Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state. It gets the second highest degree of rainfall in the world. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. Lakkidi attracts birdwatchers from different parts of the world, with its several species of rare birds including peacocks, cormorants, bulbuls, egrets, peafowl, snipes and babblers.
Some of the wild animals found here include Asian elephants, tigers, leopards, sambars, sloth bears, spotted deer and cheetahs. One of the popular attractions of the place is the Pookote Lake, which is a clear water lake with forests surrounding the nearby area. Travellers here are allowed to boat but swimming is not encouraged due to safety reasons.
Popular festivals celebrated in Lakkidi include Onam from August to September, Kalpathi Ratholsavam in November and Pattambi Nercha in January. As Lakkidi receives very high amount of rainfall, humidity is at its peak in the summer season. Monsoons are from the months of June to August with heavy rainfall. The best time to visit Lakkidi is in the winters because of the pleasant climate.
Lakkidi is noted for its impressive mountain peaks, dense forests, and beautiful streams and springs. This area has a massive amount of rainfall every year. Lakkidi is the second highest considering the amount of annual rainfall in the world. Lakkidi is a paradise for water loving tourists. With its several streams, lakes and waterfalls this place has become a major tourist destination in Kerala.