WAYANAD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Wayanad is 2000sq km of magnificent forest, upland meadow and spice plantations, still home to tribal people who live as they have for thousands of years, their history stretching back to Mesolithic times.

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary in the Nilghiri biosphere comprises two districts, Mutanga in the south and Tholpetty to the north. Emerald green hill stations, grassy uplands, thick forests of deciduous and semi evergreen trees form a perfect habitat for a rich diversity of creatures large and small. Elephant, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, giant squrirel and langour are among the many species seen by visitors. A jeep safari can be very rewarding, specially at dawn or dusk.

EDAKKAL CAVES

Climb up to Eddekal caves to see evidence that man was here at least 5000 yrs ago, wall carvings show human figures and items used in daily life as well as symbols as yet not understood tell us that this was most likely a prehistoric settlement. This is the only such site so far found in Kerala. Outside the cave you will be amazed by the panoramas that stretch for ever, it is well worth the climb.

SOOJIPARA FALLS

Soojipara falls is where water cascades 100ft into a rocky pool below the clear clean water is perfect for bathing and younger people enjoy it a lot…..it is quite a climb down through woods to get to the pool.

CHEMBRA PEAK

Chembra peak is the highest spot in Wayanad and very busy with trekkers, after buying a ticket from the forest office drive 5kms to thewatchtower where the trek begins. You can drive some way to Chembra to a viewpoint where the views are breathtaking and you can see the road you came on winding down through countless acres of tea gardens.

POOKOT LAKE

Pookot lake is a popular day out for boating among the water lilies and walking through the trees on the lakeside path. Refreshments, souvenirs and spices are sold beside the lake.

Wayanad is 2000sq km of magnificent forest, upland meadow and spice plantations, still home to tribal people who live as they have for thousands of years, their history stretching back to Mesolithic times.

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary in the Nilghiri biosphere comprises two districts, Mutanga in the south and Tholpetty to the north. Emerald green hill stations, grassy uplands, thick forests of deciduous and semi evergreen trees form a perfect habitat for a rich diversity of creatures large and small. Elephant, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, giant squrirel and langour are among the many species seen by visitors. A jeep safari can be very rewarding, specially at dawn or dusk.

EDAKKAL CAVES

Climb up to Eddekal caves to see evidence that man was here at least 5000 yrs ago, wall carvings show human figures and items used in daily life as well as symbols as yet not understood tell us that this was most likely a prehistoric settlement. This is the only such site so far found in Kerala. Outside the cave you will be amazed by the panoramas that stretch for ever, it is well worth the climb.

SOOJIPARA FALLS

Soojipara falls is where water cascades 100ft into a rocky pool below the clear clean water is perfect for bathing and younger people enjoy it a lot…..it is quite a climb down through woods to get to the pool.

CHEMBRA PEAK

Chembra peak is the highest spot in Wayanad and very busy with trekkers, after buying a ticket from the forest office drive 5kms to thewatchtower where the trek begins. You can drive some way to Chembra to a viewpoint where the views are breathtaking and you can see the road you came on winding down through countless acres of tea gardens.

POOKOT LAKE

Pookot lake is a popular day out for boating among the water lilies and walking through the trees on the lakeside path. Refreshments, souvenirs and spices are sold beside the lake.