Story Behind Chain Tree Wayanad

Chain Tree Lakkidi

Chain Tree Lakkidi is located near Lakkidi view point, beside NH-212. It’s a Large Ficus tree bounded by a long chain. The Chain carries a mythical story behind it. During British Colonial rule, Lakkidi  to Adivaram (Hill base) path was a secret route for local Adivasis of Wayanad. An English engineer with help of a local chieftain called Karinthandan, identified the route through the Ghats. Once found out the way, he killed Karinthandan to take credit for finding the route. Later, the travelers who passed by the new route were haunted by the soul of Karinthandan. On local interest, a priest called this spirit into a chain and tied in a small tree, then. It is believed that the chain grows along with the tree. This place became a point of interest for students and historians over the time. In memory of Karinthandan, who is considered to be the first martyr of Wayanad, an NGO called PEEP (People’s Action For Educational And Economic Development Of Tribal People) organizes Karinthandan Smrithi Yatra every year on the 2nd Sunday of March.

Entry: No entry fee is applicable at Chain Tree

Visit Timings: Chain Tree is open throughout the day.

Nearest Places to Visit : Pookot lake, Lakkidi View point and Banasura Sagar Dam are the tourist attractions near Chain Tree.

How to Reach Story Behind Chain Tree Wayanad

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Calicut to Chain Tree at Lakkidi: Calicut-Thamarassery-Lakkidi. Calicut to Lakkidi distance is 58 km, covered in 1 h 30 min.

Bangalore to Chain Tree at Lakkidi: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kalpetta-Vythiri-Lakkidi.  Bangalore to Lakkidi distance is 294 km, covered in 6 h.

Mysore to Chain Tree at Lakkidi: Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kalpetta-Vythiri-Lakkidi. Mysore to Lakkidi distance is 153 km, covered in 3 h 10 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Chain Tree at Lakkidi is Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT), known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Lakkidi distance is 58 km, covered in 1 h 30 min.

Mysore Railway Station to Lakkidi is 153 km, covered in 3 h 10 min.

Nearest airport to Chain Tree at Lakkidi is Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at a distance of 68 km, covered in 2 h 10 min.

Bangalore Airport to Lakkidi is 337 km, covered in 6 h 55 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

How to Reach Chain Tree at Lakkidi within Wayanad:

From Kalpetta Town- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Lakkidi.

From Sulthan Batheri : Batheri- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Lakkidi.  .

From Manthavadi : Manthavadi-Panamram- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Lakkidi.

Distance to Chain Tree Lakkidi 

From PlaceDistance (in Km)
Bangalore294 km
Calicut58 km
Mysore159 km
Kalpetta17 km
Sulthan Bathery39 km

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