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Wayanad district nestled amidst the majestic mountains of Western Ghats is noted for its pristine beauty. The name Wayanad is believed to have been derived from the word ‘Vayalnadu’ which means the ‘land of paddy fields’ the district is set in a peculiar and unique geographical position. Nature has blessed this part of the state with mist clad mountains and verdant valleys.
Magnificent rock caves prehistoric carvings on the wall. Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located 1,200 metres above sea level on Ambukutty Mala. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to be dating to at least 5000 BC, from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.
Historical Jain Temple Jain temple Wayanad is an important tourist spot for Jains and multi cultural guests. This is an excellent piece of Jain architecture. It is a must see not only for Jains but also for other tourists and multi cultural guest who are on visit to the heavenly Wayanad.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary It is an integral part of Nilgiri biosphere reserve and borders the famous Mudumalai sanctuary in Tamilnadu and Nagarhole and Bandipur sanctuaries in Karnataka. The key fauna includes elephant, spotted deer, gaur, sloth bear and large variety of birds and reptiles.
Banasura Sagar Dam
2nd largest earth dam in South Asia. The island at the reservoir in the backdrop of Banasura hills provides a spectacular scenic view. hydrolic Boating facility also available. Banasura Sagar Project is a must view for Wayanad tourists. Banasura Sagar project in Wayanad Kalpetta is an excellent dam. One of the significant news about the Banasura Sagar dam is that it is the largest earthen dam in India. It is a major tourist attraction and has the distinction of being an eye-catching picnic spot.
Is the highest peak in Wayanad. at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level.. Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km south of breathtaking scenic beauty. Chembra peak is one of the major tourist attractions in Wayanad Kalpetta. Chembra Peak, the uppermost spot in Wayanad is situated at 6,900 feet above the mean sea level. Chembra is situated adjacent to the town of Meppady. Chembra peak is to the south of Wayanad Kalpetta. Chembra peak is a beautiful spot located in the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats.
Excellent picnic spot located amidst tributaries of east flowing Kabani River. The island has rare species of birds’, orchids and herbs. Kuruva Island is a beautiful tourist spot located in the heavenly Wayanad. Situated in the Kabana River tributary, Kuruva Island is a gift of nature to Wayanad tourists. You are astounded by the calm and gorgeous ambience prevailing in the place. The vast stretch of evergreen forests in the surroundings present a great getaway. Kuruva Island is separated from other spots but houses a number of rare birds, orchids and herbs.
Three beautiful waterfalls amidst scenic surroundings are 15km, 48km and 23km away respectively. Soochippara has the popular sentinel rock waterfalls in Wayanad Kalpetta. Soochippara Waterfall situated near Meppadi is one amongst the gorgeous water bodies in Kerala. At Soochippara there are stretches of waterfalls which are at high altitudes ranging from 100 to 300 feet height. At Soochippara the Sentinal Waterfalls is really a great treat to the sightseeing guests
Most sought after tourist spot in Wayanad. The beautiful natural fresh water lake is set amidst green mountains. Boating facility is also available. Pookot Lake is a picturesque location and a major tourist attraction in Wayanad. You will enjoy a day’s trip and camp in this location. The lake is surrounded by thick woods and trees. This scenic lake presents a calm and serene environment. This is an excellent camp site for peace lovers. This tourist attraction is situated half way from Calicut.
Meenmutty falls is among the best and gorgeous falls in Wayanad Kalpetta. Wayanad comprises of some of the beautiful falls in Kerala. The must visit falls in Wayanad are the Meenmutty Falls, the Kanthampuram Falls, and the Suchipara Falls. Meenmutty falls is 29 kilometre far from the Wayanad Kalpetta. Meenmutty fall is a 300 metre high fall and is three-tiered. Meenmutty fall, the biggest and magnificent falls in Wayanad.
Lakkidi View Point
The ‘Gateway to Wayanad’ is one of the highest locations in the district and commands a picturesque scenery. Lakkidi Wayanad presents interesting and scenic locations. Lakkidi can be termed as gateway of Wayanad district. One of the interesting news about Lakkidi Wayanad is that it has recorded the second highest level of rainfall in the entire world. Lakkidi is at higher altitudes, and is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. Lakkidi is almost 700 meters above the sea level
Kanthanpara Waterfalls is located twelve kilometers southeast of Wayanad Kalpetta. It is eight kilometers east of Meppadi. There are beautiful tea gardens on both sides of Kanthanpara waterfalls adding more beauty to the scenic waterfall. The nice aroma of tea leaves can be smelled near this waterfall. The waterfall raises a mild noise while falling and it is a very excellent trekking spot for novices. This wonderful 99 foot cascade is an excellent tourist spot for a day-long trekking tour.