Built in the 13th century, the Jain Temple here is a must visit as it is the very reason the town has its current name, while the Ganapati Temple in the heart of the town donated its name to the former town name(Ganapathivattom).
The Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is an archaeological museum which has one of Kerala's largest collections of the remnants of an era dating back two millennia (2nd Century A.D). The artifacts preserved here hint at the existence of an ancient civilization that existed in Wayanad. The museum holds articles such as clay sculptures, ancient hunting equipments like bows and arrows, stone weapons and other curios.
Edakkal caves are Located about 12 km from Sultan Battery, at the Ambukuthi mala(mountain), the Edakkal caves are evidence of the existence of civilizations in the region during pre-historic times. The walls of the case have new Stone Age writings. The cave drawings are as old as 8000 years, and depict pictures of ancient tribal chieftains, elephants, queens and tools. The area is a not very easy to traverse on foot as it involves a lot of climbing.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora and is ideal to watch herds of roaming elephants at close quarters. Tigers are also sighted frequently along with the various species of deer, monkeys and birds that inhabit this region. Elephant rides (on tamed elephants) are arranged by the Forest Department.
Sulthan Battery (pronounced Sulthan Bathery), formerly Ganapathivattom is a famous town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Its name is attributed to Tipu Sultan of Mysore who built a fort here in the 18th Century and also captured the Jain temple here and used it as a battery for his army to store their ammunition. The town is the largest town in Wayanad District. It lies on the Kozhikode -Mysore National Highway (NH 212).98 km from Kozhikode town. The economy here is mainly driven by agriculture.Sultan Bathery is about 930 m above sea level. Sulthan bathery climate[/url][/b] is usually pleasant. The drive to Sultan Battery passes through thick forest, coffee, rubber and tea estates over winding roads through the hills. Hilly climes are prevalent throughout the year. The national Highway 212 passes through the town which has made it a popular tourist destination.
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