Wayanad is well known for trekking and adventure activities. The activities starts from visiting Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest dam in the country and the second largest in Asia, the archaic Edakkal Caves with ancient rock art,Chembara Peak,Kuruvadweep and more. Here is list of few places to visit that will introduce the mesmeric beauty of the dense forests, hillocks,swaying paddies and unhindered beauty of Wayanad
It is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia and an ideal starting point for hikes into the surrounding scenic mountains. It is an important tourist attraction. Banasura Sagar Dam is at the foot of the Banasura Hill. In the dam's reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir Read More..
Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal.These are not technically caves, but rather a cleft or rift approximately 96 feet by 22 feet, a 30-foot-deep fissure caused by a piece of rock splitting away from the main body. On one side of the cleft is a rock weighing several tons that covers the cleft to form the Read More..
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,050 m above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppadi and is 8 km south of Kalpetta. A heart shaped lake which is called `Hridayathadakam' en route to the top of the peak is a major tourist attraction. The lake is believed to have never dried up. Read More..
The Jain temple is located at Kidanganad, Sultan Bathery. Its one of the most important jain temple in Kerala,is believed to have been built during the 13th century. Its design is strongly influenced by the architectural style of the then reigning Vijayanagar Dynasty. The temple is a protected monument under the Read More..
Kuruvadweep is a 950-acre protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala, India. Kuruvadweep is the only island surrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala. This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon Read More..
Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad. This waterfall is locally referred to as Soochipara , the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls offers scenic views of some of the best tea estates in Wayanad. Read More..
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Wayanad, Kerala. It has an extent of 344.44 km with four ranges namely Sulthan Bathery, Muthanga, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. A variety of wild animals such as Indian bison, elephant, deer and tiger are found there. There are few unusual birds which are tend to be very common Read More..
Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in Wayanad district, Kerala. Pookode is a natural fresh water lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta. Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from Read More..
Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala. The temple is at an altitude of about 900m in north Wayanad in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. Thirunelli was once an important town and pilgrim center in the middle of an inaccessible jungle Read More..
Papanasini is a holy mountain stream accessible around 1 km northwest of the Thirunelli temple premises. On your way to Papanasini from the temple, there is a small bridge and once you cross this bridge, you will reach a small Gundika temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One dip from the cold Papanasini stream is, believed as Read More..