How To Get There - Wayanad
The nearest airport is Calicut.
The district is well connected by a
Wayanad's Headquarters, Kalpetta is
linked by road to other towns in Kerala and there are frequent buses to
Wayanad, One of the fourteen districts in Kerala (India) is situated in
an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in Western Ghats. It lies
between north latitude 11degree 26'28'' and 11degree 48'22'' and east
longitude 75 degree 46'38'' and 76 degree 26'11''.
Providing a panorama of undulating mist clad hills and dales, Wayanad
is blessed with a unique geographical position.
Luxuriant plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber are
strewn all over the hills of Wayanad. Situated at a height of 700-2100 m
above sea level, it is bound on the east by the Nilgiris and the Mysore
districts of Tamilnadu and Karnataka respectively.
It shares the borders with Coorg district of Karnataka on the north, on
the south with Malappuram district and on the west with Calicut and
Cannanore districts. The natural scenic beauty of Wayanad and its rich
natural resources offer several opportunities for adventure tourism.
Located at the northeastern tip of Kerala, Wayanad was earlier a part
of Kannur district. Panorama, Manathavady and Kabini, the fast flowing
rivers lend a unique beauty to the whole region.
Prime Attractions of Wayanad
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife
Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and
Bandipore of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. more..
the gateway of Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level, at the
crest of the Thamaraserri ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and
luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this
hill station. more..
Thirunelli Festival is a two-day festival celebrated
on Vishu day and its eve, in the Malayalam month of Medam (April) is the
annual festival of Sree Thirunelli Devaswom at Thirunelli in Wayanad.
Snuggled cosily in the Western Ghats, are the
gurgling waterfalls of Thusharagiri. Meaning the snow capped mountains;
Thushargiri exhibits a unique kinship between the land and water.
Located high in the Wayanad Hills at Valliyoorkkavu,
3 kms from Mananthavady town, the temple is dedicated to goddess
Bhagavathy. The idol of the temple is believed to be self- manifested
and the annual festival is held in March. more..
15 kms north west of Kalpetta,
Banasura Dam is the largest earth dam in India. A vast expanse of
crystal clear water bounded by blue hills on all sides, except one. Its
an ideal picnic spot.
Traditional Kerala Architecture
This is where the headquarters of
the Wayanad District are located. A stronghold of the Jains in the past,
the famous Ananthanathaswamy Jain Temple is situated at Puliyarmala near
Near Chooralmala, about
22 kms south of Kalpetta, it is a rivetting waterfall tumbling down a
height of 20 m from a hilltop. The spot is ideal for rock climbing.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary:
This wildlife Sanctuary is located very
close to Karnataka border. It is the biggest abode of wild animals in
Malabar. It gives shelter to elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheetah,
wild bear. And you will also enjoy an Elephant Safari here. Wow! now that's
This natural fresh water lake is located amidst
evergreen mountains. The tourist ahere find solace and are attracted because
of the salubrious climate, the picturesque beauty and virgin terrains. You
will also enjoy an aquarium, green house and boating facilities here. The
palce is for shopping freaks where they have spice and handicraft items.
Excursions from Wayanad
Situated on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10 kilometers from
Sultanbathery, in Wayanad district. more..
12-km south of Sulthan Bathery, it is one of the best heritage museums
in Kerala. The exhibits here include rare 2nd century artefacts such as
clay sculptures, ancient hunting equipments like bows and arrows, stone
weapons and other curios. more..
Located amidst panoramic surroundings, the peak is at an altitude of
2,100m above sea level. An ideal spot for trekking, Chembra Peak is a
very beautiful spot close to the Western Ghats. The Chembra Hills and
the adjacent Meppadi hills are accessible from Kalpetta.
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. more..
7 kms north east of Thirunelli, this picturesque bird watching centre
is located at a formidable height of 1740 m above sea level. With its
steep hills, virgin forests and rivulets, it is the habitat of a number
of rare species of birds.It also offers challenging avenues for those
interested in trekking. more..
Soochipara Waterfalls is located 22 kms from Hotel Green Gates. On
alighting the vehicle, one can reach the waterfalls after a 2-km walk
into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad. more..
Located 30 kms north west of Mananthavadi in the Wayanad district,
Thirunelli Temple is known as the "Kashi of South". Tucked
away in the Brahmagiri Hills, Thirunelli Temple is encircled by the
gurgling River Papanasini. more..
3 kms east of Mananthavadi, this temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga is
very popular among the tribal communities of the district. The ten-day
annual festival, which falls in April, is celebration time for the
Vythiri is a picturesque place located in the sylvan Northern High
Ranges of Kerala in Wayanad District. Exclusive, comfortable,
refreshing, pollution free and inspiring. more..
17 kms east of Mananthavadi, it stretches over 950 acres of evergreen
forests on the banks of Themkabani River. The island is a repository of
rare species of birds, animals, orchids and herbs.
12 kms east of Meppadi, it is a bewitching waterfall cascading in three
tiers, down a spectacular height of 500m.
Famous for its trekking tracks, Tusharagiri is located near Vythiri in
Wayanad. Tusharagiri also abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger
and spice plantations.
15 kms south east of Kalpetta, this 300-year-old mosque is the oldest
Fairs & Festivals - Wayanad
Places To Stay - Wayanad
Dwaraka, Sulthan Bathery.
Green Gates, Kalpetta.
Woodland Tourist House, Kalpetta.
Elite Tourist Home, Mananthavady.
Hotel Reviera, Mananthavady.
Green Magic Nature Resort, Vythiri.
Divine Resorts, Vythiri.
Vythiri Resorts, Vythiri.
Maps - Wayanad
Climate - Wayanad
seasonally excessive rainfall and hot summer
250 cms (annual
General Information - Wayanad
700-2100 m above sea level
Mean Min: 20?C
Mean Max: 35?C
Northeastern Tip Of Kerala
Malayalam, Hindi, English
August To May.
Useful Information - Wayanad
Banks / Money Changers
State Bank Of
Travancore, Canara Bank, Federal Bank, Catholic Syrian Church, Central