Hotels in Vagamon: Vanilla County, Ananya Hill Resorts.Vagamon Heights, Windshadows Guest House.
PALAKKAD (PALGHAT) DISTRICT
Nelliyampathy (52 km south of Nenmara): This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hairpin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the Sahya Ranges. Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view of about one third the area of Palakkad district.
Hotels in Nelliyampathy : Greenland Farmhouse, ITL Resort
Attappady (38 km northeast of Mannarghat): A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests, Attappady is of great interest to anthropologists. This is the habitat of many tribals like the Irulars and Mudugas. The Malieswaram peak is worshipped as a gigantic Siva linga by the Adivasis who also celebrate the Sivarathri festival with great fervour.
Dhoni (15 km from Palakkad) : It takes a three-hour trek from the base of the Dhoni hills, to reach this reserve forest area with its small, beautiful waterfall. This hill country is the delight of trekkers.
KOZHIKODE (CALICUT) DISTRICT
Peruvannamuzhi (60 km from Kozhikode) : The Peruvannamuzhi dam site set amid hills is a beautiful picnic spot. The reservoir here provides facilities for speedboat and row boat cruises. Uninhabited islands, a bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place.
Tusharagiri (50 km from Kozhikode) : Famous for its trekking tracks, Tusharagiri is located near Vythiri in Wayanad. Trekkers start early in the morning from the second waterfall at Tusharagiri and climb uphill through the pristine, evergreen dense forests populated with exotic birds and wild animals to reach Vythiri by evening.
Vythiri (100 km (5 hours) from Kozhikode): Tucked away at the northeastern tip of Kerala, this quaint lime hill station about 1300 m above sea level is renowned for its coffee, tea, cardamom, pepper and rubber plantations. Mist-capped mountains and breathtaking scenery dominate other tourist attractions.
Hotels in Vythri :Green Magic Nature Resort, Jungle Park,Vythri Resort,Greeshmam Resort, Rain Country Resort, Stream Valley Cottages.
Pakshipathalam (10 km from Thirunelly) : This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary.
Chembra Peak (14 km west of Kalpetta) : At 2100 m above mean sea level, Chembra is the highest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.
Lakkidi (55 km east of Kozhikode/5 km south of Vythiri) Lakkidi, the gateway to Wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level, at the crest of the Thamarasseri Ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luxuriant forests add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.
Pookot Lake : This perennial freshwater lake, nestled among wooded hills, is the only one of its kind in Kerala. Boating facilities, a children's park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are among the tourist facilities available here. The lake is 3 km south of Vythiri Resorts.
KANNUR (CANNANORE) DISTRICT
Pythal Mala (65 km from Kannur town): This 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.
Ezhimala (50 km from Kannur) : The beautiful beach here has a hillock nearby (286 m high). Ezhimala also has a Naval Academy.
KASARAGOD (KASARGOD) DISTRICT
Ranipuram (55 km from Kasaragod) : Situated 750 m above sea level, Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation - evergreen shola woods, monsoon forests and grasslands