the gateway of Wayanad, is situated 700 m
above mean sea level, at the crest of the Thamaraserri ghat pass. Lofty
peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up
the winding roads to this hill station.
Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad, and registers the second highest degree of Rainfall in the world.
Killikkurissimangalam in Lakkidi is the birthplace of Kunjan Nambiar, Kerala's famous satirist poet, who is regarded as the progenitor of Ottanthullal, the traditional solo dance narration.
His songs combine satirical barbs with rib tickling laughter. Some of the famous lines are still quoted to lampoon contemporary social injustices. The poet's house is preserved as a monument by the Government of Kerala.
3 km from Lakkidi is the Pookot Lake, the natural fresh water Lake, very wide and deep, one of the rare reservoirs of water in Wayanad. Surrounded on all sides by meadows and hills, it has become a favorite picnic spot.