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SOOCHIPPARA WATER FALLS

Location :

14 KM from Meppadi

Real Treasure of Nature

This is a three step waterfall more than 200 Mts in height framed by enchanting scenery. A must to see site! This region is ideal for rock climbing. Soochipara can be reached by a scenic 2 KM nature walk and deer and other wildlife can be seen near the waterfront. The pool below, provides for water rafting, swimming, bathing etc. Soochippara give an unique view of the valleys of the Western Ghats and the glimmering shallow waters of the surrounding springs.

KURUVA ISLAND

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The Kuruva island, 950 acres of ever green forest on the tributaries of east flowing river Kabani, is an ideal picnic spot, far away from the disturbances of city life. The island is uninhabited. Rare species of birds, orchids and herbs are the sovereigns of this supernal kingdom. It is 17 Kms. east of Mananthavady and 40 kms. north west of Sulthan Bathery.

WILD LIFE SANCTUARY - THOLPETTY

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Situated along the northern ridge of Wayanad. (bordering Coorg District of Karnataka). Tholpetty is much similiar to Muthanga in terms of flora and fauna.  The best season to visit between Nov. and May. This sanctuary includes Elephants, Sambars, Deers, Leopards and Medicinal plants etc.  There is a Watch Tower facility to see wild animals.

THIRUNELLY TEMPLE

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Thirunelly temple is nestled amidst mountains and forests. This ancient riverside temple is a fine specimen of classical Kerala temple architecture. It is Known as Thekkan Kashi/Dakshina Kashi (Kasi of the South) and surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga. Legend is that this temple was dedicated by the Creator, Lord Brahma to propitiate the Preserver, Lord Vishnu. The idols is in the form of Chathurbhuja.
The Shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal clear water of the Papanashini river running downhill add to the enchantment of the place. This temple draws pilgrims from allover, primarily for ancestral rites.
A short walk from Thirunelli temple is the clear mountain spring known as
Papanasini. A ritual dip here is believed to wash one
away of all worldly sins.


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