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About WAYANAD.

You can't fail to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery surrounding the tiny hill station of Wayanad, located high up in the mountains of the Western Ghats. The slopes and valleys of the undulating mountains are littered with tropical rainforests, mist-clad peaks, green meadows, impossibly blue lakes and bubbling streams.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTSEEING

  • MUTHANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:

    There is no better way to explore Muthanga than on the back of an elephant from where you get the best view as you pass through the dense forest. Look out for big cats, such as leopards, cheetah and tigers as well as smaller animals including sloth bears, gaurs and spotted deer. Take your binoculars to spot the abundant birdlife such as peacock, egrets and cormorants.

  • EDAKKAL CAVES ( CLOSED ON MONDAYS) :

    Explore this prehistoric shelter formed by three huge boulders, one of which rests on the other two to form the roof. Discovered at the end of the 19th century, the cave is believed to have been home to neolithic people because of the extraordinary engravings covering the walls, some dating back 5000 years.

  • KURUVA ISLAND:

    If you want to get away from it all and experience a little peace and quiet, take a picnic to this uninhabited island on the tribituaries of the Kabani River. Cross on foot when the water is low or take a small ferry. Explore the dense forest looking for the rare birds, that call the island home, and exquisite orchids.

  • SOOCHIPARA WATERFALLS :

    Located atVellarimala village near Chooralmala in the Meppadi panchayat of the wayanad district. and is an unexplored treasure of nature. The waterfalls range from 100 - 130 feet at different places is a treat to the eyes. Activities like boating , rafting, swimming and bathing are available at the pool below. There are tree top huts available near the soochipara waterfall which allows the tourists to have a unique view of the valleys and the other glimmering water bodies surrounding the area. The Sentinal Rock is about 200 meters in height and so very ideal for rock climbing and trekking in the area. This waterfalls is also known as Sentinal Rock Falls

  • CHEMBRA, THE HIGHEST PEAK IN WAYANAD:

    Chembra Peak is the highest peak located near Meppady town, in the district of Wayanad. Trekking this peak is the ideal pass time for the tourist who visit the area and the trek takes almost day.

  • POOKOT LAKE:

    Pookot Lake is a clear water lake with dense forests surrounding tha nearby areas. Only boating is allowed in the Pookot lake and swimming is not encouraged due to the safety reasons. Boating in the lake is a wonderful experience on its own. A freshwater aquarium is also there with a large variety of fishes as an added attraction. The weather and the climate make the area very pleasant and gives you a visual treat which you will never be able to forget.

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