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A bio-diverse region spread across 2,132 square kilometers on the lofty Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes, as yet untouched by civilization. And the very first prehistoric engravings in Kerala discovered in the foothills of Edakkal and around Ambukuthimala bear testimony to a pre-historic culture dating back to the Mesolithic Age. Strikingly scenic, it is known for its sub-tropical savannahs, picturesque hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. A holistic confluence of wilderness, history and culture, Wayanad is located on the southern tip of the magnificent Deccan plateau.


Pookot Lake

It is a natural fresh water lake, surrounded with evergreen rain forest. There is a fresh water aquarium & a green house here. Boating facilities are available here. Pookot Lake is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Wayanad & a big hit with family crowd.

Distance from Kalpetta 13 Kms.
Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Casuals


Chain Tree

Chain tree in reality is a big banyan tree with lot of chains woven around it. There is a very popular myth for chains being woven around the tree & all locals swear by it. Unravel this myth at Green Gates & you really will be fascinated by it

Distance from Kalpetta: 15. Kms. (3 kms. from Pookot Lake)
Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 06:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Casuals


Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves in the Ambukuthy Mountains are not caves in the right sense. It is only a cleft in reality. It is a cleft of about 96ft. long & 22ft. wide in the rock. There are some interesting carvings of pre-historic age. This location is of breathtaking beauty.

Distance from Kalpetta: 27 Kms.
Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans &


Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. It is at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level. As the name suggests, it is a great place to watch sun rise & sun set & on a clear sunny day, the view is mesmerizing. The view from the top also offers a bird's view of lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation & winding roads that are really awesome.

Distance from Kalpetta: 16 Kms. (1 km. from Chain Tree)
Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 06:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Casuals


Soochipara Waterfalls

Soochipara waterfalls are really treasures of nature. Alight from your drive & take a one km. walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad. You will discover nature at its thundering best. Soochipara is 3 tiered powerful waterfalls. The cliff face here is ideal for rock-climbing, but for true professionals only.

Distance from Kalpetta: 25 Kms. (35 kms. from Edakkal Caves)
Departure from the hotel before 03:00 P.M.
Ideal Dress:Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers


Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located very near to the Karnataka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.mts. form Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary, the biggest abode of wild animals in the entire Malabar region, Elephants, Spotted Deers, Bisons, Tigers, Wild Bears… etc. are all
sighted here.

Distance: from Kalpetta: 35 Kms.
Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. & 04:00 P.M to 05:00 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Casuals


Pakshi Pathalam

The labyrinth of Pakshipathalam is another fascinating trek. This is a challenging tourist spot for even adventure loving patrons. 9kms. trek along the winding paths through dense evergreen forest over three hills is required to reach here. The destination is a grotto of caves created by nature a million years ago. This is the abode of various exotic birds & wild beasts. A minimum of seven days prior notice is required to organize this overnight trip.

Distance from Kalpetta: 72 Kms (2 days & 1 night required)
Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers


Chembra Peak

Chembra peak is 2,100 meters above sea level & the tallest point in Wayanad. Scaling this peak & back is an exhilarating 5 - 6 hours trek from the base. At 1,500 meters from the base, there is crystal clear lake hardly touched by human hands. This peak is a trekker's paradise & an ideal site for camping out at night. The scenic beauty of Wayanad, that is visible from the top of Chembra peak, is really mesmerizing.

Distance from Kalpetta: 17 Kms. (full day required)
Timings: Before 10:00 A.M., ideal time
Ideal Dress : Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers


Banasura Sagar Dam

This is the largest earth dam in India. The topography is such that many islands will be formed in the upstream of the dam when it is full. These islands with the background of Banasura hill provide a hypnotizing sight to tourists. Speed & Pedal boats are available & are major hits with tourists. Speed boat ride, in particular, is an exhilirating experience & not to be missed.

Distance from Kalpetta: 21 Kms
Timings: Evenings
Ideal Dress: Casuals


Meenmutty Waterfalls

The trek to these waterfalls will take you through the beautiful & bountiful forest of Wayanad. The place to rest those aching bones of yours is at Meenmutty waterfalls - triple-decker waterfalls.

Distance from Kalpetta: 29 Kms
Timings: Reach waterfalls before 03:00 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers


Thirunelli Temple

This is known as "Thekkan Kasi" or "Dakshin Kasi". It is firmly believed that a dip in the river Papanasini, running crystal clear downhill, washes away one's sins.

Distance from Kalpetta: 62 Kms. (27 kms. from Kuruwa Dweep)
Timings :06:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. & 5:30 P.M. to 07:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Dress fit for the temple


Ruined Jain Temple

This ancient site was the centre of spice trade. Diamonds & pearls exchanged hands here for cinnamon & clove.

Distance from Kalpetta: 24 Kms.
Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 09:30 A.M. & 05:30 P.M. to 06:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress:Dress fit for the temple


Kuruwa Dweep

995 acres of thick green forest along the banks of the tributaries of east flowing Kabini river forms Kuruwa Dweep or island. This island is totally uninhabited. This isolated area is an ideal picnic spot. Kuruwa dweep is a paradise for exotic birds. Enjoy the sights of different birds and learn about their nesting habits and mating calls. Angling, trekking, swimming and exotic birds watching could all be done here. An ideal place for camping out at night. A must see destination in Wayanad

Distance from Kalpetta: 35 Kms
Timings: Reach Kuruwa before 01:00 P.M.
Ideal Dress: Bermudas & Sandals


Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

This is another popular wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad. You can find here spotted deer, elephants, bison, leopards…etc., Or the greatest hunter of them all Tiger, the big cat. Jeep safari is allowed inside & a big hit with tourists.

Distance from Kalpetta: 62 Kms. (27 kms. from Kuruwa Dweep)
Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. & 5:30 P.M. to 07:30 P.M.
Ideal Dress:Casuals

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