Lakkidi does command an eye-catchy and breathe taking setting and it is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. It is about 58 kms north east of Kozhikode and five kms south of Vythiri. Lakkidi, the gate way of Wayanad, lies atop Thamarassery, a ghat pass at an elevation of 700 m above mean sea level. The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, lush vegetation and the eagle's eye view of the deep valley, with its winding roads, are awe-inspiring. According to history during the colonial rule , lakkidi was once a secret route for local adivasis of wayanad . Later the britishers identified the route. And he asked a adivasi how can he export things such as pepper , spices etc. The tribal or adivasi helped him to find the route way out , at last through the secret route the small way was made . Once british found out the way he was selfish and killed the tribal. Later it was seen that the travellers who pass by the routes have not reached at destination. Hence a priest was called and in a chain his spirit was called, and tied in a small tree. Then it started growing along with tree .Every year there will be a festival also known as utsavam in malayalam . With feast along the roadside of temple .The 12 kms long journey from Adivaram to Lakkidi through ghat road with nine hairpin bends amidst thick forests is a fascinating experience.