Bathery, also known as Sulthan's Battery (pronounced in Malayalam as ‘Sul-than
Ba-the-ry’), 98 km from Calicut, was formerly known as Ganapathivattom.
It derivers its present name from Tippu Sultan of Mysore who built a fort
here in the 18th century. It lies approximately 25 kms, from Kalpetta.
Associated with Hyder Ali and Tipu Sulthan, Sulthan's Bathery no longer
has a fort now. It is worth visiting for the Jain temple, which has some
interesting stone carvings. Sulthan Bathery can be seen on a drive from
Kalpetta to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga.
This is located in
Wayanad district, 96km from Calicut, passing through thick forest, coffee,
rubber and tea
estates, oranges and other cash crops, winding and climbing the hills.
Sulthan Bathery, a small town is only 19km from Karnataka border and
is also a health resort, hill station and a historical centre, noted for a
fort built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. The
business in this small town is mostly run by Muslims.