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Wayanad
District was formed as the 12th district of Kerala in 1980. This is 100km from Kozhikode district, the north eastern tip of this state. This quaint little hill station for its coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber plantations. The Jains have built beautiful temples in the district. it is the least populous district in Kerala. Pookot Lake is situated in Wayanad district. .Lakkidi is known as' Chirapunjy of Kerala'. It is linked to all major tourist spots in South India. The states of Karnataka and Tamilnadu are its neighbors. Other towns are Sulthan's Battery, Vythiri, Mananthavady, Pulppally and Panamaram etc.
H.Qrs. :
Kalpatta
Area :
2131 sq.km.
Population :
671195
Altitude :
700 to 2100 mtrs
Season :
Aug/March
Rainfall :
250 cm.
S.T.D.Code :
0493
MANANTHAVADI: This is located in Wayand district and 40km from Kalpatta, Mananthawady is historically important as the last resting place of Pazhassi Raja. PANCHAYATS

* Ambalavayal
* Edavaka
* Kalpetta
* Kaniambetta
* Kottathara
* Mananthavadi
* Meenangady
* Meppadi
* Mullankolly
* Muppainadu
* Muttil
* Nenmeni
* Noolpuzha
* Panamaram
* Padinharethara
* Poothadi
* Pozhuthana
* Pulpally
* Sultan Batherry
* Thavinhal
* Thirunelly
* Thondernad
* Thriyod
* Vellamunda
* Vengapally
* Vythiri

BLOCK PANCHYATS

* Kalpetta
* Mananthawadi
* Sultan Batheri

KALPETTA: This is located in Wayanad district and 75km from Calicut, Head quarters of the district, surrounded by thick growth of Coffee Plantations, Kalpatta was occupied by hardworking farmers and planters from Central Travancore. Over 5000acres are covered by Coffee estates around Kalpatta.Jains as the Anantha Swamy Jain temple is situated at Piliyarmala near Kalpatta. The Jain temple dedicated to Vardhamana Mahaveera is one of the few Jain shrines in Kerala. The town also has the famous Maidani Mosque.
PULPALLY: This is located in Wayanad district. There is a cave at Pulpalli in which the Pazhassi Raja took refuge until his capture.
VAYITTIRI: This is located in Wayanad district and 60km from Calicut, winding and climbing roads through Wayanad hills.
LAKKADI: The 'Gateway to Wayanad', is located 5km south of Vayittri. This is a place of great scenic beauty with picturesque hills, glittering streams and rich vegetation and one of the highest locations in Wayanad.The second highest rainfall in the world in Wayanad.The 12km long journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi is a fascinating experience.Lakkidi is known as' Chirapunjy of Kerala'.
SULTHAN BATHERY: This is located in Wayanad district, 96km from Calicut, passing through thick forest, coffee, rubber and tea estates, oranges and other cash crops, winding and climbing the hills, Sulthan Bathery, a small town is only 19km Karnataka border. Sulthan Bathery is a health resort. The business in this small town is mostly run by Muslims. Hill station and historical centre, noted for a fort built by Tipu Sulthan in the 18th century.
THIRUNELLI: It is situated in the banks of Papanasini River, near Thirunelli Temple. It is renowned for the temple often called as 'Thekkan kasi'. It is believed that a bath in the holy water of 'Papanasini' will wipe off all sins.
KURUVA ISLAND: 950 acres of lush Island is set on the tributary of east flowing Kabani river. It is an excellent picnic spot, far away from the disturbance of city life. The Island possesses rare species of birds, orchids and herbs.

 

 

 

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