Lakkidi View Point is a tourist destination often referred to as the “Gateway of Wayanad.” It’s known for its mesmerising bird’s eye view of Wayanad. And it’s a must-visit place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
From the viewpoint, you can get breathtaking views of the rolling hills, lush green valleys, and hairpin bends. You can savour the magnificent vista that surrounds Wayanad.
The beauty of Lakkidi View Point Wayanad can be best experienced on a misty day. As clouds hover over the hills, they create a surreal and dreamy atmosphere. And on a clear day, you can get a sweeping view of the peaks and valleys. You’ll see a spellbinding green carpet.
Its luscious environment is sure to freshen you up. If you can, visit it to relish the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Bring your camera along to snap memories of your visit.
Where is Lakkidi View Point in Wayanad?
Lakkidi View Point is about 20 km from Wayanad, on the way to Kozhikode. A drive to Lakkidi would be an unforgettable addition to your trip to Wayanad. It’s a thrilling ride owing to the hairpin curves amidst green valleys.
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Things to do at Lakkidi View Point
1. Enjoying the bird’s eye view – Lakkidi View Point is among the top viewpoints in Wayanad. It offers a bird’s eye view of deep valleys and towering peaks. And simply staring out at the vast landscape and admiring the breathtaking views is an experience in itself. Many visitors come here, particularly for the stunning sunrise and sunset from the point.
2. Taking photographs – The picturesque landscapes, misty clouds, and lush greenery of the hills make Lakkidi View Point a photographer’s paradise. Even the drive to the viewpoint provides several opportunities to snap thick forests and tumbling streams around. You can capture some incredible shots to take back home as memories.
3. Visiting Chain Tree nearby – Chain Tree is an old fig tree, a few hundred meters away from the viewpoint. It has a heavy chain around it, and it has several myths associated with it. The most popular belief is that it contains the mischievous soul of Karinthandan, a local tribal chieftain who haunted the travellers. You’ll also find the small Karinthandan Temple near it.
Lakkidi View Point Timings and Entry Fee
While the viewpoint is open throughout the day, it’s best to visit it between 5 AM to 7 PM. Visit it in winter, from November to February, on a clear day for a surreal experience. You can spend about half an hour at the viewpoint. The morning and evening hours are the most comfortable.
Lakkidi View Point entry fee is zero. It’s free for everyone to visit as they want.
How to reach Lakkidi View Point Wayanad?
The viewpoint is on the highway (NH 766) to Kozhikode. It’s about 20 km away from Wayanad. The nearest bus stop is in Kalpetta, 16 km away. And the railway station closest to it is in Kozhikode (56 km away). The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (65 km away).
And here’s how to reach Lakkidi View Point Wayanad –
By bus – You’ll find several buses from Wayanad’s Kalpetta bus stand to Lakkidi. You can get off near the viewpoint and enjoy the views.
By taxi/cab – The most convenient option is to take a taxi/cab to Lakkidi View Point. You can book a cab from the top car rental companies in Wayanad and see all the popular tourist places in Wayanad. It’s an exhilarating experience amidst green valleys, thanks to the hairpin bends.
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