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Bird watching in Wayanad

Bird Watching | Resident and Migratory

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Nilgiri Woodpigeon found in Wayanad Photo Courtesy Shyamal

Wayanad is home to 350 species of resident and migratory birds. Wayanad is home to several endemic as well as endangered species of birds. Here you can find endemic black-chinned laughing thrush, white-bellied shortwing, black and orange flycatcher, Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri wood pigeon, and the Nilgiri flycatcher.
 
For serious birders there are many spots such as Kuruva Island, Pakshipathalam, Muthanga Wildlife sanctuary and Edakkal caves. Bird watching in Wayanad is excellent during the spring or fall migrations when many different varieties of birds can be sighted.

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  • Pykara Lake

    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over more

    Access

    Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 17 Kms ), Ooty ( 20 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 22 Kms ), Masinagudi ( 24 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 26 Kms )
  • Sree Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram is a Lord Shiva Temple at Kottiyoor and is is one of the renowned more

    Access

    Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 23 Kms ), Kannur ( 68 Kms )
  • Thusaragiri Waterfalls

    Natural Wonders
    Thusharagiri Waterfalls are formed on Chalippuzha River originating from Western Ghat. The highest more

    Access

    Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 25 Kms ), Calicut ( 50 Kms )
  • Thirunelli Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Thirunelli Temple is a very ancient Lord Vishnu temple and a major pilgrim centre in Wayanad North more

    Access

    Wayanad (Tirunelly), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 30 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 52 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 55 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 62 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 66 Kms )
  • Edakkal Caves

    Heritage Site
    Edakkal caves are renowned for its pre-historic carvings and paintings. The caves contain drawings more

    Access

    Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 13 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 25 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 37 Kms )
  • Anantnath Swami Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Anantnath Swami Temple is a Jain temple at 6 km from Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthnath more

    Access

    Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 6 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 17 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 22 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 26 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 27 Kms )
  • Valliyoorkkavu

    Temple or Holy Place
    Valliyoorkkavu is an ancient devi temple at 3 kilometers from more

    Access

    Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 3 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 24 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 26 Kms ), Wayanad (Tirunelly) ( 30 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 36 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 36 Kms )
  • Pallikunnu Church is a Latin Catholic church in the name of Our Lady of Lourdes at 14 km from more

    Access

    Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 12 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 15 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 19 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 22 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 26 Kms )
  • Varambatta Mosque

    Mosque or Dargah
    Varambatta Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in more

    Access

    Wayanad (Banasura) ( 5 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 20 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 21 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 26 Kms )
  • Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram is an ancient Hindu Temple in Wayanad situated on the highest peak more

    Access

    Wayanad (Banasura) ( 11 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 11 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 26 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 32 Kms )
  • Banasura Sagar

    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the biggest Earth dam in Asia and it attracts lot of tourists for more

    Access

    Wayanad (Banasura) ( 1 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 18 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 20 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 22 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 41 Kms )
  • The tomb of the king Pazhassi Raja, who fought the British with the help of Kurichiya warriors, is more

    Access

    Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 1 Kms )
  • Pookode Lake

    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Pookode lake is set near Vythiri having a fresh water aquarium, children's park and boat more

    Access

    Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 5 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 15 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 21 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 39 Kms )
  • Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, at 6,900 ft asl and accessible from Meppady via a 5 more

    Access

    Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 12 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 18 Kms ), Wayanad (Banasura) ( 30 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 32 Kms )
  • Kuruvadweep

    Activity, Rides
    Kuruvadweep (10 km from Mananthavady) is a fragile delta system on the Kabini River. The island of more

    Access

    Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 10 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 35 Kms ), Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 37 Kms )
  • Kanavu

    Institute
    Kanavu is an alternative school/commune in Wayanad, set up by writer, activist and film director more

    Access

    Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 17 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 20 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 25 Kms )
  • Pakshipathalam

    Activity, Heritage Site
    Pakshipathalam (5000+ ft asl) is a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. more

    Access

    Wayanad (Tirunelly) ( 1 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 30 Kms )
  • Soochipara Falls

    Natural Wonders
    Soochipara Falls is a three-tiered 650+ feet waterfall in Wayanad at 15-20 minute drive from more

    Access

    Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 22 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 28 Kms )
  • Kanthanpara Waterfalls

    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Kanthanpara Waterfalls is about 100 ft waterfall at eight kilometers east of Meppadi. There are more

    Access

    Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 12 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 18 Kms )
  • Thovarimala Ezhuthupara is a remote cave near Sulthan Battery where Pre-historic stone age more

    Access

    Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 5 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 26 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 37 Kms )
  • Meenmutty Falls

    Natural Wonders
    Meenmutty Falls is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 900+ ft and is Keralas second largest more

    Access

    Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 22 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 28 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 37 Kms )
  • A popular trek route with medium difficulty level, takes about 3 hours to reach to the top. Along more

    Access

    Wayanad (Banasura) ( 1 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 21 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 35 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 41 Kms )
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad is a dense forest where Indian Bison, elephant, deer can be more

    Access

    Wayanad (Sultan Battery) ( 15 Kms ), Wayanad (Kalpetta) ( 38 Kms ), Wayanad (Vythiri) ( 49 Kms )
  • Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in North Wayanad bordering Coorg and Nagarhole areas is where more

    Access

    Coorg (Kutta) ( 10 Kms ), Wayanad (Tirunelly) ( 13 Kms ), Nagarhole ( 14 Kms ), Wayanad (Mananthavady) ( 20 Kms )