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Wayanad

Wayanad, the green paradise, is known for its lovely mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its virgin nature.

It is a quiet place where scenic beauty wild life and traditional matter is a virtue as beauty still blossoms from the mountainous horizon and from the green glaze of enchanting vegetation.

Clean and pristine, charismatic and hypnotising this land has a history and mystery, culture and social epistemology yet to be discovered. Wayanad derives its name from ‘Vayal nadu,’ which means land of paddy fields. With its unique and peculiar geographical position, Wayanad is blessed Wayanad Keralawith mist clad mountains and sylvan valleys. It is situated at an altitude of 700 to 1200 meters from above sea level. The enigmatic geographical features of Waynad, expressed in mist covered mountains and pastoral valleys, lend this northern district a distinct charm and a amusing challenge for hikers and nature lovers.

With the fast-flowing river - Panorama, Mananthavady and Kabini - cutting across the undulating panorama and lending a picturesque look to the whole region.

Location
It is well connected both through rail and road. The nearest airport is at Calicut Road.
Wayanad's Headquarters, Kalpetta is linked by road to other towns in Kerala and there are frequent buses to Kozhikode Sightseeing
Mananthavadi
Situated on the Western Ghats, Mananthavadi is a small town of historical importance. It was here Pazhassi Raja breathed his last and cremated with full military honours.

Wayanad KeralaThirunelly Temple
This temple is 49kms from Mananthavadi and is surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and varadiga.The Thirunelly temple is a marvel in temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. Encircled by the Papanasini river, Thirunelli is better known as the ‘Kashi of South’.

Begur wildlife Sanctuary
It is 20kms east from Mananthavadi

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
As the state of Kerala reveals itself, you gradually find out the richness of the state in terms of wildlife as well as its divine natural beauty. Dig a little deeper and you discover the untouched environment of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll actually have to visit in flesh and bones to experience the spell the place casts on you.

Eddakal Caves
Located at Ambikuthi hills, Eddakal caves are natural rock-cut formations, formed by large split in huge rocks roofed over by huge rocks,all fixed in position through natural processes. These caves are famous for their ancient carvings and pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar head dresses and swastik forms and symbols. The caves can be accessed only by a 1 km trekking trail from Edakkal. Morning hours are the best time to visit the caves. Entry is permitted only up to 1700 hrs.

Pookot Lakes
This a natural fresh water lake is one of the rare reservoirs of water in the district.The boating facilities, children's park, handicrafts & spices emporium and fresh water aquarium are some of the attractions of this place Wayanad wildlife Sanctury
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is conterminous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur or Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast.

Other places of Interest :
» Soochipara waterfalls
» Ambalavayal heritage Museum.
» Banasura dam
» Varambetta Mosque
» Sulthan bathery jain temple

Accommodation in Wayanad :
» Vythiri Hill Resort
» Vythiri Resort
» Annapara
» Wayanad Resorts
» Stream Valley Cottages
» Rain Country Resort
» Green Mount Hotel
» Hiliya Resort
» Greeshmam Resorts


Tour Packages
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