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