Tucked away in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is the quaint little hill station of Vythiri. This is an unexplored area with acres of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams, mist covered mountains and colourful birds.
Fast-flowing rivers cut across the undulating panorama and lend a picture-postcard look to the whole region. Luxuriant plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber, going as far as the eye can see are a sheer delight.
What to see
Lakkidi (5 km south of Vythiri): Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, 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: 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.
Ambalavayal Heritage Museum: Near the Ambukuthi hill region is this heritage museum housing artifacts and belongings of the various tribes of the land. This is one of the best heritage museums in Kerala.