More About wayanad
Wayanad was an unknown land or what call as a dark district in Kerala even after post independence. It was home to the tribal communities of Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyars, Kurichyas, Ooralis, Kattunaikkans and Uraali Kurumas. It was the British who introduced roads to Wayanad with the intention of connecting Kerala to Mysore through the Ghats of Wayanad as a commercial route. The route was discovered with the help of the local tribes of Wayanad. In the 1940 many people from the plains got into Wayanad, acquired land for agriculture and became big time planters here.
The tropical evergreen forests of Wayanad is rich in its bio diversity. Wayanad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. The ghats here lead to the Deccan plateau and hence it is only a small part of Wayanad that comes under the Western Ghat.
What is distinct about Wayanad is its altitude and the weather so cool than the plains. Its mountains, the rivers, forests and wildlife sanctuaries, it caves, Plantation, Bird sanctuaries, the tribal communities, and there is a lot more about Wayanad. Come Explore Wayanad with us
Facts and Figures
Telephone Access Code: +91 4936
Altitude: 700 – 2100 m Above sea level
Area: 2132 sq. km
Population: 780,619 (2011 census)
Getting into Wayanad
By road: Well connected by roads from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty (114 km from Kalpetta) and Mysore (140 km from Kalpetta).
By rail: Nearest railway station: Kozhikode Major towns in the district and distance from the nearest railway station: Kalpetta: 72 km from Kozhikode, Mananthavady: 80 km from Thalassery & 106 km from Kozhikode, Sulthan Bathery: 97 km from Kozhikode, Vythiri: 60 km from Kozhikode.
By air: Nearest airport: Kozhikode.