Top 7 Places to Visit in Vythiri

Vythiri is situated in the Wayanad district of Kerala and is known for its spice plantations, lush forests and the tribal communities indigenous to the area. Vythiri is considered to be very rich in culture and tradition, is also one of the most popular hill-stations of the state. The hill-station has good weather throughout the year and has beautiful greenery all around. But this small hill-station has a lot of places to visit, let us look at the top 7 places to visit in Vythiri!

1. Pookot Lake

Photo by Samadolfo, CC BY-SA 3.0

Pookot Lake is located around 2km away from the city. The beautiful fresh water lake that is untouched by human civilization. The lake is surrounded by dense forests and lush green meadows. The lake provides boating facilities to tourists and also has kayaking facilities that is often one of the most popular things to do here. Spend a fay here at the Pookot lake to really get in touch with nature!

2. Chembar Peak

Trekking to chembar peak, Photo (cropped) by Sankara Subramanian, CC BY 2.0

The hillock is at a height of around 2100m and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to visit. Chembar Peak is often popular among campers and mountaineers who trek till here for the beautiful view. There are many expeditions with guides available that one can hire to visit one of the highest peaks in the district!

3. Soochipara Falls

Photo (cropped) by Sankara Subramanian, CC BY 2.0

The Soochipara Falls is known for its 3-tiered waterfall which is at full-bloom during June and January. The falls is considered to be one of the best places for a picnic or a day out camping. The waterfalls have rocks around it which also makes it a site for rock climbing activities organised here. Visit this scenic beauty and take part in the adventure that the rocks provide for a fun day out!

4. Banasura Dam

Photo by Karthik Pasupathy Ramachandran, CC BY-ND 2.0

The second largest dam in Asia, the Banasura dam is very famous for its speed boating facilities. The reservoir has islets that look beautiful around the water and provide the best spots for boating activities. The dam is also preferred by trekkers and campers who like to camp next to the water body and enjoy a night under the stars.

5. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Indian Tiger, Photo by Kerala Tourism, CC BY-SA 2.0

The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for being the home to tigers and elephants that are indigenous to the state of Kerala. The beautiful sanctuary is also home to bisons, deers, jungle cats and monkeys. The dense forests are the perfect abode to these animals and a trip to this facility can give you a glimpse into their day to day life.

6. Chain Tree

Photo (cropped) by Prof tpms, CC BY-SA 4.0

The tree has some very mysterious stories behind it that range from haunted ghosts of mahouts once killed by the Britishers to stories regarding the death of a local tribal youth. The tree is supposed to be evil and the cause behind many accidents that take place near it but it may be just due to the blind spot created because of the hair pin bend. Nevertheless, a trip down to visiting this tree is a must for adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers!

7. Lakkidi

View from Lakkidi, Photo by Dhruvaraj S, CC BY 2.0

This small hill station is about 700 m above sea level and is located on the border of the district. The view from this place of the valley below is breath-taking and the small town is very popular among tourists looking for a quick getaway from their busy lives in the city. Although during the peak season the town can get a little too crowded, the quaint hill station is worth the time to visit just for the view from the mountains above. Visit this place for a mini-vacation while cruising through Wayanad district!

Vythiri is considered to be one of the most popular hill stations of Kerala due to which the place can get crowded during peak seasons but the place has numerous lakes and waterfalls to visit nevertheless which is well worth the trip to Kerala. The beautiful Vythiri climate will soothe your nerves and help you relax while you cruise through the mountains and hillocks across the tea gardens and lush greenery.

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About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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