We're planning a trip of 5d/4n to Wayanad and have made a booking at a place in Kalpetta. We want to use this as our base and make day trips to nearby places of interest.
We will be travelling from Mysore in our family car.
1) Can you suggest appropriate sight seeing options and tourist spots that we can take our young kids to, because not all tourist spots are convenient/accessible for young kids. And we also want to visit the places in our car rather than hire any heavy duty vehicle. So pls suggest locations that are easily accessible by a small car.
2) Long Treks and nature trials are definitely out. But our children are very fond of nature and wildlife, so we want to visit Muthanga. Would be a good idea to stop on our way from Mysore at Muthanga wildlife sanctuary for a safari and then proceed to our stay at Kalpetta, since Muthanga is on the way from Mysore? Are the Govt. arranged safaris good at Muthanga? Are there any option for private safaris? What are the park timing? I'm getting conflicting info on the from the net. What about Tholpetti?
My children are very keen on seeing elephants up close and personal. (Safely, of course) Is there an elephant camp we can visit?
Any other suggestions/tips that you could would be of great help.