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Wayanad, one of the fourteen districts in Kerala (India) is situated in an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in Western Ghats. It is one of the beautiful districts of Kerala. Hidden away on the hills of this land are some of the olderst tribes, as yet untouched by civilization.

Wayanad is known for its picturesque mist-clad hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriates forests and rich cultural traditions. The leading tourist centers of South India like Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, Kozhikode and Kannur are around this region.

Wayanad has the largest population of aborigine people in Kerala. The native adivasis mainly consist of various sects like Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyars, Kurichyas, Ooralis, Kattunaikkans etc. Comprising an area of 2126 sq.km, Wayanad has a powerful history. Relicts and edicts found in various parts of Wayanad speak of an important prehistoric era. Historians are of the view that organized human life existed in these parts, at least ten centuries before Christ.

Located between North Latitude 11027' and 15058' and East Longitude 75047' and 70027', district wayanad is on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau. On it's North, South and West lie the districts of Kannur, Malappuram and Kozhikode. To it's North and east, it borders the Karnataka districts of Coorg and Mysore. Further Southeast lies Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu.

Accessing Wayanad: Access code : 04936
Area :2132 Sq. kms
Main Towns: Kalpeta (capital), Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady.
Nearest Air port : Karipur (Calicut)

Language : While Malayalam is the local language, English and Hindi are widely spoken and understood. Kannada and Tamil also understood towards border regions.

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