Mananthavadi is an exotic locale situated in Wayanad District, on the Karnataka - Tamil Nadu border. It is lush green, peaceful and adventurous with a lot of trekking and jungle safari options. The cozy atmosphere and the chill backdrop with the essence of rare species bloomed all over the mist-covered mountains makes Mananthavadi a splendid space.
From Hotel Brahmagiri you could also visit the wildlife sanctuaries "Tholpetty and Muthanga", Edakkal Caves, Thirunelli Temple, Kuruva Island, Pookote Lake, Soochipara Waterfalls, Pazhassi Raja's, Banasura Sagar Dam etc.
The abode of the wild birds, located in the Brahmagiri Hills at Thirunelli is an interesting spot to venture out to, if one covers the seventeen kilometres of wild foliage and jungle land on foot. Deep rock cut caves that are abode to various animals and birds make for fascinating adventure spots for the avid tourist who comes with a sense of adventure.
Close to 1000 acres of uninhibited forest land await you to come and lose yourself in the lap of nature. Located along the banks of the Kabini River, the island is home to some of the most exotic birds and plants known to mankind. Take a picnic, understand the nesting patterns and habits of the birds or just take a walk with a loved one, without any care for the world. If adventure is up your alley, then camping underneath a starry sky might just be the thing to refresh your tired spirits. Whatever your quirk, this place has it all.
Located over 1000 meters above sea level, the two cave structures on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal are significant examples of civilisation itself. Writings from the New Stone Age not only conclusively prove the existence of a civilisation but also provide for a fascinating glimpse into our own pasts.
The second largest dam in Asia and the largest earth dam in India are amongst some of the titles that are bestowed upon the Banasura Dam. While the dam itself is home to a small hydel-power plant, it has created a green surrounding rich in tropical plants and birds. Not just that the lake is home to speed boating facilities and the trekking trails around the dam are an invitation for the serious adventure aficionado to come and experience the beauty of the place.
The tallest peak in the Banasura hills, the Chembra Peak, is as alluring as it is mysterious and brings with it a sense of contentment. For all those who make the climb, all the way 2100 metres above the sea level, there is a prize awaiting - a bird's eye view of Wayanad, and a chance to dine in the pantheon of the Gods.
Located deep within the forests of Wayanad, the Soochipara Waterfalls are a delight to the serious voyager. The cliff face of the three-tiered waterfalls is an ideal spot to test the adventurer in you.
Nestled amongst the wooden hills of Banasura and spread out over an area of eight and a half hectares it is one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the state of Kerala. Amongst others, facilities like boating, a children's park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are some of the attractions that you can check out.
Built during the 13th century, the Bathery Jain Temple has served as a shrine, a commercial trade centre and also the ammunition storage or arms depot for the army of Tipu Sultan. With a colourful background it makes for an interesting place to explore a unique facet of the country's history.
Located at a distance of 16 kilometres from Sulthan Bathery, the sanctuary covers a total area of over 345 kilometres and is home to animals like the Bison, Elephant, Spotted Deer, Tiger, Cheetah, Wild Bear, amongst others. It is located right at the edge of the Karnataka border near Malabar.