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CHEMBRA PEAK

Chembra is the Highest Peak in Wayanad and is ideal for trekking. Climbing this peak is a challenging mountaineering endeavour and would take a full day. The scenic beauty of Wayanad, which is visible from the top of Chembra, is very exhilerating. At the top Chembra,  there is a fresh water lake called 'Hridayasarassu' in the shape of heart.

BANASURA SAGAR DAM

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This is the Largest Earth Dam in India and the second largest in Asia. The Bansura project precincts are an ideal starting point for treks to the Banasura Peak. A quaint feature is a series of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas.

The Regional Agricultural Research Station located in Ambalavayal town is part of the Kerala Agricultural University. This station conducts research on Spices, tropical and sub tropical fruits, vegetables and hill paddy. RARS also have a nursery with a large collection of rare Roses and ornamental plants. Visitors can purchase seeds and saplings at the sales counter.

JAIN TEMPLES

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There are significant Jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Bathery, Punchavayal and Puthanangadi are the best known of these. With their beautifully carved pillars now partly ruined.

EDAKKAL CAVES MEENMUTTY WATER FALLS

Three caves are located at a height of 1000 mts on Ambukuthi mala near Ambalavayal. The new stone age pictorial writings on the walls of these natural caves at Edakkal are the evidence of the civilizations that existed in the regions in the pre-historic times. The caves can be accessed only by a 1 Km trekking trail from Edakkal.

An interesting 2 km jungle trek off the main Ootty Road. Meenmutty is the Largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. A unique feature is that water drops about 300 meters over three stages.

   

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