Cascading waterfalls, mesmerising caves, diverse wildlife and wonderful stays make Wayanad one of the most favourite places to visit in India. The landscape of this quaint hill station nestled coyly in the Western Ghats looks ornate with gorgeous carpets of spice estates and reserve which forms an important part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Wildlife lovers can expect to see elephants, leopards and bears. It’s a perfect weekend getaway for many who crave tranquillity while enjoying the hospitality of some of Kerala’s best resorts and homestays.
About Wayanad City
Wayanad Kerala is a nature lover’s heaven where nature never ceases to surprise visitors with its myriad gifts. The ethereal beauty of the hill station seems to multiply with the presence of spice plantations that dot the whole region. There are caves that date back to prehistoric times and attract quite a share of adventurers.
History Of Wayanad
The history of Wayanad Kerala dates back to Palaeolithic period that existed about 800 years back. The region was under the rule of several empires like Kadamba, Hoysala, Kutumbiya, and Vijayanagara. After the rule of King of Kottayam ended, Wayanad saw a new era of growth and development under Tipu Sultan. However, the British annexed Wayanad in 1799 and soon converted it into a land of spice, coffee and tea plantations.
More about the place
If you are an avid trekker, then you must visit Wayanad Kerala as it is a trekker’s heaven, and anyone that hasn’t trekked through the enchanting trails of this forested land of the Western Ghats has surely missed a ton. Some popular treks to lure visitors to this place are treks to Lakkidi Viewpoint, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves and Neelimala Viewpoint.
Wildlife of Wayanad
Wayanad weather makes it perfect for many different kinds of animals to inhabit the forests here. Most visitors coming to Kerala usually include Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary when they choose Wayanad tourism packages. The park is home to panthers, elephants, leopards, civet cats, monitor lizards as well as avian population like cuckoos, peacocks and babblers. Most fascinating inhabitant to live in the cool environs of this land is the Blue Bear Bee-Eater bird.
Eating out in Wayanad Kerala
Foodies have all the more reason to pack their bags for Wayanad as they are likely to go berserk gorging on delicious cuisines, mainly the Konkani spread. The cuisine of Wayanad is diverse, and one can explore a wide range of foods that have Arabic, Zamorin as well as Chirakkal influences. Look for any Kerala package and you will find Wayanadfor sure!
How to reach
Distance in kilometers from:
Bangalore to Wayanad distance: 277.4 kilometers and Karipur international airport at Kozhikode-100 kilometers
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