Take a drive from Kozhikode to Wayanad, and once you climb up the serpentine NH 212, you will reach Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad. Vythiri, which is just five km from Lakkidi, is considered to be an important destination in the Kozhikode- Mysore route. It lies about 11km south of Kalpetta. Located at about 2600ft above sea level, Vythiri offers a true picture of Wayanad. The lush green undulating mountains capped by mist, the gorges and ravines, the beautiful valleys and the streams of this area are just an extension of the nature’s bounty that the interiors of the district offers.
The rural ambience of Vythiri is enhanced by the presence of not only the evergreen forests but also by the acres of sprawling tea, coffee and spice plantations. The place was once the retreat for English planters. There are various luring destinations near Vythiri and they include the Pookot Lake, Kanthampara waterfalls etc. Another interesting sight near Vythiri is the Chain tree at Lakkidi.