Sulthan Bathery

Jain

Sulthan Bathery, once known as a vital location in the Malabar region, is now the largest town in the Wayanad district. Located at about 930 metres from sea level; Sulthan Bathery has pleasant climatic conditions throughout the year. Along with many tourist attractions in and around the vicinity, this place is now among the favourites of software professionals from India’s software valley – Bengaluru (also known as Bangalore) along with tourists from other places.

Rich with a history which historians believe dates back more than 3000 years, Sulthan Bathery is an ancient place. Chroniclers strongly are of the opinion that the area was occupied even during the times of early man! Before its current name the town was known by many other names. Some of them are Sultan’s Battery, Bathery, Hennaredu Veethi, S. Bathery, Ganapathivattom, Dodappan Kulam Mahaganapathivattam and Kidanganadu. Sulthan Bathery got the name Ganapathivattom due to the presence of a temple (mandir) in the place. Ganapathi (also known as Ganesha or Vinayaka) was the main deity worshipped in the temple.

The town was known as Kidanganadu due to the presence of the of the Kidangan tribes. Sulthan Bathery was originally called Hennaredu Veethi, a Kannada word which meant 12 streets. The name later changed to Sultan’s Battery during the 18th century when Tipu Sultan used the Jain temple for his armoury.

Reaching Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad

The place has good connectivity with major south Indian states through road. Sulthan Bathery town is a common point shared by three different states, namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and so is known as a tri-junction. Sulthan Bathery lies on NH 766 (Kozhikode-Kollegal Highway). This major town in Wayanad is 98 km from Kozhikode in Kerala, 100 km from Ooty in Tamil Nadu and 115 km from Mysore in Karnataka.

NH 212 is connected to Kozhikode (also known as Calicut), Mysore and Banglore. Two state highways connected to Coimbatore and Ooty and another state highway which is connected to Kannur, Kasaragod, Thalasseri and Mangalore.

Kozhikode International Airport is the airport nearest to Sulthan Bathery. Calicut railway station is the railway station located near to Sulthan Bathery.

Major attractions in Sulthan Bathery

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Jain Temples

The Jain Temple is just 2 km from Sulthan Bathery in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Built entirely of stones, this temple was constructed in Jain architecture. This temple shows strong influence of the Vijayanagar architecture. A major feature, which makes this temple a unique one.

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St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral

Established by Mar Athanasius, the Metropolitan of Angamali the St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral was the first Christian church to make its presence in Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. The church was built in the year 1994.

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Edakkal Caves

Located atop Ambukuthi Mala, the Edakkal Caves are truly nature’s wonder. One has to trek Ambukuthi Mala to reach the famous Edakkal caves. There are several engravings found in the Edakkal Caves, the diversity of each engravings suggest that the place was inhabited several times by men belonging to different eras; with the oldest engravings believed to belong to men during the stone age.

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Chethalayam Falls

This is a seasonal waterfall in Sulthan Bathery. It tends to dry up during the summer. But, is still an excellent place for trekkers. The place is also rich in scenic natural beauty. Chethalayam Falls are renowned as one of the smallest waterfalls in Wayanad and is also considered to be one of the prominent base camps en route the trekking route.

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Ambalavayal Heritage Museum

The Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is also renowned as the Wayanad Heritage Museum and is located about 12 km away from Sulthan Bathery, this archaeological museum has the largest collection of artefacts dating back to the 2nd century.

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Sree Maha Ganapathi Temple

Ganapathivattom, one among the old names of Sulthan Bathery was due to the presence of this temple in the place. The Sree Maha Ganapathi temple lies close to Sulthan Bathery bus station. The major deity presiding within the temple is Ganesha (who is also known as Ganapathi or Vinayaka).


Kedara Village Resort– best hotel/ resort near Sulthan Bathery.

Ranking high among the best hotel/ resort near Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad is Kedara Village Resort. Offering the best services and close-to nature stay facilities, this premium hotel/ resort in Wayanad is truly a traveller’s paradise. Sprawling over 5 acres of land, this premium luxury honeymoon hotel/ resort is built without harming nature while ensuring to deliver the best of Wayanad’s natural beauty to its guests.

What makes Kedara Village Resort rank high among the best hotel/ resort near Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad is the wide choice of cottages that the hotel/ resort offer one. This luxury hotel/ resort in Wayanad have six different cottages; with each assuring one a different stay experience close to nature. The six different cottages are The Cave, Tree Top, Egyptian Tent House, Honeymoon Suite, Keralite Villa and Green Villa.

The restaurant at the hotel/ resort offers one all the traditional vegan delicacies. Though the restaurant offers vegetarian food, non-vegetarian food is available upon the request of the guests. Want to know more about Kedara Village Resort? Visit www.kedaravillage.com.

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