Wayanad Tourism Attractions



 Banasura Sagar Dam

banasura sagar dam wayanad tourist placeBanasura Sagar dam across the Karamanathodu River, a tributary of River Kabini, in Kalpetta, wayanad is considered to be the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia. The dam attraction is ideally placed in the foothills of Banasura hills, which got its name from ‘Banasura’, the son of King Mahabali, the famous ruler of Kerala. It is said that ‘Banasura’ undertook severe penance on the top of the hills. Banasura hill is the third largest peak in the Western Ghats.... 

Chembra Peak

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If you are an admirer of soothing natural beauty and if you love to have an adventure trip, then Chembra Peak in Wayanad, will be a perfect stop for you. Eight kilometer south of Kalpetta, near to the town of Meppady, lays the highest peak in Wayanad, the Chembra Peak (2,100 m). Chembra peak adjoins Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vallarimala in Kozhikode. From the town of Meppady you can reach the peak through walking. The peak is visible from almost all parts of Wayanad tourist....

Kuruva Island

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Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island is a protected river delta, comprising a cluster of islands over the middle of Kabini River in Wayanad. Spread over 950 acres of land, Kuruva Island is densely populated with rich flora and fauna. The geographical peculiarity of this island makes this place evergreen with a serene ambience.Dwelling deep into this island, you can sight many attractive things like bridges made up of bamboo trees and other rare species of trees....

Pookode Lake

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The beautiful freshwater lake in Wayanad, Pookode Lake lays 15 kilometre away from Kalpetta. Nestled between evergreen forest and Western Ghats, the lake is spread over 13 acre and is 40 m deep. This is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Wayanad.While reaching at this gorgeous lake, you will be experiencing a calm and peaceful environment for tourist. The lake is surrounded by forest and you will see green and green all around.... 

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located around 16 km away from Sulthan Bathery, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is a rainforest wich connects Nagarhole and Bandipur parks in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu. Spread over an area of 345 sq km, the sanctuary is an abode of rich flora and fauna. Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1973, the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary was brought under the Project Elephant in the year 1991-92. It is considered to be the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala....

Edakkal Cave

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Edakkal is the only known place in India with Stone Age carvings. You can see here carvings belonging to Neolithic and Mesolithic age. The human figures of these caves have raised hair and some have masks. They all have archeological significance and are interesting too.Along with these pictorial carvings, you can also watch Tamil and Brahmi Script in Edakkal caves. Edakkal is said to have some links with Indus Valley Civilization.... 

Thirunelli Temple

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Located around 16 km away from Sulthan Bathery, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, popularly known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is a rainforest wich connects Nagarhole and Bandipur parks in Karnataka and Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu. Spread over an area of 345 sq km, the sanctuary is an abode of rich flora and fauna. Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1973, the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary was brought under the Project Elephant in the year 1991-92. It is considered to be the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.... 

Cheengeri Hills Wayanad, Kerala, India

Trekking and adventure tourism enthusiasts will find heaven in the Cheengeri Hills, Wayanad, Kerala. The wonderful sights that may be seen from this peak include the rising sun and the sunset. The top of Cheengeri Hill, Wayanad, Kerala offers a breathtaking view of the many Wayanad hill ranges, including the Ambukuthimala range, which is home to the well-known Edakkal Caves, the Manikunnu Hills, Phantom Rock, Kolgappara Hills, Arattupara Hills, and the catchment area for the Karapuzha Dam and River. The view fromCheengeri Hills in the morning hours is arguably its most remarkable feature. 

PHANTOM ROCK, WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts enjoy the majestic Phantom Rock at Wayanad District of Kerala and its surroundings. A singular display of nature's artistic talent is the rock formation that looks like a skull. It is a fantastic location to unwind and consider how beautiful the surroundings are. Trekking is required to get to this spot, which is located 17 kilometres from Kalpetta, the headquarters of Wayanad District. One of the top sites to see in Wayanad, Kerala, India in a day, you shouldn't miss this location...... 

