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Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta.  Wayanad District came into existence on 1st November, 1980. Wayanad can be aptly called the abode of Kerala’s tribal population. The name Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields. In Wayanad district, there is no town or village named same as the district (i.e., there is no "Wayanad town"). Wayanad is the only district in Kerala that shares border with both the neighboring states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Wayanad District was formed as the 12th district of Kerala consisting of Mananthavady, Sulthanbathery and Vythiri Taluks. It came into existence by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. In ancient times the land was ruled by the Vedar Rajas. Later Wayanad came under the rule of Pazhassi Raja of Kottayam Royal Dynasty. According to archaeological evidence, the Wayanad forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. The two caves of Ampukuthimala, with pictures on their walls and pictorial writings, speak volumes of a bygone civilisation.
The district, which forms an edge of the Deccan plateau of South India has a luxuriant forest cover and receives the maximum amount of annual rainfall compared to other regions of the State. Quite a large area of the district is covered by forest but the continued and indiscriminate exploitation of the natural resources point towards an imminent environmental crisis. Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. The higher elevation and forest cover creates a comfortable and a cool climate.
District is perhaps one of the biggest foreign exchange earners of the State, with its production of cash crops like pepper,cardamom, coffee, tea, spices and other condiments. Besides the cash crops, the most important crop in the district is rice. Green ginger cultivation in Wayanad is also very significant.
There are tribal populations in the area who still practice age-old customs and rituals and live a nomadic life. Some of the tribal populations include Paniyas, Adiyas, Kattunayakan, kurumans and Kurichiyans.
Tourism is the major non-agricultural income earner for the district. Featured here is the first of the four trails in the northern district of Wayanad as conceived and promoted by Wayanad Tourism Organization (WTO). Some of the important places of interest in Wayanad are Chembra Peak, Neelimala, Meenmutty waterfalls, Chethalayam, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam etc.
 

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Latitude: 11.6853575

Longitude: 76.1319953

The current time and date:12:23 am Monday, Jun 26 2017

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