Kuruvadweep Island in Wayanad
Enjoy visiting this group of islands located in the middle of the Kabani River
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Best time to visit
Jun - Jan
- Ideal for families
About Kuruvadweep Island in Wayanad
Kuruva islands in Wayanad are true natural islands. They are known as Kuruvadweep by the locals. The islands spread over 950 acres of land. The best part of the islands is that they are densely populated and are rich in flora and fauna. The islands are geographical peculiar and are formed from the delta at the confluence of the Panamaram and Mananthavady rivers which later merged in the Kabini river. Small branches of all these rivers are found on the island.
The forests on the Kuruvadweep islands in Wayanad are always evergreen and calm. The geographical location plays an important role in maintaining the flora and fauna of the islands. Every nature lover must visit the Kuruvadweep islands in Wayanad. It is suited for lazy nature walks along the shoreline and trekking. However, picnics are restricted here as the site has been named an important location for eco-tourism. Tourists are not allowed to destroy the natural beauty of Kuruvadweep Wayanad. Littering in this site is prohibited. Activities like trekking can be carried out on these islands. Bamboo rafting is also available for tourists. The ticket counter of the forest department sells tickets for bamboo rafting. Boats and rafts are also provided by the Kerala Tourism Department and they will take you to all the islands. Tourists from all corners of the world come to Kuruvadweep Wayanad for rafting.
People visit Kuruvadweep islands in Wayanad to escape the cities and enjoy the calmness and serenity of the evergreen forests. The site is one of the most spectacular natural sites in the South of India. There are not many activities to do here except for enjoying the calmness of nature. Kuruvadweep Wayanad is the perfect weekend natural destination. The nearest town is 16.7 km away from Kuruvadweep Wayanad. It is also one of the most visited places in the district of Wayanad according to latest reports.
If you go deep into the islands you may find many rare species of trees and bridges made up of bamboo trees. Kuruvadweep islands in Wayanad are the only island surrounded by naturally purified water. However, entry to this island is restricted by the Forest department of India. The activities on this island are monitored by the Vana Samrakshana Samiti. Tourists need a pass to visit the Kuruvadweep islands in Wayanad during the rainy season. This is because during the rainy months the frequencies of animals roaming around are higher. These uninhabited islands are also a reserve of rare herbs, endemic species of birds, orchids, and animals. Hence the Forest department takes extra care in the preservation of its environment. The islands are open to tourists from October to May. There are also no nominal fees to enter this island.
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FAQ's of Wayanad
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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.
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
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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