Twenty-four kilometers away from Kalpetta on the high ranges the king of Asura stands head high as Banasura Hill. The second highest peak in Wayanad is this. The largest earth dam in India is on the near by river Karamanthodu. The reservoir-submerged mountains form a series of islands. The dam site is an ideal starting place for trekking.
Kottiyoor or Kottiyur is an ancient Hindu pilgrim center devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is situated on the beautiful Sahya mountain range valley and is blessed with abundant natural beauty. On the northern side of the river bank, there is a small lake known as 'Thiruvanchira' and here in the midst of this lake is this temple sans temple.
The late 18th century was a time of wars for the British in India. In the south, Tipu Sultan of Mysore who also ruled over north Kerala was fighting a loosing battle against the British. It was at this time that Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja revolted against the British in Kerala. His revolt was not a freedom struggle, but was directed against the unpopular and unjust tax policies imposed by the British.
Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at 2100m. above mean sea level. Tourists can also stay one or two days at the top of the peak in temporary camps. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvas huts trekking implements on hire charges to the tourists. The scenic beauty of Wayanad which is visible from the top of Chembra is very challenging and thrilling.
Pakshipathalam in Bramha Giri hills at Thirunelly is a challenging tourist spot. It is 7 kms. north-east of Thirunelly temple and is situated 1740m. above mean sea level. To reach ‘Pakshipathalam’, 17 kms. have to be covered through wild forest. The deep rock caves formed among the thick blocks of rocks at the northern top end of the Brahmagiri is the abode of various birds and wild beasts.
12 kms. east of Meppadi. Water falls to a depth of more than 500m. in 3 steps. Trekking equipments are available at Tourist Information Centre, Kalpetta.
Pookode Lake is a scenic lake in Wayanad district. Boating facilities are arranged to the very vast natural lake which lies in the lap of surrounding mountains. A fresh-water aquarium with wide varieties of fishes is managed by Fisheries Department. Children’s park and shopping centre for handicrafts and spices of Wayanad are arranged by DTPC
Kanthan Para Water Fall
A beautiful water fall of about 30m. in height, 8 km east of Meppadi and 12 kms. south-east of Kalpetta.
950 acres of evergreen forest surrounded by east flowing river, Kabani. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are sovereigns of this supernatural kingdom. It is 17kms. east of Mananthavady and 45 kms. north-west of Sulthan Bathery.
Lakkidi Ghat Pass
It is the Gate Way of Wayanad above the Thamarassery Ghat Pass of western ghat, at an elevation of 700m above mean sea level. Deep valley to the south with winding roads through thick forest attract many. It is 55 kms. east of Kozhikode and 5 kms. south of Vythiri.
It is known as ‘Thekkan Kasi’, of Kerala. It is believed, that a dip in the river Papanasini, running crystal clear down hill, wipes one off all sins. Thirunelly is 30 kms. north-east of Manathavady.
This Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess and is worshipped in three principal forms of Vana Durga, Bhadrakali and Jala Durga It is the most important place of worship for the tribal communities. It is 3 kms. east of Mananthavady. The 10 day festival during the month of March-April is v
It is 12 kms. north of Kalpetta. The famous festival is in the month of January.
The Edakkal Caves are at Ambukutty Mala. I The discovery of the cave and its identification as a prehistoric site were quite accidental by F. Fawcett, the then superintendent of police. An enthusiast in pre-history, Fawcett went around exploring the Wayanad high ranges which eventually led to the discovery of the Edakkal rock-shelter in 1894.
Jain Temples at Panamaram
These ruined Jain Temples are situated within 5 kms. North-east of Panamaram
Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple
It is generally known as Tippu’s Fort and situated at Sulthan Bathery town. Tippu used this temple as the Battery of his army.
Begur/Tholepetty Wildlife Sanctuary
Several species of animals like elephant , bison, spotted deer, tiger, leopard, bear and wild boar are found in this sanctuary , which is just 100 kms from Vythiri. The best season to visit is Dec-to May, when animals from the neighbouring Bandhipur, Nagarhole and Mudamalai frequent this sanctuary due to scarcity of water elsewhere. Day trips are organized from various resorts in Wayanad.
