Itinerary for a weekend trip to Wayanad from Bangalore

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The distance from Bangalore to Wayanad is 270 Kms approximately. The best time to visit Wayanad is in the month of July/August when the monsoon subsides, giving it a lush green panorama. I still remember the first time I went there, I fell in love with the beautiful tea plantation and trek to Chembra peak also called as the heart-shaped lake. There are many trekking opportunities in Wayanad if you are game for a little adventure.

Let me now jump straight to how my itinerary looks like:

Day 1: Start early, say at around 5 AM to avoid peak hour traffic. You could stop at Lokaruchi Kamat for a grand breakfast in a cozy set-up.

Once you reach Wayanad, take your time to settle in the resort of your choice (I had the opportunity to stay at http://www.vythiriresort.com/, which is a bit expensive but promises a glimpse of heaven). I always prefer to enjoy day-1 in the resort itself to do justice to the money I pay for accommodation, unless you are an avid user of bed & breakfast type places. The second time, however, I planned my stay at http://edakkal.com/, to ensure that I could make use of my Day 1 by walking up to the Edakkal caves close-by (for more details about them, visit http://www.keralatourism.org/wayanad/edakkal-caves-ambukuthi-hills.php).

Day 2: Get out of bed early to trek to Chembra peak which usually takes 2-3 hrs time (especially if you halt frequently to admire the lush green beauty around). Ensure you are back from the peak by 11 am to avoid the heat. Pick a nice restaurant for lunch and enjoy your hearty meal (I usually google best places to eat in 'XYZ' and take a decision based on my gut feeling).

Post lunch, you could head towards Soochippara Falls or Karapuzha dam depending on how much time you have by your side.

And now it is time to head home, as it was only a quick trip. You might want to come back again on another weekend to explore further.

Disclaimer: Information given here (like name of resorts and attractions) by no means be considered as commercial promotion of any sort, rather is solely a suggestion based on personal choice/opinion. Stop for breakfast.

Stay near the caves

Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is one of the biggest earth dams in India. Scenic view of tea plantation

Heavenly resort!

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