Wayanad: Green Nest in the Biodiversity Hotspot-Western Ghats Forest Region
Wayanad: Forest and Spices Plantation Paradise: Best for Rejuvenation and Relaxing
Wayanad is an excellent destination for travellers who love pleasant hills, and rich floral and faunal diversity (Asian Elephants, Indian Bison, and Deer around). Wayanad is a heaven of forests, plantations of pepper, cardamom, tea, coffee, fruit orchards etc, and traditional cultural, religious and tribal diversity. Wayanad district has 78787 hector of forest, the largest in Kerala’s 14 districts. Wayanad is a treasure house for anthropologists and archeologists. Wayanad has the highest tribal population in Kerala’s 14 districts (17.43%). ayanad was the domain of the great king, azhassi Raja, who fought the colonial British forces with his army of Kurichyars-a major martial tribal group, a major tribal group of Wayanad.
Wayanad: Green Nest in the Biodiversity Hotspot-Western Ghats Forest Region Located in North Latitude 110 27’ - 150 58’ and East Longitude 750 47’ - 700 27’, Wayanad hill district is the Southern Tip of the Deccan Plateau of South India, and this is the Green Heart of God’s Own Country-Kerala. On North and East, it borders major Forest, Wildlife and Eco Tourism regions of Karnataka: Coorg district (Kodagu / Madikeri / Mercara), Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park, Mysore district, Bandipur National Park, and Kabani River and Forest. On Southeast, it borders the Forest, Wildlife and Eco Tourism areas of Tamil Nadu: Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Nilgiris district (the Queen of Hill Stations-Ootty / Udagai / Udagamandalam), the focal point of the Nilgiri Biosphere.
All Other Tourist Destinations of Kerala such as Kovalam, Varkala, Munnar, Thekkady, Kochi, Bekal etc are easily accessible by road, rail or air.
Major Tourist Locations of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka such as Ootty, Mudumalai, Bandipur, Nagarhole (Rajeev Gandhi National Park), Mysore, Mercara (Coorg/Kodagu) etc are within 100 kms. Bangalore and Coimbatore are within 250 km.