Northern Kerala attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry to both parts of the sanctuary is only permitted as part of a two-hour jeep safari (₹650), which can be arranged at the sanctuary entrances. At the time of research the government was planning to introduce min…
Cave in Wayanad Region

Edakkal Caves

The highlight of these remote hilltop 'caves' – more accurately a small series of caverns – is the ancient collection of petroglyphs in the top cave, thought to date back over 3000 years. From the car park near Amba…
Workshop in Kannur

Kerala Dinesh Beedi Co-Operative

The Kannur region is known for the manufacture of beedis, those tiny Indian cigarettes deftly rolled inside green leaves. This is one of the largest and purportedly best manufacturers, with a factory at Thottada, 7k…
Hindu Temple in Wayanad Region

Thirunelly Temple

Thought to be one of the oldest temples on the subcontinent, Thirunelly Temple is 10km from Tholpetty. Non-Hindus cannot enter, but it’s worth visiting for the otherworldly cocktail of ancient and intricate pillars.…
Museum in Kannur

Arakkal Museum

Housed in part of the royal palace of the Arakkal family, a 16th-century Kannur dynasty, this harbourfront museum features antiques, furniture, weapons, silver and portraits. It's a fascinating look into the life of…
Museum in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Heritage Museum

In the small village of Ambalavayal, about 5km from Edakkal Caves, this museum exhibits tools, weapons, pottery, carved stone and other artefacts dating back to the 14th century, shedding light on Wayanad’s signific…
Fort in Kannur

St Angelo Fort

Kannur's fort is the 1505 Portuguese-built St Angelo Fort on a promontory 3km south of town. Wander the well-preserved walls and gardens within.
Fort in Bekal & Around

Bekal Fort

The huge laterite-brick Bekal Fort, built between 1645 and 1660, is the largest in Kerala and sits on Bekal’s rocky headland with fine views.
Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

The location of the southern entry gate to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

The location of the northern entry gate to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.