Vythiri is a stunning landscape located in the Sylvan Northern high ranges in Wayanad. Visiting this place is an inspiring experience with its refreshing natural beauty and pollution free atmosphere. Vythiri is a land blessed with beauty and tranquility.
Vythiri with its acres of lush green land scattered with cool streams and rolling stones is a pleasure to watch. Vythiri located near the fresh water lake Pookot rising 2600 feet above the sea level offers an experience of wilderness and knowledge. It's been said that this beautiful place breathes history. Vythiri was one of the favorite spot of English Planters at the colonial times.
There are so many entertainment options in Vythiri. You can trek the mountains and enjoy the cool ambiance of the streams or just laze around the plantations and the misty hills. Indulge yourself in the myriad experiences this beautiful place offering you. One can also enjoy the local delicacies as well as Malabar specials.
Vythiri: Places to Visit & Things to Do
The ideal way to start the trip is by visiting the waterfalls. The travel and Trek to the falls is the speciality of this place.
1. Soochipara and Kanthanpara Waterfalls
Soochipara, the most attractive waterfall is about 22 km away from Kalpetta. The journey to this waterfall itself is amazing through the serpentine roads with occasional hairpin bends with the green carpet of tea plantations making the background.
You have to walk one and a half kilometer through the scenic beauty of nature to reach this waterfalls. This is a famous picnic spot as well as a trekking center. It is about 200m high and ideal for rock climbing. Soochipara is also called as Sentinel Rock Falls.
Kanthanpara falls is located close to the rocky area of Soochipara. This is also a rejuvenating waterfall.
2. Meenmutty Falls
Located 29 km away from Kalpetta, 2 km of forest trek comes the stunning Meenmutty waterfalls. Dropping from nearly 1000 feet this waterfall has a magical effect. The cool serene ambiance of the falls is welcoming.
The gateway to Wayanad offers a breathtaking view of the valley. This is one of the highest points in Wayanad at 2296 feet above the sea level. Lakkidi located just 5 km away from Vythiri is a wonderful vantage point to have an entire look of the valley.
4. Pookot Lake
Pookot Lake is a must visit freshwater lake that is situated just 1 km from Vythiri. The lake is serene surrounded by the greenery. One can go for boating in the lake or watch the aquarium in the lake complex.Once you reach the lake visit the Uravu Eco Shop where you can find so many products made out of Bamboo by the tribals and women of this area.
5. Chembra Peak
Located at a height of about 6890 meters above the sea level Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad district. The peak offers you the fabulous sight of entire Wayanad district. Camping on the peak will be an unforgettable experience.
You will be amused to see a crystal clear lake up the peak. There is also trekking options to the peak organised by the Tourism Promotion Board. They also organise wildlife treks. This peak is a favorite haunt of adventure lovers.
Where To Stay in Vythiri
There are so many places in and around Vythiri offering an excellent stay amidst the natural beauty. You can choose from a wide variety of options depending on your need and budget. The top end is the wonderful Vythiri Resort. This is the most famous resort in Vythiri giving a feel of wild natural beauty.
Some other places to stay in Vythiri are Jungle Park resorts, Ente Veedu Homestay, Rain Country Resorts, Greeshmam Resorts, Stream Valley Cottages, Green Gates offering both rooms and cottages, Hotel Haritagiri, The Woodlands, Royal Palm Resort and Hotel Affas.
Places to Eat in Vythiri
Most Hotels in Vythiri offers multi cuisine as well as typical Malabar cuisine. The best place to go for typical Malabar Cuisine is Hotel Pankaj in Kalpetta attached to PPS Tourist Home, Harithagiri and Green Gates.
If you are looking for a wide range of meals The New Form restaurant is an option. Other hotels are Kuruva Restaurant, Rain Country and the restaurant in Vythiri Restaurant.