Places To Visit
SEETHA DEVI TEMPLE
Seetha Devi Temple

Theyyam and Paniyarkali are performed at this temple during the three day annual festival every year. This temple is believed to have built at the time of Pazhasi Raja and is dedicated to Sita devi. Her sons Lava and Kusa are also adored here. It is believed that Valmiki lived at Ashrama Kolli near Pulppally and that Sita was here during her period of exile. Sita Devi temple is situated at Pulpally.

KABANI RIVER

The Kabini, also called Kabani and Kapila, is a river of southern India.It originates in the Wayanad District of Kerala state from the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady River, and flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudalu Narasipura in Karnataka, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.

  Kabani River
CHETHALAYAM WATERFLLS
Chethalayam Waterfalls  

Chethalayam Waterfall is located in Wayanad district at a distance of 11 kms from Pulpally. It lies in Pulpalli Main Road. In order to reach this waterfall, one can trek from Chethalayam for about 4 kms. This place is ideal for trekking and bird watching. This waterfall is a small waterfall and the water here is crystal clear. During summer season the water gets dried up and is the best time for trekking. A nearby tourist spot is Wayanad wildlife sanctuary where one can see animals such as elephants, deer etc and several species of birds.

CHAIN TREE AND HILL VIEW AT LAKKIDI

Beyond the misty ghats of Lakkidi near Vythiri stands an unusual tree. Local legend has it that a young tribal named Karinthandan guided a British engineer to find a passage through the treacherous Thamrasseri Ghat. Unwilling to share credit for the discovery, the Britisher killed the native. When Karinthandan’s troubled spirit began haunting travellers, a priest was summoned to pacify the soul, which was chained to a tree. The heavy shackles can still be seen draping the branches of the famous Chain Tree.

  Chain Tree
THIRUNELLI TEMPLE
Thirunelli Temple  

Surround by Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga, the Thirunelly Temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shields with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal clear waters of the Papanasini River running downhill add to the enchantment of the place

 

KURUVA ISLAND

Kuruva Island is a picturesque destination, which cannot be missed out by a traveler to Wayanad. It is surrounded by the branches of Kabani River tributary in Wayanad. Kuruva Island is almost with an area of 950 acres of evergreen forests. It is a part of ecotourism, and is a great example for a rainforest. Kuruva Island is a group of many islands and raft is used for crossing the River, which is a thrilling experience. Kuruva Island offers a small and undisturbed forest which is suitable for a relaxing tour.

  Kuruva Island
THOLPETTY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Tholpetty Wildlife  

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Wayanad. Tholpettty and Muthanga wild life sanctuary together are commonly known as Wayanad Wildlife Sanctury. The watch tower near the lake is a vantage point to watch the animals coming to the lake to drink water. Bison, deer, Langur, Wild Squirrel, Jungle cat, Elephant and numerous birds are common sight. A two hour safari by jeep is arranged by the forest department into the park. The timings allotted for tourists to explore this sanctuary are between 7 to 9 AM in morning and 3 to 5 PM in the evening.

NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

Nagarahole is named after Nagarahole (Cobra river in the local language, Kannada), a winding river which runs eastwards through its centre. Situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally constituted into a sanctuary in the year 1955 covering an area of 258 sq. Kms and subsequently enlarged to include the adjoining areas of Mysore district and now extends over an area of 643.39 sq. kms which was given the status of a National Park in 1983.

  Nagarhole National Park
PAZHASSI TOMB
Pazhassi Tomp  

Pazhassi Raja tomb is a memorial of the Pazhassi Raja who is famous by the name “ The Lion of Kerala”. Pazhassi Tomb is very simple but it is beautiful. Pazhassi Raja organized a guerilla type of warfare against the British Army. In the memory of Pazhassi Raja, a park is also arranged here. It is situated in Mananthavady, 32 kilometers from Kalpetta.

POOKOT LAKE

Pookot Lake, a fresh water lake is in the mountainous Wayanad district of Kerala. The lake is enveloped by picturesque evergreen mountains. The mesmerizing exquisiteness of the unscathed natural marvel attracts many people from around the world. Pookot Lake is one of the major reasons of tourists’ voyage to the tiny district of Kerala. The weather at this tourist attraction is comfy except for monsoon season in Wayanad (Jun to Mid of Aug). Major fascination other than the natural beauty is the relaxing boating options (Pedal and Row).

  Pookot lake
BANASURA SAGAR DAM
Banasura Sagar Dam  

Banasura Sagar Dam is situated at Padinjarathara. It is a mini hydel project and the second largest earth dam in Asia. Banasura Dam built across the tributary Karimanthodu of the river Kabini. The project was started in 1989.  This Project aims at satisfying the demand for irrigation and drinking water in the seasonally dry water scarcity region. Major fascination other than the natural beauty is the relaxing boating options (Pedal and Row).

JEDATIN KAVE

Lord Ram conducted the Ashwamedha Yajna, and the horse of the Yagna was held by Luv and Kush who had been educated and trained as great warriors by Rishi Valmiki . When Lord Ram came face to face with the twins who challenged him to a duel, Rishi Valmiki intervened and told Ram that Luv & Kush were his sons, and that Sita was living in his Ashram. He asked Ram to take Sita back to Ayodhya and perform the Ashwamedh Yagna by sitting beside his wife. Ram told Valmiki that he would take Sita back only if she re-established her purity before the people of Ayodhya. Sita could not bear the insult anymore and prayed to Mother Earth to give shelter to her. Mother Earth erupted and Sita entered into it. Lord Ram was stunned to see this unexpected development and tried to stop Sita from entering the earth but could catch her hair only.
Imaginative of this incident goddess sita was the idol here. The place has named jadayatta kavu and later renowned as chedattinkavu

  Jedatin Kave