The enchanting hill district of Wayanad in north Kerala possesses some of the rich forest wealth and a variety of wildlife in Kerala. Noted for its many tribal communities, the forests of Wayanad are home to a variety of flora and fauna and has destinations ideal for trekking and adventure based activities. Rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls makes this mountainous region even more attractive. The mist clad hills are also famous for spice, coffee, tea and areca nut plantations. Paddy is cultivated in almost all parts of this hill district. Wayanad is also home to many historic findings, especially cave dwellings belonging to the Stone Age.
Pepper Grove captures the beauty and vibrancy of spice-scented Wayanad in its entirety and provides the ideal base to explore this lush green land. Located at Sulthan Bathery in the heart of Wayanad, Pepper Grove is an ideal place to stay and reach out to the best that Wayanad can offer. With facilities for relaxed stay and business, the property is close to historic landmarks like the Edakkal Caves and also the wildlife haven – the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Accessing places in nearby State of Karnataka is relatively easy from when compared to other parts of Wayanad, especially those interested in going to Mysore or for a visit to the Nagarhole or Bandipur national parks.
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Jain Temple: The Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery is believed to have been built during the 13th century. It design is strongly influenced by the architectural style of the then reigning Vijayanagar Dynasty. At one point in history, this temple also served as the ammunition tore or battery of Tipu Sulthan’s army.
Ambalavayal Heritage Museum (about 10 km from Sulthan Bathery): One of the best heritage museums in Kerala, it houses artifacts and belongings of the various tribes in Wayanad.
Edakkal Caves (about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery): One can reach Edakkal cave after a short trek of about a kilometer from Edakkal. The wall art found in these caves that have been inhabited at various stages in history has caught the attention of archaeologists worldwide.
Chethalayam Falls (about 12 km from Sulthan Bathery): This is one of Wayanad's many splendid waterfalls. It is a lovely place to visit and adventure-minded can easily have an enjoyable time climbing up the rocks to the waterfall.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (about 17 km from Sulthan Bathery): Rich in bio-diversity, this sanctuary is contiguous to the protected forests of Nagarhole and Bandipur on the northeast in the neighbouring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai on the southeast in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary is managed scientifically with prime importance for conservation and genera lifestyle of the tribals and others who live in and around the forest region.
Nearest bus terminal: Sultan Bathery, about 2 km
Nearest railway station: Mysore, about 100 km and Kozhikode, about 100 km
Nearest airport: Karipur, about 128 km