Wayanad

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Wayanad Kerala

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 for catering to the ever increasing demand for adventure tourist.

Trekking and adventure in Wayanad

Trekking and adventure in Wayanad

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 for catering to the ever increasing demand for adventure tourist.

Chembra peak

Chembra peak

Trekking to the Chembra peak is one of the risky tourist endeavours. Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at 2100m. above mean sea level. It is14 kms. west of Kalpetta. Trekking to the top of this peak takes almost a day. 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, canvass 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. The blue eyed water in the lake at the top of the hill never dries up even in the peak of summer. All along the steep and slippery way to the top of the hill, the whispering of the flowing spring which sprouts from the top of the hill accompanies the tourist. If he is fortunate enough, on his way he may come across a passing wild beast, may be a leopard who may instantly hide behind the bushes. Camping in the night with camp fire and sleeping bags at the top of the peak in shivering cold is everlasting experience.


Pakshipathalam

Pakshipathalam

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. To go to 'Pakshipathalam' special permission has to be obtained from forest department. DTPC (District Tourism Promotion Council) arranges vehicle, guides, camping apparatus etc. to the tourists on hire charges.


Water Falls

Meenmutty Water Fall

Meenmutty Water Fall: 12 kms. east of Meppadi. Water falls to a depth of more than 500m. in 3 steps. This a refreshing scene to any tourists. To reach this fall, a tourist has to trek down steep hills through jungle. For the adventure seeking but light trekking experience.

Kanthanpara Water Fall: Beautiful water fall of about 30m. in height, 8 km east of Meppadi and 12 kms. south-east of Kalpetta.

Soochipara Waterfalls Soochipara Waterfalls is another beautiful water fall in Wayanad. Waterfall can be seen from a far which is a beautiful view. To reach the waterfall, one has to trek down 2kms through dense equitorial forest over steep rocks.

Chethalayam Waterfalls: 12 kms from Sulthan Bathery on the Pulpalli Main Road, is located this astounding waterfall. For a glimpse of this lovely waterfall, one has to trek a distance of around 4 kms from Chethalayam.


Banasura Dam - The largest earth dam in India

Banasura Dam

15 kms north-west of Kalpetta, this large expanse of water bounded on one side with magnificant hills has a heavenly charm.


Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake

Situated very close to Orchard Holiday Resort is this perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children’s park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the facilities available here. Thick bushes and tall trees along the path round the lake gives a calm spiritual atmosphere. Tourists can have a pleasant walk around the lake which stretches to a couple of kilo meteres. This is a pleasant and refereshing experience. A fresh-water aquarium with wide varieties of fishes is managed by Fisheries Department


Kuruva Dweep

Kuruva Dweep

950 acres of evergreen forest surrounded by east flowing river, Kabani. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are sovereigns of this supernatural kingdom. This is a uninhabited island which resembles a fantacy land. Tribal colonies are situated around this island and one should take care not to disturb them. Special permission is required to access this island or to camp at this island. Ideal for a rejuvinating and pleasant holiday experience. Tourists are requested not to litter this place as extreme care is required to preserve island.


Lakkidi Ghat Pass

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. Just 3 Kms from the resort, guests can try a trek through the ghat pass which is long but not very tedious. The whole distance pass is a stretch of 14kms.


Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves cosits of two caves located at a height of 1000 m on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilisation that existed in these regions in prehistoric times. 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. A must visit.


Wildlife of Wayanad

Wildlife of Wayanad

Wayanad has a rich diversity of forests all around. Forests at Wayanad forms an integral part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve.

Tholpatti Wildlife Sancturary: This is an extension of Nagarhole wildlife sanctury. Situated at the Karnataka border, a trip down to the park itself is an experience. Animals migrate from Nagarhole to this forest with the onset of summer heat and stay here till monsoon. Encouters with charging elephants is an experience

Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary in Karnataka state extends over an area of 643.39 sq km. The park houses diverse species of plant and animal life. One of the thickest forest with thick animal population. Nagarhole boasts of maximum number of Tigers in South India. Visiting time: 0600 - 0800 hrs and 1500 -1730 hrs

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary is very rich in flora and fauna. The management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region.

Begur Wildlife Sanctury: Another wildlife park at Wayanad. Eventhough small, has a rich variety of animals and birds here. This not often visited by public and hence has the wild in its real form

Kabini/Karapur wildlife sanctury: This wildlife sanctury is a part of Karnataka which borders Wayanad. This wildlife sanctury has surprisingly good animail sighting because the forest is dry and not very thick. This forest is rich in bird population. An ideal location for a serious bird watcher.


Temples of Wayanad

Thirunelli temple

Relics and edicts found in various parts of wayanad speak of an important prehistoric era.

Thirunelli temple (64 kms of Kalpetta): Nestled amidst mountains and forests, the ancient riverside temple of Thirunelli is a fine specimen of classical Kerala temple architecture.

Thrissilery Siva temple (50 kms of Kalpetta):- The stunning temple of rather perfect architectural proportions, many myths connected with the temple tank here, which curiously enough never dries up!.

Jain Temple: