Wayanad Tour Package-3D2N
Enjoy a confluence of history and culture, picturesque hills stations and spice plantations in Wayanad. Spend some time learning history at the caves even dating back to the Mesolithic age. Relax amidst the tea estates, forests and dams to enjoy nature in its pristine form and the views ensure you turn into a photographer if you aren’t one already.
Wayanad Tour Packages starts from 13,000.00 for two people. Destinations Include Kozhikode, Wayanad. Tour Package includes Transfer from Kozhikode to and fro, 3 Star Accommodation, Breakfast, Sightseeing.
The name of the district Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu. Vayal represents Paddy fields, and Nadu is the land. So Wayanad symbolizes an area of paddy fields. The serene beauty of the place lies in its nature and surroundings that include fog capped mountains, dense forests, and lush green agricultural estates. It is also home to a group of wild animals and has a beautiful assortment of flora and fauna. The region is nuzzled in between the Western Ghats Mountains in the state of Kerala.
Wayanad is home to eye-catching waterfalls, serene, freshwater lakes, mesmerizing peaks, emerald woods, historical monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, places of pilgrimage and many other attractions.Its climate remains pleasurable throughout the year. The most suitable time to visit Wayanad is from September to April.
The handicraft and handloom products of Wayanad could be considered when it comes to shopping at Wayanad. Spices and other natural products like tea and coffee from Wayanad are excellent gifts to carry back home. Beside that embroidered mats, rugs, fashion wares are some other products of the region that you can look to shop for at Wayanad.
Itinerary Day-1 West of Wayanad
Start your holiday being picked up from Calicut railway station and head towards Wayanad. During this day enjoy a fantastic thrill of a speedboat cruise on the Banasura lake, a bright water expanse overlooking the hills. Drive amidst the lush tea estates to reach the foothill of the Chembra peak, spend time at a heart-shaped lake which supposedly has never dried up even in peak summer. Trek to reach the top of the mountain to get some breathtaking views. Visit the fabulous waterfalls of the region at Soojipara and Kanthanpara. End your day with some spectacular views of the sunrise valley. Proceed to the resort amidst nature to retire for the day.
Itinerary Day-2 East of Wayanad
After breakfast starts your day by visiting Edakkal caves which are believed to be one the earliest centers of human habitation. These caves offer cave drawings on the walls which include wheels, bows animal, and human figures; scripts etched on their walls. Go back in time at the Ambalavayal Heritage archaeological museum having an extensive collection of the remnants of an era dating back to the 2nd century A.D Visit the old Jain Temple at Sultan Bathery where Tipu sultan dumped his ammunition and parked his artillery. Head to Phantom Rock, true to its name shaped in the shape of a skull to get some great photography. Visit the Karapuzha dam built on the Karapuzha river a tributary of Kabini river is one of the most massive earth dams in India before you head back to the resort for a relaxing night.
Itinerary Day-2 North of Wayanad
Check out from the resort after breakfast Kuruvadeep Islands which offer you around 1000 acres of evergreen forest including some rare vegetation. If you are the adventurous kind head for a trek for some fantastic, breathtaking views. Pay your tributes to the Almighty at this age-old Vishnu temple (Thirunelli temple) as known as the Gaya of the South and relax near a mountain stream Papanashini, emanating from the Brahmagiri hills. Have fun at the Pookat lake with some boating on this crystal clear expanse of water and witness some large fishes at the aquarium. Buy some spices and handicrafts of Wayanad at the shopping center near the lake to carry home. A critical heritage site of the region is the tomb of the Pazhassi king belonging to the Pazhassi dynasty. A ficus tree on the left side of the road towards Vythiri one notices a heavy chain anchored to the ground and tied around the stout branches of the tree. Enjoy some dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valley at the Lakkidi viewpoint which is considered as the gateway to Wayanad Drive to Calicut to be dropped at the railway station at around 6 pm.
