One of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala, Wayanad is an Indian district in the north-east of Kerala state. The district is bordered by Tamil Nadu to the south-east, Malappuram to south, Karnataka to north and north-east, Kozhikode to the south-west, and Kannur to the north-west. The district name is derived from ‘Vayal Naatu’ which means the land of paddy fields.
It has the largest tribal population in Kerala, including Paniyan, Kurichyan, Adiyan, Vettakuraman Wayanad Kader, Mulukuraman, Kattunikkan, and Thachananan Mopan.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Soochipara Falls, Kuruvadweep, Pookode Lake, Sulthan Bathery, Edakkal Caves, Banasura Dam, Chembra Peak, Thirunelli Temple, and Lakkidi view Point are some of the major tourist attractions in the district.