Nestled in the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad is a pristine abode of mist-clad hills, plantations and luxurious forests with a rich tribal culture. In folk etymology Wayanad means 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. Green all year round, this district has abundant flora and fauna, and is punctuated by legends and folklore. It sits on the Southern brink of the Deccan plateau in the Western Ghats, and is famous for its viridescent plantations, rich tribal culture, dense forests, national parks and sanctuaries. Bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is embraced by several attractive destinations at proximity. Thanks to aboriginal settlement Wayanad is a delight to shop for spices, tribal handicrafts, honey and herbal medicine. The resorts cater to an array of tourists including nature lovers, trekkers, adventure seekers, bird lovers and others with their well equipped rooms and facilities. Wayanad is famous for its clay pot cooked mutton stew and other fish delicacies.