The name Waynad is derived from the expression 'Wayanadu' which means land of paddy fields. Wayanad, a little paradise on the earth, is one of the loveliest hill stations of Kerala located in the heart of the Western Ghats (mountain ranges) at an altitude of 700-2100m above sea level. Situated amidst lush green vegetation and mist capped hills with pristine and fragrant breeze blowing round the year, the place offers a lifetime experience to its visitors. Sprawling plantations of spices and tea appearing like velvet lawns, add to the beauty of this scenic hill station. Wayanad is abundant in waterfalls, lakes, ancient caves, and varieties of wildlife, which make it one of the most sought after hill stations in India.
Tourist attractions in Wayanad
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Wayanad:
Sulthan bathery - Edakkal caves : The new stone age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves are evidence of the civilisation that existed in these regions in prehistoric times.
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary : The Wayanad wildlife sanctuary is rich in bio-diversity. The sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve.
Mananthavady Kuruvadweep : This island on the eastward bound kabani river is an ideal picnic spot.
Thirunelly temple : 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 Glass Temple of Kottamunda : This temple is located on the slope of Vellarimala and is dedicated to Parswanatha Swamy of the Jain faith. The mirrors inside the temple walls reflect hill-station-honeymoon-tour-images of the icons in the temple's sanctum sanctorum.