Wayanad (Vythiri)

(2600 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Vythiri )

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

Soochipara Falls
Plantation Trek (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Views from around Lakkidi area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Views from around Lakkidi area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Plantation Views from around Lakkidi area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Pykara Lake (Photo Courtesy: torilaure)
Thusaragiri Waterfalls (Photo Courtesy: നിരക്ഷരൻ)
Pookode Lake
Views around Wayanad

Reasons to Visit
  • Vythiri and Lakkidi are rain forests at just 65 kms from Calicut.
  • Vythiri (3000 ft) is surrounded by rain forests and tea plantations all over and enjoy a pleasant weather all round the year.
  • Rainforest experience presented by Vythiri area is unique and not to be found anywhere else in India.
  • The approach to Vythiri starts from NH-212, which connects Mysore to Calicut and is thickly wooded. Bigger buses cannot go in and guests have to be transported by jeeps / 4-wheel drives.
  • Vythiri is now a popular destination frequented by tourists seeking adventure, fun and relaxation.
  • Rocky terrains, lush forests, numerous waterfalls and wild streams make Vythiri a popular destination for adventure travelers.
  • Vythiri is a popular Ex-Bangalore weekend getaway.
Access Information

Wayanad (Vythiri) has 14 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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11 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Wayanad (Vythiri)

Getaway (1-3 nights)4
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Wayanad (Vythiri)


  • Wayanad Extended Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Wayanad Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Wayanad with Bandipur (3 Nights)
  • Wayanad with Nagarhole (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coorg - Wayanad Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Wayanad Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Wayanad - Ooty Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Wayanad Mudumalai Off-beat Break (4 Nights)


  • Complete Kerala (9 Nights)
  • Complete Kerala with Kovalam (11 Nights)
  • Malabar Circuit with Bekal (8 Nights)

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Wayanad (Vythiri) 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 Vythiri (Wayanad)Rs. 3334

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Calicut to Vythiri Wayanad Visit and backRs. 4812

Point to Point Transport

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

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Calicut Railway Station and Vythiri (Wayanad)Rs. 3223

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


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List of Service Add Ons for Wayanad (Vythiri)


Services Rates Starting From
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


Services Rates Starting From
A Peaceful HikeRs. 2945
Hike to the Warrior Queens ForestsRs. 4712


Services Rates Starting From
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

16 Travel Ideas listed for Wayanad (Vythiri). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

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

Stay Ideas

  • Blue Ginger Resort – A rainforest Getaway
  • Rain Country Resort – Rainforest Getaway
  • Vythiri Resort – A Spa Getaway
  • Vythiri Resort – Rainforest Experience
  • Windflower Vythiri – Spa Getaway
  • Windflower Vythiri Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pookode lake is set near Vythiri having a fresh water aquarium, children's park and boat house.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Boating
  • 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
    The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    High Altitude Lake, Waterfall
    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

    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
    Thusharagiri Waterfalls are formed on Chalippuzha River originating from Western Ghat. The highest waterfall is the Thenpara that falls from an altitude of 75 metres
    Natural Wonders
    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
    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
    Valliyoorkkavu is an ancient devi temple at 3 kilometers from Mananthavady.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    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
    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
    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)
LakkidiA thickly forested area, few kms before Vythiri and 2 kms off Calicut - Kalpetta highway (NH-212).Getaway2
Vythiri3 kms from Calicut - Kalpetta highway (NH-212) and an area known for its rainforest experienceGetaway4
PozhuthanaPozhuthana is a plantation / reserve forest area that lies on the Vythiri - Banasura routeGetaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Wayanad (Vythiri)
  • Kozhikode International Airport ( CCJ ) , Calicut-60 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Wayanad (Vythiri)
  • Kozhikode ( CLT ), Calicut-60 Kms
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