Location:7 km northeast of Thirunelli , which is about 32 km from
Mananthavady, and about 66 km from Kalpetta, Wayanad district, north Kerala.
Altitude: 1740m above sea level.
Wayanad, the northern hill district of Kerala, is covered with dense, moist
deciduous forests teeming with elephants, tigers, jungle cats, civets, bison,
peacocks, wood peckers and numerous other animals and birds. In the sylvan
solitude of this land, perched at a 1740 m above sea level is Pakshipathalam, a
picturesque sleepy little place.
Pakshipathalam - the very name of the place refers to its large population of
birds. Here virgin forests, rivulets and steep hills together offer challenging
avenues for trekking. A cave which rishis (saints) are believed to have used for
meditation in ancient times, has become a major attraction for tourists.
Close by is Kuruvadweep, an island (dweep) well known for its rare ecology.
Located 17 km from Mananthavady, Kuruvadweep is a 950 acre stretch of evergreen
forests on the banks of the Kabani river, and home to rare species of birds,
orchids and herbs.
Pakshipathalam is about 7 km away from Thirunelli and trekking
is the only mode of reaching this place. Thirunelli is about 32 km from
Nearest railway station : Kozhikode, about 106 km from Mananthavady.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 23 km from