Palakkayam Thattu

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 from hills station attract many people from different parts of the country.

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Increasing popularity in social media attracts many adventure 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 parking spot under the hill, and they can hire an off-road driver with Jeep/ Thar from there to go to the hilltop. The 5 km ride is enough to satisfy the thirst of an adventurous traveller.

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Beauty of the valley

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.

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History of Palakkayam Thattu Kannur

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.

Palakkayam Thattu is lined by rubber and cocoa trees planted by migrants from Central Kerala. This place is also known as Kottayam Thattu, as it is mainly inhabited by the people from Kottayam.

Tourist Places Near Palakkayam Thattu Kannur

Paithalmala is another popular hill station in Kannur, is a few kilometers away from there. The beauty of Palakkayam Thattu is entrancing when seen from the top of Pythal hill.

Palakkayam Thattu Climate

This hill station gets rainfall throughout the year. Even though people visit here in all season, it’s better not to visit on rainy seasons. However, the ideal time for a photographer to visiting here to get some stunning clicks of the greeny and misty mountain is during monsoon(from June to October).

Beware of leeches, if you are visiting this place during the rainy season. Another hurdle people face during the rainy season is the grasses which develop to the walkways, which makes hiking troublesome.

The best time for trekkers to explore the astonishing beauty of the hill station is from November end to February. Still, the sun might be a little harsh during day time. In the evenings and early mornings, the atmosphere will be cool and beautiful so Palakkayam Thattu is an incredible spot to spend an evening and early morning.

Best time to visit Palakkayam Thattu

The best time to visit the place is morning 6 to 7.30 am and evening from 5 pm to 6. 30 pm. Though visitors are permitted from 6 am to 10 pm.

How to reach Palakkayam Thattu


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.

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.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Foddie

    One of the best place to visit in kannur.

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