Pakshipathalam is situated in the Brahmagiri hills at Thirunelli. It is 1740m above sea level. The location of Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary tourist place is about 32 kms from Manathavady town and 66 kms from Kalpetta. This place is the location for very rare species of birds and other wild animals. Trip to this tourist place will be an adventurous one.For tourists who love trekking this is an ideal place because of its steep hills and dense forest. The area of Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary location is also known as trekker’s paradise as trekking is the only way to reach this tourist destination.
The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird's eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breathtaking. Three km from Lakkidi is the Pookot Lake, the natural fresh water lake, spread across 15 acres, one of the rare reservoirs of water in Wayanad. Surrounded on all sides by meadows and hills, it has become a favorite picnic spot. Lakkidi has a heavy rainfall with averaging 600–650 cm annually. It is one of the richest biodiversity areas in the western Ghats. There are a number of species includinglion tailed macque, rare birds, Indian Shag (phalacrocorase fuscicollis), Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Niger), Little Green Heron (Ardeola striatus ), and Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) .