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Tourist Attractions

Wayanad lying almost 700 metres above sea level has a predominant place in the tourist map of Kerala.
Wayanad has the highest concentration of tribals in Kerala. Reaping the benefits of modern education and social welfare schemes many of them have developed and have become part of the main stream.

The district of Wayanad is located between the North Latitude 110 27' and150 58' and East Longitude 750 47' and 700 27' on the Southern tip of the Deccan plateau. Dominated by the Western Ghats, one of the world's last surviving tracts of tropical biodiversity, Wayanad's terrain is characterized by extensive stretches of wilderness. Being traditionally more or less isolated from the rest of Kerala, the region has a distinctive character of it's own.

Pookote Lake

0.5 km

This is a natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forests and wooden hills near Lakkadi. It has been developed as a recreational center having boating facilities, children's park, shop for souvenirs and spices, and a fresh water aquarium.

Chembra Peak

15 km

Located towards the southern part of Wayanad, Chembra Peak is the tallest summit in the region. It's an excellent venue for trekking enthusiasts.

Soojipara Falls

22 km

Also known as Sentinel Rock Falls, is a popular leisure destination.

Meenmutty Falls

29 km

Largest and most spectacular waterfalls in Wayanad. A unique feature is that water drops about 300 meters over three stages.

Thirunelly Temple

80 km

A fine specimen of Classic Kerala temple. Also known as Dakshina kashi, this riverside temple draws pilgrims from all over, primarily for ancestral rites. A short walk from here is the Papanashini-a clear mountain spring. A ritual dip here is believed to wash one away of all worldly sins. The 'Koothambalam' here is one of the best in the State and rare paintings adorn the temple walls.

Nagerhole National Park

82 km

Nagarhole national park, the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, dhole (Indian wild dog), and gaur (Indian bison). Other species present are chital spotted deer, muntjac (barking deer), mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, mongoose, civet, otter, and more. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys.

Bandipur National Park

85 km

This national park occupies a special place in India's efforts towards natural conservation. It was created in the 1930s from the local Maharaja Voodiyar's hunting lands, and named Venugopal Wildlife Park. The entire area now constitutes the vast Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, one of India's most extensive tracts of protected forest. It has been a designated tiger reserve in 1973.

Edakkal Cave

27 km

Explore Edakkal caves. Try to crack the 5000-year-old Mystery of the rock etchings. This place has gained serious attention of archaeologists and historians worldwide.

Banasura Sagar Dam

28 km

Considered to be the largest earth dam in India. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding area.

Muthanga Wildlife

43 km

It is mainly a project elephant site and is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Animal species like Leopards, Gaur, Cheetah, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur and Slender Loris are seen here.

Tholpetty Wildlife

75 km

It is situated along the northern ridge of the district bordering Coorg in Karnataka. It is a home of incredible range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species.

Kuruva Islands

Kuruva islands are located in the river Kabani, along the northeast border of Wayanad district. This is a must-see destination for nature lovers and those who want nothing but to interact with the natural environment. Primarily, Kuruva comprises three islands and a few submergible satellite islands. The main island contains two fresh water lakes as well.


72 km

Located 7 km northeast of Thirunelli, Pakshipathalam is a picturesque sleepy little place at an altitude of 1740m above sea level. Pakshipathalam - the very name of the place refers to its large population of birds. Here virgin forests, rivulets and steep hills together offer challenging avenues for trekking.