|Paithalmala is an enchanting hill station in North Kerala (India), situated about 4,500 feet (1372metres) above sea level near the Kerala-Karnataka border and about 65 kms north-east of Kannur city and 44 kms away from Thaliparampu. It is an ideal spot for trekking as well. There are not many such enchanting hill stations in the region.
These huge mountains lay spread over 500 acres of land enriched with dense forest. One can go by bus up to Kappimala. From there jeep can be driven for three kms. After that, 2 km walk by foot. North of Paithalmala is Kudaku forest. At the base of the mountain, a tourist information center and dormitory have been constructed.
Tourism development in Paithalmala is being taken up as a major scheme by Government of Kerala. The works included the suspension bridge for watching the waterfall, renovation of the watch tower, facilities for camping, trekking path and road widening. The tourism development of Paithalmala is estimated at Rs.2.7 crores.