Camping,trekking all in one place
Priyadarshini Tea Environs is a tea estate, tea factory, tea museum, forest reserve and tourist resort all rolled into one thrilling package
The Vishwas Point Trek, which takes you to the highest point in Priyadarshini, is a popular trekking route. Camping trips can also be arranged here. Priyadarshini also has a natural pond, amphitheatre and herb gardens. Organic farm produce is available at Priyadarshini’s polyhouses. Tree houses and other accommodation options are also available, along with ethnic delicacies prepared by the friendly natives.
Located at about 1200 ft above the sea level, the Edakkal Caves are among the oldest human settlements ever discovered. Inside the caves are pictorial drawings and engravings that indicate the presence of ancient human settlements in the region.
The scenic Pookode Lake is a perennial freshwater lake surrounded by green hills and evergreen forests. It lies at an altitude of 770 mts above sea level and is known for its boating trips, exotic birds and blue water lilies. It is also a popular picnic spot and a pleasing retreat for nature lovers.
Heritage Museum at Ambalavayal houses one of the richest collections of historic artifacts in Wayanad. The museum is one of the best and most well maintained in Kerala, with exhibits that were sourced almost exclusively from Wayanad. It explores Wayanad’s ancient history and culture, as well as its tribal population and their customs.
The Jain Temple in Sulthan Bathery, built in the 13th century is one of the most important Jain temples in Kerala. The architecture here was heavily influenced by the style of the then ruling Vijayanagara Empire.
The ruined Panamaram temple was an ancient religious center for Jains in Wayanad. Though severely damaged, the temple has some examples of the excellent stone sculpturing tradition prevalent in ancient times.
Lying towards the north of the district of Wayanad, this region harbours a rich diversity of flora. Open to wildlife jeep safari twice a day, you are bound to spot various animals and bird species in their natural habitat during the 1.5-2 hour journey.
Pazhassi Raja Memorial at Mavilamthodu is located at the spot where the Lion of Kerala ultimately met his demise
Pazhassi Raja Park is a recreational park located on the banks of the Mananthavady River. Well known for its greenery and flora, this region is surrounded by the panoramic beauty of the mountain ranges
Regional Agricultural Research Station located at Ambalavayal conducts agricultural research on paddy, tropical fruits, spices and vegetables. It also has a horticulture division which houses many rare ornamental plants and flowers.
Standing at 6730 feet above the sea level, the Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, and one of its most sought after trekking spots. It is part of the Wayanad range of the Western Ghats, and is located 8km south of Kalpetta
Soochipara falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is situated in the Vellarimala of Wayanad. This waterfall is surrounded by evergreen forests and can be reached on foot after a short nature trek.