Kerala's Wayanad district is the perfect setting for a hundred great adventures! With The hills, rocks and valleys which contribute to the very unique terrain of Wayanad provide for exceptional adventure experiences. Mountains and forests intersperse to create numerous outback trails, trekking routes and opportunities for other adventure sports. Tourism is the major non-agricultural income earner for the district Wayanad .There are many places to visit in Wayanad and here’s a quick introduction to some of the most interesting of Wayanad tourist places. With vast areas still unexplored, Wayanad is truly an adventures cape waiting to be discovered! Comprising an area of 2126 sq.km and at a height of 700m to 2100m above sea level , Wayanad has a powerful history. Relics and edicts found in various parts of Wayanad speak of an important prehistoric era. Historians are of the view that organized human life existed in these parts, at least ten centuries before Christ.
The tallest range of Wayanad, Chembra peak is a haunting Spot for Travellers to Wayanad. This 2100m high peak is ubiquitous and is visible to you from all part of Wayanad and you will have a bird’s eye view of the greenery of the district from top of it.
The two Caves are located at a height of 1000meter on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls are evidence of the prehistoric civilization that existed in these regions.
These stretches of waterfalls at Soojipara near meppadi have heights ranging from 100 - 200feet the pool at the foot of the falls is ideal for a quick dip. The more restrained can have equally good fun just taking in the scenery.
Karapuzha Project is the First Irrigation project taken up in Wayanad District with an average elevation of 780 m above sea level. The reservoir with partially submerged hills forming green islands makes an ideal place for aquatic birds.
This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, Is the only one of its kind in Kerala. it has an area of 8.5 ha.and the maximum water depth is 6.5m. Boating facilities, a children’s park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the tourist facilities available here.
The mesmerizing view of water falling from a heights of more than 400 meters in Three steps will now doubt thrills a trekker to this sport. An interesting 2 km jungle trek of the main Ootty road, Meenmutty is the largest most spectacular water fall in wayanad.
One of the highest locations in wayanad, Lakkidi also commands picturesque scenery. lakkidi, gate way of Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level, at the crest of Thamarasseri Ghats pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.
Established in 1973, the 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 Biodiversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilagiri Biosphere Reserve.
The largest earth dam in India, as well as the Second largest in Asia, this is a mini - hydel project. Speed Boating facilities in the dam and trekking trails leading from here draw the outdoor enthusiasts.
Nellarachal is a heritage, tribal settled village located in between the main towns Ambalavayal and Meppadi. The waterscape in front of this village brings a charming experience to the tourist. Moreover, this village located in the shore of the main tourism destination called Karapuzha dam.
The Bathery Jain Temple is belived to have been buit during the 13th Century.rather history of the temple which first served as a shrine, next as a centre of Commercial trade and finally, as the ammunition store or battery of Tipu Sulthan’s Army.
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 and herbs.
The memorial of the “Lion of Kerala”- Veera Pazhassi Raja- who organized the guerilla warfare against the British East India Company, is situated at Mananthavady. The Pulpally cave is where Pazhassi took refuge until he was captured by the British.
This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary. Special permission has to be obtained from the forest department.
Tholpetty reserve is situated along the northern ridge of the district bordering coorg in karnataka.In terms of flora and fauna,Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga.
This large Ficus tree, bound by a prominent chain is an interesting excursion, approximately 15 kms. from Kalpetta. It is said that a British Engineer, with the aid of a tribal guide named Karinthandan.