Lakkidi, the gateway of Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level,
at the crest of the Thamaraserri ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling
streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding
roads to this hill station.
is one of the highest locations in Wayanad, and registers the second
highest degree of Rainfall in the world.
Killikkurissimangalam in Lakkidi is the birthplace of Kunjan Nambiar,
Kerala's famous satirist poet, who is regarded as the progenitor of
Ottanthullal, the traditional solo dance narration.
His songs combine satirical barbs with rib tickling laughter. Some of
the famous lines are still quoted to lampoon contemporary social
injustices. The poet's house is preserved as a monument by the
Government of Kerala.
3 km from Lakkidi is the Pookot Lake, the natural fresh water Lake, very
wide and deep, one of the rare reservoirs of water in Wayanad.
Surrounded on all sides by meadows and hills, it has become a favorite
Significance of Lakkidi
Registers the Second Highest
Degree of Rainfall in the World
General Information - Lakkidi
700 m above sea level
Prime Attractions of Lakkidi
Situated on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10
kilometers from Sultanbathery, in Wayanad district.
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife
Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and
Bandipore of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. more..