Places to Visit

Muthanga

Wayanad wild life sanctuary, Muthanga-Established in 1973, the Wayanad wild life sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the north-east and Muthumalai of TamilNadu on south-east. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region.

Edakkal Caves

12 kms from Sulthan Bathery. 3 caves are located at a height of 1000 mts on Ambukuthi mala near Ambalavayal. The new stone age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are the evidence of the civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times. The caves can be accessed only by a 1Km trekking trail from Edakkal. Morning hours are the best time to visit these caves. Know More

Soochipara waterfall

Soochipara Waterfalls is Located near Kalpetta in Wayanad. On alighting the vehicle, one can reach the waterfalls after a 2-km walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad. Here, one can find nature at its thundering best. Soochipara is a 3-tiered, powerful waterfall. And the cliff face here is ideal for rock climbing. know More

Meenmutty waterfall

Meenmutty Falls is located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District in the state of Kerala, India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres.Meenmutty Falls, the largest and most spectacular waterfall in the Wayanad District, is a 2 km hike though the jungle from the main Ooty Road.It is Kerala"s second largest waterfall and the one most unspoiled in its natural setting. Each of its three tiers requires a separate hike through a moist, deciduous forest. Know More

Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake is a scenic lake in Wayanad district, Kerala, South India. The lake is surrounded by forests. Recent commercial modernisations have removed some of its wilderness charms. A natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forest and rolling hills. A fresh water aquarium with large variety of fish is an added attraction. Tourists can also avail of boating Facilities, children's park, and a shopping centre for handicrafts and spices. Know more

Banasura Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River, is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979.The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region known to have water shortages in seasonal dry periods. The Banasura Sagar Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad District of Kerala in the Western Ghats. Know More

Karapuzha Dam

The landscape in that place is simply superb. It is perfect green and still water. The water body is about 158 feet deep.Started Feb 1977 for execution during the fifth five year plan for a budget or around 50 crore INR. The revised project report by incorporating all the update design changes and by adopting the 1999 schedule of the rate has been prepared for an amount of Rs.253 crores!

Kuruva Island

Kuruva Island is situated on the tributaries of the river kabani and is a fabulous picnic spot. Its serene silence and wide expanse of the evergreen forest leaves you astonishing. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds, herbs and orchids are the monarchs of Kuruva Island. Kuruva Island is 17 kms to the east of Mananthavady.

Tippu Sulthan Kotta

Sulthan Bathery is an important town in Wayanad (kerala). Initially it was called Ganapathivattom. During the reign of Sulthan of Mysore, Tipu Sulthan invaded and made the Jain temple at the place his Battery. He made an underground way to Mysore from this temple.Still we can go to some extent through the said path. In ourse of time the place was called Sulthan’s Battery and in malayalam it is called Sulthan Bathery. Now the Jain temple is a place of historic importance and many tourists visit.

Thirunelli Temple

Embark on tours to the Thirunelli Temple in Wayanad, Kerala, South India with Kerala Tours and see an ancient Vishnu Temple that exudes peace and calm. Located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Mananthavadi in Wayanad, Kerala South India. The Thirunelli Temple is set on the deep green Brahmagiri valley close to the Papanasini mountain spring that is believed to have curative effects on the human system. Know More

Ooty

Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens. Know More

Bandipur

Bandipur Tiger Reserve situated in Mysore District of Karnataka State of India was among the first nine Tiger Reserves created in India at the launch of Project Tiger in 1973. It is contiguous to Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu state to south and Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala state to the south-west.To the north-west lies Nagarhole National Park. The highest peak is Gopalaswamy hill. Know More

Mudumalai

The Mudumalai sanctuary lies on the northern and north-western side of the Nilgiri (Blue Mountains), about 80 km north-west of Coimbatore in the extreme north-western corner of Tamil Nadu, on the interstate boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala states in southern India. Know More

Mysore

Mysore is the second biggest City in the State of Karnataka. It lies 130 kms from the State Headquarters, Bangalore. It is the erstwhile capital of the Mysore Maharajas, who ruled Mysore State from this royal city. Mysore has still an old world charm which have not given way to modern amenities. In addition to its beautiful silk sarees and sandalwood oil, Mysore is famous for sandalwood and rose wood carved articles...
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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna (Kannada) (also spelled Shrirangapattana; anglicized to Seringapatam during the British Raj) is a town in Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located near the city of Mysore and is of great religious, cultural and historic importance. Know More

Rangana thittu & KRS

5 kms from Srirangapatna, lush green islands on the river Cauvery, are home for an astonishing variety of migratory birds from as far away as Siberia - Spoon bills, Open Bill Stork, White Ibis, Little Egret, Darter, Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Cormorant, Wild Duck, Peafowl. A little boat takes you close to the islands where the trees are covered with birds of different species. The only sounds are the cries of birds, swoosh of wings and the ripple of water. Ideal for picnicking and bird watching. The best time to visit is between June to October.

