How to reach Wayanad

How to Reach Wayanad

How to reach Wayanad is a key question that many tourists search for. Wayanad as a destination is famous for its ancient ruins, enigmatic caves, exotic wildlife reserves, scenic beauty and adventure tourism. Yet many are not aware that it is a district the lies to the north-east part of Kerala state. This pristine hill station has not yet been commercially exploited like the other hill stations of South India and hence remains wrapped in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. Two major towns of Wayanad district are: Kalpetta (District HQ) and SulthanBathery.

Nearest Airport to Wayanad

Nearest Airport to Wayanad is the Kozhikode International Airport, also known as Calicut International Airport(CCJ). Calicut Airport is located at a distance of 90 km from Kalpetta (Wayanad dist HQ),and is well connected with all major cities of India. The airport also receives many international flights from the Middle East.Mysore Airport (MYQ),is the next nearest airport to Wayanad, at a distance of approx. 115 km from Kalpetta. The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR) or the Bangalore International Airport is at an approx. distance of 290 km from Kalpetta.

Nearest Railway Station to Wayanad

Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT) is the nearest railway station from Wayanad, at a distance of 80 km from Kalpetta (Dist HQ), Wayanad.The Mysore Railway Stationknown as Mysore Junction (MYS) is at a distance 140 km from Kalpetta. Tourists coming from Chennai have the option of reaching Calicut or Mysore and further move to Wayanad.

How to reach Wayanad by Road

Wayanad is well connected by road from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Kannur, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Ooty etc.  Reaching Wayanad by road from Calicut, Mysore and Ooty is very convenient. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has services from Trivandrum, Ernakulam (Kochi/Cochin), Calicut (Kozhikode), Kottayam, Alleppey, Thrissur, Munnar, Mysore and Bangalore etc. Karnataka Road Transport Corporation  also has bus services plying to Wayanad. Buses from Bangalore/Mysore to Calicut/Eranakulamfollowing the route Mysore – Gundlupet - SulthanBathery – Kalpetta goes through Wayanad. There are also buses from Bangalore International Airport to Mysore, from where you can board the KSRTC buses to Wayanad. You can alight at SulthanBathery or Kalpetta depending upon the place of your accommodation. You may not find a place called Wayanad, if you search on various portals of bus, as there is no specific place by that name. The places you need to search on portals are SulthanBathery or Kalpetta.

Luxury buses from Bangalore to Wayanad

There are AC Volvo buses of Kerala, Karnataka and Private provider in Bangalore –Calicut route, which would enable you to get down at Kalpetta or SulthanBathery.  Ensure that you book the ticket well in advance for weekends and peak periods.

Travel from Chennai to Wayanad

Tourists coming from Chennai to Wayanad can be picked up from Mysore or Calicut. They can reach these places by Train or Road. Karnataka SRTC and private luxury buses ply from Chennai to Mysore/Calicut during night. Calicut is connected to Chennai by Flight as well.

Travel from Trivandrum to Wayanad

Tourists coming from Trivandrum to Wayanad can travel by overnight Volvo buses, which reache Wayanad in the morning (Kalpetta/SulthanBathery). Alternately, they can travel by train upto Calicut (2.5 h from Wayanad), where we can arrange pick up by cab. Trivandrum to Calicut Flight is available, though not daily.

Travel from Hyderabad to Wayanad

How to reach Wayanad from Hyderabad - Tourists coming from Hyderabad to Wayanad can travel by overnight Volvo bus, which reaches Wayanad in the morning (Kalpetta/SulthanBathery). Alternately, they can travel by Volvo bus upto Mysore, where we can arrange pick up by cab. If you would like to travel by train, Bangalore would be the option. Hyderabad to Calicut Flight is also available.

Travel from Coimbatore to Wayanad

Coimbatore to Wayanad is well connected by road, though there are no bus services currently. We do provide home pick up from Coimbatore for Wayanad Tour Packages.

Travel from Goa to Wayanad

If you are looking how to reach Wayanad from Goa, it is possible via Mysore or Calicut. Calicut (CLT) has direct trains from Goa, while Mysore to Goa volvo bus is available. Both Calicut and Mysore are 2.5 h journey from Wayanad. We provide pick up from both places.

Travel from Mumbai to Wayanad

Travel from Mumbai to Wayanad is possible via Mysore or Calicut. Mumbai to Calicut (CLT) trains are available and daily Flights from Mumbai to Calicut are there. Mumbai to Mysore Volvo buses are operated by Karnataka SRTC. Calicut and Mysore are 2.5 h journey from Wayanad.

Cab Pick up for Wayanad Packages

We do arrange exclusive cab pick up for Wayanad packages from following places:

  • Calicut
  • Mysore
  • Bangalore
  • Mangalore
  • Coimbatore
  • Kochi
  • Thrissur
  • Kannur

Nearby Destinations to Wayanad

Wayanad can be combined with Coorg (1-2 Nights), Mysore (1-2 Nights), Ooty (2 Nights), Bekal (2 Nights), Kannur (2 Nights). If you are looking for an extended trip, other Kerala destinations like Calicut, Thrissur, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey etc can be combined.

