Best Places to Visit in Wayanad for 2 Days Trip

Wayanad is a special place in Kerala, known for its beautiful hills and lakes. It’s in the northeastern part of Kerala, which people often call “God’s Own Country.” Wayanad sits on top of the Deccan Plateau, making it even more scenic. This place has a lot of natural beauty that hasn’t been touched much by people. When you visit Wayanad, you’ll find many cool spots to see and enjoy, mixing both culture and nature.

Here is a list of best places to visit in  Wayanad for 2 Days

Day 1 :

  •  Lakkidi view point,
  •  Pookode lake,  
  •  Eddkal caves, 
  • Phantom rock
  • Neelimala view point

Day 2: 

  • Kurumbala Kotta
  • Meenmutty falls
  • Banasura Dam
  • Honey Museum

Lakkidi View Point:

Lakkidi View Point is a famous spot for tourists, known as the “Gateway of Wayanad.” It’s up high and gives you a great view of the city. From there, you can see lovely hills, green valleys, and winding roads. You can enjoy the amazing sights all around Wayanad. Driving up to the viewpoint is fun. It’s best to visit Lakkidi View Point at sunrise or sunset for the most beautiful views.

Lakkidi view point timings and entry fee:   

You can visit Lakkidi View Point anytime during the day, but it’s suggested to go between 5 AM to 7 PM, especially in the winter months from November to February for the best views. It’s recommended to spend about half an hour there, and mornings and evenings are the most comfortable times. The best part is, there’s no entry fee, so everyone can visit for free whenever they like.

Pookode Lake:

Pookode Lake, also called Pookot Lake, is a pretty lake in Wayanad. It’s surrounded by green forests and the Western Ghats, making it a lovely place for anyone visiting Wayanad. Families often go there for a fun day out, to go boating, and to enjoy the calm atmosphere. You can relax and watch animals and birds from the nearby forests. The lake has lotus flowers and water lilies, and there’s also a freshwater aquarium, a park for kids, and a shop selling handmade crafts.

Pookode Lake Timings and Entry Fee:

Pookode Lake is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM. Boating is also available during these hours, but the last entry for boating is at 4:30 PM. If you plan to go boating at Pookode Lake, it’s a good idea to arrive early. The lake welcomes visitors throughout the year.

Edakkal caves:

Visiting Edakkal Caves is like taking a trip back in time. They’re about 10 kilometers away from Sulthan Bathery. Legend says these caves were made when two brothers, Luv and Kush, shot arrows that split a big rock. The carvings inside are really old, from about 6000 BCE to 1000 BCE. They were discovered in the 1800s by a police officer named Fred Fawcett. There are lots of different carvings, showing that people lived there at different times. Some of the symbols haven’t been figured out yet. Around 400 carvings have been found, and some of them are connected to the Indus Valley civilization.

Eddakal caves timings and entry fees:

Edakkal Caves in Wayanad are open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM, except on Mondays and public holidays. They stay open all year, but might close during heavy rains, especially in the monsoon, for safety reasons. The entry fee is ₹50 per person, with extra charges for cameras and parking. If you prefer, there’s a jeep shuttle service available from the parking area to the ticket counter near the steps, costing ₹70 per person.

Phantom Rock:

Phantom Rock, also called Cheengeri Mala, is a rare sight in the world. It naturally looks like a skull, which is why it’s named Phantom Rock. Standing at 2600 meters above sea level, it’s surrounded by lush greenery. When you reach the top, you’ll see a beautiful view of the city blending into the colorful scenery of nature.

Phantom Rock timings and entry fees:

The place can be reached easily through well-kept roads, and the last 500 meters require a walk through a narrow lane, adding to the adventure for trekkers and hikers. It’s open from 9 AM to 5 PM, and there’s no charge for entry.

Neelima view point: 

Neelimala View Point is a popular place in Wayanad. It’s known for its amazing view of the Meenmutty Waterfalls and the beautiful mountains and valleys. You can easily reach there by road from Kalpetta Town on Ambalavayal Road. The hike to the viewpoint is just as lovely as the view. You’ll see lots of different plants and flowers, and you’ll smell the nice scent of coffee as you walk. Birds chirp happily and guide you along the way.

