Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad

Sulthan Bathery is the largest town in Wayanad district and is known for its tourism and commercial activities. It got its unique name after Tipu Sultan of Mysore occupied the region and used it as a battery (to store heavy ammunition) during the 18th century. Popular for its history and ancient temples, it was earlier called 'Ganapativattom'. It is situated on the Kozhikode - Kollegal National Highway and is the district's biggest business hub.

At an altitude of 1000m above sea level, Sulthan Bathery enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year. Its natural greenery makes it a perfect place to picnic with the family. The drive here, like all of Wayanad, is brimming with vantage points that give a magnificent view of the valley below. People also love visiting the famous Jain Temple (built in the 13th century), Ganapati Temple and Mariyamman Temple. The Wayanad Heritage Museum is another popular location in these parts.

Tribals constitute a majority of its population and agriculture is the primary occupation of the area. One can find reasonably priced accommodation here at all times. The pre-historic caves, jungle trails, sparkling streams and rivers have all made it among the most popular tourist destinations in the State.




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