Ezhimala - Cheruvathur -Nileswaram -Ranipuram -
Vythiri - Pakishipathalam - chembara peak -Lakkidi -pookot lake
EZHIMALA (50 kms from Kannur)
Ezhimala : It lies at the northern boundary
of Kannur. Rare medicinal herba grow on the strange seven peaked
range i.e Ezhimala. There is an old tower of great antiquity
here : The Mount Deli light house .The beautiful beach here has
a hillock nearby (286 M high). A naval academy is being developed
CHERUVATHUR It is home of the illustrious poets and Scholars of
Kuttamath. The ruins of a Dutch fort built in the 18th century can
be found in the Veeramala hills. It is a good picnic spot.
KOTTANCHERRY (30 Kms northeast of Kanhangad)
The rain forests near Konnakkad is ideal for trekking.
NILESWARAM The cultural centre of the district, this
was the seat of Nileswar Rajas. The Nileswaram palace today functions
as the folklore centre of the Dept. of Archaeology. The town is
also famous for its numerous kavus(shrines), temple festivals and
the Kavil Bhavan Yoga and Cultural centre which offers rejuvenation
therapy and naturopathy treatments like mud baths and herbal baths.
RANIPURAM (55 Kms from Kasaragod)
RANIPURAM :Situated 750m above sea level,
Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation
- evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands
Luxuriant plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber
stretch over the hills of wayanad as far as the eye can see. With
the fast-flowing rivers - Panamasam, Mananthavadi and Kabani cutting
across the undulating panorama and lending a picture - post card
look to the whole region. The north eastern tip of Kerala.
Its pretty image notwithstanding perhaps what the visitor finds
most enduring about this quaint little hillstation is its large
tribal population and their fascinating lifestyles.
Not surprisingly based on evidences still found on these hills,
historians said civilization existed in these parts at least a thousand
years before christ.
An enjoyable climb of about 1100 metres through a distance of 90
Kms from Calicut brings you to the cool comforts of Wayanad.
VYTHIRI (100 Km from Kozhikode):
VYTHIRI Tucked away at the north eastern tip of Kerala,
this quaint little hill station about 1300m above sea level is renowned
for its coffee, tea, cardomom, pepper and rubber plantations. Mist
capped mountains and breathtaking scenery dominate other tourist
PAKISHIPATHALAM (10 Kms from Thirunelly)
This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds
can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary.
CHEMBRA PEAK (14 kms west of Kalpetta)
At 2100 m above mean sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad
and is an ideal area for trekking.
LAKKIDI (55 kms of Kozhikode / 5 kms south of Vythiri)
Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad is situated
700m above mean sea level at the crest of the thamarasseri ghat
pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic
to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.
This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills is the
only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children's
park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium
are among the tourist facilities available here. The lake is 3 Kms
south of Vythiri resorts.
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Hill Station Index
Other hill stations of kerala
Devikulam - Rajamala
- Marayoor -Wagamon hill stations
Ezhimala - Cheruvathur
-Nileswaram -Ranipuram - Vythiri - Pakishipathalam - chembara peak
-Lakkidi -pookot lake
Peermade - nelliyampathy
Dhoni - peruvannamuzhi
- Thusharagiri - Python mall