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A trekker’s paradise and one of the most uncorrupted hill stations of India, the pristine beauty of the quaint hill station of Pakshipathalam located in Brahmagiri hills of Wyanad district promises to sweep you off you your feet.Situated around 7 kms to the north eastern portion of Thirunelly, Pakshipathalam hill station can only be reached by trekking. A haven for several rare and exotic species of birds and animals, the lush, green deciduous forests spread across the hill station of Pakshipathalam were once the meditating area for countless rishis or saints of ancient India.
Located at an altitude of 1740m above sea level, the temperature at Pakshipathalam varies between 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celcius.The best time to visit the hill station is from September to May.
Today a wildlife lover’s paradise, a trip to Pakshipathalam hill station is a “must include” in your tour itinerary of Kerala, drawing countless tourists to its lands with the lure of its rich natural beauty. One of the major centres of eco tourism in Kerala, Pakshipathalam is also located close to Kuruvadweep, an island which is renowned for its perfect ecological balance. Known for possessing the best soil for the growth of rare species of orchids and a number of other examples of flora, a trip to Kuruvadweep is well worth the travel while on a holiday in this hill station.
Kozhikode is the nearest airport to the hill station of Pakshipathalam with its airport called the Karipur International Airport being located around 55 km from Pakshipathalam.The nearest railway station to Pakshipathalam is at Kozhikode from which the only way of accessing this quaint and historic place is by trekking.
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