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Old 29th March 2007, 12:14   #1
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Default Wayanad in April.. Good Idea???

Im planning a trip to Wayanad end-april for about 4 or 5 days. Had a look on the net and decided to stay at Vythiri or Kalpetta. I plan to visit Pookote lake, Kuruva Island, Kanthanpara falls, Chembara Peak etc. My concern is everything around the place is centered around water. Is this the right time to go? Could team-bhpians who are from this place or have been there suggest some other places around and advise me on the above queries..
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Old 29th March 2007, 12:34   #2
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Bad Idea.
North Kerala is hot and dry in March-April-Mid May(Till pre monsoons kick in).
Stayed in that region for 4 years.
Our college used to give two months vacations before semester exams(April May) due to water shortage issues.
Good hotels will not face this problem, but it will be hot and humid in the day and you will not be able to enjoy your trip.
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Old 29th March 2007, 13:02   #3
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Not a Good Idea...Try in July - August during monsoons or after it...its awesome...We went in early July (see my travelogue) and enjoyed it very much...

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Monsoons in Wynad.. you Joking??..what about landslides and blocked roads... Remember that Once in a while during monsoons... The bangalore calicut highway used to get blocked....

And again it rains heavily in Kerala.. During the monsoons.. you won't be able to drive or go out... and the waterfalls in the rea can turn treacherous due to flash floods...

@superamerica.. i think that there will be water in the lakes and all the places in wynad even in mid summer.. But it will be hot and humid..

Btw TSk.. the wter shortage problems are solved.. after becoming deemed.. But still it gives the 2 month holidays... Been there for my transcripts in Dec.. NIce exp. The drive through the fog.... :-)
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Not a Good Idea.....
We went in early July (see my travelogue) and enjoyed it very much...
But may be a good idea to merge this thread with Abhi's thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...n-country.html (Weekend Travelogue: Wayanad (My First Step to God's Own Country))

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Ya thats indeed a good idea...Over to you MODS?

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Old 29th March 2007, 14:33   #7
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It is a bad idea. It definitely is hot and humid now.

I was there nearly a month back. It was really hot at that time itself, probably hotter than Bangalore at that moment. The Soochipura falls (what was it, I saw some thin lines of watter jetting down) was almost non existent. The lake was decent. We tried going to some cave (I have forgotten the name). But since my kid is just about a year and a half, taking her on those treacherous rocks was a bad idea. We returned back mid way.

At least, I was not impressed with what I saw.
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The caves u would have been referring to shud be the Edakkal Caves.
I did go there during my trip, but the climb does take its toll on you. I climbed about 60% of the way, and then backed off. My friend went up a bit more and told me about the carvings and so on up there. Even my friends didnt go up all the way. Histrically claimed to to date back over 5000 years.

Read more at the link below.

Edakkal Caves, Wayanad, Kerala, India
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The caves u would have been referring to shud be the Edakkal Caves.
Thanks for the url.

Yes. It indeed is Edakkal caves. The climb was too steep, especially when I and my wife were carrying our 1.5 year old daughter. It was dangerous too. So, we backed off.
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Deepak, you did a wise thing. Can get really difficult in places, while climbing. I went in December, and even then was unusually sunny too... adding to the strain.
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@superamerica, visit some time between Nov-Jan. The climate would be excellent and no water shortage. It would be green and cool!
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hey folks just out of curiosity !! When did Wayanad run short of water ?
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Was in wayanad yesterday. The whole place is dry and its hot too. Wait till the monsoons.
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hey folks just out of curiosity !! When did Wayanad run short of water ?
I guess everyone is referring to less water in the falls, and not necessarily a shortage of water otherwise.

Kerala gets really hot and humid in summer.
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Default Drive to Wayanad During April end. Tips needed.

Hi, I am driving to Wayanad this weekend (April end). Would the weather be tolerable? Any precautions I need to take care of for the drive from Bangalore via Mysore (other than the driving safely on the Mysore road)? I have got my vehicle serviced in preparation for the trip. Thanks in anticipation.
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