Kuruva Dweep


Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island is a 950-acre uninhabited island covered with dense and evergreen forests. This island lies on one of the tributaries of river Kabani in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Kuruva Dweep is about 15 km from Manathavady and 58 km from Sulthan Batheri.

Kuruva Dweep, being uninhabited and covered with dense and evergreen forests, is home to some rare species of flora and fauna. To get to the island, one can access the river by using rafts or fibre boats provided and maintained by Kerala Tourism Department.

In order to protect the evergreen forest, the entrance to Kuruva Dweep is monitored by Vana Samrakshana Samiti of the Forest Department, Kerala. At times of heavy rains and increase in the frequency elephants or other wild animals, a pass has to be obtained prior to the visit.

The jungle track has restrooms, huts and benches prepared for tourists. Walkway bridges made from bamboo are available for crossing small streams during the rainy season. Located away from the bustling town and with unique geographical characteristics, these evergreen forests provide the perfect place for one to be close to nature. This place has been attracting tourists and nature-lovers alike.

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