Assistant Facts on Kerala

Districts of Kerala – Wayanad

  • Year of formation: 1980, November 1


  • Headquarters: Kalpetta


  • The only district in Kerala that shares border with two Indian states namely Tamil Nadu and Karnataka is Wayanad. The Sulthanbathery taluk shares border with these states.


  • Sultan Bathery is formerly known as ‘Ganapathi Vattam’.


  • The Banasura Sagar Dam is the biggest eastern dam in India. it is on the tributary of the Kabini River.


  • The first fully completed ADHAR registration panchayat – Ambalavayal


  • Kerala’s first Tribal medical college is going to be started in Wayanad


  • Muthanga is in Wayanad


  • Edakkal caves and Kuruva Island are situated in Wayanad


  • Kuruva Island is in River Kabini


  • Lakkidi is known as ‘Chirrapunji of Kerala’.


  • Wayanad has the largest number of tribal population in Kerala.


  • The district with no coastal areas and railway lines.


  • Lakkidi is known as the ‘Chirapunji of Kerala’, Edakkal caves, Bird Sanctuary called Pakshipathalam, Natural freshwater lake Pookode, Thirunelli temple known as ‘Dakshina Kashi’ and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are in Wayanad district.


  • Banasurankotta is located in Wayanad.


  • Migration to Wayanad serves the theme for S.K. Pottekkatt’s ‘Vishakanyaka’.


  • Wayanad leads in the production of pepper and coffee in Kerala.


  • The first micro hydel project in Kerala is set up in Wayanad district.


  • Main Road: NH 212 (New NH No. 766)