With thick forests, majestic hills, and charming waterfalls, Wayanad is a paradise for environmentalists. The land also has the largest tribal population in Kerala. The Wayanad wildlife sanctuary located here has a variety of rare and endangered species of animals and plants. Other places like Vythiri, Kuruva Dweep, Chembra Peak, and Soochippara waterfalls are endowed with exquisite natural beauty. Eight scheduled tribes, each with their unique customs can be found in Wayanad. Thus the land is significant in the anthropological, botanical, and zoological standpoint.
Edakkal cave in the district is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. The walls of the cave, located at a height of 1200 meters above sea level, are engraved with elaborate images of humans and animals. Historians trace back the stone carvings to the late Neolithic period; almost 6000 years back. The historic town of Sultan Bathery, the ancient temple at Thirunelli, Puliyarmala Jain temple adds to the excitement of the trip to Wayana