Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous
to the protected area network of Nagerhole and Bandipur of Karnataka
on the northeast and Mudhumalai of Tamilnadu 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 rich in flora and fauna. The management lays emphasis on scientific
conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the
tribals and others who live in and around the forest. Elephant, spotted
deer, Bison, tiger, cheetah, wild bear etc. can be spotted here. Elephant
rides are arranged by the Forest department.
Attractions at Wayanad
The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique character
of Wayanad provide a lot for adventure tourism. Trekking to the Chembra
peak is a risky mountaineering Endeavour. Chembra peak, the highest
hill in Wayanad, is near Meppady town. Trekking to the top of this
peak takes almost a day. Tourists can also stay one or two days at
the top of the peak in temporary camps. District Tourism Promotion
Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvases, huts and trekking
implements on hire. The scenic beauty of Wayanad, which is visible
from the top of Chambra, is very exhilarating.
This location of breathtaking beauty is three kilometers from Ambalavayal
which is 25 kilometers from Kalpetta. The Edakkal cave in the Ambukuthy
mountain, is not a cave in the real sense.
The Kuruva island, 950 acres of ever green forest on the tributaries
of east flowing river Kabani, is an ideal picnic spot, far away from
the disturbances of city life. The island is uninhabited. Rare species
of birds, orchids and herbs are the sovereigns of this supernal kingdom.
It is 17 Kms. east of Mananthavady and 40 kms. North West of Sultan
Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary
Muthanga, Which is 16 kms. east of Sulthan Bathery, is located very
near to the Karnadaka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345
sq.kms form the Muthanga wild life sanctuary; the biggest abode of
wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheeta,
wild bear, etc. are found in this sanctuary. The forest Department
has facilities for providing elephant rides to tourists, here.
These waterfalls are an endless natural splendor amidst dark and deep
Located 3 km south of Vythiri town, Pookkot lake is located at an
altitude of 2100 metres above sea level. The Pookkot Lake is the only
one of its kind in Kerala, and sports a fresh water aquarium with
numerous varieties of fish. At 2100 metres above sea level the Pookkot
Lake is a tourist's paradise. Boating facilities, a children's park
and a spices and handicrafts emporium add to the attraction of the
Pookkot has some of the highest hill ranges in the State in its Vythiri
taluk (a taluk is a sub division of a district). Winding hairpin bends
and ridges make the journey up the ranges an exciting experience.
With vast stretches of tropical forests and hilly terrain as yet untainted
by civilization, Wayanad is also home to the largest number of tribal
settlements in Kerala.
The temple is on the banks of the beautiful Papanasi River. It is
believed that people can wash out their sins by immersing themselves
here in the water.
Wayanad - Getting There
the nearest airport to Wayanad is at Kozhikode ( Calicut) 65kms.
The nearest railhead is at Kozhikhode (Calicut) 65kms.
Kozhikhode is almost 100kms from Wayanad. It is well connected with
other important towns of Kozhikhode, Kannur, Ooty and Mysore by road
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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