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Pookot Lake


It is a natural fresh water lake, surrounded with evergreen rain forest. There is a fresh water aquarium & a green house here. Boating facilities are available here. Pookot Lake is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Wayanad & a big hit with family crowd. Distance from Kalpetta 13 Kms. Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Casuals Chain Tree Chain tree in reality is a big banyan tree with lot of chains woven around it. There is a very popular myth for chains being woven around the tree & all locals swear by it. Unravel this myth at Green Gates & you really will be fascinated by it. Distance from Kalpetta 15. Kms. (3 kms. from Pookot Lake) Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 06:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Casuals

Lakkidi View Point

Lakkadi View Point

Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. It is at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level. As the name suggests, it is a great place to watch sun rise & sun set & on a clear sunny day, the view is mesmerizing. The view from the top also offers a bird's view of lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation & winding roads that are really awesome. Distance from Kalpetta 16 Kms. (1 km. from Chain Tree) Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 06:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Casuals

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal caves in the Ambukuthy Mountains are not caves in the right sense. It is only a cleft in reality. It is a cleft of about 96ft. long & 22ft. wide in the rock. There are some interesting carvings of pre-historic age. This location is of breathtaking beauty. Distance from Kalpetta 27 Kms. Timings: 09:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers

Soochipara Waterfalls

soochipara Water Falls

Soochipara waterfalls are really treasures of nature. Alight from your drive & take a one km. walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad. You will discover nature at its thundering best. Soochipara is 3 tiered powerful waterfalls. The cliff face here is ideal for rock-climbing, but for true professionals only. Distance from Kalpetta25 Kms. (35 kms. from Edakkal Caves) Timings: Departure from the hotel before 03:00 P.M. Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers

Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary

Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located very near to the Karnataka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.mts. form Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary, the biggest abode of wild animals in the entire Malabar region, Elephants, Spotted Deers, Bisons, Tigers, Wild Bears… etc. are all sighted here. Distance from Kalpetta35 Kms Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. & 04:00 P.M to 05:00 P.M. Ideal Dress: Casuals

Kuruwa Dweep


995 acres of thick green forest along the banks of the tributaries of east flowing Kabini river forms Kuruwa Dweep or island. This island is totally uninhabited. This isolated area is an ideal picnic spot. Kuruwa dweep is a paradise for exotic birds. Enjoy the sights of different birds and learn about their nesting habits and mating calls. Angling, trekking, swimming and exotic birds watching could all be done here. An ideal place for camping out at night. A must see destination in Wayanad Distance from Kalpetta35 Kms Timings: Reach Kuruwa before 01:00 P.M. Ideal Dress: Bermudas & Sandals

Thirunelli Temple

Thiruneli Temple

This is known as "Thekkan Kasi" or "Dakshin Kasi". It is firmly believed that a dip in the river Papanasini, running crystal clear downhill, washes away one's sins. Distance from Kalpetta62 Kms. (27 kms. from Kuruwa Dweep) Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. & 5:30 P.M. to 07:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Dress fit for the temple

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Tholpetty Wild Life Sanctury

This is another popular wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad. You can find here spotted deer, elephants, bison, leopards…etc., Or the greatest hunter of them all Tiger, the big cat. Jeep safari is allowed inside & a big hit with tourists. Distance from Kalpetta62 Kms. (27 kms. from Kuruwa Dweep) Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. & 5:30 P.M. to 07:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Casuals

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

Chembra peak is 2,100 meters above sea level & the tallest point in Wayanad. Scaling this peak & back is an exhilarating 5 - 6 hours trek from the base. At 1,500 meters from the base, there is crystal clear lake hardly touched by human hands. This peak is a trekker's paradise & an ideal site for camping out at night. The scenic beauty of Wayanad, that is visible from the top of Chembra peak, is really mesmerizing. Distance from Kalpetta17 Kms. (full day required) Timings: Before 10:00 A.M., ideal time Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers

Meenmutty Waterfalls

Meenmutty Waterfalls

The trek to these waterfalls will take you through the beautiful & bountiful forest of Wayanad. The place to rest those aching bones of yours is at Meenmutty waterfalls - triple-decker waterfalls. Distance from Kalpetta: 29 Kms. Timings: Reach waterfalls before 03:00 P.M. Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers



The labyrinth of Pakshipathalam is another fascinating trek. This is a challenging tourist spot for even adventure loving patrons. 9kms. trek along the winding paths through dense evergreen forest over three hills is required to reach here. The destination is a grotto of caves created by nature a million years ago. This is the abode of various exotic birds & wild beasts. Distance from Kalpetta: 72 Kms (2 days & 1 night required) Ideal Dress: Bermudas, Jeans & Sneakers A minimum of seven days prior notice is required to organize this overnight trip.

Ruined Jain Temple

Ruined Jain Temple

This ancient site was the centre of spice trade. Diamonds & pearls exchanged hands here for cinnamon & clove. Distance from Kalpetta: 24 Kms. Timings: 06:00 A.M. to 09:30 A.M. & 05:30 P.M. to 06:30 P.M. Ideal Dress: Dress fit for the temple

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam

This is the largest earth dam in India. The topography is such that many islands will be formed in the upstream of the dam when it is full. These islands with the background of Banasura hill provide a hypnotizing sight to tourists. Speed & Pedal boats are available & are major hits with tourists. Speed boat ride, in particular, is an exhilirating experience & not to be missed. Distance from Kalpetta: 21 Kms. Timings: Evenings Ideal Dress: Casuals
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