridor in the Thamarassery Ghat pass. Consider staying at the Vythiri Resort in Lakkidi for the mesmerising views it has to offer. You might also want to consider a full day hike to the towering Chembra peak for distant views of the lofty peaks. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Vythiri and must be considered if wildlife enthuses you. The mysterious story of the Chain Tree has several local legends associated with it and you can drop by if you want to know more about the tribal life. Do taste the walnut cakes at Vythiri and take back as much as possible for you will certainly want more.
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Banasura Sagar Dam
Just at the foothills of the Banasura Hills is the famous Banasura Sagar Dam. This dam is found at a distance of 21 kilometres from Kalpeta. The second largest dam in all of Asia, the structure is made up of huge boulders. The water comes from a tributary of the River Kabini. The beauty of this place attracts many tourists, Indian and as well as foreigners. The Banasura Hills make for an awesome backdrop and one has the option of going on a trek while on a visit here. Boating rides are held and one should make it a point to enjoy this facility.