Kuruvadweep- the pristine island inside jungle

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Kuruvadweep is an uninhabited island inside forest of Wayanad, Kerala.It the only island in India surrounded by fresh water.Abundance of elephants, birds and other animals makes it sought after wildlife destination.


  1. Recorded history of Wayanad available from 10th century CE
  2. In 930 CE Erayappa of Ganga Dynasty conquered this region
  3. Later Hyder Ali and son Tipu Sultan ruled Wayanad
  4. 1792 treaty of Srirangapatna gave control of Wayanad to British rulers
  5. Post Indian independence in 1947 Wayanad became part of the state Kerala

Activities for tourists at Kuruvadweep

  1. Trekking and safari under guidance of forest department (9:30am to 4:00pm)
  2. Go for bamboo rafting
  3. Try your hand at wildlife photography
  4. Shop for tribal products

Since passes from Forest department is mandatory, make sure you book passes prior to your travel to Kuruvadweep ( Rs.10/- for Indians and Rs.20- for Foreign nationals per pass for adults)

How to reach


Nearest airport of Wayanad is Karipur international airport at Kozhikode and about 100 km from Wayanad . It has flight to:

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Chennai
  4. Oman
  5. Kuwait etc


Nearest railway station to Wayanad is Kozhikode. From there train services are towards:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Goa
  4. Kochi
  5. Chennai etc


Winter months of November to March is the best time to visit Kuruvadweep

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to March) 18°C to 31°C
Summer season (April to May) 20°C to 34°C

Nearby destinations within 100kms distance

  1. Kozhikode
  2. Edakkal caves
  3. Bandipur national park
  4. Gudulur
  5. Soochippara falls

Some hotels at Mananthavady near Kuruvadweep with room tariff less than Rs.5000/-

Greenways Treehut & Villas, Kuruva http://wayanadgreenways.com/

Kuruva Island Resort & Spa https://www.kuruvaislandresort.com/

Thennal Jungle Camp , Kattikulam http://thennaljunglecamp.com/

Pugmarks Jungle Lodge, Mananthavady http://pugmarkswayanad.com/

Wayanad Club https://thewayanadclub.com/

Ref:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuruvadweep



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