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How To Reach Wayanad

Planning A Trip To Wayanad? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Wayanad

Wayanad is a small lush green district in Kerala, located at the southernmost tip of the Deccan Plateau. With its Evergreen and Deciduous forests, waterfalls, tea plantations, rich pool of flora and fauna, as well as endangered and rare species, Wayanad becomes a coveted tourist attraction. To reach Wayanad is easier than it ever was with good roads, rail connectivity of Kozhikode and the nearest airport of Calicut only 65 km away.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Wayanad
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Calicut is the closest airport to Wayanad, located only 65 km away. Calicut held a significant position in British India, as one of the major ports for trade. Today it is a city well connected to the rest of the country. There are direct as well as connecting flights to Calicut from all over the country as well as Kerala. You can hire a local taxi or book a car from Calicut Airport to Wayanad.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Wayanad
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KSRTC buses ply to Wayanad from different parts of Kerala. The most frequent routes though, lead to Kozhikode from Bangalore, Kochi, Mysore, Chennai and Trivandrum. So if you want to reach Wayanad from any of these cities then you will have to take a connecting bus from Kozhikode.


The roads are well made and nicely maintained as Wayanad is a popular tourist spot. The hairpin bends and ghats make it a rather heady ride. Since it is a hill station, most tourists prefer to drive up to Wayanad rather than take trains or flights.

By Rail

By Rail:  How To Reach Wayanad
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There is no direct rail connection to Wayanad. However, the nearest railway station is Kozhikode, which is 110 km away from this lush district. 


Kozhikode is a major town of Kerala and is very well connected to major cities of Kerala and other parts of India. You can take private taxis, cars or public buses to travel from the Kozhikode Railway Station to Wayanad.

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