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Sultan Bathery - A Historical Town Tucked Away in the Hills


Sultan Bathery, formerly known as Ganapativatom, is a historical town tucked away in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Located on the Kerala-Karnataka border, this place serves as a perfect location for a one day tour.

This quaint town was invaded by none other than Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The place derived this name as Tipu Sultan utilized the Jain Temple as a battery. Sultan Bathery is not only historical but also extremely picturesque for it is flanked by magnificent hills with patches of grasslands interwoven with the terrain.

Sultan Bathery is a major town and a hub of commercial activities in Wayanad. The income here is mostly generated through tourism and agriculture. Tipu Sultan’s invasion has given Sultan Bathery a distinct flavour as it has influenced the culture and the living of people.

It is said that the Sultan had built an imposing fort here, the ruins of which do not exist now.

Tourist Places In And Around Sultan Bathery

The Edakkal Caves and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are best known in Sultan Bathery.

Of Scenic Nature And Aromatic Hills

Sultan Bathery is a pleasant hamlet which has a rural setup. The place is famed for its spice gardens, and the aroma of spices lingers in the air as one passes through this small town. The weather is favourable in all seasons owing to the high altitude at which the town is located.

Located at the border, this picturesque village can be accessed from both Kerala and Karnataka. Sultan Bathery enjoys good connectivity by road from many South Indian cities such as Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut and Kannur. Scenic nature and serene ambiance make Sultan Bathery an ideal holidaying spot.

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How to Reach Sultan Bathery

  • By Road
    Sultan Battery enjoys excellent connectivity with Mysore, Bangalore and Calicut by road. State Transport buses of both Kerala and Karnataka run regular services to this town. Two State Highways run through the town connecting the town to Ooty and Coimbatore. The State Highway that passes through Sultan Battery connects a number of places such as Mangalore, Kannur and Kasaragode.
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  • By Train
    Sultan Bathery does not have a railway line. Kozhikode Railway Station, located 110 km away from Sultan Bathery, is the nearest railhead. Mysore and Bangalore are also close to this place. After landing at the railway station travelers can take the road route to reach Sultan Bathery.
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  • By Air
    Calicut International Airport (also known as Karipur International Airport), located at a distance of about 100 km, is the airport nearest to Sultan Bathery. Calicut Airport is well connected to all major cities in India. Those who arrive by air can avail taxi services from the airport.
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