Wayanad is mostly known for its hill stations and tourist hotspots in the wildlife reserves. Waterfalls at Suchipara, Chethalayam, Kanthanpara and Meenmutty are known to attract waterfall rappelers and visitors.Banasura Dam, 15km from Kalpetta is said to be the second largest earth dam in Asia. The Banasura Peak is a popular trekking spot. So is Chembra peak in the southern part of Wayanad. You can camp, take photos and relax on a picnic here.
The hill station of Lakkidi welcomes those who come from the south to Wayanad. The most visited spot is the Pookote Lake, near Vythiri. There are many famous resorts and jungle retreats here. Boating is a common pastime on the lake, as well as visits to the aquarium here.
Don’t miss the Karapuzha Dam, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Heritage Museum at Ambalavayal, Sunrise Valley, Phantom Rock and the world-renowned Edakkal Caves. To the north are Kuruvadweep, Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Pallikkunnu Church, Thirunelli, Brahmagiri and Pakshipathalam. There are two ruined Jain temples. Masjid Madeena and Korom Mosque are two important places of worship for Muslims here.