Talking Trees is located in Cherukattoor village, roughly in the heart of Wayanad district, and about 10km from the scenic Kuruva Island.
A little over 90km from Kozhikode Railway Station
About 90km from Kannur Airport and 110km from Kozhikode Airport
It's a 2 to 3 hour drive from either airport, depending on traffic conditions
Wayanad is ideal for a weekend trip from Bangalore. The drive from Bangalore to Wayanad takes around 6 hours, and 3 hours from Mysore to Wayanad. Google Maps might show you the shortest route, but not always the most convenient. Kindly follow the tried-and-tested directions below for a hassle-free journey.
Bangalore - Mysore (follow Ooty Road NH-212) - Nanjangud - Gundalpet - Muthanga (Kerala border) - Sultan Bathery - Beenachi (1.5 km from Bathery to Beenachi). Turn right to Mananthavady road - Kenichira - Nadavayal - Punchavayal. Go on main road for 2km till you reach Panamaram town junction.
There will be a bridge immediately on your right (going to Mananthavady). Cross the bridge and drive few minutes till you reach Kaithakkal junction (you will see a green mosque). Take right from there and drive 10 mins (you will pass St.Sebastian's church and St. Joseph's school on your left) to Estate Mukku.
Take right at Estate Mukku and drive 1 km. You will see another right - drive for another 1.5 km (untarred road, please be careful if you're driving a sedan/hatchback/low ground clearance vehicle) to Talking Trees.
If you're setting up GPS from Bangalore, key points will be - Sulthan Bathery - Panamaram Bridge, Panamaram - Kaithakkal Juma Masjid (green mosque). From the mosque, follow the remainder of the directions above.
Bangalore - Hunsur - Gonikoppal - Kutta - Tholpetty OR Bangalore - Mysore - Bavali (via HD kote road). Drive till Kattikulam - Payyampally - Koodalkadavu. After you cross the first bridge at Koodalkadavu, go a bit forward and take the right which goes downhill. Drive for about 1.5~2 km till you see a small church on your right. Take the left and drive for approx 1 km, you will come across another left turn. Take the left and drive 1.5 km (untarred road, please be careful if you're driving a sedan/hatchback/low ground clearance vehicle) to Talking Trees.
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