Wayanad Region 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…
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 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…
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.
Handicrafts Workshop in Wayanad Region


Around 6km from Kalpetta a collective of workers creates all sorts of artefacts from bamboo. You can visit the artists’ workshops, where they work on looms, painting and carving, and support their work by buying vas…
Lake in Wayanad Region

Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake is 3km before Vythiri, a beautiful mirror framed by forest. With well-maintained gardens, a cafe, playground and boats for hire, it gets packed with picnicking families on weekends.
Jain Temple in Wayanad Region

Jain Temple

The 13th-century Jain temple near Sultanbatheri has splendid stone carvings and is an important monument to the region’s strong historical Jain presence.