Wayanad, which is also known as the ‘green paradise’ lies in between the
mountains of the Western Ghats. Wayanad district is located on the southern tip of
the Deccan plateau and in the north-eastern part of Kerala and the most popular
tourist location in Kerala. It is often called the spice garden of south, the land of
paddy fields, and home of monsoon...
Wayanad is spread over an area of 2132 sq km. Wayand is Known for its cool highland climate, misty Peaks and its virgin forests.
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 m (6,890 ft) above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppadi and is 8 km (5 mi) south of Kalpetta. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala. Chembra Peak is accessible by foot from Meppady. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides and trekking equipment
The largest abode of wild animals in Malabar, the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is located 16km east of Sultan Bathery. Spread over 344 sq.km, the sanctuary is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is inhabited by wild birds, peacocks, peafowl and wild animals such as bison, elephant, tiger, cheetah etc. Elephant rides are a fascinating activity in the itinerary of tourists visiting the sanctuary.
With the lush green mountains forming the silhouette and salubrious weather lingering around, Pookot lake is a much sought after tourist spot in Wayanad. The natural fresh water lake is a hypnotizing beauty spread over an area of 8.5 ha and has a depth of 6.5m. The lake has boating facilities provided for its tourists.
Located on Ambukutty Mala 25 km from Kalpetta , the caves apart from imparting hypnotizing beauty to its viewers, impound historic significance in favour of ancient civilization. The pictoral writings and stone age carvings found inside the caves are the only known evidences to exist in southern India that have greatly inspired and enticed the archaeologists and historians over the years.
Away from the chaotic cacophony of city life, harboring nature’s rare exotic species of birds, orchids and herbs is an uninhabited island spread across 950 acres of evergreen forest. An ideal destination to spend a secluded holiday characterized by the peace and tranquility of nature, the Kuruva Island is located 40 km north west of Sultan Bathery. The island is a protected river delta system on the Kabini river.