Attractions and Tourism in Wayanad

The etymology of the word Wayanad is Vayal (paddy) Naad (land); 'Land of Paddy Fields'. Wayanad is a referred as a slice of heaven in the land of "God's Own Country".



Area - 2132 km ²
No. of Taluks - 3 (Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery, Vythiri)
No. of State Legislative Assembly Constituencies - 3 (North Wayanad, Sulthan Bathery and Kalpetta)
Lok Sabha Constituencies - North Wayanad Assembly Seat is in Kannur Lok Sabha Seat, the other two in Kozhikode.
Important Towns - Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, Mananthavady

Journey to Wayanad

Journey to Greeshmam

The etymology of the word Wayanad is Vayal (paddy) Naad (land); 'Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set lofty on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 Metres above mean sea level. The Entrance to Wayanad from Calicut is with Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station. On the way, you can see a large Fichus tree bound by a chain. It is believed that a priest chained the soul of a "Adivasi" youth, who guided a British Engineer through mountain terrain into Wayanad. The British Engineer killed Adivasi to take the credit of discovery of the way. The climate and geographical location of Wayanad allows the Resort to remain beautiful and greenery throughout the year. It is a referred as a slice of heaven in the land of "God's Own Country".

Main Attractions

Anathanaatha Swami Temple - Kalpetta (72 Kms from calicut)
Kannadi Temple - (20 Kms from Kalpetta)
Edakkal Caves - (12 Kms from Sulthan Battery)
Pazhassi Memorial - Mananthavadi (32 Kms from Kalpetta)
Pookode Lake - Vythiri
Kurupdweepu - (45 Kms from Sulthan Battery)
Brahmagiri - (17 Kms from Thirunelli)
Banasura Project - (25 Kms from Kalpetta)


Edakkal Caves comprise of a unique form of pre - historic pictographic etchings. It is assumed that the Edakkal caves have been inhabited at various stages in history. Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake surrounded by rich greenery. You can do Boating, can see the Fresh water aquarium or can enjoy the scenic view of the surrounded beautiful forest. You can do shopping of handicrafts and spices here. Sentinel Rock Water is a three step water fall of more than 200 m. in height. The view from the top is really heartbreaking.Kanthanpara Waterfalls is relatively smaller than Sentinal Rock Waterfall and rather less frequented, Kanthanpara and its surroundings are nonetheless very pleasant. An easy hike away from the main road, it is perfect for picnic Banasura Dam is the largest earth dam in India. Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad which is at a height of 2100mtrs above mean sea level. In Meenmutty Water Fall Water falls to a depth of more than 500metres in three steps. You can see a school called Kanavu which is for the tribal people of Wayanad. The tomb of Veera pazhassi Rajah Pazhassi Memoria, the Lion of Kerala, who mobilized the Kurichia tribe and fought against the English company is also located here.Kuruva Island is a 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. You can see the ruins of the ancient Jain Temple at Panamaram and Sultan Bathery. The forests, peaks and water falls - the scope for adventure tourism is a speciality of Wayanad. Tea, Pepper, Coffee, Ginger, Cardamom and Cocoa – plantation are spread throughout Wayanad.



Greehamam Resort
Greeshmam Resorts,
Valley View, Lakkidi, Wayanad - 673576.
Tel: (0)4936 - 255716 to 20
Fax: (0)4936 - 255720

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

Rain Country Resort
Rain Country Resorts,
Lakkidi, Wayanad - 673576.
Tel: (0)4936 - 255286, 255287 to 88, 205306
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Vythiri Resort
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: /

Orchid Resort
Orchid Resort,
Ooty Road, Noolpuzha,
Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad - 673 592
Tel: (0)4936 - 262844, 220510, 220511
Fax: (0)4936 - 220583

Royal Palm Resort
Royal Palm Holiday Home,
Gudalai Kunnu, Kalpetta,
Wayanad - 673 121
Tel: (0)4936 - 206096, 202152

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