Lakkidi is a hill station town and Gateway to the scenic Wayanad district in Kerala. Lakkidi is at an altitude of 700 meters, atop “Thamarassery pass”.
Pookot Lake is a nearby famous tourist spot, known for Boating. Near to Pookot lake, there is an aquarium. Chain Tree and ‘Changala Muneeswaran temple‘ are some of the other tourist places here. Lakkidi View Point, on the Thamarassery pass, offers scenic view of the area.
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary or Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary as its known officially, is a nearby wildlife Sanctuary worth visiting.
How Do I Go to Lakkidi?
Vythiri is the nearest town at around 5 kilometers distance from Lakkidi.
If you are planning to come from Kozikode by road, you need to cross the scenic Thamarassery pass. (This pass is part of NH 766, connecting Kozhikode with Kollegal, via Mysore.) The pass starts from Thamarassery and ends at Lakkidi. The distance from Kozhikode town to Lakkidi is around 58 kilometers and takes around 2 hours. Sultan Battery town is a major town on the same NH 766, if you are coming from Mysore side.
Kozhikode is the nearest railway station. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode International airport, Karipur, at around 28 kilometers from Kozhikode city.
Nilambur Road Railway Station is another nearby railway station at around 73 kilometers away. There are no trains to other cities from Nilambur Road Railway Station. Shoranur–Nilambur Road passenger trains are the only trains on this 66 kilometer railway line. Nilambur Town on the Kozhikode–Ooty highway is at around 4 kilometers from Nilambur Road Railway Station.
Malappuram Town is at 40 kilometers away. Palakkad Town is at around 150 kilometers distance from Lakkidi.