Wayanad Backpacking Trip


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Wayanad Weekend Trip from Hyderabad


Head to a pristine hill station with rich biodiversity, offering pretty views of rolling hills, a place where two mountain ranges – Eastern and the Western Ghats – meet.

🤑 Early Bird Discount of FLAT 500 INR is applicable for all Weekend Trips from Hyderabad if booked 10 days ahead.

Hello travelers!

Nestled among the mountains of the western ghats, Wayanad is one of the loveliest hill stations of southern India. There are many good things about Wayanad like full of greenery, misty mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, dams, waterfalls, tea estates, coffee estates, panoramic views, and top of it all – pleasant climate most of the year. With its rich flora and fauna, Wayanad is part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Wayanad is actually a large district that has varying altitudes between 700 meters and 2100 meters above sea level, which will appear in its climate as you pass by.

Well, if Wayanad is so big, then where all are we heading to?

We will start with our favorite place – waterfalls. Surrounded by greenery all around, the cool sparkling waters of Soochipara waterfalls will surely refresh your body. The falls are separated into different tiers making it look pretty. It’s a great place to spend a couple of hours easily.

An offbeat place called 900-Kandi, a pretty little secret of Wayanad which is not usually thronged by trekkers is next in our list. It is a lush green forest accompanied by grand views of rolling hills, making it ideal for trekking. There are some jeeps ferrying people up and down, but we will try to avoid them.

Places like Karlad Lake, Banasura Sagar and Edakkal Caves are few more tourist attractions we will tick off.
Banasura dam is believed to be the largest earthen dam in the country. It’s always a serene experience spending time in front of such a huge water body. The icing on the cake is the view of the huge Banasura hill in the backdrop.

Overall, Wayanad has many out-of-ordinary places, which we will run-into on this backpacking trip. It’s time not to wait anymore.

It’s time to savor this wonderful experience.

Highlights of the Wayanad Trip:

  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Soochipara Waterfalls
  • The thrills of 900-Kandi deep forest
  • Karlad Lake
  • Edakkal Caves exploration
  • Longest Zipline & Skycycle
  • Campfire with group activities 😍
  • Beautiful hill top stay
  • Lot’s of masti and lot’s of fun
  • Comfortable Sleeper or AC journey between Hyderabad <> Bangalore


  • Start from Hyderabad in the evening, an overnight journey to Bangalore.
  • Switch to private vehicle early in the morning.
  • We will start our journey to Wayanad if we reach Bangalore very early around 1AM – 5AM. But if we reach Bangalore after 5AM, then we will freshen up at a hotel in Bangalore before starting journey to Wayanad.
  • Reach Wayanad after crossing forest check post, freshen up and fuel up with authentic Kerala Breakfast.
  • Drive to Edakkal Caves base point, climb up, explore stone age carvings and enjoy a nice view from the top.
  • Visit very pretty Karlad Lake and spend some quality time.
  • Have Lunch at a local restaurant near Karlad. Note that food options are limited at this place.
  • Give an evening visit to Banasura Sagar Dam, explore the beautiful setting of Banasura mountain in the middle of Western Ghats
  • Reach our homestay located in an amazing hilltop setting by late evening.
  • There are two options for Dinner – either finish it on the way to homestay, or order at the homestay.
  • Bonfire with music between 8 to 10 PM (weather permits). After this, we have to respect nature in Wayanad and enjoy our social gathering by sharing stories and playing games.
  • Rest for the night in your assigned beds.
  • Wake up early morning, pack your bags, check out of our stay.
  • Have Breakfast.
  • Take a journey towards Soochipara waterfalls that has a pool at the base of the falls. We need to walk about a kilometer inside the forest to reach falls. Take a well deserved dip in the falls, if allowed by forest authorities at that time based on the flow of water and climate conditions.
  • Note: There is a Forest Department limit of 1200 tourists to visit Soochipara falls per day. Everyone must stand in queue and take tickets. That’s why we are going here first. If the ticket counter closes by the time we reach there, we cannot help it.
  • Visit Wayanad’s Longest Zipline & Skycycle adventure zone. Interested travelers may indulge in these adventure activities if they are open based on weather conditions. Note that on rainy days, the local authorities might stop these adventure activities and we cannot help it.
  • Finish quick Lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
  • Head towards 900-Kandi which is in deep forest. Plenty of jeeps ferry tourists up and down over here. This jeep ride is already included in the trip cost. Interested folks may visit the famous (but overrated) Wayanad glass bridge that protrudes into the valley.
  • Say Bye to Wayanad, start back towards Bangalore, stop for a Tea/Coffee break, reach by night (around 9PM) based on traffic conditions.
  • Catch return Bus to Hyderabad.
  • Reach home in the morning.
  • Share your experience of an action packed weekend trip to Wayanad with your friends and colleagues.

