Paithalmala is one of the most amazing tourist destinations in the district of Kannur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the hill station looks over the Coorg valleys on one side and the plains of Kannur on the other. From the crest, if the fog lifts a little, you’d see tiny matchbox-sized houses in villages far down the valley.
The trail uphill is not arduous for a seasoned trekker. The sky is one magic palette. Every second, you find the formation change, as if you’re peering through a kaleidoscope, which turns on its own. A little ahead, the remains of an old fort catch the hint from the sky, glisten in gold. Suddenly you remember, how this fort fits in so snugly to the story you were regaled with, last evening. From the suicide point, look down to places far away flickering in the breeze.