This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wayanad. To help you make friends with Wayanad before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
A trip to Wayanad, Kerala, India, is a glimpse of paradise for nature lovers. It lies in the lush green Nilgiris, on the Western Ghats, and teems with a vast variety of fauna and flora. All around are sparkling mountain streams and refreshing waterfalls. The name Wayanad is believed to be derived from "Vayal Nadu," which means "paddy fields" (paddy is still a major crop grown in the region). Wayanad is an often-chosen honeymoon destination, and there are hotels and resorts aplenty here. There are several hostels in Wayanad, Kerala, India, as well, and these are great if you're just looking for a place to sleep while you explore all that this beautiful place has to offer.
A trip to Wayanad reveals many treasures hidden from the eyes of the bustling world beyond its boundaries. To begin with, it houses the world's largest earth dam. A bit of exploration also leads you on to the remains of a five-thousand-year-old civilization. It is also home to two of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India -- Muthanga and Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The uninhabited Kuruvadweep Island, Chembra Peak for adventure seekers, and Palshipathalam (situated in the Bramha Giri Hills) are major attractions that you should check out on your visit here.
Traversing through Wayanad, Kerala, India, it is not uncommon to see a lone elephant or entire herds crossing a road, feeding, or bathing. Natural life abounds here, and so does delectable cuisine. Enjoy delicious Kerala food and sip on the best tea and coffee you can find, thanks to the rich coffee and tea plantations that span the length and breadth of Wayanad. Speaking about plantations, this place is well known for its cardamom, pepper, and rubber plantations as well, and they draw visitors from all over the world.
The best time of the year to visit Wayanad is mid-September to the middle of May. Wayanad is accessible very easily from Calicut in Kerala, Mysore in Karnataka, and Ooty in Tamil Nadu; from each of these cities to Wayanad the distance approximately is a hundred kilometers. Hostels in Wayanad, Kerala, India, are available in plenty in the main town and also near main tourist attractions like the Edakkal caves. These Wayanad, Kerala, India hostels offer all facilities, including a dormitory that can accommodate from ten to twenty-five beds, and including facilities and amenities such as free Wi-Fi and sightseeing and camping services.
Written by local enthusiast for Wayanad hostelsJoy Barboza