Kannur International Airport


Nestled in the Western Ghats, the peak Paithalmala is a wonderful destinations for those who like trekking. The trek takes you through dense forests and opens up to a wide expanse that goes to the Paithalmala peak. Trekkers also can have a dip in the cool waters of Ezharakundu Waterfalls on the way. One of the highest peaks in Kannur which is about 4500 ft above sea level.

How To Reach

To reach Paithalmala from Kannur Airport, you can follow the route below:  

  • Exit Kannur Airport and head southeast on the Airport Road.
  • At the first roundabout, take the second exit to continue on Airport Road.
  • Drive for approximately 4.5 kilometers and then turn right onto NH66 (National Highway 66).
  • Follow NH66 for about 22 kilometers until you reach Thavakkara Junction.
  • At Thavakkara Junction, take the second exit to stay on NH66 and continue driving south.
  • Continue on NH66 for approximately 8 kilometers until you reach Chala.
  • At Chala, take the second exit at the roundabout to continue on NH66.
  • Drive for about 17 kilometers on NH66 until you reach Iritty.
  • In Iritty, turn right onto the Iritty-Kottiyoor Road (also known as Keezhur-Valliyoorkkavu-Paithalmala Road).
  • Follow the Iritty-Kottiyoor Road for about 25 kilometers until you reach Kudiyanmala.
  • At Kudiyanmala, continue straight onto the Paithalmala Road.
  • Drive for approximately 9 kilometers on the winding Paithalmala Road until you reach the base of Paithalmala.

Please note that road conditions and traffic can vary, so it's advisable to use a GPS navigation system or a map for real-time directions.


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