Pakshipathalam in Wayanad district is among the finest trekking spots in the entire country. At Pakshipathalam, one gets to walk through a thick evergreen forest that provides a safe haven to some of the rarest avian species. Ornithologists consider it a location of great interest and value. At 1,700 m above sea level, it is among the most frequented locations in the State.
People who seek a challenging yet enriching trek shall find their wishes fulfilled at Paskshipathalam. A local tribal guide leads you on an exceptional trip that canvasses this unique forest area. The deep caves at the northern end give one a great view of the biodiversity of the locality. The range of bird species found here is unmatched. Herds of gaurs can be occasionally seen passing through the place while Giant Malabar Squirrels greet all who pass by. It is a wonderful way to spend a day in Wayanad while being embraced by nature from all sides.
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 106 km from Mananthavady.
Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport, about 23 km from Kozhikode town | Kannur International Airport, about 100 km from Kozhikode town
Latitude: 11.937227, Longitude: 75.962534
Altitude: 1740 m Above sea level