Wayanad Kerala India

About Wayanad Tourism
This unspoilt expanse of virgin rainforests in the Western Ghats in northeasternKerala, (south of Coorg) is bordered by the Nagarhole National Park, BandipurNational Park and Mudumalai. The misty environs of Wayanad offer a wide range of trekking opportunities, plantation visits and wildlife tours. It was at Mananthavady (35km N) that Lord Arthur Wellesley fought a guerilla war with the Pazhassi Raja and British supremacy marked the region for two centuries. The state of Kerala was created in 1956; the southern region of Wayanad which was part of Cannannore district was attached to Kozhikode district. In 1980 the Wayanad region was amalgamated out of the districts of Kannur and Kozhikode and comprised the three taluks of Manathavady, Sultan Bathery and Vythiry. Kalpetta the region's district headquarters (15 km N), used to be a major Jain centre. Lakkidi, its gateway town, is popular for its plantation homestays. Tipu Sultan.

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