Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One hour
Timings
5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Moderate
Best Suited For
Families, Couples, Nature Lovers and Photo Fanatics.

Quick Info

Located on the southern edge of Wayanad about 5 kms south of Vythiri town is the Lakkidi View point. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’ , there are nine hairpin curves from Adivaram (Downhill) to Lakkidi through steep mountains and a journey through the serpentine ghat pass is worth an experience.  This is a popular picnic spot which offers dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys and the sneaking ghat road known as the 'Thamarassery Churam' that connect Wayanad with Calicut. 

It's quite easy to get to Lakkidi. If you are driving from or to Calicut from Wayanad, you'll naturally pass this place and indeed the ghat pass. The nearest town is Vythiri (5 kms away). Lakkidi is located on NH 212 near the border of Wayand and Kozhikode. One can hire a taxi or get on a bus to reach Kalpetta, from Kalpetta you can opt to rent a vehicle to reach the view point. The drive is quite thrilling and exciting owing to the hairpin curves in the snake like roads which leads to this view point.

 

Rankings & Ratings



Mind blowing view of Hairpin Bends.
Editor's Rankings

#8 in 11 Things to Do in Wayanad
#6 in 8 Sightseeing Spots in Wayanad

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Lakkidi View Point portrays Wayanad in the most perfect way. The view is simply amazing. You get to see the wonderful snake-like roads. The mist sometimes spoils the view. So it is better to go that view point when the weather is clear and when there is a lot of sunshine.


PROS

  • Breathtaking panoramic view of the Western Ghats.
  • Ideal place to take photographs.
  • Very close to Pookot Lake.

CONS

  • Beware of the monkeys here.           
  • There is no place to sit and relax.

Detailed Info

Located on the southern edge of Wayanad about 5 kms south of Vythiri town is the Lakkidi View point. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway of Wayanad’ , there are nine hairpin curves from Adivaram (Downhill) to Lakkidi through steep mountains and a journey through the serpentine ghat pass is worth an experience.  This is a popular picnic spot which offers dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys and the sneaking ghat road known as the 'Thamarassery Churam' that connect Wayanad with Calicut. 

Located 700m above sea level at a peculiar fold in the Western Ghats, Lakkidi gets about 600cm rainfall annually, making it one of the highest rainfall regions in Kerala. Lakkidi View Point boasts of incomparable scenic beauty, high mountain slopes, dense forests and cascading streams. The lofty mountain peaks, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath taking.

As soon as you reach the view point you will be greeted with a luscious environ that is sure to freshen you up. Relish some of the astounding views and capture some snaps as a souvenir of your visit to this stunning view point. Choose a sunny day to travel up here, as the mist might spoil the view. Tourists come here especially to enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunsets.

The view point is renowned for a captivating view of dusk and dawn along with being a spot from where one can watch the sloshing brooks, verdant vegetation and the haughty mountain peaks. On a clear sunny day, one can get a clearer view of the both sunrise and sunset over the emerald carpeted mountains which make this viewpoint exotic when compared with others. Visitors can also relish bird watching as this place is home to many common as well as a couple of rare avian faunas. While in the view point, you can relish a bird’s eye view of the Deep south Valley and the stunning winding roads.