A mostly-rural district in the South Indian state of Kerala, Wayanad rests at an elevation ranging between 800 m and 2100 m. The three major towns in the district include Sulthan Bathery, Kalpetta, and Mananthavady. Wayanad has the only Luv Kush Temple in the state along with a Jain Mirror temple. More than half the district is covered by hilly forest stretches (part of the Western Ghats). Wayanad boasts plenty of trekking points if you happen to be an adventure-seeker. Wayanad, the least populated district in Kerala, is easily accessible by road (Kozhikode–Mysore National Highway 212, an extremely scenic route). Since a post-9PM ban has been imposed on vehicle traffic on this highway, SH 57/SH 33 are used by transiting vehicles in the night. The nearest railway station and airport are in Calicut.As it is one of the most tranquil places in Kerala, tourist influx in Wayanad has been at an all-time high in the last decade or so. This has resulted in the establishment of several three star hotels in Wayanad. Presently, a good number of 3 star hotels in Wayanad that provide quality stays at inexpensive rates. The best 3 star hotels in Wayanad offer amenities in the form of well-furnished, fully air-conditioned rooms that have free Wifi connectivity, a television, and an ensuite bathroom loaded with toiletries. These hotels are likely located quite close to tourist attractions, picturesque view-points, restaurants, and famous trekking/hiking trails. The facilities offered by 3 star hotels in Wayanad would include an attached balcony (offering great views), a bonfire area, on-site parking space, and probably an in-house restaurant serving authentic Kerala dishes. The must-visits in the district of Wayanad include Mudumalai National Park, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake, Kuruva Island, Panamaram, Banasura Sagar Dam, Thirunelli Temple, Lakkidi View Point, and Soochipara Falls. The best restaurants in Wayanad include 1980’s - A Nostalgic Restaurant, Jubilee Restaurant, The Bungalow Restaurant, Green Gates Restaurant, Food Lounge, Wynn Berry, Cafe Mouj, and WMO Qatar. Make your way to Vinayaka Hospital, Leo Hospital, or Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Hospital in case of medical emergencies.
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