RARS Wayanad (Regional Agricultural Research Station) is located at Ambalavayal in Wayanad. Regional Agricultural Research Station for High range zone is functioning since pre Independence era. It was established under Ex Service men Colonization program Wayanad in 1946, by the then Madras Government. It provides research support for agriculture in the High Range zone (Wayanad & Idukki districts and Nelliyampathy area of Palakkad district). Cardamom Research Station at Pampaadum para in, Idukki district is a substation of RARS Ambalavayal. Research programs on crop breeding and management aspects of pepper, ginger, rice, scented rice and cool season vegetables; studies on crop weather relationships, soil fertility management etc are undertaken by this station now.

How to Reach RARS Wayanad:

From Kalpetta:  Kalpetta-Meenagadi- Kolagapara Junction (Turn Right) – Ambalavayal.

From Sulthan Bathery  : Bathery – Kolagapara Junction (Turn Left) – Ambalavayal.

From Mananthavadi : Mananthavadi-Panamaram- Meenangadi- Kolagapara Junction (Turn Left) – Ambalavayal.

Entry Fee: Rs 10 for Adults

Visit Timings : Open throughout the week from 1000 h to 1700 h, entry is generally closed by 1630 h.

Nearest places to Visit: Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, Edakkal Cave, Phantom Rock and Meenmutty Waterfalls are the tourist attractions near RARS.

Calicut to RARS Wayanad Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri-Kalpetta-Meenangadi-Kolagapara Junction (Turn Right) – RARS (Ambalavayal).    Calicut to RARS distance is 94 km, covered in 2 h 50 min.

Bangalore to RARS Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kolagapara Junction (Turn Left) – RARS (Ambalavayal).   Bangalore to RARS distance is 265 km, covered in 5 h 40 min.

Mysore to RARS: Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kolagapara Junction (Turn Left) – RARS(Ambalavayal).    Mysore to RARS distance is 125 km, covered in 2 h 45 min.

Nearest Railway Station to RARS is Kozhikode Railway Station, known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station RARS distance is 94 km, covered in 2 h 50 min.

Mysore Railway Station to RARS is 125 km, covered in 2 h 45 min.

Nearest airport to RARS is the Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 108 km covered in 3h.

Bangalore Airport to RARS distance is 308 km, covered in 6 h 30 m. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Distance to RARS Wayanad

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 265 km
Calicut 94 km
Mysore 125 km
Kalpetta 20 km
Sulthan Bathery 12 km