Spectacular nature Walks
Located thirty-eight kms from Mannarkkad, is a place consisting of generally hilly highland terrain, fed by the tributaries of the River Cauvery. An extensive mountain valley above the crest of the Ghat ranges with numerous rivulets of the Bhavani River. Mainly tribes and some settlers from Tamil Nadu inhabit Attapady. A beautiful blend of mountains, rivers and forests, Attapaddy is of great interest to anthropologists, as this is the habitat of many tribes like the 'irolas' and 'mudugars' Another hill station can be found at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. It was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands is the 'Neelakurinji'. It is located 7 kms north east of Thirunelli Temple in Brahma Giri Hills. This is a challenging tourist spot. A trekkers' paradise, this place is accessible only by trekking. Located at an altitude of 1740 m above sea level, this hill station offers great opportunities for bird watching.
One has to trek 17 kms through the wild forests, to reach 'Pakshipathalam' Many who are searching for a vigorous workout in the outdoors find their way here. The forests of Wayanad are a veritable treasure house of Flora and Fauna. Wildlife freely roams in the sanctuaries of Matthunga, Begur and Tholpetty. Home to stunning orchids, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, rubber, bamboo and coffee, Wayanad has a surprise in store for you around every corner. Tucked in the lush tropical womb are the twin lakes of Vythiri & Lakkidi. Three Km from Lakkidi is the Pookote Lake, covered in parts with lotus, a picture out of a fairy tale book. At 6,890 ft is Chembra Peak just 24 Km from Vythiri .
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