Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Lakkidi - Its Raining Always Here


A picturesque hill town Lakkidi is well known as “Gateway to Wayanad” and it is beautifully situated 300 meters
above sea level. The gurguling streams, splendid and peaceful greenery, rich forest with flora and fauna, rich cultural traditions and the pristine natural beauty which is preserved for hundreds of years makes Lakkidi a popular tourist place to visit in Kerala. 
It is also recorded of having the second highest level of waterfall in the world, so is the reason why the place has numerous lakes, streams and ample water bodies making it a paradise on earth for nature lovers and holiday makers. 

Among the many attractions, Pookote Lake is very popular. It has the highest hill ranges in the state, tropical
forest and hilly terrains that is still untouched by civilizations. Another to the row of attraction is Wayanad, another interesting place that one cannot miss out to visit. Famous for having the highest number of ethnic settlements, Wayanad has always made to the list among the top place to visit in Kerala. Endowed with the purity of nature and scintillating natural beauty, Wayanad offer plenty of things to do and see. Among the many few that one cannot miss to visit here are Chembra Peak, Neelimala, Pakshipathalam, Banasura Sagar Dam, Meenmutty Falls and Chethalayam.

If you want to visit the sprawling spice gardens, luxuriant jade forests endowed with flora and fauna and want to soak in the rich cultural traditions, then don’t miss to visit Vythiri near Lakkidi. The resort town is gifted
with the pristine glory of nature and is an ideal place for business travelers, honeymoon holiday makers and family outings. Mixture of both nature and contemporary facilities, Vythiri welcomes visitors all the year round.

Pookote Lake which is situated 3 kims south of Vythiri is another interesting place to visit. It is the most popular fresh water lake in Kerala and offer exciting facilities like boating, children’s park and attraction like fresh water aquarium and handicrafts emporium. 

Well apart from these interesting attractions, some other places to visit here are Muthanga, Chembra Peak,
Pakshipathalam, Banasura and Begur.

Major Attractions
Lakkidi has always fascinated it visitors with its luxuriant jade greenery and more of all for its aquatic features. Being important attractions, Lakkidi has always been a centre of attraction among tourist. Here visitors can enjoy visit to Pookote Lake, Kunchan Nambiar’s House, Tree Top Houses, Birdings trekking and sightseeing. 

Best time to Visit
There is no specific season or month for a visit to Lakkidi. The heavenly beauty can be visited at any time of the year, but if you want specific time or the best time here to visit, it is between August to May. 

How to Reach
 Kerala has well maintained roadways and well knit transportation system, which makes it quite easy to access any part of Kerala and the surrounding tourist places. Travel to Lakkadi is made quite easier by the well knit transportation facilities. 

By Air: Karipur International Airport is the nearest one which is located at a distance of 23 kms from Kozhikode. From here one can hire local taxi or cab to reach the place. 

By Train: Kozhikode railways station is the nearest one and is located at a distance of 60 kms from Vythiri. 

By Bus: From Kozhikode there is regular bus service to Vythiri. From Vythiri, Lakkidi is just 5 kms away.