Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary
Wayanad is an attractive and a splendid hill station in Kerala. The salubrious climate is teeming with scenic beauty, marvelous landscapes, lush paddy fields, green fertile plantation, intense forests and mist covered mountains. This explicitly beautiful hill station is a revenue region which facilitates foreign exchange of cash crops like pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea and many more condiments. It is a natural dwelling for various species of animals and serves as wild life habitat of endangered species. It is amazingly rich in flora and fauna. Nature lovers and wild life aficionados are fond of this gorgeous hilly station as it houses wild life sanctuaries. Eternal festivals Onam, Vishu and Maha shivarathri are best celebrated here. It is well known for classy Kerala foods. Wayanad is a largest tribal settlement in Kerala shelters aborigine tribes.
Places to Visit
Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary
It is also referred as Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary, located in a dense forest spanning around 350 sq km adjacent to Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. The biological heritage of the region is highly preserved by this bio-diversity sanctuary. The Karrottimala is the highest peak from where the region is surging. The continuous heavy rainfall makes this dense forest as evergreen forest throughout the year. It is famous among tourist for adventurous jungle safaris and elephant ride. The real esteemed beauty of this sanctuary is well explored by thrilling elephant ride. As the forest in dense and deciduous, elephant safri is mostly preferred by tourists. Throughout the forest, one can see variety of exotic animals likeleopard, tigers, cheetahs, gaurs, spotted deer, sambars and sloth bear. It is an ideal place for bird watchers. It houses several birds species like peacocks, babblers, peafowls, cormorants, egrets and snipes. It is the best place to enjoy adventurous forest experience.
It is also known as sentinel rock waterfalls, located near Meppadi. It is a treasure given by nature which is cascading from 100 to 300 feet of height is a grand treat to tourists. The pool near to waterfall is crystal clear and offers exciting opportunities for water rafting and bathing. It is an excellent place for swimmers in a shining shallow water of the spring. One can enjoy the awe-inspiring distinct view of Western Ghats by the tree top huts.
It is the tallest peak in Wayanad provides an excellent offer for trekking. It is gigantically located around 2100 meters above the sea level and best choice for camping and mountain climbing. There are many temporary camps are arranged at the peak for the climbers and trekkers. The breath takingly beautiful panoramic view from the peak is worth the sweat of trekkers and climbers. Mountain lake at the top is making another impressive note on Chembra peak.
It is located 25 km from Kalpetta and 3 km from Ambalavayal. The fissure was created by rock split as a result of natural weathering and a crevice measuring 96 feet in length and 22 feet in width. The combination of crevice and fissure s 30 feet in depth and provides a gorgeous cave appearance. One can enjoy the trekking and rock carvings of animals and humans which depicts the pre-historic era.
The tributaries of River Kabani have formed this fabulous island sprawling 950 acres of rich green forest. The proud expanse of greenery, evergreen forests and serene silence made this astonishing picnic spot. This isolated island is a beautiful array of birds, orchids, mountains and monarchs. Boat journey is another rejoicing experience in Kuruva dweep.
Thussaragiri waterfalls, Valliyoorkavu festival, Banasura dam, Kalpetta, Pookot lake, Meenmutty falls, Neelimala view points, Jain temple and sultan battery are the popular tourist attractions in Wayanad.
How to reach Wayanad
Karipur International Airport located in Kozhikode is nearest airport about 100 km from Wayanad.
Kozhikode railway station is located 110 km from Wayanad is nearest railhead.
Various state owned buses and private run buses are available to reach Wayanad and well connecting to neighbor districts of Kerala.
In summer 20- 36°C and in Winter 16-30 °C. October to May is best to visit Wayanad.