With its green highlands, lush valleys and cool clime, Wayanad is one of the most beautiful retreats of Kerala.
The district of Wayanad is spread over an area of over 2000 sq km and stands at an altitude ranging from 700 to 2100 m above sea level. Apart from its breathtaking natural beauty, Wayanad is also famous for the discovery of pictorial writings of the New Stone Age at its Edakkal Caves. The caves in the Ambukuthi hills, 12 km south of Sultan Bathery, are world-famous as one of the earliest centers of human habitation. More than one fifth of the population - more than 6, 70,000 - of this untouched, picturesque land are tribals
Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes, as yet untouched by civilisation. Wayanad is known for its picturesque mist clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. The leading tourist centres of South India like Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, Kozhikode and Kannur are around this region.