Wayanad Valley is a very well known hill station in Bangalore and is also called a jewel in Gods own country. The word Wayanad means the land of paddy fields. This place is rich in tradition and historical wonders. Most of this place is covered with forests, which gives it a green look when seen on a map. The scaling Edakkal caves & Chembra peak are very popular destinations in the Wayanad Valley. It is also known as the trekkers paradise, because of the unique challenges which a trekker faces here. Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake are popular water bodies in Wayanad which is a great place for sightseeing and bird watching. Wayanad is also the home of two wildlife sanctuaries called Tholpetty and Muthunga which is a reserve for Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Gaurs, Sambars, Deers and many more. Camping is a very common thing to do in Wayanad. Every year trekking programs are organized by local organizations in which schools all over the state are invited.