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THINGS TO DO

For the curious traveller, we offer experiential packages with guided tours, nature walks, and native community interactions. For the tourist, we can help you with the most popular sightseeing spots.

tribal lady in wayanad

NATIVE COMMUNITIES

We take our community and environment very seriously. Upholding the responsible tourism initiative of the Kerala government, we provide a carefully curated collection of guided tours that gives you a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of our treasured ethnic communities.

Take a peep into their joint family system, and observe their unique lifestyle, customs, rituals, and traditions. The native communities follow indigenous agricultural and medicinal practices – you will be able to have a first-hand experience of these. Try your hand at traditional fishing methods, observe and enjoy sprawling coffee, arecanut, coconut, ginger and other spice plantations during this journey.

Our guided tours not only provide you with a detailed understanding of Wayanadan village life, but also offer an opportunity to interact with local children, farmers, and traditional medicinal practitioners. Through these responsible tourism initiatives, our valuable guests can help distribute the benefits of tourism among the local community.

Please respect the local way of life, traditions, surroundings, and strictly no littering!

BANASURA SAGAR DAM

Located at the base of the Banasura hill - the third largest peak in the Western Ghats - the dam is considered to be the largest earthen dam in India, and the second-largest in Asia. Adventurous folks can opt for scenic treks and speedboating, while relaxed types can enjoy the beautiful park and numerous picnic spots.

banasura sagar dam in wayanad
meenmutty falls

MEENMUTTY FALLS

The waterfall cascades down in three tiers, making it a stunning sight to behold. To reach the falls, visitors have to trek through the forest, which enhances the overall experience. The journey to the falls is as enchanting as the destination itself, thanks to the surroundings teeming with rich flora and fauna.

POOKKODE LAKE

A scenic freshwater lake, it is nestled amidst dense forests and rolling hills. Visitors can hire pedal boats or rowboats to explore the lake and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings. The area around the lake also offers opportunities for nature walks and birdwatching.

pookode lake
karlad lake

KARLAD LAKE

Set against a backdrop of a sweeping green landscapes, this large freshwater lake offers a wide range of adventure activities such as boating, kayaking, ziplining, rock climbing, nature walks, and bamboo rafting. Set high on a tower, the 800-plus feet zip line across the lake is the main attraction.

EN OORU TRIBAL VILLAGE

The first of its kind in the state, En Ooru is an initiative of the Kerala Government to create an exclusive platform for the heritage and indigenous skills of the tribes domiciled in Kerala. The project aims to have product stalls to introduce tribal medicines, handicrafts and other tribal products to visitors. An amphitheatre provides a platform for performing art forms including tribal music, Thudi Thalam, and ancestral customs.

en ooru heritage village
lakkidi view point

LAKKIDI VIEWPOINT

Located on the highway that connects Wayanad and Kozhikode districts, the viewpoint offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding lush green valleys, mist-covered mountains, and winding roads. Nearby is the chain tree, an old fig tree with several legends surrounding it. The most popular belief is that it contains the mischievous soul of Karinthandan, a local tribal who haunted travellers during the days of British-ruled India.

CHEMBRA PEAK

Among the highest peaks in the Western Ghats, Chembra peak rises to an elevation of around 6890 feet above sea level. One of the highlights of the trek, apart from the lush greenery and scenic views, is a heart-shaped lake located halfway to the summit. Trekking to the peak usually requires obtaining permission from the forest department, and guides are often recommended for the trek due to the challenging terrain.

chembra peak and heart lake
kanthanpara falls

KANTHANPARA FALLS

A refreshing escape into the natural beauty of Wayanad, this is one of the lesser-known waterfalls in the region. Visitors can enjoy a short trek through the forest to reach the waterfall, and can also take a refreshing dip in the pool formed at the base of the fall.

SOOCHIPARA FALLS

The name "Soochipara" comes from the Malayalam words "soochi" meaning needle and "para" meaning rock, which aptly describes the needle-like shape of the rock formations surrounding the waterfall. To reach the falls, visitors have to trek through a forested area, which adds to the allure of the experience. The waterfall cascades down from a height of around 650 feet, and adventurous visitors do enjoy swimming in the large pool formed below.

soochipara falls
edakkal caves

EDAKKAL CAVES

Situated atop Ambukuthi hills, the Edakkal caves are formed by a large cleft in a massive rock. A fascinating archaeological site, these caves are renowned for their ancient petroglyphs, which are rock carvings believed to date back to the Neolithic era, around 6000 BCE.

KARAPUZHA DAM

Located on the Karapuzha river, a tributary of the mighty Kabini, the dam draws birdwatchers because of its lush vegetation. Vast open areas, a children's park, and beautifully manicured gardens make for an enjoyable outing. One of Kerala's longest zip lines is also here, which takes you right over the dam.

karapuzha dam
900 kandi glass bridge

900 KANDI ECOPARK

Reached via an adventurous off-road path, 900 Kandi is home to Kerala's longest hanging glass bridge. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, rope bridge walks, trampolines, archery, and rifle shooting.

KURUVA ISLAND

A go-to place for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat amidst the beauty of Kerala's natural landscapes, the island is also well-known for its rich biodiversity and conservation efforts aimed at preserving its natural ecosystem.

kuruva island
thirunelli temple wayanad

THIRUNELLI TEMPLE

Situated amidst the lush greenery of the Brahmagiri hills, this Maha Vishnu temple is believed to be around 3000 years old, making it one of the oldest temples in Kerala. People believe that performing ancestral rites here deliver eternal peace to departed souls.

MUTHANGA WILDLIFE

Renowned for its diverse ecosystem, comprising tropical moist deciduous forests, evergreen forests, and grasslands. It is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including elephants, deer, tigers, leopards, wild boars, and various species of birds and butterflies.

muthanga wildlife sanctuary
tholpetty wildlife sanctuary

THOLPETTY WILDLIFE

Spread over an area of 345 square kilometers, this sanctuary forms an integral part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, and is a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It is home to a variety of species including elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, langurs, macaques, and numerous bird species.

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