The Most Beautiful and Underrated Place in Kerala: Wayanad

Are you looking to explore the depths of India’s beauty, far off from its busy cities and tourist traps? Well, if so then Wayanand in Kerala is the perfect place for you! Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this stunningly beautiful rural district will make you forget your cares as soon as you arrive. Famed for its serene backwaters and lush forests, Wayanad is a land that time forgot but one which we are sure will leave lasting memories with each adventurer who visits. Read on to discover why Wayanand deserves to be at the top of every traveler’s bucket list! Our Bungalow at Misty Ghats Resort. The view from our room Where we stayed: Misty Ghats Resort A hidden gem in the lush, tranquil expanses of Wayanad, this resort provided an exceptional lodging experience. Our accommodation, a charming bungalow, was set amidst a verdant tropical garden, with a serene view that captivated us every morning. What made our stay truly amazing however, was our host’s hospitality.  He arranged tea for us twice a day and amazing traditional Kerala dinners every night!  This place is truly amazing for budget travellers, nature lovers, if you’re travelling alone or with your partner/friends.  Source: Royal Brothers Hire a scooter from Royal Brothers Auto to get around For us the best way to get around was by scooter, and the only place nearby to rent one is Royal Brothers Auto in Kalpetta. We got a decent deal and the scooter was in good condition. You can only book and pay online. Source: Walnut Cakes, Kalpetta Get a cappuccino and cookies from Walnut Cake Shop I don’t know about you but I need a good coffee in the morning, and I loved coming to this shop at the start of our daily adventures because the cappuccinos were good and we would stock up on cookies for snacks and energy on the road.  Our favourite activities: 1. Tea Plantation Tour Chellotte Orthodox Tea Plantation was such a nice tea plantation its been around since 1896 which is insane! and they were really friendly and showed us around the factory and the greenery. We bought a 1kg bag of tea for 250 rupees, and they gave us a sample and the taste was phenomenal. Just plain black tea no milk or anything.  Chelotte Tea Factory, Taken by Hardik Araniya 2. Go Ziplining Go on google maps and put longest zipline & sky cycle, Meppadi – Chooralmala Road , Vellarimala Kerala. It’s such a beautiful view and a really unique and memorable experience! You can go on your way to Soochipara Waterfall.  3. Soochipara Waterfalls Surrounded by montane and evergreen forests this place almost doesn’t feel real. We recommend going early to avoid the crowds. It was worth the long drive on the scooter and the hike to get to the waterfall. Standing before it gave me this indescribable feeling of awe and gratitude. I definitely recommend going here! Thanks for reading! Check out my social media to see more of my travel photography and tips 🙂

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