10 Things to Do in Kalpetta That You Shouldn't Miss

January 18, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

Kalpetta is a town and a municipality in the Wayanad district, state of Kerala, India. Kalpetta is the headquarters of Wayanad district as well as the headquarters of Vythiri taluk. It is a bustling town surrounded by dense coffee and tea plantations and mountains. It lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway NH 766 (Old NH 212) at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. Kalpetta is 72 km from Kozhikode and 140 km from Mysore.
Restaurants in Kalpetta

1. Thirunelli Temple

Thirunelli, Kalpetta, India +91 98470 30110
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4.5 based on 426 reviews

Thirunelli Temple

Reviewed By romepart213 - Hyderabad, Pakistan

a must visit if possible, temple was good. The temple lies at an altitude of 3000ft and can be reached by driving through three wild life sanctuaries. There is a tiger crossing point while going through this route. Mr.Rakesh tried to match the time,though we were not lucky enough to see the Big cat.

2. Banasura Sagar Dam

Wayanad District, Vythiri 673576, India +91 96000 17031
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4 based on 969 reviews

Banasura Sagar Dam

Reviewed By davidmJ681LD - Kozhikode District, India

I have been to Banasura Sagar Dam more than 10 times. it is a perfect spot for a one day trip from Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram districts.
In the dam's Reservoir there is a set of Islands that were formed when the Reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. The Islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view. It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders.
We can do boating at Reservoir. If you choose speed boat it will be a thrilling experience.
There is a beautiful garden where you can have nice pictures. there are many swings where i have seen even aged people swing and recall their childhood days.
There is a waterfall nearby the Dam. You can have a bath there.
There are lot of hotels which provide tasty of Wayanad.

3. Edakkal Caves

Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, India +91 96000 17031
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4 based on 352 reviews

Edakkal Caves

Reviewed By tinatrived - Ahmedabad, India

Nice visitation to Edakkal Caves. Amaze absolutely amazing. With my parents who are around 60 years old, we completed in less than 2 hours. However it does get tiresome so go ay your own pace. But it is a must visit! To wall into a cleft where our ancestors wrote on rocks and to fully comprehend the significance of it is a very grounding feeling and an all-encompassing one. Enjoyed good time.,

4. Karalad Lake

Wayanad | Off Thariode Vattoth Rd, Thariyode, India +91 94471 10559
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4 based on 65 reviews

Karalad Lake

Reviewed By philiptcr - Thrissur, India

I liked this lake better than pookode lake which every body visits. There are cottages facing the lake which offers good view. The place is really serene. It offers rope line activity. Seperate toilets are there. Unlike other destinations, the place is kept neat and clean. This is less explored destination in Wayanad.

5. Chembra Peak

Kalpetta, India +91 88949 17116
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4.5 based on 754 reviews

Chembra Peak

Reviewed By Jiffy J - Thrissur, India

If you're up for some trekking after a spine-jolting SUV ride to the entrance, then Chembra peak is a must-visit in Waynad. The tea-estate roads leading to the peak entrance are in horrendous condition, and risking the underside of your private vehicle is completely unrecommended. But you have help in the form of old Mahindra SUVs that would take you to and from the entrance at a slightly hefty fee (I'd recommend hiring the SUV only to drop you to the entrance; you could always walk back after the trek ;-).
The trek and peak are beautiful, mostly because the area is (almost) plastic-free and the entrance fee is quite high (Rs. 750 for a maximum group size of 10, with a daily limit of 200 visitors; start early in peak tourist season). The forest officials and VSS (Vana Samrakshana Samithi; forest protection group) members ensure your climb is risk-free and educating. The views during the climb are great and the heart-shaped lake up top is a thing to behold and cherish. Kudos to the watchers for keeping this place awesome!

6. Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum)

Sultan Bathery, India +91 98470 30110
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4 based on 61 reviews

Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum)

Reviewed By rajesh_marar - Mumbai

The museum is quite close to Edakkal Caves. The museum is well maintained , clean and has a fairly good collection of things.... All of them are well documented written in English and easily understandable.
However this museum has limited artefacts on display. It should try to house much much more so that kids can get a feeling of them and probably connect to ancient history which they study……..
Seeing the museum will take a time of 30 to 45 minutes.. The staff is very cooperative…..

7. Banasura Hill

Padinjarathara, Kalpetta, India
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4 based on 360 reviews

Banasura Hill

Reviewed By rameshnemalikanti - Bengaluru, India

It was nice dam .boating we enjoyed alot those are speed boats its alllows 5 people.if you visit this place you try the boating.

8. Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall)

Vythri | Forest Range Office. Meppadi., Kalpetta 673577, India +91 94443 25105
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4 based on 667 reviews

Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall)

Reviewed By dakshu1651998 - Mysuru (Mysore), India

I had been to this place with my college friends. You have to nearly walk down for more than 1km to reach the falls. While going near the falls you have to be careful because the rocks are very slippery and you keep falling. Terry to avoid senior citizens and young children to this place because you have to walk a lot. Other than that the overall experience was really good and this is a must visiting place when you go to Waynad.

9. Lakkidi View Point

Kalpetta, India +91 93877 00700
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4 based on 679 reviews

Lakkidi View Point

Reviewed By FrenzzyTravels - Bengaluru, India

Lakkidi view point gives the birds eye view of the hairpin curves. You can capture the mountain ranges in the valley however its not worth driving till there. Moreover there are no parking space you just have to stop your vehicle on the sideways to enjoy the scenery.

10. Thusharagiri Waterfalls

Tribal Village, Western Ghats, Kozhikode, India 9847030110
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Thusharagiri Waterfalls

Reviewed By ThanveerSait - Alappuzha District, India

Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Thusharagiri offers good scope for them who wanna do trekkin a bit in the dense forest and den take a good bath in d waterfall and just relax nd find the inner peace wid the sound of water tt flows down...!!
Must Visit Place if you are nearby

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