Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Mananthavady, Kerala

Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Mananthavady

Location: Located in the heart of Mananthavady, Pazhassi Raja Tomb is a monumental structure dedicated to the former Pazhassi Raja of Wayanad. The town where this tomb is located is just about 35 km in the north-east of Kalpetta.

Description: Ruled by Pazhassi dynasty in earlier times, Mananthavady is a historical place of great significance. Pazhassi Raja was not only a King but one of the bravest freedom fighters of India. He ruled this town when India was under the terror of British. He played a huge role in the battle of Independence. The King was known for his courage and righteousness among the people of Wayanad. He was the one who thought of guerrilla warfare against British in a heroic manner. During this war, which lasted for five years, Pazhassi Raja sacrificed his life for his country on 30th November, 1805 in a gun fight at Mavila Todu. The tomb was erected to pay tribute to this brave revolutionary, who lost his life for the welfare of the country. Tourists approaching Wayanad should come to this place and pay homage to the great Indian warrior, famous as the Lion of Kerala.

Activities: Tourists can still see many remnants of colonial period in Mananthavady, which was once a major army camp of British and explore the rich heritage of this place.

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