Kuruva Dweep wayanad (Kuruva Island)

Kuruva Dweep wayanad (Kuruva Island)

 Kuruva Dweep wayanad (Kuruva Island) is a famous tourist place in wayanad , Kuruva Island is a group of islands located in the middle of east flowing Kabani River. Kuruva islands is also known locally as Kuruva Dweep.This 950-acre tract of uninhabited land is rich in flora and fauna. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds,herbs and orchids are the monarchs of Kuruva Island.The specific geographical characteristics of Kuruva Island make this place very calm and the forests are always evergreen. These mind blowing characteristics have made this place attractive to the tourists who are nature lovers or travelers who love silent atmosphere. Other unique characteristics of these islands are the bridges made of bamboo and rare species of trees. It is a must see destination for nature lovers and a popular picnic spot. A perfect destination for those want to have a lazy walk through the shoreline of a river.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.

As many as three hour is needed to cover at least one island. Entry to this island is restricted by the Forest department and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti a pass is mandatory, during rainy seasons and the frequencies of animals are higher.There is water stream covers the islands on all the sides. The area is completely covered by tall trees and for tourist this is mainly a Jungle walk below the shades of trees and side of bamboo bushes. The full track inside Jungle track is prepared with rest rooms, huts and benches for the tourists. This is a flat walk without any climbing inside green forest. Walkway bridges are prepared using Bamboo for the tourist to cross small streams of water flowing during rainy seasons.


This island “Kuruva Dweep” is 15kms away from Mananthavady, 58kms from SulthanBathery and 40kms from Kalpetta. Frequent bus services are available from Manathavady to visit this tourist place of Kuruva Islands.From Mananthavdy covering Kattikulam, Kurukkan Moola, Palvelicham one can reach Kuruva. The ticket counter of DTPC is here. The tourists would be brought to island in the fiber boat from here. If one is coming via Sulthan Bathery, Kuruva can be reached covering Kenichira, Nadavayal, Punchavayal, Pakkam. From Pakkam there is route in the right direction, which leads to the forest. By covering a distance of 4 kms one would reach the southern part of Kuruva. Here too is a ticket counter of forest department and can enter Kuruva in the bamboo raft.

How to reach

By road: There are bus services to Kuruva from Mananthavady via Changalagate, Kurukkanmoola and Palvelicham.

Alternate route to reach the opposite entrance: From Pulpally thorugh Pakkam. The bus stop to Kuruva is Puzhakkara Devi Temple. 

Kuruva dweep 360° View



Visitor's Information

  • Obey the instructions of staff
  • Wear life jackets dueineg boating
  • Swimming and bathing in the river is strictly prohibited
  • Use of plastic carry bags, food items, drinks etc strictly prohibited
  • If there is unusual inflow of tourists or some climate changes, both counters may close at any time
  • Warning boards are there for the visitors to follow guidelines and not to venture into the water.

Tourist places near Kuruvadweep

  • Thirunelli Temple
  • Pazhassi Raja Tomb
  • Banasura Dam
  • Jain Temple

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18 thoughts on “Kuruva Dweep wayanad (Kuruva Island)”

  1. Kuruva island is one of the most attractive places in Wayanad, your article is really nice. If you are planning a trip to Wayanad,

  2. Is kuruva Island open today 1st of July 2017?

  3. Doses it open? Or closed due to rain? Please reply!

  4. is it worth going therr in april? will water will be there?

  5. Sir, Plaese make changes in Kuruva Island Entry Fee: Now it is Rs.80/ per head ( adult Indian). very good place to visit. upto 3.00PM ticket issue time. Spent there upto 5.00PM. No holidays. Full working Days

  6. can we swim there

  7. How much hour is it needed to cover Kuruvadeep island and how much time will it take to reach the island from the Wayand town.

  8. Kuruva Island is specifically open from November-June. Alas, I missed visiting this place as I was not sure about the duration of Monsoon. There was no signboard at the site either.

  9. Is kuruva deep Island is open on 02.07.2016 & 03.07.2016.

  10. Is Kuruva deep open now for tourists

  11. Thanks for sharing the information about Kuruva Islands. Your tips were helpful during my visit to the island. It was indeed a great experience to spend sometime in the wilderness and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the river. But I was a little bit unprepared since I didn’t know this is a true wild experience. I didn’t carry any food expecting some restaurants there but only after reaching there I realized this is a place to enjoy the natural beauty with no urbanization and no business. Thanks to all the nature activists, this place is still kept as natural as possible. Rafting through the river is an unforgettable experience. I have shared some of my experience here –

    Those who love nature, don’t miss this place. Keep aside a few hours for Kuruva island during your next visit to Wayanad. You won’t feel bored even if you spend an entire day here.

    Please note that this place is closed for visitors during monsoon. So check before you go to avoid disappointment. Usually DTPC announces ahead of time about closing the islands for visitors when the monsoon starts.

  12. hi,
    whether we can stay in the kuruva island in night

    • Mugilan,

      There is no facility for overnight stay in the island. It is a typical forest area along the shore of the river. Access is restricted. However, there are few resorts and hotels just before you enter the island area, which would be a safe place to stay.

  13. timing is changed now only up to 3.30 pm

  14. Very good place to visit, but In monsoon season we can’t able to enter inside. Full of water inside the areas. Every year I visited wayanad especially in kuruva dweep. Somany visitors visiting every day. I enjoyed a lot from here. Nice place ….
    Binu Thomas

  15. Santhosh kattikkulam August 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Very nice place to visit..

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