Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
My first post comes right after the first long weekend of the year. A vacation that I was craving for a long time now. With Delhi shivering at 2 degrees, we decided to visit Kerala and have some respite from the winter chills. So we planned an instant trip for 4 night and 5 days for Kannur and Wayanad. We were quite clear on choosing Wayanad as one of our destinations for the vacation, however we were quite open to explore the second city basis the availability of air tickets (cheaper ones lol ;) Wayanad is well connected and the closest airports are Bangalore, Kannur and Kozhikode. We chose Kannur as it is an offbeat destination and we heard that its beaches are quite calmer. Amidst all the madness at work front, the choice was an quite easy one.
We booked to and fro tickets from Delhi to Kannur which costed us ~27000 for 2 people. You may get cheaper tickets as well if you book well in advance (ours was literally last minute :P). So we planned to spend 2 days each at both the cities. While Kannur is a coastal city and one can enjoy the beauty of the Arabian sea on the other hand Wayanad is a green paradise nestled in the mountains of the western ghats which is approx110Kms from Kannur. Both are quite unique in their own ways and one can truly experience tranquility away from the hustle bustle of the cities.
Distance and Time from Kannur to Wayanad - 110Kms. Road journey of 3.5 hours
How to reach - One can book taxi and it costs approx 2500Rs per day for a sedan
Places to stay - Sharing links below for the properties at which we stayed along with video links of the rooms as well.
1. Kannur (Both the days) - The Krishna Beach Resort
2. Wayanad Day 1 - Arayal Resorts Wayanad
3. Wayanad Day 2 - The LakeRose Wayanad Resort
Kannur - Quite famous for its scintillating beaches and picturesque views, one can fully admire the golden hues at sunrise and sunset while enjoying the beach. You can see ships in transit as well along this Malabar coast. Listing down a few major attractions. Have highlighted the ones in bold that we visited. Scroll down for videos and photo gallery.
- Payyambalam beach - Free Entry
- Muzhappilangad drive-in beach
- Kannur Light House Entry Ticket 40Rs for Adults and 20Rs for Children
- Baby Beach - Entry Ticket 20Rs for Adults and 10Rs for Children
- St. Angelo fort
- Snake Park
Wayanad - Famous for camping and trekking trails, this place offers breath taking views of mountains, waterfalls and plethora of flora and fauna. One can explore the tea and coffee plantations and can take home exotic range of products ranging from coffee, tea spices to bamboo, honey and other herbal products. Listing down few major attractions, however you can choose and visit basis your interest
- Banasura Sagar Dam
- Karapuzha Dam
- Chembra Peak
- Eddakal Caves
- Kuruva Island
- Pookode Lake
Videos and Photo Gallery -
Hope you find this itinerary and reviews helpful. Do leave me a comment below if you have any queries or would like to know more about. Until then, happy reading and happy travelling.