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.
On a daily basis there are approximately 68 flights that operate at Calicut International Airport.Air India Express, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
By road Kalpetta is surrounded by Kunnamangalam, Pandalayini, Kollam which are 24.9 km, 27.92 km, 29.31 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.