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     Kuruva Island


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          Kuruvadweep is a 950-acre protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala.This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction.


          Most recently, it has been identified as the most visited place in the district by tourists drawn from all over the globe.Kuruva Islands is 17 km east of Mananthavady and 10 km north west of Pulpally, nearby towns in Wayanad District. More details can be sought in district office of Department of Tourism, Wayanad in Kalpetta.


          The major recreational activity that could be carried out in this island is a relaxing walk enjoying the nature‚Äôs beauty. It is essential to note that as a part of eco tourism, partying, or picnic is not allowed in the island. But you can always enjoy the pure natural environment prevailing in this island near Mananthavady. This island is a best sample for a natural rainforest. You can also take a guided tour of this island, with the help of local guide arranged by the authorities.


 

     Tourism

          The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti, a Dept of Forest of Kerala initiative to protect forest, and at times of heavy rain and frequency of elephants and other animals to the island a pass obtained prior to the visit of spot from Dept of Forest is mandatory. Kuruva Island is a beautiful tourist spot located in the heavenly Wayanad. Situated in the Kabana River tributary, Kuruva Island is a gift of nature to Wayanad tourists. You are astounded by the calm and gorgeous ambience prevailing in the place.


          The vast stretch of evergreen forests in the surroundings present a great getaway. Kuruva Island is separated from other spots but houses a number of rare birds, orchids and herbs. Kuruva Island is at a distance of seventeen kilometers from Mananthavady. With a total area of 950 acres Kuruva Island is plentifully rich with green woods.Far from the maddening city crowds lies this calm and beautiful island presenting an excellent atmosphere for tourists to relax and rejuvenate their mind and soul. This island is also referred as Kuruvadweep.




     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Calicut International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(122 km, 2 hours 42 mins)


   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Rd Pass by Parking Lot (on the left)
           400 m

2. Turn right onto Calicut Airpot Road Pass by Indian Coffee House (on the left)
           2.0 km

3. At Muthus Bakery Bldg, continue onto Ferokh-Palakkad Hwy/Kozhikode-Nilambur-Gudalur Rd/NH 213 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the right in 450 m)
           9.4 km

4. At Ramanattukara-Bypass Cir, take the 3rd exit
           6.6 km

5. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Perumanna Road Pass by AM Hospital (on the right)
           2.3 km

6. Slight left at Miracle Group Puthoormadam onto Puthoormadam-Mundupalam Rd
           1.0 km

7. Continue straight onto Pottammal-Palazhi Road
           230 m

8. Turn right onto Kuttikattoor Road Pass by kaniyaath (on the left in 1.3 km)
           2.5 km

9. Turn right at 3VS Co-Operative bank onto Mavoor Rd/State Highway 24 Pass by Dhanashilpi (on the left)
           450 m

10. Take the 1st left onto Kunnamangalam-Cherinchal-Kottamparamba-Kuttikkattoor Rd Pass by Jamia Arifiya Anwariya (on the left in 550 m)
           4.1 km

11. Continue onto MLA Rd Pass by Kunnamangalam Police Station (on the left in 500 m)
           600 m

12. Turn right at State Bank of Travancore onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by Aliya (on the left)
           7.6 km

13. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Continue to follow Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station (on the left in 750 m)
           52.7 km

14. Turn left onto Kalpetta - Mananthavadi Rd Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 12.8 km)
           16.6 km

15. Slight right onto Mananthavady-Koyileri-Panamaram Rd
           4.7 km

16. Turn right onto Koyleri - Kattikulam Rd
           3.1 km

17. Slight right toward Kuruva Dweep Rd
           650 m

18. Turn left onto Kuruva Dweep Rd
           2.3 km

19. Turn right to stay on Kuruva Dweep Rd
           4.3 km

20. Turn right to stay on Kuruva Dweep Rd
           1.0 km

21.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Calicut Railway station(CLT)

 Road :

 From Calicut Railway Station(CLT) to spot(109 km, 2 hours 26 mins)


   Directions :



1. Head towards Old Railway Overbridge north on Railwaystation 4th Platform Rd
           270 m

2. Sharp right onto Old Railway Overbridge Pass by Hotel Deewar (on the left)
           240 m

3. Turn left at Ramla Sweets onto Palayam Rd
           110 m

4. At Radio World, Palayam Rd turns right and becomes Oyitty Rd Pass by Chartered Bank (on the right in 400 m)
           550 m

5. At Town Hall, continue onto Edapally Panvel Hwy/TownHall Rd Pass by Government Teacher Trainning Institute (on the left)
           210 m

6. Turn left onto Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by HP (on the right in 1.7 km)
           1.9 km

7. Turn right at Rani Pets onto Nadakkavu Cross Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum (on the right)
           300 m

8. Turn left at Petrol Pump onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 11.8 km)
           20.3 km

9. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Continue to follow Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station (on the left in 750 m)
           52.7 km

10. Turn left onto Kalpetta - Mananthavadi Rd Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 12.8 km)
           16.6 km

11. Slight right onto Mananthavady-Koyileri-Panamaram Rd
           4.7 km

12. Turn right onto Koyleri - Kattikulam Rd
           3.1 km

13. Slight right toward Kuruva Dweep Rd
           650 m

14. Turn left onto Kuruva Dweep Rd
           2.3 km

15. Turn right to stay on Kuruva Dweep Rd
           4.3 km

16. Turn right to stay on Kuruva Dweep Rd
           1.0 km

17.Spot



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