Kuruvadweep

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Kuruva islands

Kuruvadweep'(11°49′18″N 76°5′32″E / 11.82167°N 76.09222°E / 11.82167; 76.09222Coordinates: 11°49′18″N 76°5′32″E / 11.82167°N 76.09222°E / 11.82167; 76.09222) is a 950-acre (3.8 km2) protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala, India.[1] Kuruvadweep is the only island surrounded with naturally purified water source in Kerala.

Kuruva Islands, Wayanad
Coordinates: 11°49′18″N 76°05′27″E / 11.82165°N 76.09079°E / 11.82165; 76.09079
Country India
State Kerala

This of dense and evergreen forest is uninhabited and hence a home to rare kinds of flora and fauna: uncommon species of birds, orchids and herbs namely. Its unique geographical characteristics make it a place where not only the leaves but also silence is evergreen being away from cities and thus it has become a place of attraction. Most recently, it has been identified as the most visited place in the district by tourists drawn from all over the globe.

The island surrounded by streams and river can be accessed using rafts or fiber boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. Entrance to the island is restricted and monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti, a Dept of Forest of Kerala initiative to protect forest, and at times of heavy rain and frequency of elephants and other animals to the island a pass obtained prior to the visit of spot from Dept of Forest is mandatory.

Kuruva Islands is 17 km east of Mananthavady and 10 km north west of Pulpally, nearby towns in Wayanad District. More details can be sought in district office of Department of Tourism, Wayanad in Kalpetta.

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