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The Wayanad District located in the north-eastern part of Kerala was formed on November 1, 1980 as the 12th district of the state. It was actually carved out of the Kozhikode and Kannur districts. The word Wayanad depicts Vayal (paddy) and Naad (land); ie 'Land of Paddy Fields'. Many indigenous tribals are inhabited in this area. It is an amazing hill station on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 Metres above mean sea level. The enchanting beauty of the land gave it the name, the green paradise.

Chembra Peak :
The presence of hills, rocks and valleys of Wayanad contribute to the very unique character suitable for adventure tourism. Chembra peak offers a unique experience of Trekking to the risky mountaineering endeavour. It is the highest hill in Wayanad situated near to Meppady town. It takes almost a day for trekking to the top of this peak. Temporary camps are available for the tourists to enjoy the beauty of the locale. The District Tourism Promotion Council provides guides, sleeping bags, canvases, huts and trekking for the visitors. The scenic beauty of Wayanad is visible from the top of this Chambra peak which is worth visiting.

Edakkal Cave :
The Edakkal cave in the Ambukuthy mountain, is actually not a cave in the real sense but is only a cleft about 96ft long and 22ft wide in the rock. The Edakkal fissure is made by a corner of rock splitting off from the main body due to some natural causes. Both the cleft and the fissure is 30 ft. deep resembling a cave to the ordinary observer. The fact is that the other portion of the large cleft, an enormous rock, weighing several tonnes, has fallen forming a roof over a large part of it. Some interesting carvings are present in the walls of the cave which represents human and animal figures and objects of human use and symbols.

Kuruva Island :
The 950 acres of ever green forest constitutes the Kuruva island is an ideal picnic spot located far away from the disturbances of city life. The uninhabited island is occupied by the rare species of birds, orchids and herbs sovereigns of this supernal kingdom. The island is located 17 Kms. east of Mananthavady and 40 kms. north west of Sulthan Bathery of the Wayanad district.

Lakkidi :
Lakkidi offers an outstanding picturesque scenery. It is located about 58 kms north east of Kozhikode and five kms south of Vythiri. It is considered as the gate way of Wayanad which lies a top of Thamarassery, the ghat pass at an elevation of 700 m. The breath taking scenes of the gurging stream, lofty mountain peaks, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are worth to be visited once in a life time. The journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi through ghat road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests is indeed a fascinating experience.

Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary :
Muthanga located very near to the Karnadaka border is 16 kms east of Sulthan Bathery. The Muthanga wild life sanctuary covering an area of 345 sq.kms of Wild forests being the biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, cheeta, spotted deer, wild bear, bison, tiger, etc. are the commonly found animals in this sanctuary.

Pazhassi Raja Tomb :
The Pazhassi Tourist Resort locate d at Mananthavady is an enchanting tourist spot in north Wayanad. Well maintained aquarium, coin-operated toys for children and boating facilities are the major attraction of this destination. The Lion of Kerala, Pazhassi Raja, who organized guerilla type warfare against British East India Company, was cremated here in the year 1805.

Pookot Lake :
Pookot Lake of Wayanad is a natural fresh water lake, brimmed with ever green mountains. The salacious weather, the scenic beauty, hypnotizing unspoiled nature are the major features of this destination. The Pookot Lake Tourist resort in Vythiri is the most sought after tourist spot of Wayanad. An aquarium and a green house on the resort attract the tourists. Boating facilities are also arranged for the tourists. The lake covers an area of 8.5ha with a maximum water depth of 6.5mtrs. Lake is located three kms south of Vythiri. Spices and handicraft items are also arranged for sale at Pookot.

Sentinel Rock Waterfalls :
Sentinel Rock waterfall located at Vellarimala village near Chooralmala in Meppadi panchayat is a fascinating picnic spot as well as a trekking centre. The sentinel rock is more than 200 m in height is an ideal spot for rock climbing and other adventures.

Kanthanpara Waterfalls :
Kanthanpara and its surroundings are very pleasant nonetheless relatively smaller than Sentinal Rock Waterfall and is rather less frequented. It is perfect for picnic and leisure with untouched beauty of nature.

Soochippara Waterfalls :
The Soochippara waterfalls located near Meppadi is really a treasure of nature which is yet to be discovered. It offers a treat to the eyes with stretches of waterfalls ranging at places from 100 to 300 feet high. The tree top huts at Soochippara give a unique view of the valleys of the Western Ghats and the glimmering shallow waters of the surrounding springs. The pool below, provides for water rafting, swimming etc.

Banasura sagar Dam :
Banasura Sagar is the largest earth dam in India. According to the topography of the dam, many islands will be formed in the upstream when the dam is full. These small islands with the background of Banasura hill provide a hypnotizing sight to tourists.

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