Wayanad"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Banasura dam - Banasura Sagar Dam is situated 15 km north west of Kalpetta. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam has been constructed on Banasura Lake, situated amidst the Banasura Hills. It is believed that these hills were named after the demon king Banasura, who was the son of king Mahabali. It is a popular picnic spot which offers boating and other recreational activities. The dam was built using big stones and boulders. This dam site is also considered to be an ideal trekking point. Tourists can visit this dam during the monsoon season, when small islands can be seen in the dam reservoir. It was constructed under the Indian Banasura Sagar Project that was started with an aim of supporting the Kakkayam Hydro Electric Power Project. This project also aimed at contributing to the drinking water and irrigation requirements of the locals during the hot summer season.

     

    Edakkal Caves - The caves are located around 25 km from Kalpetta and about 3 km from Ambalavayal. The trekking trail to these ancient caves from Edakkal extends around 1 km. These caves can be best visited in the morning and can be easily reached from Sulthan Bathery, which is around 16 km away. The Edakkal Caves feature a crevice of around 96 feet in length, 30 feet in depth and 22 feet in width. There is a fissure at this site that was created due to splitting of a rock. This fissure and rock walls feature carvings of animal and human figures of the pre-historic period.  Trekking is possible through Ambukuthi Hills to travel to these Edakkal Caves. The trekking route is covered with coffee plantations and takes around 45 minutes to climb up the hills. There is a ticket office situated on the hill top from where travellers can buy entry tickets. An iron gate at the entrance leads inside these caves, which take tourists to the pre-historic period.

     

    Pookat lake - Pookat Lake is situated amidst a beautiful forest in the wooded hills of the Wayanad region. It is mainly a fresh water lake which is considered to be an ideal picnic spot. Tourists can engage in boating at this lake; however, swimming is prohibited at this site. Other important tourist facilities available at this lake include a children’s park, a fresh water aquarium as well as spices and handicrafts emporium. This lake covers an area of around 8.5 hectares, with a maximum water depth of over 6.5 metres. It lies 3 km south of the main town of Vythiri and is known for its pleasant and cool weather. Horse riding is also available at this lake along with curio shopping. The shops located near this lake offer various types of bamboo and wood artefacts along with tea, spices and coffee.

     

    Soochipara Falls - The Soochipara Waterfalls, famously called Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is located near the town of Meppadi. Surrounded by huge hills and dense forests, it falls from a height of 100 feet to 300 feet. There is a pool below this waterfall, which is suitable for bathing, river rafting and swimming. There are few tree top huts located near the Western Ghats Valley, adding to the beauty of this waterfall. Soochipara Waterfalls is situated at a distance of 22 km from Kalpetta and is known for rock climbing and nature walks. Nature walks are the best way to explore the destination and see deer and other wild animals near the waterfalls. It takes 30 minutes by taxi to reach the falls from Meppadi, which has beautiful tea plantations and dense forests. 

     

    Chembra Peak - Chembra Peak is one of the tallest mountain peaks in the district of Wayanad, which is 2,100 metres above the main sea level. Trekking and mountain climbing are popular activities here. Temporary camps have been set up on the top of this peak for providing accommodation to mountain climbers. This peak lies 14 km west of Kalpetta town and is also located close to Meppadi town. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) offers sleeping bags, canvas, log huts, guides and trekking equipment. From the top of the peak, trekkers can see the entire Wayanad District. Prior permission is required from the Forest Range Officer at Meppadi for trekking at Chembra Peak.

     

    Kuruvadweep - Kuruva Island is also popularly known as Kuruva Dweep, which lies on the banks of the tributaries of River Kabini. This island is a famous picnic spot which is located away from the main towns of the district. Situated around 17 km from Mananthavady, it is inhabited by rare bird species, herbal plants and orchids. This island covers a large area of around 950 acres of evergreen forest. It is also famous for its bamboo canopy which provides a glimpse into the natural treasure of the confluence of the rivulets. This island is close to the Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to varied wild animals and birds. Boating facilities are provided by the District Tourism Promotion Council.

     

    Lakkidi - Lakkidi is located at the crest of Thamarassery Ghat Pass, which features over 9 hairpin curves that start at Adivaram (downhill). This town is situated at a height of about 2,296 feet above the main sea level. It is further 5 km away from the nearby town of Vythiri that has steep mountains and dense forests. Lakkidi View Point offers beautiful views of the cliffs and valleys surrounding the region. There are many expensive hill resorts at Lakkidi that provide accommodation near tea and coffee plantations. Lakkidi is also famous for the Chain Tree, which is a large chain bound ficus tree situated near the destination.

