Formerly known as Ganapathi Vattam, Sulthan Bathery, is a famous tourist place in Kerala. The place got its name after Tipu Sultan, who parked his artillery in an old Jain temple during his invasion of the Malabar region. It is believed that Tipu Sultan had also built a fort that is now in ruins. Sulthan Bathery is the largest town in the Wayanad district and is famous for its jungle trails, sparkling streams, prehistoric caves, river and hills.
The major attraction near Sulthan Bathery is the Edakkal Caves. It consists of some catchy carvings representing animal and human figures as well as the objects of human use and other symbols. These carvings showcase the people from history. It is just a 1 km trek from Edakkal. The total distance of Sulthan Bathery from Bandipur National Park is around 73 km.
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