Kakkayam is located in the northern part of ‘gods own country’ Kerala and is situated at a distance of 70 km from Calicut city. It is one of the best tourist destinations in the Indian state of Kerala due to its picturesque landscape and sightseeing. It is positioned at an altitude of 2500 ft. There are various sites of attractions which include: Kakkayam valley, virgin forest, power house, many large and small waterfalls, trekking spot, reservoir, greenery, boating, swimming, camping and varieties of rare species of birds and animals. If you want a relief from the crowded city environment than you can come to this place for a mesmerizing holiday vacation with your family or with your loved ones. The greenery and spontaneous natural extravaganza makes it a place worth visiting for. Thre are many other attractions in calicut like beypore, kappad, thikotti, backwaters, elattur, Kadalundi etc for More about Beypore Beach
Sightseeing in Kakkayam: Surrounded by various hills, brooks, and forests Kakkayam provides an enjoyment and pleasure for the tourists from different parts of the world. For sightseeing it is a best place because of the natural vegetation and various waterfalls. Sightseeing destinations of this place includes of: Urukkuzhi waterfall, Kariyathan rock, Chuttikuzzhi, Chadikkuzhi. Not only tourist but the enchanting spot of this place is also known as the best shooting destination in all Kerala. The magic of this place will bring you to your knees when you will visit this wandering place. This place is like a heaven for the travelers who love to enjoy a panoramic view of hills and forests. It seems like time has untouched this place leaving it a virgin.
Faunas in Kakkayam: The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has selected the bio diversity zones of Kakkayam as one of the best due to its wide varieties of floras and faunas. There are several endangered floras and faunas which include: elephant, deer, black monkey, medicinal herbs, wild orchids, medicinal herbs and rare butterflies and birds. The evergreen forest helps to conserve all these rare species.
There are various hotels which provide accommodation facilities in an authentic Kerala style.
How to Reach:
By Road: Kakkayam is connected to the major cities nearby by road. Tourists can come through the Calicut-Balusseri road, Thalayad-Perambra road or Kurachundu-Kallunode road.
By Railway: The nearest railway station is Kozhikode Railway Station
By Air: Nearest Airport is Karipur International Airport. Tourist vehicles are always available from airports and railway stations.
Places to Visit:
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to come to this place is in the month of April and November.
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