Pakshipathalam is an idyllic hill resort located in the Brahmagiri hills, 7 km north-east of Thirunelli. Thirunelli is about 32 km from Mananthavady and about 66 km from Kalpetta in Wayanad District, North Kerala. Trekking is the only mode of reaching Pakshipathalam and the trekking route runs through 17 km of wilderness.
By Air: The nearest airport is Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode, about 23km from Kozhikode town.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode, about 106km from Mananthavady.
The most important tourist destination in Wayanad, Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake nestled amidst evergreen forests and wooded slopes. Located 3km south of Vythiri town, this idyllic lake is at a distance of 13 km from Kalpetta.
Located in close proximity to Pakshipathalam, Kuruvadwep is a beautiful island, stretching for 950 acres on the banks of the Kabani River, 17 km from Mananthavady.
It is the highest peak in Wayanad, rising to a height of 2100m above sea level. Located 14 km west of Kalpetta.
Wayanad being a major district of Kerala, it celebrates all major festivals of the state like Onam Festival, Thrissur Pooram, and others. But the festivals unique to this place include Thirunelli Festival – the two day annual festival of Sree Thirunelli Devaswom held in April, and Valliyoorkkavu Festival – the annual festival of Goddess Bhagavathy held in March.