Pythal Mala is an enchanting hill station locatd 65 km away from Kannur town in Kerala. It is situated 4,500 ft. above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border and is rich in flora and fauna. A 6 km trek is needed to reach the top of the hills.
Paithalmala ("Paithal" means infant and "mala" means Hill) (Malayalam: പൈതൽമല )is the one of the Mind Blowing Hill Station in the Kannur District (North Kerala). Some call it as "Vaithalmala". Which is situated in the Western Ghats near Kerala- karnataka Boarder. The nearest bus stop to the Paithalmala is Kudiyanmala, which is 43 Kms from Thaliparamba and 60 Kms from Kannur Railway Station. Paithalmala is 9 Kms far from Kudiyanmala. From Kudiyanmala upto 5 Kms tarred road is available and for adventures driving we will love that, because which contains sharp turnings with high slope. Paithalmala is located near to Kappimala village, at a height of 1371.6 m above sea level, this is the highest peak in Kannur.These mountain ranges extend to about 500 acres and are fully covered with dense forest. A wide variety of flora and fauna can be found here and the view of the valleys and mountains from here is breathtaking. Those tourists who wish to have an adventurous trip can come to this hill station. Some other attractions of this place include waterfalls and the wildlife. To reach at the grass covered hill station a 4 Kms walk through the forest is required, but is the hottest part of the travellers for trekking. That path is not that much smooth to cover. You need to cover these portions with salt water/ tea mixed water. Because a lot of Blood sucking leeches are the opponent there. They are jumping in to our leg by smelling the presence of human. So if we are washing our legs with the salt water,we can avoid them easly. Summer season is the best time for the visit to the paithalmala. On summer these leeches are not seen any where in paithalmala. The night sleep on a night in the top of paithalmala is a dream like event for all travellers those who are coming here. For that you can carry one small tent. Because of its height you can touch and feel the dreaming effect of mist here. The clouds will touch on your lips as like your friend. The area is surrounded by forest, but no cruel animals are not there in the paithalmala.