Wayanand city located in the state of Kerala majestic is a rugged terrain of the Western Ghats, with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys. The word ‘Wayanand’ is a derivative of the term Vayal Nadu which meaningfully become ‘the land of rice fields’. The entire district is surrounded by clad mountains and green plantations and the scenic beauty is also one of the reasons that many people visit the place. There are numerous tea and coffee estate, pepper and cardamom condiments that are present here that date back to the time of British.

There is a waterfall called that Soochipara Waterfall a nice spot to visit. Wayanand Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary are some protected areas and there are many species of wildlife that can be seen here. The parks are home to some species of flora. Thirunelli Temple is the major pilgrimage spot in the Wayanand district and thousands of devotees flock year around to this place.Onam and Vishu are two festivals celebrated on very large scale representing eternal harmony.

Some of the other attractions of Wayanand and nearby places include Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruva Dweep, Lakkidi View Point and Vythiri Lake. This hilly landscape is heaven for adventure seekers as hiking and trekking are permitted here.

Wayanad Weather and Best Time to Visit

The district of Wayanand has a salubrious climate all through the year. The distance from the mean sea level and the amount of forest cover creates a pleasant climate in the region.You can come to Wayanand district any time around the year except monsoon season. The best months to visit this place is from October to May.

Wayanad, Kerala

Photo Credit - Magnus von Koeller

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