Wayanad Tourism, Kerala

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About Wayanad - Kerala Tourism

Wayanad, located on the Western Ghats, is one of the most favored hill stations for travelers from South India. Wayanad provides a majestic experience to tourists with its beautiful hill ranges and valleys, wildlife sanctuaries, and spice and tea plantations.

With 26% of forest cover, much of the district still remains unexplored, and constitutes the last surviving tracts of a unique ecosystem. Spread in an area of 2132 square kilometers, this district is still home to some historic tribes that are still untouched by the modern world. Wayanad has been recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

There are also two wildlife sanctuaries here - Muthanga and Tholpetty, which are home to wide variety of flora and fauna. One of the most important tourist attractions in Wayanad is Edakkal caves, which is a 96 feet long cave with human and animal paintings. There is also the Chembra peak, which is the highest peak in Wayanad that can be reached by visitors by trekking.

Tourists prefer to go on trekking and jungle trails in Wayanad to enjoy the natural trails with panoramic view of caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife. The popular waterfalls here are Meenmutty waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls, and Sentinel Rock waterfalls.

There are lot of resorts and hotels in the area, with cottages and bungalows that are in congruence with the ecosystem of area. Kozikhode is the nearest airport and railway station to the district, located at the distance of 98 km. There are regular bus services to Wayanad from Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai and Thiruvanthapuram.

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