Uravu is a non-profit Organisation that works with underprivileged and marginalized local people, and trains them in the skill of bamboo processing and handicraft making. The center has a small shop that sells a range of handicraft items.
Korome Mosque is situated in Wayanad District of Kerala. It lies about 23 km from Mananthavady and 47 km fromKalpetta. It is built in traditional Kerala style of architecture and the extensive wood carvings is the noteworthy aspect. The annual Urs festival celebrated in this mosque attract thousands of devotees from far and near.
Soojipara water falls
The natural scenic beauty of Wayanad and its rich natural resources offer several opportunities for adventure tourism. The hills, rocks and valley which make the very unique character of Wayanad, provide a lot catering to the ever increasing demand of adventure tourists.
In a trip to the Thusharagiri Waterfalls, one will notice that two of the water streams of this waterfall are originating directly from the Western Ghats. These streams meet the Chalippuzha River. After the mergence, the river further splits itself and creates a beautiful waterfall giving the effect of snow spray. This waterfall has three streams and is thus named as Thusharagiri.
adjoining the Wayanad ranges, is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. Vellari - with its unique geographical position, gorgeous waterfalls, thick forests shrouded in mist and unique flora - is fast becoming a popular trekking destination.
Located in the Kurumbalangode village of Nilambur taluk, Adyanpara is famous for its waterfalls and the splendour of its lush surrounding jungles.
Vythiri is a very exotic and picturesque place located in the Sylvan Northern High Ranges of Kerala in Wayanad District. It is known for its comfortable, refreshing and pollution free environment. Vythiri is the only hill station resort of its kind in Kerala.
Sunrise Valley provides some excellent trekking opportunities in Wayanad. Sunrise Point, which overlooks the valley, is located only a couple of minutes drive from Glenora Homestay. It's a stunning place to visit at any time of the day.
Neelimala view point
Nellimale is an excellent venue for trekking with lots of stimulating trails. The summit of this hill affords a great view of the cascading Meenmutty falls and the beautiful valley in its foreground. Closer to Vaduvanchal, Neelimala is an excellent venue fro trekking with lots of stimulating trails. The summit of this hill affords a great view of the cascading Meenmutty falls and the beautiful valley in its foreground.
Started Feb 1977 for execution during the fifth five year plan for a budget or around 50 crore INR. The revised project report by incorporating all the update design changes and by adopting the 1999 schedule of the rate has been prepared for an amount of Rs.253 crores!
Muniyaras Wayanad is a calm and serene cave located near Sulthan Bathery. Muniyara is situated at one kilometer distance from Marayoor, an ancient place in Wayanad. Muniyara Wayanad is an excellent trekking spot for tourists. The structure of this cave is very interesting. These caves are made of huge rocky slabs. The view inside the cave is very exciting.
Seetha Lava Kusha Temple:
Seetha Lava Kusha Temple-This is the only temple dedicated to Lava and Kusha, the sons of Lord Rama. Local legends connect this region with many important episodes from the Ramayana. As the favoured shrine of the Pazhassi Raja, this temple has traditionally permitted entry to devotees from all faiths
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary :
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad. One of the memorable experiences is night camping. The watch tower of this sanctuary is situated above the lake and is the main water source to animals.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
It is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. Wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deerand tiger has been spotted. There are also quite a few wild birds in the sanctuary.Peacocksand Peafowl tend to be very common in the area.
Chethalayam water falls
About 12 km from Sultan Bathery, near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, is a popular tourist spot known as Chethalayam Waterfalls. Chethalayam is one of Wayanad's smaller waterfalls. It's surroundings offer a number of vantage points for bird-watching. It is also popular with trekking enthusiasts. One has to trek for about 4 km across hills to reach the scenic picnic spot.
Thrisilerry shiva temple
Thrissilery Shiva Temple Wayanad is one of the famous shrines in Kerala. This temple is built in an excellent manner and involves fabulous architecture. Lord Shiva is a Hindu deity worshipped very ardently by Indians and Hindus around the world. Thrissilery Shiva Temple is situated at Thrissilery which is place neighboring to Sulthan Bathery.