is the largest earth dam in India, and is located 21 km from
Kalpetta. Due to the undulating
topography of the region, islands
are formed upstream of the dam when the dam is full. The
islands in the backdrop of Banasura hills provide a spectacular
scenic view. :It is the largest earth dam in India, and is located
21 km from Kalpetta. Due to the undulating topography of the region,
islands are formed upstream of the dam when the dam is full.
The islands in the backdrop of Banasura hills provide a spectacular
Peak:It is the highest peak in the
District, near Meppady town, 15 km from Kalpetta.
The hill is a
trekker's paradise. The district Tourism promotion Council provides guides,
sleeping bags, canvases, huts and trekking implements on hire. The
trekking to the Chembra peak is a risky mountaineering endeavour. The
breathtaking scenic beauty of Waynad can be enjoyed from here.
Edakkal Caves, Ambalavayal:The magnificent cave is 3 km. from Ambalavayal
which is 25 km. from Kalpetta. The rock cave in the Ambukuthy
mountain is actually a cleft about 96 ft. long and 22ft. wide. The
interesting pre-historic carvings on the rock wall are an
archaeologists and historians delight. Burial sights and urns dating
back to 2000 years and more have been found here.
Kalpetta:It is the headquarters of Waynad district. Kalpetta is 72 km.
north east of Kozhikode. The Jain temple dedicated
to Vardhamana Mahaveera is one of the few Jain shrines in
Keralah. There is also a cave very near to the temple. The town houses the
famous Maidani Mosque.
Ananthananthaswami Temple:There are many important Jain temples around the town like
the Ananthanathaswmi Temple at Puliyarmala : The beautiful Jain
temple is located six kilometre from Kalpetta. It is dedicated to
Ananthanatha Swami, the third Tirthankara of the Jain faith. The icons of
Paraswanatha Swami and Padmavathi Devi, set in the sanctum sanctorum of
the temple, have thousand reflections in beautiful patterns of the mirrors
placed on the inner sides of the temple walls.Santhinatha Temple at VenniyodThe
temple is dedicated to the Jain saint Santinatha swami. It is 20 km. from
Kuruva Island :The 950 acres
of lush island, is set between the tributaries of east flowing Kabbani
river. It is an excellent picnic spot, far away from the hustle and bustle
of city life. The island possesses rare species of birds, orchids and
herbs. It is 17km east of Manathavadi and 40 km. from Sultan's Bathery.
Lakkidi:The 'Gateway to
Waynad' is located 5 km south of Vayithiri. It is one of the highest
locations in the district and commands a picturesque scenery. The 12 km.
long journey from Adivaram (Foot of the Mountain) to Lakkidi is a
fascinating experience.Pazhassi Tourist Resort, Mananthawadi
It is an ideal picnic spot in North Waynad and 34 km. from
Kalpetta. There is a good aquarium here. Coin operated toys for children
and boating facilities are available. Pazhassi Raja, the lion of Keralah,
who waged war against British East India company, was cremated here in
the most sought after tourist spot in Waynad. The beautiful natural fresh
water lake is set amidst green mountains. Boating facility is
Sultan Bathery (Sultan's Battery)Hill station and historical
centre, it is
noted for a fort built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.
Thirunelli:It is situated 29
km. north of Mananthavadi. 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.