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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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GETTING THERE

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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