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Places of Interest

Edakal Caves (Ambukutty Hills)

 The magnificant caves are 3 km from Ambalavayal and 28 km from kalpetta. The two Edakkal Caves. natural rock cut out formations formed by a large split in a huge rock, roofed over by other rocks, all fixed in position through natural process. The pre-historic carvings on the rock wall are an archaeologist and historians delight.

Banasura Sagar Dam

 21 km from Kalpetta. kalpetta- Chundale- Tariyod- Pandinharathara- Banasura Sagar Dam. It is the largest earth dam in India. Due to the undulating topography of the region, islands are formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full. the islands in the backcrop of banasura hills provide a spectacular secnic view.

Chembrapeak Near Mippady town

15 km from kalpetta It is the highest peak in the District. The hill is suitable for trekking. The District Tourism Promotion Council Provides guides, sleeping bags, canvases, heats and trekking implements on hire. Hight - 1640 to 6562 feet. Main road route : kalpetta-chundale-Meppadi- chembrapeak.

Glass temple of kottumude

 20 km from kalpetta on the stope of vellanimala. The beautiful temple is dedicated to parsunatha swami (3rd Thirthankara of the Jain faith).


 72 km north-west of kozhikode Surrounded by thick growth of coffee plantations. There are many important jain temples around the town.

Ananthanatha Swami temple, Puliyarmala

6 km from kalpetta. It is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami, one of the jain sage.

Santhi natha Temple, Venniyod

20 km from kalpetta. The temple is dedicated to the saint santhinatha swami

Kuruva Island

17 km east of Mananthavadi 950 area. On the river kabani there islands have rich herbs, orchids and various species of flowers, animals and birds. Route: kalpetta-Mananthavadi (35km)- kuruva.


Located 5km south of Vayithiri Lakkidi is the Gate way of Wayanad. It is one of the highest location in the district. Is a place of great scienic beauty with picturesque hills, glittering streams and etc. Lakkidi has registered the 2nd highest rainfall in the World.

Pazhassi Tourist Resort, Mananthavadi

 35km from kalpetta. Above 500m high It is an ideal Tourist resort. A good aquarium situated here. Boating facilities are available here.

Meen Mutty water falls

About 40 kms from kalpetta. Is a another natural picnic spot.

Nagarhole wild life sanctury

40 km from Mananthavadi kalpetta-Mananthavadi-Nagarhole wild life sanctury.


Near to Thirunelly Is a bird watching centre. A bird watch lower is there for bird lovers is watch and spot different species of birds. kalpetta-Mananthavadi-Kartikulam-Thirunelly

Papanasini River

Flows near the Thirunelly temple. It is believed that the river water can wash one's sins.

Pookot lake, Vayithiri

7km from kalpetta. The natural frest water lake is set amidst green mountain. Boating facility is also available.

Sultan's Batthery

31 km from kalpetta Sultan's Battheryis a hill station, historical centre and a health resort. The sita temple and Valmiki Ashram depicting the Ramayanam story of Sree Rama. The place is a pilgrim centre.


29 km north of Mananthavadi The Thiruvelly temple is called 'Thekkankasi' (kasi of the south). the eye- catching scenic beauty of the place has made it a tourist place


Head Quarters of south Wayanad. (kalpetta-chundale-Vayithiri) 60 km from kozhikode, winding and climbing roads through wayanad hills, 2500 ft. high.

Wayanad wild life sanctuary Near to Muthanga

Covering about 344 sq. km 15 km from Sultan Battery. Tourist Information District Tourist Promotion Council - 0493- 62134, 62712


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