Being traditionally and geographically more or less isolated from the rest of Kerala, the region has a distinctive character of its own. Accessible only by roads from other parts of Kerala, and the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Wayanad is perfect for a family getaway
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ALL ABOUT WAYANAD
Location: Located betweenNorth 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. 15 deg C ).
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: Coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom, ginger and tumeric.
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 is widely spoken and understood. Kannada and Tamil are also understood towards border regions.
WHAT TO SHOP FOR: Spices, coffee, tea, bamboo articles, native craft, honey, herbal plants etc.