Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming the border world of the greener part of Kerala. Clean and pristine, enchanting and hypnotizing, this land is filled with history and culture. This verdant hill station is full of plantations, forests and wildlife. Wayanad hills are contiguous to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandhipur in Karnataka, thus forming a vast land mass for the wild life to move about in their most natural abode. Of the four trails, we would like to introduce first the 'Outdoor Trail', which would cover the following locations in the District of Wayanad...
Sunrise valley most exciting view point in wayanad. ... You have to deviate from a place called 'padivayal'(there is a small mosque). And the road was motorable
Meenmutty Falls is located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District in the state of Kerala, India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres. Meenmutty is a combination of Malayalam words Meen (fish) and Mutty (blocked). Meenmutty Falls can be reached thorough a 2 km hike though the jungle from the Wayanad-Ooty road. Meenmutty waterfalls are dangerous during rainy seasons. The best time to visit Meenmutty is from October to May.
Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. They lie 1,200 metres above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, beside an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 m (6,900 ft) above sea level. Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km (5 mi) south of Kalpetta. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala. A heart shaped lake on the way to the top of the peak is a major tourist attraction. The lake is believed to have never dried up.
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. In the 16th century too there was a major migration of the Jain community to the region and they came here mainly as traders, managing the cash crops. Now there are only a few Jain families which remain here and they belong to the Digambar sect, locally known as Gowdas.The legacy of the earlier Jain settlers is revealed through the presence of Jain temples here.
Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is one of the biggest earth dams in India. Karapuzha Dam is located in the greenish and natural regions of Wayanad, Kerala on the Karapuzha River, a tributary of the Kabini River.
Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen and Montane forests. Locally referred to as Soochipara ("Soochi" meaning "Needle" and "Para" meaning "Rock"), the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls offers scenic views of some of the best tea estates in Wayanad
Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary is significant because of ecological and geographic continuity with other protected areas such as Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Nagarhole N.P., of Karnataka in north-eastern portion and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu in south-eastern side offering an unique eco system enriched with wildlife, forming natural corridor for the seasonal migration of long ranging animals within the greater conservation unit.
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.Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake. It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.
Thirunelli Temple is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death. It is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala. It is believed that here the prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. It is also known as ''Sahyamala Kshetram'' and ''Kashi of the South''.
The Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary, located in the northern side of Wayanad, beckons you to explore its vast dense regions and engage in a wildlife safari. The wildlife jeep safari at the sanctuary offers splendid opportunities to spot various animal and bird species in their natural habitat. The safari usually lasts between 2-4 hours and takes place twice a day from 7am to 9am and 3pm to 5pm and experienced guides from the forest department will be by your side at all times.
Iruppu falls is one of the most popular waterfalls of Coorg. Located near the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole), Iruppu falls is very popular tourist spot because of its beauty and easy accessability. Tarred roads lead you right till the base of the hill, from where concrete steps lead you right into the waterfall. The entire path to the waterfall is densely wooded.
The stream is considered to have medicinal powers. You can also see a holy rock in this temple, where people used to pray for their forefathers. Papanasini, the mountain stream emanating from the heart of Brahmagiri is about 1 km away from the temple. Panchatheertham is the temple pond seen on the temple premises. There is a boulder with the image of a footprint in the middle of the pond and it is called Vishnupada (footprint of Lord Vishnu).
Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River, is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project. The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region known to have water shortages in seasonal dry periods. It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders.
Kuruvadweep is a 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. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction.
Pazhassi tomb is profound memorial made in the memory of Veera Pazhassi Raja, the Lion of Kerala and a freedom fighter who revolted against the British for the independence of India. After Tipu Sultan, Pazhassi Raja was the last king that rebelled against the British. After his death, a small memorial was made in Wayanad. Inside the Pazhassi tomb, tourists can see the prices possessions of the freedom fighter.