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     Lakkidi


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          Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state, south India. It gets the second highest degree of rainfall in the world. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. It is situated 700 m above mean sea level, atop Thamarassery ghat pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, just 5 km from Lakkidi. Chain tree, Pookot Lake, Sight seeing point on ghat road and number of tourist resorts are within 5 km from Lakkidi. It is about 58 km north east of Kozhikode district


          The lofty mountain peaks, the gurging (sicsic) stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads,are breath taking. Three km from Lakkidi is the Pookot Lake, the natural fresh water Lake, very wide and deep, one of the rare reservoirs of water in Wayanad.


          Surrounded on all sides by meadows and hills, it has become a favorite picnic spot.Lakkidi Wayanad is situated atop of Thamarassery ghat pass. The nearest town located near Lakkidi is Vythiri. From Vythiri you can reach Lakkidi in five kilometers drive distance. Within the near surroundings of Lakkidi are Pookot Lake, Chain tree, and other Sightseeing point on Ghats road.


 

          Lakkidi is fifty eight kilometers north east of Kozhikode district.



     Tourism

          The scenic locations in Lakkidi include high mountain slopes,cascading stream, and plentiful vegetation. Once you reach atop Lakkidi Wayanad, you can have a bird's eye view of the Deep South valley, and the beautiful winding roads. At three kilometers distance from Lakkidi Wayanad is the Pookot Lake.Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water body. The Pookot Lake is very wide and deep. It is one of the rare pools of water in Wayanad. Pookot Lake is surrounded by meadows and hills, and it is one of the excellent tourist attractions in Wayanad. There are totally nine hairpin bends on the way from Adivaram to Lakkidi along the Ghats road. The road is situated amidst thick forests. Drive to Lakkidi is a pleasurable and enjoyable experience.





     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(96.5 km, 2 hours 01 mins )




   Directions :


1. Head west on International Terminal Road
           160 m

2. Take the 2nd right toward International Terminal Road
           280 m

3. Slight left onto International Terminal Road
           190 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
           150 m

5. Turn right onto Airport Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum Outlet (on the left in 500 m)
           750 m

6. Turn left at Nayathode onto Angamali - Cochin Airport Rd Pass by St JOHNS CHAPPEL NAYATHODE (on the right)
           3.0 km

7. At Nayathode Jct, continue onto Main Central Rd Pass by Aravind Ayurvedha Hospital (on the right in 1.2 km)
           1.4 km

8. Turn right at Municipal Shopping Complex onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Partial toll road Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 33.6 km)
           61.7 km

9. Slight left onto Vaniyampara - Kannambra Rd.
           1.7 km

10. Take the 1st left onto Elanad - Vaniyampara MLA Rd Pass by Kizhakkumury Mosque (on the right in 4.4 km)
           5.0 km

11. Turn left at Kunnumpuram Jct to stay on Elanad - Vaniyampara MLA Rd Pass by Aysha Hollow Bricks (on the left in 650 m)
           1.0 km

12. Turn right at Banglaw Padi Jct onto Pazhayannur Elanad Rd Pass by excise range office ,pazhayannur (on the left in 9.3 km)
           9.8 km

13. Turn right onto Pazhayannur Rd Pass by Pazhayannur Farmer's Co-op. Bank (on the left)
           180 m

14. Take the 1st left onto Pazhayannur - Lakkidi Rd Pass by Petrol Pump (on the right in 5.8 km)
           10.5 km

15. Turn right
           300 m

16. Turn right 350 m

22.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Thrissur Railway Station

 Road :

 From Thrissur Railway Station to spot(55.4 km, 1 hours 12 mins)




   Directions :



1. Head towards Kodungallur - Shornur Rd north on Railway Station Road Pass by Car Parking (on the right)
           450 m

2. Turn left onto Kodungallur - Shornur Rd/Railway Station Road
           19 m

3. Take the 1st right to stay on Kodungallur - Shornur Rd/Railway Station Road Pass by Catholic Syrian Bank (on the left)
           250 m

4. Turn left at Lex Indica Legal Consultancy onto Kodungallur - Shornur Rd Pass by Swadesi Automobiles (on the right)
           450 m

5. Turn left at AZMATHULLA TEXTILES onto Kodungallur - Shornur Rd/Swaraj Round W Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 350 m)
           500 m

6. Turn left at Naikkanal Jn. onto Kodungallur - Shornur Rd/Vivekananda Rd Continue to follow Kodungallur - Shornur Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by Saroja Hospital (on the left)
           31.3 km

7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Shornur - Perinthalmanna Rd Go through 1 roundabout Pass by IOC Petrol Pump (on the right in 1.2 km)
           2.7 km

8. Turn right at Micro Infotech onto Palakkad Ponnani Rd Pass by Catholic Syrian Bank (on the right)
           17.9 km

9. Turn right at Vcare Dental Hospital onto Pazhayannur - Lakkidi Rd Pass by Gokulam Bakery (on the left)
           1.1 km 10. Turn left
           300 m

11. Turn right
           350 m

12.Spot



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