 Neelima view point timings and entry fee:

 Neelimala View Point is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. You can visit any time, but it’s most enjoyable during winter (from November to February) when the weather is pleasant. It’s best to plan for about 1-2 hours at the viewpoint. However, you must get permission from the forest department before your visit.

There’s no entry fee for Neelimala View Point, but you’ll need to pay ₹500 for a jeep ride. The jeep can accommodate 6-7 people at a time.

Kurumbala Kotta:


Kurumbalakotta is one of the prettiest spots in Kerala. It’s a big rock hill in Wayanad, standing at 3,220 feet above sea level. What makes it special is the amazing view it offers all around. From up there, you can see the whole of Wayanad, with misty mountains and valleys. People have been visiting Kurumbalakotta Hill as tourists since 2015. At first, it was mostly local people, but by 2018, visitors were coming from other parts of Kerala, from other states in India, and even from other countries around the world.

Kurumbala Kotta timings and entry fees:

Kurumbala Kotta welcomes visitors from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM, with the ideal time to explore being from September to March. While trekking is enjoyable throughout the day, the cool weather in the early morning is preferred. There’s no entry fee, but amenities like tent stays are available from private vendors for a fee. Parking fees are ₹10 for two-wheelers and ₹30 for autos, cars, and jeeps.

Meenmutty Falls:

Meenmutty Waterfalls is a big and beautiful waterfall close to Banasura Sagar Dam in Kerala’s Wayanad district. It falls from a height of 950 feet and has three levels. You can stroll around 500 meters from the parking area or main entrance to reach the first level. This part is smaller and has a shallow pool perfect for swimming. To get to the second level, you’ll have to walk approximately 500 meters on steps built over large rocks. The pathway runs along the river, offering views of the flowing water and plenty of greenery. The third level is the most challenging, requiring some walking through the stream on slippery rocks with the assistance of ropes.

Meenmutty Waterfalls Timings and Entry Fee:

Meenmutty Waterfalls is open every day of the week from 9 AM to 5 PM. The entry fee for Indian visitors is Rs. 30 for adults and Rs. 15 for children. If you bring a camera, it’s an extra Rs. 75. For foreigners, the entry fee is Rs. 60 for adults, and there’s also a Rs. 75 camera fee.

Banasura Sagar Dam:

The Banasura Sagar dam is a lovely place to visit in Wayanad. It’s built across the Karamanathodu River, which joins the Kabini River. This dam is really important because it’s the biggest earthen dam in India. They made it by stacking up lots of stones and big rocks to make a strong wall.

One of the most beautiful things you can see here is the group of islands in the reservoir behind the dam. These islands were made when the reservoir flooded the area around it during the rainy season. Seeing these islands with the Banasura hills in the background is a real treat for anyone who comes to visit the dam and the area around it.

Banasura Sagar Dam Timings and Entry Fee:

The dam is open every day, all year round, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Speed boating stops at 4 PM. For entry to Banasura Sagar Dam, adults pay ₹40 and kids pay ₹20. A shuttle ride to the top of the dam and back costs ₹15 for one way or ₹25 for both ways. There are additional charges for cameras and parking.

Speed boating costs ₹1000 for a ride with 5 people, while coracle riding costs ₹450 for a couple. Ziplining at Banasura Sagar Dam costs ₹300 per person.

Honey Museum:

The Honey Museum in Wayanad isn’t just any museum; it’s also a honey farm and a science museum that tourists love. Here, you can learn all about honey: its types, uses, benefits, and how bees make it. You will get to taste different kinds of honey and see how it’s processed. Then, you explore the museum where they explain the history of honey in detail with pictures and models. They also talk about the science behind it. You can buy various types of honey and honey products, all of excellent quality. It’s a must-visit place for anyone in the area.

Honey Museum timings and entry fees:

The Honey Museum in Wayanad charges a fee of Rs. 20 for adults. It’s open every day from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, although public holidays could affect the schedule.


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