Kuruvadweep, Wayanad


Kuruvadweep (Lake) snapshot

Rank 12
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in Wayanad
Average Rating
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47 Ratings & 36 Reviews

About Kuruvadweep (Lake)

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 Kuruvadweep

Experience scale
  • Excellent 9
  • Very Good 13
  • Good 5
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

36 traveller reviews for Kuruvadweep

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  • Tourist
  • Imadimmu
  • Lives in Kannur
  • 20 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  5618 readers

"Fulfill your trip with a lake and an eco point"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2017
Kuruvadweep is the only island surrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala. This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction
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Abhishek Anand

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  • Abhishek Anand
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 19 photos
  • 38 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  18892 readers

"Waste of time"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2017
The most idiotic thing to see and do here. It is nothing lik island, do this only if you have nothin to do. It was so disappointing that I don't have a good pic to share.
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Sanket  Patni

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  • Sanket Patni
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 31 Reviews
  •  45 helpful votes
  •  11108 readers

"Nice island"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
The kuruvadweep island is situated in the forest so we have to take boat and cross the river after that we have to walk around 1 km inside the jungle. We get another river where you can enjoy and relax. Overall it's a good place to enjoy. If you are lucky enough you might see elephants around. No plastic allowed inside the place.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  302033 readers

"Best sightseeing in Wayanad, a must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
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 Ar

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  • Abhijith Ar
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2574 readers

"A different experience"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
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

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  • Ramakrishnan Iyer
  • Lives in Goa
  • 10 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  7055 readers

"Small Island"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2016
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
  • 12 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  20672 readers

"Total waste of time and money"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2016
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
  • 150 photos
  • 54 Reviews
  •  88 helpful votes
  •  117661 readers

"Not worth the walking"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Feb 15, 2016
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
  •  3649 readers

"Island in middle of Hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2016
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
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  4734 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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