Pakshipathalam (7.5 km from Thirunelly):
This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be sighted from the watchtower of this bird sanctuary.
Kuruvadweep (15 km east of Mananthavady /58 km northwest of Sulthan Bathery):
This 950-acre, uninhabited island on the eastward bound Kabani River is an ideal picnic spot. The wooded stretch of land is home to rare species of birds, orchids and herbs.
Divisional Forest Officer South Wayanad, Kalpetta and Range Officer, Chethalath Range, Sulthan Bathery, Tel: 04936-222443, 203428
Boys town (15 km north of Mananthavady):
Herbal garden, nature care centre, sericulture unit, perma culture centre etc., established by the Wayanad Social Service Society and Gene Park (the Indo-Danish project for promoting herbal gardening) are situated here.
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary (20 km east of Mananthavady):
This sanctuary has a wide variety of animals. Visiting time: 0600 - 0800 hrs and 1500 -1730 hrs.
Permitting authority Asst. Wildlife Warden, Tholpetty, Tel: 04935-250853
Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
(40 km from Mananthavady):
This sanctuary in Karnataka state extends over an area of 643.39 sq. km. The park houses diverse species of plant and animal life. Visiting time: 0600 - 0800 hrs and 1500 -1730 hrs.
Chembra peak (18 km west of Kalpetta):
At 2100 m above mean sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.
Banasura Project, Padinjarathara (25 km northeast of Kalpetta): A mini hydel project with the largest earth dam in India and the second largest in Asia is built here. A sprawling sanctuary and park with ever flowering trees are major tourist attractions.
Meenmutty Waterfalls (29 km from Kalpetta):
An interesting 2 km jungle trek of the main Ootty road, Meenmutty is the largest most spectacular water fall in Wayanad. A unique feature is that water drops about 300 m over three stages.
Kanthanpara Waterfalls (22 km away from Kalpetta):
Smaller than sentinel rock, Kanthanpara and it's surroundings make for an ideal picnic spot.
Sentinel Rock Waterfalls (23 km away from Kalpetta):
Locally known as soochipara, the pool at the foot of the falls is ideal for a quick dip. The more restrained can have equally good fun just taking in the scenery.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (17 km from Sulthan Bathery):
Established in 1973, the Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka on the northeast and Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu on the southeast. Rich in bio-diversity, the sanctuary is an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The management lays emphasis on scientific conservation with due consideration for the general lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region.
Permitting authority: Wildlife Warden, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Sulthan Bathery Tel: 04936-220454
Lakkidi (55 km east of Kozhikode/ 5 km south of Vythiri):
Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level, at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.
Pookot Lake (15 km away from Kalpetta):
This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children's park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the tourist facilities available here.
Other attractions for leisure in Wayanad
12 km from Sulthan Bathery
16 km west of Kalpetta
Sunrise Valley at Kadasseri:
20 km south of Sulthan Bathery
Kaduva Kuzhi at Ambalavayal:
15 km south of Sulthan Bathery
13 km northeast of Kalpetta