While the whole of Kerala reels under soaring temperatures during summers, Wayanad is the only place in Kerala that remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. So, if you’re planning for a quick getaway during summers (especially between the months April-May) choose to visit this hill station.
The minimum temperature during that time is around 20°C while the maximum is about 35°C. The temperatures are at its peak during the afternoons, but the mornings and evenings are just about perfect for sightseeing. You can spend your afternoons exploring the evergreen forests surrounding the hill station because the temperatures there are lower than the other areas.
Wildlife parks and plantations
You must visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, along with the gorgeous coffee, tea, rubber and pepper plantations during the summers. You can time your visit in a way that it collides with authentic summer festivals such as Thirunelli celebrated in April.
Trek through the lap of nature
Wayanad is paradise for adventure junkies and trekkers, courtesy some of the best trekking routes in Kerala. The trails here snake through high grasslands, thick deciduous forests, beautiful shola evergreen forests and rocky river-beds strewn with massive boulders, providing a variety of terrain to walk over. Some famous trekking trails are: Chembra Peak Trek, Brahmagiri Peak Trek, Banasura Sagar Dam Trek and Pakshipathalam Trek.
Boating in the reservoir lakes
The two major lakes in Wayanad are formed by the reservoirs of Banasura Sagar Dam and Pookode Lake. They offer boating experiences in the form of paddle boating, shikara and row boating. The serenity that you’ll experience here is nothing like anything you would’ve experienced before.
Immerse yourself in nature at Kuruva Dweep
Kuruva Dweep, also known as Kuruva Island, is a protected river delta comprising of a cluster of islands on Kabini river. You can reach the island on bamboo rafts and then walk deep into the vegetation of the island to discover rare species of flora, fauna and avifauna.