Palakkayam Hills of Kannur District – The Perfect Travel Destination to Open Your Heart with You Beloved Ones
The article is about Palakkayam Hills which is located in Kannur district. It was once a less popular tourist destination, but now many people visit this place as part of their holiday trip. Read more details about this beautiful hill station.
Famously known as the younger brother of Paithalmala, the Palakkayam Thattu is one of the captivating hill stations in the Kannur district in northern Kerala. The stupendous hill is surrounded by the Western Ghats. The hill is adorned with the biodiversity of the Western Ghats. The amusing hill station is situated at a distance of 55 kilometres from Kannur town and 28.5 km from Thaliparambu. The hill station was unknown to the world for several centuries. Only in the past 6 or 7 years, the region started to gain popularity. It is considered to be one of the perfect destinations to practise trekking and to enjoy the untouched beauty of nature.
Palakkayam Thattu is also known as ‘Kottayam Thattu’ because in the ancient days the people from Kottayam came there to cultivate different types of crops and also the valleys of the hills are bordered by the rubber and cocoa trees bought from Kottayam. Positioned at a height of 3500 metres from the mean sea level the destination serves as an exquisite holiday spot for families and youngsters to spend their quality time. Not only the trekking but the off-road leading to the hill offers unforgettable experiences to each and every nature enthusiast. It is recommended that the travellers are not supposed to visit the hill station during weekends and holidays as you will get trapped in the crowd and will not be able to enjoy the scintillating charm of alluring nature in your own way. Along with the families, one could find many just married couples visiting the region as the part of their trip to Kerala.
Does anybody know how to reach the outstanding hill station? There are many ways to reach the hill. Travellers can either reach the foothills by traversing the lanes through Kannur via connecting Thaliparamba and Oduvelli or by coming direct from Thaliparamba by touching the Sreekandapuram and finally the Palakkayam Thattu. The roadway to the hill is connected to national highway 66 or NH66 that connects Mumbai and Goa in the north and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. And the nearby airports are Kannur International Airport and Calicut International Airport.
There are many ways to explore the exotic hill station. After reaching the foothills travellers can either trek directly to the top of the hill or can opt for a jeep safari from the foothill and it costs around 200 INR. After covering 200 km travellers are requested to trek to the top. Those who are well-efficient in driving the 4X4 vehicle in harsh road conditions can take their vehicle to the top. Travelling through the mountains will give you the feeling like of a galloping the horse. The jeep will be halted at the top of the mountain for nearly 2 hours and you can enjoy the best moments of your life.
After reaching the top you can calm your stressed minds by catching the bird’s eye view of the fascinating and luring nature. Sipping a cup of hot tea and capturing the scintillating images in your minds is something speechless. I bet you will not get such experiences anywhere else in the world. When speaking about the climate, like any other hill station, the Palakkayam Thatuu also offers mind-blowing weather to the travellers. The best time to visit the region is from January to May but if you want to see the nature drenched in light showers visit the iconic place during heavy downpours in monsoon seasons.
Monsoon seasons are known as the haven for photographers. During the season you can also see the clouds hugging the nature firmly just like the newly married couples hug each other on their lovely trips. When you have decided to visit the hill station during monsoon do not forget to wear sports shoes as there might be chances to get bites from leeches. And also during that time the grasses might reach up to the knee so be careful while trekking through the mountain. The best method to capture the mind-blowing scenic nature is by indulging in the adventurous activities. On reaching the top of the hill one can delight their hearts by standing on the Kannur Eye. Just like the Dubai Frame travellers can enjoy the beauty of surroundings of the nearby astounding hills at Paithalmala and Valapatanam River through the Kannur Eye frame. Kannur Eye is also known as a photogenic spot. Travellers can enchant the beauty of the serene nature by sitting on the yellow metallic benches. If you are an adventure enthusiast you can enjoy the nightlife by building the tent. The package will cost around 4000 INR and it includes both dinner and breakfast. The other eye-catching attractions of the regions are the zorbing ball, zip line, gun shooting; Archery and also offers rope courses.
As aforementioned the Palakkayam Thattu was not so popular as it is now. The region was once inhabited by the Karimpalar community. The valley of the mountain carries a cave called ‘Ayyanmadathuranagam’ and inside the cave, one could find the reminiscences of Buddhist culture. The ancient inhabitants called Karimpalar community worshipped the Pulichamundi. The festivals celebrated by the community were so loud that it could be heard even from the Thaliparamabu situated at a distance of 28.5 km. By reading the above information if you think Palakkayam Thattu would be the best destination for you to rejuvenate and enjoy then don’t be late to book the tour packages from Dream Holidays and celebrate the most memorable time in your life with your loved ones.