The Best Time to Visit Wayanad

Wayanad in Kerala, India, rightfully claims a place in God’s Own Country. It is a true tourist paradise, that is as beautiful as it is diverse in its offerings to visitors. It has traditional tourist attractions like waterfalls and lakes, and offers new age adventure activity scope like camping and backpacking. Wayanad appears all blue and green at first blush, having a bevy of water related landmarks like dams and waterfalls and lakes, and also a lot of greenery everywhere. Also, it has caves and the likes for lovers of nature, history and architecture. The best time to visit Wayanad is during the summer season, as it has no share of sweltering uncomfortable heat. The peak tourist season is up to May, from around October each year.

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Months         Conditions   Our Recommendation
December to FebruaryPerfect time to visit this place, as the climate is most pleasant during this part of the year. You will enjoy all the tourist activities.Popular Tourist Season


March to MaySummers are a bit hot, but the air is cool and refreshing because of the forest areas. This makes summer time suitable for forest exploration and trekking.Ideal Time


June to SeptemberCombination of heavy winds and heavy rainfall, makes the place look more like a nature’s paradise. It’s a less preferred time for family trips.Off Season

Summers in Wayanad are the experience to be having if you want a respite that’s far, far away from the maddening heat, if not crowd. The summers are not too hot thanks to the maritime climate Kerala is gifted with due to proximity to the surrounding waterbodies. This is quite a popular time to visit Wayanad, and is good for sightseeing, outdoor activities like camping or enjoying the cool breeze sitting on the side of lake waters.

Monsoons in Wayanad are not the first choices of many a wise tourist, which is a very proper decision. Monsoons here are typical of a tropical land, are the showers are ample and turbulent, making it unsafe at times. It surely doesn’t help that Wayanad is enveloped in water, as well. Also, touring is a bad decision as it might not permit sightseeing due to the rain.

Winters in Wayanad are one of the most popular tourist seasons in the year. The winter is pleasant in weather, not too cold and not hot at all. This is ideal for sightseeing, and be sure to book hotels in advance. Light cool breezes blow sometimes, making things even better for the lucky tourists.

How to Reach Wayanad

Wayanad can be reached by air through Kozhikode, the airport closest to it. But there’s quite some distance to be covered between these two destinations, and a taxi might help you there. Kozhikode airport runs both domestic and international flights. The nearest railway station is also Kozhikode, and is connected to various parts of India. You can take buses run from places like Calicut to reach by road.

Wayanad India
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What to Do and See in Wayanad

  • Edakkal Caves

Caves are always unique and very interesting to cover on tour, and Wayanad offers a choice collection of them. This one, especially notable, has caving, waterfalls on display, backpacking opportunities for tourists and historical significance.

  • Kuruvadweep

Ecotourism is all the rage these days, as our Mother Earth needs saving from us. This is the place for that. It has pretty rivers and waterfalls, and you can go rafting. And before I forget, you can say hi to crocodiles. Try beating that.

  • Wayanad Heritage Museum is the best place to go to if you have an aesthetic and refined bent of mind, are interested to immerse in local culture and want to explore the fine, artsy things of life.
  • Ambukuthi Mala for backpacking and history on tour.
  • Thirunelli Temple for backpacking and awesome forest vistas.

Wayanad, as you now see, is one beautiful tourist spot deep into Kerala that would make ideal vacations for every family member, young or old, history freak or adrenaline junkie. And you can feel good about the fact that you’re going places that is in touch with the planet’s needs, and has so much flora and fauna on display. There are exotic species like crocodiles that will keep you talking about your vacations forever. But plan ahead in time, so that you don’t get caught in dangerously heavy showers or miss out on the best hotels. Make happy memories!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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