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About Trip

  • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
  • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
  • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.


  • Slots for the trip: 6 or more.
  • Stay: Homestay at a beautiful location (separate rooms for each gender, and clean washrooms)


  • Hyderabad and Bangalore:
    AC Semi Sleeper or NON AC Sleeper Bus
  • Private vehicle between Bangalore and Wayanad
    > Non-AC Innova/Sumo/Tempo or similar
  • Pickup/Drop: MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus stand)
  • Bangalore to Hyderabad :
    AC Semi Sleeper or NON AC Sleeper Bus

Pick up points:

  • Miyapur, Chandanagar, Gachibowli, Kukatpalli, Secunderabad, Mehadipatnam and more!
  • Timings will be shared on whatsapp with all group members. 
  • Different pick up timings are from 3PM to 6PM in Hyderabad city.
  • Remember, to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Wayanad one has to logout early from office work 😉😃

Drop points:

  • MGBS (Mahatma Gandhi Bus Stand)
  • If any extra drop point is there, we will mention in Whatsapp group.

Things to carry for Wayanad Trip:

  • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
  • A small backpack for the trip, waterproof (to carry a water bottle, lunch packet, towel, etc)
  • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
  • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September)
  • Cap/Hat/Sunscreen (to protect yourself from the Sun)
  • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
  • Power bank, charger, camera (if you wish to)
  • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our campsite
  • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
  • Good grip shoes or sandals
  • Your personal medications, if any
  • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the river
  • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
  • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night
  • Carry a lil bit of cash for lunches and misc. expenses
  • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

What’s next after booking your trip:

  • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
  • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stay. Please be mindful that:
    • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
    • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
  • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.

Seasonal variations:

  • Sept to Feb (winter): Intermittent rains greet us in Sept and Oct, but the hill station would be fresh and pretty after monsoons. Dry and pleasant climate starts from Nov till Feb. Nights will be cold in all the months. Plenty of water in streams and waterfalls. Best time for camping and to take dips. The sky is ripe for amazing sunrises and sunsets.
  • June to Aug (monsoon months): This is the wettest season. Wayanad gets plenty of rain during monsoons and is also prone to landslides. We don’t usually organize Wayanad in these months.
  • Mar to May (summer): Gets hot. We don’t usually organize Wayanad in these months.

What is the best time to travel to Wayanad?

  • 10 months of the year starting from June all the way till Feb is the best time to travel to Wayanad.
  • Monsoons (Jun to Sept) are intense in Wayanad with high rainfall. But the mountains turn green and waterfalls and rivers are at full flow.
  • Summers (Mar to May) are hot because of less altitude of Wayanad compared to other hill stations. Best to avoid.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

  • Wayanad Package Inclusions

    Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Wayanad Package Exclusions

    Items that are excluded in the cost of tour price.

What are Terms & Conditions?

  • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
  • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
  • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
  • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
  • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
  • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
  • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
  • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
  • The event will stand canceled if less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
  • Every traveler is expected to digitally sign a liability/waiver form given by the Operations Team in the Whatsapp group. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

What is the Refund Policy?

Cancellation by Traveler

  • Booking amount is non-refundable and non-postponable. 
  • No refund/postponing is allowed within 5 days of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
  • No refund during/after the event for any reason.

Cancellation by Muddie Trails

Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 6 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
We have 2 options in this case:
Option 1: Complete refund.
Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.

Cancellation due to external factors

Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

In these scenarios:

  • No Refund is allowed.
  • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
  • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same

Upcoming Dates

1Sep 5 PM – 4Sep 8 AM