Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India, was formed on November 1, 1980 as the 12th district by carving out areas from Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kannur (Cannanore) districts. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m.
It is the least populous district in Kerala (out of 14).
Wayanad is famous for its rich history and scenic beauty. It attracts tourists from all around the world and this sometimes makes it hard for tourists to find a place to stay in Wayanad. The best choice is to stay at a homestay in wayanad.
Rainfall - South west monsoon is at its peak roughly from the beginning of June to mid August after which it tapers off to be met by the North - East monsoon showers which taper off by the beginning of November.
Summer : March - April - May (Approx Max Temp 30 to 32 Degrees C )
Winter : Mid November to Mid January (Approx Min Temp 15 to 18 Degrees C )
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