Wayanad is a district located in the north-east region of the Indian state of Kerala, at the southern most tip of the Deccan Plateau. It is known for its cool highland climate, misty peaks and its virgin forests. Wayanad also played a prominent role in the history of the subcontinent. It is often called the spice garden of the south, the land of paddy fields, and the home of the monsoon.
Distance 4 KM
Pookode Lake is a natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. The lake has the shape of India’s map. This perennial freshwater lake, nestled among wooded hills, is one of it’s kind in Kerala. The forest surrounding the lake hold many wild animals, birds and flies. There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered here and there in lake.
Entry timing: 9am – 6pm (boating time 9am – 5pm)
Distance : 7 KM
Breathe taking view of valley towards Calicut…a nice place to watch sunset at its best…u can watch a lot of monkeys wandering around….
Banasura Sagar Dam
Distance : 22 KM
Banasura Dam the largest earth dam in India and second largest of its kind in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders. The dam holds a large expanse of water and its picturesque beauty is enhanced by the chain of mountains seen on the background. It is constructed in the Banasura Lake and the nearby mountains are known as Banasura Hills. Legends say that the Asura king of Banasura, (The son of king Mahabali, who is believed to visit Kerala during every Onam festival) undertook a severe penance on the top of these hills and thus it was named after him.
Entry time: 10am to 5pm
Distance : 27 km by road & 1.5 km by foot
Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is situated in the Vellarimala of Wayanad. This waterfall is surrounded by evergreen forests and can be reached on foot after a short nature trek. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins the Chaliyar river.
Entry time: 9am – 4pm
Distance : 42 km by road & 1km by foot
Edakkal Caves, located at about 1220 ft above the sea level are among the oldest human settlements ever discovered. Inside the caves are pictorial drawings and engravings that indicate the presence of ancient human settlements in the region. Despite their name, Edakkal Caves are not actually caves. They are part of a pre-historic rock shelter, formed naturally when one huge boulder got wedged between two bigger ones. The Edakkal itself means “A stone in between”. The Edakkal Cave paintings are remarkable in their sheer scale and complexity, but their origins are shrouded in mystery.
Entry time: 9am to 4pm
Distance : 45 KM
Kuruva Island is a group of three islands located in the middle of east flowing Kabani River. Kuruva Island locally known as Kuruva Dweep. Kuruva Dweep spread across 950 acres. The area of Kurua Island is filled with thick and green forest. It is uninhabited and hence is rich in wide range of flora and fauna, rare species of birds herbs and orchids.
Entry time: 9am – 3pm
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Distance : 50 KM
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. With numerous watering holes, Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms and has been declared a Project Elephant site. Other animal species include Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur and slender Loris. The reserve is also home to a small population of Tigers. In addition there is also a bewildering variety of birds, butterflies and insects.
Safari timings : 7am – 9am & 3pm – 5pm
Distance : 22 km by road &4 km by foot
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamilnadu.. A heart shaped lake en route to the top of the peak is a major tourist attraction. An ideal destination for adventure trekking
Entry time: 9am-2pm (UPTO WATCH TOWER: 9am– 4pm)
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary
Distance : 70 KM
Tholpetty Wildlife sanctuary, lying towards the north of the district of Wayanad, this region harbors a rich diversity of Flora. Open to wildlife jeep safari twice a day, you are bound to spot various animals and bird species in their natural habitat during the 1.5 -2 hour journey. A lake where animals come down for drink is a major attraction here. The forest constitute various forest types like the tropical moist dry deciduous, patches of semi evergreen forests and trees and plants like the bamboo and long spiky bushes of ginger. Plantation of teak, eucalyptus, silver oak and rosewood cover about one third of the sanctuary.
Safari timings : 7am – 9am & 3pm – 5pm.
Distance : 75 Km
Thirunelli Temple embodies traditional Kerala architecture. A famous pilgrim center, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Nestled amidst mountains and forests, the ancient river side temple of Thirunelly is a fine specimen of classical Kerala temple architecture.
Darshan timing: 6am – 12pm & 5pm – 8pm
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