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Best time to visit Wayanad

DEC- FEB 12oC
JUN- SEP 25oC
MAR- MAY 35oC

Best Time to Visit in Wayand

An exotic and lush district in the Indian state of Kerala, Wayanad is the perfect blend of history, nature and culture. Mountains, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, forests, beaches and everything in between sing in perfect harmony. One of the nation’s rural gems, it’s no surprise that travellers are drawn to its gates. Because, no matter the time of year, the region makes for an enriching vacation spot. While summers are full of festivities, monsoons are meant for unwinding and winters are ideal for excursions.

However, one must still make the vital decision regarding the best time to visit Wayanad. Luckily, Thomas Cook has put together this little information pack for all those who are struggling to choose. With a breakup of each season and everything it has to offer; you can make the most optimal decision with ease.

Read ahead to know everything about Wayanad’s distinct seasons of winter, summer and monsoon!

 

Peak Season – October to February 

Shoulder Season – March to May 

Low Season – June to September  

Travel Seasons

Min/Max Temperature

Season

March to May

25-35°C

Summer- Hot and humid

June to September

24-31°C

Monsoon - Heavy rainfall

October to February

20-30°C

Winter - Chilly

 

 

 

 

Wayanad in Summer (March to May)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of winter fluctuates between 25°C and 35°C. 

Weather – Wayanad during summer is similar to other regions in the Indian state of Kerala. The atmosphere is balmy, sometimes blazing. The air is coated with thick layers of humidity. The days are graced by a joyful sun, while evenings give way to cool and refreshing winds. While this is far from the best climate to visit Wayanad in, it is indeed a popular time for festivities. 

Significance – Wayanad summers are synonymous with sun, sand and sumptuous delicacies. What’s more? Coffee, Tea, Rubber and Pepper Plantations are there to explore. There are also some vibrant festivals that occur during these months. Mahashivratri is celebrated in March and Thirunelli is celebrated in April.

Why you should visit now – Summertime is always a great time for a holiday and Wayanad is no exception to this fact! There are some silver linings to the blistering heat of this period. For instance, one can enjoy the pools and beaches with glee. What better time to take a dip in the stunning waters? Furthermore, mornings and evenings are ideal for sightseeing. 

Things to know before the visit – Although summer isn’t peak tourist season, it bustles with travellers, nonetheless. Those who can beat the heat, choose to sightsee and explore the rich region at this time. As such, be vigilant about travel and accommodation prices.  

Tips – Prepare for the coastal heat. Pack light and airy cotton clothing that doesn’t stick to the skin. It’s imperative to have a cap/hat, sunglasses and comfortable footwear. Don’t forget to apply that SPF +30 Sunscreen to prevent tanning. Remain hydrated through the day with water or juice. Lastly, consume small and frequent meals. 

 

Wayanad in Monsoon (June to September)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of monsoon fluctuates between 24°C and 32°C. 

Weather – The weather of Wayanad in monsoon can be described as variable. The first half experiences unrelenting showers, interspersed with humidity, while the second half is at risk of thunderstorms. Through it all, the landscapes remain gorgeous and the atmosphere is generally pleasant. In fact, some may consider this to be the best season to visit Wayanad in terms of natural beauty. 

Significance – Wayanad monsoons are enchanting and enriching in every possible manner. It’s wonderful to watch the crystal drops of rain breathe life into the magnificent landscapes. Here are some of the sights that are particularly splendid - Pookode Lake, Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Dweep. 

Why you should visit now – The state of Kerala is synonymous with its backwaters, lagoons, canals, beaches and oozing greenery. Wayanad is one such region that sparkles with natural beauty and wonderment. Is it any wonder that the shimmering rain makes it look all the more pretty? This is the most perfect backdrop for relaxation and soul searching. 

Things to know before the visit – Monsoon season is the least convenient time for travellers, hence deemed as off season. As such, hotels and agencies will offer attractive deals to tourists. Optimise on this and enjoy the delicious serenity that this period offers. But, take into consideration that thunderstorms and severe weather fluctuations may occur. 

Tips – Gear up for the rainy days. Pack an umbrella, windcheater and rain proof footwear so that you may navigate the region effectively. Make sure your clothing is light but sturdy enough to keep you dry. Apply mosquito repellent, especially if you’re visiting wildlife sanctuaries. Don’t forget to carry waterproof electronic devices or protective plastic casing. 

Paradise is awaiting your presence… All you have to do is go through Thomas Cook’s Wayanad tour packages and the rest is travel history!

 

Wayanad in Winter (October to February)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of winter fluctuates between 22°C and 30°C. 

Weather – The climate of Wayanad in winter can be described as crisp and chilly. The temperatures are easy-breezy and cool. The climate takes on a profound freshness. The mist cloaks the atmosphere with magic and wonder. This is the perfect season to drink in Wayanad’s natural landscapes and enjoy its eclectic offerings. 

Significance – The season of winter brings with it a feeling of excitement, thrill and enchantment. Experience winter’s unique charm at these delightful spots - Chembra Peak, Banasura Sagar Dam, Lakkidi Viewpoint and The Bamboo Factory. 

Why you should visit now – Wayanad winters are nothing short of ethereal. From the sights to the smells and sounds, everything is enveloped in icy wonder. This is the most comfortable and convenient time to explore the region, sight see, shop, eat and meet new people. 

Things to know before the visit – Winter dons the hat of peak season and with that title comes a ton of considerations. This period is flooded with throngs of tourists. As such, it is imperative to make your bookings well in advance as accommodation and tour packages may be sold out. Furthermore, be prepared for longer queues and larger crowds. 

Tips – Although the climate isn’t too cold, it’s still important to be well clad. Pack long sleeve shirts, pants, socks and a warm jacket. Throw in those vests and cardigans, so that you can layer up or down. Don’t forget the all-important moisturizer and lip balm that will protect your skin from cracking or drying out. 

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