Wayanad is located at a distance of 76 km from the sea shores of Kozhikode, this hill station is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. Wayanad fills with history and culture. Wayanad hills are contiguous to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and also Bandhipur in Karnataka, thus forming a vast land mass for the wild life to move about in their most natural abode. So wayanad tour package is one of the best packages from our bright line tours.
The mean average rain fall in this district is 2322 m.m because it enjoys a healthy climate throughout the year. Lakkidi, Vythiri and also Meppadi are the high rainfall areas in Wayanad. Annual rainfall in the above high rain fall areas ranges from 3,000 to 4,000m.m. The misty environment of Wayanad offers a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and also wildlife tours.
The airport in Kozhikode is at a distance of about 25 km from the centre of the city. The air ways connects Kozhikode to Mumbai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Goa, Madurai and also Chennai.
Kozhikode railway station is located south of the Manachira Square. The trains connect this city with important places like Mangalore, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa and also Mumbai.
National Highway 17 links Kozhikode with the rest of the cities in Kerala and also neighboring states. Kozhikode links with various destinations in Kerala and beyond.
Prime tourist attractions of Wayanad
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala. It has an extent of 344.44 km with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and also Tholpetty. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, peafowl tend to be very common in the area. This Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It presents with lush green forests and rich wildlife. This wildlife area has some of the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.
Chethalayam falls is located about 12 kilometres from Sulthan Batheri. This Chethalayam waterfall is smaller and lesser when compared to other waterfalls in Wayanad. Probably many people may consider the long trek to the waterfall as the best part. The woods are thick and there are plenty of birds and butterflies.
The Forest Range Office at Chethalayam issues visitor passes to the waterfall. So their permission is necessary to get into the jungle surrounding the waterfall. You can also get the services of a guide from the check post. Wild elephants will also pass through the area. For that reason, Guide service becomes necessary to this 4 kilometer trek.
The vast natural lake along with boating facilities makes the trip a memorable experience. Thick bushes and tall trees along the lake give a calm feel. Fisheries Department manages a very beautiful fresh water aquarium which contains a wide variety of fishes.
Edakkal Cave is the best place to visit in wayanad tour package. It is also a pre-historic rock shelter which is situated at the Ambukutty mala. The term Edakkal literally means “a stone in between”. The cave is a naturally formed disposition of three huge rocks. One of the rock rests between the other two. The bottom juts out in between and serves as a roof.
Soochipara Falls is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. It has deciduous and evergreen forests. The 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad’s tea estates. This waterfall is 200 metres and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Fall later joins Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River after Velarimala Hills in Kerala.
Wayanad Tour Package
Banasura Sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest dam in India and second largest in Asia. This is one of the most popular tourist places in Wayanad district and often represents in the promotion of Wayanad Tourism. Sagar Dam across the Karamanathodu River is in the foothills of Banasura hills. It is the third largest peak in the Western Ghats.
The dam starts to build with an aim of supporting the Kakkayam Hydro Electric Power Project in 1979 under the Indian Banasura Sagar Project. This project also aims at contributing to the drinking water and irrigation requirements of the locals during the hot summer season. The dam is made up of stones and rocks. These islands with the background of the Banasura hill provide a nice sight to the tourists.
Lakkidi is small hill station situated at the highest point in the Wayanad district. It is at an altitude of about 700 m. So lakkidi gets 600 cm rainfall annually, making it one of the highest rainfall regions in Kerala and also one of the prime tourist places to visit in wayanad tour package.
The 12 km long ghat road from Adivaram to Lakkidi passing through thick forest leaves a wonderful experience. Because lakkidi is located at the top of the Thamarassery ghat pass, which features over 9 hairpin curves that start at Adivaram (downhill). The lush green hills, gorges and also streams on both sides of the passage up the hill are breathtaking sights to the visitors. Lakkidi Viewpoint is a popular viewpoint which offers dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys.
Pakshipathalam is an eco-tourist spot in the Brahmagiri hills of Wayanad district. It is at an altitude of 1740 m. This place is one of the popular Wayanad tourist places and also one of the best places for trekking in wayanad tour package from our Bright Line Tours.
Chembra Peak is a mountain peak in Western Ghats of Wayanad district. It is at an elevation of 2100 m above sea level. It is the highest peak in Wayanad and third highest peak in South India. This is one of the top place for trekking in Wayanad and also one of the best tourist places in Kerala. Meppadi is the near by town of chembra, which is about 10 km south of Kalpetta. Trekking and mountain climbing are also popular activities in this place.