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Wayanad

Wayanad lies at an altitude varying from 700-2100 meters above the sea level. The district has the highest number of tribal settlements in Kerala. Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast.

Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Wayanad is also known for its lovely mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. The leading tourist centers of South India like Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, Kozhikode and Kannur are around this hill station. Wayanad is one of the 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 of people, who are yet untouched by the fast pace of civilization.
 

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.



ACCESSIBILITY
Telephone access code: +91-4936
Air: Nearest airport: Kozhikode 
Rail: Nearest railway station: Kozhikode Major towns in the district and distance from the nearest railway station: Kalpetta: 72 km from Kozhikode, Mananthavady: 80 km from Thalassery & 106 km from Kozhikode, Sulthan Bathery: 97 km from Kozhikode, Vythiri: 60 km from Kozhikode.
Road: Well connected by roads from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty (175 km from Kalpetta) and Mysore (140 km from Kalpetta).


MUST SEE
Chembra Peak
Kuruvadweep
Vythiri Hill Station
Banasura Sagar Dam
Edakkal Caves


Here is a list of activities in Wayanad.
Chembra Peak – Mountain Trek
Pookote Lake – Pedal Boating
Bansasura Sagar Dam – Speed Boating
Eddakal Caves – Spelunking
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary – Safari
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary – Safari
Soochipara Falls – Waterfalls
Meenmutty Falls – Waterfalls
Kuruva Dweep – River rapids
Pakshipathalam – Bird Watching Treks

 

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Tour Packages
Calicut- Wayanad Tour Package Calicut- Wayanad Tou...
Tour code : KE 103
Duration : 3 Night / 4 Days
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Tour code : KE 120
Duration : 4 Night / 5 Days
Grand Kerala Tour Grand Kerala Tour
Tour code : KE 122
Duration : 5 Night / 6 Days
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Vythiri village resort Vythiri village reso...
Hotel Rating : 5 Star
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Hotel Rating : 2 Star
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Vythiri Resort Vythiri Resort
Hotel Rating : Star
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Green Gates Green Gates
Hotel Rating : Star
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Harithagiri Harithagiri
Hotel Rating : Star
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Banasura Hill Resort Banasura Hill Resort
Hotel Rating : Star
Location : Wayanad
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Hotel Rating : Star
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