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Top 8 attractions of Wayanad you didn’t know about!

Top 8 attractions of Wayanad you didn’t know about!

So, many of you came here to know more about attractions of Wayanad, let us make it easier for you. Filled with charming waterfalls, caves, resorts and homestays, this prominent town is known for its nature. Among the most gorgeous places of Kerala, Wayanad has a large number of alternatives for its visitors.

Wayanad is a beautiful location that is surrounded by sloping reaches and beautiful natural life incorporating Tholpetty in the North, Muthanga in the east bordering with the gorgeous Tamil Nadu, Kalpetta in the south, Mananthvadi in the north-west and Sultan Bathery (Sultan Battery) in the east. 

All these attractions of Wayanad won’t let you go away from here. Let’s dig into the top locations of Wayanad!

  • Edakkal Caves

Caves are one of the most beautiful places of any town, it tells you the history and gives you this amazing adventure of knowing the unknown. Edakkal Caves is one of them, it is one of the top attractions of Wayanad.

The caves are known for their pictorial depictions that date back to 6000 B.C. To achieve the hollows, one needs to trek to Ambukutty Mala. It will take 45 minutes to climb the hill and you won’t get enough of the caves!

Inside it there are 2 chambers, one is 18 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high and the upper chamber is 96 ft long, 22 ft wide and 18ft high. You can see animal figures and objects that were used by humans on the walls of the caves. You can visit the caves anytime from 8 am to 4 pm.

Edakkal caves - the earliest centres of human habitation in Wayanad, Kerala  | Kerala Tourism -

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  • Kuruva Island

A perfect blend of different natural colours makes this island one of the top attractions of Wayanad. It is a protected river delta with many islands over the middle of the Kabini River, the famous east-flowing river in Kerala.

The island is huge and spread across an area of 950 acres with a dense population along with some rare and rich species of flora and fauna. It protects the evergreen forest; you will see bridges made of bamboo trees and many plants that you might have never heard of.

You can do several things here like boating, rafting, nature walk and so much more.

 - Kuruva Island -

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  • Chembra Peak

If you are looking for a short weekend getaway from Bangalore. It is one of the most commonly visited attractions of Wayanad for the localites.

8 km from Kalpetta and close to the town of Meppady lays the most elevated top in Wayanad. Chembra crest borders Nilgiri slopes in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode. Chembra Peak is a perfect place for trekking, you can climb up to 2,100 meters above the ocean level in the southern piece of Wayanad. It is also the tallest peak in Wayanad and a perfect zone for trekking.

Chembra peak - ideal place for trekking in Wayanad | Kerala Tourism -

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  • Banasura Sagar Dam

One of the top attractions of Wayanad is Banasura Sagar Dam that holds the famous Karamanathodu tributary of the east-flowing river in Kerala that is Kabini River. The dam is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and you can do many things here like trekking, adventure activities, boating etc.

Hundreds of tourists come to the dam to take good photos and enjoy the lush green landscape. It is a part of the Indian Banasura Sagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project.

banasura sagar dam -
  • Neelima View Point

If you are looking for some fun-filled place in Wayanad then Neelima View Point is one of the best attractions of Wayanad. It is popular for trekking and the beautiful views you get to see when you trek. The view of the valley from the trek trails is breathtaking, you can also see the gorgeous Meenmutty Falls. From the point, trekkers can see the smooth white streams going through the walk and moving towards the waterway.

It is a difficult trek so if you are not a regular trekker then make sure you are ready for it. You can also take bikes to the point if you are not into trekking.

Neelimala Viewpoint near Meenmutty falls, Wayanad | Kerala Tourism - attractions of Wayanad
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary must come in the top attractions of Wayanad list for you. Located in the lap of Wayanad and the Western Ghats, this region is popular for the variety of wildlife that one can experience.

You will see several animals here like Elephants, Tigers, Leopards, Bears, deer, monkeys, and reptiles, fishes and bird species.

The Sanctuary is open from 7 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Tholpetty WildLife Sanctuary | Welcome to Wayanad | India
  • Bamboo Forests

It is one of the most popular attractions of Wayanad and just imagine how a forest filled with bamboo trees would look like?

The Nilgiri Biosphere Region additionally reaches out to this stretch of bamboo trees. It is a great safari trip where you will spot buffalos, deer, cheetah and wild bears.

The Bamboo woods are simple to access to alternate places to see in Wayanad, for example, Begur, Bandipur, Mudumalai and Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuaries. The connection between the backwoods and the sightseers in Muthanga has years of oldness.

Bamboo-Forest - Kerala Tourism
  • Phantom Rock

Another popular attraction of Wayanad is Phantom Rock, it is a prestigious place that is an archaeological ponder that can not really be seen anywhere else in the world.

The rock is in the form of an apparition skull and hence it is called the Phantom Rock. The beautiful place is 26km far from Kalpetta and you can visit it when you trek.

Phantom Rock Wayanad, Kerala

So, these are some of the top locations you can visit when you visit Wayanad.

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