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Have You Ever Wished to Go a Beautiful Landscape!


Yes, here is a place to fulfill  your wish, Sankili Forest valley

Get ready to explore some lesser known trails in Sankhili Forest.

Sankhili Forest (valley) Trekking 


The Sankhili Forest (valley) is an important place in the Western Ghats because of its wide variety of flora and fauna. It falls under the Kulathupuzha forest range in Kollam district. Start your journey from Aripa in Trivandrum district. This jungle walk offers us the experience of a birdwatcher. More than 270 species of birds live in Arippa, a lowland evergreen forest.

'Karinkurunji pacha' is a freshwater marsh not far from the base camp at Aripa. When you get there, the cool breeze will embrace you.

When you reach the river Kallada, which is not too far from the swamp, the gorgeous water stream invites you into her lap.

On the way from there, you will reach Ammayambala pacha and the near plantations.

Next you are entering the Sankhili forest. This 12 km journey will take you to a beautiful waterfall and is a sight to behold. This is the Idukupara waterfall. You will merge with the beauty of the waterfall that flows between the rocks.

The 10th - Ponmudi River joins the Sangli River at distance of 5 km from Idukupara Falls. This is the perfect place for a night camp.

The Sankhili river joins the Vellamala river at the place Iratumukku. You may take a right turn from Iratumukku and trek another five kilometers to reach a waterfalls larger than the Idukumpara waterfalls. Numerous streams can see across this route. You cross five hills in the course of your trek from Arippa to Sankhili.

The Sankhili river joins the Vellamala river at the place Iratumukku. You may take a right turn from Iratumukku and trek another five kilometers to reach a waterfalls larger than the Idukumpara waterfalls. Numerous streams can see across this route. You cross five hills in the course of your trekking from Arippa to Sankhili.

The last phase of the trekking involves descending the slopes and crossing the streams. Mountains, waterfalls, streams, rich flora and fauna make this venturous trek more attractive. You never forget this journey.

One has to get special permission from the Department of Forest for trekking here.

Contact details:


Kulathuppuzha Forest Range Office:
+91 475 2317827

Paithal malaAn ideal tourist destination for trekking situated at Kannur district in a height of 1373 m above the sea level.


It is located at Kerala - Karnataka border. Kudak forest is near to it. Paithal mala (mala means hill) is an exact place for adventurous tourism. The thick forest spreads over the hills.

There is a watch tower in the hill top.

In Paithal mala mainly two trekking seasons, rainy season (Jun- Oct) and summer. How ever beware of elephants and leaches in dense forest.

Don't try to go alone trekking because it may danger. There is elephant paths in the inner forest. A tourist information centre functions in the valley of the hills, here you can get guides for the help. Lodging available here.
Remember kindly don't go with plastic bottles or similar things.

Distance

About 67 km from Kannur city by road

About 44 for km away from Thaliparambu town by road.

You will get bus from Thaliparambu to Pottanplavu, the place near to Paithal mala.

Pottanplavu to Paithal mala distance 6 km ( jeep services available here). Rest of 2 km you must walk to reach the destination.

Nearest
Bus station: Pottenplavu
(KSRTC buses to Pottenplave from Kannur & Payyannur)

Railway Station : 
Payyanur | Kannur

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