Wayanad which was carved out of Kozhikode and Kannur is a beauty in Kerala. It's proximity to some of the main places of South India: Bangalore (265km), Mysore (122km), Kozhikode (90km) and Ooty (113km) makes it one of the easily accessible destinations.
Wayanad is blessed with natural beauty and has a number of places to visit here. A weekend trip is enough to explore a few important places in this district. It is one of the prominent destinations under Kerala tourism and the one which gets many tourists year-round. Mountains, forests, waterfalls, resorts, etc. defines its charm and rich natural heritage.
A tour around Wayanad district is sure to be a rejuvenating experience, as most of its natural heritage is well preserved. One can also go trekking, nature walks, visit Ayurvedic centres, explore tribal villages and so on.
Let us take a scenic tour around the enchanting places of Wayanad!
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary along with Mudumalai (Tamil Nadu), Nagarhole and Bandipur (Karnataka) forms the part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
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Kuruvadweep is a group of islets situated in the River Kabini.The rafts and boats operated by Kerala Tourism Department will give a ride around this ecosystem.
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Chembra Peak is the highest peak which is part of the Western Ghats in Wayanad. It is situated near the town of Kalpetta.
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Pookode Lake which is in the shape of India's map, is a natural fresh water lake. It is around 15km from Kalpetta in Wayanad.
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Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple situated in Brahmagiri hill. The forests, panchatheertham (temple pond) and the ruins of old villages can be found here.
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Edakkal Caves are situated at a distance of 26km from Kalpetta in Wayanad. Exloring these caves and the stone age carvings is interesting.
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Meenmutty is translated as 'where fish are blocked', is a popular waterfalls in Wayanad.
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Banasura Sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam is constructed on Karamanathodu River, a tributary of River Kabini. It is one of the scenic spots under Wayanad tourism.
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Soochipara Falls is also called as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. It is located at a distance of 22km from Kalpetta.
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Sultan Bathery was earlier called as Sultan Battery is a town in Wayanad. It has long history and is famous the Jain Temple.
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