Wayanad - the land where the wild beauty of nature exists in its very best is the perfect setting to enjoy the beauty of nature and undergo Ayurvedic treatments. Nestled in y the Western Ghats, Wayanad is located thousands of metres higher than sea level and has a salubrious climate through out the year which is highly beneficial to the health. Wayanad has one of the World's last surviving tracts of tropical biodiversity, and its terrain has a distinctive character all its own. Accessible only by road from other parts of Kerala and the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamilnadu, Wayanad is the perfect family getaway.
Kalpetta is the district head quarters and Sulthan's Bathery and Mananthavady are the towns. Tea, Coffee, Pepper, Cardamom, Tappiocca, Banana, Ginger, Turmeric, cinnamon plantations line the hillocks and set the magical backdrop of Wayanad.
To the visitors Wayanad offers a lot - Adventure, wild life , Heritage, Leisure etc. The Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pakshypathalam, Banasurasagar Dam, Karlad Lake, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad heritage Museum, Pazhassiraja's Tomb, Thirunelli Temple,Pookote Lake, Soochippara waterfalls, Kuruva Island etc to name a few!
Wayanad is home to Muthanga and Tholpetty Sanctuaries - two major wild life sanctuaries in Kerala. An incredible range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species exist here. They constitute an important swathe of the last surviving tracts of a unique echo system. For wild life enthusiastic and nature lovers, Wayanad wild life Sanctuaries are must visit destinations.
Muthanga is part of the Nilagiri Biosphere region located 18 KM east of Sulthan's Bathery. The reserve rain forest is connected to Bandipur National Park, Karnataka and Muthumala Sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Varied flora and fauna mark this region. Muthanga has been declared a Project Elephant site. Other animal species include Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur, Slender Loris . The reserve has a small population of Tigers, Profusion of Birds, Butterflies, and Insects.
Situated along the northern ridge of wayanad, Tholpetti is much similar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna. Located about 25 KM from Mananthavady. The wildlife reserve borders Coorg of Karnataka and is home to several endangered species of plant and animal life.
Pookote is one of Wayanad’s top attractions which is set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by evergreen forests and wooded hills .
This is a very popular leisure destination. A beautiful waterfall with crystal clear waters set in the midst of greenery.
The Kuruva Island has 950 acres of evergreen forest and lies on one of the tributaries of the Kabini. It is home to various species of rare birds, orchids and herbs.
Situated in the Ambukuthi Hill near Ambalavayal are the Edakkal caves. The neolithic cave site has etchings on the walls and has drawn the attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide.
Pazhassi Raja, the Lion of Kerala, waged warfare against the British in the Wayanad hills. He resorted to guerrilla warfare against the British forces. He died a ferocious encounter that took place at Mavilanthode in 1805. Pazhassi’s tomb marks the point where he was cremated.