Vythiri

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Vythiri Village
വൈത്തിരി
Taluk
Veterinary University
Veterinary University
Vythiri Village is located in Kerala
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village is located in India
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°32′59″N 76°02′11″E / 11.54966°N 76.03638°E / 11.54966; 76.03638Coordinates: 11°32′59″N 76°02′11″E / 11.54966°N 76.03638°E / 11.54966; 76.03638
Country  India
State Kerala
District Wayanad
Headquarters Kalpetta
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
The legendary Chain Tree

Vythiri is a small town and tourist destination located in the Wayanad district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] It is one of the three Taluks in the district with the other two being Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.

Suburbs and Villages[edit]

Vythiri area has 18 villages. Towns in this taluk include Lakkidi, Vythiri, Chundale, Meppadi, Kalpetta, and Kaniyambetta.[2] Kalpetta is the headquarters of Vythiri Taluk.

Vythiri as a favorite tourist destination[3][edit]

The all season attractive weather, greenery and the terrain of this place makes Vythiri a major tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists from all parts of the world visits and stays in Vythiri to enjoy the beauty of Vythiri and other tourist destinations in Wayanad.

The Chain Tree Legend[edit]

According to the local legend, an English engineer built the Ghat road to Vythiri on the basis of the information given by a tribal youth. After getting the necessary guidance, the English people killed the tribal guide. The spirit of the tribal youth got angry and caused many accidents in the road. So a priest took the initiative to chain the spirit to a tree in Vythiri. This Chain Tree is seen even today at Lakkidi. Some of the passing motorists even pay homage to the tree for allowing a safe passage.

Altitude[edit]

Vythiri is 700 meters above the sea level and the weather is remarkably cooler than other parts of Wayanad. There are many resorts in Wayanad thanks to the salubrious climate here.

Education[edit]

There is a university here specializing in Veterinary science and there is a special college for catering management.

Transportation[edit]

Vythiri is 66 km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest.

Lakkidi Hills[edit]

Lakkidi is a small village near Vythiri. It is situated on the entrance to Wayanad district. There is a hotel management college and a veterinary university in Lakkidi.

Pookode Lake[edit]

Pookode Lake is a fresh water lake with boating facility. It is very popular with tourists coming with children. The lake is 8.5 hectres big and the maximum depth of the water is 6.5 meters.

Image Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Vythiri, Kerala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.2
(81)
28.8
(83.8)
30.3
(86.5)
30.1
(86.2)
29.3
(84.7)
25.8
(78.4)
24.4
(75.9)
25.0
(77)
26.0
(78.8)
26.6
(79.9)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.23
(81.02)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
18.0
(64.4)
19.7
(67.5)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
19.5
(67.1)
19.3
(66.7)
19.5
(67.1)
18.7
(65.7)
17.3
(63.1)
19.15
(66.46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.16)
10
(0.39)
20
(0.79)
101
(3.98)
226
(8.9)
764
(30.08)
1,348
(53.07)
689
(27.13)
301
(11.85)
251
(9.88)
100
(3.94)
26
(1.02)
3,840
(151.19)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Vythiri travel guide from Wikivoyage