     

    Meenmutty Falls - The Meenmutty Falls is known to fall from a height of about 300 metres in three separate tiers. It takes a hike of around 2 km to reach the top of the waterfalls. This waterfall lies approximately 12 km east of Meppadi and is around 500 metres deep. The Tourism Information Centre located at this site provides trekking and hiking equipment. It is easily accessible by road from Meppadi Bus Station and Sulthan Bathery Bus Station.

     

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - The Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife reserves in the district of Wayanad. It is famous for its night camping and a watchtower, which is located above the lake. This lake is also the main source of water for the wild animals inhabiting the sanctuary. The sanctuary is part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and is situated about 15 km north of Mananthavady. It is well-connected with Nagarhole in the state of Karnataka by road. This sanctuary is home to numerous animal species like jungle cat, bison, tiger, etc. There are more than 900 elephants in this wildlife sanctuary, which is considered to be the same place where Pazhassi Raja fought the British. The ideal time for visiting this sanctuary is between September and May.

     

    Chain Tree - Chain Tree, a prominent excursion destination, is a chained ficus tree situated about 15 km from Kalpetta. The mountain terrain leading to Wayanad was discovered by a British engineer with the help of a tribal guide, Karinthandan. The British engineer killed this guide so that he could take all the credit of finding this place. It is believed that the soul of the murdered guide used to haunt this place. According to local lore, the spirit was chained by a priest to the tree, thereby earning the place the name Chain Tree. Tourists must beware of the many monkeys passing through the roadside that lead to Vythiri from this Chain Tree.

     

    Karapuzha Dam - Karapuzha Dam is considered to be one of the biggest earth dams in India, which has been constructed on the Karapuzha River. It is an ideal place for watching aquatic birds that frequent the reservoir, which is surrounded by partially submerged hills and green islands. This dam can be visited throughout the day except dawn as the visibility is poor.

     

    Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary -The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between Muthanga and Tholpetty, is popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Muthanga is located at around 16 km from Sulthan Bathery, while Tholpetty is situated north of Wayanad, near Thirunelli. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in the state which covers an extensive area of about 344.44 sq km and is close to the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the state of Karnataka. Established in 1973, this sanctuary was previously a place of shelter for Pazhassi Raja at the time of rebellion against the British rule. It was also brought under Project Elephant in 1991-1992. There are various mountain peaks inside this wildlife sanctuary, out of which the main is the Karottimala. This peak is situated at a height of around 3,800 feet above the main sea level. The other important mountain peaks inside the sanctuary have altitudes ranging between 2,100 feet and 2,600 feet. This sanctuary receives heavy rainfall from the last week of May till September. Around 1/3rd of the entire sanctuary is covered with trees, like eucalyptus, silver oak, rosewood and teak.

     

    Heart Lake - Heart Lake, also known as the Love Lake, is situated at a distance of around eight kilometres from Vythri. The name of the lake is derived from its natural shape like a heart. The shape of the island is a result of natural rocks and grassy surroundings. Dotted with thick and dense forests, the small lake is believed to have never dried up.

     

    Kanthapara Falls - The Kanthanpara Waterfalls is situated south-east of the town of Kalpetta, which is around 8 km from Meppadi. This waterfall drops from a height of more than 30 metres. It is a comfortable hiking place, located close to the main road connecting Kalpetta. This is also a suitable picnic spot which can be reached by taxis or auto rickshaws from Kalpetta and Meppadi.

     

    Karlad Lake - The 7 acres land surrounding this lake is a popular picnic spot, where boating can also be done. This lake is surrounded by dense bamboo groves that are perfect trekking trails for reaching the Pallikkunnu Church. Karlad Lake is located in Thariode, which is around 16 km away from Kalpetta. This is the second largest freshwater lake in the state, which is quite popular among nature enthusiasts for its peaceful environs. Banasura Sagar Dam is situated around 3 km away from the Karlad Lake. There is a Karlad Tourism Centre at this place which comprises a facilitation centre, dormitories, a heritage village and a restaurant. 

     

    Phantom Rock - Phantom Rock is situated at Vaduvanchal which is around 13 km from Kalpetta. This rock is adjacent to the Ambalavayal town and has a skull shape. The skull shaped rock is locally called as Cheengeri Mala and offers great photographic opportunities.

     

    Wayanad Heritage Museum - This museum is situated around 12 km away from Sulthan Bathery and is considered to be one of the best archaeological museums in the state of Kerala. The museum is segregated into four blocks, namely Veerasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasmruthi. Veerasmruthi comprises varied kinds of pictorial rock edicts that are called Veera Kallu or Hero Stones. These stones mention the valiant warriors belonging to the bygone era. The Wayanad Heritage Museum is situated in Ambalavayal town and houses artefacts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal artefacts. This collection includes farming implements, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons. It also houses stone weapons, ancient terracotta and local art. Devasmruthi has artefacts that belong to the period extending between the Neolithic Age and the 17th century. The 12th century stone idols are also displayed in this block, along with local art works and terracotta figurines.

