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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We do arrange exclusive cab pick up for Wayanad packages from following places:
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.
Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package – is an ideal honeymoon package that covers the best combination of beaches, backwaters, hill station and plantations. This itinerary takes you through the famous North Kerala beaches and backwaters in Bekal, a sleepy village in the Kasaragod district and the neighbouring hill stations of Wayanad, a land of plains and mountains and Coorg, a picturesque hill station in the South. Bekal is one of the main attractions of North Kerala. Bekal Fort, Beach and the Backwaters have always been a treat for tourists coming down to Northern Kerala. Coorg, when compared to other popular hill stations in the South is more calm and relaxed and adds spice to your North Kerala and Karnataka trip. There are many tourist spots in Coorg such as Bhagamandala, Talakaveri (the birth place of Cauvery), Dubare elephant camp, Bylekuppe Golden Temple, Nagarhole National Park or Chelavara falls. Wayanad, on the other hand is a pristine hill station in Kerala, with a number of peaks offering magical views from the top. There are many attractions such as the Chembra Peak (the highest peak in Wayanad), Edakkal Caves, Karapuzha Dam, Pookote Lake and many other sites. Tourists can also indulge in many adventure activities such as Trekking, Zip-lining, Bamboo Rafting, Boating at different locations in Wayanad. Guest are picked up for this tour from Mangalore/Kozhikode Airport or Railway Station. On completion of the Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package guests will be dropped to Calicut Airport or Railway Station. Pick up/drop points can be customized at Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Mangalore etc. as per the client’s requirement.
Wayanad – 2 Nights | Coorg – 2 Nights | Bekal – 1 Night
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package – is the best Kerala tour package sought by most tourists visiting Kerala – God’s own Country, for the first time.!! Though Wayanad is not featured in this Kerala holiday package, a website for Kerala looks incomplete without featuring its most famous tourist destinations. i.e. Munnar Thekkady and Alleppey. Travelers would love this option for it reflects the essence of Kerala. The mesmerizing hills and tea plantations of Munnar, the wildlife and spice plantations of Periyar aka. Thekkady, and the legendary backwaters of Kerala that can be best experienced while traveling on a houseboat are some of the inclusions of this tour. Guests will be picked up for this Munnar Thekkady Alleppey tour package from Cochin International Airport or Ernakulam railway station or bus stand. The place of departure can be Cochin itself or Coimbatore/Madurai etc. This famous Kerala holiday package that covers the South of Kerala can also be combined with Wayanad and other destinations in North Kerala starting from Bangalore. The tour can be extended from Cochin/Alleppey to Wayanad by taking a train to Calicut (Kozhikode). If you have some more days to spare some of the other prominent Kerala tourist places like Marari, Athirapally, Kovalam, Kumarakom or Trivandrum also can be added. Pick up and drop of guests can accordingly be arranged from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Groowynd Holidays, a tour operator for Kerala is also recognized as a Destination Expert for Kerala on TripAdvisor.
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package from Bangalore : If you are looking for the Munnar Thekkady Alleppey package from Bangalore or Honeymoon Package, we can pick you up by exclusive cab from Bangalore. If you are looking for a group tour to Munnar or Munnar Thekkady Package from Bangalore with Alleppey houseboat, we can customize the package accordingly.
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Kovalam Package : This is an amazing combo of hill station, wildlife, backwaters and beaches. The most sought after Kerala Holiday package also can be customized based on guest requirement. We would suggest, arriving at Kochi and departing from Trivandrum to avoid tedious by road journey from Trivandrum to Kochi.
If you are looking for a package to other South India Destinations, you may visit our page South India Tour Packages.
Places of Stay: Munnar – 2 Nights | Thekkady – 1 Night | Houseboat – 1 Night
Valara/Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Rose Garden, Pothamedu View Point, Munnar Tea Plantations, Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc.
Periyar Wildlife, Cultural Centers, Spice Plantations, Boating in Periyar. Guests can opt for a trekking, if staying for 2 Nights.
Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kerala would be a unique experience. Check in time at the houseboat is 1200 h. The experience starts with a traditional lunch served onboard and a subsequent evening cruise across the backwater and canals of Alleppey giving you an opportunity to see the village life of Kerala. All meals are included during your stay at the houseboat. The Houseboat will be anchored in the evening at a dockyard and guests will continue their stay in the Houseboat in a well equipped AC Bedroom with all amenities.
Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package from Bangalore!! Kabini is one of the most sought after wildlife destination in Karnataka. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve close to Kabini holds a prominent place in the wildlife map of South India. The neighboring plantation hill stations Coorg and Wayanad are a great combination to have a feel of two states Kerala and Karnataka in a short span of time. Mysore, the palace city would add a lot of variety to the trip. The majestic Mysore Palace is one of the famous fascinations of Mysore.
Wildlife Safari, Palaces, Waterfalls, Trekking, Lakes, Boating are some of the attractions of the trip. Guests are picked up from Bangalore International Airport/Railway Station by our representative. You may choose a pick up from the hotel or your home as well. The distance between Bangalore and Mysore 150 km, covered in 3 h. Major tourist destinations of Mysore, Kabini, Coorg and Wayanad will be covered during the 6 days of the trip. On the final day, guest will be traveling from Wayanad to Bangalore. The distance between Wayanad and Bangalore is 280 km covered in 6 h. Guests are dropped back to Bangalore with fond memories of a wonderful holiday experience on completion of Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini tour package. Do click on our link South India Tour Packages to know other featured packages for South India.
Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights | Mysore – 1 Night
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