Wynad ( Kerala , South India)
Adjoining Kozhicode is Wynad, a place of plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber. One of the most beautiful places in the hilly regions of Kerala, Wynad is located on the foothill borders of the state adjacent to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This low hill region is the home of several sects of tribals of Kerala who have built some shrines for the village deities.
There are many enchanting tourist places which make Wynad a highly cherished place in Kerala tourism.
Kalpatta: A nearby hillock area which has a few Jain cave shrines. These indicate that the place dominated as a pilgrim centre for the Jains in the olden days.
Lakkadi: This is a nearby place well known for its scenic beauty and serves as a picnic centre.
Sultan Battery: The present day Sultan Battery is known as Ganapathivattamor- the fields of Lord Ganapathi. Sultan Battery is about 45 kms away from Wynad. After the place was captured by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, he built a fort here in the 18th century and named it as Sultan Battery. The fort has some historical places of interest.
Panamarani: Panamarani is about 29 kms from Wynad. Here are the remnants of a fort built by the valiant Pazhassi Raja of this place who rebelled against the British rule. He was killed during the fight and cremated at Mananthody nearby. A small memorial has been erected at this place.
All the places in this region are connected by very good system of bus service running at frequent intervals.