Annual Festival, Arattu
The Tribal Dances accompanied by the Percussion Instruments Valliyoorkkavu Bhagavathy temple is located in the tribal areas of Wayanad hills at Valliyoorkavu, 3 kms from Mananthavady town in Wayanad district. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual festival - Valliyoorkavu Festival is held in March.
The dances performed by the local tribals, to the accompaniment of native percussion instruments, are a major attraction of this annual feast. The traditional ritual art of Kalamezhuthu and an array of folk art forms are also performed.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : Nearest airport is at Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 23 km from Kozhikode.
Rail : Nearest railway station is Kozhikode, about 106 km from Mananthavady.