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Ambalavayal is a village in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] The Wayanad Heritage Museum is located in the village.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Ambalavayal had a population of 16363 with 8264 males and 8099 females.[1] The famous Edakkal Caves is in this Panchayat area at a distance of 6 km.[2]

Tourism

Ambalavayal is a tourist place located in Wayanad district and is 10 km away from SulthanBathery. This location in Wayanad is situated above sea level and has a subtropical climate. This area is important for horticulture activities.

Heritage Museum

A special attraction for tourist at Ambalavayal Wayanad is Ambalavayal Heritage Museum. This is an archaeological museum and displays huge collections of vestige and antiques of 2nd Century AD. This is divided into four blocks named Gothrasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Jeevanasmruthi and Veerasmruthi. As the name indicates each blocks displays the related artifacts. These displays are of great interests to common people, archaeologists and historians. These displays include ancient hunting instruments like bows and arrows, stone weapons, clay sculptors and various other items like tribal pottery, rock engravings. Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is one of the best maintained museums in Malabar region and is always an attraction for tourists. This museum will shed lights towards history of Malabar area. This museum opens our eyes to the advanced civilization led by the tribes. Ambalavayal heritage museum provides a rare chance to view the items that are prepared by tribes getting inspired from nature and is used in their daily life. Visiting time to this museum is between 9AM to 6 PM.

Regional Agricultural Research Station

Earlier this campus was a small Central Horticultural Research Station and later was upgraded to Regional Agricultural Research Station. At Regional Agricultural Research Station, there grows a variety of crops like coffee, pepper, rice, spices like ginger, turmeric, clove, cinnamon, tropical and subtropical fruits, summer and cool season vegetables. This Research station at Ambalavayal is an ideal tourist place to gain more knowledge about variety of crops and its development and cultivation.

Villages and Suburbs

  • Chulliyod
  • Thekkankolly
  • Nenmeni
  • Malika

Transportation

Ambalavayal can be accessed from Mananthavady or Kalpetta. The Periya ghat road connects Mananthavady to Kannur and Thalassery. The Thamarassery mountain road connects Calicut with Kalpetta. The Kuttiady mountain road connects Vatakara with Kalpetta and Mananthavady. The Palchuram mountain road connects Kannur and Iritty with Mananthavady. The road from Nilambur to Ooty is also connected to Wayanad through the village of Meppadi.

The nearest railway station is at Mysore and the nearest airports are Kozhikode International Airport-120 km, Bengaluru International Airport-290 km, and Kannur International Airport, 58 km.

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References

  1. ^ a b Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Article in Mathrubhumi". Mathrubhumi News Paper. Retrieved September 16, 2012.