Kuruvadweep, Wayanad

The Kuruva islands are a group of three islands located in the middle of one of the tributaries of the east-flowing river Kabani. This 950-acre tract of uninhabited land is rich in flora and fauna. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds; herbs and orchids are the monarchs of Kuruva Island. It is a must see destination for nature lovers and a popular picnic spot. A perfect destination for those want to have a lazy walk through the shoreline of a river.

Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction. Most recently, tourists drawn from all over the globe have identified it as the most visited place in the district. Kuruva comprises of more than 150 small islands and two fresh water ponds.

Its group of many islands with a stretch of one hectare to 148 hectares. As many as three hour is needed to cover at least one island.

The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti, a Dept of Forest of Kerala initiative to protect forest, and at times of heavy rain and frequency of elephants and other animals to the island a pass obtained prior to the visit of spot from Dept of Forest is mandatory. The service of guides is also available.

The bridges made of bamboo and rare species of trees make the island unique.

Nearby Attractions – Edakkal caves, Chembra Peak,Thirunelli Temple and Ambukuthi mala

Kuruvadweep is 15 kms East of Mananthavady.
Nearest Airport is Karipur Airport, about 129 kms from Mananthavady.
Railway Station:
Nearest Railway Station is at Kozhikode, about 106 kms away from Mananthavady.

Tourist Place to Visit in Wayanad District, Kerala