Kakkadampoyil Trekking

Kakkadampoyil is a hill station that shares its border with Kozhikode and Malappuram district in Kerala. Kakkadampoyil experience cold climate for most part of the year, attracting visitors from around northern districts of Kerala. But only a very few travellers know about the trekking possibilities here. Prior permission from the Kerala Forest department is needed for trekking here.

Why Visit?

  • Kakkadampoyil is home for Indigenous tribal groups called Kaadavar and less than 30 families are there in this tribal group.
  • As a traveller you can watch and learn about their primitive lifestyle and how they live in harmony with nature.
  • 4 Kms into the trekking you will reach Nayadanpoyil caves, which is believed to be the hiding place of Ruler Pazhassi Raja during his time.
  • Kuruvan river: Kuruvan river is the major contributor to the famous Chaliyar river.
  • A little adventure for those who loves rock climbing. But make sure you get the permission from the Forest dept.
  • One can trek 6 Kms by the river and get to the picturesque waterfalls called Aanakallupara.
  • The other side of the river is thick jungle known as Pantheerayiram forest which is home to endemic wildlife of western ghats.
  • The Kozhipara Waterfalls across the kuruvan river is another attraction.

Note: Permission is required for trekking at Kakkadampoyil and you can inquire at the forest offices at Kakkadampoyil or Nilambur.

Check out the Kerala State RTC bus timings from Nilambur to kakkadampoyil.

Get there:

We recommend to take the scenic Nilambur route for travellers coming down from south of Kerala. Travellers from Kozhikode and north can take Mukkom/Thiruvambady route as it is the shortest.

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