The Banasurasagar dam is the largest earth dam in south east asia. It is a man-made dam. The dam is surrounded by hills and lush tropical forests. Transport to and from the dam will be arranged by the resort.
The dam at BanasuraSagar is reckoned as the largest earth dam in India. The dam is located in the southwestern part of Wayanad district and is close to the Karalad Lake. The project area of the BanasuraSagar Dam also has the start point for treks to the Banasura Peak. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas.
While you take in the captivating sights, sounds and fragrance of Wayanad, you may also shop for some specialities of Wayanad like spices, coffee, tea, bamboo products, honey and herbal plants.
Pookodelake is the only natural lake in wayanad. The lake is fed by underground springs. The lake is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. A trip to pookote lake can also act as a bird watching trip. One can spot the rare Malabar pied and the great Indian hornbill around the lake. This perennial freshwater lake near Lakkidi is surrounded by lush evergreen forest. Kayaking, pedal and row boating, a freshwater aquarium, children’s park, a handicrafts and spices emporium are among the tourist facilities available here.
The Karladlake is the smallest and quaintest lake in wayanad. It is a man-made lake which was built in the mid-1950s to provide a source of irrigation for the farmers in the area. Currently is used for water sports i.e. boating, motor boating, speed boating, coracle ride, kayaking, zip line and mountain climbing.
Also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen and Montane forests.
Surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga, the Thirunelly Temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shielded 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.
It is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level.Chembra is located near the town of Meppady and is 8 km south of Kalpetta. It is part of the Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, adjoining the Nilgiri Hills inTamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode district in Kerala.
Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level, at the crest of the ThamarasseriGhat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station. It overlooks the picturesque western Ghats. On a nice clear day, one can see the ocean from the view point.
It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres.Meenmutty is a combination of Malayalam words Meen (fish) and Mutty (blocked). Meenmutty Falls can be reached through a 2 km hike through the jungle from the Wayanad-Ooty road.
Eddekal caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in theWayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. They lie 1,200 metres above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, beside an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BC, from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region.The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.
A wildlife safari to the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary beckons. Situated in the northern side of the Wayanad, it holds a strong resemblance with the Muthanga wildlife sanctuary, also found in the region of Wayanad. Tholpetty sanctuary is connected with the Nagarhole National Park and the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction. Most recently, it has been identified as the most visited place in the district by tourists drawn from all over the globe.The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by VanaSamrakshanaSamiti, a Dept of Forest of Kerala initiative to protect forest, and at times of heavy rain and frequency of elephants and other animals to the island a pass obtained prior to the visit of spot from Dept of Forest is mandatory.
It is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India. It is on the way from Mysore to Sultan Battery. A variety of large wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deer and tiger are found there. There are also quite a few unusual birds in the sanctuary. In particular, Peafowl tend to be very common in the area.Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. It is bestowed with lush green forests and rich wildlife