What is the best time to visit Wayanad?

The best time to visit Wayanad is during the months of October to May. This period marks the dry season when the weather is pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The temperatures during these months range from comfortable to mildly warm, with clear skies allowing for uninterrupted exploration of Wayanad's lush green landscapes, tranquil lakes, and stunning waterfalls. Additionally, this time coincides with the peak tourist season, offering a vibrant atmosphere with numerous festivals and cultural events adding to the experience.

Moreover, visiting Wayanad during the post-monsoon months of October and November allows travelers to witness the region's rejuvenated natural beauty. The landscape is lush and verdant, adorned with fresh foliage and blooming flowers, creating a picturesque setting for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. The pleasant weather during this time also makes it perfect for embarking on adventurous activities such as trekking, wildlife safaris, and exploring Wayanad's numerous trekking trails and wildlife sanctuaries.

However, the monsoon season, particularly from June to September, is not the ideal time to visit Wayanad. Heavy rainfall during these months can lead to landslides, road blockages, and limited accessibility to various attractions. Additionally, incessant rains may dampen outdoor activities and hinder sightseeing experiences. 

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Monthly Weather in Wayanad

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 17° 4 days
February 33°/ 17° 1 days
March 33°/ 19° 12 days
April 34°/ 20° 22 days
May 31°/ 21° 28 days
June 27°/ 21° 26 days
July 25°/ 20° 28 days
August 24°/ 19° 30 days
September 25°/ 19° 27 days
October 27°/ 19° 31 days
November 29°/ 19° 21 days
December 29°/ 18° 10 days

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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 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.

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.

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 (Read More)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 (Read More) 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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