Wayanad - Places To See

| October 7, 2012
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Wayanad Wildlife Reserve: This famous park is easily accessible from all over the state. Elephants, bison, spotted deer, tiger, leopard, bear and wild boar can be spotted here. Best time to visit would be from June to October. The park remains open from 6 am to 9 am and from 3 pm to 6 pm. Park authorities charge fee for camera and guides. One can also hire a jeep to explore the park.

Pookot Lake: A very beautiful picnic spot and a place to relax in a serene backdrop. The area surrounding the lake has an aquarium, children’s park and a small emporium selling handicrafts and spices.

Kuruva Island: Situated on a tributary of the river Kabani, this is a calm place for to picnicking with family. It is an isolated place with serene environment and evergreen forests. You will get to see a number of uncommon species of birds, herbs and trees.

Pazhassi Raja Tomb: It is a memorial for Pazhassi Raja who was considered the lion of Kerala. Pazhassi Raja led guerilla-type warfare against the British for independence.

Sulthan Bathery: A small, charming town, it was originally called Ganapativattom. Its name was changed after Tipu Sultan of Mysore captured the place. A battery of the Sultan’s artillery was stationed here and hence the name.

Waterfalls: Kalpetta region of Wayanad is famous for various waterfalls, the most charming and famous being Soochippara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls and Kanthapara falls. Panchateertha, situated Kanthapara falls. Panchateertha, situated close to Thirunelly temple, is also famous. The word Pancha means five and teertha represents rivers. It is believed that these five rivers met at a point and hence acquired this name. Though, now this place has dried up.