Sultan Bathery KozhikodeOne of the hot spots for trading in its times, Calicut is popularly known as today’s Kozhikode. In 1948, Vasco Da Gama landed on its shores and that is when this place set off to pester the global markets. Nowadays, their trade mostly counts on exporting the cheap Indian labour to the Middle East. Along with that, agriculture and the timber industry is the backbone of its economy.
But the beauty of this place, is its ornament. It is overloaded with the opulent green countrysides, wildlife sanctuaries, magnificent hills, poised rivers, sedating beaches and the perplexing historic sites.
About Sultan BatherySultan Bathery, the largest town of Wayanad district was previously known by the name Ganpathivattom. It is located almost 100 kilometres from Kozhikode on the National Highway-212. However, the credit of this new name goes to Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. He used to abandon his ammunition and the artillery battering in a Jain temple during his invasion on the Malabar region. Hence, Sultan Bathery is a manipulated version of Sultan’s battery.
The town, along with having such a glorious historical touch, it is extremely arresting as far as the scenic beauty of this place is considered. It flaunts the magnificent hills which are enhanced by the patches of grasslands mingled with the landscape. One of the other characteristic of Sultan Bathery is its population which is largely the adivasis (tribals).
The Edakkal Caves and the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are the best attractions in Sultan Bathery. The place is also famous for its spice gardens, and the aroma of the spices will follow throughout the town.
How to Reach Sultan BatheryNearest Railway station: If you wish to go to Sultan Bathery by train, then it might turn out to be a bit hectic because the place does not have a railway line. The nearest railway station, one is likely to find is 99 kilometres away at Kozhikode. The other option of a railway station that you may find is 116 kilometres away, which is at Mysore. However, you do find cab services that can take you further up to the town.
Nearest Bus Depot: It is very well connected by road to other states of south India. Located at NH-212, it is connected to Mysore, Bangalore and Kozhikode through the same. There are two states highways that connect it to Ooty and Coimbatore. Also, there is another state highway which connects it to Kannur, Thalassery, Kasaragod and Mangalore. There are regular buses which run from the major cities of India up till there. The bus station is Sultan Bathery.
Nearest Airport: Sultan Bathery does not have an airport of its own which can connect it to other parts of the country through airways.
However, the nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport which is almost 69 kilometres away. Also, there are flights that one can take up till Mysore and after departing at the Mysore Airport which is almost 80 kilometres away, take a cab service that you may find at the airport and reach the destination.
Best Time to Visit: The best seasons for visiting Sultan Bathery is the winter season. It is only the months from October to March that are considered the best time for visitors. The temperature remains ideal to enjoy the nature and ranges between 15 to 33 degrees. The place seems to be washed and fresh soon after the rains.
Since, the town is not as big as any major city, one can travel on foot from one place to another or can hire local transports such as auto rickshaws, local buses etc.
Address: Sultan Bathery, Kerala-673952
Hotels in Sultan BatheryGreen palace Residency
Sultan Bathery, Kerala-673592
Tel: 04936 227 786
Tariff: Rs 1,500/- per night
Hotel Mint Flower
Chungam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad,
Tel: 04936 227 179
Tariff: Rs 2500/- per night
Issacs Hotel Regency
Sulthan Bathery - Chulliyode - Pandalur - Gudalur Rd
Tel: 04936 220 512
Tariff: Rs 1570/- per night
Sulthan Bathery - Kunthanni - Thovarimala Rd
Tel: 04936 221 900
Tariff: Rs 1614/- per night
Hotel Great Jubilee
Sultan Bathery, Kerala-673952.
Tel: 04936 223 008
Tariff: Rs 1440/- per night