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Kannur airport to change face of north Kerala

Kannur Airport to Boost Tourist Arrivals to Wayanad

Wayanad is a district in the north –east kerala in india with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta.Comprising of majestic mist covered mountains, spice plantations, fertile cultivated areas and lush green forest;Wayanad is home to several native tribes of this  region.

Wayanad  is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats and the borders of Tamilnadu and Kerala is a picturesque plateau at a height of 700 to 2100 meters above sea level. Known worldwide for its pristine natural beauty, the name Wayanad is believed to have been derived from the word “vayalnadu” meaning the land of paddy fields.


Nature has abundantly blesses this part of the state with mist covered mountains and verdant valleys. The Chembra peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty waterfalls, Banasurasagar dam, Edakkal caves, Kuruva islands, Pakshippathalam, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary etc. are justsome of what thisland has to offer.


The nearest  airport to wayanad is kannur airport. Several cabs and taxi services to wayanad are available to reach the city from the airport. The distance between wayanad and kannur airport is just 70Kms

Kerala’s fourth international airport in Kannur is expected to serve more than 1.5 million passengers annually. With the opening of Kannur International Airport Ltd. (KIAL) Kerala has become the only State in the country to have four international airports with the others at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.

The airport would open a new gateway for tourism development and eventually improve connectivity between the two Districts, thereby boosting

Tourism are the major contributors to the economy of the district. Wayanad is a major tourism destination in Kerala.

Tourism industry in Wayanad is hoping for a surge in tourist footfall, thanks to Kannur International Airport, a Greenfield Airport in Kerala, which was inaugurated on Dec. 9

Tourism stakeholders are hoping that the new airport may prove a big advantage for tourist footfall in the Wayanad

Many tourism corporate in the hospitality sector have opened resorts in the district. Apart from this, the district has many home- stay accommodations.

Since Kannur is an international airport, we are expecting an influx of foreign tourists into Wayanad.

The tourism industry, especially health, pilgrimage would be developed to attract more national and international tourists.

The airport will be established quite close to Wayanad and Coorg which are suitable locations for adventure and wild life tourism.

Even before the commencement of the construction of the airport several hotel chains have come up to explore the tourism potential of the region

Standing to gain through this new airport are the nearby located popular tourist destinations of Coorg and Mysore in Karnataka.

The airport would rev up tourism activities in the hilly districts of Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargode. Also going to boost the local economy

The airport has set a perfect model for development.......

It is expected to boost tourism in Kannur, Kasargode, Wayanad and increase trade and commerce in the handloom and spices sectors.......

Eco tourism and pilgrimage are a very important economic motor for the region. That’s why with the construction of the new Kannur International Airport eco tourism and pilgrimage travelers will be more. Even before the commencement of the construction of the airport several hotel chains have come up to explore the tourism potential of the region. 

The Greenfield airport was expected to pave way for the state's overall development and prosperity, especially the northern region......