The place Sultan Bathery came into existence after Hyder Ali invaded Wayanad. This place was used to keep cannons, so it was called as Sultan Bathery. Today, this serene historical town is a tourist attraction with many beautiful places. The quaint town allures travellers who want a quiet time away from the bustle of crowds.
So, let us know about the best tourist places to visit in Sultan Bathery!
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It is said that Sulthan Bathery was a Jain religious site until Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan invaded. Hence, the region is famous for the Jain Temple which was built in the 13th century. The simple architecture of Kidanganad Basati is one of the major attractions in Sultan Battery.
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The beautiful Edakkal Caves are some of the top tourist places in Wayanad. The two naturally formed caves at Ambukutty Mala has stone age carvings. These cliff like caves are amazing to explore near Sultan Bathery (14km).
Before the region was occupied by Kidangans, the local tribe. Hence, the place was known as Kidanganadu. Mariamman is the presiding deity of the local tribe; Mariamman Temple is one of the revered temples here.
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Muthanga Forest is a part of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated around 15km from Sulthan Bathery.
Thovarimala is a trekking spot around 5km from Sultan Bathery. This small hill also has rock with stone age paintings. A picturesque view of surrounding areas can be seen from Thovarimala.
Tea Plantation at Kalpetta
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The hill town of Kalpetta is around 25km from Sultan Bathery. It is one of the prominent tourist places in Wayanad.
Chethalayam Falls is a seasonal waterfall located around 12km from Sultan Bathery. It is an offbeat monsoon destination and is known as trekking spot. The trail in the dense jungles will take you to this enchanting waterfalls.
Maha Ganapati Temple
Sri Maha Ganapati Temple is an elegant shrine with Kerala style of architecture. It is situated near to Sultan Bathery bus stand.
It is always fun to try some offbeat destinations; Sultan Bathery with its beautiful agricultural fields, forest vegetation with the backdrop of hills looks jubilant. Do visit Sultan Bathery for a relaxing time.