Palakkayam Thattu is one of the hidden beauties of Kannur however, which was unexplored 7 to 8 years ago. This precious natural beauty is 3500 feet above the sea level, is a part of Western Ghat. The recent popularity and its eye-catching view of hills station attract many people from different parts of the country.
Increasing popularity in social media attracts many adventurous lovers and off-road riders. The people who are crazy about the off-road ride can enjoy an adventurous drive to reach the hill station. Those who are coming by car or any other vehicle that is not offroad friendly can reach a parting spot under the hill, and an off-road driver with Jeep/ Thar can be hired from there to go to the hilltop. The 5 km ride is enough to satisfy the thirst of an adventurous traveller.
Palakkayam Thattu is a well-maintained tourist destination, with a 360-degree majestic view of greeny nature. Moreover, the fog, breeze, mountain ranges, and waterfalls add the eternity of this nature’s treasure. The visitors can enjoy the beauty of the place by sitting on the fixed metallic benches near the blockade. Besides, a tea shop is available nearby the benches so siping up a cup of hot coffee by enjoying the view is worth the time.
The frame of Palakkayam Thattu is another photographic attraction, which will stay in the memory line forever. This frame is also known as Kannur eye.
The recently explored valley of Palakkayam Thattu is popular for a cave named Ayyanmadathurangam, which is believed to be the evidence of once existed Buddhist culture in the area.
Paithalmala is another popular hill station in Kannur, is a few kilometers away from there.
Best time to visit Palakkayam Thattu
The best time to visit the place is morning 6 to 7.30 am and evening after 5.30 to 6. 30 pm. Though visitors are permitted from 6 am to 10 pm.
Jeep/Thar availability and fair
People who prefer to hire an off-road jeep/Thar would cost RS. 700 for a round trip, which is around 5 KM from the parking spot. The vehicle would wait for a maximum of 2 hours and you have to make the payment only after reaching back at the same spot.
How to reach Palakkayam Thattu
By KSRTC Bus
This hill station is 50 KM away from Kannur town and 28 KM away from Thaliparamba.KSRTC bus services are available from both Kannur and Thaliparamba to Naduvil. They have to get down at Mandalam from there Jeep service is available to the hilltop.
By car/ other private vehicles
Take Naduvil Palakkayam Thattu Road from Kannur. Route map as below;
Kannur-> Thailaparaba->Kanirangad->Oduvallithattu->Naduvil->Mandalam->Palakkayam Thattu.