The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Lakkidi View Point in Wayanad



The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Lakkidi View Point in Wayanad

By Woods team

Are you looking for a peaceful, natural setting in Wayanad? If yes, Lakkidi view point should definitely be on your list of places to visit. A high point in Kerala's Wayanad district, Lakkidi view point provides an aerial perspective of the stunning scenery below. It is one of the wettest and greenest locations in India, situated 700 meters above sea level.

Lakkidi, also known as "the gateway of Wayanad," is situated at the top of the Thamarassery ghat pass, which has over nine hairpin curves that begin at Adivaram and go downhill. The 12-kilometer ghat road that winds through dense forest from Adivaram to Lakkidi is an amazing experience. Visitors are in awe of the green hills, gorges, and streams that line both sides of the hillside ascent. 

History of Lakkidi View Point

The history of Lakkidi view point is long and fascinating, having begun in the eighteenth century. The legendary Pazhassi Raja, who ruled Kottayam province, is said to have engaged the British colonial forces in combat at Lakkidi view point. Because of his valor and resistance against the foreign invaders, Pazhassi Raja earned the nickname "the Lion of Kerala." He concealed himself there and launched his guerilla attacks from the hills and deep forests of Wayanad. His devoted tribal warriors, who were familiar with the terrain, helped him trap the enemy troops.

Location of Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi view point is situated on the southern border of Kerala's Wayanad district. It is located roughly 5 km from Vythiri town, a well-known Wayanad hill station and resort area. Pookode Lake, a naturally occurring freshwater lake encircled by hills and evergreen forests, is also conveniently located near Lakkidi view Point.

The Lakkidi viewpoint is conveniently reachable by road from many locations in Karnataka and Kerala. The distances are roughly 55 km to Kozhikode, 85 km to Mysore, 120 km to Ooty Town, and 280 km to Bangalore.

How to Reach Lakkidi View Point

  1. The most exciting and picturesque way to get to Lakkidi view point is by car, via Thamarassery Churam or Thamarassery Pass. Nine hairpin bends on the pass will challenge your driving prowess and reward you with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
  1. Along the way, there are roadside stands where you can stop for snacks and beverages. The road is appropriate for all kinds of vehicles and is kept up nicely. To get to Lakkidi view point, you can also take a bus or a taxi from Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, or Kozhikode.
  1. If you would rather travel by train, Kozhikode Railway Station, which is roughly 55 km from Lakkidi view Point, is the closest train station. From any significant Indian city, you can take the train to Kozhikode. From there, you can take a bus or a taxi to the Lakkidi viewpoint.
  1. If you opt for air travel, Kozhikode airport is the closest airport, situated approximately 65 km away from Lakkidi view viewpoint. From any major Indian city, you can fly to Kozhikode, from where you can take a bus or taxi to the Lakkidi viewpoint.

Best Time to Visit Lakkidi View Point

Lakkidi view point in Wayanad has a pleasant, temperate climate, making it accessible all year round. Nonetheless, October through May are the ideal months to visit Lakkidi view point due to the clear, sunny weather and breathtaking views.

During this time, you can also see the sunrise and sunset from Lakkidi view point. If you enjoy the rain and mist, the monsoon season, which runs from June to September, is also a great time to visit Lakkidi viewpoint. The waterfalls and the surrounding greenery are made more beautiful and refreshing by the rain. However, because of the clouds and fog, you might not be able to see the hills and valleys clearly.

Also read : Best time to visit Wayanad, Kerala

Things to Do at Lakkidi View Point

There are plenty of activities available at Lakkidi viewpoint for guests of all ages and interests. Activities at Lakkidi view point include:


The broad scene of the Wayanad landscape is the primary draw of Lakkidi view point. Lakkidi View Point offers panoramic views of shimmering water bodies, misty clouds, rolling hills, deep valleys, winding roads, and lush green forests.


Photographers will find heaven at Lakkidi view point in Wayanad, as it provides amazing chances to capture the beauty of the natural world with your camera. From Lakkidi view point, you can capture some breathtaking pictures of the sunrise and sunset, the hills and valleys, the clouds and mist, the forests and waterfalls, and the wildlife.


Trekking from Lakkidi view point is another option for adventure seekers who want to explore the surrounding hills and forests. Trekking trails that begin at Lakkidi view point take you to several undiscovered natural treasures, including streams, waterfalls, caverns, and meadows.

Read more: Top 5 places for Trekking in Wayanad


You can also choose to camp at certain locations close to Lakkidi view point if you want to spend some quality time there with your loved ones. Enjoy the cool breeze, the bonfire, the music, the stories, and the starry night sky when you camp at Lakkidi view point.

Nearby Attractions

  • Pookode Lake
  • Chain Tree
  • Banasura Sagar Dam
  • Chembra Peak
  • Edakkal Caves

Also read: Neelimala View Point, Wayanad

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