3 states in 3 days : Day 2 Karnataka – Kerala

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The Day 2 was more of an uneventful or I would rather say disappointing day for us.

My friend from Mysore was telling me that spotting elephant crossing is so common around Bandipur. When I was doing a little research while planning for this trip, have seen many posts mentioning about spotting tigers, leopards and bison. I was already disappointed that we couldn’t spot any animal other than deer on the first day.

So with lots of hope, we went for the wildlife safari. You can either take a bus or a jeep for the safari.

Bandipur tiger reserve

Bandipur wildlife safari

The total safari was around 60 mins in which they take you to the areas where wild animals are usually spotted.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t spot any wild animal other than a herd of deer, again!

Spotting animals in bandipur

The only compensation was spotting a Kumki elephant (a trained elephant to control wild elephants) at the end of the safari.

elephant spotting bandipur

The one thing we could have done differently was exploring the Masinagudi/Nilgiris side rather than betting our luck on spotting a wild animal.

Day 2 – Karnataka – Kerala

Around early noon, we started our journey towards Wayanad. We were surprised as after a few kilometres of travel the forest area started again towards Wayanad. And nope, we didn’t spot any animal here as well.

bandipur to wayanad

We reached this beautiful resort called Vythiri Greens Resort, Wayanad just in time for lunch.

Vythiri green resort

Here they do prepare food but you have to order it at least an hour before. Also, the resort was situated in an outer area that for all the necessities you have to go to the town. Luckily, the hospitality there was really good that they helped to get some supplies on time.

places to stay in wayanad

We chilled for some time, explored the resort, clicked some photos and went to some nearby attractions.

Vythiri resort wayanad

Vythiri greens resort wayanad

vythiri greens resort

Vythiri greens holiday resort

Vythiri greens holiday resort wayanad

This viewpoint seems to be a must visit attraction. There is nothing much to do here other than enjoying the view. We spent some time there and then travelled along the ghat road.

Neelimala view point

neelimala view point wayanad

Calicut was less than 60Km that the idea of touching Calicut and returning sparked. But we decided against it and came back to the resort.

At this point, I was worried that the next day was also going to be meh. But we were in for a surprise. Wait for the next post to know more 🙂

You can read part 1  here.

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