Wayanad had always been on my bucket list. Infact, I really wanted to see and explore the wonders of Kerala ever since I came here down south to Bangalore.
The state of Kerala is not far from Bangalore and the drive is pretty scenic and not to be missed during the monsoon season.
Since 2nd of September was a holiday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the long weekend and try to explore the Wayanad district.
Now the state of Kerala had been recovering from the heavy rains and floods, which almost made us cancel our trip. But after a couple of reassurances from the locals, we finally went on with our trip.
We started in the early hours, around 6:00am to beat the traffic on the Mysore road.
We took a halt at the famous Kamat Lokaruchi restaraunt for breakfast and head off for Wayanad via Mysore-Gundlupet-Bandipur route.
There is another route which goes through Gudalur and Mudumalai as well, but that adds up an additional hour to the trip. And since I was the only driver in the group, I decided to minimize the travel time.
Just before the Bandipur National Park, where we spotted huge fields of marigold and we had to stop there.