Wayanad

Places to visit in Wayanad

Banasura Dam

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If you love speed boating, the Banasura project is just your kind of destination. Hailed as the second largest earth dam in Asia, a reservoir led to the formation of a set of islets when it submerged the surrounding areas. This point is another favoured trekking destination among tourists.

Chain Tree

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Chain Tree is a popular Ficus, which has many myths associated with it. According to one of the legends, the road up was built by a foreign engineer but the route was given to him by a local tribal youth who was shot to death by the engineer.

Chembra Peak

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With a height 2100 m, the Chembara peak is an attractive destination for Campers and Mountaineers. Many guided expeditions are conducted to the tallest summit of Wayanad.

Edakkal Caves

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Famous for its exquisite rock and wall carvings, this pre-historic Edakkal Caves measures 96 ft long and 22 ft wide. You need to trek for one and half hour to hit the cave entrance, and another 45 minutes to reach the mouth of the cave.

Kuruva Dweep

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Situated on the tributaries of river Kabani is the Kuruva Island surrounded by a picturesque view of enchanting evergreen forests. The site is popular among those seeking a quiet get-away from the hustle bustle of the cities.

Pookot Lake

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Lying just 3 kms south of Vythiri is a natural fresh water lake unspoiled by human habitation and activities. The Pookode lake tourist resort is famous for its aquarium and green house. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in its calm waters. Kayaking in the lake is another sought after activity.

Soochipara Falls

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Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered waterfall, which cascades at its best between the months of June and January. The site is also popular with rock climbers apart from picnickers.

Sulthan Bathery

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Once served as a military town of Tipu Sultan, this place was previously called Hennaradu Peedike (Twelve Shops). Located at an altitude of 930 meters, it is famous for its 13th Century Jain temple, Bathery Catheral- a 1915 Malankara Orthodox Christian structure, Ganapati temple, Masjid Madeena, Battery Juma Masjid, Pazhassi Raja Tomb and Mariyamman Temple besides its many other local attractions.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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Also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, this area is home to a large variety of wild animals such as Indian Bison, tigers, elephants, and deer, Panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkey, wild dogs and bears.

What to Eat in Wayanad :

Local Food and Cuisine

A blend of influences from Arab, Brahmin, Zamorin, and Chirakkal food cultures makes Wayanad a flavorsome hot-pot. The North of Wayanad is also popular for its Konkani fares. Some of the must try dishes here are Dum Biryani, Malabar paratha, Pathiri or rice bread, and ghee and saffron rice. You willou will also find popular items such as Ghee Roast Dosa, Appams and Idlis as well as Toddy, a locally fermented alcohol beverage made from palm tree and coconut palms.

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