Wayanad is a hill station in north Kerala. It has sub-tropical vegetation, thickly wooded hills and forests, green paddy fields and valleys, and numerous spice plantations.
Wayand is a very popular tourist destination. It is situated at an altitude of 700 â€“ 2100 meters above sea level and it has sub-tropical vegetation, thickly wooded hills and forests, green paddy fields and valleys, and heavy spice plantations. Wayanad is at the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau. The roads that wind up the rugged hills are a legacy from the British and are the only means of access, whether you travel from Kozhikode on the west or from Ooty/Mysore or Bangalore on the east. The hill station derives its name from the term "Vayal Nadu" which literally translates to land of paddy fields. Wayanad is a beautiful landscape of misty mountains, dense forests and fertile plantations. Lying on the Western Ghats Mountains, it is one of the most popular hill stations in southern India and also a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts because of the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary which is home to a rich wildlife.
Wayanad was inhabited for more than three thousand years; however recorded history is available only for last few centuries. The region was ruled by the Pazhassi Rajas before being taken over by Hyder Ali. Eventually the region came under British control when Tipu Sultan conceded the region to them after the Sreerangapattanam truce.
Wayanad is well-connected by road to most major places in the region. The NH-212 passes through Wayanad.
Wayanad is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region featuring numerous attractions for the tourist. The region is a paradise for nature lovers and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular destinations among wildlife enthusiasts.
The region is also known for its famous temples such as the Thrissilery Shiva Temple and the Thirunelli Temple. Edakkal Caves is another famous attraction known for its pre-historic carvings. Other prominent attractions in the region include the Pookode Lake, Sulthan Bathery, Meenmutty Falls and Pakshipathalam.
Soochippara Waterfalls is another popular attraction. Also known by the name Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, it is located near Meppadi. It is nice view to watch the waterfall cascading from a height of 100 to 300 feet while the pool of water below is a great site for swimming. Chembra Peak which is the tallest peak in the district at a height of 2100 meter from sea level is another popular tourist attraction. The peak is particularly popular among the trekkers and also provides a panoramic view of the Wayanad.
Edakkal Caves is a crevice of about 96 ft. long and 22 ft. wide. The rock walls sport carvings that depict ancient period and people. The caves are reachable by a short trek from Edakkal and are a popular attraction.
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