Wayanad District, in the north-east of Kerala , India , was formed on November 1 , 1980 as the 12th district, carved out of Kozhikode and Kannur districts. The etymology of the word Wayanad is Vayal (paddy) Naad (land); 'Land of Paddy Fields'.
IMPORTANT TOURSIT PLACES:
Chembra Peak, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island, Lakkidi, Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Pookot Lake, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Soochippara Waterfalls and Banasura sagar Dam.
CENTRES OF WORSHIP:
Thirunelli Temple, Valliyoorkavu Temple, Sita Lava-Kusha Temple, Thrissilery Shiva Temple, Pallikkunnu Church and Sulthan Bathery Jain Temple.
Web : http://wayanad.nic.in/