     

    Puliyarmala Jain Temple - The Puliyarmala Jain Temple is situated in Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami. This temple is just 6 km away from the main town of Kalpetta and is popularly known as Tipu Fort. It was the same place where Tipu Sultan used to store ammunition. This temple was shifted from Kalpetta to Puliyarmala in 1931 by Mandappa Gowder. The temple architecture is influenced by the traditional Dravidian style with beautiful carvings on the entrance doors. It is mainly a 13th century temple that features a raised platform made of granite and carved square pillars that hold the stone slab roof.

     

    Kolagappara - Kolagappara village is a remote village situated at around 15 km from Kalpetta. This village has a cool and pleasant climate which is suitable for tea, rubber, vanilla and coffee plantations. Mountain climbing and trekking are two prominent activities in this village. It is connected with Kalpetta through taxis and auto rickshaws.

     

    Thrissilery Shiva Temple - Papanasini water flows through this temple, which houses a small shrine of Jala Durga. The water never dries and it is believed that the shrine was installed here by Parasurama, who was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. From Thirunelli, taxis or auto rickshaws can be hired to reach this temple, which is 4 km away from Kartikulam. Thrissilery Shiva Temple is situated at about 19 km from Thirunelli, on the main Mananthavady-Mysore Highway. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an intrinsic link with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli. Travellers coming to Thirunelli Temple to pay homage to their ancestors also visit the Thrissilery Temple.

     

    Begur Wildlife Sanctuary - The Begur Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Mananthavady, which is about 20 km from the main town of Wayanad. This wildlife sanctuary is located next to the Western Ghats and houses various trees that possess medicinal value. It is also inhabited by numerous animal species like elephants, boars, deer, tigers, leopards, panthers and so on. There are large numbers of bird species that can be easily spotted in this wildlife sanctuary. The ideal season for visiting this wildlife sanctuary is between December and May, which attracts animals and birds towards the water holes that get filled during monsoon. Calicut International Airport is situated approximately 80 km from this wildlife sanctuary. Thalassery Railway Station is the closest rail link to the wildlife sanctuary.

     

    Boys Town - This society successfully functions in the villages of Cheruvattoor, Seetha Mount, Poroor and Manakadavu that come under the Wayanad District. Boys Town is also famous for its Gene Park that was started as an Indo-Danish Project to promote herbal gardening. Boys Town is located approximately 15 km from Mananthavady and is famous for its herbal garden, sericulture unit, permaculture centre and nature care centre. These centres are managed by the Wayanad Social Service Society, which was established in 1974. It was established to develop community health, co-operative credit unions, skill development, housing as well as agriculture and animal husbandry.

     

    Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary - Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is situated around 7 km north-east of the Thirunelli Temple. This sanctuary is located nearly 1,740 metres above the main sea level and is known to be inhabited by varied species of birds. It also features moist deciduous forest, steep hills and streams that make it ideal for trekking and picnics. Tourists can trek to Pakshipathalam from Wayanad to watch some of the rare species of birds. There is also a watchtower at Pakshipathalam from where views of the entire bird sanctuary are available. Visitors have to take special permission from the Forest Department to travel to this bird sanctuary. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) also arranges guides, vehicles and camping equipment on rent.

     

    Pallikkunnu Church - Pallikkunnu Church is a prominent religious centre situated north of Wayanad. It is a Latin Catholic Church which is called Our Lady of Lourdes and was constructed by a French priest, Fr. Jefreno, in 1908. This church is situated at Meenangadi which is around 14 km from Kalpetta. An annual festival in the month of February is organised at this church that attracts several travellers coming to Wayanad.

     

    Chethalayam Waterfalls - Chethalayam Waterfalls is located at Vaduvanchal which is about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery. These waterfalls usually dry up during the summer months, but are ideal trekking trails. Offering beautiful views, it lies on the main road connecting Pulpally. This waterfall is situated close to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary which is inhabited by the spotted deer, sambhar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear, amongst others.

     

    Meppadi and Vaduvanchal - Meppadi town lies around 10 km from Kalpetta on the main Kozhikode-Ooty Highway. Tourists can hire taxis or rent cars to travel from Vythiri to the town of Meppadi. This region comprises small villages with hills as well as tea, rubber, coffee and vanilla plantations. Vaduvanchal is situated next to Meppadi, which is a suitable trekking spot, along with being a popular mountain climbing and angling venue. The trekking trails through Vaduvanchal lead to the Meenmutty Falls.

