Kalpetta (കല്പറ്റ) is a town and a municipality in Wayanad district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a small town surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains, is the headquarters of Wayanad district. It lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212) at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. As of 2001 India census, Kalpetta had a population of 29,602. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kalpetta has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 73%. In Kalpetta, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Edakkal Caves – 15 km
Pookode Lake – 10 km south
Meenmutty Falls – 25 km – 2 km jungle hike to spectacular waterfall
Banasura Sagar Dam – 24 km – considered the largest earthen dam in India
Soochipara Falls 20 km
Chembra Peak – 17 km – a 2100 meter peak, the highest in the area
Brahmagiri – a 1608 meter peak (Actually, situated with in borders of Karnataka State)