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Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package – If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then you should head to the Nagarhole National Park for a jungle safari. The park is famous for amazing animal sightings during a safari. The Kabini backwaters are the most sought-after place for nature admirers and wildlife enthusiasts as it is home to a number of wild animals, especially elephants, which arrive here in herds in search of water. Other animals that can be seen at Nagarhole are: tigers, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer, wild boar, Indian bison and a large number of exotic birds. Elephants, spotted deer and wild boars are among the most easily sighted. This 6-Days Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package covers the famous South Indian tourist destinations that are known for wildlife, nature, plantations and much more!! Kabini is renowned for its wildlife sightings and the boat safari on the Kabini river. Staying at a resort on the banks of River Kabini would be a unique experience, which enables you to view wildlife very closely. Some of the resorts like Orange County Kabini or The Bison provide luxury stays on the banks of Kabini River. Coorg is known for coffee plantations and other natural attractions that are visited by tourists from around the world. Wayanad is a destination blessed with natural beauty. Wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, view points, historical places and much more to see. If you are looking for a more relaxed affair, 8 Days is what we recommend for this tour. Groowynd Holidays offers pick up from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Calicut, Coimbatore etc based on convenience of guests. You may also visit our links Wayanad tour packages and South India tour packages for itineraries covering Wayanad tourist places and other South Indian tourist destinations respectively.

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: 5 Nights & 6 Days

Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (one of the most sought after wildlife experiences in south India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (offered by most of the resorts in Kabini)
Nagarhole National Park

Waterwoods Kabini

Nagarhole National Park

Evolve Back Kabini (Orane County Kabini)

Places to visit in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (An incredible waterfall where the river Cauvery falls into the rocky laps from a elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat, meaning the Seat of the King is an amazing view point)
  • Madikeri Fort (Built by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century)
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands spread in 64 acres island, reachable through a dangling bridge)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).
Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Chembra Peak Heart Lake

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Pookot Lake

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package : How to Reach

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Club Mahindra Coorg Package

The Club Mahindra Coorg package (Madikeri or Virajpet) gives you an amazing opportunity to enjoy the facilities and services of any Club Mahindra property. Madikeri is a coffee plantation hill station and the capital of Coorg. Madikeri has been blessed with natural beauty ranging from mountains, plantations, paddy fields, water bodies etc. Club Mahindra Madikeri is built in a coffee plantation area, featuring a lot of in-house facilities and two swimming pools. Club Mahindra Virajpet is around 35 km from Madikeri. This Club Mahindra property is also placed in a Coffee Plantation region of Coorg, which ensures the guests have a comfortable stay in the lap of nature. The property at Virajpet also offers an array of activities and games within the resort.

Club Mahindra Coorg Package: 2 Nights & 3 Days

Guests can be picked up from any of the nearby cities. Mangalore (Mangaluru) is the nearest Airport to Club Mahindra Coorg. Pick up/drop can be organized from Mangalore, Kozhikode (Calicut), Mysore or Bangalore. A visit to Coorg tourist places can be covered in 3 Days. You may also consider nearby tourist destinations like Wayanad (2 Nights), Mysuru (1 Night), Kabini (1 Night) or Bekal/Kannur (1 Night).

Write to us info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page for a customized Club Mahindra Coorg Package including other nearby destinations. If you are looking for exclusive wayanad package, you may visit our page Wayanad Honeymoon Packages.

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Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour, covers the Karnatka Wildlife Sanctuaries and Tamilnadu near Wayanad. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (in Tamil Nadu) and Bandipur Tiger Reserve (in Karnataka) are connected, but are in different states. The tiger rich Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary has the largest population of tigers in Kerala (As per the census held in 2015, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary houses 76 tigers against the total of 136 tigers found in Kerala). Nagarhole National Park (In Karnataka) is adjacent to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary (A part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary) is another major Tiger Reserve in South India. It is estimated that the “Mudumalai-Bandipur-Nagarhole-Wayanad complex” preserves the world’s largest tiger population in a single region (570 tigers as per the 2015 census).  Wild animal sightings are mostly noticed in these sectors. For this tour itinerary, guests will start by visiting Ooty, one of the most famous hill stations of South India. Ooty features the Nilgiri Mountain Train, View Points, Botanical Garden, Lake and many other attractions. Further, you will visit the wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai and Masinagudi and travel to Wayanad, a non-commercialized hill station of Kerala. Wayanad is blessed with many sightseeing options like waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, view point, historical places and many more. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore or Calicut based on your convenience. Write to info@groowynd.com for Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Complex Tour organised by Groowynd Holidays or exclusive Wayanad Packages.

This tour for Wildlife Sanctuaries in Karnataka and Tamilnadu near Wayanad can be further customized to cover the below destinations:

  • Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks Tour – 4 Nights & 5 Days
  • Ooty Mudumalai Tour Package – 3 Nights & 4 Days
  • Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole and Wayanad Wildlife Tour – 8 Nights & 9 Days

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour : 5 Nights & 6 Days

Nagarhole/Kabini– 2 Nights | Bandipur – 1 Night | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai :
  • Bandipur National Park (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening)
  • Thoppakadu Elephant Camp (experience being around elephants, feed them)
  • Mudumalai Wildlife (Jungle safari available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).

 

Places to visit in Nagarhole National Park:
  • Safari to Nagarhole National Park (Also known as Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • Stay in Luxury Resort in Kabini (There are many wonderful resorts on the bank of Kabini Backwaters).

 

Mudumalai Bandipur Nagarhole Wayanad Tour : Route

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