About Wayanad, Kerala, India

A hilly district lying close to the Sahya ranges and with almost one forth of the total land area under forest cover, Wayanad is known for its lovely mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. Wayanad district is also home to some of the oldest tribes in South India.

Wayanad District, Kerala - Basic Information
Head quarters of Wayanad District Kalpetta
Area 2131 sq km
Major Religions Hindu, Christian, Muslim
Population Density 366 persons/sq km
Literacy 85.25%
Came into existence November 1, 1980
Tourist attractions in Wayanad Edakkal Cave, Muthanga, Sultan Battery
Altitude Vaithiri - 760m above sea level
Wayanad telephone code +91-4936

Tourist Destinations in Wayanad

Edakkal Caves: A pair of caves on top of the Ambukuthimala with historical importance. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilisation that existed in these regions in prehistoric times. Symbols of human beings, animals and ancient tools are visible here.

Muthanga: Wayanad wild life sanctuary is here. The sanctuary and park with ever flowering trees is a major tourist attraction. Muthanga and Tholpetty are ideal places to spot wild life.

Pookod Lake: This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children's park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the tourist facilities available here.

Thirunelli Temple: An ancient temple in the foot hills of the 5276 feet Brahmagiri Mountain. A journey through the forest gets you there. temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granites. Beyond the Brahmagiri Mountain is the Kudagu district of Karnataka.

Pakshipaathalam: Home to a large variety of rare species of birds, this place can be reached by trekking. Birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary.

Lakkidi: Gateway to Wayanad, Lakkidi is situated 700 m above sea level, at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads ti this hill station.
In addition to these, Wayanad offers a lot more. Wild life sanctuaries, bird sanctuaries, fulgurous waterfalls, tranquil lakes, lush greenery of the evergreen forests and the pristine nature unveils a visual spectacle to anyone visiting Wayanad.

Air Kozhikode is the nearest airport
Rail There are no railway lines in Wayanad district. Kozhikode is the nearest railway station.
Road Well connected through roads with all major cities and other tourist destinations like Ooty and Mysore.