Places To Visit In Wayanad

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Here are the top 33 tourist attractions to see in Wayanad:

1. Banasura Dam


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Banasura Dam

4.3

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16 kms
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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Lying in the lap of the Banasura hills in the Wayanad district is the picturesque Banasura Sagar dam. Banasura Dam is the largest earthen dam in the country and the second-largest in Asia. The view of the sprawling reservoir from the top of the dam is breathtaking. Adventures like speed boating are ...

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2. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary


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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

4.2

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21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and comprises of rare as well as endangered species of both flora and fauna. It is surrounded by the protected areas of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu as well as Nagarhole and Bandipur in Karnataka. Founded in the year 1973, the ...

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3. Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

4.3

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18 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Famous for its exquisite rock and wall carvings, this pre-historic Edakkal Caves measures 96 ft long and 22 ft wide. You need to trek for one and half hour to hit the cave entrance, and another 45 minutes to reach the mouth of the cave. Boating cost: Pedal boat (Rs 30/2 people, Rs 50/4 people), Row ...

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4. Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

4.2

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17 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

With a height 2100 m, the Chembara peak is an attractive destination for Campers and Mountaineers. Many guided expeditions are conducted to the tallest summit of Wayanad.

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5. Stay in a Treehouse

Stay in a Treehouse

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

One of the best things to do in Kerala is to stay in a treehouse. And there is no better place in the state than Wayanad. You can find several packages in the city where you can stay in the pretty wooden house and as part of the package, you can also enjoy a bonfire and indulge in activities like ro...

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6. Soochipara Falls


Must Visit

Soochipara Falls

4.2

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered waterfall, which cascades at its best between the months of June and January. The site is also popular with rock climbers apart from picnickers.

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7. Vythiri

Vythiri

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Vythiri is a small town located in the Wayanad district, surrounded by lush rainforest. It is known for its spice plantations and indigenous tribal communities. It is a tourist favourite for adventure sports, trekking, and relaxing amidst the serene beauty of the town. Vythiri receives the highest r...

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8. Kuruva Dweep


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Kuruva Dweep

3.5

13 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Situated on the tributaries of river Kabani is the Kuruva Island surrounded by a picturesque view of enchanting evergreen forests. The site is popular among those seeking a quiet get-away from the hustle bustle of the cities.

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9. Sulthan Bathery


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Sulthan Bathery

4.2

18 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Once known as an important strategic location in the Malabar region, Sulthan Bathery is now the largest town in Wayanad district which is known for its tourism and commercial activities. The main attractions for the tourists are the pre-historic caves, jungle trails, sparkling streams and rivers and...

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10. Pookot Lake


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Pookot Lake

3.6

20 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Lying just 3 km south of Vythiri is a natural fresh water lake unspoiled by human habitation and activities. The Pookode lake tourist resort is famous for its aquarium and green house. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in its calm waters. Kayaking in the lake is another sought after activity.

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Best Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Wayanad

11. Kanthanpara Waterfall

Kanthanpara Waterfall

22 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Located in between two lush green tea estates, Kanthanpara Waterfall is a mesmerizing attraction. The walking trails leading up to the waterfall are perfect for nature walks and the picturesque location makes it ideal for camping. The beauty of the attraction is irresistible and offers a quick escap...

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12. Chain Tree

Chain Tree

3.2

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Chain Tree is a popular Ficus, which has many myths associated with it. According to one of the legends, the road up was built by a foreign engineer but the route was given to him by a local tribal youth who was shot to death by the engineer.

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13. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

29 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is a nature loverês and bird watcherês paradise. They have a stunning population of birds thriving in the natural habitat preserved within the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a favourite amongst campers as well. Some rare species of birds and plants are also found here. Oth...

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14. Thirunelli Temple

Thirunelli Temple

25 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Thirunelli Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is an ancient temple which was once an important pilgrimage located in the valley. The name is derived from Amla tree and is associated with a legend that states Lord Brahma had identified the idol of Lord Vishnu under an Amla tree when he was passing by....

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15. Lakkidi Viewpoint

Lakkidi Viewpoint

23 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Lakkidi Viewpoint is a high altitude point to get a breathtaking view of the city. The region mostly stays misty and offers a beautiful view of the hairpin turns down the hill. The thrill of driving up to the point is an experience in itself.

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16. Banasura Hill

Banasura Hill

20 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

One of the tallest mountains in the region, Banasura Hill is a part of the Western Ghats of India having an altitude of over 2000 metres. The hill has a wide variety of flora and fauna and offers a beautiful atmosphere for nature walks and trekking. The Kurichiya tribe, a tribe expert in bow and arr...

