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About Wayanad

Wayanad District is situated in the north-eastern region of Kerala. It was made a district in November 1980 by combining parts of Kozhikode and Kannur Districts. This hill station is placed in the Western Ghats with dense forests and deep valleys. The topography of this district is varied. Some parts are flat, some are in the lower hills and northern parts are at a high altitude. The urbanisation of this district is as less as 3.79%. The population of this district is least in Kerala. This is the precise reason why the forest cover of this region is still intact and has carefully preserved the natural beauty and some endangered flora and fauna of Western Ghats.

Earlier, the place was called Mayakshetra, meaning the land of Maya. It got changed to Mayanad and then Wayanad. The present name is said to be derived from two words, Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land). The meaning hence becomes 'The Land of Paddy Fields'.


Area :

2,131 km2

Population :

8,16,558 as recorded in 2011.

Languages :

The official languages are Malayalam and English.

Best Time to Visit :

October to May.

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