Popularly referred to as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’, Lakkidi is a small hill station and a wonderful tourist attraction in Kerala. The small town has been used as a sort of jump off point for exploring the entire Wayanad district. Lakkidi is especially popular for its mountain peaks, dense forests, beautiful streams and other aquatic features. This area gets the second highest amount of rain in the world every year. This is the reason why the area has a number of lakes and ample water bodies, which together make it a paradise on earth. With a number of streams, lakes, and waterfalls, water birds flock here, which in turn attract birdwatchers to this area.
The most popular attraction of Lakkidi is Pookote Lake. This is a clear water lake with forests surrounding the nearby area. Hence, it is a nice place for game and fishing too. Bird species such as peacocks, cormorants, egrets, bulbuls, snipes, peafowl, and babblers are common here and are found in abundance. The natural landscape of Lakkidi attracts as number of neighboring fauna and avifauna, which in turn draws large number of wildlife lovers. The area is home to such wild animals as tigers, Asian elephants, leopards, cheetahs, sloth bears, and spotted deer.
Trekking is one of the favorite activities after boating and water sports, in Lakkidi. This uncharted area of the country, many areas of which still lie unexplored, provides amazing hiking and camping experience. Trekkers in this part of the world find themselves hiking through some of the most breathtaking lands present on earth. Apart from waterways, mountain peaks, forests and even waterfalls, temples can also be explored while trekking. Lakkadi is well connected with the rest of the state, through the network of roads. This network is tightly knitted and thus provides excellent transport facilities, both to and from this place. It is really easy to catch a cab from here even at odd hours of the day.
Lakaddi or Lakkidi is one of the major hill stations of Kerala. The unique feature which makes this a popular hill station is that it registers the second highest degree of rainfall in the whole world.
Lakkadi Hill Station
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