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Things To Do In Wayanad


POOKOT LAKE

Set in a beautiful valley and surrounded by evergreen forests and wooded hills, Pookote is one of Wayanad's top visitor draws. This natural lake near Lakkidi is just a short distance off the National Highway 212. (4 Kms from Vythiri Resort)

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SOOJIPARA WATERFALLS

It is a thundering three-tiered waterfall. These falls capture nature at her best. This place is also famous for rock climbing. Best season is from June till January. Distance-38 Kms.

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KURUVA ISLANDS

Part of a group of tiny islets in the river Kabini, Kuruva Island with 950 acres of evergreen forest is home to various species of rare birds, orchids and herbs. An ideal picnic spot for guests to relax amidst the pristine serenity of nature.

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CHEMBRA PEAK

At 2100 meters, the spectacular Chembra Peak located towards the southern part of Wayanad is the tallest summit in the region. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavor and would take a full day.

The surrounding areas offer exceptional photo opportunities. Camping on the peak is a unforgettable experience. (26 Kms from Vythiri Resort)

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THIRUNELLI TEMPLE

The temple is on the banks of the beautiful Papanasini River. It is believed that people can wash out their sins by immersing themselves here in the water. (80kms - 3hr drive)

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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

Wayanad abounds in wildlife sanctuaries. Elephants, spotted deer, sloth bear, samba and gaur are just some of the species you can spot. The distances of the various sanctuaries from the resort are as follows: Muthanga - 55kms, Nagarhole - 70kms, Bandipur - 75kms, Muthumala - 100kms, Tholpatti - 70kms.

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CHAIN TREE

Even today, a chain still hangs from a Banyan tree to mark the spot where a British Colonialist murdered an Adivasi tribesman (and thus, the name). (9kms - 20mins drive) Edakkal Caves 1000mts above sea level, this ancient natural cave exhibits ancient carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating back to the stone ages. (53 kms - 1½ hr drive)

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THOLPETTY

Tholpetty reserve is situated along the northern ridge of the district bordering Coorg in Karnataka. In terms of flora and fauna, Tholpetty is much similar to Muthanga.( 68 Kms from Vythiri Resort) The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is from November to May.

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MUTHANGA

Spread over a vast area Muthanga is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Region. Located 18 kms East of Sultan Bathery, it is a rain forest reserve connected to two other major sanctuaries: Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. (55 Kms from Vythiri Resort)

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BANASURA SAGAR DAM

Considered to be the second largest earth dam in Asia, the Banasura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura Peak. An interesting feature is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. Speed boating facility is available in this place. (30 Kms from Vythiri Resort)

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PAKSHIPATHALAM

Located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills at an altitude of more than 1700 mtrs, Pakshipathalam is a formation of large boulders, some as tall as two storey buildings. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants. The journey involves an arduous 7 km. trek through thick forest commencing at Thirunelli. (Special permission required from DFO- North Wayanad at Mananthavady). (85 Kms from Vythiri Resort)

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Lakkidi View Point

The Lakkidi View Point is situated on the southern edge of Wayanad district of Karela city. It is at an altitude of 2296ft from the sea level and is at the distance of 5 km from a famous town, Vythiri. The trek to the point is memorable with greens everywhere you turn and streams of the river on both sides. From this point, one can get an amazing view of the valleys and mountains. There are many well-furnished resorts and hotels that can make the trip to Lakkidi easy for the tourists. Every year, many tourists from all around the world come here to have a peaceful experience in the laps of nature. This place is a popular picnic spot that attracts throngs of visitors traveling to Wayanad. There is a famous ghat road known as Thamarassery Churam that connects Calicut and Wayanad. Every year the Lakkidi gets the rainfall of 600cm that makes this region one of the highest rainfall regions of Kerala.