Sultan Bathery is one of the many beautiful places in the state of Kerala at the Wayanad district. The place is extremely popular and known for its rich cultural history and numerous ancient temples. This town is considered as one of the biggest town in the district of Wayanad, which is strategically located on the Kozhikode-Kollegal National Highway. The town is not only popular for its tourism, but also an important commercial hub in the state.
Sultan Bathery was also referred to as Kidanganadu and Ganapativattom couple of years back. The name of this place came from the phrase ‘Sultan’s Battery’ because as per the history of the place, when Kerala was invaded by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, it was in this very place where his field gun battery was stationed. It is also here that Tipu Sultan built a fortress to prevent any attack on his force and to make sure that the area is secured. Sadly, there are no remains of the old fortress.
Apart from its rich heritage and history that is deep rooted in its past, the place is known for its rich beauty and green pastures. The cool climate and wide open spaces of green fields and hills make it an ideal place for tourists to unwind. It is a perfect holiday spot and a perfect weekend getaway for tourists from all over the country. The place is well connected by roads and rails, which make it a convenient place for weekend holiday spot.
Like most of the other places in the Wayanad district of Kerala, Sultan Bathery is also known for its spice plantation reserves. The old Jain temple is one of the major attractions of this place and it has been a significant architectural marvel which goes back to 13th century. Both Jains and Hindus used to worship here. Apart from this, the Mariyamman temple and the Ganapti temple are other major tourist attractions. The Ganapati temple is popular because of the 8th centure shrine of Lord Ganesha. As a matter of fact, the name of Ganaptivattom came from this very temple in this region.
The town is known for its festivals and there are numerous festivals that are performed here every year. The ideal time to visit the town is the period from February to March, when one can witness the festivals. It is also known for shopping as it is one of biggest shopping places in the district of Wayanad.
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