Wayanad Tourist Attractions

Wayanad Tourist Places and Distance

The Alluring Attractions of Wayanad:

Have a tryst with adventure at Chembra peak:

Trekkers this is your turf. Take a day long trek to chembra peak near Meppady town believed to be the highest mountain in Wayanad. The view at the peak is breathtaking. You can also camp for a day or two at the top with sleeping bags, canvases and guides provided for hire by the district tourism promotion council of kerala.More

Chembra peak
Edakkal Caves

Enthrall on the Artwork of our Ancestors at Edakkal Cave:

Situated at 25 kms from the district headquarters Kalapetta near Ambalavayal in the Ambukuthy Mountain is the Eddakal cave. An interesting fact about this cave is that it is not a proper cave but a crevasse about 96 feet long and 22 feet wide formed by a rock splitting from its main body. The resemblance of a cave formation is because of a fallen rock of immeasurable tons on the top which acts as the roof. Another interesting fact about this cave is the drawings on its walls representing human and animal figures. Archeologists believe that it might belong to a pre-historic age.More


Maroon Yourself at Kuruva Island:

Kuruva Island is over 900 acres of evergreen forests situated on the Kabini River. It is situated at 17 Kms east of Manthavady and 40 Kms northeast of Sultan Bathery. The scenery and soothing silence of this uninhabited island will be so overwhelming that you will never feel like leaving the Island.More

Kuruva Island

Flip Around the Hairpin Bends to Find Yourself at Lakkidi:

Lakkidi, also known as the gateway to Wayanad is located on top of the ghat pass Thamarassery 58 Kms northeast of Kozhikode and 5 Kms south of Vythiri. The majestic peaks, Clearwater streams and serene greenery are worth the 12 Kms journey through 9 hairpin bends of dense jungle.More


While Your Time in The Wilds Of Muthanga:

The Muthanga wildlife sanctuary is located 16 kms to the east of Sultan Bathery nearby the Karnataka Border. The sanctuary sprawls over 340 Kms with a variety of wildlife teeming in it. Elephants, cheetahs, deer, bison and wild bear are quite abundant in here. Visitors are also provided with elephant rides and safaris through the sanctuary by the forest department.More


Plan a Trip To PakshiPathalam:

Pakshipathalam is located in the Brahamagiri hills of Thirunelli. The trip lasts for 17kms through dense forests and those who reach the end will be rewarded with the sight of deep rock caves formed from the thick blocks of rock of the Brahamagiri. You will have to obtain special permission to visit this area from the forest department.More


Pay Your Respects to the 'Lion' of Kerala:

Visit the tomb of the lion of Kerala Pazhassi Raja. The man believed to be one of the first to fight the British occupation with an army of tribal soldiers through guerilla warfare was laid to rest here after he refused to surrender himself and took his life. The tomb is located in Mananthavady in North Wayanad. Pazhassi tourist resort is a good picnic center with a lot of recreations for children and boating facilities as well.More

Pookot Lake

Be Mesmerized By the Majesty of Pookot Lake:

Surrounded by mountains, coated with an enthralling cover of green and pleasurable weather conditions, Pookot Lake is one of the high priority tourist spots of Wayanad. This lake is situated at 3 Kms south of Vythiri. The lake is spread over 8.5 Hectares and has a water depth of 6.5 mts. Boating facilities are also available here at the Pookot lake tourist resort along with local spices and handicraft items for sale.More


Phantom Rock:

Phantom Rock named so because of its skull head shape, is locally called Cheengeri Mala.Phantom rock Wayanad is a rare kind of natural structure which is a must see for Kerala tourists. Phantom rock is situated near Ambalavayal town.More

Pookot Lake
Pookot Lake

Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary:

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad. Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary 20 km east of Mananthavady. This sanctuary has a wide variety of animals.More


Ambalavayal Heritage Museum:

The Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is situated in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Being an archeological museum in Wayanad, Ambalavayal heritage museum has a good collection of some rare artifacts that date back to the 2nd century.More

Pookot Lake
The Wild and Wondorous Waterfalls of Wayanad:

Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall)

The Soochipara waterfalls located near Meppady is one of those areas which nature formulated with the intention that man would list it under the tag ‘captivating beauty’. The pool formed by the falls is ideal for rafting and swimming. The Western Ghats will dazzle you with their complete splendor when viewed from the tree top huts available here.More


Banasura Sagar Dam:

The banasura sagar dam is the largest earth water dam in India. When this dam is full many islands are formed upstream giving it a spellbinding view.More


Kanthanpara Waterfalls:

Less frequented but no less enthralling, the Kanthanpara waterfalls is a great picnic spot.More

Make a Rendezvous with Religion In Wayanad

Manikavu temple:

The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The Lingam here is a Swayamboo. Water falls over the lingam continuously through a stream. The temple is located near Choothupara in Meenangadi.More

Varambetta Mosque:

Dating back to over 300 years this is believed to be the oldest mosque in Wayanad. The mosque is located near Padinjarathara 15 Kms southeast of Kalapetta.More

Jain Temple

Pulivarmala Jain temple:

Dedicated to a Jain saint Ananthanatha swamy this temple is located at 4Km north of Kalapetta.More


Glass temple:

Located in the slopes of Vellarimala this temple is dedicated to Parashwanatha swami of Jain faith. But permission to this temple is restricted nowadays.More

Glass Temple
Thrissilery Shiva Temple

Thrissilery shiva temple:

A brilliantly constructed architectural marvel, this temple is linked to the Vishnu temple as in the rites done in the Vishnu temple would remain incomplete if not followed by offerings here. A shrine within this temple is dedicated to Jaladurga. The specialty of this shrine is that it is believed to be constructed by the legendary Parasurama. The temple is located at 50 Kms from Kalapetta.More


Seetha Lava Kusha temple:

This is the only temple that is believed to be dedicated to the sons of Lord Rama- Lava and Kusha. A few important chapters of the Ramayana are believed to have happened here.More

Seetha Lava Kusa Temple

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