Wayanad is a rural district in Kerala state, southwest, India. Known for its soothing temperature all around the year, Wayanad is the ultimate destination to escape the scorching sun of North India. This place doesn’t only offer its cool temperature but along with that, it has untouched woods, misty mountains, and long spread plantations. Often called the spice garden of India, Wayanad is laid with many tourist places and vast orchards of various spices.
So, if you’re a nature lover then here’s some list of things that you can do in this beautiful place to soothe your body & soul.
1. GO FOR A SUN RISE HIKE
If you haven’t seen Wayanad through the eyes of a trekker, then take this, you have missed it all. Wayanad not only houses the wildlife reserve but the jaw-dropping sceneries of the Western Ghats and the lush green forests are equally delightful to watch. The most sought-after trek in Wayanad is the trek to Chembra Peak, which houses a natural heart-shaped lake, ‘hridhayathadakam’. Further, treks to Lakkidi viewpoint, also known as Getaway to Wayanad, the ancient Edakkal Caves, and Neelimala viewpoint famous for the Meenmutty falls.
2. ENJOY THE FOGGY WEATHER
The climate of Wayanad is calm and enjoyable throughout the year but the best time to visit and enjoy the secrets of Wayanad is between the months of October and May. Around this time the place is blooming with exotic new tropics and the overall temperature is present. The times in between December to February are much cooler than the other months with downfall of temperature upto 10 . Thus, many travellers choose this duration as the best season to visit Wayanad.
3. STAY ABOVE TEA PLANTATION
Wayanad is the second most area in Kerala. It is a scenic hill station thronged by nature enthusiasts and is popularly known as Green Heaven of Malabar. Tea plantation Wayanad is a picturesque place with mist-clad hills and crystal clear mountain streams that make you forget the fast-paced city life. Enjoy the drive through the twisty roads of Wayanad surrounded by lush greenery as you conquer the altitudes. The smooth road will take you to the vast tea gardens which look like a Paradise on Earth. The surrounding areas are planted with coffee, pepper, areca nut, cardamom and fruit trees like oranges and avocadoes. Some of the best tea plantations are found in Vythiri and Meppadi areas and during the tea plantation visit, you can also watch the tea making process and taste different types of tea.
4. EXPLORE HIDDEN STREAMS
The cascading waterfalls in Wayanad are very popular among the tourists for their stunning beauty. You can hear their rushing water plummeting through the hills, or you can even feel their soothing mist on your face for a once in a lifetime experience. The Palchuram Waterfalls is one such breathtaking spot in Wayanad, known for its narrow paths, rough terrains, and rocky slopes that make for exciting trek trails.
These waterfalls are often visited by the tourists who wish to stay mesmerized and awe-inspired by the picturesque beauty of nature and the Kadachikunnu Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful Wayanad waterfalls where the rush is not high and is bound to offer you a tranquil and refreshing site.
5. NIGHT SAFARI TO SPOT WILD LIFE
Wayanad is a place with greenery and favourable climate which facilitates the existence of flora and fauna here. This place is a home to Wildlife Sanctuary which is also the haven of White-rumped Vultures. It’s rich fauna includes animals like jungle and civet cats, panthers, monitor lizards, peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, woodpeckers, wild dogs, tigers, bears, deer and vultures. The green sheet of thick forests with supporting flora proliferates the growth of fauna in that region. Protecting elephants is one of the principal motives of the forest department of Kerala.
Blue beard bee-eater found in Wayanad is the largest bird eater in the world. These bee-eaters live in low lying forest areas and open hills. There are a total of 24 species of bee-eaters out of which six are found in India.
Wayanad is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in the Western Ghats. It is known for its tantalizing aroma of fresh spices, exotic wildlife, stunning waterfalls, placid lakes, rich history, amazing trekking spots, captivating caves, sacred temples, serene environment and luxurious resorts & homestays. So , if you’re planning for a vacation then go green get adventurous visit Wayanad and try these above mentioned amazing things to create a life long memory.