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Lakkidi Known to receive the second highest degree of rainfall in the world, Lakkidi is situated at 700m above sea level and is the first town as you enter Wayanad. Explore the place and find out the history and mystery surrounding the Chain Tree

• Pookode lake – a natural fresh water lake in Lakkidi, is a famous boating hub. It is also famous for its small shopping centre that sells local handicrafts and spices

Banasura Dam Heard of Banasura Dam? It is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. Situated amidst lofty hills and a wildlife sanctuary, Banasura dam makes an excellent picnic spot

Kuruvadweep Find yourself stranded on an isolated island – Kuruvadweep. In a protected area of 950 acres, amidst a jungle, you could explore the uncommon species of birds and flowers on the fragile delta system on Kabini river

Edakkal caves Considered as one of the earliest centres of human habitation – Edakkal caves are located approximately 27 kms from Wayanad Hill View, Kalpetta. Nikhil Bangera, a visitor at Wayanad Hill View says, “A trek up the Ambukuthi hills, Edakkal caves gives you an idea of how the primitive man lived centuries ago.” Bangera, an editor at a publishing firm in Mumbai, who was at Wayanad with work mates. Incidentally, they were also privileged to welcome the rains in June 2007

Chembra Peak Interested in scaling the Chembra Peak at Wayanad? Situated 2100 m above sea level, Chembra Peak is the tallest peak in Wayanad. Says Ankur Shah (a tourist at Wayanad Hill View, Kalpetta in the summer of 2009), “Absolutely fantastic! Just scaled the peak and came across a heart-shaped lake enroute to the peak. Apparently, this lake is a hot-spot for elephants, deer and other wild animals to quench their thirst.” A senior IT engineer, Ankur further adds, “Standing atop, amidst the clouds, we had a bird’s eye view of Wayanad – highly recommended!”


• Lesser explored Banasura and Brahmagiri peaks could also be the other option

• Want more of wildlife adventures? We at Wayanad Hill View would drive you to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary or Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary or both, if you desire. Hire and hop into a forest jeep and explore the wild jungles in Wayanad

• Visit the tea gardens and coffee estates! Watch the tea manufacturing process at the nearby tea factory

• You can choose between or visit all of the most gorgeous waterfalls – Meenmutty Waterfalls, Sentinal Rock Waterfalls (Soochipara) and Kanthapara

Thirunelli temple, Jain temple, St. Jude’s Church at Chundale, Varambetta mosque form places of religious interest

• At the end of it all, Nikhil adds, “A trip to wayanad without an Ayurvedic massage would be incomplete. A visit to the Ayurvedic massage centre, a stone throw away from Wayanad HillView Homestay, was fantastic . The people at the centre also helped us wear the traditional Kerala mundu!!”

For further information regarding accommodation or sight seeing around Wayanad, please contact Mr. Joseph Karumalil at +91 9833416688 or
+91 9447081131. Alternatively, you can drop an email at joseph_karumalil@hotmail.com

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