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Tree House

Chain Tree Wayanad The Tree Houses of Wayanad are ethnic houses built on trees with all basic facilities located in 500 acres of pristine verdant tropical rainforest in Wayanad Sanctuary, North Kerala.

Access to the Tree House (86 feet above from the ground level) by an indigenous cane lift is worked by a unique counter weight of water.

Tree Houses has a Double bed with an attached bathroom with flushing toilette, telephone shower, wash basin with running water, carpeted veranda and sit-out.

Tree House is designed and made with ethnic materials using local craftsmen, local materials and indigenous techniques used by the early inhabitants. The tribals are extensively involved with the construction and maintenance of the Tree houses.

Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in Wayanad district, Kerala, South India. The lake is surrounded by forests, and boating is allowed. Recent commercial modernisations have removed some of its wilderness charms. Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake.

There is a Sree Narayana Ashram near the lake, surrounded by flowering trees and their shades. There was a gallery of painting and sculptures.Now there is only a building there.There is a handicrafts shop near the lake owned by 'Uravu'.From there you can buy variety of household items made of natural materials. cost is a little bit high but the products have good quality.Of them, you can see a rain instrument made of bamboo when tilted raining sound is produced.There are lot of curious items made of bamboo and coconut husk.Herbal medicines, Tribal medicines and spices are also available.

There are groups of Blue water lilly flowers scattered here and there in the lake. Boats are available for rent but visitors are not allowed to touch lilly flowers while boating. Visitors may walk around the lake. There is a children's park and garden nearby

Banasura Dam

Banasura Dam Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River, is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979. The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region known to have water shortages in seasonal dry periods

The Banasura Sagar Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad District of Kerala in the Western Ghats. It is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia and an ideal starting point for hikes into the surrounding scenic mountains. It is an important tourist attraction.

In the dam's reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. The islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view. The dam has now become a major tourist attraction of wayanad. Boating facility at the dam will help you travel between small islands in speed boats. A small children's park is also present at the dam.

Kuruva Dweep

Kuruva Dweep Kuruva Island is situated on the tributaries of the river Kabani and is a fabulous picnic spot. Its serene silence and wide expanse of the evergreen forest leaves you astonishing. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds, herbs and orchids are the monarchs of Kuruva Island.

Just 17 km to the east of Mananthavady, Kuruva Island is a vast island of 950 acres abundantly rich with green forest. It is very far from the turbulence of city life making it an exotic place for visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature. It is closed during monsoon (June to September).

Tirunelli Temple

Tirunelli Temple Tirunelli or Thirunelli is at a distance of 66 km from Kalpetta and 32 km from Mananthavady in Wayanad district. Nestled along the Western Ghats, this Kerala village is blessed with lilting palm trees, floral carpet and rubber, tea and coffee plantations. This charming place has taken its name from the 'nelli' fruits of Amla trees.

Tirunelli in Kerala harmoniously blends religious and ecological aspects and offer nature's bounteous beauty. The major attractions of Tirunelli or Thirunelli are the Tirunelli temple and the Papanasini River. Blessed with the exquisite architecture, the temple features 30 granite columns and the sylvan surroundings. Tucked away in the idyllic setting of the Brahmagiri hills, this Kerala village enamors every traveler's heart and soul.

On your Tirunelli tours in Kerala, explore the forest around village. On this ecological tour one can see varied range of trees from rare medicinal trees to an extensive species of exotic flowers. Whether you are a nature lover or wildlife lover, this Tirunelli tour will leave you totally enchanted. See sambhar, gaur, chithal, elephant, bison, Malabar giant squirrel and sloth bear.

The nearest railhead is at Kozhikode, which is around 72 km from Kalpetta and the nearest airport is Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode, 23 km away from Kozhikode town.

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular wildlife sanctuary in Wayanad. One of the memorable experiences will be night camping. The watch tower of this sanctuary is situated above the lake and is the main water source to animals. This gives a thrilling experience, as at night animals come to drink water. Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary is abundant with flora and fauna. Animals like Bison, Jungle Cats and Elephants can be spotted here.

Soojipara Waterfalls

Soojipara Waterfalls The Soochippara waterfalls are situated near Meppadi and are real treasures of nature. The waterfall ranged from 100 to 300 feet in height and is a luxury to the eyes. This is a prominent place for leisurely destination. This place is a blessed place as its divinity is obvious in the beauty of the nature. The pool sited below the falls offer a great opportunity for swimming, bathing, water rafting, etc. another attraction is the tree top huts presenting a distinct vies of the western ghat valleys and the shining shallow waters of the spring. Such a scenic beauty cannot be ignored. Swimming is advisable.

Meenmutty Falls

Meenmutty Falls Meenmutty Falls is located 29 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District in the state of Kerala, India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 300 metres. Meenmutty Falls, the largest and most spectacular waterfall in the Wayanad District, is a 2 km hike though the jungle from the main Ooty Road. It is Kerala's second largest waterfall and the one most unspoiled in its natural setting. Each of its three tiers requires a separate hike through a moist, deciduous forest. The path is quiet dangerous and tiresome, but the waterfalls are worth it.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad 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 5000 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.

Phantom Rock

Phantom Rock Phantom rock Wayanad is a rare kind of natural structure which is a must see for Kerala tourists. Phantom rock is situated near Ambalavayal town. Why did this rock get the special name? It is because Phantom Rock has a special skull head shape. In the local area it is popularly known as Cheengeri Mala. Phantom rock has a naturally beautiful skull head appearance which makes the tourist spot interesting for children and all ages.

The surroundings of this rock have potential scenic locations worth to be recorded in your handy cams and camera. Phantom rock is situated at a distance of twenty five kilometers from Kalpetta, and just ten kilometers from Sulthan Bathery. From Mananthavady it can be reached by a drive of forty two kilometers.

The scenic surroundings near the phantom rock make it a potential tourist trekking and camping location. The surroundings have lot of greeneries and rocks. When you plan your next trip to Wayanad make it a point to surely visit this extraordinary piece of natural art.

Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary

Muthanga, which is 16 kms. east of Sulthan Bathery, is located very near to the Karnataka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.kms. from the Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary; the biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheetah, wild bear, etc. are found in this sanctuary. The Forest Department has facilities for providing elephant rides to tourists here.

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