Bekal and Wayanad, both located in the northern part of Kerala, make a great pair of destinations.
Both are great standalone destinations, where you can spend many days in soaking in its ambiance, and do what they offer as tourism destinations.
However if you are keen on expanding the itinerary a bit, Bekal and Wayanad is a great doable combo.
Mangaluru airport (IXE) is about 70km north of Bekal. This is your nearest airport for Bekal. Kozhikode airport (CCJ) is about 85km south of Kalpetta town in Wayanad.
Between Bekal and Wayanad is a 200km road drive. A great part of it is through the national highway (NH66), passing through the many quintessential Kerala towns and villages.
As you approach Wayanad, the road will pierce through the mountainous pass in the Western Ghats, before arrive at your destination in Wayanad.
See Bekal-Wayanad Route Map below with 3 or 4 possible driving routes to go for, based on your destination in Wayanad.
Bekal and Wayanad are part of the grander tourism hotspot arc in this part of India.
You can expand the tour itinerary with any combination of the destinations - Coorg,Mysore, Wayanad,Bekal, The Nilgiris (Ooty) and so on, which are fairly adjacent to one another - in this tristate junction area where Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka borders meet.
A few example of doable pair of destinations in the region.
Bekal & Coorg (Madikeri) : About 115km apart, connected by road.
Wayanad & Nilgiri (Ooty) : About 115km apart,connected by road.
Wayanad & Mysore : About 110km , connected by road.
Route A : Bekal -- Payyannur -- Taliparamba -- Iritti -- Boys Town -- Mananthavady -- Kalpetta : 192km. Route B : Bekal -- Payyannur -- Kannur -- Koothuparamba -- Boys Town -- Mananthavadi : 165km. Route C : Bekal - - Payyanur -- Kannur -- Thalassery -- Kuttiyadi -- Korome -- Kalpetta : 195km. Route D : Bekal -- Kannur -- Mahe -- Vadakara -- Koyilandy -- Balussery -- Thamarassery -- Kalpetta : 216km.
See Also : Bekal to Wayanad Road Routes
If you are wondering how to craft your own itinerary for Bekal, read further!
Bekal has a great combination of natural and historic attractions.
Kerala is often described as the God’s Own Country. Wayanad must be its capital!
This route will take you to the northern fringes of Wayanad via Mysore City and Nagarhole forest. The famed Kabini River Lodge, Serai, Kabini and Orange County, Kabini all are located on this route to Wayanad.
Bangalore -- 150km --> Mysore -- 45km --> Hunsur -- 20km --> Nagarhole entry gate -- 30km --> Nagarhole exit gate -- 4km --> Kutta -- 18km--> Kattikulam -- 10km --> Mananthavady
Thirunelli in Wayanad is popular for two things : pilgrimage to Thirunelli Temple and base for trekking to Pakshipathalam.