Undoubtedly , Wayanad is the most favored holiday destination of tourist visiting Kerala. The Green Paradise offers a wide variety of tourist spot to suit every taste. The beautiful Land Scape and pleasant atmosphere of Wayanad, make different from other tourist places. There are various places of touristic,ecological,religious and historic importance in the District. The name Wayanad has been derived from the expression of vayal nadu vayal (paddy) nadu (land) means â€œThe land of Paddy Fieldâ€. Wayanad one of the loveliest hill stations of Kerala. It is set high on the majestic western ghats lies at hight of 700 â€“ 2100mts above sea level,comprising an area of 2132 sq km. The District come in to being on 1st November 1980 as 12th District by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur Districts.
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ALTITUDE: 700 to 2100 metres above Mean Sea Level.
LOCATION:Located between the North Latitude 11027â€™ and 15058â€™ and East Longitude 75047â€™ and 70027â€™, district of Wayanad is on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau. On itâ€™s North, South and West lie the districts of Kannur, Malappuram and Kozhikode (Calicut). To itâ€™s North and East, it borders the Karnataka districts of Coorg and Mysore. Further to the southeast lies the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu.
MAIN TOWNS: Kalpetta is the District Headquarters. Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady are the other towns.
AREA: 2132 sq. kms.
CLIMATE: The district enjoys uniformly pleasant climate throughout the year. The period between Dec. and Feb. is rather chilly (avg. 150C ).
ANNUAL RAINFALL: Average over 2300 mm. Wayanad, like the rest of Kerala gets two Monsoons: the SW (Jun. – Sept.) and the NE (Oct. – Nov.). Lakkidi, the place which gets the highest rainfall in the state
is in Wayanad.
MAIN CROPS: Cardamom, Coffee, Pepper, Tea, and of late, Vanilla.
CLOTHING: Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Dec. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.
STD CODE: +91 (0)4936
- Valliyurkavu Bhagavathy Temple:
Located 8 km east of Mananthavady town, the temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. The two week long festival in February/March is attended by hundreds of tribals
- Thirunelly temple (August)
- Seethadevi Temple (January)
- Pallikkunnu Church (February)
- Nadavayal St. Thomas Church (January)
- Varambatta Mosque (March)
- Mardoni Mosque (March – April)