Wayanad, the green paradise of Kerala, is one of the most alluring places in the earth to spend some time with your soul mate. The wonderful climate and the scenic beauty of Wayanad have made it one of the first choices of many couples.
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of the famed Western Ghats, Wayanad with its pretty mountains, mist, alluring valleys, cool air and rich greenery has a prominent position in the history of Kerala.
It is one of the best and less explored hill stations in India. The place has got many beautiful mountain streams, rivulets, spice plantations, deep valleys, lofty ridges, lush forests, waterfalls etc...
This green paradise is one of the best places to spend your honeymoon period. There are many resorts in Wayanad that are set in the natural beauty of the land and help the couples have a true experience of life in a rural mountain village. It is also a perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. Some of these resorts also have tree houses and there is no other place in the earth like a tree house where you could experience the nature and wilderness more than that.
As we said Wayanad is blessed abundantly by nature there are a lot of places you could visit. Some of these places are Banasura Sagar Dam (the largest earth dam in India), and the hills surrounding it, the pre-historic Edakkal Caves, Kuruva Island, Chembra Peak which is called the trekkers' paradise, the heart shaped lake en route to the peak, Neelimala view point, beautiful natural fresh water Pookot Lake, where you could go for boating, Vythiri, Lakkidi (one of the highest locations in Wayanad) etc.
Ancient temples like Thirunelli, Batheri Mahaganapaathy Temple, Seetha Lava Kusha Temple at Pulpally (only such temple in the world), Puliyarmala Jain Temple and Glass temple at Koottamundu (another Jain temple) also attracts a lot of visitors.
The picnic spots like Pazhassi tourist resort and the nearby park, Ambalavayal Heritage Museum are also the main attractions here.
Meenmutty waterfall is the most important and impressive waterfalls in Wayanad. You will have to trek about 2 km through the forest to reach the three tier waterfalls. During the monsoon, visitors are not allowed to go near the falls because of the high water level.
Another major attraction is the Soochippara falls. It is also known as the Sentinel Rock waterfalls. Visitors could swim in the bottom of the waterfalls. It also offers rock climbing options and visitors could have the picturesque views of the surrounding tea estates. Chethalayam waterfalls and Kanthanpara waterfalls are also great places to visit.
Pakshipathalam bird watching centre, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary are the best places to explore and experience Wayanad's diverse wildlife.
Trekking and rock climbing are the two adventure activities you shouldn't miss while you are here.