Sulthan Bathery is named after Tipu Sultan who ruled Mysore just before the British took over. Sulthan Bathery lies on the Kozhikode-Kollegal NH 766 and is the biggest town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a major business hub which is situated 100 km from Ooty and 115 km from Mysore. Sulthan Bathery is also a shopper’s haven and provides visitors with textiles, electronics, building material, home appliances, automobiles and even products such as honey.
Places to Stay
Sulthan Bathery is a small village and so has plenty of local homestays that are available. Visitors can find budget-friendly hotels in the Wayanad district. These include hotels such as Hotel Mint Flower (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Issacs Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Sulthan Bathery is Malayalam. English is also spoken here.
Some of the major festivals of Sulthan Bathery include Pongal (January), Utsavam (February-March) and Saraswathy Pooja (October.)
Places of Interest
The Chethalayam Falls (10 km away), the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (15 km away) and the Sree Maha Vishnu temple (24 km away) are some of the tourist attractions that lie near Sulthan Bathery.
How to Get There
The Mysore airport (106 km away) is nearest to Sulthan Bathery. The Calicut International airport (120 km away) is the next closest.
The nearest railway stations are in Kozhikode (99 km away) and Mysore (116 km away.)
Regular bus services run from from Sulthan Bathery to connecting cities such as Mysore, Kozhikode and Bangalore. Kallada Travels, Lilly Tours & Travels, and Diamond Tours and Travels are a few of the good bus operators in this region. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.
A town and a municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, Kalpetta lies on the Kozhikode-Mysore National Highway (NH 212). Surrounded by dense coffee plantations and mountains the town is located at an altitude of about 780 m above sea level. Kalpetta is connected to Kozhikode and Mysore by NH212; while State Highways connect the town with Ooty in Tamilnadu and Madikeri in Karnataka.
Places to Stay
There are not many hotels in Kalpetta. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at the Issacs Hotel Regency (Tariff -Rs. 1791) and KTDC Pepper Grove Rs. (Tariff - 1715)
Onam, Vishu, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Malayalam is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
The Chembra Peak (7.2 kms), Lakkidi View Point (5kms) Banasura Hill and Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall –22kms) are places to see in this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Calicut (100kms)
The nearest Railway Station is at Kozhikode (72kms)
The Parakkal Bus Stop, Kalpetta New Bus stand, HIMUP Bus Stop, Edappetty Bus Stop, Kalpetta Old Bus Stand, By Pass Junction Bus Stop and Madiyoor Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a number of private bus operators like Kalpaka Travels, SKS Bus, SKS Travels, Kallada Travels, Cauvery Travels and SMPK Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.