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20 Best Tourist Places To Visit In Wayanad Kerala In 2 Days

The best places to visit in Wayanad are Tea Gardens, Chembra Peak, Banasura Dam, Lakkidi View Point, Meppadi, Kalpetta, Sultan Bathery, Vythiri, Kuruvadweep, Thirunelly, Camping, Longest Ziplining, Soochipara Waterfalls, Zeno Village, Sky Park, GReaT Trails, Enrroe Village, Wildvibes, Mananthavady, and Pulpally. 2 days are sufficient to visit these places. This article provides information on the places to see in Wayanad, timing, elevation, fees, distances, Hotels, and restaurants.

Best Tourist Places To Visit In Wayanad In 2 days

Tea Gardens

Tea gardens are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Wayanad. There are many famous tea estates in Wayanad. Some of the famous tea estates in Wayanad are Tea Plantation, Tea Garden Holiday Home, Vythiri Tea Garden Retreat, Chateau Woods, Kallat British Resort, Rippon Eco Woods, Horrison Tea Estate, Parison Tea Estate, Achoor Tea Estate, and Woodrose resort. You can stay in the tea gardens and enjoy the beauty of the greenery.

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Chembra Peak

Chembra peak is the highest mountain peak in Wayanad surrounded by hills, tea plantations, and a lush green valley. The height of the Chembra Peak is 2100 meters from sea level. It is a picturesque location as the route to the peak past the waterfall and lush greenery. The adventure to this beautiful peak is like chasing a dream. The total length of the trek is 4.5 km. The starting point of the Chembra Peak is Meppadi town. Trekkers are allowed to trek between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm. The duration of the trek is 4 to 5 hours.

Banasura Dam

Banasura Dam is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. It is located at the foothill of Banasura Hills. The distance between Banasura dam from Kalpetta is 21 km.  The dam was built across the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabani River. The activities on the Banasura dam are speed boating, kayaking, coracle rides, and trekking. The distance between Banasura dam and Pookode Lake is 22 km by road.  This beautiful place is surrounded by green hills and plantations of coconuts and betel nuts. There is a small park and is the best picnic spot.  

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Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi viewpoint is famous for its mesmerizing scenery. It is situated at an altitude of 700 meters from sea level. It is known for nine hairpin caves and offers a resplendent view of the mountains in Wayanad. It is the best place in Wayanad to watch and enjoy the sunset and sunrise. The distance of Lakkidi Viewpoint is 32 km from Wayanad. This place gets the second-highest rainfall on the planet. It is situated on the Kozhikode – Mysore – Kollegal Highway, Lakkidi, Kerala.

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Meppadi is a scenic village in Kerala state of India. The village has lush green hills covered by tea plantations. The hidden places in Meppadi are Attamala and Puthumala. The 900 Kandi forest is situated near Meppadi in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The major attractions in 900 Kandi are jungle walks and swimming in the jungle stream. The other attractions in Kandi are jeep safari, tent stay, off-road biking, glass bridge visit, ropeway, and skywalk. The extremely beautiful hill station is located on the state highway between Kozhikode and Ooty.

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Kalpetta is a town in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India. It is famous for coffee and tea plantations. It is a gateway to the lofty Chembra peak and Neelimala View Point which overlooks the waterfall and forested valley. It has majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air, and picturesque beauty. There are many hotels, restaurants, and other attractions making it your best destination for visit. It is lying on the Kozhikode – Mysore National Highway in Kerala.  The pin Code of Kalpetta is 673121. Kalpetta has pleasant weather during the winter season which is the best time to visit. 

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Sultan Bathery

Sultan bathery is a town in the mountain area of Wayanad. It got its name from the ancient Bathery Jain Temple which was used as an ammunition battery by Tipu Sultan’s Army. It lies on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka state. The best tourist places to visit in Sultan bathery are Edakkal Caves, Phantom Rock, Karapuzha Dam, Kolagappara, Chingeri Hill, and ancient Jain Temple. The distance between Sultan Bathery and Wayanad is 21 km. The Pin Code of Sultan bathery is 673592. The distance between Sultan Bathery and Kalpetta is 25 km by road.


Vythiri is a small town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Vythiri Resort is one of the best resorts in Wayanad which offers a hotel, rainforest resort, jungle honeymoon cottages, swimming pool, sauna, spa, and wellness center. Vythiri is famous for its spice plantation, beautiful forest, and diverse tradition of tribal communities. It is one of the best picnic spots in the entire Kerala state. Karalad Lake which is just 8 km from Vythiri is a hidden retreat that is slowly gaining popularity with tourists.

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Kuruvadweep or Kuruva Island is a 950 acres protected river delta. It consists of three densely wooded uninhabited islands and a few satellite submergible islands which lie on the bank of the tributaries of the Kabini River. It is replete with lush green forests, eco-tourism spots, and nature’s paradise. The island has two freshwater lakes. The bamboo bridge on the island is unique. You can enjoy a boat ride of bamboo rafting to explore the island. The time island is from 9 am to 4 pm and only between October to May as it is closed during the monsoon season. An entry fee is required to visit the Island.


