Top Places To Visit In Wayanad

1. Banasura Dam

16 kms
from city center

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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 readily available, and a trek up to the Banasura Peak is filled with streams, diverse flora, fauna, lush tropical green and majestic waterfalls. An earthen dam, also known as an embankment dam is created by placing mounds of clay, sand, rock or soil. The view of Banasura Lake from the top of the hill is mesmerising.

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2. Pookot Lake

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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3. Chembra Peak

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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4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

21 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Wayanad

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5. Soochipara Falls

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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6. Edakkal Caves

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 boat (Rs 50/4 people) and Kayaking (Rs 100/30 minutes)

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Top Hotels in Wayanad

Vythiri Village

INR 7,499 - 19,999

Upavan Resort

INR 4,400 - 6,600

7. Chain Tree

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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8. Kuruva Dweep

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

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 lush greenery of the undulating hills, along with many options to explore the city and its surroundings.

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