ALTITUDE

700 to 2100 metres above Mean Sea Level.

AREA

2132 sq. kms.

MAIN TOWNS

Kalpetta is the District Headquarters. Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady are the other towns.

CLIMATE

The district enjoys uniformly pleasant climate throughout the year. The period between Dec. and Feb. is rather chilly (avg. 150C).

ANNUAL RAINFALL

Average over 2300 mm. Wayanad, like the rest of Kerala gets two Monsoons: the SW (Jun. - Sept.) and the NE (Oct. - Nov.). Lakkidi, the place which gets the highest rainfall in the state is in Wayanad.

MAIN CROPS

Cardamom, Coffee, Pepper, Tea, and of late, Vanilla.

CLOTHING

Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Dec. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

LANGUAGE

While Malayalam is the local language, English and Hindi are widely spoken and understood. Kannada and Tamil are also understood towards border regions.

WHAT TO SHOP FOR

Spices, coffee, tea, bamboo articles, native craft, honey, herbal plants etc.

STD CODE: +91 (0)4936

CLIMATE

Wayanad has a salubrious climate. The mean average rain fall in this district is 2322 m.m. Lakkidi, Vythiri and Meppadi are the high rainfall areas in Wayanad. Annual rain fall in these high rain fall areas ranges from 3,000 to 4,000m.m. High velocity winds are common during the south west monsoon and dry winds blow in March-April. High altitude regions experience severe cold. In Wayanad (Ambalavayal) the mean maximum and minimum temperature for the last five years were 29oC and 18oC respectively. This place experiences a high relative humidity which goes even up to 95 per cent during the south west monsoon period. Generally, the year is classifed into four seasons, namely, cold weather (December-February), hot weather (March-May), south west monsoon (June-September) and north east monsoon(October-November). The dale, 'Lakkidi', nestled among the hills of Vythiri taluk has the highest average rainfall in Kerala. The average rain fall in Wayanad is 300mm. per year. There is a decreasing trend in rainfall in this area. The average rainfall data shows that the lowest rain fall received from north east monsson, is in Wayanad district.

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