1. Meenmutty Waterfalls
The waterfalls might be quite short in terms of height, but the serenity and the view it offers is too wide to fit inside the frames of your cameras. The sound of running water and the smell of nature can set anyone’s mood and we were lucky to experience such a delight of vision. We spent hours jumping from one rock to another (with proper cautions). The day was started with vim and vigor and the memory is captured in our hearts forever. Located near the Ponmuddi Hill Station, the place serves as a cute and comfortable get-away spot for people.
2. Tholpetty Wildlife
Being wanderers for life, there was no way that we would leave out experiencing the beauty of wildlife. One shall go for the jeep ride to look at the floras and faunas in their natural habitat. This experience is really important for people to realise that no matter how much we develop, we are a part of nature, and experiencing its authenticity so closely takes us back to our original roots and is soothing for the mind and body. Elephants, leopards, and innumerous other animals were wandering at a short distance from us. It made our hearts beat louder and faster, for sure. Coming from a corporate lifestyle, this experience was as bright as a daisy.
3. Pookode Lake
My husband and I are water babies and love to be around water and when we heard about Pookode Lake, there was nothing that could have stopped us from reaching there. It is so grand and beautiful that one might want to spend the whole day in a boat in the midst of the lake. Nature lovers swear by this place and only after having a boat ride in the place, we got to know why it is such a big deal for the people. Blue below(water) and blue above(sky) were enough to melt our hearts away and I am very sure that we had a little piece of our heart dropped inside the lake that no one can take back.
4. Edakkal Cave
The tallest mountain in the district, Ambukuthi mala, is located in Edakkal. If you are not afraid of heights, you shall definitely go there and reach Edakkal caves. There are historical imprints on the wall that take you centuries back, even for a few minutes. We learned from the locals that in the year 2007, historians from Indian and abroad tried to have UNESCO declare the sites as a World Heritage Centre. If you ever thought of going to the stone age where our ancestors lived, this is the place that can make you mentally transport to that era. The paintings are captivating and the trekking part to reach the caves adds more excitement to the whole trip.
5. Kurisumala Peak
Alert – It will consume approximately half a day. Hiking is a special adventure sport and for the wanderers like us, there could be nothing better. If you are anything like us and want to get inside the skin of the place and experience what it feels like to be close to nature, spare a whole day for hiking at Kurisumala Peak. Not only will it be amazing for your mind and heart, but after reaching the top, the clicks will make your Instagram feed a lot more aesthetic. You might be tired of all the trekking, but in the end, the view is worth it all. As they say, life is counted in experiences and memories, not days, we had our life in front of us, creating the best memories and experiences that we are delighted to share and will keep on sharing.
6. Kalladi Forest
Kalladi is a tiny village in Wayanad that you can reach by mysore to Wayanad cab that can be booked for taking you to a trip. The misty fog on the top of the hills like two lovers are kissing one another. Nature shows its beauty in numerous ways and this is one of the most unique ones that we have witnessed till now. A nature walk for minutes or hours can offer you calm that you will feel has been missing from inside you for a very long time. While having a walk in the forest, we actually forgot what time of day it was. Something so beautiful was happening to us that we could not care any less about the world outside this majestic place.
7. Thirunelli Temple
In a very short distance from Wayanad is the Thirunelli Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu on Brahmagiri Hills. It is said that it was originally built by Lord Brahma. The locals described that it is the only hindu temple where one can perform every ritual starting from birth, death, and even life after death. We paid our tributes to the temple and prayed for things, and this time they were not material. People told us that experiencing sunrise from the temple is an enthralling sight to behold. One can see a huge number of visitors coming from different parts of the world even on weekdays. If you are religious and visiting the temple, do not forget to pay your tribute to the holy rock for your forefathers.
8. Banasura Sagar Dam
We can proudly say that India’s largest and Asia’s second-largest dam is in Wayanad and we got to explore it during our trip. It was beautiful and dreamy and captured our attention for hours. A lazy boat ride and trekking at the location can add a sense of excitement and wilderness to the tourists. As much as we loved looking at it, we loved taking the boat in it too. The spots of Wayanad did not stop to astonish us throughout our trip and it was one such place that took our breath away for a while.
9. Tree House Stay
People like us who have been addicted to living inside the fully air-conditioned spaces cannot probably wonder how it will be like to live inside a Tree House. We are happy that we got to take away the memory of staying inside a beautiful Tree House. The views from the tree house were mesmerizing and even thinking about the experience we had makes us giggle and smile. If you are in Wayanad, this is one thing you cannot afford to miss.
Our trip came to an end and with a heavy heart that wanted to stay, we packed our bags. We took the cab back from Wayanad to Mysore, and from there, another
One Way Taxi From Mysore To Bangalore Airport. We had our tickets already booked from Bangalore to Delhi, the place of our birth and work, but as it is said for Lord Krishna, that he had two mothers – Yashoda and Devki. Similarly, we had another home now, miles away from Delhi, somewhere in the laps of nature in Kerala.