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17. Neelimala Viewpoint

Neelimala Viewpoint

24 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Neelimala Viewpoint offers a stunning view of the lush green natural vegetation and the breathtaking Meenmutti waterfalls. The serene atmosphere and the sounds of the birds chirping amidst the whispering leaves will put one at ease instantly. Trekking through the exciting misty trails and soaking in...

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18. Wayanad Heritage Museum

Wayanad Heritage Museum

16 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Wayanad Heritage Museum, also known as the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, is an archaeological museum that has an impressive collection of artefacts belonging to the tribes of the region. It has an intriguing collection of artefacts belonging to the 2nd century that are tagged as rare. Some of these a...

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19. Chethalayam Waterfalls

Chethalayam Waterfalls

18 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Situated in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall in Kerala. Cascading down a height, the mesmerising waterfalls is also a popular bird watching spot. You can also spot spotted deer, sambar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear etc.

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20. Palchuram Waterfalls

Palchuram Waterfalls

25 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Palchuram Waterfalls is a slightly unexplored yet beautiful waterfalls situated bwteen Wayanad and Kunnur in Kerala. Falling down a height of 300 metres, the waterfalls has four tiers of silvery cascading water.

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21. Poopoli Wayanad Flower Show

Poopoli Wayanad Flower Show

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

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 Wa...

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22. Meenmutty

Meenmutty

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Located 29 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, Meenmutty waterfalls is considered as one of the largest waterfalls in Kalpetta region and second largest in Kerala. It is also one of the most thrilling and beautiful natural attraction in Wayanad. Nestled away in the lap of a jungle trek, the c...

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23. Karapuzha Dam

Karapuzha Dam

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

The Karapuzha Reservoir is the largest of its kind in India. This earth dam is built across the Karapuzha river and stands tall at 28 meters along a length of 625 meters. This whopping reservoir attracts tourists all year round, especially for a fun boating experience amidst the calm waters of the d...

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24. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest animal sanctuary in Kerala. It houses Kerala’s indigenous flora and fauna, and also some endangered animal and plant species. Spread over 344 sq. km., this beautiful reserve is a part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The elephant is a par...

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25. Thirunelly Temple

Thirunelly Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

The Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to the Lord Maha Vishnu. It is located in the Wayanad district of Kerala and is surrounded by pleasing hills and lush green forests. It stands at the height of 900 meters, overlooking the mountainous landscape and thick forests, nestled on one sid...

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26. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple

Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple is a temple with Goddess Durga as its presiding deity in three forms namely: Vana Durga, Bhadrakali, and Jala Durga. Situated about 24 kms from Kalpetta nearby Mananthavady, the temple was built in the 14th century. The main attraction of the temple is a 15-day festiv...

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27. Pallikunnu Church

Pallikunnu Church

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

One of the most popular and sought after pilgrimage centre in north Kerala, Pallikkunnu Church is also referred to as 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. Situated about 19 km away from Kalpetta, this Latin Catholic Church was conceived by a famous priest Fr.Jefreno in the year 1908. The Church is a Latin-catholi...

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28. Kalpetta

Kalpetta

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Surrounded by mystic hills and dense tea plantations, Kalpetta is a charming town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The town is filled with fantastic tea and coffee houses, where you can go and have some of the best early morning breakfasts. Kalpetta is 13 km away from Wayanad, at an altitude of 78...

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29. Puliyarmala Jain Temple

Puliyarmala Jain Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Puliyarmala Jain Temple is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami who was a Tirthankar; this temple is also known as ”Anantnath Swami Temple”. It is one of the oldest temple in Kerala, built in the 13th century and depicts the mastery of Jain architectures. The temple is located in Puliyarmala in the distr...

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30. Koottamundu Glass Temple

Koottamundu Glass Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

An important pilgrimage for Jains, Koottamunu Glass Temple was created to honor the famous Jain saint Parshawanatha Swami. Situated 22 km from Kalpetta on the hill side Vellarimala, devotees come here to pay their respect and meditate. The interior of the temple is quite tantalizing decorated with m...

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31. Varambetta Mosque

Varambetta Mosque

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Varambetta Mosque is one of the oldest architecture in the district of Wayanad. About 300 years old, the mosque is situated at a distance of 15 km from Kalpetta. The whole complex is neat, and well maintained, for the people who visit here. It is one of the most important Muslim religious centres in...

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32. Thrissilery Shiva Temple

Thrissilery Shiva Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

The Thrissilery Shiva Temple in Wayanad is a famous pilgrimage destination of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the temple is visited along with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli 19km away. It is believed that the ancestral rituals at Thirunelli remain incomplete until one pays a visit to the Thris...

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33. Seetha Devi Temple

Seetha Devi Temple

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

Located in Pulpally in Wayanad district of Kerala, the Seetha Devi temple is unique because it is the only temple in the state that worships the children of Sita, Lava and Khusha. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Sita, and the legends of Ramayana are closely related to the temple and its shri...

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