THOLPETTY WILDLIFE SANCTURY, WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

Tholpetty Wild Sanctury which is located to the north of the Wayanad District, Kerala, India, is home to a wide variety of plants. Open to wildlife jeep safari twice daily, the 1.5–2 hour journey guarantees that you will see a variety of animals and bird species in their natural habitat. A lake where animals come down for a drink is a great attraction here. The forests include a variety of forest types, including tropical moist dry deciduous, semi-evergreen forest patches, bamboo trees, and long, spiky ginger bushes. About one-third of the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad is covered in teak, eucalyptus, silver oak, and rosewood plantations. Elephant herds, deer, big cats, panthers, tigers, langurs, bonnet macaques, sambar deer, Malabar squirrels, bears, and the endangered Slender Loris have all been seen frequently.... 

KANTHANPARA WATERFALLS , WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

The Forest Department offers bird-watching excursions for aficionados and a two-hour riverside trek on the banks of the Kanthanpara River, Wayanad, for adventure visitors, making this location the ideal balance of adventure and tourism. From Meppadi, Wayanad, it takes twenty minutes to drive through bamboo forest, tea, and coffee plantations to get to Kanthapara Waterfalls, Wayanad. There are numerous locations nearby Kanthanpara Waterfalls to visit, and it offers a peaceful and pure atmosphere unlike any other...... 

PAKSHIPATHALAM BIRD SANCTUARY, WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

One of the best trekking locations in the nation is Pakshipathalam in the Wayanad District,Kerala. One can take a stroll through a dense evergreen forest at Pakshipathalam, Wayanad which offers a sanctuary for some of the rarest bird species. The presence of the Edible-nest Swift let makes the bird sanctuary a well-liked tourist destination. Along with many other exotic species, there are cuckoos, babblers, peacocks, owls, woodpeckers, and jungle fowl. Additionally, the area is home to a huge variety of herbs and trees that are highly medicinal. Spending a day in Wayanad, Kerala, India in this manner, surrounded by nature on all sides, is a lovely way to spend the day...... 

LAKKIDI VIEWPOINT, WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

Lakkidi view pointLakkidi view point, known as the gateway of Wayanad, Kerala, India, offers a grand view of the charming green slopes. The entire journey there offers an unforgettably charming splendour of the natural world. Lakkidi View Point, Wayanad, attracts a lot of visitors who come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the valleys and crags in the area..... 

In addition to being a location from where you can see the splashing streams, rich vegetation, and the haughty mountain crests, it is also renowned for its fascinating and alluring view of twilight and sunrise. It has become a well-known hill station with numerous Resorts and Bungalows. If the weather is clear and sunny, you may be able to see the dawn and dusk over the bright green-carpeted peaks that make this viewpoint stand out and be stunning to observe in comparison to others. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching at this peculiar location, which is home to numerous familiar and two exceptional avian faunas.

JAIN TEMPLE IN SULTHAN BATHERY, WAYANAD, KERALA, INDIA

Jain TempleJain Temple is a historic temple that is situated in the centre of Sulthan Bathery town in the Wayanad District, Kerala, India, 24 km from Kalpetta and 1 km from Sulthan Bathery Bus Station. This is one of the most significant among a number of ruins scattered throughout Kerala that attest to a time when there was a significant Jain presence in this area. It is also one of the best historical sites to see in Wayanad, Kerala. The history of the temple is intriguing. It started off as a shrine before becoming into a significant hub of commerce. Later in the 18 th century, Tipu Sultan turned it into a place to dump weapons. The presence of Jain Temples here reveals the legacy of the earlier Jain inhabitants. The Puthungadi temple's exquisitely carved pillars and fresco paintings frequently entice travellers, and the building's atmosphere and setting give off a historic vibe...... 

There aren't many holy places that have ever acted as a shrine, an administrative centre, and a supply camp for an advancing army. The beautiful hills of Sulthan Bathery are one of the most sacred places for Jainism in the centre nation. According to legend, the Bathery Jain Temple, which dates back to the 13 th century, was constructed using the dominant architectural style of the Vijayanagar Dynasty at the time.

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