About Wayanad

Wayanad the district with the most forest cover in Kerala and in terms of accessibility it is located at a distance of 76 km from the sea shores of Kozhikode. It is known as the “Green Paradise” for its scenic beauty as it hosts one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The location of Waynad between the Western Ghats adds to its wildness and natural heritage.Wayanad is the destiny for forest lovers, adventurers, mountain climbers, historians, archeology students and enthusiasts, wildlife photographers and experts, tribal studies and for anyone with a heart to enjoy art.

Highlights of Wayanad

  • The Chembra Peak
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls
  • Pakshypathalam
  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Karlad Lake
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Wayanad Heritage Museum
  • Pazhassiraja's Tomb
  • Thirunelli Temple
  • Pookote Lake
  • Soochippara waterfalls
  • Kuruva Island etc

Wild Life

Muthanga & Tholpetty Sanctuaries are the major wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Hosting a wide range of species of plants, animals and other hotspots places, Waynad stands apart in wildlife. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuaries are must-visit destinations to spot lion-tailed macaque, the elephants, and tigers.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere, Muthanga region located 18 KM east of Sulthan's Bathery. Muthanga reserve rain forest- is connected to Bandipur National Park.Karnataka one of the hubs of tigers and elephants and other wild beings. and Muthumala Sanctuary in Tamilnadu.

Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary

Tholpetti Wildlife Sanctuary similar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna is located about 25 KM from Mananthavady and is situated along the northern edge of Wayanad.

Pookote Lake

One of the top attractions of Wayanad is a beautiful freshwater lake with rich biodiversity and unique status.

Soochippara Waterfalls

Soochippara Waterfalls is a beautiful waterfall with crystal clear waters. The pin-like sharp drop earns it the. It is one of the most visited places in Wayanad..

Kuruva Island

Kuruva island the 950 acres of evergreen forest is the ancient lands of the Kuruva tribes, where they habituated and enjoyed a harmonious life with nature.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves is a pre-historic site located in the Ambukuthi Hill near Ambalavayal. It is one of the most antiquated cave sites that has etchings on the walls of neanderthal and even older times. It gained the attention of many archaeologists and historians from around the world.

Pazhassi Raja’s Tomb

Pazhassi Raja, the Lion of Kerala, the revolting King who waged a war of independence against the British in the hills of Wayanad. Pazhassi’s tomb the place where he was cremated stands tall and valiantly.