Wayanad is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.
The Nilgiris lit. ‘The blue mountains’ are the major responsible factor for this town’s popularity.
Pulpally in Wayanad boasts of the only Luv Kush Temple in Kerala and Vythiri has the only mirror temple in Kerala which is a Jain temple.
The region was known as Mayakshetra -Maya's land in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the Western Ghats
Chembra Peak The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique character of Wayanad provide a lot for adventure tourism. Trekking to the Chembra peak is a risky mountaineering endeavour. Chembra peak, the highest hill in Wayanad, is near Meppady town. Trekking to the top of this peak takes almost a day. Tourists can also stay one or two days at the top of the peak in temporary camps. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvases, huts and trekking implements on hire. The scenic beauty of Wayanad, which is visible from the top of Chambra, is very exhilerating.
Edakkal Cave This location of breathtaking beauty is three kilometres from Ambalavayal which is 25 kilometres from Kalpetta. The Edakkal cave in the Ambukuthy mountain, is not a cave in the real sense. The rock wall contains some interesting carvings, which represent human and animal figures and objects of human use and symbols
Kuruva Island The Kuruva island, 950 acres of ever green forest on the tributaries of east flowing river Kabani, is an ideal picnic spot, far away from the disturbances of city life. The island is uninhabited. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are the sovereigns of this supernal kingdom. It is 17 Kms. east of Mananthavady and 40 kms. north west of Sulthan Bathery.
Phantom Rock A rock shaped like a skull with a phantom-like exterior is what is commonly referred to as the Phantom Rock. It is known as the Cheengeri Mala among the locals
Pookode Lake Pookode Lake is yet another must-visit on the list of Wayanad tourist places. It is a fresh water lake established in the middle of thelush and green forests of Wayanad. An abundance of blue lotus and fresh water fish inhabit the water body, enhancing its glorious beauty
Banasura Sagar Dam An additional precious stone among the Wayanad tourist places is the Banasura Sagar Dam in Kalpetta. It is the 2nd largest in all of Asia also the largest dam in India which is constructed at the Banasura Lake, the dam holds huge amount of water and delivers the scenic magnificence of the mountains as its scenery
Meenmutty waterfalls Meenmutty Waterfalls is assumed as the largest waterfall in Wayanad. A 2 km hike from the main Ooty road, this three-tiered waterfall with the height of 300 metres is a uncommon Wayanad tourist place that motionless remains unharmed. This quiet and tiresome route ends at a point with the dreamiest sights.
Neelimala View Point The continous Meenmutty Waterfalls talkative transversely the luxuriant greenery of Wayanad is the sight that gives you at the Neelimala View Point. On attainment the charming point of view, extravagance your eyes to the eye-catching view it offers or even look for butterflies of diverse colors