Wayanad the place where I lives


Wayanad My Place
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.
There three big towns are there in wayanad. Named sulthan battery, Mananthvady and Kalpetta. Below listing the tourist centers nearest to these towns
Sulthan Battery
Edakkal Caves

The Edakkal Caves are at Ambukutty Mala. It is a pre-historic rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. ‘Edakkal’ in Malayalam literally means a stone in between.
The discovery of the cave and its identification as a prehistoric site were quite accidental by F. Fawcett, the then superintendent of police. An enthusiast in pre-history, Fawcett went around exploring the Wayanad high ranges which eventually led to the discovery of the Edakkal rock-shelter in 1894. He identified the site as a habitat of neolithic people on the basis of the nature of representations on the cave walls, which appeared to him as engravings made of neolithics celts.
Edakkal rock engravings stand out distinct among the magnitude of prehistoric visual archives of paintings and graphic signs all over the world. It is the world's richest pictographic gallery of its kind.



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. It is 17kms. east of Mananthavady and 45 kms. north-west of Sulthan Bathery.
Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple

It is generally known as Tippu's Fort and situated at Sulthan Bathery town. Tippu used this temple as the Battery of his army.
Kalpetta
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. Trekking equipments are available at Tourist Information Centre, Kalpetta.


Banasura Dam

The largest earth dam in India, 15 kms north-west of Kalpetta. This large expanse of water bounded except on one side with magnificant hills has heavenly charm.
Puliyar Mala Jain Temple

It is 5 kms noth of Kalpetta. This temple is devoted for Anantha natha Swami, one of the saints of Jaina faith. Pallikunnu Church

It is 12 kms. north of Kalpetta. The famous festival is in the month of January. Varambetta Mosque

It is the oldest mosque in Wayanad (300 years old), situated 15 kms. south-east of Kalpetta, near Padinjarathara
Meppadi
Meenmutty Water Fall

12 kms. east of Meppadi. Water falls to a depth of more than 500m. in 3 steps.



Sentinal Rock(Soochipara) Water Fall

at Soochipara near Meppadi 22 kms. south of Kalpetta. A three step water fall of more than 200m inheight with a fantastic scenary provides for white water rafting, swimming, bathing, etc., The tree top huts at Soochipara will give unique view of the valleys of Western Ghats. It is also an ideal place for rock climbing


Kanthan Para Water Fall

a beautiful water fall of about 30m. in height, 8 km east of Meppadi and 12 kms. south-east of Kalpetta
Mananthavady
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.


Thirunelly Temple

It is known as 'Thekkan Kasi', of Kerala. It is believed, that a dip in the river Papanasini, running crystal clear down hill, wipes one off all sins. Thirunelly is 30 kms. north-east of Manathavady.
Valliyoorkav Temple

It
is 3 kms. east of Mananthavady. The 10 day festival during the month of March-April is very famous
Pazhassi Tourist Resort

The DTPC has organised a park at Kabani river side, 1 km. south of Mananthavady. Boating in Kabani River Children's park, children's traffic park and sales counter for handicrafts and spices are arranged here.
Pazhassi Memorial

The body of Veera Pazhassi, the Lion of Kerala who organised a guerilla war against the British East Indian Company is buried at Mananthavady, which is 32 km north east of Kalpetta.
Jain Temples at Panamaram

These ruined Jain Temples are situated within 5 kms. North-east of Panamaram.
Vythiri
Pookot Lake Tourist Resort

This resort in Vythiri is the most sought - after tourist spot of Wayanad. Boating facilities are arranged to the very vast natural lake which lies in the lap of surrounding mountains. Thicks bushes and tall trees along the path round the lake gives a calm spiritual atmosphere. A fresh-water aquarium with wide varieties of fishes is managed by Fisheries Department. Children's park and shopping centre for handicrafts and spices of Wayanad are arranged by DTPC .
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. It is 55 kms. east of Kozhikode and 5 kms. south of Vythiri
Rivers: Kabani river, one of the three east flowing rivers of Kerala, is an important tributary of the river Cauvery. Kabani and its tributaries constitute a powerful river system in the land scape of Wayanad. Panamaram rivulet takes its origin from the perennial lake called, 'Pookode lake'. It flows swiftly through mountain gorges and joined by other streams, tumbles down into Panamaram valley. Six kilometres further from Panamaram, this river joins with the Mananthavady rivulet, originating from the lower regions of the peak 'Thondarmudi'. From this confluence onwards, the river is known as Kabani, a mighty, perennial river which after entering Karnadaka State, joins with the river Cauvery. Almost entire Wayanad is drained by the Kabani river and its tributaries, namely, Panamaram river, Mananthavady river and Thirunelli river.




Tourist Information Office Place Phone
District Tourism Promotion Council, Kalpetta
202134
Tourist Information Center, Kalpetta
204441
Pookot
255207
Bus stations Bus Stations Phone

Kalpetta-Garage
202611
Sulthan Bathery
220217
Mananthavady
240640, 240240
Tourist Information Offices

DTPC, Kalpetta
202134
DTPC, Pookot
255207
Tourist Information centre, Kalpetta
204441
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  1. upadate distance between Bangalore to Wybadu.So many Blore people are going to Wynadu.. also distance between some metro in indaia...

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  2. Thanks for the comment
    The distance from Bangalore to wayanad is 250 KM. Other distance will update soon

    shamsudeen

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