11 days in Wayanad District, Kozhikode & Alappuzha Itinerary

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Kalpetta
— 3 nights
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Kozhikode
— 3 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Kalpetta — 3 nights

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Take a break from Kalpetta with a short trip to Banasurasagar Dam in Vythiri, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalpetta trip planner.

Bengaluru to Kalpetta is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kalpetta, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 3 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Step out of Kozhikode with an excursion to Nilambur Teak Museum in Malappuram--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Beypore Beach.

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You can take a bus from Kalpetta to Kozhikode in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kozhikode are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 4 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Alappuzha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Wayanad District travel guide

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Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.
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