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iXiGOers Apr 22 2013

Suggest a 3 day tour itinerary for Wayanad.

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Here is a 3-day tour itinerary for Wayanad. It is a district that is a bit spread out with many of its attractions concentrated in different pockets. It would be ideal to stay in one part, explore it and the surrounding regions and then move your base to the next major stop over zone.

Tea plantation at Wayanad (by Steenbergs)

Day 1

Pepper Grove run by the Karnataka tourism department is a good stay option in Sulthan Bathery. From here you can explore one pocket of Wayanad. It is recommended to start your day by visiting the beautiful Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary lying within Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and holding on steadfastly to its primal wilderness.


Elephant at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (by Fountain_Head)

Through thickets of deciduous, semi-deciduous and semi-evergreens trees, past streaming Kakkayam river, lies the Protected Area home to the Tiger, Sloth Bear, Deers and of course, the majestic Elephants and deadly King Cobra.


Deer at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (by ~ Ashwin ~)

There is usually a very long queue for the tickets. Its advisable to reach before 6:30 to be able to get in time.

Now that you have traversed the wild side of Wayanad, take the fork in the road marking its memory lane and visit Sulthan Bathery, erstwhile Sultan Battery and famous for being Tipu Sultan’s armoury. Once here, don't miss the famous attractions like temples and waterfalls.


Rice Farms at Sulthan Bathery (by Nijusby)

An ancient, holy town, Sultan Bathery is replete with a number of temples and churches. Stop at Jubilee restaurant, serving malabar cuisine, for lunch and/or evening snacking. It will take almost half a day to explore this place, so be ready for a tiring but exciting sightseeing expeditions.


Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery (by Jishacj)

Day 2

After a lazy, filling breakfast at the hotel, you can plan a day's outing at Ambalavayal where the ancient history of Wayanad will come alive right before your eyes. Home to attractions like Wayanad Heritage Museum and Edakkal Caves, some of the not to miss places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal Caves is about 5 km away from the museum and you have to do a little bit of trekking in order to reach there.


Wayanad Heritage Museum (by Original uploaded by നിരക്ഷരൻ)


Edakkal Caves (by BostonMA)

Translating to 'stone in between' the name Edakkal more or less describes the caves, a site of immense historical and archaeological significance and etched with carvings that date back to the Neolithic era, the late Stone Age. There is an uphill trek of a kilometer to reach the caves.


Stone Age writing inside Edakkal

It will possibly take you 2-3 hours to explore the cave by when it will probably be lunch time. You can head to Edakkal Hermitage for lunch, a resort but ideal for dining as well. Their in-house restaurant is set inside a natural cave and usually alight with candles, giving it a hauntingly romantic glow.


Edakkal Hermitage (from official website of Edakkal Hermitage)

Another nice option for the day is Thovarimala Ezhuthupara, a remote rocky shelter and a custodian of Wayanad’s heritage for eons now. You can visit this place if you have time as it is about 5 km from the caves.

Day 3

So, on the last day of your 3 day tour itinerary for Wayanad, we recommend you to visit Pookode Lake, 36 km away on NH 212/Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal highway. Luminescent like an eyris blue pearl, nestled at the foot of canopied hills, Pookode lake is the perfect place to simply immerse yourself in Wayanad’s fragrant forests. You can enjoy different activities like boating, row boating and kayaking while here.


Pookode Lake (by aztonyx)

After spending some time at the lake, head out to Lakkidi, a breathtakingly luxuriant valley with gurgling streams and lofty peaks, about 4.6 km away. Out here do make it a point to stop by Thamarassery ghat road and be swept away by the incredibly magnificent view.


Lakkidi views (by Abhishek!!)

One of the best ways to culminate your 3 day trip to Wayanad is to round it off with a trek up Chembra peak situated 6.4 km away Kozhikode- Vythiri-Gudalur highway/SH 29.


View from Chembra Peak (by Sarath.kuchi)

Wayanad’s highest peak, Chembra is actually a part of Western Ghats with the Nilgiris as its neighbor. Shrouded in mist with a beauty that is heart-achingly splendorous, you will need permission from the forest office to trek Chembra peak.


View from Chembra Peak (by Sarath.kuchi)

Reading is not enough for a place like this, so its time to plan your 3 day tour itinerary for Wayanad and make the most of your time here! Click here to check out Wayanad tour packages and choose according to your requirements and budget.

Thank you for this detailed itinerary.
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