Wayanad

 

Wayanand is not only a famous tourist destination; it has a historical significance as well. Wayanand was the home of primitive man. Wayanand taught us organized way of living and propelled human evolution. It the southern most point of Deccan plateau and a peaceful green heaven. It is a home of several endangered species of plants and animals. To be frank, Wayanand indeed is a complete package of enjoyment.

District tourist department organizes several trekking, boating and climbing events. District administration also provides valuable information and tour packages to visiting tourists. So get a backpack and head towards Wayanand to have a feel of thrill and peace simultaneously. 

 

 

Best time to visit Wayanad

Climate of Wayanand is pleasurable throughout the year. Temperature ranges from 18 °C to 29 °C.  Average rainfall falls between 3000-4000 mm. Best time to explore wayanand is considered between November to April as weather is cool and a cold breeze too over Wayanand. Kuruva island, an uninhabited wild forest know for its rich animal and plant diversity is opened after monsoons. Another important reason is festivals and feasts as most of the festivals are celebrated between November and April.


What We Love?
  • Chembra Peak – Chembra peak stands at a height of 2,050 meters above sea level. This peak is located in the southern part of the district. Climbing over this peak would be a life time experience. As you go higher view becomes more panoramic and vast. District tourist department is also providing camping facilities here.
  • Pookot Lake – This is the most popular tourist spot in the entire district. Pookot Lake is a fresh water lake surrounded by mountains. Lake side resorts, boating and sight seeing are the biggest attractions over here. An aquarium is also present to contemplate marine life.
  • Sentinel Rock Waterfalls – This is an ideal spot for trekking lovers. Sentinel rock is over 200 years old and located in the Vellarimala village.
  • Pakshipathalam -  This is a hard to reach place. But it gives a true experience of wild. Path to Pakshipathalam is covered with dense forest and lies amid difficult rocks. District tourist department provide facilities to visit this place.

 


What To Know?

 

  • Dawn of civilization - Two caves located in Ampukuthimala show wall paintings and other archeological evidences of ancient human habitat. It is considered the birth place of organized way of living. It is estimated that these Stone Age paintings belongs to an era about 10 centuries before Christ.
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls – Meenmutty waterfalls are the largest in the district of Wayanand. It is located closed to the road connecting Ooty and Wayanand. It is fascinating to watch water fall down through three levels from a height of 300 meters.
  • Banasura Sagar Dam – It is the largest earth dam in Indian and second largest in Asia. Banasura hills in the background give a picturesque view. Banasura hills are popular among trekkers as well. Asia’s largest earthen resort “Banasura Hill Resort” is also situated here. Several islands peeps through the reservoir of dam which were formed because of submerged surrounding areas.

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