15 Exciting Things To Do in Wayanad



15 Exciting Things To Do in Wayanad

By Woods team

Wayanad is synonymous with a lush green escapade that every traveler yearns for. Containing the beauty of Wayanad in words is never enough; one has to know and experience every single ounce of what the place can offer. 

Wayanad is one of the premium destinations in Kerala which has a composed and elegant climate round the year. This ethereal place is home to varied forms of wildlife, beautiful waterfalls, tea plantations and rich culture from the tribal life and their exquisite art forms. The panoramic view of the Western Ghats speaks volumes about the time anyone can spend. 

Monsoon is one of the best times to plan a visit to Wayanad. Rain brings a different colour and texture to the picturesque Wayanad. Getting a booking at a good resort will compliment them and elevate the experience of your staycation or vacation.

Here's a list of the top 15 things to do in Wayanad: 

Meenmutty Waterfalls

In the mood for an adventurous trek? An exhilarating trek with a breathtaking view at the end will definitely make a traveler's wish list. Meenmutty Waterfalls in Wayanad is a scenic beauty that reveals itself after a two-kilometer long trek through the woods. The Meenmutty waterfalls crash to the ground from 1000 feet and have three different base points. Three separate decks are there to take in the different angles of this natural wonder. 

Chembra Peak

Situated at an altitude of 2100 m, Chembra peak is home to pristine forms of flora and fauna. An arduous trek and view worth a lifetime is a promise if you plan to visit this major attraction of Wayanad. The requirement of prior permission is a necessity if you plan to visit this exotic space.

The forest department has curated a full-day trekking package. The end of the trek leads to the heart-shaped lake or commonly known as “hridayasarassu”. This trek to Chembra Peak will be one of the best things to do in Wayanad. 

Edakkal Caves

History buffs and curious travelers can indulge in some exquisite cave paintings at Edakkal caves. The location of these caves is 1200 m above sea level on the hills of Ambukutty Mala. The pictorial representations inside Edakkal caves date back to 6000 BC. These carvings belong to the Neolithic and the Mesolithic ages.

Also read Importance of Edakkal Caves, Wayanad.

Kuruva Islands

Kuruva Island or Kuruva dweep is a cluster of islands and a protected river delta located in the middle of the Kabini river. It is spread over 950 acres and is extremely rich in diverse flora and fauna. Picnics are prohibited on these islands as a part of the Government's eco-tourism project. Fret not, travelers can still plan trekking adventures, a lazy walk through the nature trail and a long boat ride to absorb this enchanting beauty.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary was set up in 1973 and is home to the largest recorded population of Asiatic Elephants and Tigers. The sanctuary shares borders with other wildlife reserves like Bandipur, Nagarhole and Mudumalai. These offer a natural route for the seasonal migration of the animals.

Kalladi Forest

The nature walk through the Kalladi forest is ideal for anyone who wants a very soothing and non-compromising trek. The walk takes you through the rustic jungle along with tea estates and spice gardens. The paths in the Kalladi forest give away the most beautiful streams and pathways covered in gigantic trees. It is one of the off-beat things to do in Wayanad. 

Thirunelli Temple

A temple at the top of a hill filled with divinity and sanctity is something not to miss. The temple forms a unique perspective on the life and death of a person and has rituals for life after death. Thirunelli temple is on the banks of river Papanasini and is one of the most chosen places to do the last rites. The trek to Thirunelli and the views from the temple are something to cherish for.

Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi can be kindly termed as a gateway to heaven. The route to Lakkidi is adorned by streams, beautiful gorges and the famous Thamarassery Churam or Ghats. It is about 2296 feet above sea level and is home to many popular resorts and is ideal for staycations.

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Wayanad is home to many places of historical and archaeological shreds of evidence. Wayanad Heritage Museum is located at Ambalavayal and is also known as Ambalavayal Heritage Museum. It is one of the well-maintained museums in Kerala and has rich collections of various anthropological evidence which gives insight into the existence of an advanced civilization.


Pakshipathalam is a magnificent space for the rarest of rare avian species. Therefore, it is one of the quintessential areas for bird watching. Pakshipathalam also gives adventurists an enthralling experience of trekking. Pakshipathalam helps you embrace nature to its fullest. 


Uravu is a non-profit bamboo developmental organization. It was established in 1996 and provides a sustainable solution for the upliftment of the rural communities of Wayanad. It is located at Thrikkaipetta and has six interventions and is known as green-gold bamboo. The factory visit can give you glimpses of the various processes streamlined by Uravu.

Jain temple

The Bathery Jain temple's existence dates back to the 13th century as an artifact of the cultural existence of the Vijayanagara Dynasty. The temple is a protected monument by the Archaeological Society of India. The temple has served as the ammunition and administrative hub for the army of Tipu Sultan.

Banasura Sagar Dam

The Banasura Sagar Dam made of massive stones and boulders is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. It holds a large expanse of water with mountains as the background. It is the apt location to start a traveler's trekking expedition.

Take a look at the Exciting things about Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara waterfalls or Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall amidst dense forests and mountainous terrain. The waterfalls form a large pool which is ideal for bathing and swimming under safe limits. 

Adventure Tourism

Various forms of adventure tourism are one of the main attractions in Wayanad. Ziplining over tea estates and ziplining over Karlad lake. Trekking comes in different forms like easy, mild and intensive.

Are these not enough to entice you to book? Book your stay in the best luxury resort in Wayanad, The Woods Resorts, and start planning your exquisite and exciting trip to Wayanad.