Wayanad literally means the 'land of swamps'. Lying at an altitude between
700 - 2100 metres above the sea level, Wayanad possess great flora n fauna.
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in bio-diversity
and is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has been
established with the specific objective of conserving the biological
heritage of the region. Few interesting places are:
A natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forest and rolling
hills. A fresh water aquarium with large variety of fish is an added
attraction. Tourists can also avail of boating facilities, children's park,
and a shopping center for handicrafts and spices.
This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be
sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary.
The two caves are located at a height of 1000 m on Ambukutty Mala near
Ambalavayal. The New Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls of these
natural caves at Edakkal are evidence of the civilization that existed in
these regions in prehistoric times.