Wayanad Tourism

Posted on 11:50 PM by Abdul Muneer

Wayanad District  in the north-east of Kerala, India, was formed on November 1, 1980 as the 12th district by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area. It is set high on the Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m. It is the least populous district in Kerala

Wayanad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. This is located in the southern tip of the Deccan plateau. Wayanad is an ideal destination for tourists with an eclectic interest, as this district has picturesque picnic spots, lakes and reservoirs, energetic waterfalls, luxuriant forests, unique historical monuments and rich cultural traditions.

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