Indian elephant walking through lush jungle in Wayanad

Wayanad Tours and Travels

About Wayanad

Situated in the mountains of the Western Ghats in the South of India is Wayanad. At an altitude that ranges from 700 to 2100 metres above sea level and only 76 km from the seaside city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, Wayanad is one of the loveliest hill stations in Kerala, rewarding those who have taken the time to visit with picturesque nature and plentiful wildlife. If you're starting to get a bit sick of the chaos of the cities then a trip to Wayanad is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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Due to the high altitude, agriculture is made up of mostly perennial plantations. Major crops being tea, coffee, pepper, cardamon and rubber. Rice paddies are also becoming more common in the valleys and green ginger is a popular product of the region. Recorded history of this area only dates back to the 18th Century when it was ruled by the Rajas of the Veda tribe. It later came under the rule of the Pazhassi Rajas of the Kottayam royal dynasty.

One of the most popular things to do whilst in Wayanad is to pay a visit to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Formed in 1973, the park consists of thick, verdant swathes of jungle, which plays host to a vast range of different animals. Elephants, leopards, tigers and wild boars are just some of the larger mammals that roam freely through this reserve. The park is also home to the King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake. There are a number of different excursions that run through the park, all of which adhere to its ecotourism policies. These include jeep safaris and bird watching tours.

Wayanad Hotels

If you are planning a Wayanad holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Tranquil Resort Wayanad

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Tranquil Resort is an intimate and charming family-owned property on a 400 acre private coffee and spice plantation, nestled within the remote and lush rainforest of Wayanad. The accommodation provides a unique homestay experience (rooms, suites and tree houses) with spacious, well appointed rooms and tasty home-cooked meals. It is located on a stunning plantation in Wayanad, 6 km from Sultan Battery and 130km from Kozhikode International Airport.

Wayanad Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Wayanad.

Tailored To Suit YouREF: India 3827 - 22 Day India Tailormade holiday with 2 days in Wayanad - Also visiting: Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Rayagada, Taptapani, Puri, Coorg, Nileshwaram & Valiyaparamba, Thalassery, Kochi, Kovalam

Other Places to Visit in India

Central India

Indian Himalayan Region

North East India

North India

Rajasthan

South India

Western India

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