Location: Abode of ancient tribes, Sulthan Bathery is a popular destination among tourists travelling to Wayanad.
Description: Sulthan Bathery is a reminiscent of various bygone eras. Once known as Ganapathyvattom, Sulthan Bathery got its name when Tipu Sultan stepped on the land of Wayanad. According to legends, Tipu Sultan used a Jain Temple here as a battery, thus people started calling it as Sultan Bathery, since battery is denoted by bathery in Malayalam language. Kings of Veda tribes have also ruled this historical land in the past. An interesting fact about this place is that it is still a habitat of people belonging to different tribes. Being located at a majestic height of 930 m, the environs of this place stay cool and pleasant in all seasons.
Activities: Jain Temple and Edakkal caves are two major attractions one should surely visit here. The captivating engravings of the caves and carvings of the Jain shrine attract people from all over the world. As per research, the caves are around 5000 years old and diverse tribes used it as a habitat in various periods. These caves are formed as a result of spilt in a rock. Thus there are two attractions you can explore here, offering unique engravings of ancient times.