January 26, 2020
Wayanad that has become such a tourist hub for every vacationer has more to offer than just wildlife sanctuaries and scenic landscape.
One of the most beautiful places to visit in Wayanad is Nellarachal. The village’s beauty is in its simplicity. This rustic paradise invites tourists every year to witness its charm. Nellarachal is known for its ethnic Vellan cuisine, archery of Govindan, Rameshan’s paintings, and much more.
Nellarachal has been the witness of many wars. It is said that King Pazhassi, an early freedom fighter in the provinces of Malabar who led his guerrilla warfare against the Britishers along with the Kurichiya tribals, hailed from Wayanad. Govindan, an expert archer from Nellarachal has carried the legacy of this tribal spirit. It is for this reason that there are spectators who are in complete awe watching the veteran hands of Govindan use different tools and weapons from his exquisite collection.
Reaching Nellarachal by road via Ambalavayal-Meenangadi road may take 35 minutes while via Varyad - Kolavayal Road may take 50.
Nellarachal is bordered by three sides of land and a portion of the Karapuzha River. One hence starts exploring the region from the reservoir of Karapuzha.
This small virgin land is famous for its spices, plantations and tribal settlements.
• Be mesmerised by the Thudi, a tribal musical instrument used by the Paniyan tribes of Wayanad. You could even buy this fancy instrument as a souvenir, the selling of which is a means of livelihood of the villagers.
• A tour of the village will help you learn the properties of eucalyptus and its medicinal value. Watching eucalyptus oil being made is a fascinating experience for children.
• You can enjoy the meals at tribal artisan Vellan’s house.
• Explore spice plantations, Tribal Art Centre, Uravu Bamboo Craft Village etc.
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