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Wayanad

ABOUT WAYANAD

Wayanad, the land of paddy field can be called as the green paradise, is being nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming the border world of the green belt of Kerala. Clean and pristine, enchanting and hypnotizing, this land is filled with history and culture. The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique terrain of Wayanad provide for exceptional adventure experiences.
It is a place where you can spend your vacation by enjoying the nature’s beauty with rivers, verdant paddy and ginger fields, cascading waterfalls, high mountain ranges, caves, and more.

Interesting Tourist Spots Nearby

 

Chethalayam Falls

Chethalayam Falls

muthanga

Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga

Chethalayam is one of Wayanad’s smaller waterfalls. Its surroundings offer a number of vantage points for bird-watching. It is also popular with trekking enthusiasts.The environment of the Chethalayam falls and its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. Trekking to Chethalayam falls is an extraordinary experience. Even trekking novices can try Chethalayam falls which is at four kilometers from Chethalayam. Muthanga, Which is 16 kms. east of SulthanBathery, is located very near to the Karnadaka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.kms form the Muthanga wild life sanctuary; the biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheeta, wild bear, etc. are found in this sanctuary. The forest Department has facilities for providing safari rides to tourists.

kuruva

Kuruva Island

edakkal caves

Edakkal caves

The calm and peaceful 950 acres of uninhabited, evergreen forest on the tributaries of east flowing river Kabani is an ideal picnic spot, far away from the disturbances of city life. The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department .The wooded land is a home to rare species of birds, orchids and herbs. Occasionally, wild mammals can be observed by the riverside. The pre-historic etchings that draw the attention of archaeologists worldwide are worth seeing in Wayanad. 3 caves are located at a height of 1200 meters above sea level. The new Stone Age pictorial stone carving on the walls of these natural caves are the evidence of the civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times. The cavernous interiors of the cave are filled with stone carvings belonging to the Neolithic age, and have drawn the serious attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide.

lakkidi

Lakkidi

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Tholpetty

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Tholpetty

One of the highest locations in Wayanad, Lakkidi also commands a picturesque scenery. Lakkidi, the gate way of Wayanad, lies atop Thamarassery, a ghat pass at an elevation of 700 m. above mean sea level.The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird’s eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath taking. The 12 kms.long journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi through ghat road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests, is a fascinating experience. Situated along the northern ridge of Wayanad (bordering Coorg district of Karnataka), Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna. The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is between November and May. The Wildlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty, near Mananthavady is contiguous with Nagarhole of Karnataka state. The park houses diverse species of plant and animal life. The forest Department has facilities for providing safari to tourists.

Banasura Sagar Earth Dam

Banasura Sagar Earth Dam

Meenmutty waterfalls

Meenmutty waterfalls

This is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia, a tributary of the Kabini River. In the dam’s reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. The islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders. Speed boat zigzagging ride between the tiny islands, is an exhilarating experience are major hits with tourists, not to be missed. An interesting 2 km jungle trek off the main Ooty road, Meenmutty is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. A unique feature is that water drops about 300 metres over three stages.
Distance From Crystal Residency
Chethalayam Falls…..37 km Wild Life Sanctuary Muthanga…..39 km
Kuruva Island…..35 km Edakkal caves…..27 km
Lakkidi…..14 km Wild Life Sanctuary Tholpetty…..39 km
Banasura sagar dam…..21 km Meenmutty water falls…..29 km

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