WAYANAD TOURIST PLACES
1 Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary ( Muthanga )
Situated in the Nilgiri biosphere, the forest offers the opportunity to view wild life, including wild elephants, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, langur, giant squirrels, wild dog, birds, tiger etc. A speciality is 15 km safari inside the park (entry time 7a.m to 10 a.m; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.— Fee Rs.110 (for Indians); Rs.300(for foreigners)each + jeep entry fees (Rs.75) + jeep charges (Rs.600); [ Distance From; Kalpetta 38 k.m, sulthan bathery 14 k.m , Mananthavady 55 k.m ]
2) Wayanad wild life Sanctuary ( Tholpetty )
The flora and fauna is similar to Muthanga forest: 20 km safari in the park.(entry time 7a.m to 10a.m; 3p.m to 5p.m;—Fee single R.s 265 (indian), more than one 110 each / single R.s 450(foreigner),more than one 300 each+jeep entry fee(R.s 75)+jeep charge (R.S 600).— [Distance From kalpetta 55 k.m , sulthan bathery 65 k.m , Mananthavady 25 k.m ]
3) Wildlife Trekking – Wayanad wildlife trekking
4-5 hours trek inside the forest of wild life sanctuaries; advance booking required; entry 8 a.m.; fee Rs.1500 + 150 (foreigners); Rs.60 (Indians) each. (for group 1 to 5 people) This trek is partly stoped by forest department
4) Birds of Wayanad
Tourists are taken through forests to see 235 varieties of birds, including wood pecker, scarlet minivet, hornbill , bee eater, king-fisher, black drongo, barbet, oriole, pittas, bulbul,lapwings..
5) Wayanad Village life experience
Taking a walk through the countryside of Wayanad can be exhilarating. You can meet and interact with village folk, view spice plantations, tribal settlements, earthenware units, farms and much more…
6) Chembra Peak:- Wayanad trekking
Highest peak (2100 meters) in Wayanad, blessed with a heart-shaped small lake at the top: entry 7.00 a.m. to 2 p.m.; fee Rs 750 (Indians)up to 10 person ;extra R.s 75; Rs.1500 (foreigners)up to 5 person; extra Rs.300. [ Distance from kalpetta 17 k.m, sulthan bathery 42 k.m , mananthavady 52 k.m ]
7) Meenmutty Falls
The biggest water fall in Wayanad ; 2 km arduous trek through the forest; entry 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fees Rs. 300 (Indians; Rs. 600 (foreigners).for group 1 to 10 person [Distance from kalpetta 29 k.m, sulthan bathery 28 k.m, mananthavady 64 k.m]
8) Edakkal Cave
Pre-historic caves dating back to the Neolithic age; cave engravings dating between 4000 B.C. and 1000 B.C.; entry 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fees Rs.20 per head.1.2 k.m trek from parking [Distance from kalpetta 28 k.m. sulthan bathery 14 k.m, mananthavady 45 k.m]
9) Pookot Lake
Natural fresh water lake set in the heart of ever green forest: entry 9 a.m to 5 p.m.; fees Rs.15 per head [Distance from kalpetta 13 k.m, sulthan bathery 37 k.m, mananthavady 47k.m]
10) Sentinel Rock Falls (soochippara water falls):
Popular holiday destination. 1.2 km trek; entry 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; fee Rs.50 (Indians); Rs.90 (foreigners).[Distance from kalpetta 23 k.m, sulthan bathery 46 k.m, mananthavady 58 k.m]
11 ) Kuruva Island:
Virgin forest spread over 950 acres in the middle of river Kabani. There is one main island and 25 islets; entry 9 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.; fees:include boat Rs.80 (Indians); Rs. 150 (foreigners). [ Distance from kalpetta 40 k.m , sulthan bathery 50 k.m , mananthavady 16 k.m]
12) Connected Safari;- Safari through forests of Muthanga (in Kerala), Bandipur (in Karnataka) and Muthumala (inTamil Nadu)
13 Tribals in Wayanad
Meet the tribal people, original inhabitants of Wayanad; most of them are forest dwellers, such as Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyas, Kurichyas, Ooralis, Kattunaikkas.
14) Kanthampara Fall;-Small, but lovely water fall; 200 meter walk.
15 ) Sun Rise Valley;- Sprawling valley noted for rich green plains .[Distance from kalpetta 22 k.m ,Bathery 23 k.m, mananthavady 57k.m]
16) Vellarimala Trek;- Long trek through dense forest; advance permission is required.
17) Thirunelly Temple;- Ancient temple built in Kerala architectural style in the middle of dense forest and encircled by mountain peaks.
18) Banasura Sagar
Second largest earth dam in Asia, surrounded by mountain peaks; entry 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; boating facility; entry fee Rs.20. speed boat R.s 750(five seater) [Distance from kalpetta 22 k.m , bathery 46 k.m , mananthavady 26 k.m]
19) Pakshipathalam– Wayanad trekking
Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of 1700 metres, the spot is famous for rare flora and fauna; entry 8. a.m.; fee Rs. 800 (Indians); Rs. 1600 (foreigners).up to 5 person // [Distance from kalpetta 64 k.m , bathery 70 k.m , mananthavady 31 k.m ]
20) Jain Temple;- A 13th century Jain temple famous for stone pillars and carvings. [Dist; from KPA 24 k.m , SBY 1 k.m , Mdy 44k.m ]
21) Uravu;- Centre specialising in innovative bamboo products
22) Phantom Rock;- Named because of its skull shape.
23 ) Muniyara;- A series of ancient burial vaults.
24 ) Trisseilery Temple;- This temple famous for its perfect architectural proportions is linked to the Thirunelly temple.
25 ) Papanasini;- A dip in the pool of Papanasisni stream in Thirunelly near the famous temple is believed to wash away all sins..
26 ) Chain Tree;- A large tree of the ficus species with an iron chain tied to a branch, associated with a local myth.
27 ) Neelimala View Point;- The hillock offers a breath-taking view of the Meenmutty water falls and surroundings; 1 k.m trek to the top.
28) Banasura peak- Wayanad trekking;- situated at a hight of 2020 meters from sea-level,banasura mountain ranges are ideal for adventure trip.
(entry time 8 a.m to 5 p.m, Entry fee for three hours trek 1 to 10 person R.s 750 indian, R.s 1500 foreigners, Entry fee for half day trek 1 to 10 person R.s 1200 indian, R.s 2000 foreigners. Entry fee for full day trek 1 to 5 person R.s 1500 indian, R.s 2500 foreigners)
29) Brahama giri hill
Brahama giri hill is a mountain range in western ghat .it is 1600 meter hight ,situated in north wayanad near thirunely temple,border of Kodagu district (karnataka). we can see lovely scenery of grass land,shola forest,evergreen forest, birds and animals. (Entry fee up to 5persons, Indians R.s 2000 extra R.s 200, Foreigners R.s 2500, extra R.s 450)
30) Other Activities in WAYANAD
Other activities are also possible, such as trekking through coffee and tea plantations,cardamom forests, paddy fields. Also elephant ride, cycling,camping and rafting. Other attractions in Wayanad include Gurukulam Botanical Garden, Valliyurkavu Temple, karapuzha dam, Lakkidi View Point(wayanad churam), Pallikunnu Church, Pazhassi Tomb, Heritage Museum, Regional Agricultural Station, Karlad Lake, Rose Garden.Tea factory.