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Wayanad Tourist Places

Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi is the gateway to Wayanad. It is situated 700 metre above mean sea level, at the crest of the Thamarassery Ghat pass. Luxuriant forests, lofty peaks, gurgling streams and a good number of monkeys on both sides give thrill to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station. The 12 kilometre long journey through ghat road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests is a challenging experience.

Kuruva Dweep (island):

The Kuruva island is a 950 acre of ever green forest lying on the tributaries of east flowing river Kabani. It is an ideal picnic spot, far away from the disturbance of city life. The island is uninhabited. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are found here.

Pookode Lake

This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. 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.

Edakkal Caves

The two caves are located at a height of 1000 metre on Ambukutty Hill near Ambalavayal. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilisation that existed in Wayanad in prehistoric times. The caves can be accessed only by a 1 km trekking trial from Edakkal.

Kanthanpara Falls

Relatively smaller than Sentinal Rock, and rather less frequented, Kanthanpara and it’s surroundings are nonetheless very pleasant. An easy hike away from the main road, it’s perfect for picnics.

Phantom Rock

Located close to Ambalavayal town,Phantom Rock; named so because of it’s skull head shape, is locally called Cheengeri Mala. The immediate surroundings offer excellent photo opportunities.

Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary:

Thick forests covering an area of 345 sq. kms form the Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary – the biggest aboad of wild animals in north Kerala. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheetah, wild bear, etc. are found in this sanctuary. The forest department has facilities for providing elephant rides to tourists. Muthanga, which is 16 kms east of Sulthan Bathery, is located very near to the Karnataka boarder.

Chembra Peak:

At 2100 metre above mean sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking. Climbing this peak is a challenging endeavour and would take a full day.

Soochippara Waterfall:

The waterfall at Soochippara near Meppadi is really a treasure of nature. The stretch of waterfalls ranging at places from 100 to 300 feet height is a treat to the eyes. The pool below provides for water rafting, swimming, bathing etc. to 5.30pm. Entrance Ticket Rs.30

Banasura Sagar Dam:

This is the largest earth dam in India. The topography here is such that many islands will be formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full. These islands with the background of the Banasura hill will provide an enchanting sight to tourists. Boating facilities are available here. to 5.30pm. Entrance Ticket Rs.15

Karapuzha Dam

This large irrigation based dam site is set amidst picturesque surroundings. It is a great place for picnics.Wayanad is one of the most visited tourist places in Kerala.

Thusharagiri Waterfalls

The place which located as a valley of Western Ghats, Kerala, India. This forest place comes under Calicut District, Kerala near Kodenchery means 60 km away from Calicut Town. Very beautiful greenery, three storied water falls, who interested in trekking can enjoy the awesome beauty of the falls, they can swim in the falling water.

Karlad Lake

Karlad Lake is located in Thariode, which is around 16 km away from Kalpetta. This is the second largest freshwater lake in the state, which is quite popular among nature enthusiasts for its peaceful environs. The 7 acres land surrounding this lake is a popular picnic spot, where boating can also be done. This lake is surrounded by dense bamboo groves that are perfect trekking trails for reaching the Pallikkunnu Church. Banasura Sagar Dam is situated around 3 km away from the Karlad Lake. 

Irupu Falls

The Irupu Falls are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole.

Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary or Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful destination located 20 km east of Mananthavady on the Kodagu Road. The jeep ride here offers brilliant opportunities to view various animal and bird species in their natural habitat. One gets to see herds of elephants, guars, deer, monkeys, tigers, leopards, bears and many species of reptiles, fishes, butterflies and birds including vultures. Visitors are restricted to the outer tourist zone. It gives one an excellent perspective on how we must strive to conserve these natural wonders.

Mini Meenmutty Waterfalls

At a distance of 5 km from Banasura Sagar Dam, 25 km from Kalpetta & 48 km from Sulthan Bathery, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a magnificent falls located near Banasura Sagar Dam. The upper level of the waterfall can be reached by 1.5 km trek from the entry point. Cascading down through multiple tiers from a height of over 800 feet, it is a spectacular fall situated inside thick forest flowing through rocky platform. Meenmutty Falls situated amidst serene location offers wonderful experience to the visitors. This is a must visit place for everyone visiting Banasura Sagar Dam.

Pazhassi Tomb:

King Pazhassi, known as the “lion of Kerala”, who organised guerrilla type warfare against British East India Company, was cremated in Mananthavady in 1805.

Thirunelli Temple:

Thirunelli is situated north-east of Mananthavady under the Brahmagiri hills in the reserve forests. The Temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal clear waters of the Papanasini river running downhill add to the enchantment of the place. Pakshipathalam, an interesting trekking centre, is 7 kms. away from the temple

Wayanad Heritage Museum

Located in the town of Ambalavayal, this museum is home to an interesting collection of artifacts that shed light on the history, culture and heritage of the Wayanad region. These include headgear, weapons pottery, and objects associated with tribal life. A series of pictorial rock edicts referred to as Hero Stones, memorialize a bygone age of valiant warriors.Adjoining the museum is a small theatre where you can watch a multimedia presentation on Wayanad.

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