Places To Visit In Wayanad
Edakkal Caves Wayanad  

Edakkal Caves is one of the most visited tourist places in Wayand. Interesting pre historic paintings, rock etchings are found on the walls of these caves.  These caves have drawn in the serious attention of archeologists and historians worldwide. Edakkal caves are situated among the Ambukuthi mountains near Ambalavayal. 3 caves are located at a height of 1000 meters on Ambukuthimala. The name Edakkal literary means “A stone in between”. It contains some interesting carvings which represent human and animal figures. 


One of the finest places for trekking in Kerala, Chembra Peak is at 2100 meters above sea level. The peak is around 14 km from Kalpetta, the district HQ of Wayanad and very near to Meppadi. On reaching half of the trek, it is a refreshing view to see a small lake, which is described as a wonder by tourists. Most of the parts of Wayanad could be seen reaching the top. Trekking to the peak of Chembra takes almost a day. Tourists can also choose to camp on the peak on prior booking. A guide also will accompany the team for trekking. 

  Chembra Peak Wayanad
Phantom Rock  

Phantom Rock is situated near Ambalavayal Town. Phantom Rock has a big skull head shape so it is called Phantom Rock. Phantom rock has a naturally beautiful skull head appearance which makes the tourist spot interesting for children and all ages. Phantom Rock is formed out of huge metamorphic rocks.


Established in 1973, the Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the Northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast Rich in Biodiversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilagiri Biosphere Reserve. The Management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribal’s and others who live in and around the forest region.

  Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Soochippara Waterfalls  

Soochippara Waterfalls is very near Meppadi. At Soochippara there are stretches of waterfalls which are at high altitudes ranging from 100 to 300 feet height. It is also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls. The Waterfalls is really a great treat for the sightseeing guests. It is really a treasure of nature. Below the Waterfalls there is a pond providing space for water rafting, bathing, swimming, and other recreational activities. The sprawling valleys around is a breath taking view for a nature lover.


Smaller than Soojipara falls, Kanthanpara and it’s Surroundings make for ideal picnic spot. This waterfalls about 30m in heights is situated 8km east of meppadi

  Kanthanpara Waterfalls
Meenmutty Waterfalls Wayanad  

Meenmutty waterfalls is claimed to be Kerala's second largest waterfalls. It is situated at two kilometer hike through the forest from the Calicut Ooty road at Cherangode. Nearest town is Vaduvanchal. To reach the Meenmutty falls we need to trek for two to three kilometers. This Waterfall is a 300 meter high fall and three-tiered. Trekking equipments are available at Tourist Information Centre, Kalpetta. Nearby interesting destinations are Kanthanpara Waterfalls and Soochippara waterfalls.


Jain Temple Wayanad is located very near to Sulthan Bathery town and it is on NH 212. It is generally it is known as Tippu`s Fort. It is said that Emperor Tippu Sultan stored his ammunition at this place, during his reign. Hence, the town also got the name as Sulthan’s Battery, as it is believed. Jain Temple Wayanad is known to be constructed in the thirteenth century. This Temple is also an important tourist place in the Wayanad itinerary. This temple is an excellent piece of Jain architecture.

  Jain Temple

Pakshipathalam is 7 km towards the Thirunelli Temple in the Wayanad. Trekking is the only way to reach Pakshipathalam. A large variety of rare species of birds can be seen. Pakshipathalam is a wonderful location for bird watching. Birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary. Tourists are given permission to travel to Pakshipathalam by the forest department.