Since we, my wife and me, had only two days to travel around, we thought about having a road trip around this district and visit any few places on the way....
When you think Vythiri, think luxury. This popular hill station in Kerala has many luxurious tree house resorts for a relaxing holiday and is home to sprawling pepper, tea, coffee, rubber and cardamom plantations. The freshwaters lakes of Karalad and Pookot add to to scenery of this magical land. Spending time idly, gazing at the beauty around, angling or boating here is just what you could want on a lazy day. An upward journey through the winding roads of Vythiri will take you to Lakkidi, a corridor in the Thamarassery Ghat pass. Consider staying at the Vythiri Resort in Lakkidi for the mesmerising views it has to offer. You might also want to consider a full day hike to the towering Chembra peak for distant views of the lofty peaks. The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Vythiri and must be considered if wildlife enthuses you. The mysterious story of the Chain Tree has several local legends associated with it and you can drop by if you want to know more about the tribal life. Do taste the walnut cakes at Vythiri and take back as much as possible for you will certainly want more.
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