One of the popular tourist places in Kerala, Kuruva Island is a group of three islands which is located amid the Kabini River. Also known as Kuruva Dweep, the island is spread over an area of 950 acres. The island is covered with thick and green forests all around. The star attraction of the island is its wide range of flora and fauna, rare species of birds, herbs and orchids.
The perfect location of the island offers a tranquil and breathtaking experience to all the visitors making it one of the top tourist attractions in Wayanad. Then there are some rare species of avifauna and butterflies that are found in the lush jungles that cover these islands making Kuruvadweep one of the popular places for birdwatching in Kerala.
The place is a must visit for those who wish to spend some time amid serenity and natural beauty. Hiking the evergreen hills in Kuruva Island is yet another popular activity. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by the streams around the island which can be explored with the boats provided by the Kerala Tourism Department.
Kuruva Island is a protected area hence to enter the island, one need to have a pass issued by the forest department. The best time to visit Kuruva Island is from December to May when the weather remains favorable and apt for sightseeing.
Kuruva Island is located at a distance of 280 km from Bangalore. State and private buses operate between the island and other regions of the country. Kuruva Island is also well –connected to major cities of the country via rail and air.