Itinerary for Wayanad Tour Package-3D2N
Day 1- Kozhikode to Wayanad
Tourist Spots/Places in Wayanad
Lakkidi View Point
Banasura Sagar Dam
Day 2 –Wayanad Sightseeing
Muthanga Wildlife Safari
Day 3 – Wayanad to Kozhikode
Locations/Destinations in Wayanad Tour Package-3D2N
The name of the district Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu. Vayal represents Paddy fields and Nadu is the land. So Wayanad actually symbolizes a land of paddy fields. The serene beauty of the place lies in its nature and surroundings that include fog capped mountains, dense forests, and fertile green agricultural estates. It is also home to a group of wild animals and has a wonderful assortment of flora and fauna. The region is nuzzled in between the Western Ghats Mountains in the state of Kerala. Wayanad is home to eye-catching waterfalls, serene freshwater lakes, mesmerizing peaks, emerald woods, historical monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, places of pilgrimage and many other attractions.Its climate remains pleasurable throughout the year. The most suitable time to visit Wayanad is from September to April.The handicraft and handloom products of Wayanad could be considered when it comes to shopping at Wayanad. Spices and other natural products like tea and coffee from Wayanad are excellent gifts to carry back home. Beside that embroidered mats, rugs, fashion wares are some other products of the region that you can look to shop for at Wayanad.
Formerly one of Asia’s most prosperous trading capitals, the busy coastal city of Kozhikode (also known as Calicut) is 225km north of Kochi and occupies an extremely important place in Keralan legend and history. It has played a very important role in Indian history. Being an important point for eastern spice trade during the Middle Ages, it was fondly called the "City of Spices". Today it stands out as one of the most visited tourist spots because of its portrayal of gorgeous nature along with outstanding human creation. Recently in 2012, the place was tagged as "City of Sculptures" as various sculptures are located in the city.You can find serene beaches, lush green nature, wildlife sanctuaries and a number of historical sites. It is a perfect place to have a tour with your friends and your family.
Tourist Spots in Wayanad Tour Package-3D2N
Another tourist attraction near Kalpetta, the Pookode Lake is said to be shaped like the map of India. It is the freshwater lake that houses freshwater fishes and blue lotuses. Nestled between the evergreen forest and the Western Ghats ranges, the lake has an air of isolated serenity that is irresistible to nature lovers and photographers. The lake is spread over 13 acres and is 40 m deep.This is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Wayanad. Dawn or dusk is the recommended time to visit. One of the main tributaries of Kabini River, the Panamaram rivulet originates here. There are shopping centers close by, which sells spices and local handicrafts made from natural material. Apart from that, there is a nice aquarium close to the lake which displays numerous colorful freshwater fishes. Boats are available for rent, and plucking of lilies from the lake is strictly prohibited.
Lakkidi View Point:
Lakkidi is the gateway to Wayanad which is located on the southern edge of Wayanad. Lakkiri boasts of incomparable scenic beauty, high mountain slopes, dense forests and cascading streams that create a lasting impression on the minds of people.This is a famous picnic spot that offers a fantastic view of the valley and the sneaking that road known as the 'Thamarassery Churam' that connects Wayanad with Calicut.The viewpoint is at a high altitude and one can see numerous hairpin curves on the snake-like roads below. The best time to travel up here is on a sunny day, as the mist might spoil the view. Tourists drive all the way up here just to enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunsets. Tourists come here to catch a glimpse of the hills and valleys of the Western Ghats. Tourists often stop by Lakkidi View Point, the vantage point which offers dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys.
Banasura Sagar Dam:
The Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of boulders and stones. It arrests the waters of Karamanathodu which is a tributary of the Kabini River. It aims to support the Kakkayam Hydroelectric power project and also contributes to the irrigation and drinking water requirements of the people during the summer season. It offers a breath-taking view and an ideal picnic spot. The reservoir which is formed by the dam is marked with tiny islands that are covered in thick foliage and with the Banasura in the background the view is simply breathtaking scenic mountains attract adventure tourists and the dam is an ideal point to start for trekking. During monsoon, tourists may also be able to witness small islands in the dam’s reservoir, formed when the water in the reservoir goes down. This site is a treat for photographer and nature lovers alike.
Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island is a protected river delta. It comprises a cluster of islands over the middle of Kabini River in Wayanad. Kuruva Island is heavily populated with rich flora and fauna and spreads over 950 acres of land. The geographical peculiarity of this island makes this place evergreen with a serene ambiance.The one thing that is really striking about this place is the complete silence only to be broken by faint jungle sounds. There are actually three islands with a few submerged satellite isles. The main island has two freshwater lakes, that attracts various species of birds. The accessibility of the islands is via boats and rafts provided by Kerala tourism. The islands are managed and maintained by the locals living in and around the place. Neither partying nor picnics are allowed here. Touring the island is the only recreational activity permitted. Nature's gift, Kuruvadweep is a world away from the buzzing city life to all the visitors in this place.
Translated as 'stone in between' the name Edakkal more or less describes the caves. They are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta. The cave is set on two levels, formed by a heavy boulder extending across a fissure in the rock. The first level of the cave is entered via a small opening, opposite to which a passage is leading to another opening, this time in the roof, which leads to the second level, much bigger in size than the first cave.The site has immense historical and archaeological significance. Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C old. The way inside the caves is past uneven rocks through an iron ladder and rock walls covered with moss and lichen. To reach the caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take 45 minutes to climb the hill and the trip will not disappoint you.
Muthanga Wildlife Safari:
Muthanga forest in the Wayanad is one of the foremost and targeted eco-tourism destinations the District. These ecotourism centers provide an unforgettable wilderness experience for the tourists. It is under the supervision of Kerala Forest Department. Frequent sightings of free-ranging wildlife like herds of elephants, guars, deer, monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears, many species of reptiles, fishes, butterflies, birds including vultures etc. isn’t something strange here. Medicinal plants’ garden, Birth Star Plants’ (Zodiac Plants) Garden, Muthanga Elephant Camp with 3 tuskers and one female calf, traditional tribal folklore etc. are other attractions in Muthanga.Deep conservation awareness is being created in the minds of tourists because of the ecotourism here. It is as much education as it is recreational. It is the main source of income and livelihood for local tribals and tourist guides.
It is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. Plunging to a depth of about 200 meters, this three-tiered fall is the second biggest in Wayanad and is housed in picturesque surroundings. This waterfall is one of the prettiest spots in the Wayanad district and is labeled as nature's paradise. Located near Kalpetta in Wayanad, this spectacular waterfall attracts visitors from near and far.
A gorgeous water body, the Sentinel rock waterfalls at Soochipara is a treat to the eyes. Rafting, bathing and other recreational water activities are facilitated at the pool beneath the waterfall. There are three huts in the area, which provide amazing views of the Western Ghats. There are a number of springs and shallow pools of water in the area.The 3 stretches of the waterfall end up in the Chaliyar River.To reach the falls you will have to go through a trekking trail that runs through tea gardens, rocky outcrops, and dense forests. There are a number of holiday home-stay options available here as well.
Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad district of Kerala is one of the biggest earth dams in India. The dam is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers from Kalpetta. Nearly a dozen lakes merge together to form the huge Karapuzha Lake. One can either go for a bath in pristine, clear mountain waters or choose to stroll in the beautiful hills dotted with the different lakes.The dam is built mainly for the promotion of irrigational activities, but the surrounding greenery and the collected water attracts numerous birds to this area. You can spend hours sitting on the bank of the lake and breathing the fresh air and never get enough. The small trek to the dam is speckled with coffee and pepper plants. There is an overall air of peaceful serenity and a much recommend place for birdwatchers. It is very scenic therefore makes it an ideal picnic spot.