Trekking to Chembra Peak (14 km SW) the highest point in Wayand and Pakshipathalam along the Kerala-Karnataka border is arranged by the DTPC. The freshwater Pookote Lake is a popular picnic spot and offers enjoyable boat rides. You can visit the ancient Jain shrines-the Anantnathaswami Temple and Koottamunda Glass Temple. Sultan Batthery (10 km E) which takes its name from Tipu Sultan, offers access to the Eddakal Caves with their prehistoric carvings.
The Muthanga (Wyanad) Wildlife Sanctuary, to the east, is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Advanced trekkers can venture into the Ambukuthy range. The Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli (32km N) is a major pilgrimage point in the region. The Meenmutty Falls, at their very best after the monsoons, lie 30km away from Kalpetta which also offers quick access to the Suchipara and Kanthampara falls 22km away.