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Hey ,

Hi there to all fellow members. I'm doing a short trip of 2 days from Cochin to Wayanad. I'd like to know if there anyone who can tell me the best n must see places in Wayanad and around.

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Waynad has lots of places too see and its not possible to cover everything in 2 days time.

Must see places.....I feel it depends on each persons interest in forest / lakes / mountains / tea plantations / treks etc.
You can find more information regarding these places by googling the same.

Distance from Kalpetta
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Pookote lake-12 Kms.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (40 kms)
Papanasini- Thirunelly Temple(64 kms)
Edakkal Caves (28 kms)
Chain Tree(16 kms)
Chembra Peak (18 kms)
Kuruva Dweep(40 kms)
Pazhassi Raja's tomb (35 kms)
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary (59 kms)
Pakshipathalam(71 kms)
Jain Temple (24 kms)
Soochipara Waterfalls (22 kms)
Kanthanpara Waterfalls (19 kms)
Meenmutti Waterfalls (29 kms)
Banasura Sagar Dam


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If you are an archeology buff check out Edakkal Caves supposed to date to the New Stone Age. If you are into wildlife/ birding check out with the Forest Dept/ tour groups on treks/ drives in the area.
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Has anyone driven up from Kota to Ajmer and from there to the Guda Bishnoi village near Jodhpur. SOS best road route, eating places and places where one may come by a clean loo.
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Has anyone been to Wayanad and rented a car for their time there? I'm feeling it's almost essential. How much should we expect to pay for 2 days, and if you have someone to recommend let me know!

Also, from Mysore, what is the best way to reach? Our understanding is that the train would stop in Kalpeta? Is that close to anything?

Any help is welcome!
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Originally Posted by Gabahd View Post Has anyone been to Wayanad and rented a car for their time there? I'm feeling it's almost essential. How much should we expect to pay for 2 days, and if you have someone to recommend let me know!

Also, from Mysore, what is the best way to reach? Our understanding is that the train would stop in Kalpeta? Is that close to anything?

Any help is welcome!
Kalpetta is the central point and a small town. Most people stay at Kalpetta and do all the sight seeing places from Kalpetta. In my previous post, I have mentioned all the distance from Kalpetta. There are some resorts outside Kalpetta aswell.
Car transport is a must to see these places as places are spread out. Please note that for some palces, even if its 20kms, it might take an hour to reach there by car being hilly region.

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Kalpetta has a railway station?? I'm sorry I'm not informed on that.nearest station to my notice is calicut inside kerala some 75 km away.Take a bus from Mysore or drive down..132KM

I'm visiting the place with my friends next week and we have decided to drive from Cochin.
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Originally Posted by Gabahd View Post Has anyone been to Wayanad and rented a car for their time there? I'm feeling it's almost essential. How much should we expect to pay for 2 days, and if you have someone to recommend let me know!

Also, from Mysore, what is the best way to reach? Our understanding is that the train would stop in Kalpeta? Is that close to anything?

Any help is welcome!
There is No Rail connectivity to Kalpetta..From Mysore, best option is to hire a cab which you could use for local sight seeing too as almost all of the places is scattered across Kalpetta and Mananthavadi.. Not like other places where a package tour will work.

If you are Budget, you could board Calicut bus from Mysore Suburb busstand, get down at kalpetta and hire a cab for local trip as such.

Not Sure from where you are trying to reach Kalpetta..

If you come from Goa / Mumbai / Northern states, you could get down at kannur and get bus /cab to Kalpetta

If you come from Kerala Or Tamilnadu [Read Trivandrum/ ernakulam /Coimbatore] , You could get down at Calicut and get bus/cab to kalpetta

If you come from Bangalore/ Chennai / Mysore/Andhra Pradesh , you could get down at Mysore and get Bus/cab to Kalpetta.

Hope this helps
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Thanks guys, I was assuming the train would reach...

We will probably get a taxi from Mysore and keep it around before we head to Kochin. How much should we expect to pay for 3 days?

If we take the bus from Mysore to Kalpetta, I imagine we can get a taxi from there quite easily, to visit the area? Again, how much should we expect to pay? For 2 days? We're on a budget, if you hadn't noticed...!

EDITED TO ADD: I had read quickly and see lots answers have been addressed... Thank you!
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Edakkal caves, Panamaram Jain temples, chain tree and wildlife, go for these. Include whatever else comes on the way. Check out accomodations in Vythiri region. You will be in fantastic surroundings within a forest/estate/farm area. The Vythiri resort is great but may be expensive. There are a couple of other resorts within a km of the Vythiri resort. They have poor marketing, hence easy availability and negotiable discounts on the spot.You will be just 3km from the main road and bazars, yet be in the lap of virgin nature, hilly, green with streams and waterfalls. Great walks.
Alone I walked. Strangers joined in. We became a caravan.
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Originally Posted by Gabahd View Post Thanks guys, I was assuming the train would reach...

We will probably get a taxi from Mysore and keep it around before we head to Kochin. How much should we expect to pay for 3 days?

If we take the bus from Mysore to Kalpetta, I imagine we can get a taxi from there quite easily, to visit the area? Again, how much should we expect to pay? For 2 days? We're on a budget, if you hadn't noticed...!

EDITED TO ADD: I had read quickly and see lots answers have been addressed... Thank you!
http://www.greenmountcottage.com/ , Sunrise homestay are good options near Kalpetta bus stand under Rs 1500. Cars are generally arranged by the homestays and typically charge Rs.800 -1300 per day, depending on the type of car. They typically do it from 9- 5 pm.

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