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Wayanad District at a Glance
Some facts and figures about Wayanad District of Kerala
Area: 2132 sq. km Population: 761,195 Altitude: 700 - 2100 m above sea level
Mist-clad, mountains spread and valleys-lit Wayanad district is bounded east by Nilgiri in Tamil Nadu and Mysore in Karnataka, north by Coorg district of Karnataka, south by Malappuram and west by Kozhikode and Kannur districts.
Kalpetta: 70 km from Kozhikode. Capital of Wayanad. Ayurkendra Ayurveda Hospital.
Vythiri: 62 km from Kozhikode. Hill stations and Waterfalls galore. Similar hills, similar gorges, similar ravines.
Lakkidi: 5 km east of Vythiri and 17 km east of Kalpetta. Gateway to Wayanad. Beauty all around.
Sulthan Bathery: Away from Kalpetta towards north on NH 212.
(1) Trekking. Mountains. Jungle trails. Neolithic age Caves.
(3) Mahaganapathy Temple. Famous.
Sulthan Bathery: 25 km behind Muthanga. On Kozhikode to Mysore Road. Scenic beuty. Trekkable mountains. Jungle trails. Exhilarating caves.
Panamarom: 25 km from Sulthan Bathery. Only ruins of Pazhassi Raja Fort.
Edakkal Caves: 10 km east of Sulthan Bathery. At Edakkal. On Ambutty hills.Very famous. Exciting views from hill top.
Ambalavayal: 5 km from Edakkal and 15 km from Sulthan Bathery. Near Ambukutti hill. Heritage museum.
Heritage Museum: 7 km east of Edakkal. At Ambalavayal. Heritage Museum. Tribal life oriented.
Chetalayam Falls: 12 km from Sulthan Bathery. No summer Falls. Trekking lovely.
Lower Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary: 17 km north of Sulthan Bathery. At Muthanga. Rain forest.
Suchipara Falls: 22 km from Kalpetta. Three-pronged, equatorial forest-hidden Waterfalls.
Kanthanpara Falls: Not far away from Suchipara. Watchable from Suchipara.
Pulpally: 20 km west of Sulthan Bathery. Sitadevi Temple. Famous.
Trikaipatta: Few km from Sulthan Bathery en-route to Kalpetta. Shiva Temple.
Meenmutty Falls: 29 km from Kalpetta, off Ooty Road. 2 km forest trek to the Falls. Awards jolts and joys.
Pookote Lake: 1 km from Vythiri. Hangout of holiday makers.
Karalad Lake: 6 km from Vythiri. Seven acre spread. Nature’s pet.
Chembara Peak: Not far away from Vaithiri. 5 hours’ trek. Obsession for many. 5 hours trek schedule to reach the peak of 6890 ft.
Thirunelly: 34 km from Mananthavady in north Wayanad.
(1) Heal station of Hindu faithfuls. Enthralling. Scenic.
(2) Thirunelly Temple. 2 days festival on April 13 and 14.
(4) Papanasini River. Sin annihilating river.
(5) Pakshipathalam (Caves of Birds). Bird lovers’ paradise.
Tholpatty: 13 km north of Thirunelly on the road to Karnataka. Wildlife Sanctuary. More elephants.
Mananthavadi: 25 km from Thiruvally towards east. Verdant forests. Scenic beauty.
Begur Wildlife Sanctuary. Variety of animals.
Kurava Dweep (Kurava Isle): Away from Thirunelly. Stream water trekking. Amazing. Only Katunayika tribes. Modernity untouched. Civilisation unheard.
Monsoon Tourism in Wayanad: Exotic rhythmic rains. High tourist attraction.