Thirunelly is a small village in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The famous Thirunelly Temple is located in the Brahmagiri forest and has religious significance. The Thirunelly Temple is dedicated to the Lord Maha Vishnu. This temple is compared with the temples in Gaya in Bihar. The rituals are conducted here for the departed soul. The temple has traditional Kerala architecture. The village is surrounded by Kambamala, karimala, and Varadiga mountain peaks. The nearest railway station to Thirunelly is the Mysore railway station at a distance of 123 km.    

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Wayanad is the best place for camping in Kerala. There are different types of camping in Wayanad like adventure camping, tent camping, and farm camping. The best campsites in Wayanad are Blue Mango Camping, Wayanad Backpackers Tent Camping, Campper Arrow Hill Camp, Cloud Nine Camping, Camp Monk, Cave Camping, and GET Camping. During the stay camping, you can enjoy the forest stay, staying with tribal, road jeep rides, jungle safari, and peak climbing expeditions. Nature camping is the best way to explore the natural beauty.

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Longest Ziplining

The ziplining in the Wayanad is around 300 meters long. It spans over some thicket forest of Wayanad. It is located in Pozhtana in Wayanad. During the adventure of ziplining you will be equipped with a harness, helmet, and gloves. It is always a great idea to go extremely close to nature and witness its magic. You will overlook the tea gardens and Banasura Lake. The longest zipline across the lake in South India is the Wayanad Adventure at Karlad Lake. Other ziplines are Muddy Boots Zipline, Wayanad Adventure camp, Karapuzha Dam, and Hill District Club.  

Soochipara Waterfall

Soochipara waterfall is a three-tiered waterfall located in Vellarimala, Wayanad district, Kerala. It is situated on the Chaliyar River. It is also known as Sentinal Rock Waterfall. It is perhaps the most picturesque spot located in the periphery of Wayanad. The distance of Suchipara waterfalls from Meppadi is 13 km, from Kalpetta 24 km, and from Sultan Bathery is 46 km. The visiting time of the waterfalls is from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The entry fee and camera fee are required for the visitors.  Tourists have to take about a 2 km trek from the road to reach the falls.

Zeno village- 900 Kandi

Zeno Village is located in 900 Kandi Wayanad in Kerala. The Zeno Wild Village offers villas with well-furnished rooms equipped with all modern facilities and comforts. These villas are great options for travelers looking for accommodations in Wayanad. Along with the villas, there are many tree houses for romantic gateways in Zeno Village. These tree houses feature an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, spa, and wellness center. Another great option to stay there is Mountain Tent Camping. When you plan a journey to Wayanad think about the Zeno Village.

Sky Park

The sky park @ 900 Kandi is an adventure park in Wayanad. Sky Park is a green paradise with a lush green forest with adventure and serenity.  The glass bridge in Sky park is a top tourist attraction. The distance of Glass Bridge from Meppadi is 15 km. Glass bridge has fascinating features around the world. This glass bridge is safe for the traverse. This is a newly installed glass bridge at Green Mountain Resort. It is south India’s first Glass bridge in Kerala. Sky park has the fun activity of adventure swing rides.

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GReaT Trails Wayanad by GRT

GReaT Trails is a GRT hotel located in the midst of green rolling hills, a coffee and tea plantation. The hotel is a combination of beauty and luxury. It is located at Puzhakkal, Padinjarathara Road, Kerala. It is spread over 3 acres of area on the top of the hill. This hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool, a premium dining venue, and an exclusive spa. This is one of the best options for travelers looking for a resort in Wayanad. Truly it is a slice of heaven in God’s own country.

En Ooru Heritage Village

En Ooru is a tribal heritage village at Pookode in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Sometimes it is called Enrroe Village. This unique village boasts a cafeteria that serves dishes and markets. The village shows the vibrant culture and traditions of tribal communities of the Kerala state. This is the first tribal heritage village open in Kerala and the addition of a new tourism map of Wayanad. To visit the village an entry fee and jeep ride fee are required.  The main object behind starting the village was to introduce the tourist to diverse tribal traditions.

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Wildvibes is a budget stay inside the forest of Wayanad. It is located in Kalladi, Ayyappa Temple Road, Vellarimala, Kerala- 673573.  The evergreen beautiful location spans over 70 acres of land. There are 100 years old trees and many species of wildlife and birds. The forest stream flows along the border of the glamping site and is the main attraction for tourists. You can enjoy swimming in the ice-cold water. The contact number of Wildvibes is +91 8921 838 640.


Mananthavady is a municipality and taluka place in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India. It is the transportation hub of Eastern Wayanad and buses to Kozhikode, Kannur, Thalaserry, and many other places. The best places to visit in Mananthavady are Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Pazhassi Raja Museum, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Pazhassi park, and Mananthavady bus stand. There are many hotels for your stay in.

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Pulpally is a mid-sized town in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India. It is also known as the “Land of Black Gold”.  The Sitha Devi Temple which is the only one in Kerala is situated in Pulpally. There are many hotels, attractions, and restaurants making Pulpally the best tourist place. The best places to visit in Pulpally are Seetha Devi Lava Kusa Temple, Eddakal caves, Adrak Mountain Mist Forest Resorts, Kanthanparai waterfall, Jain temple, and Kelakavala Big Banyan Tree.

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