Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to retain
its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some
of the oldest tribes, as yet untouched by civilisation. Wayanad is
known for its picturesque mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice
plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. The leading
tourist centres of south india like Ooty, Mysore, coorg, Kozhikode
(Calicut), and Kannur are around this region.
Area - 2132 sq. Km
Population - 671,195
Air - nearest airport Kozhikode (Calicut) (80 kms)
Rail - nearest railway station : Kozhikode (Calicut).
Road - well connected by road from Kozhikode (Calicut),
Kannur, Ooty and Mysore.
Places to visit :
Sulthan bathery - Edakkal caves - 12 km from sulthan
bathery : The two caves are located at a height of 1000 m on Ambukutty
mala near Ambalavayal. The new stone age pictorial writings on the
walls of these natural caves at Deakkal are evidence of the civilisation
that existed in these regions in prehistoric times. The caves can
be accessed only by a 1 km trekking trail from Edakkal.
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary - Established in 1973,
the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area
network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and
Madumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the
sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve, which
has been established with the specific objective of conserving the
biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary is very rich in flora
Mananthavady Kuruvadweep - 17 kms east of mananthavady
/ 45 km northwest of sulthan bathery : this 950 acre, uninhabited
island on the eastward bound kabani river is an ideal picnic spot.
The wooded stretch of land is home to rare species of birds, orchids
Thirunelly temple - 32 km northeast of mananthavady: surrounded by
kambamala, karimala and varadiga, the thirunelly temple is a marvel
temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns
and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal
clear waters of the papanasini river running downhill add to the enchantment
of the place.
Other Attractions in Wayanad :
» Kanthanpara waterfalls : 6 kms east of meppadi
» Meenmutty waterfalls : 12 kms east of meppadi
» Jain temple at sulthan bathery.
Honeymoon Tour Packages
The overwhelming tranquility and the myriad colours of various
beautiful sights of Kerala give a breathtaking experience that
rejuvenates our minds and bodies. Kerala happens to be an ideal
destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the
chaotic city life.It has also emerged as a major honeymoon spot
in India. Our effort is to bring you face to face with the adoring
beauty of Kerala. In this we take a move ahead and offer a wide
range of tour packages, for the honeymoon couples.
Kettuvallams, the stitched boats are the traditional
house boats of Kerala. They provide the best way to experience
the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet
in length. The traditional house boat, the indispensable
part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
used in Travancore and Kochi and in the Minicoy Islands
in olden times.
The rich and glorious Kerala cultural heritage is
reflected in the vibrant Kerala festivals that mirror
the ancient traditions, customs, beliefs and faiths of
the people of Kerala, South India.The festivals of Kerala,
South India are annual occasions that are celebrated for
commemorating religious occasions. Some of the popular
Kerala festivals are Onam, Vishu, Mahasivarathri, Asthami
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooram Festival and Thrissur Pooram.
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