Wayanad

Wayanad and its frames on celluloid

Compiled by travel.manoramaonline.com

Wayanad is a tourist hotspot. The misty peaks, pretty lakes, spice plantations and wildlife sanctuaries add to its charm. Adventure, wildlife, romance, spirituality and a chance to see how our ancestors lived and left their mark in the rocks - Wayanad gives you a chance to see all this and more. A trek of about 2100m will take you to the top of Chembra hills situated about 6900ft above sea level and then you see a heart shaped lake. It is pure bliss and the reason why you trek up this picturesque route.

From the top of Chembra hills, you can see Wayanad in all its glory. Mist covered at most of the times. The hues of green, the clear blue skies with clouds dancing across it will leave you dumbstruck. The The emerald waters of the lakes winds and shimmers like a mythical snake.

All along the steep and slippery way to the top of the hill, the whisper of the flowing spring will keep you motivated. It is in these hills that Gautham Menon decided to shot 'Thanka Meenkal,' that tells the story of a middle-aged man who gets separated from his wife ends up. Now, sit back and enjoy the song
Trust us, these windswept places are for real. If you are in luck you may spot a wild boar or deer.

Don't the misty environs make you want to pack your bags and head out to this beautiful place? A lot of Malayalam movies have been shot at various parts of Wayanad.





Reaching Wayanad
Wayanad is not connected to the railway network. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode 72kms away from Kalpetta. Thalassery is 80kms away. Kozhikode International Airport at Karipur is 95kms away.

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