Time Required : 3-4 hrs
Entry Fee : Entry fee by DPTC: INR 10,
Bamboo Boat to island: INR 5 per head
Forest Department Fee:
Indians: INR 80,
Foreigners: INR 150
Timings : 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM (200 visitors allowed per day),
DPTC ticket counter closes at 4:15 PM,
Forest Department counter closes at 4:30
Kuruvadweep is a beautiful little island in River Kabini in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. It is the only island in India that is surrounded by fresh water. The location and the geographical characteristics of the site make Kuruvadweep a sought-after attraction. The mesmerising beauty of the location draws tourists from all over the world, and its landscape makes it a hotspot for nature walks. One can visit the island to explore the picturesque scenery and experience being close to nature. It is hence frequented by locals. The serenity of the island is sure to put you at ease, an experience everyone wants to have in the fast-paced and chaotic world of today.
Kuruvadweep is about 950 acre in area and is surrounded by River Kabini and several other streams. Since it lies in the delta region, Kuruvadweep is actually a group of islands that can be accessed by boats or rafts. These boats and rafts are run by the Kerala Tourism Department in collaboration with Kerala Forest Department.
The island has dense forests that are home to a variety of flora and fauna and hence is visited quite often by researchers and nature lovers. Certain areas can be explored by foot while others need to be explored in a boat or a raft. The Forest Department officials are very particular about keeping the islands unpolluted and unharmed. Thus, this is the place for travellers seeking uncontaminated natural surroundings.
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