Wayanad Region attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad's ethereal 345-sq-km sanctuary is accessible only by two-hour jeep safari (₹680), on which you might spot langurs, chital deer, sambar, peacocks, wild boar or wild elephants; the odd tiger and leopard wander…
Hindu Temple in Wayanad Region

Thirunelly Temple

Thought to be one of the oldest temples on the subcontinent, Thirunelly Temple huddles beneath the Brahmagiri Hills 15km southwest of Tholpetty. Non-Hindus cannot enter the temple itself, but it’s worth visiting for…
Cave in Wayanad Region

Edakkal Caves

These remote hilltop 'caves' – more accurately a small series of caverns – are celebrated for the ancient collection of petroglyphs in their top chamber, thought to date back over 3000 years. From the car park near …
Museum in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Heritage Museum

In the village of Ambalavayal, 12km southwest from Sultanbatheri near the Edakkal Caves, this small but fascinating museum exhibits tools, weapons, pottery, carvings and other artefacts dating back to the 9th centur…
Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Tholpetty)

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary can only be visited by two-hour jeep safari; this is the location of the reserve's northern gate.
Nature Reserve in Wayanad Region

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthanga)

The location of the eastern entry gate to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, accessible by two-hour jeep safari only.
Workshop in Wayanad Region


An 11km drive east from Kalpetta, the Uravu nonprofit collective of 200 workers (most of them women) creates all sorts of artefacts from bamboo. You can visit the artists’ workshops, where they work on looms, painti…
Jain Temple in Wayanad Region

Panamaram Jain Temple

Seemingly being allowed to collapse into oblivion, this ancient, partly ruined roadside Jain temple displays fine stone carvings backed by lush greenery. It's 3.5km northeast of Panamaram (which is 13km southeast of…
Jain Temple in Wayanad Region

Jain Temple

The 13th-century Jain temple on the western edge of Sultanbatheri has splendid stone carvings and is an important monument to the region’s strong historical Jain presence.
Lake in Wayanad Region

Pookot Lake

Around 3km southwest of Vythiri (10km southwest of Kalpetta), Pookot Lake is a beautiful mirror framed by forest. With well-maintained gardens, a cafe, a playground and boats for hire, it gets packed with picnicking…