     

    Ananthanatha Swami temple - Just a six km drive from Kalpetta is Ananthanatha Swami temple popularly called as Jain Temple. The temple is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami and is also called as Tipu’s fort. According to legends, Tipu had used this place to store the ammunitions and so it’s known as Sultan’s Battery. The temple place was built during 13th century and was the hub of commercial activities. The place though is losing its physical aesthetics still it preserves the charm.

     

    Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple - Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple is a popular temple, which lies on the main road connecting Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery. The word 'Thrikkaipatta' in Malayalam means 'bands in three hands'. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, along with Lord Ayyapa, Lord Ganesha and Naga or the Serpent God. Lord Shiva's idol installed in the temple faces east. Everyday three pujas are conducted at this temple. The main festival celebrated in this temple is Maha Shivarathri. This temple is located near the Muttil bus stop in the Wayanad District. Tourists can avail auto rickshaws, buses and taxis from Kalpetta or Sultan Bathery for travelling to the Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple.

     

    Koottamundu Glass Temple - Koottamundu Glass Temple, located around 20 km from Kalpetta, is an ancient Jain Temple that lies on the slopes of Vellarimala. This temple has been dedicated to the third Jain Tirthankara, Parsvanatha Swami. It houses icons of Parsvanatha Swami and Padmavathi Devi in the main temple sanctum. The inner walls of the temple are decorated with mirrors that reflect the patterns of idols.

     

    Varambetta Mosque - Varambetta Mosque is considered to be the oldest mosque in the district of Wayanad. This mosque is located at about 15 km from the town of Kalpetta and is considered to be over 300 years old. This mosque is also situated close to Maithani Palli and Juma Masjid that are prominent Muslim religious centres in Wayanad.

     

    Bathery Mahaganapathi Temple - During the Malayalam month of Makaram (January-February), this temple organises a flag festival for over 6 days. Attended by large number of devotees, the festival features different kinds of cultural programmes like Ottanthullal and Chakyar koothu. On the third and fourth days of this festival, 'Kalamezhuthu Pattu' is performed by the local tribal people. Bathery Mahaganapathi Temple, situated at Sulthan Bathery, is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is commonly believed that Sulthan Bathery was previously known as 'Ganapathyvattom' because of this temple. Besides, Sulthan Bathery was also known as Purakizha during the reign of the Kulashekara kings.

     

    Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple - An annual festival in March is conducted at this temple, during which folk art forms like Kalamezhuthu are performed by the tribal people. Locals also perform tribal dances with native percussion instruments. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple is situated in the tribal region of Wayanad District and is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. This temple is just 3 km away from the village of Mananthavady.

     

    Paingatteri Agraharam - These Brahmins arrived here as cooks of the Kottayam Dynasty and later on settled in the district of Wayanad. There are many small ponds and temples situated inside Agraharam that attract numerous tourists. These houses are built in rows that give a clear picture about the classic architectural style of Tamil Brahmins. The Tamil Brahmins living in Agraharam are said to have migrated from Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu. Paingatteri Agraharam is an ancient settlement of Tamil Brahmins which is situated at a distance of around 7 km from Mananthavady. The houses present in Agraharam have been declared as a heritage site.

     

    Pulpally Seethadevi Temple - Pulpally Seethadevi Temple is a famous religious attraction located at Pulpally, which lies within the Wayanad District. This shrine houses an idol of Goddess Sita, along with that of Luv-Kush, Lord Ayyapa, Lord Subramanya, Lord Ganesha, Lord Thalachiluan, Lord Vettaikaran and Lord Naga. It is one of the very few temples in India that is dedicated to Luv and Kush, the sons of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

     

    Korome Mosque - Korome Mosque is a famous religious centre in Wayanad District which is around 23 km from Mananthavady. It is one of the oldest mosques in the region which is more than 300 years old. The mosque was originally built by the local Nair community in the traditional architectural style with wood carvings. Uroos festival is celebrated annually at this mosque, which is attended by all the communities in the region.

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    Vythiri Resorts, Wayanad

    Lakkidi P.O

    Vythiri Resorts, Wayanad Location Vythiri Resort is 60 kms from Kozhikode and 120 kms from Ooty. It is 18 kms from Kalpetta, the District Headquarters of Wayanad. At Vythiri Resort, guests have a chance to be in complete

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    Haritagiri Resort, Wayanad

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    Kudajadri Drizzle Homestay, Wayanad

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    Kudajadri Drizzle Homestay, Wayanad Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kudajadri Drizzle Homestay offers accommodation in Wayanad. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a flat-scree

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    Green Gates Hotel, Wayanad

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    Wayanad Silverwoods, Wayanad

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    Blooms Green Farm, Wayanad

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    Green Mount Cottage, Wayanad

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    Banasura Hill Resort, Wayanad

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    Brahmagiri Hotel, Wayanad

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    Green Paradise Resorts, Wayanad

