Paithalmala Hill Station

Paithalmala is located about 65 km north-east of Kannur city and 35 km east of Thaliparamba. Paithalmala hill station in Kerala is standing at height of about 4,500 feet above sea level in the Western Ghats near Kerala-Karnataka border. The peak offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains beneath it. It is also a heaven for a wide variety of rare flora and fauna. There are many seasonal waterfalls and brooks in the nearby areas. Paithalmala is an ideal spot in Kerala for trekking as well.

The easiest access to the summit is from a place called Kappimala. One can go by bus up to Kappimala and then a bumpy jeep ride of two kilometers through the "muttatham-vayal" mountain till the forest border at "Manja-pullu". A 2 km trekking through the forest will then take you to the summit.