8 Reasons to make Wayanad your next Backpacking

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Overview

Wayanad is a naturally beautiful place with simple yet stunning landscapes. This beautiful land has the fragrance of tea estates, green meadows, mist, rich valleys, and evergreen forests. Wayanad’s immense beauty adds a cherry on the cake of Kerala’s beauty.

 

The natural beauty includes everything from waterfalls to rivulets, huge deodars to fragrant tea plantations, tangled jungles, evergreen landscapes, and wild animals like bison, bears, elephants, and even leopards.

 

If you are planning to go on a trip to Waynad, then be prepared to witness the beauty of Wayanad and the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The night skies are astonishing and offer the most spectacular views.

 

You can also try Makalidurga Trek, which is best for you and your family.

How to Reach Wayanad

From Banglore, there are almost 9  direct busses to Wayanad. To reach Wayanad it takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes in total. The flight takes about two hours and 55 minutes and is the fastest way from Banglore to Wayanad.

 

Wayanad is located in northeastern Kerela. Wayanad is a small town and is easily accessible to all. If you are not taking a road trip from Banglore to Wayanad, you may need to change from a bus to a train or you can also try the combination of train and bus, auto or taxi and bus, and so on.

Wayanad your next backpacking destination!

Wayanad is an astonishingly beautiful place to visit. Let’s have a look at 8 reasons why you should make Wayanad your next backpacking.

  • The Chembra Peak Trek
  • Explore the Edakkal Caves
  • Sunset at the Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Hike through the Meenmutty Falls
  • Rock climbing at the Soochipara Falls
  • Row in the Pookode Lake
  • Walk through the Chembra Tea Estate
  • Thusharagiri Trek

 

The Chembra Peak Trek

Chembra trek is a beautiful trekking journey about 14km long and takes about 6 hours to reach the destination. The journey takes you through the beautiful forests and grasslands of the western ghats. You will also come across splendid lakes, one among which is heart-shaped, the love lake of Kerela. After you reach the top, take a look around and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the surroundings and the towns of Kalpetta and Vythiri that can be seen from the top.

 

To go for this trek, permission is needed and this permission can be taken at the entrance gate. Make sure that you don’t litter around as Chembra Peak is a no-plastic zone. Trekking is not allowed after 2 pm and hence you need to reach early. Early morning trekking gives the best trekking experiences and entries open at 7 am.

Explore Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves are the most astonishing place for visiting and are situated at an altitude of 1200m. These beautiful caves showcase some of the most beautiful pictorial scripts that age back to the Neolithic Prehistorian civilization. You can experience the beauty of history this place holds in it.

 

Sunset at the Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasur Sagar Dam, the second-largest earthen dam in Asia is among the must-go places in Wayanad. You can witness the mesmerizing sunset over this beautiful dam as you row in the peaceful waters.

 

Hike through the wilderness of Meenmutty Falls

Hiking through Meenmutty falls is a treat for adventure lovers. Falling from an altitude of 1000ft, Meenmutty falls offers spectacular views for one’s eyes. During the monsoon the water flow gets a little too heavy so you must watch, not to get too close to the flow during the rains.

 

Rock climbing at the Soochipara Falls

Soochipara falls is an astonishing three-tire waterfall that lies in the middle of the evergreen deciduous forest. Also known as Sentinel Rock Falls, Soochipara falls is an amazing delight to one’s eyes. You can experience rock climbing over the cliff face of the falls which is used for rock-climbing.

 

Row the Pookode Lake

Pookode lake is the highest-altitude lake in Kerela. This beautiful lake offers a pleasant and calm atmosphere that fills your mind with positive vibes. You can indulge in boating or kayaking and experience the beautiful flowers that bloom all around.

 

Walk through the Chembra Tea Estate

Zostel Wayanad is the heart of the Chembra estate. Chembra estate is a must-visit place in Wayanad. This beautiful place has an endless treasure of tea and coffee plantations in the Chembra estate, right at the base of Chembra peak.

 

Thusharagiri Trek

Thusharagiri trek is a beautiful trekking journey but is not too close to Wayanad. The beauty of this place includes long bridges to beautiful copious greenery, a spectacular rainbow waterfall, and pools. This trekking journey will overwhelm you for sure. This beautiful place lies 50km south of Wayanad towards Kozhikode. The base of this amazing trek is located right by the Kozhikode-Ooty highway.

The best time to visit Wayanad

Weather conditions are pleasant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 34 degrees annually. The mild sun and the cool winds make the atmosphere perfect to explore the place.

 

Months between October and May are the best to visit Wayanad. The landscapes are covered with lush greenery during these months. During the monsoon, you can enjoy water sports like Kayaking and Splash. As the summers are quite mild, you can visit Wayanad as a weekend getaway during the summers.

 

Conclusion

Wayanad is an amazing place one can visit. The route from Banglore to Wayanad is easily accessible to all. Experience the beauty of nature in Kerela. You can explore various exciting and spectacular spots and enjoy activities like boating, hiking, and trekking, and enjoy many watersports as well. Wayanad is a unique and must-visit place. You will surely take back pleasant memories along with you after the trip to Wayanad.

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