Lakkidi is a city located in the southern part of India in the state of Kerala and is considered as the gateway to Wayanad district. The city of Lakkidi is popular for mountain peaks, dense forest covers and streams surrounding the region.
Lakkidi is said to be the area that receives the second highest rainfall in the country and because of this increased water level, the scope of water based adventure activities here is maximum.
Lakkidi attracts birdwatchers from different parts of the world, with its several species of rare birds including peacocks, cormorants, bulbuls, egrets, peafowl, snipes and babblers. Some of the wild animals found here include Asian elephants, tigers, leopards, sambars, sloth bears, spotted deer and cheetahs.
One of the popular attractions of the place is the Pookote Lake, which is a clear water lake with forests surrounding the nearby area. Travellers here are allowed to boat but swimming is not encouraged due to safety reasons. Popular festivals celebrated in Lakkidi include Onam from August to September, Kalpathi Ratholsavam in November and Pattambi Nercha in January.
As Lakkidi receives very high amount of rainfall, humidity is at its peak in the summer season. Monsoons are from the months of June to August with heavy rainfall. The best time to visit Lakkidi is in the winters because of the pleasant climate.
Lakkidi is well served by bus service of KSRTC and connects all major cities around the city. Both super deluxe buses and Government owned buses are available with different fares. Bus services from Kozhikode connect places like Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Mangalore.
Lakkidi does not have any airport of its own and the nearest airport is located in Kozhikode by the name of Karipur International airport, located around 110 kilometres away. The airport connects all other major airports of India and international destinations like Gulf countries. Taxis are available from the airport to Lakkidi.
The nearest train station is located in Kozhikode, which is about 100 kilometres from Lakkidi and taxis are available from the train station towards Lakkidi. The train station of Kozhikode is connected to all major cities of India.