Travel In Wayanad

Wayanad is a derivative of the term Vayal Nadu, where Vayal means Paddy fields and Nadu the land, comprising it to indicate a land of paddy fields. Wayanad is explicitly beautiful with mist clad mountains, intense forests and fertile green plantations. 
The forests of Wayanad are cosmic landmasses for animals to enjoy their natural dwelling. 
Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. It is a revenue state due to foreign exchange of cash crops such as vanilla, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and many other condiments. Wayanad shelters endangered species as it has an amazing range of flora and fauna. Wildlife aficionados and nature lovers will find Wayanad wildlife sanctuaries as the right place of visit. The place enjoys a pleasant climate the whole year. 
Having an influential history, numerous evidences depicting new Stone Age civilization is seen on the Wayanad hills. Relicts and edicts are found in this place emphasizing the prehistoric epoch. According to the history, Wayanad was ruled by the Veda tribes, it was then taken by Pazhassi Rajas, and later Hyderali conquered Wayanad. When Tipu took over, he handed it to British. It was the British who introduced cash crops, laid roads and developed Wayanad significantly. 
Wayanad, has been a powerful seat of the Vedic Tribes during the pre historic times. Historians claimed that the city has a long history that can be traced back to even ten centuries before Christ. Various evidences like the caves of Ampukuthimala, relate the city to have been present since the beginning of the New Age Civilization. 
The recorded history of the city can be dated back to 18th century when the Pazhassi Rajahs of Kottayan royal dynasty ruled the city. Then, the city fell into the hands of the erstwhile King, Hyder Ali. During the reign of Tipu Sultan, the city was handed back to Kottayam Royal dynasty. 
After the truce ofSrirangapattana, Tipu Sultan handed over the control of the Malabar region to the British. As a result, a fierce battle was fought between the British and the Kerala Varma Pazhassi Rajah of Kottayam. Though the king fled but he continued guerilla fights against the British, till his death. 
The British hence ruled the city of Wayanad till India’s independence in 1947. After the formation of Kerala in 1956, Wayanad was declared to be a part of the Kannur district. Later, it was added in the Kozhikode district of Kerala. For proper development of the people and city, the northern and southern part of Wayanad were brought together and merged as the present district of Wayanad on 1st of November, 1980.
Wayanad has many local travel options that one can choose from. Like other parts of Kerala, government bus services are numerous in this city. Travelers can also opt for local auto rickshaws and cabs. The nearest airport as well as the railhead is at Kozhikode. Cab services from Kozhikode to Wayanad are also available. 

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