Lakkidi Tourism

Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, is situated 700 m above sea level, at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat pass. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad, and registers the second highest degree of rainfall in the world. The entire region is most notable for containing impressive mountain peaks, dense forests, and beautiful streams and other water features. Lakkidi hill station in Kerala is one of the most unique hill stations. It is a perfect place where you can capture the beauty of Kerala in your camera. Flanked by green hills, it does make a pleasant spot for picnics and boating. Trekking in the area is another favorite tourist activity.

Major tourist attractions in Lakkidi, Wayanad

Pokkot Lake: Pookot Lake, a natural fresh water lake surrounded by evergreen forests and rolling hills is located 3 kms from south of Vythiri town. The lake nestles in the lap of mountains surrounding it. Boating in the Pookot Lake is a memorable experience. Tall trees and dense forests that line along the pathway around the lake provide a visual treat. A freshwater aquarium with a large variety of fish is an added attraction.

Eddakal Caves: Situated on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10 kilometers from Sultanbathery, in Wayanad district. Formed by a large split in a huge rock, the two natural rock formations represent the world's richest pictographic gallery of its kind.

The two caves located at a height of 1000m on Ambukutty Mala near Ambalavayal can be accessed only by a 1 km trek trail from Edakkal. Edakkal literally means 'a stone in between'. Edakkal rock engravings stand out distinct among the magnitude of prehistoric visual archives of paintings and graphic signs all over the world.

Chethalayam Waterfalls: Located 12 km from Sulthan Bathery on the Pulpalli Main Road, are the breathtakingly beautiful Chethalayam Waterfalls. For a glimpse of this lovely waterfall, one has to trek a distance of around 4 km from Chethalayam. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is another tourist spot. Here you can see elephants, spotted deer, guar, sambhar and sloth bear.

Pakshipathalam: Pakshipathalam, bird watching centre, located 7 km north east of Thirunelli Temple in Brahma Giri Hills is a challenging tourist spot. A trekkers' paradise, this place is accessible only by trekking. Located at an altitude of 1740 m above sea level, this hill station offers great opportunities for bird watching. One has to trek 17 km through the wild forests, to reach 'Pakshipathalam'. The deep rock caves formed among the thick blocks of rocks at the northern top end of the Brahmagiri is the abode of various birds and wild beasts. One can watch rare species of birds from the watchtower of the Bird sanctuary located nearby.

Soochipara Waterfalls: Soochipara Waterfalls is located 22 km from Hotel Green Gates. On alighting the vehicle, one can reach the waterfalls after a 2-km walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad.