Pazhassi Raja Tomb Wayanad is the memorial of the ancient, brave king of Kerala, Veera Pazhassi Raja. He has been adorably called by his admirers as the ‘Lion King of Kerala’. It is a simple, yet beautiful tomb that is situated in Mananthawady, Wayanad district of Kerala, South India.
Mananthavady, Wayanad, Kerala 670645
Pazhassi Raja played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. He organized guerilla warfare against the British army. He organized the revolution against the British for a long period of time. He belonged to the Kottayam Royal family. The entire Mananthawady area was once ruled by the Pazhassi dynasty.
Near the Pazhassi Raja Tomb Wayanad, there is a cave named the Pulpally Cave. Pazhassi Raja took his refuge in the Pulpally cave until the British found him and captured him. Pazhassi Raja was killed by the British in a violent encounter towards the end of 1805. He is considered as the last king who fought against the English army after the demise of Tipu Sulthan.
Pazhassi tomb is situated on the very place where Pazhassi raja was cremated. The Pazhassi Museum is situated near the tomb. The museum displays a sword that is believed to be as old as the era of Pazhassi raja.
The scenery in and around the tomb is very attractive. It seems as if the entire beauty of Wayanad has been blended to create this area. It is situated at a height of 700m above sea level. The picturesque surroundings and the view point from where we can get a bird’s eye view of the Wayanad are the major attractions here.
If you are an archaeologist, adventurer, a student of history then the Pazhassi tomb is your dream destination. History lies in deep slumber in and around the area near the tomb. This area has a lot to talk to you about a long lost era and its reminiscences, its rich history and heritage.
How to reach there
Pazhassi Raja tomb is located near the Wayanad district hospital and the village office in Mananthavady. It is located just a kilometer away from Mananthawady. Sulthan Bathery is about thirty seven kilometres from the spot. It is also at a distance of thirty two kilometers north east of Kalpetta.