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8 Must See Wayanad Tourist Attractions for The First Time Visitors

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Located 2100 m above sea level, Wayanad is a hill station in Kerala known for its immense natural splendour. It offers its visitors a welcome break to welcome themselves in its environs which seem alive with lush greenery and the tantalizing aroma of spices spread in every direction. Favoured by lovebirds, thrill seekers and nature lovers alike, it is a destination you won’t be disappointed to visit especially given the host of majestic Wayanad tourist attractions that make your stay here, worthwhile. The superb wildlife sanctuaries, delightful trekking trails, glorious waterfalls and astonishing caves sum up the wonder that this place is.

So, if you think you are ready to witness such rich galore of nature, then do not forget to visit these 10 Wayanad tourist attractions which top that list.

1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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Known for: Exciting jungle safaris, nature walks and sightings of animals like panthers, elephant, Indian bison, tigers, deer, peacocks etc.

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. 10 for adults and Rs. 5 for children

Opening Hours: 7:00 to 10:00 am & 3:00 to 5:00 pm

 

2. Banasura Sagar Dam

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Known for: Activities like trekking, boating, and picnic along the clear waters of Banasura, and visiting the mini Hydel project located nearby

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. 10 per person for visits and Rs. 450 for speed boating

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

3. Jain Temple, Sulthan Bathery

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Known for: A historical Jain temple built during the reign of Tipu Sultan in the 13th Century, stone carvings with architectural style from Vijayanagar dynasty, named bathery or Tipu’s  Fort since it served as the ammunition storage as well

Entry Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 2:00 to 6:00 pm

 

4. Kuruva Island

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Known for: Protected river delta in the middle of Kabini river, a rich density of rare flora and fauna, enchanting evergreen forest ideal for leisurely nature walks, beautiful bamboo bridge, activities like boating and rafting

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. 80 for Indians and Rs. 150 for foreigners

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

5. Edakkal Caves

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Known for: Cave painting dating back to 6000 BC, huge inner chambers inside caves, prehistoric inscriptions of animals and different objects used by cavemen

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. 15 per person

Opening Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

6. Neelimala View Point

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Known for: Picturesque views of verdant valleys, misty mountains and Meenmutty waterfalls, trekking and hiking

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. per jeep (6-7 persons)

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

7. Pookode Lake

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Known for: Scenic freshwater lake resting amidst a lovely evergreen forest, freshwater fishes and lotuses, apt spot for trekking, birdwatching, nature walk and row boating

Entry Fee: Approx. Rs. 20 for adults and Rs. 10 for children (exclusive of boating charges)

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

8. Soochipara Falls

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Known for: Majestic waterfall surrounded by thick woods, beautiful ambience with good opportunity for photography, an ideal spot for adventure activities such as rock climbing, swimming, trekking and hiking

 

Each of these wondrous Wayanad Tourist Attractions is an experience in themselves. Make sure to witness each of them when you this sublime part of Southern India and do not forget to let us know of your experience.


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