Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta. The district was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district in Kerala by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. The district is 3.79% urbanised, with three municipal towns Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.
Pepper Grove run by the Karnataka tourism department is a good stay option in Sulthan Bathery. From here you can explore one pocket of Wayanad. It is recommended to start your day by visiting the beautiful Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary lying within Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and holding on steadfastly to its primal wilderness.
After a lazy, filling breakfast at the hotel, you can plan a day's outing at Ambalavayal where the ancient history of Wayanad will come alive right before your eyes. Home to attractions like Wayanad Heritage Museum and Edakkal Caves, some of the not to miss places to visit in Wayanad. Edakkal Caves is about 5 km away from the museum and you have to do a little bit of trekking in order to reach there.
So, on the last day of your 3 day tour itinerary for Wayanad, we recommend you to visit Pookode Lake, 36 km away on NH 212/Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal highway. Luminescent like an eyris blue pearl, nestled at the foot of canopied hills, Pookode lake is the perfect place to simply immerse yourself in Wayanad’s fragrant forests. You can enjoy different activities like boating, row boating and kayaking while here.