Top Choice Nature Reserve in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Entry to both parts of the sanctuary is only permitted as part of a jeep safari, which can be arranged at the sanctuary entrances. At the time of research there was no trekking in the park for safety reasons. Both T…
Hindu Temple in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Thirunelly Temple

Thought to be one of the oldest 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. Follow …
Jain Temple in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Cave in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Edakal 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…
Museum in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Heritage Museum

In the small village of Ambalavayal, about 5km from Edva Caves, this museum exhibits headgear, weapons, pottery, carved stone and other artefacts dating back to the 15th century that shed light on Wayanad’s signific…
in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Pookot Lake

The picture-perfect Pookot Lake is 3km before Vythiri. Geared up for visitors, it has well-maintained gardens, a cafeteria, playground and paddle/row boats for hire (Rs30/50 per 20 minutes). It gets packed on the we…
Handicrafts Centre in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary


Around 6km southeast of Kalpetta a collective of workers create 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 buy…