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Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

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Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Dear Travelers,

The main sightseeing places of Wayanad are mentioned below:

POOKOT LAKE

Pookot Lake is a fresh water lake in Wayanad, one of the main tourist destinations of Wayanad. The weather at this tourist spot is very comfortable except for monsoon season in Wayanad (Jun to Mid of Aug). There are options for Pedal boat and Row Boat. Children playing area and a aquarium at the spot are added attractions for families. The lake, near Very close to NH-212 and almost 12 km away from Kalpetta, the district headquarter. Nearest Hotels/Resorts are at Vythiri/Kalpetta.

BANASURA SAGAR DAM

Banasura Sagar is a mini hydel project and the second largest earth dam in Asia. It is located near Padinjarathara. The scenic place has developed as a tourist place with great potential with the speed boat option and the beautiful view of the place. It is spread over an area if almost 1277 hector. The location is almost 21 Km away from Kalpetta.

CHEMBRA PEAK

One of the best places for full day trekking, Chembra Peak is at about 2100 meters above MSL. 15 km away from Kalpetta and very close to Meppadi. On reaching the top most of the parts of Wayanad could be seen. Chembra trekking takes almost a day. Permission from the forest dept office at Meppadi is need for visit.

EDAKKAL CAVES

Edakkal Caves is one of the most visited places in Wayand. Pre historic paintings, rock etchings are found on the walls. The caves are located on the Ambukuthi mountains near Ambalavayal. Distance from Sulthan Bathery is 12 Km and from Kalpetta 28 Km.

KURUVA ISLAND

Kuruva Island is a 900 acre ever green forest surrounded by the branches of Kabani River tributary. Kuruva Island is good for a soft trekking and relaxing tour. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are seen here. The place is almost 15 km away from Mananthavady and 40 Km from Sulthan Bathery.

SOOCHIPPARA WATERFALLS

Soochippara Waterfalls, one of the finest waterfalls of Kerala, is a wonderful place of tourist attraction near to Meppadi. The picturesque valleys around is a breath taking view for a nature lover.

MEENMUTTY WATERFALLS

Meenmutty waterfall is close to Vaduvanchal. Reaching the waterfalls, little hard trekking is required. The Waterfall is almost 300 meter high fall and three-tiered. Nearby attractions are Kanthanpara Waterfalls and Soochippara waterfalls. Meenmutty waterfalls is almost 12 km from Meppadi.

JAIN TEMPLE, SULTHAN BATHERY

Jain Temple, Sulthan Bathery is just close to NH-212 and almost 1 Km away from Sulthan Bathery town. It is known to be constructed in thirteenth century. The temple is an excellent piece of Jain architecture. It is 22 Km away from Kalpetta. Though, very close to highway, it is a very calm place.

THIRUNELLI TEMPLE

Thirunelli Temple is located near to Mananthavady. It is one of the ancient temples in Kerala, believed to be as old as 2000years or even more. Pilgrims from all over come to Thirunelli temple, for ancestral rites. The rituals are performed by the banks of the stream Papanashini, which flows down from Mount Brahmagiri. Papanasini is believed to destroy sins of pilgrims who take bath in it.

PAKSHIPATHALAM

One of the hardest trekking in Wayanad is Pakshipathalam which is 7 km towards the Thirunelli Temple in the Wayanad. Most of the time a variety of rare species of birds can be seen. Permission from forest department is needed for the trekking. Nearest town is Mananthavady.

WAYANAD HERITAGE MUSEUM

The Wayanad Heritage Museum, has one of Kerala's largest collections of the remnants of an era dating back to the 2nd century A.D. The museum is situated in Ambalavayal and very near to Edakkal caves. Main attractions of this place are 2nd century artifacts, which reveal the ancient human civilization. Nearest town Sulthan Bathery at 12 Km.

PHANTOM ROCK

Phantom Rock is near Ambalavayal Town, in Ambalavayal – Meenangadi route. The rock has a big skull head shape, hence called Phantom Rock. Phantom rock has a naturally beautiful skull head appearance which makes the tourist spot interesting for children and all ages. It is almost 6 Km from Meenangadi.

PAZHASSI TOMB

Pazhassi Raja tomb is a memorial at Mananthavady in remembrance of the Pazhassi Raja who is famous by the name “ the lion of Kerala”. Pazhassi Raja had organized a guerilla type of warfare against the British Army. In the memory of Pazhassi Raja, a park is also arranged here. Very close to Manathavady town.

MUTHANGA AND THOLPETTY WILD LIFE SANCTURIES

Tholpettty and Muthanga wild life sanctuaries together are commonly known as Wayanad Wildlife Sanctury. The Sanctuaries are y is abundant with wild animals. Bison, deer, Langur ,Wild Squirrel , Jungle cat , Elephant and numerous birds are common sight. A two hour safari by jeep is arranged by the forest department into the park. The timings allotted for tourists to explore this sanctuary are between 7 to 9 AM in morning and 3 to 5 PM in the evening.

Muthanga WLS is near to Sulthan Bathery on Bangalore route and Tholpetty is near to Mananthavady.

LAKKIDI WAYANAD

Lakkidi, the gateway of Wayand is on top of ghat section while coming from Calicut to Wayanad, almost 700 meters above the sea level. The spectacular view from the spot is breathtaking. The view of the green mountainous region and the hair pin bends are worth visiting the place. During the morning and evenings, the place is generally misty. Pookot Lake and Chain Tree are very close to Lakkidi.

There are other places like CHAIN TREE, MUNIYARAS, PULIYARMALA JAIN TEMPLE, CHETHALAYAM WATERFALLS, NEELIMALA VIEW POINT etc.

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1. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Hi Sam...

Why not you add this in the FAQ section? Would be helpful and we can refer anybody who asks for this info to that section.

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Prasanna

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HI,

Thanks Mr.SAM . it will help us a lot ,can you give the km for each distance .

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KERALA DAYZ

Edited: 17 July 2012, 14:38
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Hi Prasanna,

Appreciate the prompting. I have added that.

@ Kerala Days

I will update on this soon.

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4. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Good Job Sam..

But does the distance not depend from where you travel?

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Hi Prasanna,

Considering to mention the distance from Kalpetta, HQ of Wayanad.

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6. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Sam,

Personally feel it wouldn't make much sense.

For your info, I have changed certain verbatim in the FAQ presuming you wouldn't mind. Change them if you feel wrong.

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7. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

I will be staying with my family at Wayanad for 4 nights in September 2012..1st 2 nights @ Banasura Hill Resort & next 2 nights @ Vythiri Resort.

Please suggest suitable itinerary for sight seeing, considering that we are planning to spend at least 1 day at each resort at leisure.

Also, please let me know approx. distance in kms. of the sightseeing places from the resorts.

Thanks.

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8. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Hi

Visit Banasura Sagar Dam and Karalad lake while you are in Banasura Hill Resort. Approx 10 km from your resort.

Pookot Lake (6 Km), View Point (10 km), Chain Tree (9 Km) - all in the same direction and Soochipara Waterfalls (22 K m) while you are in Vythiri.

Have a wonderful time in Wayanad. Both the resorts you have chosen are wonderful.

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9. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Thanks a ton!!!

We also wish to visit one of the wildlife sanctuaries.

Please let me know which one is worth a visit and distance from the nearest of the 2 resorts that we are staying at.

Thanks again.

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10. Re: Sightseeing Places of Wayanad

Hi,

Will be in B'lore in Aug and planning for a Wayanad trip during weekend in middle of Aug. Is it a good time to visit? Will the rains be heavy that time of the year. Will we be able to go around easily?

Thanks in advance

Janar1r

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