Wayanad is situated in the Kerala border at a distance of 76 km. from the sea shores of Kozhikode and at an altitude of about 2100 to 7000 feet above sea level.Wayanad, the most verdant place is fully covered with green growth and is enriched with plantations, forests and wildlife.Wayanad, uncorrupted by civilization and pollution has lot to talk about its history and cutlure.Wayanad has the power to enchant each and every one visiting this place and sure to leave them fascination. The name Wayanad is derived from Wayalnadu, which literally means the land of paddy fields. It is a quite interesting place especially for those who are looking forward for adventure for Wayanad has geography of hills, rocks and valleys.
ORIENTATION : Wayanad is situated in a mountainous plateau in Western Ghats.Wayanad is oriented between north latitude 11degree 26’28’’ and 11degree 48’22’’ and east longitude 75 degree 46’38’’ and 76 degree 26’11’’.
HISTORY : It was from the Pazhassi Rajahs of Kottayam; Hyder Ali got the control of Wayanad.But however later Tipu Sultan handed over the entire Malabar region to the British because of the temporary cessation of Sreerandapattam warfare agreement. After this there were lot of encounters between the British and Kerala Varma Pazhassi Rajah of Kottayam,for only the laters defeat.Varma Pazhassi Rajah along with his Nair and Kurichia-Kuruma tribal soliders tried to get back Wayanad under their but it was of vain. When the state of Kerala was formed in 1956, Wayanad was part of Kannur district. Later South Wayanad was added to Kozhikode district and then on November 1, 1980 North and South Wayanad joined together to form the present Wayanad district.