GATEWAY KERALA HOLIDAYS

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been established with the specific objective of conserving the biological heritage of the region. The sanctuary is very rich in flora and fauna. The management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region. Wayanad is unspoiled green paradise in Kerala. It is land of spices. Black pepper & Coffee produced from here is famous in the world of spices, because of its unique quality and aroma. Wayanad offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and breathtaking beauty of natural waterfalls surrounded with bamboo forests.

Pookat lake
A natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forest and rolling hills. A fresh water aquarium with large variety of fish is an added attraction. Tourists can also avail of boating facilities, children's park, and a shopping centre for handicrafts and spices.

Kuruvadweep
This 950 acre, uninhabited island on the eastward bound Kabani river is an ideal picnic spot. The wooded stretch of land is home to rare species of birds, orchids and herbs.

Thirunelly Temple
Surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga, the Thirunelly temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal clear waters of the Papanasini river running downhill add to the enchantment of the place.


Pazhassi tomb
The memorial of ' the lion of Kerala' - Veera Pazhassi Raja - who organised the guerilla warfare against the British East India Company, is situated at Mananthavady. The Pulpally cave is where Pazhassi took refuge until he was captured by the British. The Glass Temple of Kottamunda
This temple is located on the slope of Vellarimala and is dedicated to Parswanatha Swamy of the Jain faith. The mirrors inside the temple walls reflect images of the icons in the temple's sanctum sanctorum.

Pakshipathalam
This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary. Boy's Town: Herbal garden, nature care centre, sericulture unit, perma-culture centre etc., established by the Wayanad Social Service Society and Jean Park (the Indo-Danish project for promoting herbal gardening) are situated here. Chembra Peak: At 2100 M above mean sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.

Major waterfalls
Soojippara waterfall, Kanthanpara waterfall, Meenmutty waterfall & Chethalayam waterfall.