Wayanad (Mananthavady)

(3000 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Mananthavady )

Kerala | India
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Wayanad (Mananthavady) is categorised as Plantations

Kuruvadweep (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Kuruvadweep (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Kuruvadweep (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Kuruvadweep (Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 May 2017)
Nilgiri Woodpigeon found in Wayanad Photo Courtesy Shyamal
Pazhassi Memorial (Photo Courtesy: Saraths) (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Valliyoorkkavu Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Mananthavady is a small town on the banks of Mananthavady Puzha a tributary of the Kabini River in the Wayanad district
  • Mananthavady is the base for Pakshipathalam, a boulder - strewn area in the forests of the Bramhagiri hills, excellent for trekking and bird watching.
  • Mananthavady is base point to access Kuruva Deep Island and the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary are accessible from here.
  • Mananthavady lies enroute from Calicut to Nagarhole Park and therefore good for a stopover. There are a number of plantation type resorts and homestays which offer confortable and activity centric stays for guests.
  • Destinations in Kerala offering Bird Watching"The Kuruva islands (10 kms from Mananthavady) comprise of three densely wooded uninhabited islands covering an area of 950 acres in the middle of the river. Kuruvadweep as its popularly called is a prime bird watching site where many exotic birds are sighted in Winter. Guests staying in Banasura, Sultan Battery and Wayanad area make a day visit to the area."
Access Information

Wayanad (Mananthavady) has 6 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount

For Reviewing all Wayanad (Mananthavady) Hotels, rates, offers and making online reservation requests Click here

There are no Holiday found for Wayanad-(Mananthavady)

For an itinerary customised to your tastes and preferences email to or call +91-22-61506363 to speak to our travel planners.

For any other transport services for Wayanad (Mananthavady) email to or call +91-22-61506363 to speak to our travel assistants.

Wayanad (Mananthavady) has 16 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Add On1

Click here for Reviewing all Wayanad (Mananthavady) Add Ons, rates and making online reservation requests.

List of Service Add Ons for Wayanad (Mananthavady)

Add On

Services Rates Starting From
Coffee TrailsRs. 5300


Services Rates Starting From
The Wild WayanadRs. 3534


Services Rates Starting From
A Glimpse of WayanadRs. 1056
A ride through the Heart of South Wayanad (Kalpetta)Rs. 3534
A Trail full of Tales and TailsRs. 3534
Coffee TrailsRs. 5300
The Foothills of WayanadRs. 3534
The Hills and Waters of WayanadRs. 3168
The Two States RideRs. 3534


Services Rates Starting From
A Peaceful HikeRs. 2945
Hike to the Warrior Queens ForestsRs. 4712


Services Rates Starting From
Trek through Plantations and ForestsRs. 2000
Trek to a Demon MountainRs. 4712
Trek To Heaven LakeRs. 4712
Trek to ParadiseRs. 4224
Trek to the Caves of NirvanaRs. 4712
Trek to the Land of Tigers and Hidden GodsRs. 4712

9 Travel Ideas listed for Wayanad (Mananthavady). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching in Wayanad
  • Experiences in Kerala
  • Exploring in Tholpetty Sanctuary
  • Jain Temples In Wayanad
  • Plantation Highlands in Kerala
  • Tirunelli Pilgrimage
  • Trekking in Wayanad
  • Wayanad – An activity getaway
  • Wayanad Tree House Experience

For expert insights and recommendations - email to

  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The tomb of the king Pazhassi Raja, who fought the British with the help of Kurichiya warriors, is in Mananthavady.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Valliyoorkkavu is an ancient devi temple at 3 kilometers from Mananthavady.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kuruvadweep (10 km from Mananthavady) is a fragile delta system on the Kabini River. The island of evergreen forest is uninhabited and home to a wide range of birds, orchids and herbs. The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Kerala Forest Dept.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching
    Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram is an ancient Hindu Temple in Wayanad situated on the highest peak in the areas of Karingari, Paliyana and Tharuvana.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

    Pallikunnu Church is a Latin Catholic church in the name of Our Lady of Lourdes at 14 km from Kalpetta is a renowned Pilgrim centre in north Kerala.

    Latin Catholic
    Kanavu is an alternative school/commune in Wayanad, set up by writer, activist and film director K. J. Baby for local tribal communities. The schools activities include performances of traditional plays and music, as well as martial arts (Kalarippayattu) training.
    Social Welfare
    Varambatta Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Wayanad
    Mosque or Dargah
    Banasura Sagar Dam is one of the biggest Earth dam in Asia and it attracts lot of tourists for Boating.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Dam
    Sree Kottiyoor Mahadeva Kshetram is a Lord Shiva Temple at Kottiyoor and is is one of the renowned Lord Shiva temples of North Malabar. This Shiva Temple also known as the Kasi of South (Dakshina Kaasi).
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Anantnath Swami Temple is a Jain temple at 6 km from Kalpetta and is dedicated to Ananthnath Swami, a Jain Tirthankar.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    High Altitude Lake, Waterfall
    Thirunelli Temple is a very ancient Lord Vishnu temple and a major pilgrim centre in Wayanad North Kerala. Thirunelli Temple lies on the Karnataka Border on the foothills of Brahmagiri hills and often base point for treks to Brahmagiri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in North Wayanad bordering Coorg and Nagarhole areas is where guests arrive for Forest walks, jeep safaris and bird watching. Indian Gaur, Deer are widely seen alongwith wide ranging birds.

