Pakshipathalam

Situated at an altitude of 1740m and accessible only by trekking, Pakshipathalam is home to several species of birds and is an ornithologist’s paradise. It is located in the Brahmagiri Hills near Thirunelly. There is a cave here, which according to legend, was used by rishis (saints) for meditation in ancient times, has become a major attraction for tourists.

It is a challenging tourist spot for any adventure-seeking tourist. The deep rock caves; formed among the thick blocks of rocks at the northern top end of the Brahmagiri are the abode of various birds and wild beasts. The place is bet knows for the presence of `Edible Nest Swift light’ as its nest is made of solidified saliva and is used to make bird’s nest soup.

Here virgin forests, streams and steep hills together offer challenging avenues for trekking.


Town:
Pakshipathalam is about 7 km away from Thirunelli and trekking is the only mode of reaching this place. Thirunelli is about 32 km from Mananthavady.
Airport:
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 23 km from Kozhikode town.
Railway Station:
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 106 km from Mananthavady.
District:
Wayanad
Longitude:
11.941216
Latitude:
75.961790

Tourist Place to Visit in Wayanad District, Kerala