Wayanad (Kalpetta)

(3000 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Kalpetta )

Kerala | India
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Wayanad (Kalpetta) is categorised as Hill Station / Plantations

Karapuzha Dam (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Kuruvadweep (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Wayanad Heritage Museum (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Uravu - Bamboo Craft Centre (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Inside Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Coffee Plantations (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kalpetta (2800 ft) is the main town in Wayanad region of North Kerala on the NH-212 (Mysore-Calicut Highway).
  • Kalpetta area is surrounded by Coffee, banana, pepper, ginger and other spices find their way out of the district through Kalpetta’s many bazaars and Government offices, trade and commerce and of late, tourists, give this town a lively, purposeful air.
  • Kalpetta is where most moderately priced stays are found in the area and is central to most sightseeing areas.
  • Kalpetta is a popular Ex-Bangalore weekend getaway (all through the year except perhaps Monsoon).
Access Information

Wayanad (Kalpetta) has 22 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Wayanad (Kalpetta)

Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Wayanad (Kalpetta)

Short Break

  • Ooty - Wayanad Break (4 Nights)
  • Ooty - Wayanad with Mysore (6 Nights)


  • Picturesque South with Goa (21 Nights)

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Wayanad (Kalpetta) has 4 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Calicut Airport and Kalpetta (Wayanad)Rs. 3556

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Transfer between Coorg (Madikeri) and Vythiri / Kalpetta (Wayanad)Rs. 3889
Transfer between Ooty and Wayanad (Kalpetta)Rs. 5000

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Calicut Railway Station and Kalpetta (Wayanad)Rs. 3556

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Wayanad (Kalpetta) has 14 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.


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The Wild WayanadRs. 3534


Services Rates Starting From
A Glimpse of WayanadRs. 1056
A ride through the Heart of South Wayanad (Kalpetta)Rs. 3534
A Trail full of Tales and TailsRs. 3534
The Hills and Waters of WayanadRs. 3168
The Undulating Roads of WayanadRs. 3168


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A Peaceful HikeRs. 2945
Hike to the Warrior Queens ForestsRs. 4712


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Trek through Plantations and ForestsRs. 2000
Trek through Spices And CloudsRs. 2945
Trek to a Demon MountainRs. 4712
Trek To Heaven LakeRs. 4712
Trek to ParadiseRs. 4224
Trek to the Caves of NirvanaRs. 4712

12 Travel Ideas listed for Wayanad (Kalpetta). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching in Wayanad
  • Cuisine Experiences in Kerala
  • Exploring in Muthanga Sanctuary
  • Jain Temples In Wayanad
  • Kerala Homestay / Small Owner managed stay Experience
  • Tirunelli Pilgrimage
  • Trekking in Wayanad
  • Wayanad – An activity getaway
  • Wayanad Tree House Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Chateau Woods - A Luxury Plantation Bungalow Experience
  • Marmalde Springs – Plantation Getaway
  • My Garden of Eden – Romantic Plantation Hideaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Anantnath Swami Temple is a Jain temple at 6 km from Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthnath Swami, a Jain Tirthankar.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)

    Pallikunnu Church is a Latin Catholic church in the name of Our Lady of Lourdes at 14 km from Kalpetta is a renowned Pilgrim centre in north Kerala.

    Latin Catholic
    Pookode lake is set near Vythiri having a fresh water aquarium, children's park and boat house.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Boating
    Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the biggest Earth dam in Asia and it attracts lot of tourists for Boating.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Dam
    Varambatta Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Wayanad
    Mosque or Dargah
    Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered 650+ feet waterfall in Wayanad at 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi. It takes 15 minutes walk from parking area to the waterfall. The cliff face here is excellent for rock climbing.
    Natural Wonders
    Kanavu is an alternative school/commune in Wayanad, set up by writer, activist and film director K. J. Baby for local tribal communities. The schools activities include performances of traditional plays and music, as well as martial arts (Kalarippayattu) training.
    Social Welfare
    Edakkal caves are renowned for its pre-historic carvings and paintings. The caves contain drawings that range over periods from as early as 5000 BC to 1000 BC.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic
    Valliyoorkkavu is an ancient devi temple at 3 kilometers from Mananthavady.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram is an ancient Hindu Temple in Wayanad situated on the highest peak in the areas of Karingari, Paliyana and Tharuvana.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Thovarimala Ezhuthupara is a remote cave near Sulthan Battery where Pre-historic stone age pictorial writings dating from around 8000 BC have been found. Cave can be accessed via half a km of trek.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic, Caves
    Meenmutty Falls is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 900+ ft and is Keralas second largest waterfall and is a popular with tourists.
    Natural Wonders
    Kuruvadweep (10 km from Mananthavady) is a fragile delta system on the Kabini River. The island of evergreen forest is uninhabited and home to a wide range of birds, orchids and herbs. The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Kerala Forest Dept.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
    Thirunelli Temple is a very ancient Lord Vishnu temple and a major pilgrim centre in Wayanad North Kerala. Thirunelli Temple lies on the Karnataka Border on the foothills of Brahmagiri hills and often base point for treks to Brahmagiri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 6,900 ft asl and accessible from Meppady via a 5 km trek. It is part of hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamilnadu. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides and trekking equipment on hire charges to tourists. Permission from the forest office in Meppady is required for trekking up to Chembra Peak. A heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak is an attraction.
    Kanthanpara Waterfalls is about 100 ft waterfall at eight kilometers east of Meppadi. There are tea gardens on both sides and is excellent for soft trekking ex-Meppadi.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Waterfall
    A popular trek route with medium difficulty level, takes about 3 hours to reach to the top. Along the way one can stop over at Meenmutty waterfalls, a 900+ ft high waterfall. The hilltop offers spectacular views of the Banasurasagar Lake and the reserve forests around the area. Permission is required to be obtained for trekking up Banasura Hill.
    Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad is a dense forest where Indian Bison, elephant, deer can be spotted here. The sanctuary is also home to a wide range of birdlife. Safaris in Muthanga is excellent for nature lovers and bird watchers.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
EchomeA plantation area 15 kms north of Kalpetta and home to some homestaysGetaway-
KenichiraA plantation area 20 kms north of Kalpetta and home to some homestaysGetaway-
MeppadiA forested area 10 kms from Kalpetta on the ooty roadGetaway2
MuttilA plantation area at about 6 kms from Kalpetta around which plantation stays, tree houses and homestays are situated.Getaway2
PanamaramA plantation area 16 kms north of Kalpetta and home to some homestaysGetaway-
TownNH-212 passes through Kalpetta. Town centre area lies in the heart of Kalpetta around NH-212.Transit/Business/Holiday-
VaduvanchalA plantation area 23 kms East of Kalpetta on Ooty road and area where a number of homestays are located.Getaway-
ChuzhaliA plantation area at 2.5 kms from Kalpetta town centreGetaway1
VazhavattaAn area at 14 kms from Kalpetta around Karapuzha reservoirGetaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Wayanad (Kalpetta)
  • Kozhikode International Airport ( CCJ ) , Calicut-71 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Wayanad (Kalpetta)
  • Kozhikode ( CLT ), Calicut-71 Kms
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