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How to Reach Kuruvadweep Island in Wayanad

Enjoy visiting this group of islands located in the middle of the Kabani River
Kuruvadweep Island In Wayanad

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Bamboo Rafting Nature Sightseeing

How to Reach Kuruvadweep Island in Wayanad

The Kuruvadweep Islands in Wayanad provide fresh air and lush green forest which can impress anyone. The islands are located 16.7 km away from the nearest town. Their distance from the cities makes them a popular tourist destination. Kuruvadweep Islands in Wayanad are about 58kms away from Sulthan Bathery, 40kms away from Kalpetta, and 15kms away from Mananthavady.

There are many ways to reach the Kuruvadweep Islands in Wayanad. If you are planning to go to the Kuruvadweep islands by road you can make use of the bus services from Manathavady to the Kuruva Islands. The bus will go through Changalagate, Kurukkanmoola, and Palvelicham before arriving at  Kuruvadweep, Wayanad. The bus stops at the Puzhakkara Devi Temple in the Kuruvadweep Islands. The buses are available from morning 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. Once you reach Puzhakkara Devi Temple you can find the ticket counter of DTPC from where tourists can get fiber boats.

If someone is coming from Sulthan Bathery, they can use the Kenichira, Nadavayal, Punchavayal, Pakkam route. From Pakkam they can drive 4kms to enter the parking area. The road from Pakkam will bring you to the Southern most part of the Kuruvadweep Islands.  At the parking, the forest department has its counters in which they give tickets for the bamboo rafts.

The nearest airport to the site is the Calicut International Airport located about 119 km away. Kozhikode railway station is 99 km away from Mananthavady and is easily accessible. You can use either of these facilities if you are planning to come to Kuruvadweep from outside Kerela.

The entry timings for the Kuruvadweep Islands in Wayanad is from 9.30 am to 4.15 pm. The forest department closes at 4:30. The counters close by 4:15. There are autos, cars, and buses available from the Kurva islands. The permitting authority of the island of Kuruvadweep is the Divisional Forest Officer. Any activity conducted on this island needs to be permitted by him.

The cost for rafting and entry is very low. Treetop huts with one bed are also available for tourists. You can stay there for maximum one day.

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Are there any restrictions on photography in Kerala?

Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

What is considered the off-season in Kerala?

The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

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With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space in your bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.