Kozhikode Beach

Kozhikode, the most important region of Malabar in yesteryears, was the capital of the powerful Zamorins and also a prominent trade and commerce center. It was here at Kappad that Vasco Da Gama landed in his search for the spices of the Orient. Today the serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, all combine to make this a popular tourist destination filled with a warm ambience. Know More

Batheri Mahaganapthy Temple

This shrine is located at Sulthan Bathery. The presiding deity is Ganapathy, facing east. Sulthan Bathery was formerly known as Ganapathy Vattom, signifying the presence of Lord Ganapathy. The shrine was once destroyed by Tipu Sulthan. Thereafter the name of the Ganapathy Vattom was changed to Sulthan Bathery. The temple stone was used by Tipu to build a Fort, the ancestors recorded.

Pazhur Vishnu Temple

The temple is located at Pazhur, near Kalpetta. As the name implies, the main deity is Vishnu.

There are sub-deities. Bhagawathy, Ayyappan, Ganapathy, Dakshinamoorthy, Rakshas and Gulikan are the sub-deities.

Though Bhagawathy is sub-deity, it has equal status as that of Vishnu.

The annual festival is on 24th and 25th of Kumbam (8th and 9th of March) which is attended by large crowd.

Pulpalli Sitadevi Temple

This temple is located at Pulpally. The deity is Sitha.

There are sub-deities. Bhagawathy, Ayyappan, Ganapathy, Dakshinamoorthy, Rakshas and Gulikan are the sub-deities.

Though Bhagawathy is sub-deity, it has equal status as that of Vishnu.

The annual festival is on 24th and 25th of Kumbam (8th and 9th of March) which is attended by large crowd.

Trikaipatta Shiva Temple

The temple is located on Kalpetta-Bathery route.

The east facing main deity Shiva is self-incarnated. Shiva has one more shrine along with the shrines of the sub-deities of Ganapathy, Ayyappan and Nagam.

The Shiva temples in Thiravaly on the Manjeri-Vandoor route and in Kavannur on the Manjeri-Areekode route are also known as Thrikaipatta Shiva temples – a unique experience. Thrikaipatta in Malayalam means bands of three hands.

Valliyurkavu Bhagawathi Temple

Located 8km east of Manathavadi, this is the principal shrine for the tribal community ( adivasis) of Wayanad who gather here in large numbers each year for the festival of the goddess in March/April. The event also served as a major slave trade market until well into the twentieth century. The inner sanctum is closed to non Hindus.

Sita Lava-Kusha Temple

This is the only known temple dedicated to Lava and Kusha, the sons of Lord Rama. Local legends connect this region with many important episodes from the Ramayana. As the favoured shrine of the Pazhassi Raja, this temple has traditionally permitted entry to devotees from all faiths. The temple is 50 Kms. away from Kalpetta, 25 Kms. away from Sulthan Bathery and 41 Kms. away from Mananthavady.

Thrissilery Shiva Temple

This stunning temple of rather perfect architectural proportions, is inextricably linked with the Vishnu temple at Thirunelly. It is believed that the performance of ancestral rites at Thirunelly ramain unfinished unless followed by offerings at this temple. Within the premises there is also a shrine devoted to Jala Durga, believed to have been installed by no less a personage than the legendary Parasurama. There are many myths connected with the temple tank here, which curiously enough never dries up! The temple is 50 Kms. away from Kalpetta, 25 Kms. away from Sulthan Bathery and 41 Kms. away from Mananthavady. /p>

Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple

This Temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important centre for commercial activity and eventually as a battery (ammunition store) for Tipu Sulthan's marching armies. Apart from this temple, there are other significant jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthenangadi are the best known of these. With their beautifully carved pillars now partly ruined, and the area rather derelict, these sites exude a peculiar airomystery. The temple is 24 Kms. away from kalpetta, 12 Kms. away from Sulthan Bathery and 41 Kms. away from Mananthavady.

Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram

Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram[1] is an ancient Hindu Temple in Wayanad district of Kerala state in south India.The presiding deity in the sanctum-sanctorum is Lord Shiva, other deities are Arayil Bhagavathy,sree durga,nandhi,Lord Ayyappa and Lord Ganapathi. This temple is situated on the highest peak in the areas of Karingari, Paliyana, and Tharuvana.Daily poojas are performed here from dates unknown. Famous Mazhuvannur Thekke Illam family members perform pooja here from ancient times till today. Know More

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka,at a height of 1450m India and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad(in the native language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta. Its geographic coordinates are: Latitude 12.97°Ne and longitude 77.56°E.[2]. Know More