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Welcome to the enchanting land of Wayanad, a nature lover’s paradise nestled within the verdant landscapes of Kerala. As you step foot into Wayanad, feel the cool breeze that whispers tales of the timeless wilderness, the unspoiled terrains, and the tranquil tea gardens, swaying to their own rhythm under the canopy of a clear blue sky.

Behold the mesmerizing sight of lush paddy fields, painted in shades of a vivid green that stretches as far as your eyes can see. The symphony of chirping birds and the gentle rustling of leaves creates an alluring soundtrack to this picturesque tableau.

Be ready to lose yourself in the rustic charm of the tribal villages, where age-old traditions come alive through music, dance, and art. Every curve, every corner, every stone here has a story to tell, deeply rooted in the rich heritage of Kerala.

Smell the fresh aroma of spices as you stroll through the vibrant local markets, a sensory explosion that fills the air with notes of cardamom, clove, and pepper. Taste the authentic local delicacies, cooked with love and served with the warmth that defines the hospitality of Wayanad.

Wayanad isn’t just a destination; it’s a journey of experiences. An untouched canvas that beautifully blends the vibrance of culture, the serenity of nature, and the allure of adventure. We welcome you to join this mesmerizing journey and embrace the spirit of Wayanad. Come, let’s explore the magic together!

History of Wayanad

Origins and Ancient History

Wayanad, the name derived from ‘Vayal Nadu’, meaning ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’, has an extensive history that dates back over 3,000 years. Evidence from archaeological findings suggests that the region was inhabited during the New Stone Age civilization, making it one of the oldest human settlements in the world.

Tribal Influence

The history of Wayanad is intricately woven with its tribal communities. The Paniyas, Adiyars, Kurumas, and Ooralis are some of the tribes that have lived here for thousands of years. They have significantly influenced the culture and traditions of the region, shaping the distinct identity of Wayanad.

Colonial Era

During the colonial period, Wayanad came under the rule of the British East India Company. The British introduced cash crops such as tea and coffee, leading to the establishment of numerous plantations throughout the district.

Freedom and Formation

Wayanad played a crucial role in the freedom struggle of India. The Pazhassi Raja, also known as the ‘Lion of Kerala’, led a rebellion against the British forces from this region. Wayanad was part of the Kozhikode district until 1980 when it was formed as a separate district due to administrative reasons.

Today, Wayanad is known not only for its rich history but also for its stunning natural beauty, biodiversity, and warm hospitality, inviting visitors from around the world to step back in time and embrace the spirit of this captivating region.

Wayanad quick facts

Location: Situated in the northern part of Kerala, on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, bordered by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Languages Spoken: Malayalam is the official and most widely spoken language. However, English is also commonly understood and spoken.

Climate: Tropical monsoon climate with a cool and comfortable temperature range of 18°C to 29°C. Rainfall is abundant, particularly between June and August during the monsoon season.

Best Known For: Exquisite landscapes featuring misty mountains, dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and vibrant tea and spice plantations.

Popular Festivals: Vishu (New Year’s Day for Malayalees), Onam (Harvest festival), and tribal festivals like Thirunelli Festival, Ananthan Kavu Utsavam.

Tourist Attractions: Edakkal Caves, Thirunelli Temple, Pookode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and En Ooru a tribal heritage village at Pookode.

Local Cuisine: Puttu with Kadala curry (Steamed rice cake with black chickpea curry), Malabar Parotta with Kerala style beef curry, bamboo rice payasam, Karimeen pollichathu (pearl spot fish), and Wayanad tea.

Best time to visit Wayanad

October to May: These months constitute the post-monsoon and summer seasons in Wayanad. The weather during this time is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C, making it an excellent time for sightseeing, wildlife safaris, and trekking. The summer, in particular, from March to May, is perfect for outdoor activities and to visit the tea and spice plantations.

June to September: This period marks the monsoon season. While heavy rainfall can occasionally hamper outdoor activities, the beauty of Wayanad during the rains is breathtaking, as the region turns lush green. Waterfalls like Soochipara and Meenmutty are at their full glory during the monsoons, making it a favored time for nature lovers and photographers.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adrenaline rush or a serene soul seeking peace amidst nature, Wayanad offers something for every traveler, every season. Plan your visit as per your preference and get ready to create unforgettable memories in this splendid abode of nature.

How to reach Wayanad

By Air: The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, approximately 65 km away from Wayanad. The airport has excellent connectivity with major cities in India and some international destinations. Taxis or pre-booked cabs are readily available from the airport to Wayanad.

By Rail: The closest railway station is Kozhikode (Calicut), which is about 85 km from Wayanad. It is well connected with key cities across India. From the station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Wayanad.

By Road: Wayanad enjoys a robust network of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses connecting it with various cities in Kerala and nearby states. Alternatively, you could drive to Wayanad. From Bengaluru, it’s approximately a 6-hour drive (around 280 km), and from Mysuru, it’s a 3-hour drive (130 km).

By Bus: There are regular buses from major cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Chennai, and Trivandrum to Wayanad. Both government and private buses provide services on these routes.

Whichever path you choose, the journey to Wayanad promises a visual treat, with scenic routes unfurling the beauty of the Western Ghats. Get ready to be welcomed by a cool breeze, the sweet smell of spices, and the serene landscapes that precede the enchanting Wayanad.

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