Wayanad means the land of paddy fields in Malayalam. Wayanad is one of the greenest places to visit in Kerala. Enriched with godly beauty, serene atmosphere and rich culture, Wayanad is a perfect mix of nature and man-made heritage. After all, the place is famous for its richness in cultures, traditions and tribal heritage. Small, unnamed waterfalls, that line the city haphazardly, add to the place’s charm.
Banasura Hill is one of the tallest mountains in the Western Ghats of the Wayanad District, Kerala, India. The hill is named after Banasura, a mythical character of Indian legends. It is one of the highest peak exceeding 2,000m between Nilgiri and Himalayas after Chembra Prak.
Famous for its mesmerizing scenery, Lakkidi View Point is known for its nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. The whole trip of Lakkidi View Point promises an unforgettable charm of natural beauty that should add to their bucket list of attractions in Wayanad.
Offering a bird’s eye view of the magnificent surroundings, this place leaves you in search of words to describe the panoramic vista that your eyes behold. It is also a famous picnic spot and often known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’.
Lakkidi is also known for receiving the second-highest rainfall in the world and its misty environment makes it an unforgettable tourist place in Wayanad.
The Puliyarmala Jain Temple is situated in Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami. This temple is just 6 km away from the main town of Kalpetta and is popularly known as Tipu Fort. It was the same place where Tipu Sultan used to store ammunition. This temple was shifted from Kalpetta to Puliyarmala in 1931 by Mandappa Gowder.
The Kabini, also called Kapila, is one of the major tributaries of the river Cauvery in southern India. It originates in the Wayanad District of Kerala State by the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady River.
About 25 km north-east of Kalpetta is Padinjarathara Dam. This dam is 2nd largest in Asia and is attractive with a serene environment engulfing it. Padinjarathara is surrounded by mist capped mountains and wildlife sanctuary. The picturesque ambiance, beautiful location, and divine waters make it one of the most sought after destination in Wayanad.