Kuruvadweep (Kuruva Islands) is a 950-acre protected river delta on the Kabini River in the Wayanad district, Kerala, India. This many small islands 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. It's 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 40 km north west of Sulthan Bathery, nearby towns in Wayanad District.
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THINGS TO CARRY:
2 liters water bottle
Sun screen lotion
Toiletries (Comb, Shampoo, Tissue paper, Soap, Tooth Brush, etc)
Small Torch with new Batteries
Energy foods such as chocolates, Nutri-bars, juice packs, etc.
Shoes, Helmet, Jacket mandatory for both rider and pillion
Spares (Clutch Cable, Throttle Cable, Chain link lock, Spark Plug, Fuse, tube, etc)
FARE: Rs.1900/- Per head.
This includes stay in homestay on twin or triple sharing basis with two breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner, Tea/Coffee and entry tickets to Kuruvadweep Islands. This DOES NOT include mineral water, lunch on Day 2 and everything else not mentioned in includes.
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|Day||Date||Route & Distance||Description||Overnight|
|1||2012-11-24||Bangalore to Kuruva Island (250 kms)|
Leave from Mysore Road. Breakfast and lunch on the way. Ride from Mysore to Kuruva is a very offbeat and scenic road through the Kabini and Nagerhole National Park road. By late afternoon arrive in Kuruva Islands. Evening we explore Kuruva Islands. Overnight at homestay.
|2||2012-11-25||Kuruva Island to Bangalore|
After breakfast we start to ride back to Bangalore. We will keep the option of taking a different route (Sultan Bathery, Gundlupet, Nanjangud, Mysore) open.