Wayanad district has the majestic Western Ghats shaping its terrain. From a scenic perspective, it has dense green forests, tropical jungles and deep valleys.
Mountains: ChembraPeak (2,100 meters- 6,890 ft.), Banasura Peak (2,073 meters- 6,801 ft), Brahmagiri (1,608 meters- 5,276 ft.) are some of the imposing mountains in the district.
Places of importance:
Thirunelli Temple: This temple embodies classical, traditional Kerala architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu – the God who maintains life. The temple attracts devotees especially for performing ancestral rites.
Edakkal Caves: Known for its pre-historic carvings and paintings.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary: Wild animals such as bison, elephant, deer and tiger can be spotted. There are quite a few rare wild birds also.
The Jain temple: Close to Koothamunda
Valliyoorkav: Is a temple of historic and social significance
Pallikunnu Church: Located 14 km from Kalpetta, this church is a popular pilgrim center in North Kerala.
Vasambatta Mosque: One of the oldest Mosques in Wayanad. Known for VarambataNercha. It is situated within the most Sunni populated area in Wayanad.
Mazhuvannur Maha Shiva Temple: It is an ancient Shiva Temple near Tharuvana
Sultan Bathery: It is famous for its fort, which was built by Tipu Sultan
Pazhassi Raja’s tomb: The tomb of Pazhassi Raja, who fought the British with the help of Kurichia warriors, is in mananthavady.
Lakkidi: The entry-point to Wayanad on the road from Kozhikode, receives the highest rainfall in India.
Pookode Lake: Is a famous tourist centre nearLakkidi
For the adventurous: Chembra peak &Banasura Peak will provide a tough trek experience
Kanavu Island: It could be an important place if you are a sociologist or if you are in the field of education. It is a center for alternative educationwhich helpthe tribal society to adapt to the challenges without losing their cultural moorings.
Ananthanatha Swami Temple: It is a beautiful Jain Temple located at Puliyarmala.
Pakshipathalam: A popular trekking spot on the Kerala-Karnataka border.
Soochipara, Kanthapara and Meenmutty: These are spectacular waterfalls in the Meppadi-Ambalavayal region.
Meenmutty Falls: .It is 29 km. from Kalpetta in Wayanad district. It is Kerala’s largest waterfall and the one most unblemished in its natural setting.