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Wayanad

This is located in the northern part of Kerala. Not yet developed in terms of tourist accommodations. A very nice, peaceful place, cut off completely from the hustle-bustle of city life. About 7 hours drive from Mysore. Wayanad derives from the expression "wayalnadu" which means a land of paddy fields. Has the climate of a hill station like that of Ooty. One gets to see plantations of coffee, tea and cardamom everywhere! It offers a panorama of rolling hills and dales. A lot of tribals are living in this area.Wayanad has a small Jain community consisting of the Gounders who came from Karnataka. They have built temples all over the district.

 

How to reach?
The nearest airport is Calicut (about 4 hours drive). The town Kalpetta is well connected by road from Calicut (4 hours). From Bangalore, Kalpatta is 8 to 9 hours of drive.

Climate
It is a bit cold throughout the year.

What to see?
Kalpetta, the headquarters of Wayanad district has the famours Ananthanatha swamy Jain Temple. The Glass Temple of Kottamunda is 20 km away from Kalpetta. Lakkadi - a place of great scenic beauty with picturesque hills.

Food
Limited varieties of food available, with the hotels here.


What to wear?

Woolen is advisable.

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