Kuruvadweep, Wayanad


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in Wayanad
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43 Ratings & 33 Reviews

About Kuruvadweep

Kuruva Island is also popularly known as Kuruva Dweep, which lies on the banks of the tributaries of River Kabini. This island is a famous picnic spot which is located away from the main towns of the district.

Situated around 17 km from Mananthavady, it is inhabited by rare bird species, herbal plants and orchids. This island covers a large area of around 950 acres of evergreen forest.

It is also famous for its bamboo canopy which provides a glimpse into the natural treasure of the confluence of the rivulets. This island is close to the Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to varied wild animals and birds. Boating facilities are provided by the District Tourism Promotion Council.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 4
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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33 traveller reviews for Kuruvadweep

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Jaison Netto

  • Scout
  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 67 photos
  • 45 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  8361 readers

"Best sightseeing in Wayanad, a must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kuruvadweep is a group of islets forming 950 acres of evergreen forest located about 14 km east of Mananthavady. These islets are located in one of the tributaries of the River Kabani, which is close to the border with the State of Karnataka.

There is a bamboo ferry that takes you to the other side of the island. You can go to lot of islands via the ferry and even some of them are close to each other and you can cross it over through water as well.

You can spend time in the water or on the rocks half-immersed in it.

I recommend going to this place by around 11 am in the morning and spend the whole day there till 4PM or so and you won't be disappointed.

You can simply explore the whole forest, the play in water with friends etc.

There is an entry fee for this place and you wont disappoint for paying the entry fee.
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Abhijith Achu

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  • Abhijith Achu
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 3 Reviews
  •  231 readers

"A different experience"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The whole of Kuruvadweep has a unique eco-system worth exploring for nature lovers. Those who venture into these islets needs to refrain from actions that would hamper the environment. The journey in the Bamboo Boat was a nice experience. The place is also a great spot for photography and everyone can enjoy the sound of forest.
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Ramakrishnan Iyer

  • Tourist
  • Ramakrishnan Iyer
  • Lives in Goa
  • 10 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  845 readers

"Small Island"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a good place to visit when you're in Wayanad, but the approach road is very bad shape (2nd March 2016) I visited. The boat type bamboo made square shape one is a different experience with rowing done by ropes. Other than the same the dense forest is worth for environment freaks and a nice walk through the trees and at the end there is place to access the water through rocks which is slippery but you can enjoy the scenery.
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Hemchand Jaichandran

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  • Hemchand Jaichandran
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 15 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  7373 readers

"Total waste of time and money"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a total waste of time and money. The support staff are not customer friendly and the place is not worth the trouble. The staffers do not adhere to timings. It was mentioned that the visit starts from 9.00 AM but they declared it will be only at 10.00.
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Hemanth Anantharamu

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  • Hemanth Anantharamu
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 139 photos
  • 51 Reviews
  •  68 helpful votes
  •  41822 readers

"Not worth the walking"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I went on a weekend morning and it was filled with tourists, took 30 mins to stand in the queue and then get onto a raft carrying 30 people at once. Then had to walk for another 15 mins, kuruvadweep is collection of islands. It isn't all that great to visit the place, no facilities available for Rest room in these small islands, if you are travelling with elderly people my best advice is to avoid the place. Damn crowded and not a happening place.
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D s sudarshan

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  • D s sudarshan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1637 readers

"Island in middle of Hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kuruvadweep is an Island made by nature in Wayanad. It is six km from Kartikulam, nearby is ancient Trishelaery temple of Lord Shiva, Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary.

In Kuruvadweep there is a ferry to the Island which is moved by hands with the help of ropes which are tied to the other sides trees. One should walk nearly 2 km inside to have a scenic view and photography, flowing cool water. There are some Crocodiles in water, one should be very careful while entering the water area.
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Dushyant mehta

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  • Dushyant mehta
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  770 readers

"It is a delta formed by River Kabini"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
Plastics are not allowed. But the security person search you as if you are a thief cum terrorist trying to sneak in with a biscuit wrapper and a bottle of water which can drown the whole island.. They don't want to provide dustbins because otherwise their staff will have to clean it
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Madhu saram

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  • Madhu saram
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  600 readers

"Excellent place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2015
Climbing the mountain in the Edakkal Cave and boating in the Kuruva Island a great experience. Natural dam Banasura Sagar is also a wonderful experience.
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Bala subramanian

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  • Bala subramanian
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1187 readers

"Good walk and bath in the flowing water"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 15, 2015
Nice place. Children will enjoy much - the raft that takes us to the island and bathing in the running water is really a great experience. Gives a good experience amidst a dense forest like trees.
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 69 photos
  • 191 Reviews
  •  185 helpful votes
  •  59153 readers

"These cluster of islets is a nature lover's paradise"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2015
Located 15 Kms from Mananthavady these evergreen forest islets will be a delightful experience to explore. Located in one of the tributaries of River Kabini, we can explore this islets to see variety of flora and fauna. The huge trees, the rare parrots, butterflies, the fresh water lakes flowing through the Kuruvadweep - all will make an exceptional experience. We were allotted a small fiber boat by the authorities which gave us an opportunity to explore the islets traveling through the water. Worth spending a day visiting Kuruvadweep and lot to see and learn.
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