Banasura in north Wayanad is a great getaway if you like the idea of a solo trek, a picnic with friends or just some moments of peace; Soma Basu; The Hindu

India – Western Ghats

Banasura in north Wayanad is a great getaway if you like the idea of a solo trek, a picnic with friends or just some moments of peace

I love rains and the smell of wet earth but not when the sun is about to set and I am 45 km away from my destination, caught in a traffic jam. A heavy downpour set me back by three hours on a Friday evening and I dreaded driving up the ghat section to reach Banasura in north Wayanad. Most tourists stop at the southern tip — Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad — or at Vythiri, another eight km away on NH 212.

But I am in north Kerala to explore a non-touristy part of Wayanad.

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