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Wayanad district stands in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau and its chief glory is the majestic Western Ghats with lofty ridges interspersed with dense forest, tangled jungles and deep valleys. In the centre of the district hills are lower in height while the northern area has high hills and they give a wild and mountainous appearance.

Wayanad is the only district in Kerala that shares border with both the neighboring states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Chembra Peak (2,100 metres (6,890 ft)), Banasura Peak (2,073 metres (6,801 ft)), Brahmagiri (1,608 metres (5,276 ft)) are some of the important mountains in the district. The higher elevation and forest cover creates a comfortable and a cool climate. The Western Ghats mountain ranges coupled with several water bodies and wildlife reserves makes it an attractive leisure tourism destination.

Wayanad Hill Station

Hill Stations in Wayanad

Situated at a height of 2100 meters above sea level in Kerala, Wayanad hill station is one of the most charming and calm hill stations of Kerala. The lush green vegetation, along with mist-clad hills and pure air will make your travel to Wayanad an unforgettable experience. The natural scenic beauty of Wayanad and its rich natural resources offer several opportunities for adventure tourism. The hills rocks and valley which make the very unique character of Wayanad provide a lot for catering to the ever increasing demand for adventure tourist. Hill Stations in Wayanad includes Chembra Peak, Phantom Rock, Edakkal Caves etc..
Soojipara Waterfalls, Wayanad

Wayanad Water Falls

Wayanad district in Kerala has a number of waterfalls that offer spectacular views with immense scenic beauty. Waterfalls in Wayanad are scintillating cascades famous for picnics and excursions round the year. Popular waterfalls in Wayanad include Meenmutty waterfalls, Soochippara waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls etc..These are surrounded by deciduous, wet evergreen and tropical Shola forests. Waterfalls offers scenic views of some of the best tea estates in Wayanad.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deer and tiger are found there. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, Peafowl tend to be very common in the area.Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is bestowed with lush green forests and rich wildlife. Also known as the 'Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary', this wildlife area houses some of the rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.


Popular Attractions

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad

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.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves in Wayanad

The Edakkal cave in the Ambukuthy mountain, is not a cave in the real sense. As stated in the India Antiquary and quoted in the District Gazette, Kozhikode, it is only'a cleft about 96ft. long and 22ft wide in the rock'. It is a fissure made by a corner of rock splitting off from the main body due to some natural causes.

Soochipara Waterfalls

Soojipara Waterfalls, Wayanad

The waterfalls at Soochippara near Meppadi is really a treasure of nature, yet to be discovered. The stretches of waterfalls ranging at places from 100 to 300 feet height is a treat to the eyes. The pool below, provides for water rafting, swimming, bathing,etc.

Wayanad Ghats

Wayanad Ghats

Lakkidi, the gate way of Wayanad, lies atop Thamarassery, a ghat pass at an elevation of 700 m. above mean sea level.The lofty mountain peaks, the gurging stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath taking.

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak in 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.

Kuruva Island

Kuruva Island in Wayanad

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.

Pookote Lake

Pookot Lake in Wayanad

It is a natural fresh water lake, brimmed with ever green mountains. The weather here is salacious; the scenic beauty, hypnotising and the nature, unspoiled. Pookot lake tourist resort in Vythiri is the most sought after tourist spot of Wayanad.

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad

This is the largest earth dam in India. The topography here is such that many islands will be formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full. These islands with the background of the Banasura hill will provide a hypnotising sight to tourists.