Heritage Tourism in Wayanad

There are some remarkably attractive heritage sites in Wayanad that hold high place in the tourism scenario attract many historians and archaeologists.  The tourist attractions like Edakkal Caves in this district have great relevance in archaeology and history and many large scale studies and research have conducted about these caves. The edicts and relics found from different areas of this tourist destination narrate the significant pre-historic era of this district. Some of the popular attractions that hold high importance in the heritage tourism of Wayanad are:

Edakkal Caves

It must be interesting for the travelers to take a trek near the Ambalavayal town to enjoy the beauty of the Neolithic cave, popularly known as Edakkal Caves. Located nearly 28 kilometers from Kalpetta, a lot of travelers including historians and archaeologists visit this tourist attraction to watch the engravings on the walls of Edakkal caves. It shows the civilized people live in the pre-historic era. Besides, visitors can enjoy the panoramic beauty of the surroundings.

Wayanad Heritage Museum

You can watch a large collection of artifacts in the Wayanad Heritage museum including pottery, weapons, headgear and other objects which give an insight about the culture, heritage and history of the district. This museum is located at Ambalavayal and can watch the weapons of the bygone warriors.


Muniyaras are the unique series of burial vaults of ancient times and the remnants collected from these cellars are displayed at the Wayanad Heritage museum. It is located almost 44 kilometers away from Manathawady and around 27 kilometers from Kalpetta.

Chain Tree

The large Ficus tree is the main attraction of this heritage site which bound by a chain. Some legend is associated with this heritage site and you need to travel around 16 kilometers to reach this spot.

Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery

This is certainly another popular heritage attraction in Wayanad where you can watch the ruins of ancient Jain temple built in the 13th century. It is hardly 1 kilometer away from Sulthan Bathery. This tourist spot also was a battery for the marching armies of Tippu Sulthan.


There is a charitable trust in Uravu run a design and production centre for bamboo crafts. In addition, they have a great bamboo nursery. Bamboo is abundantly found in this district and many people create eye catching crafts from this material. You can find a wonderful collection of decorative as well as functional bamboo products at Uravu. Travelers can buy beautiful bamboo crafts from this place or the outlets of them at Pookote Lake or Thrikaipetta.

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