What to See
Banasura Dam: The Banasura Dam is surely one of India’s gems. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. Constructed on the Banasura River in the Banasura Hills, the dam area is considered to be a charming picnic spot. If you want to add a zing to your otherwise relaxing picnic, you can also go trekking in the surroundings of this dam.
Pookat Lake: Nestled deep within a dense forest, Pookat is a freshwater lake and makes for an idyllic picnic spot. Arrange a lunch basket and take your sweetheart out on a lovely date by this lake. You can also go boating on this lake and you will find quite a few shops selling handicrafts, spices, honey and other items that you can buy to take back home.
Edakkal Caves: The Edakkal Caves are located a short distance from Kalpetta and are best explored during mornings. You can take a day out from your sightseeing and relaxation to go trekking in the vicinity of these caves. Visiting the Edakkal Caves is a great way to take in the natural beauty and charm of Wayanad.
Kuruva Island: Popularly known as Kuruvadweep, this island lies on the banks of River Kabini. This island is famous for its species of rare birds, herbal plants and orchids. Lovely place for a day out with your partner!
Thirunelli Temple: Located near the Papanasini River, Thirunelli Temple is a 3000-year old temple houses the idol of Lord Vishnu in the Chaturbhuja form, which means having four arms. The temple is surrounded by 30 granite columns which add to the aesthetic appeal of the temple.
Soochipara Waterfall: Popularly known as the Sentinel Rock Waterfall, this waterfall is surrounded by majestic hills and dense jungles. The pool that forms below this waterfall is sued for bathing, swimming and even rafting. The best way to explore this area is by taking a long, calming nature walk with your partner.
Kalpetta: Kalpetta is an important town in Wayanad and is also its administrative headquarters. Surrounded by lush coffee plantations and mountains, Kalpetta is famous for its many Jain temples. Driving to Kalpetta would be a nice way to spend some quality time with your partner!
Top Hotels in Wayanad
Top Landmarks in Wayanad
- Hotels Near Banasura Sagar Dam
- Hotels Near Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hotels Near Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hotels Near Muncipal Bus Stand
- Hotels Near Pookot Lake