700 to 2100 metres above Mean Sea Level.
Kalpetta is the District Headquarters. Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady are the other towns.
The district enjoys uniformly pleasant climate throughout the year. The period between Dec. and Feb. is rather chilly (avg. 150C).
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.
Cardamom, Coffee, Pepper, Tea, and of late, Vanilla.
Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Dec. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.
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.