One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip by Cab

One Day Kozhikode to Wayanad Tour by Cab
One Day Kozhikode to Wayanad Tour by Cab (courtesy: hardikmonga)

Wayanad, a part of Kerala’s forest reserve, is nestled amidst the Western Ghats. You can discover the hill town’s fascinating history and culture on a one-day Calicut to Wayanad tour in a private cab. Its breathtaking scenery, tranquility and cool atmosphere will amaze you.

In Wayanad, you can go sightseeing at the dams, caves, viewpoints, and captivating waterfalls. You can engage in leisure activities, including rappelling, hiking, camping, bamboo rafting, and trekking. 

Calicut to Wayanad distance via road is 86 km, and it takes 3 hours to cover the journey by car. En route, you can plan your pit stops at the scenic Kalpetta and Lakkidi.

You can escape the fast-paced life by hiring a private cab to Wayanad from Kozhikode / Calicut and enjoy the exciting activities and natural scenery at your pace. Spend time observing the vibrant landscape and discover ample fun and rejuvenation.

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Highlights of Kozhikode to Wayanad Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Wayanad tour from Calicut
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Kozhikode Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Pookode Lake, Banasura Sagar Dam, Karlad Lake, Edakkal Caves, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, and Lakkidi View Point.

Package Price for 1 Day Calicut to Wayanad Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 4,499/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,299/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,499/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Mini Bus for One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip
Mini Bus
22 – 28 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Book your 1 Day Calicut to Wayanad Tour Package!

Following are the car rental companies that are organizing this private tour, select your preferred vendor from the list, check availability and book your tour!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Calicut
  • Cab for Wayanad sightseeing from Calicut as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Wayanad
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Wayanad
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Wayanad Trip from Kozhikode

What to Expect on your Wayanad Trip from Calicut by Cab

The one day Calicut to Wayanad tour by private cab will begin with a pick up from your accommodation in Kozhikode. Upon reaching Wayanad we will stop over at the Pookode Lake. It is one of the most visited attractions in Wayanad and is an ideal spot for a peaceful stroll, photography, or bird watching. 

From here, the tour will continue to Banasura Sagar Dam. Surrounded by lush green mountains and blue skies it offers stunning views and ample opportunities for adventure activities like trekking and boating.

The next stop will be Karlad Lake where you can witness nature’s beauty from close. It provides an ideal setting for fishing, swimming, and relaxation. After a few hours at the lake, we will head to Edakkal Caves which is a massive tourist attraction in Wayanad. 

The caves are believed to have been carved out of solid rock during prehistoric times and contain ancient inscriptions. It is an amazing place for archaeology enthusiasts as well as nature lovers.

We will then make our way to Kanthanpara Waterfalls where you can witness the impressive power of cascading water over rocks. The last stop on our one day Calicut to Wayanad tour will be Lakkidi View Point.

It offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains, valleys, and forests of Wayanad. We will spend some time here marveling at the natural beauty before making our way back to Calicut for a drop at your doorstep.

Itinerary of One Day Calicut to Wayanad Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Calicut at 8:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Pookode Lake50 minutes
2Banasura Sagar Dam40 minutes
3Karlad Lake40 minutes
4Edakkal Caves60 minutes
5Kanthanpara Waterfalls60 minutes
6Lakkidi View Point50 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Calicut by 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Wayanad listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Calicut to Wayanad city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in and around Wayanad in one day by private car from Calicut

Discover the enchanting beauty of Wayanad in one day from Calicut that promises to captivate your senses. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the region by visiting the picturesque Banasura Sagar Dam, exploring the ancient Edakkal Caves, and unwinding at the serene Pookode Lake.

With its diverse natural attractions and rich cultural heritage, Wayanad offers an unforgettable day trip experience for travelers seeking a brief yet fulfilling escape from the city.

1. Pookode Lake

Visit Pookot Lake with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Pookode Lake is a freshwater lake approximately 2 km from Vythiri, amid evergreen forests and woody slopes. Often referred to as Pookot Lake, it is one of Wayanad’s most attractive lakes. You will be drawn to various birds and animals quenching their thirst around the lake. 

Lotus and purple water lilies adorn the tranquil waters of the lake. The freshwater aquarium and the Spices & Handicrafts Emporium are significant attractions where you can buy souvenirs. There is a children’s park to keep your kids busy. The lake offers boating facilities as well.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the lake’s natural beauty and region’s local craftsmanship.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 20 per person

2. Banasura Sagar Dam

The charming Banasura Sagar Dam is located in the Wayanad district, in the lap of the Banasura hills. Built using boulders and stones, it is the second-largest earthen dam in Asia and the largest in the nation. 

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a hike up to Banasura Peak, admiring streams, diverse flora, fauna, lush tropical greenery, and spectacular waterfalls on the way. Once you reach the summit of the hill, you will be mesmerized by the captivating view of Banasura Lake. 

