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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on May 13, 2020 Share on

Mini getaway in the Western Ghats – Wayanad

Planning to explore the Western Ghats in South India? Visit Wayanad, Situated in Kerala in other words known as God’s own country, Waynad is a land of picturesque hills, striking caves, mysterious island, eccentric fauna and flora, and ever-flowing waterfalls which are a treat for all, including god perhaps! Wayanad has its own natural elements adding to its glorified beauty. 

Wayand tea estate
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Things to do

1.Wayanad tea museum

Do you have a taste for the finer things in life? If it’s yes, then the Wayanad tea museum is a must-visit for you! Learn about the art of processing tea while sipping through hot tea of your choice and clicking Instagram worthy pictures in this aesthetically pleasing location. This three-storied century-old wooden museum is located  8 kilometers away from Vythiri.

2.Adventure Wayanad Tent Stay And Trekking

Become one with nature by camping in tents and falling asleep with the stars out in the cold. With no electricity and no hot water, this place is not for the tech-addicts and the light hearts! It’s still completely safe with a kitchen and a bathroom inside an estate away from the lurking fauna of Wayanad! You can experience this for a feasible price if you have a valiant persona!

Exploring the chain of Islands

1.Kuruvadweep island

This island situated on the banks of the tributaries of the Kabini River includes three jungly uninhabited islands and few satellite islands. Here, you can walk on magical bamboo bridges, raft in its streaming waters, or simply take a lazy nature walk while you slowly fall in love with this enchanted spot.  The entrance fee is rupees 80 per person.

Disclaimer: Entry to this island is restricted during rainy seasons (from June to September)

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2. Meenmutty waterfalls

If you’re a thrill-seeker, take a 2 kilometers long trek through a captivating forest to reach the three-tiered, 300 meters high waterfalls. I promise that the sweet sound of birds, sumptuous foliage, and the reverberating sound of the waterfall in the distance while you trek towards it will sweep you off your feet! Located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, it’s the second-largest waterfall in Kerala.

Trekking, View from the top.
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3. Eddakal Caves

Take a necessary trek up the Ambukuthi hills to reach this antique cave. The natural vibrations of this cave will resonate with your soul and soothe your nerves. With its petroglyphs, this place is a treat for the curious-minded.

Note: you can catch up with your cardio by climbing a long flight of stairs here.

In short, Wayanad is a haven for an eccentric concoction of flora and fauna and heaven for mankind. Visit Pickyourtrail and check out various packages available. Feeling too confused, you can request a call from their travel experts and help you with your planning.

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