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Geographic co-ordinates 11° 36' 18" North Latitude & 76° 04' 59" East Longitude
Area 2,131 Km2
District Headquarters Kalpetta
Population 8,16,558
Population Density 383 persons per Km2
Sex Ratio 1035 females per 1000 males
Literacy Rate 89.32%
Nearest Airport Karipur International Aiport
Centres of Excellence M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Ambedkar Memorial Rural Institute for Development (AMRID), Research & Extension Wing of Coffee Board

Industry & Economy

  • Wayanad is one of the significant tourist destinations in Kerala. The hills, rocks and valleys, which give shape to the very unique terrain of Wayanad provide for exceptional adventure experiences. Mountains and forests intersperse to create numerous outback trails, trekking routes and opportunities for other adventure sports. The fascinating Edakkal Caves - a Neolithic cave dwelling with Petroglyphs, the only known example in South India and a protected UNESCO Heritage Site, attracts a large number of tourists and archaeologists every year.

  • Other than Tourism, the economy of Wayanad is mainly dependant on Agriculture. The District has the highest area of Coffee plantation in Kerala. Other than coffee, tea, cardamom, vanilla, spices and condiments are also largely cultivated in the district.

  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.

Investment Opportunities

  • Tourism
    • Medical Tourism (Ayurveda)
    • Adventure tourism
    • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Agriculture & Animal husbandry
    • Dairy
    • Floriculture, Medicinal plants & Herbal medicines
    • Spices & manufacturing of spices extracts
    • Coffee &Tea cultivation
    • Timber units
  • Education
    • International School

Key Projects

  • KINFRA Small Industries Park, Seethangoli.