- Wayanad History
- Wayanad Geography
- Wayanad Tribal groups
- Wayanad Economy
- Wayanad Spices
ALTITUDE: 700 to 2100 metres above Mean Sea Level. LOCATION: Located between the North Latitude 11027™ and 15058™ and East Longitude 75047 and 70027, district of Wayanad is on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau. On its North, South and West lie the districts of Kannur, Malappuram, and Kozhikode (Calicut). To it’s North and East, it borders the Karnataka districts of Coorg and Mysore . Further to the southeast lies the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu.
MAIN TOWNS: Kalpetta is the District Headquarters. Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady are the other towns. AREA: 2132 sq. km.
ANNUAL RAINFALL: Average over 2300 mm. Wayanad, like the rest of Kerala gets two Monsoons: the SW (Jun. — Sept.) and the NE (Oct. — Nov.). Lakkidi , the place which gets the highest rainfall in the state is in Wayanad.
MAIN CROPS: Cardamom, Coffee, Pepper, Tea, and of late, Vanilla.
CLOTHING: Light summer clothes for most of the year. However, between Dec. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.
STD CODE: +91 (0)4936
Bhagavathy Temple: Located 8 km east of Mananthavady town, the temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. The two-week-long festival in February/March is attended by hundreds of tribals Thirunelly
temple (August) Seethadevi Temple (January) Pallikkunnu Church (February) Nadavayal St. Thomas Church (January) Varambatta Mosque (March) Mardoni Mosque (March – April)