Paithalmala hill station is a small and beautiful hill station in the Kannur District of Kerala. This hill station in Kannur is geographically located near Pottenplave village. This spot is at a height of 1372 meters above sea level, making it the highest peak in Kannur. The Paithalmala hill station lies in the Western Ghats and is situated in the Kerala-Karnataka border near to the Kodagu Forests.
The Paithalmala hill station has a cool climatic conditions and a good eco friendly nature. Paithalmala hill has a limited access and is hence less untouched by the tourists. But still, the hill station has some unique features and things to see for the tourists. There is an observatory tower in Paithalmala from where you can view the stunning sight of the valley beneath. You can also see more than half the area of Kannur district from this observatory tower.
Activities at Paithalmala Hill Station
The hill station of Paithalmala is considered good mainly for trekking activities and tourists from different places chose this hill in Kannur for their adventure trekking activities. There are basically two different trekking seasons for the tourists coming to Paithalmala hills. The first season for trekking in Paithalmala hills is during the Monsoon season, which falls between June to October and during this time the mist covers the hills and forest like a blanket.
Another season for trekking in Paithalmala is during the summer which is between January to May. During this time the trekking path will be more clear and easy for tourists. The only difficulty during the summer is the extreme heat that might make you feel tired. Trekkers also can also have an amazing opportunity to take a dip in the cool waters of Ezharakundu Waterfalls, which on the trekking route.
The amazing scenic view during the Paithalmala trek is something worth watching. The sight of the Western Ghats visible in restricted lights against a brighter background is something that needs to be captured into your camera. Also enjoy the scenery of the Kodagu forests and the rolling hills surrounding it.
Reaching Paithalmala Hills
Buses and Jeeps are available from the nearest bus station at Pottenplave.
The nearest railway station is at Kannur and from there, you can catch any public transport services.
The nearest airports are at Kannur and Mangalore respectively.