LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN WAYANAD

While Spicewood Holidays have all you need for the complete vacation, we know that your Wayanad experience needs some local sightseeing too!

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. (- 54.5Kms from Spice wood Holidays)

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- - 79.4 Kms.

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.

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. (- 65 Kms from Spicewood Holidays )

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. (-56.6kms - --hr drive)

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 - 89.4kms, Nagarhole - -68.2 kms, Bandipur - 77.6kms, Muthumala - 102-kms, Tholpatti - 49-kms.

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. (- 57.3kms - -hr drive)

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.( - Kms from Spice Wood Holidays Resort) The best season to visit both the sanctuaries is from November to May.

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. (- Kms from Spice Wood Holidays Resort)

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. (30.6- Kms from Spice Wood Holidays Resort)

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). (56.7- Kms from SpiceWood Holidays Resort)

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 63.3 km from Spice wood Holidays. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.

Kumki, a warrior woman

A statue of Kumki erected on the Kumkichira pond as a part of the Kumkichira Heritage Museum project at Kunhome, near Niravilpuzha, in Wayanad district.It is said Kumki, a warrior woman, lived at a fort on the banks of the pond.(15 km from spicewood)

Pazhassi Raja Museum

Pazhassi Raja was the last ruler in this region who revolted strongly against the British rule after the fall of Tipu Sultan. He waged guerrilla warfare against the British and the dense forests of Wayanad gave him refuge and they later turned out to be the centre of his guerrilla war tactics.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Spread over a 55 sq. km area of forests on the Western Ghats, the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is among the finest of its kind in Kerala. It plays host to an exotic array of flora and fauna and is among the most picturesque locations in Kannur district. The entire area is covered in tropical and semi evergreen forests and is a truly riveting sight.


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