Tourist Destinations



Known as Kuruva islands is situated about 17 km East of Mananthavady and 45 km Northwest of Sulthan bathery is this 950 acre of gracious islands uninhabited and hence untarnished in its naturak richness complimented by the serene river Kabani. It is no wonder that the picnic makers are overwhelmed by the pleasant experience. This sylvan stretch is marked by orchids,herbs and birds.


About 10 km from Tirunelly, this is a centre for bird watching. the watch tower offers a better viewof some rare species. Reaching the place on foot is the only means to get there.


This is the highest peak in the district at 2100m above sea level. It is an ideal place for trekking.


About 25km North east of Kalpetta, this place 'Padinjarethara' is where the construction of the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia. The magnificent site is also the venue of a fascinating sanctuary where perpetually blooming trees with their fabulous flowers add charm to the colour.


Abundant in flora and fauna the sanctuary with a variety of wildlife forms an integral part of the nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and in making inroads in the conservation of the regional biological heritage, the purpose it is intended for. It is adjacent to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur on the northeast and the Mudumalai of Tamilnadu on the Southwest. The lifestyle of the tribals and others of the region have appropriately been taken into account by the management. Visitors to this sanctuary are required to obtain permission from the wildlife warden, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Sulthan Bathery.


12km from Sulthan Bathery, the two beautiful caves with their walls adorned with pictograph of the new stone-age era, at an altitude of 1000m on Ambukutty near Ambalavayal bears testimony to the ancientcivilisation that thrived here. Reaching the marvelous caves calls for a trek of about 1km from edakkal. Morning hours are ideal for a visit and the entry closes by 17.00hrs.


Brahmagiri, a trekker's paradise is a vast area of scenic wild-land forming part of the Western Ghats. It is 11km trek from Tirunelli. Brahmagiri lies 1600m above sea level. Pakshipathalam and Munimala are the other attractions. The thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple popularly called Thenkasi or Dakshin Gaya nestles in the lap of Brahmagiri.


This beautiful town is the outcome of the conscientious efforts of the Wayanad Social Service Society. It is 15km north of Mananthavady. Nature care centre, Herbal Garden, Seri culture unit, Perma culture centers, etc. are the treasures of the town along with Jean Park, the Indo- Danish project for promoting herbal garden.