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Kodikuthimala, also known as the Ooty of Malappuram, is a hill station in Vettathur and Thazhekode villages, in Kerala, India. At a height of 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level, it is the highest peak in Amminikkadan hills.


The British hoisted their flag on this hilltop during a survey, thus getting the name Kodikuthimala. Around 70 acres of land in this area is earmarked by the Tourism Department for various projects. Kodikuthimala, at an altitude of 1,713-ft above sea level, has a watch tower that is visited by tourists because of the vantage point it offers. It is located 9 km from Perintalmanna, 32 km from Malappuram, 66 km from Palakkad and 82 km from Calicut.


Location: Kodikuthimala is located about 40 kilometers from Malappuram town and around 70 kilometers from Kozhikode (Calicut) city. It’s nestled in the Western Ghats and offers picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.


Natural Beauty: The hill station is known for its lush greenery, rolling hills, tea and coffee plantations, and scenic landscapes. The serene and tranquil environment makes it a perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation.


Trekking and Adventure: Kodikuthimala is a favorite destination for trekkers and adventure seekers. There are several trekking trails that wind through the hills and plantations, offering trekkers a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region up close.


Flora and Fauna: The region is rich in biodiversity and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It’s a great place for birdwatching and observing local wildlife.


Tea and Coffee Plantations: The hill station is known for its tea and coffee plantations. Visitors can often take guided tours of these plantations to learn about the cultivation and processing of these popular beverages.


Viewpoints: Kodikuthimala offers several viewpoints from where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The sunrise and sunset views from these points are particularly stunning.

Accessibility: The hill station is accessible by road from Perinthalmanna and other nearby towns. The journey to Kodikuthimala involves traveling through winding roads that take you through scenic landscapes.

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