Located south of Coorg and sharing a boundary with the Nagarhole National Park, Wayanad lies in the middle of the Western Ghats.Perhaps its most famous inhabitant is the Wayanad laughing thrush and the chance to hear its laugh like call is incentive enough to be there.
The hilly district doesn’t have any linear trek route like in the Himalayas instead it is fragmented into small one-day treks and walks that take a few hours. So plan your holiday according to time in hand. You can spend a weekend in one destination or spend a week looking around all of them. While the number of days needed to cover Wayanad is just indicative of a bare-minimum itinerary you can see excellent resorts in the complete wilderness. To reach these places you can either go for public transport or if you have your own vehicle it will save time.
Enter from Sultan Bathery, east of Edakkal do a circuitous trip through the south via Meenmutty and Soochipara waterfalls, climb Chembra Peak, cover Lakkidi and Vythiri in the west get to the central headquarters of Kalpetta and then head north toThirunelly and Pakshipathalam. If you have time then trek across the Brahmagiri Hills from Irpu in Coorg, cross over to Thirunelly via Pakshipathalam, do the Wayanad trek in reverse and finally emerge at Sulthan Bathery on the eastern fringe.
Sep to May
Wayanad District in north Kerala South of Coorg in Karnataka