Sulthan-Battery Tourism

Sulthan-Battery Tourism

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Rakesh Ramesan
  • Rakesh Ramesan
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews

"Sultan battery is a town,..."

  • Posted 10 months ago
Sultan battery is a town, with all amenities. The major attraction are the mutanga wild life sanctorium and the edakkal caves.the curva deeps are situated arround 40 kilometers away. but the edakkal caves is 7 kilometers away and the mutanga....... More
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Karthikeyan Radhakrishnan
  • Karthikeyan Radhakrishnan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review

"Place to relax"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Excellent place, nice claimate and many place to see Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All type sea-foods are excellent in every where. Activities & things to do: boat riding is excellent in the dam which is near to kalppatta Travel....... More
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Harshitha N
  • Harshitha N
  • Critic
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"Memorable wayanad"

  • Posted 1 year ago
The places near to sultan battery is worth visiting. kerala's nature & its beauty can be seen in wayanad. the Banasura Dam is really a breath taking view, which makes one feel WOW!!! the sochipura falls is fab can enjoy well playing under the....... More
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Ashish Pallod
  • Ashish Pallod
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted 1 year ago
Sulthan Battery is a town in waynad district of kerala. Though historical place, people go there to explore surrounding forest, water bodies and peaks. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: S Battery has many good restaurants offering north....... More
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Rajiv Dudhgundi
  • Rajiv Dudhgundi
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  • 1 Review

"A Perfect Getaway"

  • Posted 2 years ago
The whole region is picturesque. Just get out of your room and start walking and you are surrounded by hills, kairali houses, spiral roads A perfect place to lose your worries, get dissolved in the nature. Food, sight-seeing and....... More
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Sulthan-Battery Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Sulthan-Battery is an old town, which lies in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is the biggest town in the entire district. It is situated at a distance of 98 km from Kozhikode, 115 km from Mysore and around 100 km from Ooty and lies on the Kozhikode - Kollegal National Highway. The town is also connected to Nilambur and lies close to the Kerala - Karnataka border. It is at an altitude of 930 metres above sea level and is bordered by hills.

In the past, this town was known as ‘Ganapativattom’. It was also known as Kidanganadu, because the Kidangans lived here. It derived its present day name after Tipu Sultan of Mysore conquered the region and utilised the Jain temple located here as a battery during the 18th century. Hence, it was named as ‘Sulthan Battery’ or ‘Sulthan Bathery’. The Sultan had also built a fort here. Unfortunately, there are no remains of the fort.

Besides being the biggest town in Wayanad district, Sulthan Battery is also the centre for all commercial and tourism activities in the district. The town is mostly inhabited by tribal people and its economy is based on agriculture.

Among the different tourist attractions in the town, the Jain Temple, which was built during the 13th century, is one of the most popular ones. This temple was not only used for worship by the Jains and Hindus, but was also used for storing ammunition (battery) after invasion by Tipu Sultan during the 18th century.

Sulthan Battery is famous for its architectures and ancient temples. Some historic temples in the town include Ganapathi Temple, which is an eight-century old temple of lord Ganesha and the Mariyamman Temple, which is a place of worship for the tribal people. In fact, the earlier name of this town ‘Ganapativattom’ was named after the Ganapathi Temple situated at this place.

Some other interesting places to visit in this town include the Edakkal Caves located on the Ambukuthi Mountains, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary that lies between Sulthan Battery and Mysore and Ambalavayal Heritage Museum. 

Chembra Peak, which is the tallest peak in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls, Pookot Lake, which is a freshwater lake, Lakkidi, which is also known as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’, Phantom Rock, Kuruva Island, Thirunelli Temple and Pakshipathalam are other tourist attractions of the region.

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