Wayanad, also known as the 'green paradise,' lies in between the mountains of the Western Ghats. It is called the 'green paradise' because it forms the border of the greener portion of Kerala. It lies at a distance of 76 km from Kozhikode.
Wayanad district is located on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau, in the north-eastern part of Kerala. It is at a comparitively short distance from popular tourist destinations like Ooty, Kannur, Bangalore, Mysore and Coorg.
Wayanad is a derivative of the term' Vayal Nadu', where Vayal means paddy fields and Nadu the land, comprising it to indicate the land of paddy fields. Wayanad is explicitly beautiful with mist clad mountains, intense forests and fertile green plantations. The forests of Wayanad are cosmic land masses for animals to enjoy their natural dwelling.
Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Wayanad is one of Kerala's exquisite hill stations. It is a revenue state, due to the foreign exchange received from export of cash crops such as vanilla, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and many other condiments. Wayanad shelters endangered species as it has an amazing range of flora and fauna. Wildlife and nature lovers will find Wayanad wildlife sanctuaries as the right place to visit. The place enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year.
The prominent festivals such as Onam, Maha Sivaratri and Vishu display eternal harmony. Rice, rasam, sambar, poricha kootu, moru kootan, aviyal, pal payasam, and many more items make Wayanadan food habits classy.
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At a height of 2100 metres above sea level, the towering Chembra Peak is located near Meppadi in the southern part of Wayanad. This peak is especially popular among mountain climbers and trekkers alike. It is the tallest peak in the region and climbing it would test one's physical prowess.… read more
Located close to Neelimala, the spectacular Meenmutty falls can be reached by a 2 km. trekking route from the main road, connecting Ootty and Wayanad. It is the largest and most impressive waterfall in Wayanad and adds to one's curiosity, with its three stage falls gurgling down from a height… read more
Wayanad is one such rare districts where tourism is always on full swing. Round through the year, tourists are flooding to the district to enjoy their vacations. The top tourist destinations include hill stations, lakes, dams, and so on. Banasura Sagar dam is one of the many magnificent tourist spots… read more
Edakkal cave is 25 km from Kalpetta and just 3 km from Ambalavayal. It is a crevice of about 96 ft in length and 22 ft width. A fissure was created by a rock splitting due to natural weathering. The depth of the crevice and the fissure is nearly 30ft.,… read more
Kuruva Island is situated on the tributaries of the east flowing Kabani river and is a fabulous picnic spot. Its serene silence and wide expanse of the 950 acres of evergreen forest leaves you astonished. In the midst of the area is this tiny uninhabited island called Kuruva Dweep. This… read more
The town of Lakkidi is a small hill station, often referred to as the Gateway of Kerala's Wayanad district. This town is used as a kind of jump off point in exploring the entire Wayanad region by countless people every year. The entire region is known for containing impressive mountain… read more
Thirunelli is a temple located to the north of Wayanad district in the Bramagiri Hill. The temple is surrounded by many mountains and there are forests in and around the place. Thirunelli is known to have once been an important centre for trade and it was also a major pilgrim… read more
Tholpetty is one of the significant tourist attractions in Wayanad, situated about 15 km away from Mananthavady. The beautiful and charming landscape makes it a prominent tourist destination. Having an extensive stretch of mountain ranges on all the sides, the place offers a breathtaking view, with its spectacular and serene… read more
Pakshipathalam is located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills, at an altitude of more than 1700 m. The region predominantly comprises of large boulders, some of them really massive. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants.… read more
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