Kerala

4 ecotourism centres closed in Wayanad

The entry of tourists to four major ecotourism tourism centres under the South Wayanad Forest Division in Wayanad district has been closed as per a directive of the Kerala High Court.

The court on March 21 issued an interim stay on all ecotourism activities in the forest division on a petition filed by the Wayanad Prakriti Samrakshana Samiti, an environmental organisation.

The Soochipara waterfalls under the Meppadi forest range, Kuruva islets on the Kabani under the Chethalayath forest range, Chembra peak under the Meppadi forest range, and the Meenmutty waterfalls at Padinharethara, under the Kalpetta forest range, had been closed as per the court directive.

The entry of tourists to Soochipara was closed on Thursday and the Kuruva islets on Wednesday.

Tourists had already been barred from Chembra and Meenmutty from the middle of January owing to risk of wildfire.

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