Vythiri

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Vythiri is a small town and tourist destination located in the Wayanad district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] It is one of the three Taluks in the district with the other two being Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.

Vythiri Village
Taluk
Veterinary University
Veterinary University
Vythiri Village is located in Kerala
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village
Location in Kerala, India
Vythiri Village is located in India
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village
Vythiri Village (India)
Coordinates: 11°32′59″N 76°02′11″E / 11.54966°N 76.03638°E / 11.54966; 76.03638Coordinates: 11°32′59″N 76°02′11″E / 11.54966°N 76.03638°E / 11.54966; 76.03638
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictWayanad
HeadquartersKalpetta
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
The legendary Chain Tree

Suburbs and villagesEdit

Vythiri area has 18 villages. Towns in this taluk include Lakkidi, Vythiri, Chundale, Meppadi, Kalpetta, and Kaniyambetta.[2] Vythiri is the headquarters of Vythiri Taluk.

Vythiri as a favorite tourist destinationEdit

The all season attractive weather, greenery and the terrain of this place makes Vythiri a major tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists from all parts of the world visits and stays in Vythiri to enjoy the beauty of Vythiri and other tourist destinations in Wayanad.

The Chain Tree LegendEdit

According to the local legend, an English engineer built the Ghat road to Vythiri on the basis of the information given by a tribal youth. After getting the necessary guidance, the English people killed the tribal guide. The spirit of the tribal youth got angry and caused many accidents in the road. So a priest took the initiative to chain the spirit to a tree in Vythiri. This Chain Tree is seen even today at Lakkidi. Some of the passing motorists even pay homage to the tree for allowing a safe passage.

AltitudeEdit

Vythiri is 700 meters above the sea level and the weather is remarkably cooler than other parts of Wayanad. There are many resorts in Wayanad thanks to the salubrious climate here.

EducationEdit

There is a university here specializing in Veterinary science and there is a special college for catering management. Oriental school of hotel management.

TransportationEdit

Vythiri is 66 km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends. The nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. Night journey is not allowed on this sector as it goes through Bandipur national forest.

Lakkidi HillsEdit

Lakkidi is a small village near Vythiri. It is situated on the entrance to Wayanad district. There is a hotel management college. oriental school of hotel management. and a veterinary university in Lakkidi.

Pookode LakeEdit

Pookode Lake is a fresh water lake with boating facility. It is very popular with tourists coming with children. The lake is 8.5 hectares big and the maximum depth of the water is 6.5 meters.

GalleryEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Vythiri, Kerala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
28.8
(83.8)
30.3
(86.5)
30.1
(86.2)
29.3
(84.7)
25.8
(78.4)
24.4
(75.9)
25.0
(77.0)
26.0
(78.8)
26.6
(79.9)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.2
(81.0)
Average low °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
18.0
(64.4)
19.7
(67.5)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
19.5
(67.1)
19.3
(66.7)
19.5
(67.1)
18.7
(65.7)
17.3
(63.1)
19.2
(66.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
101
(4.0)
226
(8.9)
764
(30.1)
1,348
(53.1)
689
(27.1)
301
(11.9)
251
(9.9)
100
(3.9)
26
(1.0)
3,840
(151.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wayanad Administration.Taluks and villages". Wyd.kerala.gov.in. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Search for any cities or villages in India". IndiaStudyChannel.com. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Vythiri climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Vythiri weather averages - Climate-Data.org". En.climate-data.org. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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