Are you exploring how can you visit Kuruva Island, an uninhabited and one of the very less explored tourist places in Wayanad?
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About Kuruva Island
Kuruva Island Wayanad is a fantastic bunch of 150 tiny islands with a green blanket cover of thick Mangrove forest mixed with lush green bamboo and other big trees. It is spread over 950 acres of land amidst the chirpy tributaries of the 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 in right place.
Forest Department provides rafts from the entry point to cross the river, which will be a unique experience for many. Undoubtedly, one of the best spots for eco-tourism, Kuruva is an example of the 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 the water too. Half a day at these beauty hubs will stay in your memory forever.
Entry points to the Island
The island has two entry points, Cheriyamala and Palvelicham. If you stay in places like Sulthan Bathery, Pulpally, Kenichira area, you can consider reaching Cheriyamala entry point for accessing the island. If you are staying at Kalpetta, Vythiri, Padinjarathara, Mananthavady etc, you can consider reaching the Palvelicham entry point. In any case, reaching there before 9 AM is suggested.
Kuruva Island Ticket Price:
- Adults: Rs 110
- Foreigners: Rs 200
- Students: Rs 75
The Island provides a wonderful rafting experience for visitors. The rafting charges are as under:
- Rafting for 5 Persons: Rs 400
- Rafting for 2 Persons: Rs 200
- Charge for Extra Person: Rs 100
Important Thing to Remember:
- After Aug 2022, the number of visitors allowed to the island has been restricted to 1150 per day. At each entry point, Cheriyamala and Palvelicham only 575 visitors will be allowed per day.
- Kuruva remains closed, during heavy rains and if the water level in the river is high.
- Best time to visit Kuruva Island is September to Apr,
Kuruva Island Timings:
Kuruva Island Opening Time is 9 AM. The island is open till 3:30 PM, seven days a week. However, of late there are restrictions by authorities for entry into Kuruva. Rafting near the Island is available for visitors. It is suggested to reach the island entry point before 9 AM and book your tickets as Kuruva Island Booking Online is not available presently.
Places to Visit near Kuruva:
Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Pazhassi Park at Mananthavady and Thirunelli Temple are some of the tourist attractions near Kuruva that you can cover in a day if you start by 8 AM.
How to Reach Kuruva Island?
The 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. From Calicut to Kuruva, you can follow Calicut-Thamarassery-Kalpetta- Panamaram. route and then take Panamaram – Mananthavadi route via Koileri.
Mysore Railway Station to Kuruva is 106 km, covered in 2 h 35 min. You can travel in Mananthavady or Sulthan Bathery route considering the place of stay.
The nearest airport to Kuruva Island is Kozhikode (Calicut). It is also known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) and the distance is 123 km which can be covered in 3 h 45 min.
Bangalore to Kuruva Island Route: Travel in Bangalore-Mysore- Kattikulam- Mananthavady route if you are planning to stay near Mananthavady. If you are staying in Sulthan Bathery area, you can follow Mysore – Gundlupete – Sulthan Bathery route.The distance from Bangalore Airport is 294 km, covered in 6 h 30 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). You can travel via Mysore – Gundlupete – Sulthan Bathery route or Mysore – Mananthavady route based on your place of stay.
Reach the 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 rout
Best time to visit Kuruva Islands
Best time to visit Kuruva is from September to May. Jun to Aug is the monsoon period and the water level in the river will not allow you to have fun in the water.
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