Kerala truly has no dearth of beautiful, scenic, quiet and irresistible tourist destinations. Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala is no exception
Surrounded by plush coffee, tea and spice plantations, Kalpetta gives visitors the best of both worlds—urban chaos and natural beauty. The town is a bustling trade zone and a center for tourists thanks to its proximity to other popular tourist spots. Despite the urban touch, it is calm, quiet and enviably green, thus making it a popular town for tourists, even from neighboring districts of the state.Kalpetta has seen many mighty rulers on its soil before the British, including the Vijayanagar kingdom and Tipu Sultan, among others, and each of its past rulers has left a mark in terms of culture, monuments, and lifestyle. Due to the large population of Jains, there are a surprisingly high number of Jain temples and institutions for the more spiritually inclined tourist.The highest point in the region, Chembra Peak is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kalpetta. Try and wake up early to catch a stunning, almost surreal sunrise from this vantage point.The Eddakal Caves should not be missed either, especially if you are a thrill-seeker, looking for adventure in the heart of nature. Hiking and trekking to these ancient caves are the best ways of exploring them.The Karapuzha Dam and Banasura Sagar Dam are beautiful tourist spots and will provide you with plenty of great photo opportunities. Try to fit the Soochipura Waterfall into your itinerary if you want to splash in the water or go rafting.Kalpetta is filled with temples and some of the best temples to visit include the Thirunelly Temple, the Glass Temple and the Puliyarmala Jain Temple.Auto-rickshaws and local buses connect most parts of Kalpetta. As an alternative, you can also hire a private taxi or vehicle to discover the delights on your own.Dress and behave respectfully when visiting the various temples
Kalpetta is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Calicut at a distance of 55kms.
Airports: Calicut International Airport
There is no regular trains to Kalpetta from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Kozhikode which is located at a distance of 51kms.