The Bliss of Nature- Wayanad

The Bliss of Nature- Wayanad

Wayanad district is a district in the north-east of Kerala state of India. Situated on the southern tip of Decccan plateau, glorified by the majestic Western Ghats with lofty ridges consisting of dense forests, lush jungles and deep valleys.

Bliss of nature-wayanad

Bliss of nature-wayanad

The centre is lowly situated as compared to the surrounding areas, hence, a mighty mountainous appearance is achieved. It is the least populated district in Kerala. But the beauty and bounty of this place is mesmerizing and pulls nature lovers towards its blissful embrace.

History- The Wayanad district has been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Historians believe that inhabitants were in this place at least ten centuries before Christ. The remains of New Stone Age civilization are evident in the hills throughout the Wayanad district, even today. The two caves of Ampukuthimala in Sulthan Bathery, with pictorial writings and drawings on their walls make the glimpses of the bygone era abundantly clear.

Fascinations –

Crops- The tea, coffee, cocoa, pepper, vanilla etc are famous and common crops of Wayanad.  The aroma and quality of these crops are very good.

Aromatic rice- Wayanad Jeerkasala rice and Wayanad Gandhakasala rice are two varieties famous of this place. These are among the most aromatic types of rice in the world.

Natural beauty- The mesmerizing, soul stirring beauty of Wayanad is beyond words. The lush green plantations, mountainous view that is picture-perfect and the enigma of nature spread far and wide. Wayanad will tranquilize you.

Culture-  Wayanad is influenced, or to say, composed to tribal culture. More than half of the district’s residents are tribals, who have their own dance styles including fire dance. Tribals are eco-friendly and thus preserve the natural bliss of the place.

Flora and Fauna- Being inhabited by the tribal people, this place has been naturally well preserved. The flora and fauna of Wayanad boasts of myriad of   species that live protected in its environment.

Adventure tourism- The hills, rocks and valleys which glorify the unique character of Wayanad provide a lot for adventure tourism.  Trekking is the most common adventure sport in this land.

Must- Visit Places in Wayanad-

  • Chembra Peak- Beautifully embraced by nature, this peak offers a risky mountainous endeavor to the trekking enthusiasts.  The one-day trekking tour is very enticing. People put up temporary camps at the peak and enjoy the spell-binding beauty of the nature. The picturesque beauty visible from the top of Chembra is extremely exhilarating.
Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak

  • Edakkal Cave- This location of breath taking beauty is not a cave in real sense. Situated in Ambukuthy mountain, it is basically a cleft which appears like a cave because the maximum of its top stands covered because of some randomly fallen rock. The rock wall contains some intriguing cravings, these inscriptions sing the glory of the bygone eras the rich historic heritage of this land.
Edakkal Cave

Edakkal Cave

  • Kuruva Island- Evergreen forests sprawling far and wide across an area of 950 acres is an ideal picnic spot. Being distant from the city, this island is impervious to the nuisance, noise and hotchpotch of city life and the serenity comes as a bliss to the visitors.Rare species of birds, orchidsand herbs are the sovereigns of this kingdom.
Kuruva Island

Kuruva Island

  • Lakkidi- Lakkidi lies atop Thamarassery, a ghat pass at an elevation of 700 m above mean sea level. The loftymountain peaks gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and an awesome bird eye view of the deep valley on the south are impeccable and beyond words.

 

Lakkidi

Lakkidi

  •  Pakshipathalam- Situated at Brahmagiri hills, Pakshipthalam is a breath taking adventure site for any adventure enthusiast. It covers seventeen kilometers of thick forest and houses wild beasts and birds of varying species. This trip will make you awe at the nature and it’s brilliance.
Pakshipathalam

Pakshipathalam

Other places in Wayanad that will take your breath away or will leave you transfixed and spell bound are Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Pazhassi Raja tomb, Pookot lake, Sentinel rock waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls, soochippara waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam etc. The beauty at every different location has its own add-ons. The experience will be one of the good memories.

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