Pakshipathalam is one of the major of ecotourism destination in Kerala located at Brahmagiri hills in the Wayanad district stands at a height of 1740 meters above sea level. This is an ideal holiday destination for one who wants a break from the din and bustles of city life and wants to experience pure solitudal bliss. Pakshipathalam is purly a trekkerís paradise and one of the most uncorrupted hill stations of India, it is really a challenging tourist spot for any seeking adventure tourism.

Pakshipathalam is covered with dense forests, flowing streams and steep hills that make the trekking journey all the more challenging. On your trip to Pakshipathalam, you can visit Kurvadweep, an ecological reserve. This is an island located in the Kabani River and stretches for 950 acres. There are a large number of rare birds, exotic hued orchids and herbs with a great deal of medicinal value in this island. Nature lovers are sure to fall in love with this land. The carved out rock caves are a major attraction to tourist. Legend has it that sages meditated in these caves in ancient times to do penance.

Pakshipathalam, as the name itself suggests, is abode to numerous birds of various species. Bird watchers can view some exotic species of birds from the watch tower of the bird sanctuary which is situated nearby. Wildlife in the area includes various rare species of birds besides elephants, tigers, jungle cats, civets, bison, peacocks, wood peckers etc.

Tourists are required to obtain special permission from the Forest Department to go for a tour to Pakshipathalam. Vehicles, guides and camping apparatus can be arranged by the District Tourism Promotion Council to facilitate the tourists.

Tourist attractions Pakshipathalam

Pookot Lake: The most important tourist destination in Wayanad, Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake nestled amidst evergreen forests and wooded slopes. Located 3km south of Vythiri town, this idyllic lake is at a distance of 13 km from Kalpetta.

Kuruvadweep: Located in close proximity to Pakshipathalam, Kuruvadwep is a beautiful island, stretching for 950 acres on the banks of the Kabani River, 17 km from Mananthavady.

Chembra Peak: It is the highest peak in Wayanad, rising to a height of 2100 m above sea level. Located 14 km west of Kalpetta.