Lakkidi Tourism

Lakkidi Tourism

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Lakkidi Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Palakkad
Lakkidi is a city located in the southern part of India in the state of Kerala and is considered as the gateway to Wayanad district. The city of Lakkidi is popular for mountain peaks, dense forest covers and streams surrounding the region.

Lakkidi is said to be the area that receives the second highest rainfall in the country and because of this increased water level, the scope of water based adventure activities here is maximum.

Lakkidi attracts birdwatchers from different parts of the world, with its several species of rare birds including peacocks, cormorants, bulbuls, egrets, peafowl, snipes and babblers. Some of the wild animals found here include Asian elephants, tigers, leopards, sambars, sloth bears, spotted deer and cheetahs.  

One of the popular attractions of the place is the Pookote Lake, which is a clear water lake with forests surrounding the nearby area. Travellers here are allowed to boat but swimming is not encouraged due to safety reasons. Popular festivals celebrated in Lakkidi include Onam from August to September, Kalpathi Ratholsavam in November and Pattambi Nercha in January.

As Lakkidi receives very high amount of rainfall, humidity is at its peak in the summer season. Monsoons are from the months of June to August with heavy rainfall. The best time to visit Lakkidi is in the winters because of the pleasant climate.   

Lakkidi is well served by bus service of KSRTC and connects all major cities around the city. Both super deluxe buses and Government owned buses are available with different fares. Bus services from Kozhikode connect places like Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Mangalore.  

Lakkidi does not have any airport of its own and the nearest airport is located in Kozhikode by the name of Karipur International airport, located around 110 kilometres away. The airport connects all other major airports of India and international destinations like Gulf countries. Taxis are available from the airport to Lakkidi.   

The nearest train station is located in Kozhikode, which is about 100 kilometres from Lakkidi and taxis are available from the train station towards Lakkidi. The train station of Kozhikode is connected to all major cities of India.

Lakkidi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Palakkad and Guruvayur.

Best time to visit Lakkidi in the next six months

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Lakkidi Traveller Reviews

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Sooraj Kumar

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  • Sooraj Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Must visit place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted May 4, 2016
Lakkidi is the best place to stay in Wayanad and you can visit more number of places from this location.

Places to visit
1. Lakkidi view point: better to visit in the evening.
2. phuket lake: Pedal boating and relaxing.
3. Banasura dam: Must visit place any time, lunch time: 1:00 PM to 2:15PM (attraction: Speed boating).
4. Kuruva Island: Must visit place (From Lakkidi around 50 km).
5. Waterfalls: In summer it will be closed.
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2012
Lakkidi is a one of the highest point in the beautiful district of Waynad in Kerela. There area few places to see around like the Banasura sagar dam, Pookot lake and the Edekkal caves. But the best way to enjoy I think is to stay in a good resort and relax, in the midst of nature.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not many restaurants around but one can find many herbal products and locally items for home decor.

Activities & things to do: Nothing much....just lie down and relax in a comfortable chair among trees and streams!

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: The roads are pretty bad in rainy season.
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