Strewn across the banks of the river Kabini in Kerala, you’ll find the unexplored and unspoiled beauty of Kuruva Island. Kuruvadweep, as it’s popularly called, is nature’s call to travellers hoping to break away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life and settle in amidst some peace and tranquillity. One of the prominent places to visit in Wayanad, the place serves as an idyllic picnic spot and soft trekking destination for couples and families alike.
Situated about 17 kilometres from Mananthavady in the Wayanad district of Kerala, Kuruvadweep is embedded with a rich ecosystem. Brimming with flora and fauna, and dense in mangrove forests and bamboo tress, this natural reserve and rainforest is inhabited by rare species of birds, butterflies, animals and plants.
How to reach:
Since this is a reserve forest, it is supervised by the Forest Department and Kerala Tourism Department. You can reach here either by raft or boat. Tickets for the same are available at Pulpally and Mananthavady. If you wish to avoid rush-hour and untimely crowds, you should plan your visit on weekdays.
It is important to note that the site is a strictly no-plastic zone and there is nothing to eat here. So, if you’re traveling with children, you should plan your meals accordingly. Monsoons too should be avoided as there are chances of floods.
Spend time amidst nature:
The reserve is open from 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM and provides a fun excursion for the entire family. However, since there is a cap on the number of people visiting the island daily, it is advised that you plan your visit early. Once you’re at the reserve, you can while away time by taking lazy walks along the shoreline, and also find yourself a nice spot to unwind. One of the biggest draws here is that you get a beautiful glimpse of the two rivulets that surround this island.
When planning a family getaway to Wayanad, exploring the inherent beauty of this natural reserve and rainforest should be atop your bucket list. One of the most renowned Wayanad tourist places, and an ecologists’ delight, Kuruvadweep is a must-see destination for all nature-lovers and families visiting ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala. When looking for a Wayanad resort, be sure to look up the Vythiri Village- a Club Mahindra affiliate resort. Here, you can enjoy your family vacations in a quaint hillside setting alongside bags of greenery and a breath of fresh air. A popular favourite among tourists, this fabulous resort offers a host of modern amenities and activities, along with picturesque views and delicious food whipped up by the masterchefs’ of Club Mahindra. Rest assured, an evergreen trip to Kuruvadweep in Wayanad will happily wade away your city blues! For further affirmation, you can look up the Club Mahindra reviews section on our website.