Arrival & Departure Point: Kozhikode-CCJ (Calicut)
Destination: Vythiri, Wayanad
Highlights: Vythiri Hill Station, Karalad Lake, Pookot Lake, Lakkidi, Tribal Village Visits, Waterfalls
Duration: 2 nights & 3 days
Day 1 & 2: Vythiri Hill Station
On arrival at Kozhikode (Calicut) Railway station/Airport transfer to Vythiri Hill Station, one of the most scenic places in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Lofty peaks, gurgling waterfalls and luxuriant forests add magic to your journey up the winding roads to this hill station. On arrival check in to the hotel & spend your time as you wish. Depend on the available time we can guide you with leisure activities.
Vythiri Hill Station:
Vythiri Hill Station in Wayanad is located at about 2600ft above sea level, offers a true picture of Wayanad, Kerala’s hilly district of Wayanad. The lush green and mist capped undulating mountains, the gorges and ravines, the beautiful valleys and the streams of this area are just an extension of the nature’s bounty. The rural ambience of Vythiri is raised by the presence of evergreen forests, acres of sprawling tea, coffee and spice plantations and also by the rich cultural traditions, especially that of the tribal communities. The place was once the retreat for English planters. Vythiri, which still retains its immaculate natural wealth, makes it an excellent picnic spot for both domestic and foreign tourists. There are various luring destinations near Vythiri and they include the Pookot Lake, Kanthampara waterfalls, Karalad Lake, Lakkidi, Pookot Lake etc.
Karalad Lake (8 km from Vythiri)
An unusually quiet retreat, the lake offers facilities for angling and boating as well as a recreational park. The trek to this lake is also quite exciting.
Lakkidi (5 km from Vythiri)
The gateway to Wayanad, Lakkidi is situated 700 m 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.
Pookot Lake (3 km from Vythiri)
This perennial freshwater lake near Lakkidi is surrounded by lush evergreen forest. Kayaking, pedal and row boating, a freshwater aquarium, children’s park, a handicrafts and spices emporium are among the tourist facilities available here.
Possible Activities are explained below.
Guided Bird Watching:
Budding ornithologists or an avid bird watcher, carry your cameras and observe and study birds with either naked eye or binoculars. Avifaunal species that are spotted in Wayanad forest comprise Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Hawk Eagle, Malabar Grey Hornbill and King Vultures. Best times for spotting variety of birds are during spring where you can spot plenty of migratory birds along with the common species’.
Wayanad Silverwoods provides you with Trekking options into the Wayanad trekking trails which are a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks. This can be organized with prior notice as you require permission from the Forest Department along with a Guide, if required.
Tribal Village Visits
Tribal visits can be organized with prior notice. These trips allow the guests to visit the tribal village visit and appreciate the Kerala tribal heritage. We encourage visits to the tribal market which helps in promoting responsible tourism by means of monetary assistance to the local Wayanad tribal sects.
Fishing and Boating
Boating in the Banasura Resovoir and other lakes (Pookot, Kuruva..), or take a bullock cart ride, Cycle around the village or go fishing.
Take a guided tour of coffee and spice plantation on foot. Learn firsthand the difference between an Arabica and Robusta, discover how the Malabar blend got ‘monsooned’ by the indigenous and tea estates by the colonists.
Organic Garden Visit
Visit the backyard kitchen garden and pick fresh vegetables (seasonal). Learn hands on organic gardening and help the gardener with his tools or water the garden.
Day 3: Departure Transfer
After your delicious breakfast check out from the hotel and drive towards Carippur Airport in Kozhikode or Kozhikoke Railway station for your onward journey.
- Airport/Railway Station Pickup & Drop,
- Hotel Accommodations with Breakfast & Dinner,
- All Transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary,
- and all taxes and service charges.
Price as per Request.