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After the museum we thought of checking out Kuruva Island. Again I found a nice landscape:
On the way to Kuruva Island, we found an ancient Jain temple known as Panamaram Jain Temple. It is situated at a distance of 29 km from Sulthan Bathery.
The temple is now in ruins but I wonder how much time and money and the person might have spent building this temple. The sculptures in the temple are still beautiful:
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We continued our journey to the Kuruva Island and reached there, after half an hour’s drive. The Kuruva Island or Kuruva Dweep with 950 acres of evergreen forest lies on one of the tributaries of the Kabini river. The place is an ideal picnic spot. It is located 17 kms. east of Mananthavady and 40 kms. north west of Sulthan Bathery. The island is uninhabited. It is a home to rare species of birds, orchids and herbs. There is ferry service available to reach the island. The ticket for the ferry service is Rs. 10 per head.
After reaching the island from the boat one has to cross a small bamboo bridge. To enter the forest there is ticket of Rs. 10 per head. Varun and I went far inside the island and after walking for about 15 minutes we reached a point where the water was falling on the rocks, making a sweet sound.
The island is beautiful and I took some nice shots:
After a nice time in Kuruva Island we thought of moving back as we wanted to check out Edakkal Caves. It was 3 pm and we rushed to the cab. But still it took one hour to reach Sulthan Bathery. There was very less time to check out the caves, as it would close at 5 pm. Also, we were quite hungry, so we dropped the idea of visiting the caves and went for the lunch. We had a nice vegetarian lunch in a restaurant near Sulthan Bathery. After that we thought of moving back to Bangalore. It was more of a non stop drive except for a few tea breaks and I reached home at 11.30 pm. Well, it was a nice two day trip and we saw a lot of places, but I want to visit Wayanad once again for a long trip, say 3-4 days to check out all the places. Wayanad is a big district and if you want to go to every tourist spot it will require at least a week.