Places to Visit in Wayanad in 2 days
Wayanad is synonymous with the beauty and flamboyance of the Nilgiris. It is a very popular vacation spot for anyone who is looking for a change of atmosphere and a relaxing getaway. The ideal option is to take a trip to Wayanad; it will definitely rejuvenate your senses and give you a much needed stress-free environment. You can plan a quick getaway of two days to Wayanad.
On your visit to Wayanad, you can see a lot of beautiful resorts which are built to welcome the visitors with some amazing staycation facilities. Book your Wayanad resort well in advance to avoid last minute hurries.
Here, in this blog, we are going to try and list all the places to visit in Wayanad during your two day visit:
If you wish to bring out the adventurist in you, Chembra Peak will be the ideal place to go on your two day trip to Wayanad. Chembra Peak is situated at 2050 m above sea level. The end of the trek gives you a very landscaped view of the Western Ghats and then an even more mesmerizing view of the heart shaped lake. To get started with the trek, you have to first get a permission pass from the forest department. There is also a fee that you have to pay in order to get access to the Chembra Peak Trek. The entire trek will lull you into laps of nature.
To know more, read Chembra Peak - Best Place for Trekking in Wayanad
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is yet another place to add to the list of places to visit in Wayanad. The sanctuary extends to 345 square kilometers and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The reserve has a variety of animals with whom you can relish their own land with all their might and pride. The main attraction of the visit to the wildlife sanctuary is the elephant rides that the forest department offers. It is also a treasure to see animals, and seeing them in their own diversity is something that is not to be missed. Make sure you do not miss the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Edakkal Caves is a must visit when curating your itinerary of places to visit in Wayanad. It is a very strenuous hike to the Edakkal caves that is going to last for 45-60 minutes. It is recommended that you be in good physical condition to attempt the hike to the Edakkal Caves. Edakkal Caves is a fitting place for someone who is a history buff, as the carvings in the caves talk a lot about the prehistoric era. You can also see a very natural and attractive black, solid ball mountain fissure at the end of the caves. In order to take pictures, you will have to pay extra. The cave closes at five in the evening, so make sure you plan your trip accordingly. The caves are also closed on all Mondays for maintenance, keep this in mind while you are planning your trip.
Also read, Importance of Edakkal Caves, Wayanad
Meenmutty Waterfalls are a cascading glory that you definitely do not want to miss on your list of places to visit in Wayanad. The waterfalls are a sight worth seeing, and reaching the waterfalls requires a good trek, which can also satisfy the adventurous mind. The waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall of which the first tier is easy to reach and the second and third tier water walls are quite an arduous trek. Make sure to plan your trip to Meenmutty Waterfalls in the months of October to May, and never plan your trip during the monsoon season.
Banasura Dam is one of its kind as it is made of soil and stones. It is Asia's second largest dam and the largest dam in India. It is situated in the Kabini river tributary. You can take a speedboat ride inside the dam and get an all round view of it. The ride can be quite tricky, as the currents may not be favorable all the time. The spectacular view from the Banasura Dam can be an enthralling one with the serene background of the Nilgiris.
Take a look at the Exciting Things about Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad
Pookode Lake envisions the peace of the journey. You can feel the wear from the mental stress and the work pressure. It is also an ideal space for families as you can set children's play areas and activities. You can also choose to go boat riding, where you can imbibe the beauty of nature wholeheartedly with a fresh and cold breeze. Through the boat ride, you can also experience the rich flora and fauna offered by the Western Ghats.
Read this blog, Everything You Need to Know About Pookode Lake in Wayanad
Pakshipathalam is every bird lover’s paradise. If you have the appetite to sit and watch birds and get to know their habitat up close, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary will be your best choice. The Sanctuary is situated at the Brahmagiri hills which above the sea level is precisely 1740 m high. The journey to the sanctuary is filled with breathtaking views of wild vegetation, rivers, and a pristine view of the entire Wayanadan landscape. Make sure to get the permission of the forest department before getting into the aviary dreams.
Lakkidi View point
Lakkidi view point for sunset is that it has to be in your list of places to visit in Wayanad. The view promises to give you a great and picturesque sunset that will be etched in your mind for years to come. The clouds, the fog—everything contributes entirely to the moment. Keep a note of the sunset and arrive at the spot at least half an hour before the sunset to capture the view in its entirety.
Kuruva Island is an ideal place to visit if you are interested in learning more about the flora and fauna. They also take in the island with its unique bamboo boats and bridges, which is an ethereal experience. You can blend in with nature and take in more of the extraordinary beauty of Wayanad.
Planning your itinerary is the first step to a successful trip. This blog was curated with the aim of helping you with the entire two-day plan for your trip to Wayanad. Make sure you cross check the timings from the government website.