Wayanad Tourism

Posted Date: 05 Aug 2010      Author: Roshan Salim Profile photo   Member Level: Gold (Rs 40)

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Wayanad- The Green Paradise


Welcome to Wayanad, The auspicious world of greenish beauty. Wayanad is one of the leading hotspot for tourism in Kerala. Wayanad reveals the simplicity of nature. The journey through the greeneries of Wayanad itself is a enchanting experience. Wayanad is having a pleasant climate through out the year. So many tourists from different parts of the world are coming to Wayanad in order to have hibernation from the summer hot.

Wayand is one of the hilly districts in Kerala which is having an area of about 2132 sq km and have a population of about 780,619 according to the 2001 census. The district headquarters of Wayanad is located on a place known as Kalpetta. Sulthan Bathery and Mananthavady are some other important towns of Wayanad. Coming to the geographical features of Wayanad, it is a part of Deccan plateau towards south India. It is also including a part of Western Ghats with its deep valleys and dense forests.

Location of Wayanad


In the eastern part of Wayanad, it is bounded by Nilgiri hills and Mysore districts of Karnataka, on the north by Coorg district of Karnataka, Malappuram on the south and on the west by Kozhikode and Kannur. The place lies between north latitude 110 27' and 150 58' and east 750 47' and 700 27'. The visitors can enter to Wayanad district only through road way. The hilly tracks of Wayanad hills are having some hair pin bends till we reach the top. The journey to Wayanad is quite interesting.

Climate of Wayanad


As mentioned earlier, Wayanad is having a pleasant climate through out the year and it is having a salubrious climate. Wayanad also receives both North East and South West monsoons. Wayanad district is most rain receiving districts of Kerala. The average rainfall here is 2322 mm. The place known as Lakkidi receives highest amount of rainfall in Kerala. Wayanad is having its most cold weather season starting from December to February, hot weather from the months of March to May.

Wayanad Tourism


The sight seeing in Wayanad is a mind thrilling event since it reveals the exotic beauties of nature. The way to Wayanad itself is a tour amidst on the natural backgrounds. There are also some important tourist places in Wayanad where tourists are regularly visiting. Some of the main destinations are listed below.

Chembra Peak: Chembra Peak is a prime attraction of Wayanad which is famous for its trekking and mountanaring activities. The Chembra peak is also the highest peak in Wayanad andis located near Meppadi town. Many trekking trails are available which include the one day trekking and the two day trekking. Guides are also provided to assist you in your trekking trips. The mountain ranges of Chembara can also be a hill station from where we can get the complete picture of Wayanad district

Edakkal Caves : The caves of Edakkal were famous for its ancient rock arts and its splendid rock carvings. Edakkal is situated 25 kms away from Kalpetta. The cave is now under the archeological department of India. These rock carvings and archeological counter parts certainly inspire the new generations to take an interest to explore and refine the pre historic ages and its charecteristics.

Pakshipathalam: Pakshipatahlam is certainly a bird watchers paradise and was the adobe for different kinds of birds. Pakshipathalam is actually deep rock cave which is situated in the interiors of the forest. One has to travel a long through the forest to reach this place and the journey is quite adventurous. So the tourists who are interested in trekking and adventure tourism can visit pakshipathalam. It is situated at Brahmagiri hills at Thirunelli

Pookot Lake : It is one of the beautiful lakes of Kerala situated in Wayanad. The tourists visiting here can have a boat ride through the serene waters of Pookot. The famous resort known as Vythiri is located near Pookot Lake. Many spices and handicraft items are available in the banks of this river for cheap rate. The lake maintains favorable conditions for salacious weather.

Kuruva Island : Kuruva Island is one of the beautiful picnic spots in Wayanad which is thrilling for its exotic natural beauty and the natural silence away from the city. The Island is situated on the banks of river Kabani. The place is also known for its flora and fauna which mainly includes some rare orchids and some beautiful birds. It is situated 17 kms away from Mananthavadi and 40 kms away from Sulthan Batheri.

Waterfalls in Wayanad


1. Soochippara Waterfalls near Meppadi
2. Kanthanpara Waterfalls in Kanthappara
3. Sentinel Rock Waterfalls- near Vellarimala Village

Temples in Wayanad


1. Jain Temple near Panamaram
2. Seetha lava Kusha temle near Pulpally
3. Thirunelli Temple near Mananthavadi
4. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple near Manathavadi
5. Thrissilery Siva Temple near Karthikulam

Other Attractions in Wayanad


1. Lakkidi : The place in Kerala which receives highest amount of rainfall. It is about 58 kms from Calicut.
2. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary is one of the main habitats for wild animals in Kerala.
3. Pazhassi Raja Tomb- located in Manathavadi
4. Bansura Sagar dams

Vythiri Resorts


The Vythiri Resort is one of famous centers of accommodation in Wayanad. The resort contains all the facilities like cottages, huts, deluxe rooms, restaurants, swimming pools, gymnacium, conference hall etc. The other main specialties here include the Ayurveda and rejuvanetion practises and spa. So the interested persons can book their births for an the treatment as soon as possible. There are 18 cottages, 6 rooms, 8 huts etc are provided by Vythiri.

Contact Information
Serena Spa Pvt. Ltd.,
Hari Nivas, Manikkath Road,
Ernakulam - 682 016
Tel: (0)484 - 2356866, (0)4936 - 255366, (0)495 - 2761236
Fax: (0)484 - 2356213
Email: marketing@serenaspa.com ,
Website: vythiri@serenaspa.com

Other resorts in Wayanad



Greeshma Resort: Greeshmam Resorts,
Valley View, Lakkidi, Wayanad - 673576.
Tel: (0)4936 - 255716 to 20
Fax: (0)4936 - 255720
Email: greeshmamresorts@eth.net
Website: www.greeshmamresorts.com

Rain Country Resorts: Rain Country Resorts,
Lakkidi, Wayanad - 673576.
Tel: (0)4936 - 255286, 255287 to 88, 205306
Email: ekanil@sancharnet.in / resorts@raincountryresorts.com
Website: www.raincountryresort.com

Edakkal Hermtage: Edakkal Hermitage,
Rock Valley Housing, Kolagappara
Near Sulthan Bathery,
Wayanad - 673 591
Tel: (0)4936 - 221860, 260123, 261178

Orchid Resort: Orchid Resort,
Ooty Road, Noolpuzha,
Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad - 673 592
Tel: (0)4936 - 262844, 220510, 220511
Fax: (0)4936 - 220583
Email: orkidresort@rediffmail.com

Distance Charts For the Tourists



Edakkal Caves- 28 kms. from Kalpetta
Chembra Peak- 17 kms. . from Kalpetta
Wildlife Sanctuary – Muthanga- 42 kms from Kalpetta
Pakshipathalam- 71 kms from Kalpetta
Pookot Lake- 15 kms from Kalpetta
Kuruva Island- 40 kms from Kalpetta
Kanthanpara Falls- 22 kms from Kalpetta
Pazhassi Raja's Tomb- 35 kms from Kalpetta

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