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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Scenic Phantom Rock, Wayanad, Kerala

Phantom rock is a natural rock in Wayanad, Kerala, which looks like the famous cartoon character, Phantom.
Phantom rock is about 12 kms from Sultan Bathery town in Wayanad. (Refer map at the end). Has good roads (some old internet articles suggested bad roads, but road is pretty decent now). The last stretch, some 300-400 meters can be covered by foot. (The quarry operators have made a makeshift road for movement of their trucks. Enthusiastic SUV drivers may try their skills driving up on the steep incline on this last stretch, but be careful)

Somehow Kerala government has given permission to stone quarry industry to extract stones from the area and the industry is operating at full swing right next to this scenic place. Rocks are carved out, and a huge crater can already be seen.Hope they spare the Phantom rock and nearby areas.

View from the hilltop is nice. Check out the panaromic view below
Not much facilities are available around the phantom rock- a small shop sells basic stuff and tea/coffee. There's no entry fee or parking fee etc at this moment to visit Phantom rocks.


Nearby: Edakal Caves * Herbal nest homestay