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Nestled in the Western Ghats, Wayanad in Kerala is abundant with captivating natural beauty. The mystical mountains, hidden waterfalls, pristine lakes, and endless stretches of natural forests attract tourists from all over the country.

As a result, you can indulge in various activities in Wayanad, such as trekking, camping, sightseeing, wildlife safari, etc. However, if you are visiting Wayanad for the first time, it's essential to know the right time to visit this quaint hill station and plan your trip accordingly.

So, here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Wayanad. The guide also gives you valuable information on –

  • Best places to visit in Wayanad
  • How to reach Wayanad?
  • Where to stay in Wayanad?

Best Time to Visit Wayanad 

As Wayanad has pleasant weather most time of the year, it attracts tourists around the year. Following is a detailed weather outlook of Wayanad based on different seasons that can give you an idea about the best time to visit Wayanad.

Visiting Wayanad in Summer (March to May)

Summer in Wayanad lasts from March to May. The temperature usually stays around 20°C to 35 °C with an occasional cool wind from the forests all around. Days are certainly hot but still much more comfortable than the plains.

Visiting Wayanad in Monsoon (June to September) 

The temperature in Wayanad is usually around 17°C to 29 °C during the Monsoon that lasts from June to September. This can be the best season to visit Wayanad for nature lovers. The rainy season covers the entire Nilgiris with greenery. The diverse flora and fauna of the Western Ghats, and some rare animal species, all come alive during this period.

Visiting Wayanad in Winter (October to February)

If you’re planning for a short visit to Wayanad, the best time to visit can be the winter season which lasts from November to February. The soft wintry chill in the air with the temperature hovering around 15°C to 20°C can be perfect for sightseeing, wildlife tourism, trekking, etc.

Moreover, as the winter begins in December, this can be the best month to visit Wayanad for newlyweds to spend some quality time with each other.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Wayanad 

There are many places to visit in Wayanad. Here’s a list of top 10 places.

  1. Chembra Peak
  2. Kuruva Island
  3. Banasura Sagar Dam
  4. Pookode Lake
  5. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Edakkal Caves
  7. Sentinel Rock Waterfalls
  8. Paingatteri Agraharam
  9. Sulthan Bathery
  10. Lakkidi Viewpoint

How to Reach Wayanad?

Being a major tourist destination, Wayanad is well-connected with all the major cities in the region by road. So, you can take a road trip to Wayanad from the cities like Bangaluru, Mysore, Kochi, Mangalore, etc. You can also take a bus to Wayanad from these cities.

However, if you are coming from outside of Southern India, Kozhikode airport, at a distance of 85 km, is the nearest airport to Wayanad. Kozhikode also has the nearest major railway station to Wayanad. From Kozhikode, you can take a bus or a private cab to Wayanad.

Where to Stay in Wayanad?

Vythiri Village Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, is one of the best resorts in Wayanad to spend quality time with your loved ones. The 30-acre scenic property is located near the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The vast manicured central lawn and the lush greenery all around can help you relax and rejuvenate.

Moreover, the resort has a fully equipped gym, spa, and many other modern amenities that will ensure you never have any dull moment.

Wayanad is one of the best places to get away from the daily hustles of life and spend some rejuvenating time in the lap of nature. So, finalise your plan as per the information given above and visit this beautiful place as early as possible.

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