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Lakkidi

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The hill station of Lakkidi is the gateway to the Wayanad district of Kerala. Located at an altitude of 700 meters or 2297 feet above the sea level, Lakkidi is the highest location in the Wayanad district and lies above the Thamarassery Ghat pass.

Lakkidi receives the second highest degree of rainfall in the whole world. So streams brooks, and waterfalls are a common sight around here. Soochipaara waterfall is one of the most popular among the many waterfalls that can be seen dropping of the rocks and one has to pass through thick equatorial forests of Wayand to see their hidden beauty. The rainfall at Lakkidi has also created a fresh water lake called Pokkot Lake in this area.
While passing through the ghat pass from Lakkidi, there is a ‘chain tree’ which is a banyan tree that is tied with chains. It is believed that a priest chained the restless soul of an Adivasi who was killed by a British person when asked way from Calicut to Wayanad.

From Lakkidi one can explore many places in the Wayanad district. One can go trekking to Chembre Peak, which is the highest point in Wayanad hills, passing through Meenmutty waterfalls. Pakshipathalam is a bird watching centre also accessible by trekking only.
Sulthan Battery is a town closeby named after famous Mysore King Tipu Sultan. It can bu used as a base to explore Muthunga and Eddakal. Eddakal caves meaning stone in between is worth visiting for its unique natural formation of two caves due to a large split in the rock. The caves are situated a a height of 1000 m in Ambukutty Hills.

Lakkidi has plantations of coffee, pepper and cardamom.

The hill station of Lakkidi is the gateway to the Wayanad district of Kerala. Located at an altitude of 700 meters or 2297 feet above the sea level, Lakkidi is the highest location in the Wayanad district and lies above the Thamarassery Ghat pass.

Lakkidi receives the second highest degree of rainfall in the whole world. So streams brooks, and waterfalls are a common sight around here. Soochipaara waterfall is one of the most popular among the many waterfalls that can be seen dropping of the rocks and one has to pass through thick equatorial forests of Wayand to see their hidden beauty. The rainfall at Lakkidi has also created a fresh water lake called Pokkot Lake in this area.

While passing through the ghat pass from Lakkidi, there is a ‘chain tree’ which is a banyan tree that is tied with chains. It is believed that a priest chained the restless soul of an Adivasi who was killed by a British person when asked way from Calicut to Wayanad.

From Lakkidi one can explore many places in the Wayanad district. One can go trekking to Chembre Peak, which is the highest point in Wayanad hills, passing through Meenmutty waterfalls. Pakshipathalam is a bird watching centre also accessible by trekking only.

Sulthan Battery is a town closeby named after famous Mysore King Tipu Sultan. It can bu used as a base to explore Muthunga and Eddakal. Eddakal caves meaning stone in between is worth visiting for its unique natural formation of two caves due to a large split in the rock. The caves are situated a a height of 1000 m in Ambukutty Hills.

Lakkidi has plantations of coffee, pepper and cardamom.

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History: 

Killikkurissimangalam in Lakkidi is the birthplace of Kerala’s famous satirist poet, Kunjam Nambiar. He is regarded as the one who lead the way in the traditional solo dance narration called Ottanthullal. He was also an expert in the art form of Thullal, and had fused this art form with images from Mahabharata and Ramayana to form an art unique to Kerala.

The poet used to perform with Chakkiaars, a group of drummers. His house has been preserved as a monument by the Kerala state government.

Accessibility: 

Air: Karipur International airport at Kozhikode is the nearest airport to Lakkidi, which is nearly 110 km away. Taxi facilities are available form airport to Lakkidi and fare comes around Rs 2000. Karipur is well connected with all major airports in India and also connected to many cities abroad, especially to cities in Gulf region.

Rail: The nearest rail head is Kozhikode, which is about 100 km from Lakkidi. Taxi fare from railway station to Lakkidi comes about Rs 2000. Kozhikode is well connected with all major cities in India by train.

Road: KSRTC buses of Kerala and Karnataka connect Lakkidi to other major cities in and around Lakkidi. Frequent buses are available from Kozhikode to Lakkidi, which costs about Rs 180 for express KSRTC buses. Kozhikode is connected to Trivandrum, Bangalore, Chennai and Managlore by private super deluxe buses.

District: 
Wayanad District
STD Code: 
04936
Termperature: 
Summer 20-28°C, Winter 16-20°C
Best time to visit: 
August to March