Ooty - Wayanad Break(4 Nights)

Coimbatore, Ooty, Wayanad (Kalpetta), Calicut

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Soochipoora Waterfalls
View from Doddabetta Point
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Boating at Ooty Lake
Wax statues at the museum
Wenlock Downs
Plantations around

Ooty - Wayanad Break is a popular Getaway itinerary for nature centric tourists looking for good weather and plenty of options for sightseeing. It covers Popular heritage hill station of Ooty (7000+ ft asl, Tamilnadu) and nature centric getaway of Wayanad (4500 ft asl, North Kerala)


Ooty(2) - Wayanad (Kalpetta)(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Ooty arrival
  • Day-2 In and around Ooty
  • Day-3 Ooty - Wayanad
  • Day-4 Wayanad Local
  • Day-5 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Ooty - Ooty Botanical Gardens (1.00 kms), Government Rose Garden (3.00 kms), Wax Museum (3.00 kms), Raj Bhavan Ooty (3.00 kms), Ooty Lake (3.60 kms), St Stephens Church (5.00 kms), Doddabetta Peak (9.00 kms)

Wayanad (Kalpetta) - Pookode Lake (15.00 kms), Banasura Sagar (18.00 kms), Soochipara Falls (22.00 kms), Edakkal Caves (25.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Coimbatore Departure - Calicut
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Masinagudi OR Bandipur, wildlife and nature centric getaways are popular extension options that can be included (ideally either of the two should be optd for instead of both) between Ooty and Wayanad.

  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Wayanad (Kalpetta) -116 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Wayanad (Kalpetta) to Calicut -71 kms (2 hrs)

Coimbatore - Ooty(2) - Wayanad (Kalpetta)(2) - Calicut

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Ooty arrival Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl). Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.

Day-2 In and around Ooty Sightseeing options closer to ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum.

Day-3 Ooty - Wayanad Proceed to Wayand (Kalpetta) (116 kms - 3.5 hrs). The road passes through plantations, thick forests and rivulets offering stunning views. This is the same area where Virappan, a dreaded local dacoit and sandlewood smuggler was operative till early 2000s before he was killed. Evening visit to Banasurasagar Dam (18 kms).

Day-4 Wayanad Local Explore sightseeing around Wayanad such as Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake / Boating, Soochipara Waterfalls, Ancient Jain Temple.

Day-5 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Ooty :

  • Ooty Botanical Gardens - The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existance since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants.

  • Government Rose Garden - The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses

  • Wax Museum - A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.

  • Raj Bhavan Ooty - Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.

  • Ooty Lake - Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.

  • St Stephens Church - St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century

  • Doddabetta Peak - A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.

Wayanad (Kalpetta) :

  • Pookode Lake - Pookode lake is set near Vythiri having a fresh water aquarium, children's park and boat house.

  • Banasura Sagar - Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the biggest Earth dam in Asia and it attracts lot of tourists for Boating.

  • Soochipara Falls - 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.

  • Edakkal Caves - 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.

Destination Overview

Coimbatore - Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.

Calicut - Calicut is a major town in North Kerala and a preferred access point for most North Kerala destinations.

Ooty - Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.

Wayanad (Kalpetta) - Kalpetta (2800 ft) is the main town in Wayanad region of North Kerala. Kalpetta is where most moderately priced stays are found in the area and is central to most sightseeing areas.

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  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Wayanad (Kalpetta) -116 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Wayanad (Kalpetta) to Calicut -71 kms (2 hrs)

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  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Wayanad (Kalpetta) -116 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Wayanad (Kalpetta) to Calicut -71 kms (2 hrs)

Expert Speak

Guests looking at less sightseeing at Wayanad may opt for Vythiri, Banasura, Sulthan Bathery as a stay locations instead of Kalpetta (which is central to all sightseeing).

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