Known for its incredible natural beauty,
Paithalmala is one of the most important hill stations in the Western Ghats. It
is situated near the Kannur distric of Kerala. It is the tallest peak in the
whole region of Kannur with an altitude of 4,500 ft. It is one of the best and
most popular tourist destinations where you can go for many adventurous
recreational activities with trekking being the most common one.
If you are a fun and adventure loving
person, then this place is the place where you can enjoy and experience an
unforgettable trekking activity. You have to be ready for a 6 km long trek
starting from the foothills to the topmost point of the hill where you can see
a watch tower. The trekking terrain is quite diverse in nature with grassland,
dense forest and steep and slippery slopes. The captivating panoramic view of
Kodagu forest and Coorg forest can be well experienced from the top of the
watch tower. You can also visit the nearby lakes and ponds by the help of a
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Time To Visit Paithalmala
can choose this place for trekking either in monsoons or summers. In monsoon
period, which begins in June and lasts till the end of September, one can have
the best trekking and photography experience. Trekking in a group through the
dense forest and lush green grassland can be a fascinating experience. In
summers, the trekking may be a bit difficult due to the presence of wild
animals and blood sucking leeches. You should avoid the post-monsoon period due
to the presence of dense and tall grassland, which makes it a perilous
can find many hotels in Kannur starting from affordable price ranges to the
expensive one. You can book your hotel using some travel apps like OYO or
is a popular hotspot for people who love mountain and forest trekking.
your stay is at Kannur, then the Fort Road Market is a must visit the place to
get a glance at beautiful handloom products.
Experiences At Paithalmala
local people of Kannur are widely known for their Malabari culture. Don’t
forget to take a look at the Malabari culture in the city after you are done
with your adventurous trekking activity.
can enjoy the nightlife roaming around the city, or if you want entertainment,
then it offers you with many clubs and pubs as well.
should not miss the chance to try some of the popular local delicacies such as
Erachiputtu, Malabari chicken curry, Parotta and many other seafood items.
Raandhal, Choice Restaurant, and MVK Restaurant
Itinerary For Paithalmala
day trip from Kannur to Paithalmala.
For Visiting Paithalmala
your trekking boot instead of any general footwear to avoid any kind of injury.
Take your raincoat in monsoon trekking period.
to Reach Paithalmala
·Air:The nearest airports are Mangalore and Cochin with a
distance of 100 km and 159 km, respectively.
·Rail:The railway station is at Kannur at a distance of 65
km from Paithalmala.
·Road:You can go for the KSRTC bus service to reach the base
of the hill known as Pottenplava. You can either reach Paithalmala through
Kudiyanmala or Pottenplave.