5 Lesser Known Places to Visit in Wayanad with Family

The rural district of Wayanad is located in the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala. Its high altitude and low population allow for a thriving environment that is lush and beautiful. There is abundant wildlife in this forested area based at the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau as well as many beautiful places to visit in Wayanad.

There are many places to visit in Wayanad, however, in planning a family holiday, it is best to explore the unknown rather than the known. With that thought in mind, let us look at a few lesser known places to visit in Wayanad.


Coffee is one of the favorite beverages in Kerala with a thattukada (a road-side eatery stall) selling it around every corner. Kalpetta is a scenic beauty, which is covered in coffee plantations you can visit and take pictures of, during your family vacation in Wayanad.

Chembra Peak

One of the highest peaks of the Western Ghats at 2,100 m above sea level, the Chembra Peak is an easy call for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The abundant forest cover aside, the peak also offers camping opportunities at the summit. Trekking groups visit the place often. It is advisable to seek permission and to join a group if you want to go trekking and camping.

Edakkal Caves

Delve into the history of Wayanad with the Edakkal Caves. This pristine mystery is at least 8,000 years old with the latest dating techniques. The caves have enjoyed a lot of attention over the years.

They have been associated with everything from the folklore of the Ramayana to pictorial connections with the Indus Valley Civilization. In any case, the Edakkal Caves will prove to be quite the appetizer for the history buff in you and is certainly one of the definite Wayanad tourist places to visit.

Banasura Sagar Dam

Named after King Mahabali’s son Banasura, this dam was built to collect water from the Kabini River. The dam is the largest Earth Dam in India and is a popular tourist spot for boating and trekking up the Banasura Hill.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Spread over an area of nearly 345 sqm., this wildlife sanctuary is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and home to a large variety of animal life such as bison, deer, elephant, and tiger. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It also houses many species of birds. Here, you can engage in nature walks and safaris with the family.

During your family holiday in Wayanad, you can stay at the Club Mahindra-affiliated Vythiri Village Resort in Wayanad. This Wayanad Resort, which boasts of spacious rooms, modern amenities, and local delicacies, which you can enjoy with your family.

Log on to the Club Mahindra website and mobile app today and plan a wonderful family vacation at Wayanad. Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews & get a sneak peek of what Club Mahindra members have to say about this resort in Wayanad.

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

7 Responses

  1. Shalet Jimmy says:

    Thanks for this Wayanad post..

  2. Tena says:

    WOW!…I’m having trouble to arrange my words, I’m very enthusiastic to see your post

  3. Getz Destinations says:

    I am planning to travel Kerala but i was not aware of this place. You gave me complete package of unexplored places. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kerala Seasons says:

    Worth a visit. Wayanad is a wonderful place for peaceful holidays

  5. Am Varghgese says:

    Wonderful details about the less explored beautiful place.

  6. kavya says:

    thanks for sharing beautiful informastion

  7. Mihika says:

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful article, a nice work done here. It is very useful for a new traveller like me. We are waiting for more article. As a new traveller I have only experience a great trip at Sundarban residency

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