Wayanad is beckoning monsoon revellers.

‘Splash’, an event organised by the Wayanad Tourism Organization (WTO), is inviting all those who love to get drenched.

The key objective of the event is to make monsoon period the carnival of Wayanad. It has been planned to commence ‘Splash’ by the first week of July.

All events are associated with rain and of them, the key attraction is mud football organised by the District Sports Council. Those coming with a seven-member team can fight it out in the muddy pitch.

Another popular one is skill diving contest, an off-road event organized by the Wayanad Jeep Club. Along with this, cultural programmes and other events will also be conducted.

Getting there:

By road: The major towns in Wayanad are well connected by roads. Kozhikode - 75 km to Kalpetta, Kannur - 88 km to Mananthavady, Ooty - 93 km to Sulthan Bathery, Mysore - 140 km from Kalpetta, Mananthavady - 30 km to Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery - 24 km to Kalpetta

By rail: Kozhikode is the nearest railway station 

By air: Kozhikode International Airport

Accomodation:

Hotel Pepper Grove (KTDC), Sulthan Bathery 04936-221900 
The Woodlands Hotel, Kalpetta  04936-202547 
Vythiri Resort, Lakkidi 04936-256800, 04936-255366 
Best Home Stay, Kalpetta 04936-202124

Contact numbers:

Wayanad Tourism Organisation Headquarters 04936 - 255308 
Wayanad DTPC 04936-202134

Sights around:

Distance from Kalpetta: Chembra Peak (17 km), Pakshipathalam (71 km), Banasura Sagar Dam (24 km), Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (42 km), Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary (59 km), Edakkal Caves (28 km), Thirunelli Temple (64 km), Pookode Lake (15 km), Kuruva Island (40 km), Karalad Lake (16 km)

yathraKind attention please:

  • Perform the service and other check-ups of the vehicle before the trip. Especially, see to it that the brakes, wiper, headlight and brake light are functioning properly.
  • The instructions given by guides and security personnel should be strictly followed.
  • Leeches are going to give you trouble. Keep tobacco, salt, Dettol or any other leech repellent in your kit.

 

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