Crystal clear water cascading from around 1000ft, over 3 stages/tiers, Meenmutty Waterfalls is a feast for the eyes. It is the second highest waterfall in Kerala and is located near Makkiyad. The 2kms trail leading to the waterfall offers a perfect backdrop to indulge in hiking activity. This stunning natural wonder is just 16kms away from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
The largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia, Banasura Sagar Dam gets its fair share of tourists and is considered one of the top places to visit in Wayanad. The dam,made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River, is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979. The Dam is only 17kms away from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad is the perfect place for bird watching, jungle safari, night camping, watchtower stays and trekking- activities that offer you a high adrenaline rushing experience. Spread across an area of 345sq. km., the sanctuary is full of tuskers, creepers, colourful birdies and butterflies, along with acres of majestic teak woods. Tholpetty is around 41kms away from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
Pookode Lake is a natural freshwater lake that nestles around evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an elevation of 770 meters above sea level. Blessed with exotic flowers and enchanting forests, the natural heart shaped Pookode Lake’s serene charm lures visitors from all over. It is the smallest and highest elevation freshwater lake in Kerala. Activities here includes boating, hiking, children’s park, gardens, aquariums and more. All you need to do is take a 42kms drive from Wild Planet Bana Heights and you reach Pookode Lake.
Thirunelli Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu, located on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Wayanad, Kerala, near the border of Karnataka state. The temple is at an altitude of about 900m in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. It is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death, making it an internal spot of Hindu culture. Sree Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple is just 43 km away from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
Situated 2100m above sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad district. With majestic mountains standing tall amidst varying hues of lush green valleys, acres of tea & coffee plantations, and surrounded by foamy white clouds, Chembra Peak definitely is a visual treat fit for any traveler’s dream. The trek to the Chembra Peak is one of the most beautiful in South India. Chembra Peak is around 52kms from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
The Edakkal caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, perching 1,200m above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, near an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast. Inside the caves are pictorial drawings and engravings dating back to the Neolithic era, the late Stone Age, indicating the presence of ancient human settlements in the region from the time. It is a must visit for history buffs and tourists visiting Wayanad. These prehistoric caves are located approximately 52 km from Wild Planet Bana Heights.
Lying towards the north of the Wayanad district, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary offers you an opportunity to get closer to the wildlife of the Western Ghats. Established in 1973, it is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and is now an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Sharing boundaries with the Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka in the northeast, and the southeast Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, this region harbors a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is only 66 km away from Wild Planet Bana Heights.