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.


Trek to Paithalmala 

The trail uphill is not arduous for a seasoned trekker. Where the forest teeters to a halt, the vast grassland takes over. It is about 5 km trekking through the semi-evergreen shola forests to reach the top. Paithalmala is a matter of some wise choices. You have to choose between two trekking routes, to begin with. One that starts with Kappimala (Near Alakkodu), is arduous, and hence avoided by the faint-hearted. The other that begins from Pottenplave, near Kudianmala, is the more beaten one, easier and studded along with civilization.

Timing: 09.00 AM to 05.30 PM

Cost of the package

Rs. 30/- for Indian Adults
Rs. 100/- for Foreign nationals 

Getting there

By Road: 55 kms from Kannur Town 
By Rail:   56 km from Kannur Railway Station 
By Air: 159 Kms from Calicut International Airport 

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