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Wayanad Travel Guide

Situated in the pristine mountains of Western Ghats, Wayanad is a serene getaway far from the city clamour  and undoubtedly an escape to Mother Nature for those who are looking for peace and relaxation. Coffee and tea plantations were started by the British in Wayanad. Spices like pepper, cardamom, cocoa and ginger are found abundantly.
The main attraction of Wayanad is the ‘Nilakurinji’ where beautiful blue flowers bloom once every 12 years. The other tourist attractions include Chembra Peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam, Karapuzha Dam, Edakkal caves and Pookot Lake. The best time to visit Wayanad is from the months of October to May.
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How to Reach Wayanad
Called the 'abode of Kerala's tribal population', Wayanad is a luxuriant forested land dotted with misty valleys, sprinkling waterfalls and spice plantations. Wildlife sanctuaries are the most popular attractions here. However, apart form wildlife sanctuaries, other attractions like Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak and Meenmutty waterfalls lure travellers with their unbound scenic grace. Being an important tourist destination, Wayanad enjoys good commutation facilities with rest of Kerala.
 
How to Reach Wayanad by Air
 
Calicut International Airport, located around 65 km away serves as the nearest airport to Wayanad. Visitors can avail direct or stopover flights till Calicut from different parts of Kerala as well as rest of India, depending upon availability. On arrival at the airport, local taxis can be availed to travel till Wayanad.
 
How to Reach Wayanad by Road
 
A wide network of roads provide access to Wayanad from different parts of Kerala as well as Karnataka. Visitors can board KSRTC buses that run up to Kozhikode at frequent intervals from nearby cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Chennai and Trivandrum. Buses till Wayanad are also available.
 
How to Reach Wayanad by Rail
 
Wayanad district is not connected directly by rail. Visitors can take a train till Kozhikode, the nearest railway station to Wayanad. Quite a number of trains connect Kozhikode with major towns and cities on a regular basis. After getting down at the station, taxis or buses can be boarded to travel to Wayanad.

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Is Kalpetta better or Vythri better if I am looking to stay in near martket area ? Can someone suggest a decent hotel/resort there ?
Warm Greetings from Rest in Nature, Kalpetta is more urbanized than vythiri also kalpetta is the capital of Wayanad dt. If you are looking to stay near a big market area you can choose kalpetta. but if you choose vythiri you will get all the required facilities including hospital services in vythiri. there are many accomadations available here. at your inconvenience you can choose anyone of them. We REST IN NATURE RESORT also provides B&B services at vythiri in lower cost. Kalpetta is near to vythiri and have a small drive only 15 min drive. Vythiri is more greener than Kalpetta and comparatively lower staying cost. Feel free to contact us for any travel related doubts in Wayanad. Thank You.
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Whats the name of main market area of Wayanad ? Any major landmark in main market so that I can search in google maps ?
greetings from GREENS RESIDENCY..........................Mananthavady,bathery,kalpetta are main markets .we can visit this all places in our packages
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Are woolen clothes required in wayanad in current season - October 10th approx ?
greetings from GREENS RESIDENCY...........................If keep this things much more better.normal temp less than other district
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Which is the best place/hotel/Resort to stay so that we can cover most of the spots in wayanad?? we are going by car and don't know the exact spot  to reach in wayanad.
Hi Mr.Jijin Das, Greetings from Hotel Brahmagiri Wayanad. We are the one and only Four Star Hotel in Mananthavady and here lot of tourist places near by our hotel. Thank You...
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I am planning to visit Bangalore to Wayanad. Can anyone please suggest best route and stop points for breakfast and lunch?
Dear Sir, Best Route Is Bangalore-Mysore-H D Kotte - Bavali- Mananthavady- Best Place for Breakfast and Lunch on the way is "Holiday hills" . Regards Team Brahmagiri
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