You can also check out exciting activities like speed boating, zip lining, and horse riding at the dam.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the picturesque landscape and spellbinding natural beauty.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 40 per person
Visit Banasura Sagar Dam/ Lake with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

3. Karlad Lake

Visit Karlad Lake with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Karlad Lake is one of the most beautiful spots to visit with family and friends in Wayanad on your one day trip from Calicut. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and has a lively atmosphere for families to enjoy. It is more of an adventure park where you can engage in various adventure activities like pedal boating, rock climbing, and kayaking.

Karlad Lake is one of the few places in Wayanad to offer zip-lining. You will be thrilled as you zip over the lake on a 250-m long zip line with safety accessories. You can plan a picnic at the lake with your loved ones while enjoying the adventure activities.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Spread out a picnic and indulge in fun activities.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person

4. Edakkal Caves

Next on your same day trip to Wayanad from Calicut is the Edakkal Caves. It is the only location in India where Neolithic and Mesolithic inscriptions from the Stone Age can be found. This natural wonder offers proof of the oldest human settlement. Located at the height of 1200 m, you need to trek up the Ambukuthi Hills to reach the Edakkal Caves. 

During the 45-minute trek through the aromatic coffee and spice farms, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. Archaeology lovers will admire the exquisite carvings of animals and human figures on the walls of the three natural caves. Photography enthusiasts can capture the beautiful hills and the enchanting sunset from the caves.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the natural formations and uncover the region’s history.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week except Monday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 50 per person
Visit Edakkal Caves with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Car

5. Kanthanpara Waterfalls

Visit Kanthanpara Waterfalls with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Cab

One of the must visit places on your one day trip to Wayanad from Kozhikode is Kanthanpara Waterfall which is well known for its serene water flow and beautiful surroundings. Photography enthusiasts will love to capture the lush green forests around the falls. A short trek to the waterfalls passes through aromatic tea gardens. 

The waterfall is a bird lover’s paradise as it lies near the Meppadi Forest Range. The forest department provides bird-watching trips to spot birds like the Common Flame-back Woodpecker, White-throated Kingfisher, and Malabar Gray Hornbill. Adventure lovers can enjoy trekking in the forests and hills around the falls.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the tranquil natural setting.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: No entry fees

6. Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi Viewpoint is a popular viewing point with breathtaking views of mountains and valleys and a tourist attraction that you should not miss on this one day tour. The Ghat road leading to the viewpoint passes through 9 hairpin curves. You can enjoy the thrill of driving through the misty roads.

One of the highest points in Wayanad at the height of 700 m, the Lakkidi Viewpoint is frequently referred to as the Gateway to Wayanad. It is also among India’s greenest and wettest regions. The breathtaking sunrise and sunset views are mesmerizing and worth photographing.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Capture the beautiful view of the hill town from its highest vantage point.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: No entry fees
Visit Lakkidi Viewpoint with One Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour by Car

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Things to Do on your Calicut to Wayanad Tour by Car

Things to Do on your Calicut to Wayanad Tour by Car
Things to Do on your Calicut to Wayanad Tour by Car (courtesy: gouthamkrishna)

Wayanad, a popular hill station in South India is home to the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country. It offers plenty of activities for all types of visitors, from trekking and camping in the mountains to visiting ancient historical sites.

What to Shop during your One Day Kozhikode to Wayanad Sightseeing Trip by Car?

You can discover a wide range of eye-catching goods in street markets and shopping centers in Wayanad. On this one day trip to Wayanad from Calicut, you can purchase aromatic spices, natural honey, and authentic varieties of tea and coffee to stock up your kitchen. 

You can buy high-quality handcrafted and handloom items at the famous Santhi Pappadam. Attractive souvenirs made of organic materials like coconut shells, ivory, canes, bamboo, metal, and wood can be purchased for your loved ones. Other popular items include handbags, furniture, embroidered mats, Aranmula mirrors, and ceramic tableware.

What to Eat during your Full Day Wayanad Sightseeing Tour from Calicut by Taxi?

You can choose from a variety of delectable foods to try out in Wayanad. Among the non-vegetarian dishes, you may enjoy Nadan Beef Fry, Fish Moilee, and Chicken Stew.

You must also try out popular desserts, including Payasam varieties, Chemmeen Pathiri, and Chattipathiri. 

While in Wayanad, you must check out Kaattu Soup, made from raw mango and spices. Vegetarians must check out Kadala Curry and the traditional Sadya, a full-course meal for lunch on your one day trip from Calicut.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Calicut to Wayanad city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Wayanad same day trip from Calicut, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Wayanad as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.


Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Calicut to Wayanad sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Calicut cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.

One of the popular destinations to visit in Kerala, Wayanad is renowned for its beautiful panoramic views, lush green vegetation, and pleasant climate. It is the ideal location for a day out with family and friends. The best way to enjoy the hill station is to book a one day Calicut to Wayanad tour by rental car. It allows you to sit back and enjoy the serene atmosphere. You can spend as much time as you want amidst the breathtaking surroundings.


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