We were looking for a weekend destination, an easily accessible peaceful green place with less crowd and at the same time, which wouldn’t burn a big hole into our pockets. After much of googling, we zeroed in on Wayanad, a place in Malabar region of Kerala well known for its mountains, forests, waterfalls etc.. The climate of Wayanad is favorable for traveling all around the year except during monsoons. Even during monsoons (Jun-Aug), people travel and have an unique experience. We decided to make a 3 days trip late in the month of January. Jan is much cooler and less crowded due to limited holidays. We finalized the places to visit, home-stay, travel tickets and booked a taxi which would be our mode of transport once we reach there. This is a simple narration of our trip to Wayanad.
A teaser of few photos taken during our trip
We arrived early in the morning around 4 am at Calicut (Kozhikode) railway station. Our taxi driver was ready to pick us up in his Tata Indica car. Two hours later, we reached our home-stay at Treasure Trove, Meenangadi, a quite little town few kilometers down the main town of Kalpetta. The sun hadn’t risen for the day and it was still dark. Our host Reena ushered us into one of the two wooden cottages that were built a little further from her home. Bamboo planks diverged towards each cottage and we immediately liked the whole place. The cottage was made entirely out of wood and was spacious enough with two beds, a TV, closet to keep our things, bamboo chairs and a beautiful balcony offering complete privacy which opened up to the coffee plantation of our hosts.
Our balcony opened to this wonderful Coffee Plantation 🙂
After a short nap and a few customary photos in and around the cottage, we began our day with a simple breakfast of idly + coconut chutney prepared by our host. Only disappointment in breakfast was the coffee that was served. It was prepared without adding chicory and was too bland and a taste not accustomed by us. You can check out the detailed trip log of each day here
- Wayanad Day 1 – Kuruwa Dweep and Banasura Sagar Dam
- Wayanad Day 2 – Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary, Soochipara Waterfalls and Karapuzha Dam
- Wayanad Day 3 – Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake and Lakkidi Viewpoint. (To be updated)