Chain Tree in Wayanad is again a very popular tourist destination primarily because of the engrossing story attached to it. There is a huge Ficus tree in the place that draws plenty of tourists from all over the world.
Legend has it that a British engineer used the help of a local guide, Karinthandan, to access Wayanad by crossing the arduous mountain trails. Once on reaching Wayanad the engineer killed the guide in order to claim sole credit for discovering the place. The spirit of the guide started haunting and troubling the subsequent travellers.
Finally, a priest used his powers to chain the spirit to a tree and hence the name Chain Tree. Even today a chain hangs from the Ficus tree. It is this chain that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Even if you do not believe in ghost stories, the place is a must visit for the scenic and splendid view that it offers.