Tourist Attractions - Wayanad
Twenty-four kilometers away from Kalpetta on the high ranges the king of Asura stands head high as Banasura Hill. The second highest peak in Wayanad is this. The largest earth dam in India is on the near by river Karamanthodu. The reservoir-submerged mountains form a series of islands. The dam site is an ideal starting place for trekking.
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.
Chembra peak is the highest peak in Wayanad at 2100m. above mean sea level. Tourists can also stay one or two days at the top of the peak in temporary camps. District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvas huts trekking implements on hire charges to the tourists. The scenic beauty of Wayanad which is visible from the top of Chembra is very challenging and thrilling.
12 kms. east of Meppadi. Water falls to a depth of more than 500m. in 3 steps. Trekking equipments are available at Tourist Information Centre, Kalpetta.
Pookode Lake is a scenic lake in Wayanad district. Boating facilities are arranged to the very vast natural lake which lies in the lap of surrounding mountains. A fresh-water aquarium with wide varieties of fishes is managed by Fisheries Department. Children’s park and shopping centre for handicrafts and spices of Wayanad are arranged by DTPC
950 acres of evergreen forest surrounded by east flowing river, Kabani. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are sovereigns of this supernatural kingdom. It is 17kms. east of Mananthavady and 45 kms. north-west of Sulthan Bathery.
Lakkidi Ghat Pass
It is the Gate Way of Wayanad above the Thamarassery Ghat Pass of western ghat, at an elevation of 700m above mean sea level. Deep valley to the south with winding roads through thick forest attract many. It is 55 kms. east of Kozhikode and 5 kms. south of Vythiri.
Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located 1000 metres high on Ambukutty Mala 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India"s Western Ghats. They lie on an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the Malabar coast ports.
Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple
It is generally known as Tippu’s Fort and situated at Sulthan Bathery town. Tippu used this temple as the Battery of his army.
Soojipara water falls
The natural scenic beauty of Wayanad and its rich natural resources offer several opportunities for adventure tourism. The hills, rocks and valley which make the very unique character of Wayanad, provide a lot catering to the ever increasing demand of adventure tourists.
Karapuzha Dam is one of the biggest Earth Dam in India. It is situated 20 km away from the sleepy town of Sulthan Bathery. It is constructed on the Karapuzha Lake.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
It is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. Wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deerand tiger has been spotted. There are also quite a few wild birds in the sanctuary.Peacocksand Peafowl tend to be very common in the area.