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
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
With the fast-flowing river - Panorama, Mananthavady and Kabini - cutting
across the undulating panorama and lending a picturesque look to the whole
It is well connected both through rail and road. The nearest airport is at
Wayanad's Headquarters, Kalpetta is linked by road to other towns in Kerala
and there are frequent buses to Kozhikode
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
» Vythiri Resort
» Wayanad Resorts
» Rain Country
» Green Mount Hotel
» Hiliya Resort