Pakshipathalam Trek

Pakshipathalam Trek is one of the best Trekking Experience in Wayanad. Pakshipathalam is located 7 km North-East of Thirunelli Temple in the deep forest of Brahmagiri Hills. Not visited by too many Wayanad Tourists as this trekking is a little hard and can’t be accessed easily.  Nature lovers will be amazed by the Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary as a lot of varieties of rare species of birds can be seen during the trek through the thick forest. It takes 3-4 hrs to complete the trek one way. Precautions for Leeches (salt or a mixture of mustard oil and tobacco) along with a first aid kit and torches are mandatory for this trek. The adventurous trip of Pakshipathalam Trekking and the trip to a cave believed to have used for medical research by ancient saints in the forest will be a great memory even after years. Pakshipathalam Trekking Permission needs to be obtained from Forest Department, North Wayanad (DFO: +91 4935 240233) for visiting the amazing Rainforest. If there are restrictions for visiting Pakshipathalam in Wayanad, you may consider Brahmagiri Trekking, which is again an awesome experience.

Visit Timings of Pakshipathalam Wayanad

You can do the trekking to Pakshipathalam 7 days a week, depending upon the restrictions imposed by Forest Department. However, generally, entry is not permitted during the months of February to May. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Timing is 0600 h to 1800 h, suggested reaching the early morning, considering the long trek.

Entry Fee

1 to 5 Adults Trekking Fee is Rs 500 for Indians

Places to visit near Pakshipathalam

Thirunelli Temple, Pazhassi Raja’s Tomb, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and Kuruva Dweep are the nearest tourist attractions.

Calicut to Pakshipathalam Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri-Kalpetta-Manathavady- Kattikkulam Pakshipathalam(On Thirunelli route).    Calicut to Pakshipathalam distance is 128 km, covered in 3 h 40 min.

Bangalore to Pakshipathalam Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Kutta – Pakshipathalam(On Thirunelli route).   Bangalore to Pakshipathalam distance is 256 km, covered in 5 h 40 min.

Mysore to Pakshipathalam Route: Mysore- Kutta- Pakshipathalam(On Thirunelli route). Mysore to Pakshipathalam distance is 123 km, covered in 2 h 40 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Pakshipathalam is Mysore Railway Station, at a distance of 123 km, covered in 2 h.

Kozhikode Railway Station, known as Calicut (CLT) to Pakshipathalam Wayanad distance is 128 km, covered in 3 h 40 min.

Nearest airport to arrive for Pakshipathalam Trek is the Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 134 km covered in 3h 50min.

Bangalore Airport to Pakshipathalam is 300 km, covered in 6 h 30 m. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

How to Reach for Pakshipathalam Trek:

From Kalpetta: Kalpetta-Mananthavadi- Kattikkulam (On Thirunelli route)

From Sulthan Bathery: Bathery – Nadavayal-Panamaram- Mananthavadi-Kattikkulam (On Thirunelli route).

From Mananthavadi: Mananthavadi- Kattikkulam- Pakshipathalam (On Thirunelli route)

Distance to Pakshipathalam

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 256 km
Calicut 128 km
Mysore 123 km
Kalpetta 54 km
Sulthan Bathery 60 km

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