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Pulpally is a small town in Wayanad district of Kerala state, India, between Sultan Battery and Mananthavady towns.


Pulpally is the most isolated town of Kerala state but it is quite prosperous with income from agriculture and expatriates working in Israel and other west Asian countries. The town is in the very middle of a thick forest with a lot of tribal population. The landscape is getting urbanized fast and the beauty of this remote place is fast disappearing with traffic blocks and mindless development.

Get in[edit]

Buses are available from Mananthavady, Sultan Battery and Kozhikode

Get around[edit]

  • Autorickshaws are ubiquitous. Minibuses are cheaper and safer.
  • Too many cars and bikes make the city center very noisy and undisciplined.


Kuruva Islands
  • Bathery Road. The forest road between Pupally and Suthan Bathery (aka Sultan's Battery) is very scenic.
  • Pazhashi Smarakam at Mavilanthodu.
  • Pazhashi Smarakam, Perikkalloor.
  • Sita Devi temple - It is one of the few temples in India devoted to Sita Devi. The temple is located 200 meters up the road from the bus station.
  • Cross the Kabani river in a boat. If you can go to Kabanigiri village by bus you can cross the river and reach the Karnataka village of Machur. From there you can travel to other nearby towns like Mananthavady or H.D.Kote.
  • SNDP temple. A beautiful yellow temple on the campus of a yellow colored post graduate college.


Tribal products and souvenirs are cheap in Pulpally.


Boiled rice and fish curry are popular in Pulpally
  • Ashwathy Bhavan, Duruva Dweep Road, +91 9745014451. Local food prepared by order.
  • Mariya Hotel, Mullenkolly. Bar attached.
  • Shalom Restaurant, Bathery Road (500 m from bus station). Duck fry, Rabbit fry and many other items.

    Little bit expensive for the backpackers.
  • Indian Coffee House (near the bus station). Economy restaurant
  • Variety Restaurant, Bathery Road. Cheap and best



  • Navins Wayanad Luxury Inn, +91 4936 240 024. ₹960.
  • Shanthi Hotel, Chekkadi Road.
  • Meriya Lodge (at the bus stand), +91 4936 240 448, +91 9447 640 552. Rs.600 good rooms with clean bathrooms
  • Chandy's Homestay, Mananthavady Road, +91 9495 367 585, +91 4936 240 227.
  • Tharayil Tourist Home, Bathery Road, +91 4936 240 499. Small and shabby rooms with noisy traffic all around. The surroundings are popular for noisy drunkards as a beverage outlet is nearby. Rs.300.

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