Chembra Peak, situated near Meppady town, is highest hill in Wayanad. The hills, rocks and valleys provide a lot for tourism in Wayanad. Scenic beauty of Wayanad can be enjoyed standing on the top of Chembra Peak.
Edakkal Cave, in the Ambukuthy mountain, is located three kilometres away from Ambalavayal. The Edakkal cave is not a cave in the real sense but only a cleft about 96ft. long and 22ft wide in the rock. The depth of both the cleft and the fissure is 30 ft. In the other portion of the large cleft, a huge rock, weighing several tonnes, has fallen forming a roof over a large part of it. The rock wall contains some interesting carvings, which speak of a highly civilized people of pre-historic.
Kuruva Island, the 950 acres of ever green forest, located 17kms East of Mananthavady is an ideal picnic spot. The uninhabited island has rare species of birds, orchids and herbs.
Lakkidi, located about 5 kms south of Vythiri, commands a picturesque scenery. It is one of the richest biodiversity areas in the western Ghats. Lofty mountain peaks, gurging stream, luxuriant vegetation and bird’s eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath taking. The journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi through ghat road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests is a fascinating experience.
Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary, is located 16 kms East of Sulthan Bathery. The sanctuary having an area of 345 square kms is the biggest abode of wild animals in Malabar. Elephant, spotted deer, bison, tiger, cheetah and wild bear are found here. Forest Department provides elephant rides to tourists here.
Pazhassi Raja Tomb is a good picnic centre in Wayanad. Pazhassi Raja, known as The Lion of Kerala, who organised guerilla type warfare against British was cremated here in AD 1805. A good aquarium, coin-operated toys for children and boating facilities for tourists are available here. Pookode Lake, 3kms south of Vythiri, is a scenic natural fresh water lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes . The lake has an area of 8.5ha. and the maximum water depth is 6.5mtrs. Boating facilities, childrens park and fresh water aquarium, are among the tourist attractions here.
Soochippara Waterfalls, which falls from a height of 100 feet to 300 feet and located near Meppadi is a treat to the eyes. The tree top huts at Soochippara give an amazing view of surrounding springs and valleys of the Western Ghats.
Banasura Sagar Dam is the largest earth dam in India. Islands, which provide a hypnotising sight to tourists, are formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full.