Kuruva Islands – A beautiful tourist place in Wayanad, Kerala


Kuruva Islands or Kuruva dweep is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Wayanad, Kerala. This place is a favourite tourist place for the travelers who love photography. Kuruva Dweep is one of the tourist places included in Wayanad tourism package or Kerala tourism packages or honeymoon packages in Kerala. In this article I explained about the beauty of Kuruva islands, tips to visit, nearby tourist places and how to reach Kuruva dweep.

About Kuruva Islands


Kuruva island is a must visit place in Wayanad district of Kerala. This place is known for its beauty and adventurous side. This place is a delta formed on the tributaries of the Kabani River in Wayanad district of Kerala. This is a vast area of evergreen forest with an area of almost 900 acres with the added beauty of many islands together called Kuruva islands or Kuruva dweep surrounded by streams of Kabani River. These islands are gifted with its natural resources such as rare species of trees, medicinal plants, flowers and many species of flora. It is well maintained and protected by the forest department of Kerala.

Raft

A trip to Kuruva islands


It was a planned trip so we made all preparations for the trip to Kuruva islands accordingly. The before night we have seen the images of Kuruva islands on the internet and we slept talking about this place. As we have seen the images in net we were very excited to see this place in reality. We have reached the destination at around 10 am and there was paid parking facility for our vehicles. After taking entry tickets we went inside and they asked us to wait for raft which was made with bamboos. The staff thoroughly checked our bags and told us not to carry any plastic items to the islands and I noticed that the surrounding was very clean as they are promoting ecotourism. To enter the main area of islands, first, we should cross a wide stream of the river and almost a kilometre walk through the green forest area.

Islands

We were waiting for the raft to come to the stage where we were standing. It is a big raft made with bamboos can accommodate almost 15 to 20 persons at a time and they provided life jackets for our safety. It was a nice feeling to cross the river on a raft and we crossed the river safely. On the way, there were many sitting arrangements beautifully made with bamboos. Here and there we have seen bridges where we took photographs. We have seen small to huge trees with labelling their scientific names and common names on them. At regular intervals, we can notice display boards with good and informative messages about nature. After a kilometre walk, we reached the beautiful main area of Kuruva islands and it was very rejuvenating and serene feeling. We felt that we are so close to nature. There we have seen many islands and crossed them one by one through the running water. It was not easy to go one island to another as the flow of water was forceful and the stones under water were slippery, but it was very adventurous and happiest moments. We played in water nearly 2 hours and took many photos, then came back with hungry in the stomach and full happiness in mind.

way

Tips to visit Kuruva islands


Keep a towel and extra dress with you so that you can change dress after playing in the water. It is better to carry food as there are not many hotels available near Kuruva islands. Do not carry any plastic items like bottles and carry bags as they are strictly prohibited in that area. Use life jackets compulsorily while crossing the river on a raft as the river is very deep and dangerous. Though there is adequate staff to help us, we have to take our own precautionary measures.

bamboo bridge

Nearby places to visit


Sujipara waterfalls, Wayanad (tholpetty) wildlife sanctuary, Thirunelli temple, Pazhassi tomb, Edakkal caves, Banasura sagar earth dam are nearby places to visit.

photospot

raft 1

Check out the budget resorts in Wayanad.


Related Articles

Thamarassery Ghat Pass (Wayanad churam)

An amazing journey through the Thamarassery Ghat Pass, a.k.a Wayanad Churam. Read my experience in travelling through the curvy roads through the hills in Wayanad, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Kerala.

Wayanad in Kerala: A lot more than a Hill Station

What is life like in a plantation? Live in a homestay in Wayanad and discover the simple pleasures of life in a plantation. Stay on to discover the amazing flora and fauna at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

A day at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

The enchanting Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary takes you close to nature. Rivulets gushing through clumps of shrub. Free-roaming wild animals and exotic birds. The air is so fresh you'll feel a new person. Take a trip here on your next vacation.

Tourist attractions in Wayanad

Wayanad is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala and has a lot to offer for the visitors in terms of natural beauty in the form of hills, valleys, lakes and much more. I am sharing my recent travel experience to Wayanad.

More articles: Wayanad Tourist Destinations Resorts in Wayanad Kerala Travel Destinations Islands in Kerala

Comments

Guest Author: 29 Sep 2015

The author has presented a nice spot for a quick visit if one is visiting Manathvady which again is a nice tourist place. The beauty of the delta seems to have remained intact till now mostly due to the difficulty in reaching the place as the waterways is the only way of reaching.
The snaps given by the author are enough to attract one to the location. Nice work Niya.

Guest Author: 30 Sep 2015

Thanks for your response. It is correct that the difficulty in reaching Kuruva islands keeps the place natural and the forest department also plays an important role. Many forest guards are always checking the surroundings not only for maintaining the naturality of the place but also to assure our safety.

Guest Author: Sayli Deshpande26 Oct 2015

I'm a nature lover and the beautiful post shared by you talks about a popular picturesque place, Kuruva Island, Wayanad, Kerala. Many of my friends have visited this place and even they have all good things to say about the place, making me more curious to plan a trip.



  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name:
    Email: