How many hairpin are there in Wayanad?

nine hairpin bends
The green Ghats en route to Wayanad has nine hairpin bends. Each hairpin bend opens up a new frontier. The misty peaks glare back right at your soul and at each of the nine bends, one feels the desire to stand still and stare back.

How long is Thamarassery Churam?

14 km-long
The 14 km-long Thamarassery Churam (Mountain Pass) is the synapse that connects the realms of Wayanad to Kozhikode. It is a passage resplendent with steep turns and bends, along with some of the most picturesque visuals in Kerala.

Who made Wayanad Churam?

Like it is commonly said that Columbus discovered America, it is also said that the mountain pass Wayanad Ghat (or Thamarassery Churam) was discovered by Karinthandan, a tribal warrior who lived facing constant challenge from wild animals and the thick jungle.

Which mountain pass connects Wayanad and Kannur?

List of Mountain Passes in Kerala

Name Connects
Perambadi Pass Kannur & Coorg
Periya Wayanad & Mysore
Aryankavu Pass Punalur & Shenkottai
Nadukani Pass Malappuram & Ooty

Which is the biggest Churam in Kerala?

Thamarassery Churam

Thamarassery Churam
Wayanad churam
Viewpoint of Thamarassery churam
Elevation 800 m (2,625 ft)
Traversed by NH766

What is hairpin bend on the road?

A hairpin turn (also hairpin bend or hairpin corner) is a bend in a road with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn about 180° to continue on the road. It is named for its resemblance to a bent metal hairpin.

Which is the largest Churam in Kerala?

Which is the largest pass in Kerala?

Palakkad Gap
Panorama view of Palakkad from Tamilnadu side
Elevation 140 metres (460 ft)
Location Tamil Nadu – Kerala , India
Range Western Ghats

Which district is Wayanad?

Wayanad (IPA: [ʋɐjɐnaːɖɨ̆]), is an Indian district in the north-east of Kerala state with administrative headquarters at the municipality of Kalpetta. It is the sole Plateau in Kerala….

Wayanad district
Country India
State Kerala
District Formation 1980 November 1
Headquarters Kalpetta

Which is big Churam in Kerala?

Thamarassery Churam Wayanad churam

Which Pass connects mananthavady to Mysore?

Kalpetta – Mysore (159 km): Mananthavady – Kutta- Mysore (Night travel allowed) Road is bumpy. The authorities has announced new National Highway connecting Mysore with Malappuram via Gonikoppa, Kutta, Mananthavadi & Kalpetta.

Which of the passes lies in Kerala?

Mountain Passes in India

Name State Height (ft)
Namika La Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh) 12,139
Nathu La Sikkim 14,140
Palakkad Gap Kerala 750
Thamarassery Pass Wayanad Kerala 1,700

Which is the best ghat road in Wayanad?

Vazhikkadavu town the ghat road is known as Nadukani Churam located on the CNG (Calicut-Nilambur-Gudalur) road. This road is not a direct link to Wayanad but this road connects Nilambur to Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state then towards Wayanad.

Which is the highest place in Wayanad mountain range?

Wayanad is surrounded by Western Ghats mountain ranges with number of Ghat Roads or high mountain passes with several hairpin curves and bends. Lakkidi is also known as gateway of Wayanad district and one of the highest locations in Wayanad.

Is there any hot tea at Wayanad Ghat?

If you are driving through the Wayanad Ghat Section during the monsoons or the winter months, you might be in for some thick fog and some really cold weather. But worry not, there’s hot tea available at the chaya kadas (tea stalls) in 2-3 places on the way.