Know about amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Wayanad Kerala – South India Hill Station

Wayanad, the land of fast flowing rivers, namely Panamaram, Mananthavady and Kabini, is one of the most photogenic and frequently visited hill stations in Kerala. Wayanad is picture perfect naturally beautiful landscape and famous for miles and miles lavish green plantations of rubber, coffee, tea, cardamom, and pepper.
Wayanad district is also the oldest home of tribal population in the Kerala; actually this is newly established [1980] district of Kerala. Wayanad is derived from the word vayalnadu meaning the land of paddy fields. History states that forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years and the region was ruled by the Rajas of the Veda dynasty. Hyder Ali brought the area under the rule of Mysore Kingdom and Tipu Sultan handed over entire north Kerala including Wayanad to the British.
Wayanad hill resort is also an ideal place for wildlife tourism in Kerala as the place is gateway to Begur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wayanad is blessed by nature so abundantly that even armature photographers can click good quality photos of scenic Wayanad and wildlife around. If we consider internet search Wayanad photos of tea gardens and wildlife are among the top searched ones.


Vital Tourist Information : Wayanad

Location :
Wayanad is situated in the northeastern part of picturesque south Indian state Kerala on the famous mountain range Western Ghat at altitude ranging from 700 meters to 2100 meters.


Mountain Range : Western Ghats


Altitude : Probably this is the only hill station with such huge variation of altitude.


Near By City : Kozhikode - Calicut


State : Kerala [India]


Region : South India


Famous as / For :
Gateway to popular Wildlife Sanctuaries of Kerala
Popular Hill Station - Summer Holiday Destination in South India.
Hot favorite travel destination of Eco Tourism lovers


Weather & Climate :
Wayanad is hot favorite among the eco tourism lovers because of its pollution free calm cool and pleasant climate.


Temperature :
Even at the peak summer temperature at Wayanad does not go beyond 30°C, which other wise remains in range of Max. 25°C to Min. 15°C.


Tourist Season :
August - May is tourist season for Wayanad tourism.


Spoken Languages :
Malayalam - Hindi - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Wayanad is tribal population rich area of Kerala, look forward for buying traditional bamboo tribal handcraft items for taking back home as gift for relatives and Wayanad tour souvenir.


Trekking/Excursions :
Begur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are the two most popular excursion on Wayanad tour.


Fair & Festivals :
Thirunelli Festival [held in April], is one of most famous celebration of Wayanad region.


Travel Tips :
As the Wayanad have tropical monsoons and hot humid summers so cotton cloths are required for Wayanad tour.


Must Visit Places :
Kalpetta - Kuruvadweep - Pakshipathalam - Sentinel Rockfall - Thirunelly Temple - Thusharagiri Waterfalls


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Kalpetta - Kuruvadweep - Pakshipathalam - Sentinel Rockfall - Thirunelly Temple - Thusharagiri Waterfalls


How To Reach Wayanad Kerala [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On the train journey Wayanad is accessible from Kozhikode [75 KM] and Kannur [about 90KM] though most tourist choose Kozhikode for their train journey to Wayanad summer holiday resort.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Wayanad is best accessible on the road journey as there are five Ghat [hilly] roads connecting the Wayanad with coastal cities of Kerala. Buses for the road journey to Wayanad are available even from adjoining state Karnataka.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Kozhikode [Calicut ] is the nearest airport for the air travel to Wayanad.