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    The Woodlands Hotel, Wayanad

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    Mintflower Residency, Wayanad

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    Mintflower Residency, Wayanad Mint Flower Residency is 850 m from KSRTC Bus Station and 1.3 km from Jain Temple. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant. Located in Sulthan Bathery- a renowned tourist and commercial hub of sou

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    SunBird Garden Resort, Wayanad

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    Cybele hill resort, Wayanad

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    Blue Ginger, Wayanad

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    Agraharam Cottages Thirunelli, Wayanad

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    Green Valley Holiday Home, Wayanad

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    Hiliya Resort, Wayanad

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    Sunrise Valley Resort, Wayanad

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    Wynberg Resorts, Wayanad

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    Banasura dam - Banasura Sagar Dam is situated 15 km north west of Kalpetta. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam has been constructed on Banasura Lake, situated amidst the Banasura Hills. It is believed that these hills were named after the demon king Banasura, who was the son of king Mahabali. It is a popular picnic spot which offers boating and other recreational activities. The dam was built using big stones and boulders. This dam site is also considered to be an ideal trekking point. Tourists can visit this dam during the monsoon season, when small islands can be seen in the dam reservoir. It was constructed under the Indian Banasura Sagar Project that was started with an aim of supporting the Kakkayam Hydro Electric Power Project. This project also aimed at contributing to the drinking water and irrigation requirements of the locals during the hot summer season.

     

    Edakkal Caves - The caves are located around 25 km from Kalpetta and about 3 km from Ambalavayal. The trekking trail to these ancient caves from Edakkal extends around 1 km. These caves can be best visited in the morning and can be easily reached from Sulthan Bathery, which is around 16 km away. The Edakkal Caves feature a crevice of around 96 feet in length, 30 feet in depth and 22 feet in width. There is a fissure at this site that was created due to splitting of a rock. This fissure and rock walls feature carvings of animal and human figures of the pre-historic period.  Trekking is possible through Ambukuthi Hills to travel to these Edakkal Caves. The trekking route is covered with coffee plantations and takes around 45 minutes to climb up the hills. There is a ticket office situated on the hill top from where travellers can buy entry tickets. An iron gate at the entrance leads inside these caves, which take tourists to the pre-historic period.

     

    Pookat lake - Pookat Lake is situated amidst a beautiful forest in the wooded hills of the Wayanad region. It is mainly a fresh water lake which is considered to be an ideal picnic spot. Tourists can engage in boating at this lake; however, swimming is prohibited at this site. Other important tourist facilities available at this lake include a children’s park, a fresh water aquarium as well as spices and handicrafts emporium. This lake covers an area of around 8.5 hectares, with a maximum water depth of over 6.5 metres. It lies 3 km south of the main town of Vythiri and is known for its pleasant and cool weather. Horse riding is also available at this lake along with curio shopping. The shops located near this lake offer various types of bamboo and wood artefacts along with tea, spices and coffee.

     

    Soochipara Falls - The Soochipara Waterfalls, famously called Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is located near the town of Meppadi. Surrounded by huge hills and dense forests, it falls from a height of 100 feet to 300 feet. There is a pool below this waterfall, which is suitable for bathing, river rafting and swimming. There are few tree top huts located near the Western Ghats Valley, adding to the beauty of this waterfall. Soochipara Waterfalls is situated at a distance of 22 km from Kalpetta and is known for rock climbing and nature walks. Nature walks are the best way to explore the destination and see deer and other wild animals near the waterfalls. It takes 30 minutes by taxi to reach the falls from Meppadi, which has beautiful tea plantations and dense forests. 

     

    Chembra Peak - Chembra Peak is one of the tallest mountain peaks in the district of Wayanad, which is 2,100 metres above the main sea level. Trekking and mountain climbing are popular activities here. Temporary camps have been set up on the top of this peak for providing accommodation to mountain climbers. This peak lies 14 km west of Kalpetta town and is also located close to Meppadi town. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) offers sleeping bags, canvas, log huts, guides and trekking equipment. From the top of the peak, trekkers can see the entire Wayanad District. Prior permission is required from the Forest Range Officer at Meppadi for trekking at Chembra Peak.

     

    Kuruvadweep - Kuruva Island is also popularly known as Kuruva Dweep, which lies on the banks of the tributaries of River Kabini. This island is a famous picnic spot which is located away from the main towns of the district. Situated around 17 km from Mananthavady, it is inhabited by rare bird species, herbal plants and orchids. This island covers a large area of around 950 acres of evergreen forest. It is also famous for its bamboo canopy which provides a glimpse into the natural treasure of the confluence of the rivulets. This island is close to the Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to varied wild animals and birds. Boating facilities are provided by the District Tourism Promotion Council.

