Kuruva island wayanad – delta of kabani river, location and the ecological features
Kuruva island, heart and soul of wayanad tourism
Kuruva island is locally known as kuruva dweep in kerala, it belong to kabani river which is one of the river flows towards east direction from kerala, this is the only island surrounded with pure water in kerala. this is one of the tourist attraction in wayanad. wayanad is blessed with such a wonderful view. the island is covered with a lot of palnts and trees, you can reach at kuruva island by cover the panamaram river. peoples who love nature will get a memorable experience from here. here is the paradise of variety of birds especially the cranes but not a sanctuary. it will take 5 hour journey to kuruva island from panamaram by a boat. it covers about 950 acres of forest area at the delta of kabani river.
The bamboo forest is the main attraction to the island, there are many tribes lived here and the near by places. the cold water of kabani river give the refreshment for the visitors, even a single dip into the water will be a great moment. it is strictly prohibited the food items, plastics and bottles inside the island, there is an attractive bamboo path to walk, it is purely natural. the tickets for the entry is available from the counter of dtpc. visitors not allowed during the time of heavy rain. here we can see the sign board of forest department to give the awareness about the protection of trees.this is a protected river delta. travel guides at kuruva give more information about the island.
We can undoubtedly say that this is the soul of wayanad. Kuruva island is situated 17 km east from mananthavady. it is well connect the buses from kalpetta and mananthavady to other places. railway and air services are not available in wayanad district.