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The picturesque Wayanad is the only plateau in Kerala and is among the most frequented tourist destinations in India. Located on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Wayanad is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore, especially during weekends or short vacations. With the New Year’s Eve just around the corner, if you are looking to take a short holiday and get away from the Bengaluru city’ conundrum and retreat to a quaint and tranquil place, Wayanad is the place you would love to be.

If you are visiting Wayanad for the first time, here is a complete guide on how to travel to the city from Bangalore through different means. The guide also gives you valuable information on –

  • 10 best places to see/visit in Bangalore
  • Best place to stay in Bangalore

How to Reach Wayanad from Bangalore?

By Air

Wayanad doesn’t have an airport. So, take a direct flight from Kempegowda International airport, Bengaluru, to Kozhikode airport, the nearest airport to Wayanad. You can hire a cab or take a public or private bus to reach Wayanad, located 86 km away. 

The total travel time from Bangalore to Wayanad, including the direct flight time, would be about three and a half hours.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Wayanad is Kozhikode. However, if you’re travelling to Wayanad from Bangalore, take a train to Pandavapura first. Mysuru express takes about 2 hours to reach Pandavapura. A few other trains take 30 minutes more to cover the distance.

Once you reach Pandavapura, hire a cab to reach Wayanad, which is about 158 km from there. The total journey time would take at least 6 hours to complete.

By Road

You can cover the 298 km distance from Bangalore to Wayanad in about 7 hours by taking the NH 275. It is one of the most popular ways to reach Wayanad from Bangalore for road trip lovers. The route is very scenic and becomes increasingly beautiful as you approach Wayanad. So, you can start early from Bangalore and drive at an easy pace. Take a break or two on the way to refresh and have some fun with your travel buddies.

By Bus

Numerous buses ply between Bangalore and Wayanad. In fact, one of the cheapest ways to reach Wayanad is to travel by government-run buses. However, you would have to change buses once. First, you'll need to get on a Karnataka State Road Transport bus at Kalasipalayam Bus Stand in Bangalore and reach Kalpetta. Then, take a Kerala State Road Transport bus from Kalpetta to Wayanad.

Alternatively, many private buses, including AC buses, can take you directly to Wayanad from Bangalore.   

10 Places to Visit Wayanad

Wayanad has numerous tourists places you can explore in three to four days. Following are some important places you should include in your Wayanad itinerary.

  1. Banasura Sagar Dam
  2. Eddakel Caves
  3. Kuruvadweep (Kuruva Island)
  4. Lakkidi Viewpoint
  5. Pookode Lake
  6. Meenmutty Waterfalls
  7. Chembra Peak
  8. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary,
  9. Soochipara Falls
  10. Thirunelli Temple

Where to Stay in Wayanad?

Vythiri Village, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, is one of the best resorts in Wayanad to spend quality time with your loved ones. The magnificent resort is built on a vast 30-acre property providing a breathtaking view from your room. Pamper yourself in the spa, hit the gym, or spend some fun time with family in the swimming pool- the options never dry out during your stay here.

Use the information above to plan your trip to Wayanad from Bangalore. Remember, whatever your plan, ensure that you get to make great memories enroute.

 

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