Kuruva Islands

Kuruva Islands

Kuruva Islands is an amazing bunch of 150 tiny islands with a green blanket cover of thick Mangrove forest mixed with lush green bamboos and other big trees. It is spread over in 950 acres land amidst the chirpy tributaries of Kabani river is famously called Kuruva Dweep (Island). This uninhabited virgin island will steal your heart with its serene beauty and scenic landscapes. It provides an ultimate unwinding experience for nature lovers. If you have come  to wander around on the river bank, or on the soft trekking paths, without any intervention from the polluted world, you are at right place. Forest Department provides rafts from entry point to cross the river, which will be a unique experience for many. Undoubtedly, one of the best spot of eco tourism, Kuruva is an example for rainforest of Wayanad. Bestowed with many rare species of orchids, herbs and birds, this is one of the most prominent places of Wayanad. Don’t miss it when you are in Wayanad. Depending upon the level and flow, you can have fun in water too. Half a day at these beauty hubs will stay in your memory forever.

Entry points to Kuruva

It has two entry points. The entry at Manathavadi side is managed by DTPC and other entry near Pulpally (Sulthan Bathery-) is managed by the Forest Dept.

Entry Fee at Kuruva Island:

Adults : Rs 80

Students/Children : Rs 55

Still Camera : Rs 25

Timings of Kuruva Island:

Kuruva Island is open throughout the week from 0900 h to 1700 h.

Entry is generally closed by 1600 h.

Kuruva Island remains closed, during heavy rains and if water level in the river is high.

Best time to visit is September to Apr.

Places to Visit near Kuruva Island:       

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Pazhassi Park at Mananthavady and Thirunelli Temple are the tourist attractions near Kuruva Islands.

How to Reach Kuruva Islands

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Calicut to Kuruva Island Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Kalpetta- Panamaram.  Further, diversion on Panamaram- Manathavadi route to Koileri. Calicut to Kuruva Island distance is 109 km , covered in 3 h 20 min.

Bangalore to Kuruva Island Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Kattikulam- Kuruva Island route.  Bangalore to Kuruva Island  distance is 250 km, covered in 5 h 50 min.

Mysore to Kuruva Island Route: Mysore- Kattikulam- Kuruva Island route.  Mysore to Kuruva Island  distance is 106 km, covered in 2 h 35 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Kuruva Island is Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT), known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Kuruva Island distance is 109 km, covered in 3 h 20 min.

Mysore Railway Station to Kuruva Island is 106 km, covered in 2 h 35 min.

Nearest airport to Kuruva Island is at Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 123 km covered in 3 h 45 min.

Bangalore Airport to Kuruva Island distance is 294 km, covered in 6 h 30 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Best time to visit Kuruva Islands

Best time to visit Kuruva Islands is during September to May. Jun to Aug is monsoon period and the water level in the river will not allow you to have fun in water.

 

How to Reach Kuruva Island within Wayanad:

From Kalpetta Town- Kalpetta- Panamram -Koileri route.

From Sulthan Bathery : Bathery-Pulpally- Pakkom route.

From Manthavadi : Manthavadi-Koileri route

From Vythiri : Vythiri- Kalpetta- Panamram -Koileri route.

Distance to Kuruva Islands

From PlaceDistance (in Km)
Bangalore260 km
Calicut110 km
Mysore108 km
Kalpetta40 km
Sulthan Bathery38 km

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