Wayanad district located in the north-east part of Kerala is well-known for its magnificent greenery and tourism sights which include Tholpetty, Muthanga, Bandipur, Muthumala (Wildlife Sanctuaries), Kanthanpara, Sentinel Rock (Waterfalls), Edakkal caves, Pookot lake, Chembra peak, Kuruvadweep, Pakshipathalam and various others. Owing to its location in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau and the Western Ghats, Wayanad is a home to dense forests and some of the rarest species of flora and fauna. The place also enjoys a strategic location as the leading tourist centres of South India like Ooty, Mysore, Bangalore, Coorg and Kannur are situated around this region. Agriculture is the principal occupation of the people of Wayanad and the plantations of this region include coffee, rice, tea, pepper, rubber and cardamom.
The climate of Wayanad is serene and calm. In summers, the cool breeze provides you with a soothing tenderness while in monsoon, Wayanad appears even more stunningly beautiful. Winters being cool and calm are usually the best time for a Wayanad visit. During the months between October and May, Wayanad gets a good traction of visitors from not just the country, but the entire globe.
Morickap resort prides in making Wayanad its home as this place is home to rich heritage and history, Wayanad forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. The Edakkal Caves have 6000-year-old rock engravings from the Neolithic age. Wayanad is a homeland to various tribal communities of Kerala. The most prominent of which are Paniyas, Adiyas, Kattunayakans and Kurichiyans. Each of these communities has a varied style of life, cultures and traditions that are followed strictly. Kurichiyas, led by Pazhassi Raja, are one of the first few communities to have started an outrage against the East India Company.