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Wayanad is a derived term of the original Vayal Nadu, when splitting the phrase Vayal means Paddy fields and Nadu means a piece of land and when putting words together we get a land of paddy fields. Wayanad is also regarded as the ‘green paradise’ snuggling between the mountains of the Western Ghats. It is regarded as the ‘green paradise’ encircles the greener portion of Kerala.

Sprawling over an area of 2132 sq km, Wayanad comprises three talukas, namely, Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery and Vythiri. The district was formed on November 1, 1980 and was ranked as the 12th district and was formed out of Kozhikode and Kannur districts.

Wayanad also holds a rich history and the hills here in have witnessed and hold several evidences of the New Stone Age civilisation. You can see the pictures and pictorial writings on the walls of both the caves of Ampukuthimala, lying amid Sulthan Bathery and Ambalavayal, provides the important information about the past era and civilization.

Nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad makes it to be one of the wonderful hill stations in Kerala. The state survived with the revenue earned through foreign exchange of cash crops such as vanilla, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and many other condiments. Wayanad also houses endangered species with a wide range of flora and fauna. It is the best spot for the wildlife admirers and nature lovers as this wildlife sanctuary has all in it.

Wayanad travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Wayanad tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Southern India.

General facts about Wayanad
Location: Southernern India
Altitude: 2100 m
Language: English and Malayalam
Climate: Cold, tropical and moderate
Major Attractions: Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls
Ideal Time to Visit: October to February

Tourist sightseeing in Wayanad
Wayanad is a well-liked tourist destination in the state of Kerala having many attractions such as Chembra Peak, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island and Lakkidi, stands as the highest point in Wayanad. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Pookot Lake, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls and the Banasura Sagar Dam are other places to visit in Wayanad.

Then, there are famous temples such as Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple, Thirunelli Temple, Valliyoorkavu Temple, Sita Lava-Kusha Temple and Thrissilery Shiva Temple. The place also has a famous church known as the Pallikkunnu Church, which is devoted to the Lourdes Matha.

Climate of Wayanad
Wayanad experiences a pleasant weather throughout the year. Here, summers are hot yet you will experience pleasant winds, the monsoon here start in the month of June and remains till September. However, the best time to visit Wayanad is is in the months of October till February.

How to reach Wayanad

Wayanad By Air:  The nearest airport to Wayanad is at Kozhikode.

Wayanad By Rail: The nearest railway terminal is at wayanad and thereafter you will need to hire taxi or have to take a local bus to reach at your destination.

Wayanad By Road: Wayanad is well connected by road from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty and Mysore. There are regular bus services from major cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum up to Kozhikode.

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