District, in the North-East of Kerala, India, was formed on November 1, 1980 as the 12th district, carved out of Kozhikode and Kannur Districts. The etymology of the word Wayanad is Vayal (Paddy) Naad (Land); 'Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigeneous tribals in this area. It is set lofty on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 Metres above mean sea level. A large percentage of the population in this region are tribals.
Wayanad - The Green Paradise, forms an edge of the Deccan plateau of South India has a luxuriant forest cover and receives the maximum amount of annual rainfall compared to other regions of the State. Waterfalls, mist covered valleys, spice plantations, hill ranges, wildlife sanctuaries, stone age sites are some of the popular attractions of Wayanad.