Coordinates: 11.605000 76.083000
Explore the rustic charm of Wayanad Weekend Getaways
Wayanad, derived from Vayal Nadu and also known as the Land of the paddy fields, is a town of explicit beauty, blessed with misty mountains, dense forests and fertile green plantations. The forests of Wayanad serve as a natural habitat for a wide variety of fauna and flora.
Set at a high altitude among the Western Ghats, Wayanad is a hill station of exquisite beauty located in Kerala. It is a revenue state, with its economy sustained by foreign exchange of cash crops, such as vanilla, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and other condiments. Blessed with a pleasant climate around the year, Wayanad is a heaven of tranquility for nature lovers and wildlife aficionados, owing to its wide variety of exotic fauna and flora dwelling in their natural habitats.
Wayanad has a strong and powerful history, with its roots going well into many centuries. Relics and evidences of the New Stone Age Civilization are scattered all over the land. Historically, Wayanad was first ruled by the Veda tribes. It was then taken by Pazhassi Rajas followed by Hyderali. Finally, it was Tipu Sultan who took over Wayanad and eventually handed it to the British, who introduced cash crops, laid roads and developed Wayanad significantly.
Most prominent festivals of South India, such as Onam, Mahashivaratri and Vishu can be experienced in their rustic form at Wayanad. Rice, rasam, sambhar, porichakootu, morukootan, avvial, pal payasam and other mouth watering dishes make up the Wayanad cuisine.