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This northern district, with it's rugged landscape and pastoral valleys, pose a delightful challenge for hikers and nature lovers. The least populous of Kerala's districts, it is relatively backward and development has not appreciably improved the lives of the tribes ( called Adi-vasis) who comprise a sizeable section of the population. Wayanad is known for its picturesque mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. The hill ranges of Vythiri taluk (taluk is a sub division of a district), through which the road from Kozhikode ascends the Wayanad plateau over the mind boggling bends and ridges, are the highest locations of Wayanad district. The leading tourist centres of South India like Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, Kozhikode and Kannur are around this region. Wynad's climate and geography make it ideal for the cultivation of coffee, tea, pepper and rubber. Before the British arrived, it was under the reign of Tipu Sultan.
Places of Interest
The picturesque Banasura Project is the largest earthern dam in India and the second largest in Asia. Located in the midst of lovely, mist-clad hills with a wildlife sanctuary and park full of flowering trees, this spot of enchantment has no parallel elsewhere. With its placid crystal clear waters Banasura is a wonderful picnic spot. At Kalpetta, which once used to be the stronghold of the Jains in Kerala, you also have the attraction of historic monuments like the Ananthanathaswami Jain Temple near Puliyarmala. Banasura Project is located at Padinjarathara, about 25 km northeast of Kalpetta. Kozhikode about 72 km away from Kalpetta and Karipur international airport is about 23 km from Kozhikode town.
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 Mudumalai 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 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 region
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants, the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous with the protected area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the neighbouring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. This sanctuary spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora, and comes under Project Elephant. Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted frequently. Various species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also live here. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and west coast semi evergreen forests. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming beasts. Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department. It is situated 16 km east of Sulthan Bathery and Kozhikode is about 97 km by road from Sulthan Bathery. Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode is nearly 120 km away from Sulthan Bathery. Best time to visit is between June to October.
Location :, Wayanad district.
Altitude : 2100 metres above sea level.
Tourist season : August to May.
A natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forest and rolling hills. a fresh water aquarium with large variety of fish is an added attraction. Tourists can also avail of boating facilities, children's park, and a shopping centre for handicrafts and spices. Wayanad lies at an altitude varying from 700 - 2100 metres above the sea level. The district has the highest number of tribal settlements in Kerala. It is located 3 km south of Vythiri town. Kozhikode is the nearest railway station about 63 km away and Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 63 km away.
Begur Wildlife Sanctuary
The district of Wayanad lies on an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in the Western Ghats. Historians are of the opinion that organised human life existed in these parts of Kerala at least ten centuries before Christ. In this virgin land, which has not seen much human habitation later, is the Begur Wildlife Sanctuary. The forests here are amongst the most beautiful locales of Kerala. The region has a wealth of diverse species of plants and animals and is of great interest to nature lovers. It is located 20 km east of Mananthavady and Thalassery in Kannur district is about 80 km from Mananthavady is the nearest railway station. Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode is about 106 km away.
Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary in Karnataka state extends over an area of 643.39 sq km. The park houses diverse species of plant and animal life. It is located 40 km from Mananthavady. It is open for visitor from 6 am to 8 am and 3 pm to 5.50 pm.