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.
Change things up with a short trip to Banasurasagar Dam in Vythiri (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, take in the dramatic scenery at Meenmutty Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kalpetta travel planner.

Bengaluru to Kalpetta is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in October since evenings lows in Kalpetta dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
When in Kozhikode, make a side trip to see Nilambur Teak Museum in Malappuram, approximately Malappuram away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Beypore Beach, and get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kozhikode trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Kalpetta to Kozhikode in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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: stroll through Marari Beach, explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Kozhikode to Alappuzha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus; or drive. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time 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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