Originally posted 2009-11-25 18:26:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Pakshipathalam is an idyllic hill resort located in the Brahmagiri hills, 7 km north-east of Thirunelli.
Thirunelli is about 32 km from Mananthavady and about 66 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District, North Kerala.
Trekking is the only mode of reaching Pakshipathalam and the trekking route runs through 17 km of wilderness.
The hill station of Pakshipathalam, as the name itself suggests, is abode to numerous birds of various species. A major tourist destination in Kerala, this picturesque location, along with its exotic wildlife is sure to enthrall you on your tour to Pakshipattam.
The deep rock caves carved out of the blocks of rocks at the northern end of the Brahmagiri hills are home to a vast variety of birds and wild animals. The area is covered with dense forests, flowing streams and steep hills that make the trekking journey all the more challenging.
Wildlife in the area includes various rare species of birds besides elephants, tigers, jungle cats, civets, bison, peacocks, wood peckers etc.
Bird Watchers can view some exotic species of birds from the watch tower of the Bird sanctuary which is situated nearby.
Another major attraction of Pakshipathalam is a cave where ancient rishis (saints) were believed to have meditated.
Tourists are required to obtain special permission from the Forest Department to go for a tour to Pakshipathalam.
Vehicles, guides and camping apparatus can be arranged by the District Tourism Promotion Council to facilitate the tourists.
Tourist Places around Pakshipathalam
Pookot Lake is the most important tourist destination in Wayanad, Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake nestled amidst evergreen forests and wooded slopes. Located 3km south of Vythiri town, this idyllic lake is at a distance of 13 km from Kalpetta.
KuruvadweepÂ is located in close proximity to Pakshipathalam, Kuruvadwep is a beautiful island, stretching for 950 acres on the banks of the Kabani River, 17 km from Mananthavady.
Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad, rising to a height of 2100m above sea level. Located 14 km west of Kalpetta.