Genral Visitor Information

•LOCATION:Located between the North Latitude 11027’ and 15058’ and East Longitude 75047’ and 70027’, district of Wayanad is on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau. On it’s North, South and West lie the districts of Kannur, Malappuram and Kozhikode (Calicut). To it’s North and East, it borders the Karnataka districts of Coorg and Mysore. Further to the southeast lies the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu.

• ALTITUDE: 700 to 2100 metres above Mean Sea Level.

• AREA: 2132 sq. kms.

• MAIN TOWNS: Kalpetta is the District Headquarters. Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady are the other towns.

• CLIMATE: The district enjoys uniformly pleasant climate throughout the year. The period between Dec. and Feb. is rather chilly (avg. 150C ).

• ANNUAL RAINFALL: Average over 2300 mm. Wayanad, like the rest of Kerala gets two Monsoons: the SW (Jun. - Sept.) and the NE (Oct. - Nov.). Lakkidi, the place which gets the highest rainfall in the state
is in Wayanad.

• MAIN CROPS: Cardamom, Coffee, Pepper, Tea, and of late, Vanilla.

• CLOTHING: Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Dec. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

• LANGUAGE: While Malayalam is the local language, English and Hindi are widely spoken and understood. Kannada and Tamil are also understood towards border regions.

• STD CODE: +91 (0)4936

• WHAT TO SHOP FOR: Spices, coffee, tea, bamboo articles, native craft, honey, herbal plants etc.