Kuruva Island wayanad

Kuruva Island wayanad

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Kuruva Island is a group of islands located in the middle of east flowing Kabani River. Kuruva islands is also known as Kuruva Dweep locally .This area of uninhabited land is rich in flora and fauna spread in 950-acre. This island is isolated but an array of uncommon species of birds,herbs and orchids are the crown of Kuruva Island.The special geographical characteristics of Kuruva Island make this place very calm and the forests are evergreen. These mind blowing environment have made this place attractive to the tourists who are nature lovers or travelers who love silent atmosphere. Other identical characteristics of these islands are the bridges made of bamboo and rare species of trees. It is a must see destination for nature lovers and a popular tourist spot. An ideal destination for those want to have a lazy walk through the shoreline of a river.Its distinctive geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the natural beauty but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction.

About three hour is needed to cover at least one island.Entry to this island is restricted by the Forest department and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti .A pass is mandatory, during rainy seasons and the amount of animals are higher.There is water stream covers the islands on all the sides. The area is completely encrusted by tall trees and for tourist this is mainly a Jungle walk below the shades of trees and side of bamboo bushes. The full track inside Jungle path is prepared with rest rooms, huts and benches for the visitor. This is a flat walk without any climbing inside green forest. Walkway bridges are prepared using Bamboo for the traveler to cross small streams of water flowing during rainy seasons.

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How to reach

By road: There are bus services to Kuruva from Mananthavady via Changalagate, Kurukkanmoola and Palvelicham.

Alternate route to reach the opposite entrance: From Pulpally thorugh Pakkam. The bus stop to Kuruva is Puzhakkara Devi Temple. Bus fare Rs 10.50

From Mananthavady Bus timings: 7.05 am, 7.50 am, 9.15 am, 9.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 1.20pm, 2.15pm, 3.50pm, 6.45 pm

To Mananthavady from Kuruva: 7.10 am, 8.15 am, 8.45 am, 10.30 am, 10.45 am, 12.20pm, 1.20 pm, 2.20 pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm, 5.45pm, 6.45pm.

Travel tips

Entry timings: 9.30 am to 4.15 pm
DTPC ticket counter will close by 4.15 pm
Forest departments counter will close by 4.30 pm

Entry fee Boat to Dweep by DTPC-Rs 10/person
Forest department fee: Rs 10 for Indians Rs 20 for foreigners
Still camera: Rs 25, Video camera: Rs 100
For outdoor shooting purpose Rs 100 for still camera and Rs 250 for video camera
For bamboo rafts (crossing between dweeps): Rs 5 per head
For 30 mins bamboo rafting Rs 300 per 6 persons
Guide fee: Rs 100

Stay

Treetop hut one bed Rs 750 maximum 3 persons for 24 hours.

Tips to care

  • Obey the instructions of our staff
  • Wear life jackets during boating
  • Swimming and bathing in the river is strictly prohibited
  • Use of plastic carry bags, food items, drinks etc strictly prohibited
  • If there is unusual inflow of tourists or some climate changes, both counters may close at any time
  • Warning boards are there for the visitors to follow guidelines and not to venture into the water
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