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Wayanad Tourist Attractions

Local Attractions

Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. Pookode is a natural fresh water lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta.

 

Soojipara Waterfalls

Soojipara Waterfalls has an elevation ranging from around 100 to 300 feet and is popular among nature and adventure lovers. Adventure enthusiasts can engage in various watersports . Tourists can also stay at tree top huts at Soojipara, which offer beautiful views of the valleys.

 

Pakshipathalam

Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of more than 1700 mtrs, Pakshipathalam is a formation of large boulders, some as tall as two storey buildings. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants. The journey involves an arduous 7 km.

 

Kuruva Island

The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti, Kuruva Islands is 17 km east of Mananthavady .

 

Muthanga

Spread over a vast area Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Located 18 kms East of Sultan Bathery, it is a rain forest reserve connected to two other major sanctuaries: Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.

 

Thirunelli Temple

Thirunelli Temple (also Tirunelli) is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala. The temple is at an altitude of about 900m in north Wayanad in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. It is 32 km away from Manathavady

 

Tholpetty

Tholpetty reserve is situated along the northern ridge of the district bordering Coorg in Karnataka. In terms of flora and fauna, Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga.The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is from November to May.

 

Chembra Peak

At 2100 meters, the spectacular Chembra Peak located towards the southern part of Wayanad is the tallest summit in the region. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavor and would take a full day.The surrounding areas offer exceptional photo opportunities.

 

Chain Tree

Even today, a chain still hangs from a Banyan tree to mark the spot where a British Colonialist murdered an Adivasi tribesman (and thus, the name). (9kms - 20mins drive) Edakkal Caves 1000mts above sea level, this ancient natural cave exhibits ancient carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating back to the stone ages. (53 kms - 1½ hr drive)

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wayanad abounds in wildlife sanctuaries. Elephants, spotted deer, sloth bear, samba and gaur are just some of the species you can spot. The distances of the various sanctuaries from the resort are as follows: Muthanga - 55kms, Nagarhole - 70kms, Bandipur - 75kms, Muthumala - 100kms, Tholpatti - 70kms.

 

Kuruvadweep

Kuruvadweep is a 950-acre (3.8 km2) protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala,India.This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely.

 

Banasura Sagar Dam

Considered to be the second largest earth dam in Asia, the Banasura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura Peak. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. Speed boating facility is available in this place.

 

Jain Temple

The Jain influence in the culture and life of Sultan Bathery is very obvious and the history of Jain migration to the region starts from 12th century.The legacy of the earlier Jain settlers is revealed through the presence of Jain temples here.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BC, from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization.

Property Address

 

  • Tea Garden Holiday Home
    Mullanpara Road, Pookode
    Vythiri, Wayanad,
    Kerala, India.
  • Reservation Enquiry:
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Location

 

Vythiri, Wayanad, Kerala, India
Calicut Railway Station: 56 Km
Fort Cochin: 276 Km
Calicut Airport: 83 Km
Vythiri: 1.5 Km
Mysore: 165 Km
Ooty: 114 Km