The place is ideal for different categories of tourism such as adventure tourism, recreational tourism, pilgrim tourism, and historic tourism. Wayanad comes on the route from Sulthan Battery to Mysore. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1973 and it is the second biggest wildlife reserve in Kerala. Visitors enjoy elephant rides in this reserve. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, is home to verdant green jungles and diverse wildlife.
Places to see in and around Wayanad Chembra Peak- The Chembra Peak is the tallest summit in Wayanad and it is closely located to the town of Meppady. Traveling to the crest of this mountain is nearly a day-long affair and a dangerous rock climbing experience as well. The elevation of the peak is 6890 feet or 2100 meters. Thirunelli Temple- This historic place of worship lies on the foothills of Brahmagiri. It was devoted to Lord Vishnu by Lord Brahma as a Chatturbhuja. Sulthan Bathery- The Sulthan Bathery is known for its citadel constructed by Tipu Sultan. Edakkal Cave- The Edakkal Cave is situated at a distance of 3 km from Ambalavayal which in turn lies at a distance of 25 km from Kalpetta. The cave is famous for its awe-inspiring features.
Kuruva Island- The Kuruva Island sprawls an area of 950 acres and houses evergreen plants. Situated on the branches of the Kabani River which runs to the east Kuruva Island is a perfect place for family outings. Lakkidi- Lakkidi is one of the tallest areas in the Wayanad district. The place is known for its beautiful surroundings. The distance is approximately 5 km from Vythiri to the south and around 58 km from Kozhikode to the northeast. Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary- This wildlife reserve is located at a distance of 16 km from Sulthan Bathery towards the east. It enjoys the proximity of the boundary of the state of Karnataka. The Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary encompasses a total area of 345 sq km and it is the largest habitat of fauna in the Malabar region. You will see wildlife varieties including spotted deer and tigers. Pakshipathalam- It is located in the Brahmagiri Mountains near Thirunelli and is a popular adventure sports location for travelers. Pazhassi Raja Tomb- This is the burial place of Pazhassi Raja who was nicknamed the Lion of Kerala. He spearheaded the revolt against the East India Company and this was the place of his last rites in 1805. The Pazhassi tourist resort in Mananthavady is located in north Wayanad and is a popular spot for vacationers. The place also houses a big aquarium. Nearest railway station: Kozhikode about 85km . Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 110 km