There are many places in the world blessed with astounding and incredible beauty. Some of the scenic places play a vital role in weaving sweet memories for the whole life. The ambiguity and resplendent charm of the region could not be explained in mere words. But if someone asks which is my favourite place without any doubt I would say it is none other than Kerala, the southernmost state in India. Annually nearly hundreds of travel enthusiasts flock to beguiling Kerala to enjoy its mind-blowing beauty. It is not easy for any Malayalee to name any of the fascinating places in Kerala. Because each place is designed in such a beautiful manner that pointing out the best one is a cumbersome task. But still, for me, Sulthan Bathery of Wayanad is known to one of the best tourist destinations.
Let us sneak-peek into unknown facts of Wayanad
It is not for the first time I and my family visiting the gorgeous tourist place in northern parts of Kerala. Each time I visit the place I feel something. The cool breeze of Kerala carries some medicinal properties that help the tired soul to rejuvenate and revitalize. Even though the state is not our home town or native place but still we have always tried our best to maintain a good relationship with the state. When speaking about Wayanad, there is only one sentence to describe its audacious beauty it is none other than the ‘a region drenched in green colour’. The region is once known to the densely populated district with many tall trees. People used to fear to visit the region. The district was initially governed by the tribal communities commonly called ‘Adivasis’. During the colonial days, a British officer wanted to know the shortest path leading the beautiful location in Wayanad. He seeks the help of a young Adivasi boy. After standing the route he killed him so that he could take the credit. It is said that his spirit still haunts travellers when passing through the route. But some says it is a myth. The major portion of Wayanad is occupied with breathtaking hill stations such as cascading waterfalls and lush green plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and other varieties of spices. People avail of tour packages for family to Kerala especially Wayanad with an aim to purchase some rare spices and tea and coffee of various flavours. Gogeo holidays are the ones who curate special packages to Kerala. They cover many unexplored tourist destinations.
Here are some salient features of Sulthan Bathery
Let us traverse through the unknown features of Sulthan Bathery. Suthan Bathery was once known as ‘Ganapativattom’. The region gained much prominence through the legendary hero called Tipu Sulthan. During Tipu Sulthan’s reign, he invaded a Jain temple and used as a battery. Along with it provides multiple opportunities for the travellers to do shopping in large scale as well as delights our eyes with fabulous tourist destinations. Situated at an elevation of 1000 m from the mean sea level, the region is turned to one of the fanatic places for photography enthusiast. As mentioned earlier the place has witnessed many historical events mainly during the colonial days. Do you know how the region got the name Ganapativattom? In olden days the region was sheltered nearly 12 Jain temples later all these were conquered by the Tipu Sulthan. Hence then onwards the name of the village was renamed to Sulthan Bathery.
Noteworthy attractions of Sulthan Bathery
Sulthan Bathery is actually erected on a mountain called Ambukuthi hills. Standing on top of it one could catch the panoramic views of the scenic place. Words are insufficient to express the alluring beauty of the surreal nature. Situated at a short distance of 16 km one could enchant the beauty of the mind-blowing Edakkal caves. Edakkal caves seem to carry many rare and ancient writings say, Mesolithic on its walls. Hundreds of travel enthusiasts avail of group tour packages to Kerala to witness the splendid beauty of the region. Followed to it we proceeded to view the astounding beauty of the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary. It is the only place where one could view wide varieties of animals and birds in large numbers. In fact, in entire south India, it is the only place where nature lovers could click the amusing images of rare and endangered species of fauna and flora. If you think you have enjoyed the mesmerising beauty of the incredible nature, you can move to one of the fascinating museum called Amabalavayal heritage museum. The museum is known to shelter many rare and unseen equipment and weapons and also clay products, hunting equipment, sculptures and many more. The museum always opens its doors for art lovers and nature enthusiasts. There would be no one who fails to make a visit to the museum when they visit Wayanad to explore the charming beauty of Sulthan Bathery.
As I am an adventure lover I like to explore the outstanding beauty of the breathtaking mountains. I was really happy to know that the scintillating and breathtaking Chembra peak is located at a short distance from the Sulthan Bathery. Without wasting time I gush to the region. Even though trekking carried many complicated segments I really enjoyed the adventurous trail. It really inspired my hearts. From the top of the Chembra peak, I enchanted the bird’s eye view of the lush green surroundings. When looking down I could click the picture of the heart-shaped lake called cupid lake. Overall my Wayanad trip offered me many sweet moments that to cherish in the rest of my life.