This largest town in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is slowly becoming a hub of tourism and commercial activities, especially as getaways for the techies of Bangalore, with its luscious greenery and historical earmarks.
Some attractions here include the prehistoric Edakkal Caves, which are etched with stone age carvings and petroglyphs. They can be reached by a picturesque 45-minute trek up the Ambukuthi Hill, the entire lusciously green trail dotted with coffee plantations making the entire journey aromatic, educational and soulful. Adding to that, there's a telescope installed near the caves that serves as a window to the surrounding country's panoramic beauty.
On the same lines, 5 km away from Edakkal lies Thovarimala Ezhuthupara, another historical treasure that is an obscurely located rock shelter atop a hill, etched with carvings and petroglyphs dating back to 1000 BC.
To connect more with nature, Chethalayam Falls and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are imperative for visitation. Places such as Wilton Restaurant, Cafe Mouj and Red Chilli are famous for mouthwatering Indian and international dishes.