Wayanad is a city full of natural beauty in the Kerala state in South India. It has 3 main towns – Sulthan Bathery, Kalpetta, and Mananthavady. It has mountains, hills and a lot of natural beauty. Many tourists visit it from nearby areas to enjoy the scenic beauty. Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is a forest which is lush and green with rich wildlife.
The word Wayanad means house of paddy fields. It has a tropical monsoon climate and it receives a good amount of rain.
My memories of Wayanad – A city with natural beauty
We went to Wayanad in 2011 when we just moved back to Bangalore. This was our first trip after moving to Bangalore and it was fun but also adventurous. We started pretty early in the morning for Wayanad which is almost 6-7 hour drive. We entered the forest area of Wayanad in almost 6 hours from Bangalore and were already very tired and thought our resort will be nearby. But to our surprise, it kept on driving and it took us almost 3 hours just to reach our resort.
By that time, we all were very sleepy and tired but it was so beautiful that we forgot everything else. The forest area which we crossed to reach the city was an experience which I can never forget. It was wonderful yet scary. At one point you feel, you are right in the middle of a forest with nobody else around you. You get to hear nothing but nature and breathe fresh air.
We did boating at famous Pookode lake and saw the famous sunset point. Kids also enjoyed the trekking in the green lush hilly areas.
About Wayanad –
It is a popular tourist destination for people from neighbouring states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The best time to visit is from October to May. At this time you can enjoy boating, camping, and trekking otherwise its monsoon season from June to September with heavy rainfalls.
Apart from natural beauty, it has many places to see like-
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary
Neelimala view point
In Wayanad, you can try different things like boating, trekking or just enjoy nature at your resort.
It has everything which a nature lover and adventure love likes. Wayanad is the best place to visit in North Kerala.
Its been a long time since we went last to this place full of natural beauty and can’t wait to explore it again soon. We were there only for two days which just flew away. Have you been to Wayanad yet?
I am sharing my memories of different places from my travel list this April.
#AtoZchallenge 2019 previous posts –
A for Amritsar
B for Bangalore
C for Chicago
D for Delhi
E for evergreen Kerala
F for Fun Las Vegas
G for Goa
H for Haridwar
I for Mackinac Island
J for Jammu
K for Kullu Manali
L for Los Angeles
M for Milwaukee
No for Niagara Falls
O for Orlando
P for Phuket
Q for Queen of Hills Mussoorie
R for Rare masterpiece Agra
S for St. Louis
T for The city beautiful Chandigarh
U for Ujjain
V for Vaishno Devi
April 26, 2019 at 10:17 am
The place is looking so amazing with great natural beauty, I had not heard about this before. will surly visit it whenever plan a trip to south india.
April 26, 2019 at 11:59 am
Nice post Deepa. I’m really hoping to cover that part of India this year.
April 26, 2019 at 12:04 pm
I just visualiser lld what you wrote the one moment when you are in the middle of a forest whoa. Must be such a beautiful place. We have so many hodden gems in our country that a lifetime would be short to explore.
April 26, 2019 at 2:27 pm
HI Deeepa, Wayanad looks great from your eyes. and I am so glad I read your post, this summer break only I was planning to go and your post is surely going to be helpful
April 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm
I want to visit here!
April 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm
another beautiful place! loved it
April 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm
April 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm
How lush green is Wayanad! I wish I could have visited it when we lived in Bangalore. Loved the informative post and the pictures.
April 26, 2019 at 6:32 pm
Wayanud I have also heard about it. At the base of Western Ghats, forest is dead. There is tiger sanctuary too I believe. On my way from Mysore to Ooty I crossed the forest that is elephant reserve and also has tiger, It was at the base of Nilgiri hills, I was told forest goes to Wayanaud. The place also assumed significance, because congress president is fighting is election from here in 2019.
April 26, 2019 at 7:33 pm
Been there dusting my Bangalore days and its indeed a lovely place. Your post refreshed my memories.
April 26, 2019 at 11:09 pm
This post came to me right on time as I am on the way sto Kerala 🙂
April 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm
I am taking a trip to Karela next year for sure. So moved by all that beauty and natural aura of this place.