Kochi (Cochin) to Wayanad

Wayanad is located at a distance of about 286 km from Kochi (Cochin). The town is renowned for its native tribal families and is well-connected to Kochi by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Wayanad from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 6 hours. The places covered on the route are Kochi - 35km -> Paravoor - 11 km -> Kodungallur - 10km -> Mathilakam - 29km -> Thalikkulam - 136km -> Kozhikode - 44km -> Puduppadi - 29km -> Kalpetta - 14km -> Wayanad. On the way, Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil petrol pumps along with local food-joints, roadside dhabas and restaurants are situated.

Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Wayanad

Kochi (Cochin) to Wayanad By Car: Take a cab from Kochi to Wayanad, which takes around 6 hours. The approximate cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for travelling with families, kids and seniors.

Kochi (Cochin) to Wayanad By Bus: Take a direct bus from Kochi to Wayanad, which takes around 7 hours. You can take Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) buses plying on this route. The Wayanad bus stand is located at a distance of around 11 km from the city centre and can be covered by bus, taxi or cab. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and youngsters.

Kochi (Cochin) to Wayanad By Train: No direct train is available from Kochi to Wayanad. However, you can take an indirect train from Kochi harbour terminus to Kozhikode railway station, the nearest railway station to Wayanad, which takes around 5 hours. Wayanad city centre is located at a distance of around 88 km from Kozhikode railway station and can be covered by taxi, auto-rickshaw or bus in 2 hours. Economical and ideal for families, seniors and group travel.

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Anil kumar

Anil kumar, Cochin,
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9 Reviews

A good journey

Jan 23, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

To reach Wayanad district, we have to climb 9 hairpin curves. On reaching the top, you should stop your vehicle at view point, to enjoy the mesmeric beauty of nature. Fully green, and down, you can see buses climbing the hill. You will feel as such the buses as small as a match box. Next coming up very near by is the Pookot lake. Naturally, this is awesome. Boating is available and children will enjoy.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Edapally - Panvel Hwy and Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212
Dhanush k   kochi

Dhanush k kochi,
Scout
2 Reviews | 2 Views

Roads were good, signboards are less, no traffic blocks

Jul 28, 2015
Mode of Transport: Car

Good roads and since it was raining most of the time our progress was slow. But no way did it feel frustrating. We enjoyed the 7 hour drive to the maximum. We did just stop once at one of the hairpin bends to take couple of pictures and then proceeded towards our resort.

The total distance travelled was around 280 kms.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
Ratnamala Nair

Ratnamala, Pune,
Connoisseur
12 Reviews | 10 Views

Good food on the way!

Dec 20, 2014
Mode of Transport: Car

We travelled in a Toyota Innova and climate was good in November. Food was not an issue in Wayanad. All restaurants are clean and people are friendly and food was tasty. Better to travel with a local driver in Wayanad as he knows the area well and the route and also when wild animals come on the road. The tea and coffee plantations are worth visiting on your way and do take videos and photos on the plantations.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Route Taken:
    • National Highway 17
Raveendran perumpilavil P b

Raveendran perumpilavil,
Scout
3 Reviews | 12 Views

Six hours journey by road

Aug 27, 2014
Mode of Transport: Car

Started at 6.00 am in the morning via Trichur, Kottackal, Ramanattukara, Thamarassery and reached Wayanad at 12.00 noon. The driving through Wayanad Ghat road is a wonderful experience. It is raining all the way and it is a great experience. In ghat road there is thick fog.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Edapally - Panvel Hwy and Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212
John Austin

John,
Explorer
6 Reviews | 11 Views

A wonderful trip to Wayanad

Aug 11, 2014
Mode of Transport: Car

The trip was scheduled on April 2014 by me and my friends. We took my car fully equipped. The most amazing place we visited was Kuruva Island. It was really wonderful and mind-blowing. We travelled via Ernakulam- Trichur- Calicut- Thamarassery- Wayand. It is the best and most convenient route to reach Wayanad.

The best places to visit are:-
1. Kuruva Island
2. Soochippara Waterfalls
3. Banasura Sagar Dam
4. Karappuzha Dam
5. Pookote Lake
6. Wayanad Churam etc.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Edapally - Panvel Hwy and Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212

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