What is the best time to visit Wayanad?

The temperature in Wayanad remains more or less constant throughout the year, but the best time to visit Wayanad is between October and May. These months covers the winter and the beginning of the summer season. During the monsoons, the hill station receives the right amount of rainfall and the wet and humid weather might not be something tourists would be crazy for. So it is not always recommended except for those who wouldn't mind the rains only to be amidst the beautiful hill station covered with a green carpet of dense trees.

Weather in Wayanad


Upcoming Wayanad Weather

Monthly Weather in Wayanad

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 33
February 23 34
March 25 34
April 27 35
May 26 34
June 25 31
July 24 31
August 24 31
September 24 31
October 24 32
November 23 32
December 22 32

Wayanad in Summers (March-May)

Wayanad experiences summer season from March to May. The minimum temperature the region experiences is around 20°C while the maximum is about 35°C. The peak afternoons are often avoided during the season. The mornings and evenings are much preferred for sightseeing. Afternoons can be sent exploring the evergreen forests surrounding the hill station as the temperatures are lower, calmer and more pleasant than other areas. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coffee, Tea, Rubber and Pepper Plantations are some of the attractions that must not be missed when visiting during the season. While there, one may even want to participate in or witness the authentic celebrations of summer festivals in Wayanad. Mahashivratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is celebrated in March and Thirunelli is celebrated in April.
Wayanad Aanavandi
Wayanad Aanavandi

Wayanad in Winter (October- February)

This period is considered as the peak tourism season. It begins in October and goes on till February. The minimum temperature that the hill station experiences in the season is around 10°C while the maximum is 24°C. The weather stays misty, breezy during the day and chilly in the night time. December, January and February are the peak winter months. The climate is perfect for exploring the nature reserves, go sightseeing, bird watching or to explore the wildlife. Easter, Christmas and New Year are some of the festivals celebrated in the district with great enthusiasm during winters.
Meppadi Wayanad
Meppadi Wayanad

Wayanad in Monsoon (June-October)

Monsoons begin in June and go on until September, sometimes till mid-October. Wayanad receives an average annual rainfall of over 3000 mm and the weather remains humid with the temperature ranging between 17°C and 29°C. The hill station especially looks greener and fresher in the season but is not always recommended to tourists because of the substantial amount of rain it receives. The adventurers and nature lovers, however, can visit for treks, hikes, nature walks through the dense natural vegetation that engulfs the region. Some important festivals celebrated during the season can also be witnessed like the day of birth of Lord Krishna, Ashtami Rohini celebrated in August/ September.
Monsoon in Wayanad
Monsoon in Wayanad

Events in Wayanad

Adventure activities at Soochipara Falls

June - January

Soochipara Waterfalls, which fall from a height of 100 to 300 feet, are near the town of Meppadi. The drive from Mepaddi is beautiful with dense forests and lush vegetation. Below the waterfall there is a pool in which you can engage in various activities like swimming and river rafting.

Poopoli Wayanad Flower Show

1st January 2019 to 18th January 2019

Poopoli National Agrifest and Wayanad Flower Show at Ambalavayal in Kerala is held every year in January and marks the beginning of the new year. It is the biggest flower show in Kerala and is a venue for showing and exploring the latest trends and techniques in horticulture and floriculture. The Wayanad Flower Show is a beautiful exhibition of stunning flowers, with as many as 100 stalls a year. Vertical gardens and a variety of flowers are the highlights of this festival, and apart from that, the flower show is an avenue for adventurous sports and delicacies.

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