Chain Tree

Chain Tree Wayanad is located near Lakkidi viewpoint, 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 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 : Nearest Attractions to Chain Tree Wayanad are Pookode lake, Lakkidi Viewpoint and Banasura Sagar Dam.

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:

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 Wayanad 

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 294 km
Calicut 58 km
Mysore 159 km
Kalpetta 17 km
Sulthan Bathery 39 km