(Last Updated on : 17/10/2013)
Vythiri is one of the most visited hill stations in Kerala
. The hill station is located in Wayanad District of Kerala. Bordered by the lofty Western Ghats
, Vythiri mesmerises its tourists with its enchanting spectacles and scenic view of the hills. Vythiri is located more than 1300 feet above the sea. Vythir is a hilly region that lures the tourists with its mesmerising beauty. The hill station is bounded by lush green plantations of coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber, olive foliage and evergreen rain forests with diversified flora and fauna. Tourists can also enjoy their vacation amidst the mist encased soaring peaks, picturesque white foamy waterfalls and the fresh breeze laden with the fragrance of nature. Even the tree Houses built on trees almost above 90 ft from the ground in the tropical rainforest and the resorts are a breathtaking view. The charismatic view of the sunset is also worth watching. The hill station is also adorned with beautiful hanging rope bridges over the streams that lead the tourists to their cottages. Visitors can also enjoy the sight of the valley and the rainforest, from the balconies of their resorts.
Vythiri is popular among nature admirers for the wildlife sanctuary that provides shelter to a wide range of animals and birds. One can enjoy the sight of the dense undergrowth, thick foliage, mosses and lichens that cover the trunks of trees. Large numbers of pine, conifer and fir trees are also found here. The hill station is home to wild animals like Nilgiri langur
, thrush and Malabar squirrel. Many colorful insects and birds can also be spotted here. The best time to visit the hill station is during the monsoon months of May to September.
Tourism in Vythiri
Some of the tourist attraction sites in Vythiri are:
- These caves form a part of the Ambukuthi Hills, located about 10 kms from Sultan Bathery, in Wayanad district
of Kerala. A huge crack in the rock resulted in the formation of these caves with picturesque beauty.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
- This wildlife sanctuary, set up in1973 is a well- preserved and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
of Kerala. This sanctuary is a home to varied wildlife and trees like deciduous teak, bamboo
and so on.
: The Chembra is the loftiest peak in Wayanad with an altitude of 2100 m above sea level. This place is a favourite with the trekking-buffs.
: These hills stand 700 m above mean sea level and are located near Vythiri. You can also enjoy trekking and nature trails over here.