    Walking, Jeep Safaris
    A popular trek route with medium difficulty level, takes about 3 hours to reach to the top. Along the way one can stop over at Meenmutty waterfalls, a 900+ ft high waterfall. The hilltop offers spectacular views of the Banasurasagar Lake and the reserve forests around the area. Permission is required to be obtained for trekking up Banasura Hill.
    Pakshipathalam (5000+ ft asl) is a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    Bird Watching, Caves

Destinations within reach from Wayanad (Mananthavady)

  • Ooty ( 142 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Bekal ( 162 Km )

    Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17) where more

  • Coonoor ( 167 Km )

    Coonoor is the tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south more

  • Topslip ( 260 Km )

    Topslip is 2 hours drive uphill from coimbatore and is part of Anaimalai mountain range and Indira more

  • Tirupur ( 260 Km )

    Tirupur is an industrial town at 55 kms from Coimbatore. Tirupur is also visited for the 10th more

  • Malpe ( 300 Km )

    Malpe is an idyllic beach stretch in close proximity (8 km) from Udipi, 5 km off NH 17. Malpe lies more

  • Valparai ( 305 Km )

    Valparai is a plantation area at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and 60 kms from Polachi. The area more

  • Manipal ( 310 Km )

    Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka; it is a student township with a more

  • Bhadra ( 310 Km )

    Bhadra sanctuary is a nature getaway at 200 kms inland from Mangalore and 300 km from Bangalore. more

  • Salem ( 320 Km )

    Salem is gateway to idyllic hillside hamlet of Yercaud (35 km) and is part of Bangalore - Madurai more

  • Vaikom ( 320 Km )

    Vaikom set 22 kms North of Kumarakom and is renowned for its Vaikom Shiva temple and scenic more

  • Karur ( 326 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

  • Pala ( 330 Km )

    Pala is located 22 kms from Kottayam and is set around rubber Plantation highlands. Pala is home more

  • Palani ( 344 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Kolar ( 347 Km )

    Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's more

  • Kumta ( 440 Km )

    Kumta is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar, home to some homestays more

  • Madurai ( 449 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Theni ( 458 Km )

    Theni is a railhead located 80 kms from Madurai and access point for plantation circuits of more

  • Thanjavur ( 464 Km )

    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

  • Ankola ( 477 Km )

    Ankola is a coastal Hamlet on NH-17 between Karwar and Gokarna and easily accessible from Hubli more

  • Hospet ( 499 Km )

    Hospet is the base town to visit Hampi, ruined city that is a UNESCO world heritage site and one more

  • Kurnool ( 624 Km )

    Alampur is a temple-town situated 27 kms from Kurnool and 200 km from Hyderabad. Alampur is where more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Sulthan Bathery,Kerala,India

29°C / 15°C
30°C / 17°C
32°C / 19°C
33°C / 20°C
30°C / 21°C
25°C / 19°C
27°C / 19°C
26°C / 19°C
27°C / 19°C
26°C / 18°C
27°C / 16°C
27°C / 16°C

Today's Weather

Temperature High:

Locality      Please click on the marker for more detailed Information

Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
KartikulamA riverside area at about 9 kms from Mananthavady enroute to Kuruva IslandGetaway1
Tholpetty24 kms North of Mananthavady on the edge of Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary bordering South Coorg areas of KuttaGetaway-
ChapparamChapparam is located 24 kms west of Mananthavady in a tribal area and where guests arrive for an experience of Tribal heritage.Getaway/Experiential-
CherakaraCherakara is a plantation area 10 kms from MananthavadyGetaway/Experiential2
Nearest Airport in Wayanad (Mananthavady)
  • Kannur International Aorport ( CNN ) , Kannur-94 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Wayanad (Mananthavady)
  • Thalassery ( TLY ), Telicherry-82 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Wayanad (Mananthavady) from Major Cities.

Expert Connect

Nivalink has taken over 300 trips across India and select destinations overseas over last 10 years to verify hotels, evaluate destinations and understand its suitability with different profiles of customers across different seasons.

At Nivalink you are able to connect directly with experts who have travelled to these destinations and are able to offer novel ideas, honest perspectives and help you narrow down choices.

Email to to connect with sector expert for specific ideas and recommendations.