Varkala, Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad
Location : About 20 km east of Mananthavady, Wayanad district, north
The district of Wayanad lies on an elevated picturesque mountainous plateau in the Western Ghats. Historians are of the opinion that organised human life existed in these parts of Kerala at least ten centuries before Christ.
In this virgin land, which has not seen much human habitation later, is the Begur Wildlife Sanctuary. The forests here are amongst the most beautiful locales of Kerala. The region has a wealth of diverse species of plants and animals and is of great interest to nature lovers.
Nearest railway station : Thalassery in Kannur district is about 80 km from Mananthavady.
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 106 km