Perched like a bastion on the southwestern perimeter of the Deccan Plateau, Wayanad is a hilly Keralan district canopied by a lush forest throughout its undulating terrain. With the Western Ghats flanking one side of this region, Wayanad gives you the perfect blend of tea plantations, rolling green hills, lofty peaks, picturesque dammed lakes, a variety of fauna, and even some prehistoric caves.
The 3 main towns of the district are Kalpetta, Sultan Bathery, and Mananthavady.
How to get there
Kozhikode (Calicut) is the closest city with an airport that has flights from all major parts of India along with some Middle Eastern hubs too, as well as a rail-head which is well-connected to many cities including Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Wayanad is a 3-hour drive from Kozhikode, and can also be accessed by bus from cities like Bangalore, Kochi and Mangalore.
Here’s how to cover the most interesting parts of this beautiful district in just a day. So, get ready for a jam-packed 24 hours!