     

    Lakkidi - Lakkidi is located at the crest of Thamarassery Ghat Pass, which features over 9 hairpin curves that start at Adivaram (downhill). This town is situated at a height of about 2,296 feet above the main sea level. It is further 5 km away from the nearby town of Vythiri that has steep mountains and dense forests. Lakkidi View Point offers beautiful views of the cliffs and valleys surrounding the region. There are many expensive hill resorts at Lakkidi that provide accommodation near tea and coffee plantations. Lakkidi is also famous for the Chain Tree, which is a large chain bound ficus tree situated near the destination.

     

    Meenmutty Falls - The Meenmutty Falls is known to fall from a height of about 300 metres in three separate tiers. It takes a hike of around 2 km to reach the top of the waterfalls. This waterfall lies approximately 12 km east of Meppadi and is around 500 metres deep. The Tourism Information Centre located at this site provides trekking and hiking equipment. It is easily accessible by road from Meppadi Bus Station and Sulthan Bathery Bus Station.

     

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary - The Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife reserves in the district of Wayanad. It is famous for its night camping and a watchtower, which is located above the lake. This lake is also the main source of water for the wild animals inhabiting the sanctuary. The sanctuary is part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and is situated about 15 km north of Mananthavady. It is well-connected with Nagarhole in the state of Karnataka by road. This sanctuary is home to numerous animal species like jungle cat, bison, tiger, etc. There are more than 900 elephants in this wildlife sanctuary, which is considered to be the same place where Pazhassi Raja fought the British. The ideal time for visiting this sanctuary is between September and May.

     

    Chain Tree - Chain Tree, a prominent excursion destination, is a chained ficus tree situated about 15 km from Kalpetta. The mountain terrain leading to Wayanad was discovered by a British engineer with the help of a tribal guide, Karinthandan. The British engineer killed this guide so that he could take all the credit of finding this place. It is believed that the soul of the murdered guide used to haunt this place. According to local lore, the spirit was chained by a priest to the tree, thereby earning the place the name Chain Tree. Tourists must beware of the many monkeys passing through the roadside that lead to Vythiri from this Chain Tree.

     

    Karapuzha Dam - Karapuzha Dam is considered to be one of the biggest earth dams in India, which has been constructed on the Karapuzha River. It is an ideal place for watching aquatic birds that frequent the reservoir, which is surrounded by partially submerged hills and green islands. This dam can be visited throughout the day except dawn as the visibility is poor.

     

    Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary -The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, situated between Muthanga and Tholpetty, is popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Muthanga is located at around 16 km from Sulthan Bathery, while Tholpetty is situated north of Wayanad, near Thirunelli. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in the state which covers an extensive area of about 344.44 sq km and is close to the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the state of Karnataka. Established in 1973, this sanctuary was previously a place of shelter for Pazhassi Raja at the time of rebellion against the British rule. It was also brought under Project Elephant in 1991-1992. There are various mountain peaks inside this wildlife sanctuary, out of which the main is the Karottimala. This peak is situated at a height of around 3,800 feet above the main sea level. The other important mountain peaks inside the sanctuary have altitudes ranging between 2,100 feet and 2,600 feet. This sanctuary receives heavy rainfall from the last week of May till September. Around 1/3rd of the entire sanctuary is covered with trees, like eucalyptus, silver oak, rosewood and teak.

     

    Heart Lake - Heart Lake, also known as the Love Lake, is situated at a distance of around eight kilometres from Vythri. The name of the lake is derived from its natural shape like a heart. The shape of the island is a result of natural rocks and grassy surroundings. Dotted with thick and dense forests, the small lake is believed to have never dried up.

     

    Kanthapara Falls - The Kanthanpara Waterfalls is situated south-east of the town of Kalpetta, which is around 8 km from Meppadi. This waterfall drops from a height of more than 30 metres. It is a comfortable hiking place, located close to the main road connecting Kalpetta. This is also a suitable picnic spot which can be reached by taxis or auto rickshaws from Kalpetta and Meppadi.

     

    Karlad Lake - The 7 acres land surrounding this lake is a popular picnic spot, where boating can also be done. This lake is surrounded by dense bamboo groves that are perfect trekking trails for reaching the Pallikkunnu Church. Karlad Lake is located in Thariode, which is around 16 km away from Kalpetta. This is the second largest freshwater lake in the state, which is quite popular among nature enthusiasts for its peaceful environs. Banasura Sagar Dam is situated around 3 km away from the Karlad Lake. There is a Karlad Tourism Centre at this place which comprises a facilitation centre, dormitories, a heritage village and a restaurant. 

     

    Phantom Rock - Phantom Rock is situated at Vaduvanchal which is around 13 km from Kalpetta. This rock is adjacent to the Ambalavayal town and has a skull shape. The skull shaped rock is locally called as Cheengeri Mala and offers great photographic opportunities.

