Historical & Heritage Tours in Wayanad

Wayanad is a UNESCO World heritage destination located along the astonishing coasts of Western Ghats, ideal to know the rich heritage of Kerala. It is a district with so much historical importance and a favorite spot for many historians and archaeologists. Rich in history, there are some must visit places in Wayanad such as Edakkal Caves and ruins of Jain temples. Plan a historical and heritage tours in Wayanad if you are planning some holidays in Kerala.

Wayanad – Historically important district

Wayanad is a great tourist destination in Kerala holds high cultural and historical importance. There are so many temples and historical attractions in this district that make it a hot tourist spot in the state.  The culture and tradition of the district is very closely related to its attractive temples. Once you visit them, you will realize how they linked the cultural heritage of this beautiful destination. Some of the popular historical places and temples in the district are:

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves is a must visit place in Wayanad with so much historical importance. People love to visit this historic spot to see its engravings that belong to the Neolithic era. Being one of the most popular pictographic galleries, it is a favorite tourist spot for many historians and archeologists.

Pazhassi Memorial

Pazhassi Memorial is another destination with historical importance as this is the place where the body of Veera Pazhassi, also known as the Lion of Kerala is buried.  It is situated at Mananthavady almost 32 kilometers away from Kalpetta.

Tirunelly Temple

Tirunelly is a famous temple in Wayanad also known as ‘Thekkan kasi’ is nearly 30 kilometers away from Mananthavady. Devotees take dip in the nearby Papanasini River and perform rituals for their forefathers.

Jain Temples at Panamaram

Many students and historians prefer to visit the ruined Jain temples in Wayanad at Panamaram. These temples are located north-east areas of Panamaram within 5 kilometers.

Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery

Popularly known as Tippu’s Fort, this Jain temple is used by Tippu as the battery of his army. It is located at the town of Sulthan Bathery.

Puliyar Mala Jain Temple

This is another Jain temple in Wayanad located 5 kilometers north of Kalpetta dedicated to a popular Jain saint named, Anantha natha Swami.

Valliyoorkav Temple

Located almost 3 kilometers away east of Mananthavady, Valliyoorkav Temple is worth visiting. The best time to visit this temple is during its 10 day festival which usually takes place in the month March or April.

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