Explore the Secluded Kuruva Island

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  • sooraj |
  • 08-05-2020
  • Kuruva Island wayanad

    Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island is a secured river delta, consisting of a multitude of islands in Wayanad, in the center of the Kabini River. Situated in the Wayanad, the island of Kuruva is the ideal getaway from the busy life in the city. A trip to the island will reboot both your body and your mind. Stretched over 950 acres of forestland, the island is densely packed with rich biodiversity. The island is situated near the Kerala-Karnataka border.

    The geographical characteristic of this island makes this place evergreen with a tranquil atmosphere. You could see many fascinating things, like bridges made up of bamboo trees and other unique species of trees, residing deep in this island. Kuruva Island does not have any human habitat and is, therefore, an unspoiled and peaceful place.

    The isolated island is home to relatively uncommon bird species, orchids, medicinal plants, and so on. Coming so much closer to nature, you might feel the island of Kuruva as a blessing of nature to Wayanad. The Kuruva islands have two small freshwater lakes. They are also regarded as a place of refuge for nomadic birds along with hornbills, parrots, and several species of butterfly.

    Kuruva island is encircled by mountain streams and you can even take on a boat ride or raft through this river relishing the captivating beauty of the island. Boats and rafts are provided at a reasonable rate by the Tourism Department. It will take a few hours to travel and explore almost every island. Travelers from all over the world enjoy rafting and boating here. The rafts are actually made of bamboo that gives you an exhilarating and exciting journey through the mountain streams.

    Other activities you can do on this fantastic island is to have a quiet, lazy nature stroll. Boozing and picnics are restricted here, as the authorities are preserving eco-tourism in this island. Just appreciate the beauty of nature without messing up the beautiful nature. You can also schedule a trek on the island of Kuruva.

    A significant number of nature enthusiasts visit this secluded destination to immerse in the arms of mother nature. Trekking aficionados will find a few of the most natural and beautiful trails here. It is advised to hire a licensed guide for the trekking purpose.

    Treehouses are available here for the tourists, and if you want to spend the night here, try booking them in advance. Bathing and swimming are strictly restricted by the forest authorities. Gigantic trees beside the river are ideal spots for a picnic. The nearby rivers are suitable for boating or river rafting while enjoying the captivating beauty of the island.

    Best time to visit Kuruva island

    The perfect time to visit Kuruvadeep is after heavy monsoon rain and the hectic summer season between November and late March. In this winter season, the climate will be moderately cool, creating a romantic ambiance. The island and the river will be enveloped in white fog, which is a treat for the eyes. It is also an ideal time for a honeymoon trip, as the place offers a romantic setting with a little bit of adventure.

    Kuruvadweep will be temporarily closed to the public from May to early November, due to the monsoon. The heavy downpours in the rainy season inundate the streams and the water level rises alarmingly high. The island is open during the months from October to May and there is an admission fee to the island. The time schedule for the visitors is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    How to reach kuruva island

    The island of Kuruva is located 15 kilometers from Mananthavady, 40 kilometers from Kalpetta, and 58 kilometers from Sultanbattery. There are regular bus services from Mananthavady to Kuruva Island. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, which is approximately 120 kilometers from the Island.

    The island of Kuruva is a wonderful place to enjoy a day with family or friends. Make sure you have a wonderfully entertaining time and take home some remarkable memories. Do not skip this wonderful place when you visit Wayanad. Book your Wayanad Tour packages online with Seasonz India Holidays and get some exciting deals and deals.


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