     

    Wayanad Heritage Museum - This museum is situated around 12 km away from Sulthan Bathery and is considered to be one of the best archaeological museums in the state of Kerala. The museum is segregated into four blocks, namely Veerasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasmruthi. Veerasmruthi comprises varied kinds of pictorial rock edicts that are called Veera Kallu or Hero Stones. These stones mention the valiant warriors belonging to the bygone era. The Wayanad Heritage Museum is situated in Ambalavayal town and houses artefacts that depict the history, heritage and culture of Wayanad. The museum has a wide collection of 14th century and 16th century sculptures and tribal artefacts. This collection includes farming implements, jewellery, hunting and fishing weapons. It also houses stone weapons, ancient terracotta and local art. Devasmruthi has artefacts that belong to the period extending between the Neolithic Age and the 17th century. The 12th century stone idols are also displayed in this block, along with local art works and terracotta figurines.

     

    Puliyarmala Jain Temple - The Puliyarmala Jain Temple is situated in Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami. This temple is just 6 km away from the main town of Kalpetta and is popularly known as Tipu Fort. It was the same place where Tipu Sultan used to store ammunition. This temple was shifted from Kalpetta to Puliyarmala in 1931 by Mandappa Gowder. The temple architecture is influenced by the traditional Dravidian style with beautiful carvings on the entrance doors. It is mainly a 13th century temple that features a raised platform made of granite and carved square pillars that hold the stone slab roof.

     

    Kolagappara - Kolagappara village is a remote village situated at around 15 km from Kalpetta. This village has a cool and pleasant climate which is suitable for tea, rubber, vanilla and coffee plantations. Mountain climbing and trekking are two prominent activities in this village. It is connected with Kalpetta through taxis and auto rickshaws.

     

    Thrissilery Shiva Temple - Papanasini water flows through this temple, which houses a small shrine of Jala Durga. The water never dries and it is believed that the shrine was installed here by Parasurama, who was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. From Thirunelli, taxis or auto rickshaws can be hired to reach this temple, which is 4 km away from Kartikulam. Thrissilery Shiva Temple is situated at about 19 km from Thirunelli, on the main Mananthavady-Mysore Highway. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an intrinsic link with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli. Travellers coming to Thirunelli Temple to pay homage to their ancestors also visit the Thrissilery Temple.

     

    Begur Wildlife Sanctuary - The Begur Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Mananthavady, which is about 20 km from the main town of Wayanad. This wildlife sanctuary is located next to the Western Ghats and houses various trees that possess medicinal value. It is also inhabited by numerous animal species like elephants, boars, deer, tigers, leopards, panthers and so on. There are large numbers of bird species that can be easily spotted in this wildlife sanctuary. The ideal season for visiting this wildlife sanctuary is between December and May, which attracts animals and birds towards the water holes that get filled during monsoon. Calicut International Airport is situated approximately 80 km from this wildlife sanctuary. Thalassery Railway Station is the closest rail link to the wildlife sanctuary.

     

    Boys Town - This society successfully functions in the villages of Cheruvattoor, Seetha Mount, Poroor and Manakadavu that come under the Wayanad District. Boys Town is also famous for its Gene Park that was started as an Indo-Danish Project to promote herbal gardening. Boys Town is located approximately 15 km from Mananthavady and is famous for its herbal garden, sericulture unit, permaculture centre and nature care centre. These centres are managed by the Wayanad Social Service Society, which was established in 1974. It was established to develop community health, co-operative credit unions, skill development, housing as well as agriculture and animal husbandry.

     

    Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary - Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is situated around 7 km north-east of the Thirunelli Temple. This sanctuary is located nearly 1,740 metres above the main sea level and is known to be inhabited by varied species of birds. It also features moist deciduous forest, steep hills and streams that make it ideal for trekking and picnics. Tourists can trek to Pakshipathalam from Wayanad to watch some of the rare species of birds. There is also a watchtower at Pakshipathalam from where views of the entire bird sanctuary are available. Visitors have to take special permission from the Forest Department to travel to this bird sanctuary. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) also arranges guides, vehicles and camping equipment on rent.

     

    Pallikkunnu Church - Pallikkunnu Church is a prominent religious centre situated north of Wayanad. It is a Latin Catholic Church which is called Our Lady of Lourdes and was constructed by a French priest, Fr. Jefreno, in 1908. This church is situated at Meenangadi which is around 14 km from Kalpetta. An annual festival in the month of February is organised at this church that attracts several travellers coming to Wayanad.

     

    Chethalayam Waterfalls - Chethalayam Waterfalls is located at Vaduvanchal which is about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery. These waterfalls usually dry up during the summer months, but are ideal trekking trails. Offering beautiful views, it lies on the main road connecting Pulpally. This waterfall is situated close to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary which is inhabited by the spotted deer, sambhar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear, amongst others.

     

    Meppadi and Vaduvanchal - Meppadi town lies around 10 km from Kalpetta on the main Kozhikode-Ooty Highway. Tourists can hire taxis or rent cars to travel from Vythiri to the town of Meppadi. This region comprises small villages with hills as well as tea, rubber, coffee and vanilla plantations. Vaduvanchal is situated next to Meppadi, which is a suitable trekking spot, along with being a popular mountain climbing and angling venue. The trekking trails through Vaduvanchal lead to the Meenmutty Falls.

     

    Ananthanatha Swami temple - Just a six km drive from Kalpetta is Ananthanatha Swami temple popularly called as Jain Temple. The temple is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami and is also called as Tipu’s fort. According to legends, Tipu had used this place to store the ammunitions and so it’s known as Sultan’s Battery. The temple place was built during 13th century and was the hub of commercial activities. The place though is losing its physical aesthetics still it preserves the charm.

     

    Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple - Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple is a popular temple, which lies on the main road connecting Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery. The word 'Thrikkaipatta' in Malayalam means 'bands in three hands'. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, along with Lord Ayyapa, Lord Ganesha and Naga or the Serpent God. Lord Shiva's idol installed in the temple faces east. Everyday three pujas are conducted at this temple. The main festival celebrated in this temple is Maha Shivarathri. This temple is located near the Muttil bus stop in the Wayanad District. Tourists can avail auto rickshaws, buses and taxis from Kalpetta or Sultan Bathery for travelling to the Thrikkaipatta Shiva Temple.

     

    Koottamundu Glass Temple - Koottamundu Glass Temple, located around 20 km from Kalpetta, is an ancient Jain Temple that lies on the slopes of Vellarimala. This temple has been dedicated to the third Jain Tirthankara, Parsvanatha Swami. It houses icons of Parsvanatha Swami and Padmavathi Devi in the main temple sanctum. The inner walls of the temple are decorated with mirrors that reflect the patterns of idols.

     

    Varambetta Mosque - Varambetta Mosque is considered to be the oldest mosque in the district of Wayanad. This mosque is located at about 15 km from the town of Kalpetta and is considered to be over 300 years old. This mosque is also situated close to Maithani Palli and Juma Masjid that are prominent Muslim religious centres in Wayanad.

     

    Bathery Mahaganapathi Temple - During the Malayalam month of Makaram (January-February), this temple organises a flag festival for over 6 days. Attended by large number of devotees, the festival features different kinds of cultural programmes like Ottanthullal and Chakyar koothu. On the third and fourth days of this festival, 'Kalamezhuthu Pattu' is performed by the local tribal people. Bathery Mahaganapathi Temple, situated at Sulthan Bathery, is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is commonly believed that Sulthan Bathery was previously known as 'Ganapathyvattom' because of this temple. Besides, Sulthan Bathery was also known as Purakizha during the reign of the Kulashekara kings.

     

    Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple - An annual festival in March is conducted at this temple, during which folk art forms like Kalamezhuthu are performed by the tribal people. Locals also perform tribal dances with native percussion instruments. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple is situated in the tribal region of Wayanad District and is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. This temple is just 3 km away from the village of Mananthavady.

     

    Paingatteri Agraharam - These Brahmins arrived here as cooks of the Kottayam Dynasty and later on settled in the district of Wayanad. There are many small ponds and temples situated inside Agraharam that attract numerous tourists. These houses are built in rows that give a clear picture about the classic architectural style of Tamil Brahmins. The Tamil Brahmins living in Agraharam are said to have migrated from Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu. Paingatteri Agraharam is an ancient settlement of Tamil Brahmins which is situated at a distance of around 7 km from Mananthavady. The houses present in Agraharam have been declared as a heritage site.

     

    Pulpally Seethadevi Temple - Pulpally Seethadevi Temple is a famous religious attraction located at Pulpally, which lies within the Wayanad District. This shrine houses an idol of Goddess Sita, along with that of Luv-Kush, Lord Ayyapa, Lord Subramanya, Lord Ganesha, Lord Thalachiluan, Lord Vettaikaran and Lord Naga. It is one of the very few temples in India that is dedicated to Luv and Kush, the sons of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

     

    Korome Mosque - Korome Mosque is a famous religious centre in Wayanad District which is around 23 km from Mananthavady. It is one of the oldest mosques in the region which is more than 300 years old. The mosque was originally built by the local Nair community in the traditional architectural style with wood carvings. Uroos festival is celebrated annually at this mosque, which is attended by all the communities in the region.

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