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Wayanad

Wayanad District, in the north-east of Kerala, India, is a combination of Vayal (paddy) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m.

With Wayanad having some thick evergreen vegetation and hills, you can sight many endemics of the western ghats in this region. Edakal caves and Tirunelli are great places for birding, where you can sight many  of the local resident species.


Getting There
The Kozhikode- Mysore National Highway No. 212 passes through Wayanad district. Nearest railway station is at Kozhikode, 75 km from Kalpetta. Kozhikode  is the nearest airport. There are good road connections to various parts of Kerala and other neighbouring states. Buses go frequently between important centres. While travelling from Mysore take the NH 212, turn off at Gundlupet for Sultan Batheri, which is a small town of Wayanad .

This road passes through the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary which is the Kerala state border. The roads are good except for some sections inside the Forest. Various destinations like Mananthavady, Vythiri etc are connected by good roads.

 
Accommodation
Kalpetta is a good place to stay and explore Wayanad. It has a few hotels from budget to mid-range. Green Magic resort near Vythiri and  GreengatesResort are recommended.
 
 
 
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