13.9/5(47 Ratings)

Kuruvadweep Overview

Ranked 12 of 50 sightseeing in Wayanad

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.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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21 reviews

Fulfill your trip with a lake and an eco point

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

Abhishek Anand0.7/5

38 reviews

Waste of time

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.

Sanket  Patni

Sanket Patni4.3/5

34 reviews

Nice island

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.

Jaison Netto

Jaison Netto5.0/5

81 reviews

Best sightseeing in Wayanad, a must visit place

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

Abhijith Ar2.9/5

3 reviews

A different experience

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.

Ramakrishnan Iyer

Ramakrishnan Iyer3.6/5

10 reviews

Small Island

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

Hemchand Jaichandran1.4/5

12 reviews

Total waste of time and money

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.
  • Total waste of time and money

Hemanth Anantharamu

Hemanth Anantharamu1.4/5

55 reviews

Not worth the walking

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

D s sudarshan4.3/5

6 reviews

Island in middle of Hills

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

Dushyant mehta5.0/5

7 reviews

It is a delta formed by River Kabini

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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Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

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Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

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Gaurav Verma

Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

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Gaurav Verma

Kuruvadweep, Wayanad
Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

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Kuruvadweep, Wayanad