Lakkidi is one among the best visited destinations by tourists across the world. You can describe this place as the gateway of Wayanad district. If you are in search of a highest locations in Wayand, Lakkidi an apt choice. You can easily reach Lakkidi by travelling just five kilometers from Vythiri.
What are the important sight scenes in Lakkidi? This is a common question heard from new visitors. Gurgling streams, sky kissing mountains and exotic vegetation in Lakkidi presents a real feast for visitor's eyes. Beautiful view of deep valley with winding roads is an exotic scene that you can watch from this tourist spots.
Pookot Lake is nearly three kms away from Lakkidi. This natural fresh water lake really spreads across fifteen acres of land. As per research, Lakkidi is found to own an average rainfall of about 600-650 cm annually. This place is a perfect choice of land with great biodiversity areas.
Rare species of animals and birds
Do you wish to read about the amazing species living here? This exotic land is blessed with a wonderful range of animal and bird species. Some among the best known species that can be viewed from this place include lion tailed macque, pond heron, little cormorant and Indian shag.
During earlier years, Lakkidi was the secret route for local adivasis in nearby places. Place is also renowned by the story of Karinthandan, an Adivasi who showed the shortest route to pass the ghat.
As per belief, travellers who passed by this route is said to be haunted by the soul of Karinthandan. To alleviate this trouble, his spirit was chained in a tree. Today, many tourists are coming to this place to see the view of chain tree.
You can describe Lakkidi as a true rainforest in which rain starts from May and ends in December. Due to heavy rainfall in this area, Lakkidi is also sometimes referred as Chirapunjee of Kerala. Also, it is the coldest place in Wayanad district. Soil in Lakkidi is apt for plantations like oranges, tea, coffee and spices.
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