Paithalmala is an enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a 6 km trek to the top of the hills.
Abundant in flora and fauna, this place is now being developed as a hill resort. One has to trek 6 kms to reach the top of the hills. There is a proposal to set up a zoo at the top of the hill. The enchanting hill station offers a challenging trek to those inclined to stretch their legs. Trekkers are rewarded by a profusion of exotic flora and fauna and an exhilirating view from the top.
The 300 acre wide sprawling area is a safe home to numerous birds, hundreds of butterflies, rare plants and trees. Even during this sweltering summer at Paithal Mala one can relish a real cool climate. En route to the top of the hill one can see the remains of the run down palace of the tribal king called Vaithalkon.
Other attractions of this hill station are waterfalls and the village of Kappimala. Kudiyanmala village, located around 6 km from Pythal Mala, can also be visited.
- Location : 57 kms north east of Kannur.
- Nearest Railway Station : Kannur
- Nearest Bus Station : Taliparamba
- Nearest Airports : Mangalore(100 kms), Kozhikode (140 kms).