Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. Wayanad district stands on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau and its chief glory is the majestic rugged terrain of the Western Ghats, with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys.Wayanad, the land of spices lies between North 11' 27' and 15' 58' and east 75' 47' and 70' 27' at an altitude of 700-2100 meters above MSL, with Karnataka and Tamilnadu states as its borders. Wayanad, blessed with beautiful landscapes, lake, waterfalls, historic places, wildlife and picturesque mountains, is on the Western Ghats in north Kerala.The distance from the mean sea level and the amount of forest cover creates a pleasant climate in the region. Generally the year is divided into four seasons; cold weather (December to February) hot weather (March to May) South West monsoon (June to September) and North East monsoon (October to November). During the hot weather the temperature goes up to a maximum of 35 'C (95 'F) and during the cold weather the temperature goes down to 07 'C (45 'F). The greater temperature variation in the last 5-6 years is in the range of 18 'C (64 'F) to 28 'C (82 'F). The average rainfall is 2,500 millimetres (98 in) per year.