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5 Killer Facts About Wayanad We Bet you Didn't Know

5 Killer Facts About Wayanad We Bet you Didn't Know keralataxis.com

Wayanad is a relatively new district, so to say, created in the year 1980 as the twelfth district of Kerala. It consists of Mananthavady, Sulthanbathery and Vythiri taluks. The culture of Wayanad is mainly tribal oriented but in the recent years, it is slowly growing to become a major tourist destination. 

5 Killer Facts About Wayanad We Bet you Didn't Know:

  1. Wayanad Silverwoods, Wayanad (Kerala)
  2. Meenmutty Heights, Wayanad (Kerala)

1. Evidences hint at Wayanad's existance since the beginning of the New Age Civilization

Evidences hint at Wayanad's existance since the beginning of the New Age Civilization
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Various evidences like edicts and caves at Ampukuthi mala point to the fact that Wayanad region existed since the beginning of the New Age CivilizationAnju Sontakke mentions on HolidayIQ: "The lake, the mountain, the rain forest, the elephant with calf in the forest, brought me joy and happiness."

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2. The most important crop of Wayanad is rice, not coffee

The most important crop of Wayanad is rice, not coffee
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Though known for its coffee, tea, cocoa and spice, the most important crop of Wayanad is rice. The name of Wayanad comes from, 'Vayal Nadu'. ‘Vayal’ means field of rice, and ‘Nadu’ is a South Indian name for land. Ajay Kumar.S tells HolidayIQ: "It is a cool place to relax and rejuvenate our body mind and soul."

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3. Wayanad has a population of 816,558, roughly equal to that of whole of South Dakota

Wayanad has a population of 816,558, roughly equal to that of whole of South Dakota
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Sai Venkitesh shares on HolidayIQ: "This is a place full of forest and wild animals. We went to Meenmutty waterfalls even though water level is low we had a good trekking experience. Edakkal Caves which is really wonderful place to visit."

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4. Wayanad is the only district in Kerala sharing borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Wayanad is the only district in Kerala sharing borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
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source: traveltripindia.in

Pritvi Kanchi shares on HolidayIQ: "The places of interest around Wayanad include Chembra peak, Lakkidi, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary and the Banasura Sagar dam. Chembra peak is the highest hill in Wayanad and trekking is a risky adventure here to the top of the mountain."

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5. The only earth dam of India is in Wayanad

The only earth dam of India is in Wayanad
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The only earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam which is the largest in India, and second largest in Asia is situated in Mananthavady about 12 kilometers from Kalpetta. Ankit Sanghvi tells HolidayIQ: "Wayanad is an explorer's paradise. Its complete green cover makes you love nature the most."

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