Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta. The district was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district in Kerala by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts
Parassinikkadavu Snake Park
Parassinkkadavu Snake Park is about 16 kilometres from Kannur town in the Kannur district of north Kerala, in south India. The Snake Park is in Parassinikkadavu, which is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from National Highway (NH) 17, en route from Kannur to Taliparamba.
There is a large collection of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras in the park.
Other than the snakes, there are other kinds of rare animals, reptiles and birds like the endangered species of Simhavalan Monkeys and Crocodiles.
The park houses a variety of snakes and other small animals, including the Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell's viper, Krait and various pit vipers.
Kerala’s only drive-in beach, the Muzhappilangad beach which stretches across four kilometres of sand where one can drive down the entire length. The drive is ideal for sampling the famed Malabar cuisine from the many eateries in the immediate hinterland
Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer’s paradise.
Adventure sports like paragliding, parasailing and microlite flights are possible at the Muzhappilangad Beach in Thalassery. Other attractions include water sports, power boating or a simple catamaran ride.
St. Angelo Fort
The colossal St. Angelo’s Fort, which stands majestically on a hill overlooking the sea, has a significant place in the historical map of Kerala. The fort, also known as the Kannur fort, lies three kilometres west of Kannur, near the Government hospital.
Kannur’s acquaintance with European powers began soon after Vasco da Gama's expedition to Calicut in 1498. In 1501, a Portuguese called Joao D’Nova set up a factory at Kannur and fortified it.
The era witnessed many disputes and gory battles between local rulers. Kolathiris, the local rulers of North Kerala were at loggerheads with the Zamorins of Kozhikode. The European powers took advantage of the situation and with the consent of the Kolathiris, the first Portuguese viceroy of India, Francisco D. Almeida, built a fort on a cliff adjacent to the sea, in 1505. The fort which was later known as the St. Angelo Fort became a strategic military base for the Portuguese navy.
Vismaya Water Theme Park
Vismaya is an amusement water theme park situated near Taliparamba in Kannur, Kerala.
The park is developed and run by Malabar Tourism Development Co-operative Limited. It is situated near to the famous Muthappan temple in Parassinikadavu.
It was officially inaugurated in August 2008 and since then it has become one of the favorite holiday destination in Malabar. The park is completely operated by the rain water collected by the reservoir spread over two acres of land with a capacity of 50 million litres of water.